Published October 24th, 2012
business briefs
10th Annual National Memory Screening Day
Aegis of Moraga, 950 Country Club Drive, Moraga, (925) 478-7327
Senior Helpers of Contra Costa in association with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Aegis of Moraga will hold free, confidential memory screenings from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 at Aegis of Moraga to mark the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's 10th annual National Memory Screening Day. The event is part of the foundation's annual initiative to conduct memory screenings to promote proper detection of memory problems, especially among seniors. No appointment is necessary, a memory screening averages between five and 10 minutes and consists of questions and tasks to assess memory. Educational materials will be available to help those who may require some follow-up help. "We are organizing this event as a tool families can use in determining whether their loved ones are showing signs of memory problems and whether they should possibly have a follow-up appointment with their family doctor," said Kevin Reneau of Senior Helpers. "It also helps bring attention to a condition that affects almost all of us, whether it be a family member, a friend or somebody we know."

Juice Box Heroes Wins Best Picks,
Local Dads Craig and Scott Coane, founders of the local group Juice Box Heroes, announced that their 3-CD Juice "Box Set" has won a Dr. Toy Award for Best Picks of 2012. The set, which features all three of their CDs (No Sugar Added, Loose Tooth and Raise Your Snack), has been their best seller this year. Juice Box Heroes records kids' fun songs with '80s tunes that appeal to parents. The quality of their work has led to a constant growth since they started the group in 2009. The CDs can be purchased on their website.

Orthopedic Surgeon Expands in Lafayette, 3717 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 284 5300
Bay Area Development Company completed 504 funding for East Bay Shoulder Clinic and Sports Rehabilitation, Inc. in Lafayette. The financing allowed the medical practice of Kirk Jensen, MD, to purchase a 14,305 square foot commercial space on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Jensen began his surgical career at UCSF Hospital in 1995. In 2005 he opened his private medical practice in Oakland, specializing in the treatment of shoulder and sports injuries. In 2008 and 2009, Jensen opened two separate locations in Lafayette to help meet patient demand for his services, focusing on shoulder injuries and care, a rare niche in the area. As a result, his practice has grown considerably over the years, largely because of referrals. For the sake of efficiency and quality of care, Jensen wanted to give up his two leased locations in Lafayette and consolidate into one larger space where he can offer on-site physical therapy and x-ray services.

Alain Pinel Realtors Adds to Orinda Team
2 Theatre Square, Orinda, (925) 258-1111
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) announced the addition of Karen Richardson and the Karen Richardson Group to its team in the Orinda Office. Richardson joins APR from Coldwell Banker where she was named a member of their Diamond Society for the past eight years. Richardson has 10 years experience in real estate and specializes in the Lamorinda area and is a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Contra Costa Association of Realtors, and California Department of Real Estate.

News from the three Chambers of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting for Kathleen Burke Design, Inc. from 5 to 5:30 p.m., 3449A Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Coffee with the Mayor from 8 to 9 a.m. October 26 at the Chamber.

20th Annual Reservoir Run from 6:30 to 10 a.m. October 28. More info at (See article page Ax)

Healthy Lifestyles Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 5 at Oakwood Athletic Club, 4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd. The Chamber is partnering with Healthwise Chiropractic Center, LamorindaWeb and Oakwood Athletic Club to bring the first fair of this kind in Lafayette.

Chamber Mixer at the Moraga Art Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. October 30, 518 Center St, Moraga (next to TJ Maxx).

Julia Hoang DDS, Lamorinda Dental Care hosts an Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. November 1 in her new office at 533 Moraga Rd, suite 240.

Chamber Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. November 2 at the Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda. Guest Speaker: Amer Bata: California Department of Transportation Supervisor & Bay Bridge Engineer. Cost: $30, online at

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