Substance Abuse Class

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Alcohol abuse can put the elderly at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulties in breathing. Alcohol-related illnesses are a major cause of premature death. Among persons older than 65, moderate and heavy drinkers are 16 times more likely than nondrinkers to die of suicide. Less than half of alcoholics over 65 are diagnosed, […]

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H.E.L.P. Hosts Autumn Sunset 2019 Dinner to Thank Supporters

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H.E.L.P. Board Treasurer, Michael Barth, and his wife Honeya, opened their ocean front Portuguese Bend Beach Club home for a lovely reception and sit down dinner, dining alfresco to thank volunteers, Advisors, and Major Donors for their support. Executive Director Britt Huff gave an overview of programs and services provided to seniors over the past […]

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Helpful Website Resources for Fall Prevention

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National Institute on Aging Fall-Proofing Your Home Prevent Falls and Fractures Exercises Osteoporosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Important Facts About Falls What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls Stay Independent: Prevent Falls National Council on Aging This information is shared with permission of the National […]

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H.E.L.P. Goes Wild Fundraising for Seniors

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This year H.E.L.P. celebrated its annual fundraiser with a Wild, Wild West theme, which brought out many fun costumes. Guests were greeted at the door with complimentary champagne and appetizers, and the opportunity to browse through the many wonderful silent auction baskets beautifully presented by Gala Chair, Nancy Scott, and her committee. H.E.L.P. Board Chair, […]

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Don’t Miss the Next “Seniors – Don’t Be Scammed” Presentation

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Join H.E.L.P. , Keep-Safe and other resource vendors at the Torrance Police Department’s presentation of “Seniors -Don’t Be Scammed”.  Learn lots of important information about keeping you and your loved ones safe from predators who are trying to separate you from your information and money.  The program is free, no reservations required and light refreshments […]

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SAVE THE DATE – 2016 Sandwich Generation Forum

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Join H.E.L.P. at the KNX 10.70 “A Sandwich Generation Forum: Caring for Loved Ones From Aging Parents to Growing Children” on October 1, 2016. The event is sponsored by KNX 10.70 radio.   Free Admission – 25 Speakers, Breakouts, Resource Expo, Food News live, Food Trucks and Health Screenings.  See calendar for more details.   […]

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H.E.L.P. Honors Longtime Volunteers

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H.E.L.P. Honorees Left to right, H.E.L.P. Executive Director Britt Huff (back row), with H.E.L.P.’s 2016 award recipients: Sharon Ryan, Sharon Guthrie, and Sherry May Published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News 6/23/16 Sharon Guthrie, Sharon Ryan and Sherry May were recognized at Healthcare and Elder Law Programs’ 20th Anniversary gala celebration June 10 at the […]

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CELEBRATE SUMMER 2016 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

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  H.E.L.P.’s 2016 20th Anniversary Celebrate Summer fundraiser gala, themed “Roaring 20’s Great Gatsby Ball”, was a great success, thanks to all our wonderful supporters, donors, and sponsors. The attendees celebrated with a fun reception and silent auction with lively 20’s music provided by DJ Tony Aguilar.  Bidding was brisk.  This was followed by a […]

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H.E.L.P. Receives Grant from HomeStreet Bank

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     Evelyn Salinas, who is a member of the H.E.L.P. Board of Directors, has been actively involved in H.E.L.P.’s efforts to expand its community classes in the South Bay to support seniors in more low income areas.  HomeStreet Bank has been very supportive of these community outreach efforts.  Britt Huff noted that the advantage of […]

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Autumn Sunset 2015, H.E.L.P. Fall Fundraiser

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The October H.E.L.P. Fall fundraiser, Autumn Sunset, was a fun opportunity for longtime friends and supporters to get together to celebrate the work of H.E.L.P. It was also wonderful to make so many new friends. True to its theme, H.E.L.P. supporters were treated to a colorful sunset overlooking the panoramic harbor -to-ocean view at the […]

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H.E.L.P. Celebrate Summer 2015 Gala Raises Funds for Senior Services

