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Join C. Jake and Doug Colliflower of Altadena Realty Group for a free seminar, where we will discuss everything from downsizing, preparing to sell your home, financial planning, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to get expert advice all in one place. Refreshments and raffle prizes included!

Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 10:45am

Doors open at 8:30am

(Light Breakfast and Coffee provided)

Cost: Free, however registration is required and seating is limited

Location: Altadena Community Center

730 E. Altadena Drive

Altadena, CA 91001

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Topics included:

  • What to do with the equity from your home after the sale

  • Taking the confusion out of finding the right senior community

  • How to overcome the fear and anxiety when facing a major life change

  • How to overcome fear when facing a move

  • How to navigate and prepare for a move from your long time home

Additional Experts will be on site to answer your questions about: Staging a home, Reverse Mortgages, Moving and Relocation Services, In Home Care Services, and more.




Howard Raff | Financial Planner

Howard Raff is an Independent Financial Advisor with Diversified Securities, Inc. He helps clients strive to accumulate wealth during their working years to provide reliable income upon Retirement. Howard is in his thirty-eighth year as a business owner. Prior to his eighteen year career as a Financial Advisor, he was a Podiatrist in Private Practice for twenty years. He has lived in the same house in Altadena for over thirty years and has a wife and daughter. He has been an active Rotarian Howard for over thirty-six years, having served as President of two Rotary Clubs, Pasadena and Covina Sunrise. He currently serves on the Board of the Pasadena Rotary Foundation. He has been active with The Cancer Support Community is Pasadena and has served as President of the Board.


Frank Cunningham | CarePatrol

Frank considers his ultimate “calling” to be helping seniors and their families navigate the often times challenging process of finding the best possible senior living scenarios. He listens carefully to all of his client’s needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as; Independent Living, Assisted Senior Housing, Memory Care or In-Home Care.

Frank went through the same daunting experience recently when he helped find care for a friend in Long Beach.  This experience gave him the passion that he has today to help families.

Frank has spent years in Pasadena which is in the San Gabriel Valley of California and loves living in the area because of its diversity and eclectic lifestyle. Frank is happily married and has three adult children and eight grandchildren. During the second part of his life, he has discovered he has a passion for helping seniors and feels he acts as a kind of real estate broker, therapist and spiritual director in helping them find safe and secure facilities to live in. He is very active in the community, supporting various causes supporting seniors and is on the board of directors of two non-profits and an active Rotarian.

Prior to CarePatrol, Frank had a career as the COO of a credit union for over 42 years.


Karen Saliba | Psychoanalyst

Karen Saliba is a psychoanalyst who has worked in Private Practice for over 30 years.  She loves working with adults who are in transition.  She works with individuals and couples when their kids go off to school or college, when they have a new relationship or new job, or when they are transitioning to a new living situation. Karen is interested in helping people through these difficult times.  There can be fears, anxieties, and apprehensions that get in the way when we are facing the unknown.  It is important to have support during these exciting but also stressful transitions.


Karen grew up locally and recently went through the moving process with her elderly parents when they transitioned into a local retirement home.  That first hand experience helped inform her of all the steps in the process and the feelings that come with it.  


C. Jake and Doug Colliflower | Real Estate

Doug Colliflower and C. Jake bring their combined 35 years of hands-on, real estate experience and deep love and understanding of Altadena to every transaction, approaching each client with integrity, reliability in communication, and transparency. When you choose Altadena Realty Group, you will feel confident and cared for throughout the most significant personal and financial decisions of your life!

Expert Exhibitors


Don McCue

Reverse Mortgages Plus

Half the world’s wealth is in real estate – we offer 22 years experience as licensed financial advisors and mortgage brokers to your real estate finance strategies to protect and grow your overall wealth for retirement and long-term care planning…Reverse or conventional loan approvals for refinance or new purchases.

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Dan Chapman

Affordable Quality Moving

& Storage (AQMS)

AQMS is a local husband & wife moving company.  We are the National Van Lines agent for the San Gabriel Valley and we are #1 out of 220+ National Van Lines agents.  Most of our movers have been with us for years.  We make sure we keep the good ones.  We are efficient, friendly & safe.  My goal is to fully inform you about the options for your move.

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Dorothy Brooks

Terraces at Park Marino

Dorothy Brooks is the Director of Community Relations for the Terraces at Park Marino, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Pasadena where she has worked for the past seven years.  Prior to that she worked as Director of Community Relations at Sunrise Senior Living in Studio City.

For nine and a half years she has worked with Seniors and their families assisting them in the process of moving into an Assisted living and all the decisions and concerns inherent in that transition. 

She is also the Community Liaison for the Terraces and she continues to interact with Professionals dealing with the Senior Population on a daily basis-: Physicians, Nurses, Social workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Care Managers, Personal Home Care companies and Elder Care Lawyers to name a few.

She is membership Director for MAPS-SGV and serves on their Board, a member of the Fiduciary Roundtable of Pasadena, The Women’s Council of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital , the Alzheimer’s Task Force and the Altadena Rotary Club. She is dedicated to being a resource for all seniors and their families.

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Martha Doherty

Nest Egg Dwelling

After 30 years of working for a premium master planned community developer, Martha became concerned with the sterile nature of community development and the environmental impact of suburban sprawl. With these concerns in mind, she left real estate development to pursue nonprofit 

management. Now, California’s innovative solutions to its housing crisis have brought her back. The State of California has passed several laws to force each locality to fulfill this need. One rule forces every local government to ease the development of Accessory Dwelling Units, and Martha has NEST EGG DWELLING to help homeowners’ develop their own Accessory Dwelling Units.

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Lorine M. Stoikowitz

Gentle Transitions of California

Lorine originally chose Gentle Transitions of California, a family-owned special relocation company, as a career change when she was hired as a Move Manager in November, 2006, by GT’s owner, Greg Gunderson.

However, as the company’s need for marketing became evident, she quickly agreed to represent this remarkable pioneer of the senior relocation industry.  

Lorine has served as Regional Marketing Director for the past 11+ years, during which time the company has expanded out of the South Bay area and now covers San Diego to San Francisco.

Lorine and her husband, Tom, live in the Bradbury area of Southern California; having moved from Pasadena by Gentle Transitions several years ago.  They enjoy Tom’s growing vehicle collection; entertaining friends & walking ‘the Bradbury path’ before dawn! 

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