Useful Websites/Books

John Wooden Center Building
Following is a select list of works compiled, both educational and informational, relevant to the retirement experience.

Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life by Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan (Avery, 2010)

Encore: Find Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life by Marc Freedman (PublicAffairs, 2007)

The Encore Career Handbook:  How to Make a Difference in the Second Half of Life by Marci Alboher (Workman Publishing, 2013)

Leap! What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives? by Sara Davidson (Random House, 2007)

Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women by Bernice Bratter and Helen Dennis (Scribner 2008)

Sixty, Sex, & Tango: Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer by Joan Moran (, 2010)

Smart Women Don't Retire, They Break Free by the Transition Network and Gail Rentsch (Springboard 2008)

The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young by Gary Small, M.D. (Hyperion, 2002)

The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep your Brain and Body Young by Gary Small, M.D. (Hyperion, 2004)

The Third Chapter:  Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50 by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, December 2009)

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement by Richard N. Bolles and John Nelson (Ten Speed Press, 2007)

Local Food Banks & Pantries:

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, California 90058
Phone: 323) 234-3030

Westside Food Bank
1710 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828-6016

Feeding America Food Bank resources in California:

Campus Resources:
Fall Harvest Feast
This annual turkey dinner provides a warm meal as well as food and supplies to take away during the long weekend for up to 100 needy UCLA students and their families. This event has been created and produced through volunteer time of staff and students of UCLA, and the food, venue, centerpieces, music, and other supplies are donated through various campus departments, student organizations, and volunteers. The event is supported by the UCLA Volunteer CenterBruin Resource CenterCommunity Programs OfficeWesley FoundationUniversity Religious ConferenceOffice of Residential Life, and Swipes for the Homeless.

CPO Food Closet
UCLA Student Activities Center
The Community Programs Office Food Closet was created in 2009 for any UCLA student in need.  It is a resource to nourish students through the difficult moments in their lives. See attached for a one-sheet flyer.

580 Café |
580 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone: (310) 909-4471
The 580 Café is a place where you can grab something quick to eat, hang out, study, free food, wifi and more. Lunch on the Patio every Monday and Tuesday 11am-1pm- hot/cold/vegetarian options. All free all the time.

Following is a list of websites related to aging and retirement.