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H.E.L.P.’s annual  Celebrate Summer dinner-dance fundraiser, hosted at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, was a fun opportunity for supporters to dress up for “The Golden Age of Hollywood” theme. The Ralph Scriba Family was the Grand Presenting Sponsor and the Diamond sponsor was Toyota Motor Sales, USA.  At the entry, guests encountered life-sized cutouts of […]

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H.E.L.P. Supporters enjoy “Autumn Sunset” Fall Fundraiser

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H.E.L.P. hosted its very successful Fall 2014 Fundraiser, “Autumn Sunset,” at the beautiful oceanfront home of Lisa and Chuck Noski on a balmy October evening.   The proceeds from the wine-tasting event, with light supper, will benefit programs and services for seniors and their families. The event was chaired by H.E.L.P. Board Treasurer, Laura Kauls, CPA., […]

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Grand Masquerade 2013 Was A Huge Success!

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H.E.L.P. hosted its 2013 annual Celebrate Summer dinner-dance fundraiser on June 28 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The event, themed “The Grand Masquerade,” was co-chaired by H.E.L.P. Board Vice Chair Sharon Ryan and Advisory Board member Nancy Scott. They handed out colorful Mardi Gras beads at the door as H.E.L.P. Executive Director, Dr. Britt […]

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Our Services

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Contact H.E.L.P. for Information and Referrals H.E.L.P.’s mainstay operation: offering you resources and information to answer your questions and giving you prioritized direction on where to turn for help. When you need extra time to tell your story, our Community Services Staff will spend time discussing your issues and helping you find options for solutions. […]

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The Modern Patient’s Right to Privacy

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It used to be very clear that communications between a doctor and patient were confidential. However, as the healthcare community started relying on electronic equipment to transfer medical records, different issues arose. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA specifically states its respect for each patient’s right to privacy. But the true […]

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Electronically Transferred Medical Records

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Because of technological advancements, medical information and records are no longer found solely in the treating doctor’s office, but are often transferred electronically to other treatment providers, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies and government programs. As a result, should incorrect information be included in a specific patient’s file, the consequences may be much more far […]

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In Case of Emergency, Who Will Speak for You?

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If you have a medical emergency and become incapacitated or unable to speak for yourself, you will want to make sure that someone else can speak for you. Advance directives are the legal documents that identify the person or persons you have chosen to speak for you should you become incapacitated. Since seniors often have […]

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Be Sure to Get the Right Amount of Sleep

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Although most retired people are not as busy as they used to be, many report that they get very tired during the day, yet have trouble falling asleep at night. The inability to sleep is one of the most common complaints that older adults report to their treating physicians. Seniors who do not get enough […]

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Curb-to-Curb Transportation

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Anyone who cannot drive and has a disability that makes reliance on public transportation difficult may be eligible for assistance from Access Paratransit. To apply, you must call 800-827-0829 (and then Press 1).  You will be asked a few basic questions including, “What places do you usually travel and how often?” If your answers show […]

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Staff

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H.E.L.P. is governed by its Board of Directors. H.E.L.P.’s officers are a Chair of the Board, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The officers are chosen and serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Britt Vanden Eykel-Huff, Ph.D.Executive Director Britt is active in the South Bay community, including local government and schools, as well as […]

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Sorting Things Out as a Surviving Spouse

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Here’s a fairly common picture: During 50+ years of marriage, a husband (we’ll call him George) handles all the banking and investments. George dies. Barbara, his surviving spouse, must now handle unfamiliar financial matters. This is especially difficult in the midst of the grief and other impacts of losing her spouse. Barbara needs to know […]

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Information for Professionals

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Helping Your Clients or Patients Deal with Decisions About Medical Care Many professionals (attorneys, care managers, social workers, doctors, nurses, etc.) help their clients or patients plan ahead to deal with decisions about medical care. Often this involves preparation of a Power of Attorney for Health Care(“PAHC”) by the client or patient (as principal under […]

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