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Pleasanton Senior Center reopens after makeover

Original post made on Jul 9, 2014

Major renovations and new amenities completed at the Pleasanton Senior Center were unveiled to the public this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:28 AM

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Posted by Shak
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

We moved from Fremont and always thought Pleasanton senior center was the best in the area and it is good to know that they have made it better. Thank you Pleasanton weekly for publishing this article.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Don't we do enough for theses "seniors" already? Stop taking my tax dollars! How many tax breaks did this thing get? We've got too many "seniors" in Pleasanton already. The last thing we need is more. I'm sick of it!


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I should also add that this money could have been spent encourage more high tech business to move to Pleasanton, and to build more housing for their workers and families. That will improve the economy and schools.


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Posted by #Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Now if that's not cool I don't know what is. I can hardly wait to pop in and put my feet up on something comfy.

I don't visit often but I greatly appreciate the work that accomplished...well done!

HOORAY SENIOR CENTER! VIVA SENIOR CITIZENS! VIVA!


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Posted by Confused...
a resident of Avila
on Jul 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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Posted by #Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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Posted by Mac
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Do too much for seniors? I think someone needs to rethink their economics. Seniors pay property taxes on their homes and sales taxes just like the rest of us. What they don't do is require as much law enforcement and prosecution for crimes, reckless driving or marital disputes. They also help pay for our schools without having children using the resources, thus improving our schools for the children of others. Florida long ago learned that seniors contribute more, both financially and culturally, than they consume and work hard to attract more. Whatever Pleasanton can do to attract and retain seniors will be a benefit for the entire city.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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Posted by Curious
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:45 pm

When senior citizens are filling up most of the seats in your government, where do you think your tax dollars will be spent?


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 11, 2014 at 6:55 am

Mac,

Thank you. You are right on.
Jake must not have parents or grand parents.
Life is very short.
Jake will spin a different opinion down the road.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

I do have children and maybe soon grandchildren. Mac's comments were way off. For one, look at accident statistics for octogenarians, then tell me again how they cost society less.

More importantly, look at Medicare and social security.

We do enough for seniors. Let's talk about improving our schools and infrastructure.


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Posted by #Cholo
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

The government forced the contract down our throats, social security and Medicare taxes through our payrolls. I paid the social security taxes for fifty six years and Medicare taxes for forty four years.

The contract is now due and payable.
So, pay up.

If the government would return all of that I paid in, I would not have a need for social security or Medicare in my senior years.

Medicare is basically worthless, it is necessary that seniors purchase supplemental Medicare insurance, plus dental, plus vision, etc.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

Kaiser has excellent health plans for seniors and for a small monthly fee, one can also have dental and eye care.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Pleasanton Senior Center/SERVICES:

Web Link

I must admit that many of the senior's that utilize services at the center are WAY COOL and i mean it!

VIVA THE SENIOR CENTER! VIVA!


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

"The contract is now due and payable."

That is, of course, ridiculous. We signed no contract. We paid taxes. There was no contract.

"If the government would return all of that I paid in, I would not have a need for social security or Medicare in my senior years."

But retirees, on average, take about three times as much back from Social Security and Medicare than they put in. That is the problem. Future generations will see much less, if any, unless something is changed.

We do enough for seniors already. We need to improve out schools and infrastructure.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

Jake stinks.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

Medicare is not free, I pay the Federal Government a monthly premium, in addition because of the unworthiness of Medicare, its lack of coverage. It is necessary that I purchase a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, it is not cheep. I also purchase dental, vision, also not cheep.

I will never get back three times what I paid into social security and Medicare taxes through payroll deductions. I will have to live past eighty-five to get back what I paid in to Social Security. If I lived to be 100 wears old, I will not get back what I paid into Medicare and what I continue to pay into Medicare.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

"I will never get back three times what I paid into social security and Medicare taxes through payroll deductions."

How do you know what your medical expenses will be in the future? Your numbers don't add up, unless you prove to be a special case. With the current system, on average, people take out 3 times what they put in.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

i have no idea how much $ the MA has put in and i care less...hope the system goes bankrupt by the time he's ready to retire...i do my best to receive every benefit that i'm entitled to...that's how the system works for me...you outta try it...keep going back it works!


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