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FHCN Adult Day Care Center Planned in Downtown Visalia

An application for a new 25,000-square-foot adult daycare facility in downtown Visalia is currently in the City of Visalia site plan review process. The application was submitted... — Updated 9/8/2022

Neighborhood Village breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 25th for the Neighborhood Village, a community in Goshen that will have 49 residences for the homeless. The community will feature a... — Updated 9/8/2022

Senior Day in the Park Returns to Kings County

The Kings County Commission on Aging will once again present Senior Day at Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Hanford. The event will feature a cake walk, games, raffles, music, informational tables, a crazy hat contest and a... — Updated 9/8/2022

Local Committee to Help Create 'Rural Master Plan on Aging'

A committee has been given the task of helping to create “a rural Master Plan on Aging.” Members will consider the needs of rural elders and develop specific recommendations, goals and strategies for Kings and Tulare counties... — Updated 9/8/2022

Alzheimer's Walk Scheduled at Mooney Grove Park on Oct. 1

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 1, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia.... — Updated 9/8/2022

Visalia Gleaning Seniors Plan to Expand Services into Goshen

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors are looking to expand into the Goshen area. The Gleaners supply bread, sweets, fruits, vegetables and other food items to low-income seniors. They currently deliver food three-to-four times a week to... — Updated 9/8/2022

Foundation Announces 'Greatest Generation' Mural Restoration Project

The World War II Greatest Generation Mural has been a landmark in the City of Visalia since its dedication on Veterans Day 2006. Unfortunately, time and weather have not been... — Updated 9/8/2022

Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House Planned for Oct. 13

School is back in session, which means that fall is just around the corner and the Visalia Senior Center is getting ready to celebrate fall with its annual Senior Center Fall Open... — Updated 9/8/2022

CSET Plans to Reopen Two Senior Centers

After 30 months of being closed due to the pandemic, two of the eight senior centers managed by CSET will finally be reopening, marked by separate welcome-back events that... — Updated 9/8/2022

Measure U Back on Ballot in Exeter Cemetery District

Measure U, which received a majority of votes in the June elections but failed to reach the two-thirds requirement, is back on the ballot for voters in the Exeter Cemetery... — Updated 9/8/2022

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Simplified to 988

In July, the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was simplified to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year... — Updated 9/8/2022

FDA Ruling Enables Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule on August 16 to improve access to hearing aids, which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. This action... — Updated 9/8/2022

First West Nile Virus Case Detected in Kings County

The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) of the year has been detected in Kings County. The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) reported the case to the California Department of Public Health on July 14 and it... — Updated 9/8/2022

St. Louis Encephalitis Cases Reported in Tulare County

Tulare County Public Health has reported two cases of St. Louis Encephalitis (SLEV) in the county. An additional five cases are currently under investigation and may result in... — Updated 9/8/2022

Kaweah Health Uses New Piece of Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation

Kaweah Health is the first in California using a new piece of technology, the SafeGait 360º Balance and Mobility Trainer to help people who are learning to walk again after... — Updated 9/8/2022

Bank of America donates $10,000 to Adventist Health

Bank of America awarded Adventist Health in the Central Valley a $10,000 grant in support of the COPE Health Scholar Program, which provides aspiring health care professionals an... — Updated 9/8/2022

Victim Blaming in Financial Fraud

A new report from the AARP Fraud Watch Network and FINRA Investor Education Foundation says shifting how our society talks about victims of financial fraud could lead to a much-needed change in how our country responds to this... — Updated 9/8/2022

Master Gardeners' Tips for September and October

Perhaps you have noticed the days are getting shorter? A sure sign that summer is winding down and fall is around the corner. I think of the garden year not from January to... — Updated 9/8/2022

The Need to Support Caregivers

Question: I have a dear friend who is the caregiver of her mother who has dementia. My friend is angry and frustrated all the time. How can I help her? People who are caregiving... — Updated 9/8/2022

'Broken Wings' Spotlights an Unusual Friendship

Jayne Lakhani is a 66-year-old waitress at The Pancake Shop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Adonis is a vulture. Lakhani was injured in a car accident. Adonis suffered an unknown injury... — Updated 9/8/2022

New show highlights generation gap

Kelly Ripa hosts "Generation Gap," the new Thursday night comedy quiz game show on ABC from producers Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Burnett. "Generation Gap" pairs teams of seniors and... — Updated 9/8/2022

Women Veterans Health Care

In a quick update to our last column, the Veterans Crisis Line has a new number: Dial 988 then Press 1. This option was added effective July 16, however, even after July 16, you... — Updated 9/8/2022

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