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2023 Alzheimer's Walk to be Held at Valley Strong Ballpark in August

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be changing its month and location this year. The 2023 Walk will be held on Sunday, August 20, at... — Updated 3/2/2023

Senior Day in the Park Scheduled for May 5

A much anticipated event is expected to return on May 5 when Senior Day in the Park is planned at Mooney Grove Park. While details at press time were yet to be confirmed,... — Updated 3/2/2023

Adventist Health Breaks Ground in Corcoran

Adventist Health celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Adventist Health Medical Office Corcoran. The current two offices will be combined and operating out of the new location.... — Updated 3/2/2023

Heart of Seniors event sells out

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Social Security Payment Increase Attracts Scammers

Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for recipients of Social Security benefits and Supplementary Security Income (SSI).... — Updated 3/2/2023

Senior Centers Reopen in Farmersville and Earlimart

The Farmersville Senior Center, located at 623 N. Avery Ave. in Farmersville, reopened on January 17, while the Earlimart Senior Center at 712 E Washington St in Earlimart opened... — Updated 3/2/2023

Healthgrades Ranks Kaweah Health in Top 2%

On January 17, Healthgrades announced America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2023, naming Kaweah Health Medical Center one of the 20 hospitals in California and the only hospital in the... — Updated 3/2/2023

KT AAA Seeks New Advisory Council Members

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) is seeking applications from persons interested in filling vacancies on the K/T AAA Advisory Council. The K/T AAA Advisory Council... — Updated 3/2/2023

U.S. House Passes Financial Exploitation Prevention Act

Seniors are expected to make up 18% of the nation’s population by 2030. As more investors age into retirement, their risk of exploitation increases. In response, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Financial... — Updated 3/2/2023

Fear of Falling Can Impact a Loved One's Mental Health

One of the biggest health risks facing older adults is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 36 million older adults suffer a fall, with three million people requiring trips to an... — Updated 3/2/2023

United Health Center Opens in Visalia

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Hearing Loss Increases Likelihood of Dementia

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have... — Updated 3/2/2023

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Leqembi

On January 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb) via the Accelerated Approval pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Leqembi is the second of a new category of medications... — Updated 3/8/2023

Free Tax Preparation Offered in Tulare County

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is providing free tax preparation services to residents of Tulare County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares... — Updated 3/2/2023

When Ice Came to Town

Today it's an almost indispensible commodity, especially if you live or visit the San Joaquin Valley in the summer. It is a common staple in almost all homes, restaurants and any... — Updated 3/2/2023

The Widowhood Effect: How to Survive the Loss of a Spouse

With the widowhood effect, older adults who have lost a spouse face an increased risk of dying compared to those whose spouses are living. Causes of the widowhood effect may... — Updated 3/2/2023

AARP, CTA Launch AgeTech Summit at CES 2023

AARP, working together with the Consumer Technology Association, presented a track of programming at CES 2023 focusing on AgeTech, the growing category of technology solutions... — Updated 3/2/2023

March Garden Tips from the Master Gardeners

A typical March is beautiful with warm days and cool nights – perfect for gardening, which is good, as there is lots to do this month! Planting Plant all varieties of trees,... — Updated 3/2/2023

Portugal Selected as the World's Best Place to Retire

Portugal took the top spot in's 2023 Annual Global Retirement Index. "Despite its compact size, Portugal offers something for everyone, from vibrant cities... — Updated 3/2/2023

IHSS Program Allows Seniors to Avoid Out-of-Home Care

(This is the second in a series of articles about supportive services for local seniors that will appear in The Good Life.) The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program provides... — Updated 3/2/2023

Caregiver Support Group & Planning for Senior Living

I live in Tulare and I am a Caregiver. I don’t have time to travel to Visalia for your Caregiver/Dementia In-Person Support group. When will you be having a Support group in... — Updated 3/2/2023

'80 for Brady' Described as 'Coming-of-Age Story'

"80 for Brady" offers a twist on the "girls just want to have fun" comedy. The film stars four accomplished actresses, most of whom have celebrated their 80th birthdays: Lily... — Updated 3/2/2023

Movie Set in Retirement Home to be Remade as TV Show

Ted Danson, who starred in television shows such as "Cheers," "Mr. Mayor" and "The Good Place," is reportedly set to play a retiree hired by a private investigator to go... — Updated 3/2/2023

Visalia Rawhide Announce Senior Club, Belle of the Ballpark

With the 2023 baseball season just around the corner, the Visalia Rawhide have announced that the Rawhide Rustler Senior Club will be back for its third season. Established in... — Updated 3/2/2023

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