Museum Program Shares Tips for the Golden Years

By April 12, 2022Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 12, 2022) In Los Altos History Museum’s program “60 is the New 40,” two attorneys from Kramer Radin, LLP will discuss how to prepare for living a longer life emotionally, mentally, and legally. Held in person and on Zoom, the free presentation is slated for Thursday, April 28 at 5:30pm.

Founding Partner of Kramer Radin, LLP, Linda Kramer’s practice has focused on estate planning, trusts, wills, post-mortem trust administration, charitable giving and tax planning. Recently retired after 33 years of practicing law, she is looking forward to her next adventure.

Her daughter, Deborah Kramer Radin, joined the firm in 2001 as a young mother and recent law school graduate, and has stepped into the role of managing partner. In addition to the above, she also specializes in end-of-life planning.

“Now that we’re living longer than ever before, we need to make plans for our golden years at a time when we’re not under stress or experiencing an emergency situation,” said Museum Educator Georgianna Shea. “There are different paths for different people. Some may continue working or start a second career, others might retire and become involved in philanthropic activities, mentoring at schools, or exploring their creativity. The question becomes: What do you do when you retire and are no longer identified with your job?”

Both attorneys will offer their advice on reinventing yourself while transitioning through final life stages.

The program supports the Museum’s current exhibition “Every Winkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” on display through May 8, 2022. Featuring Maud Daujean’s black-and-white portraits of seniors, the exhibition includes videotaped interviews of how these local residents shaped a community.

To register for “60 is the New 40,” visit

Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.


The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. Tours of the J. Gilbert Smith House are available during open hours subject to docent availability. The outdoor agricultural exhibit, gardens and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit:, email, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.


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