South County PDF - 2004

For young and old alike, San Diego is what active living is all about. With the sun, the sea, the mountains and the desert, San Diego's beauty is unmatched and the potential for adventure seems limitless. Join The Daily Transcript as we provide you the information that will hopefully inspire you to explore and take advantage of all the activities and resources available to you here, in America's Finest City.

  • 2004 Active Living list of advertisers

    A-1 Hearing Aid Centers

  • Calendar of Events

    This list was compiled with the aid of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. For a complete list of events throughout the year, contact the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau or your local Chamber of Commerce.

  • Make sure you're doing all you can to plan for retirement

    It could be said that this is the best of times and the worst of times when it comes to Americans and retirement. Despite the fact that household wealth is currently at a record $44 trillion, a surprising number of people - working and retired - are woefully unprepared for their financial futures.

  • Enjoy your computer for your hobby and life

    Did you finally achieve the point in your life when you can do "what I want" not "what I should?" Have you found the things that bring you the deepest feelings of a fulfilled life and happiness? If yes, we believe that you are in the active living phase. If not, just forget about any boundaries and research new opportunities.

  • SOS Phone offers peace of mind

    Now more than ever, peace of mind and security have become of utmost importance to us. In today's world we are dealing with issues like the uncertainty of future terrorism, rising crime and auto theft, and urban street gangs; and this is only a small sample of situations that can threaten our safety and security. But, today we also have mobile security devices that we can take with us wherever we go. Cellular phones are everywhere now, and it seems that almost everyone has one.

  • Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino partners with SkyQuest Charters

    Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino and SkyQuest Charters are proud to present an all-new charter program serving cities nationwide from the Laughlin/Bullhead City International Airport.

  • Exploring the Reuben H. Fleet

    The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the first of its kind in Southern California, opened its doors on March 10, 1973. The non-profit museum, located in Balboa Park, has been on the forefront of science and technology, presenting the community with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and attractions.

  • The advantages of smallness

    Small is beautiful. Advantages gained in a small care environment are simply unmatched in a large facility setting.

  • 'I hate to put my mother in a nursing home'

    "From what you've told me, she shouldn't need a nursing home. She could live quite well in a residential care facility for much less money, with a lifestyle and environment that is far superior. It is much more home-like; people can get more privacy and comfort, and there are more caregivers per resident than nurses per patient in the nursing homes.

  • California Home Care marks a decade of compassion and service

    A decade ago, California Home Care (CHC) president Margarette Borg recognized a need for affordable, quality home care for San Diegans. Since the beginning, CHC has been committed to providing the most professional care available.

  • What do you hear?

    It is estimated that over 20 million Americans, young and old alike, are affected by some form of hearing impairment. All too many go through life with their hearing troubles unchecked and untreated. Yet, with all the advancements in hearing aid technology there is no need, no excuse to live in a world unnecessarily muted.

  • Affordable hearing for the South Bay

    Located within Paradise Valley Hospital Outpatient Pavilion, South Bay Hearing Aid Center Inc. is a breath of fresh air. This office itself speaks of patient education and of help for those with hearing impairment. Amy M. Bryan, M.A., CCC-A, Audiologist and CEO of this South Bay business, prides herself on providing "excellent, affordable, family-oriented services and products" to our community. Testing can be provided in Spanish, English or Tagalog to best serve our patients.

  • The evolution of investing

    Hundreds of years ago, saving money was as simple as stashing gold coins in a leather pouch.

  • When adult day care services are an excellent choice

    As our lifespan lengthens, health care for the aging population becomes a challenge facing almost everyone at one point in life. Nearly one out of every four households is involved in caregiving to persons 50 or older.

  • Class is in session at OASIS

    OASIS is a national, nonprofit education organization designed to enable people age 50 and over to continue to grow intellectually, improve their health and volunteer in the community. Each trimester, the two OASIS centers in San Diego County offer about 350 classes in the arts, sciences, humanities, wellness and computer technology. Most classes last about two hours and cost around $3 per session.

  • American Lung Association launches Web site

    The American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties is launching a new Web site to recognize businesses and organizations throughout San Diego County that choose to be tobacco-free. The new Web site,, will launch in June.

  • Why your choice of trustee matters

    As you plan for your own and your family's financial future, you may be considering the creation of a trust. If you decide a trust is needed, you will have to choose a trustee to administer it.

  • Chula Vista RV Resort enjoys Five Star reputation

    The Chula Vista RV Resort & Marina is nestled on beautiful San Diego Bay and is more than proud of its continual Five Star rating from Woodall's and a 10 - 9.5 - 9 rating from Trailer Life magazine.

  • Adult Protective Services providing ADHC services for 30 years

    In the 1970s, studies showed that the majority of nursing home residents were there because other alternatives were not available. Community resources were scarce and family/caregivers were overwhelmed with the burden of caring for their disabled loved ones.

  • Get all your mobility needs handled at one store

    Ability Center Inc., the West Coast's largest mobility company, offers San Diegans a "one stop shop" alternative for their mobility equipment needs. The San Diego-based company has over 25 years of experience. It offers wheelchair-accessible new and used vans, rental vans, adaptive driving equipment, wheelchairs, power-wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, home care medical supplies and more. They also have locations to assist the Orange County and Las Vegas communities.

  • The Patrician offers wide variety of programs for active seniors

  • Taking fitness to extremes twice as fun for twins

    Barbara Warren and her identical twin sister, Angelika Drake, didn't get into endurance sports until they were in their 40s. But their fashionably late start didn't hold the former models back.

  • Today's seniors are serious about their dining experience

  • Pursuing fitness in San Diego

    It's hard to imagine a better place than San Diego for older adults to stay -- or get -- fit. Whether they want to take advantage of the unbeatable year-round climate or prefer to exercise indoors, join a team or go solo, they have an almost endless array of fitness options to choose from.

  • La Vida Real among nation's best for senior housing

  • Near or far, travel for seniors is more accessible, affordable

    China. Morocco. Ireland. Brazil. What's your dream vacation?

  • Active retirees have zest for learning

    Retirement can be an exciting time of personal growth and fulfillment. Some take advantage of their free time to pursue new interests. Others rekindle a passion for a hobby or activity that had to be put aside when priorities like raising a family or building a career came first.