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 By Steve Pastis    News    September 1, 2017 

Kings County Works within Budget to Fight Elder Abuse

"We have plans to invest in elder abuse issues," said Kings County District Attorney Keith L. Fagundes. The current effort is currently grouped with other crimes such as insurance fraud. Unlike neighb...

 

Visalia Senior Center to Host Fall Open House on September 13

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House at 310 N. Locust St. Visalia, on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

 
 By Ken Cruickshank    News    September 1, 2017 

When a Claim is Denied

When a claim is denied, it is usually because the veteran is missing one of the elements for any service-connected disability claim. If the VA denies your claim and you feel there is sufficient...

 
 By Steve Pastis    News    September 1, 2017 

'Six-Bed Bill' Aims to Streamline Facility Regulations

"Six-bed facilities are the wave of the future," said California State Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). "This is where many of our moms and dads are. Eighty percent of residential care...

 
 By Larry Kast    News    July 1, 2017

Medicare Changes Intended to Thwart Potential Scammers

In an effort to reduce identity theft and fraud, the nation's 60 million Medicare enrollees will be receiving new cards next year, and are being warned to watch for an inevitable increase in scams...

 
 By Steve Pastis    News    July 1, 2017

Flag Ceremony Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

An Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony was held at Government Plaza in Visalia on June 6, which was attended by about 70 people. Speakers included Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete...

 

Quick News & Updates

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that in late April the first confirmed illness in California this season due to West Nile virus occurred in Kings County. An illness caused by the virus was reported in Visalia in May....

 
 By Ken Cruickshank    News    July 1, 2017

Vet Centers

Congress established the Vet Center Program in 1979 because a significant number of Vietnam veterans had problems readjusting to civilian life. They are community based, and in some cases (including...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

New Quail Park Facility Under Construction in NW Visalia

Living Care Lifestyles and local partners have joined forces to build and operate a new senior living community at the intersection of Demaree and Flagstaff in northwest Visalia. "Our research...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

'Senior Day in the Park' Set for Friday, May 12 at Mooney Grove

The 48th Annual Senior Day in the Park, a free event for seniors, their families and caregivers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at Mooney Grove Park. This year's theme is "Sock...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

Elder Abuse Survey Expected to Reveal Gaps in Services

A survey of senior service providers and senior care providers is currently being conducted by the Tulare County Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team and Adria Navarro, Ph.D., LCSW, assistant professor...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

Proclamations to Mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Month

Each year, an estimated five million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion annually due to elder financial...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

2017 Alzheimer's Walk Seeks Teams, Volunteers, Sponsors

Walkers, team captains, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the 2107 Visalia Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will be held on Saturday October 14, at Mooney Grove Park, beginning at 8 a.m. The Walk...

 
 By Steve Pastis    News    March 1, 2017

Farmersville City Council Decides CDBG Senior Services Programs

On January 23, the Farmersville City Council decided how to use the $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the city was awarded to help pay for senior services over the next two years....

 

Visalia Senior Center Spring Open House Set for April 5

The Annual Visalia Parks & Recreation Department's Visalia Senior Center Spring Open House will be held at the Visalia Senior Center, 310 N. Locust Street in Visalia, on Wednesday, April 5 from...

 

First Flu Fatality in Tulare County

A Tulare County resident has died from an influenza-related infection. Flu numbers have increased and because the flu can have serious, life threatening effects, including death, everyone should prote...

 

Elderly Crash Test Dummies Help Protect Senior Drivers

Humanetics Designs has created an elderly crash test dummy to better protect senior drivers. Developments over the past decades have resulted in very advanced dummies like THOR and WorldSID for...

 

'Celebrating the Caregiver' Set for March 4

"Celebrating the Caregiver," an educational forum for family caregivers and healthcare professionals, will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at People's Church, 7172 N. Cedar Ave....

 

Beware of Medicare Fraud

Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. - regardless of background - robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can b...

 

Call Reassurance Now Serving Kings County

The new Call Reassurance (CARE) service is now serving seniors in Kings County. "It is installed; it is up and running; and it has been tested," said Kings County Sheriff's Department Commander Kris Z...

 

WANTED: Volunteers in Patrol for the Tulare County Sheriff's Office

In February of 1993, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department formed Volunteers in Patrol (VIP), the first volunteer unit to support its growing needs. This new branch of law enforcement was created to...

 

Farmersville City Council to Discuss Senior Grant

The Farmersville City Council is expected to make a decision about how to spend its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at one of its January meetings, according to Farmersville Mayor Paul Boyer. The State of California approved a CDBG for the...

 

NEWS BRIEFS

Bids for Lemoore Senior Center Rejected In 2015, the City of Lemoore was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,419,391 to repair its 25-year-old senior facility to bring it up to code and provide long-term energy...

 

Open Arms House 'Breaks Ground' in Visalia

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting on December 6 at the Open Arms House, a hospice house scheduled to open in Visalia in 2017. (See article in our Nov.-Dec. issue.)...

 

Partnerships Make 2016 Stockings for Senior Citizens Drive a Success

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging thanks community members and Tulare County employees who donated items, large and small, to the Stockings for Senior Citizens Project. The Stockings for Senior...

 

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