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Construction Underway on FHCN Adult Day Care Center

Construction has started on Family HealthCare Network's 25,000-square-foot adult daycare facility in downtown Visalia. "We anticipate that it will open in the summer of 2024," said... — Updated 5/25/2023

New Report Finds Growing Caregiver Burden in California

The Alzheimer's Association's 2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report finds that the burden on California Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers remains significant. The... — Updated 5/25/2023

Victim Advocate Promoted to Supervisor

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward announced the promotion of long-time staff member Nicole Burnham to the position of Supervising Victim Advocate. Burnham has served in the... — Updated 5/25/2023

Tulare County Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught Retires

Tulare County's Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, retired as the county's top health official on March 17, following a career in public service spanning over 20 years. Dr. Haught... — Updated 5/25/2023

Elder Abuse Awareness Month to be Observed in South Valley

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is participating by encouraging community members to Wear Purple on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15, to... — Updated 5/25/2023

CSET Reopens Woodlake Senior Center

Grace Villarreal looked around the new Woodlake Senior Center and smiled. "I kept asking when it was going to reopen," she said. "I like the dancing for exercise, and the art." On... — Updated 5/25/2023

Link Found between Eye Damage and Alzheimer's

Cedars-Sinai investigators have produced the most extensive analysis to date of changes in the retina - a layer of tissue at the back of the eye where visual information originates... — Updated 5/25/2023

MIND and Mediterranean Diets Apparently Result in Fewer Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau... — Updated 5/25/2023

Senior Health Fair in Hanford Set for May 26

The Kings County Commission on Aging Council will present this annual event, featuring a free pancake breakfast (from 9-10 a.m)., flu and COVID-19 shots, entertainment and informational services. The event will be held on Friday,... — Updated 5/25/2023

Diane Ramsey-Paige Fights for Rare Disease Community

By definition, the term "rare" implies something uncommon. When applied to diseases, it means a condition that impacts a small number of patients, usually fewer than one in 2,000.... — Updated 5/25/2023

CDC Now Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Following regulatory action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at... — Updated 5/25/2023

Most Americans Worry about Long-Term Finances

The majority of Americans don’t think they can depend on Social Security for retirement income and worry about their long-term financial stability, according to the 2023 1Q Quarterly Market Perceptions Study from Allianz Life... — Updated 5/25/2023

Visalia Gleaning Seniors Serving for Nearly 50 Years

Tulare County is fortunate to have an abundance of food, and that's why it is called a breadbasket to the world. Unfortunately, the county is also known for its high poverty rate.... — Updated 5/25/2023

Does the South Valley Need a Senior Playground?

Senior playgrounds are places where older adults can get exercise and fresh air while developing their strength and coordination. They are popular in countries such as China and... — Updated 5/25/2023

Parking Lot Scams

If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of being cooped up with the cold, winter weather, and are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the spring sunshine! But a note of caution – while we’re out there frolicking in... — Updated 5/25/2023

Anxiety, Stress and Grief Can be Harmful to Your Health

I am a 73-year-old woman who just lost her husband of 50 years, and I am having a difficult time getting up in the morning. My children say that anxiety, stress and grief can be harmful to my health, is that true? YES! Many aging... — Updated 5/25/2023

Education Summit & Senior Resource Fair on May 6

The NorthPointe Community Church Elder Care Ministry and AgeWell Fresno have partnered to bring a free Education Summit & Senior Resource Fair proclaimed “All Things New” to the Fresno campus of NorthPointe Community Church... — Updated 5/25/2023

Aging Network California to Host Professional Summit in Visalia

The Aging Network California will host the Inaugural Professional Summit for senior living professionals on August 22 in Visalia. The goal of the event is to inspire, encourage and equip professionals with practical tools and... — Updated 5/25/2023

My Voice Media Center Helps Local Seniors Cope

As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues, as well as highlight how mental illness can affect... — Updated 5/25/2023

Tracking Fall Risks in the Home

A rug not fastened to the floor. A slippery surface in the bathroom. A small pet running around. Each of those are common in the homes of many older adults, and all are among the hazards that can lead to falls by seniors.... — Updated 5/25/2023

Mulligans to Bring Indoor Golfing to South Valley

Golfers in the South Valley will soon have a place to play a full round of golf without having to walk the complete length of a golf course, and without the weather being a factor.... — Updated 5/25/2023

Van Amerongen's Comics Feature Eccentric Seniors

"Most cartoonists ignore the graphic possibilities of the comic strip, but Jerry Van Amerongen understands that a picture can be the funniest part of the story." - Bill Watterson... — Updated 5/25/2023

96-Year Old First Grader the Hero of 'Barefoot Empress'

"Barefoot Empress" is a 15- minute film about Karthyayani Amma, better known locally as Amma, a woman who lives in the village of Haripad in the Alappuzha district of India. As a... — Updated 5/25/2023

Belle of the Ballpark Competition Highlights Opening Week

Visalia Rawhide celebrated Opening Week at Valley Strong Ballpark with fans enjoying baseball and senior ladies telling "Yo Mama" jokes. April 12th was the second day of Opening... — Updated 5/25/2023

Senior Day in the Park Scheduled for May 5

"April Showers Bring May Flowers," the 51st Annual Senior Day in the Park, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Mooney Grove Park. (The confirmation of the date came shortly after our previous issue went to... — Updated 5/25/2023

California College Fee Waiver Program

Are you aware of the California College Fee Waiver (CFW) Program, an education benefit available to the spouses and children of U.S. veterans through the California Department of... — Updated 5/25/2023

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