October is the month to wear orange and black-not for the San Francisco Giants (they will miss Bruce Bochy) – but it is the month of Halloween; let’s wear those colors to the general meeting on Oct.15. This is the first of three meetings relating to who will be on our Board in 2020; we will nominate members for the Board at the October meeting, elect them in November, and install them in December. A sincere thanks to Helen Soukoulis, Nancy Tepperman, and Paul Levine for stepping up this past year to fill important Board positions. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is sponsoring a year-end series of events beginning Oct.9 with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) at the San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose. For more information, please call Lynne Kinsey 408/265-4038. AARP California, Bay Area Black Nurses Assn. Inc., and the Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council are sponsoring 3 telephone seminars on Dementia Care during the month of October. For more information, register online at tinyurl.com/AlzTelephoneSeminar or call Karla Fields at 925/444-0474. Just an early heads-up: Orchard City Community Chorus presents its winter holiday concert on Friday Dec. 6 at Campbell United Methodist Church. More information forthcoming.