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Seniors in Ukraine Most Impacted by Russian Invasion

Older people in Ukraine have been disproportionately impacted by death and injury during Russia's invasion and are unable to access housing on an equal basis with others after... — Updated 1/3/2023

Exeter Cemetery District Considers Options After Second Ballot Defeat

Measure U was the Exeter Public Cemetery District's parcel tax measure and plea for help to the community that appeared on the local ballot in both June and November. It was placed... — Updated 1/3/2023

Romance Scammers Prey Online on Lonely Seniors

Kathy Waters, executive director and co-founder of Advocating Against Romance Scammers, advises people not to befriend someone online unless you know them. "Unfortunately, there... — Updated 1/3/2023

Local Kidney Patient Advocate Maria Grijalva to be Honored

Kidney patient advocate Maria Elena Grijalva has been fighting for people who are at the greatest risk of kidney disease ever since she received a kidney transplant 36 years ago.... — Updated 1/3/2023

New Site Selected for Proposed Care Facility

Plans to transform the Goodwill store at 2240 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia into a senior daily care facility have been changed. Instead of remodeling the existing Goodwill store... — Updated 1/3/2023

Current Influenza Season Differs from Recent Years

The 2022 flu season is different from recent flu seasons, according to Tulare County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught. “During the 2020 and 2021 flu seasons, most people were using masks while in indoor spaces, which served to... — Updated 1/3/2023

Can Being Scammed Have Long-Term Effects on Men's Health?

“Grandpa, do you know who this is? Please don’t tell anyone, but I’m in trouble and need money right away.” So begins one of the most common scams targeting older adults. For older men in particular, getting tricked by a... — Updated 1/3/2023

Ground Observer Corps – Looking Skyward for America

World War II brought out love of country in so many ways in America. Thousands of young men and women joined the armed forces and, on the home front, many civilians made countless... — Updated 1/3/2023

New Year, New Fitness Routines for Older Adults

Gyms tend to be full the first week of January as people set out on their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. By the end of the month, however, the crowds have usually thinned. For older adults, the new year is as good a... — Updated 1/3/2023

Helpful Garden Tips for January and February

Happy New Year! Hopefully, January is a month of continuing snow, rain, fog and misty mornings. Although plant growth slows down in the cold soils of winter, some growth continues,... — Updated 1/3/2023

Heart of Seniors Returns to Visalia Wyndham Hotel

The Heart of Seniors Expo & Fashion Show, hosted by the Senior Coalition, will be held on Thursday, February 16, at the Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia. The... — Updated 1/3/2023

Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging Provides Support for Seniors

(This is the first in a series of articles about supportive services for local seniors that will appear in The Good Life.) The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA), Adult... — Updated 1/3/2023

Holiday Depression and The MIND Diet

Questions: I always get depressed before, during and after the holidays. My husband passed away and my children live out of the area. Is it normal to feel this... — Updated 1/3/2023

Pack and Paskoff Release Over Sixty: Book of Lists

Barbara Paskoff and Carol Pack recently released their fourth collaboration, Over Sixty: Shades of Gray: Book of Lists. Their new book "just came about because of our impatience,"... — Updated 1/3/2023

'Show Must Go On!' Offers New Way to Look at the Years Ahead

"Show Must Go On!" is a documentary about four women who choose a life filled with friendship, laughter and purpose. They have a new way of looking at the years ahead and show that... — Updated 1/3/2023

'Calendar Girls' Described as 'Coming-of-Golden-Age' Film

The love of dance and glitter bonds an unlikely group of 60-plus women in southwest Florida – The Calendar Girls. But under the veil of fake lashes and unicorn horns, lurks the... — Updated 1/3/2023

The PACT Act (Part 2)

This is the second column covering the PACT Act. To recap, the full name of the law is the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive... — Updated 1/3/2023

HandsOn Seeks Volunteers 55 and Older

New Year's resolutions offer an opportunity for people to consider the positive changes they can make in their lives. Some of you will join a gym, others will learn to play an... — Updated 1/3/2023

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