Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House Scheduled for Oct. 13

Visalia Senior Center is getting ready to celebrate fall with its annual Senior Center Fall Open House. The event, scheduled for Friday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the... — Updated 9/3/2023

Statewide 55+ Assessment Survey Needs Your Input

The first-ever statewide needs assessment for Californians aged 55 years and older is now underway. The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA) is not just another... — Updated 9/4/2023

Visalia Prepares for Senior Games

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the 2023 Visalia Senior Games will be held over the weekend of November 4-5. The games will be the first... — Updated 9/4/2023

Tulare & Kings Alzheimer's Walk Considered a Success

About 210 area residents participated in this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's at Valley Strong Ballpark, home of the Visalia Rawhide, before the team's game with... — Updated 9/4/2023

Poll Shows Voters 50+ Will Decide 2024 Elections

Candidates who support the issues most important to Americans ages 50+ can improve their margin significantly in close 2024 races, according to a new AARP poll. The poll, which... — Updated 9/4/2023

Carnival Theme for Senior Day in the Park

The Kings County Commission on Aging will present a Senior Carnival Park Event on Friday, September 15, at Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Kingsburg. The event, which will feature a cake walk, games, raffles, food, informational... — Updated 9/3/2023

FHCN Opens Food Pantry in Hanford

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) opened a new food pantry inside of its Hanford health center at 250 W. 5th St. In partnership with Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO), the... — Updated 9/4/2023

Orosi Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

More than 3,600 applications were received from nonprofits and government entities across the country for the seventh annual AARP Community Challenge, resulting in a highly... — Updated 9/4/2023

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Reported in South Valley

In July, Tulare County Public Health received a report of a human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Tulare County resident. On July 11, the Kings Mosquito Abatement District,... — Updated 9/4/2023

Sierra View Applies for $17.35 Million Distressed Hospital Loan

Sierra View Medical Center has applied to California's Distressed Hospital Loan Program for $17.35 million. The Department of Health Care Access and Information, and the California Health Facilities Financing Authority jointly... — Updated 9/4/2023

Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/3/2023

FDA Approves Leqembi to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) converted Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb), indicated to treat adult patients with Alzheimer's Disease, to traditional approval... — Updated 9/3/2023

First-Ever County-Level Alzheimer's Estimates Presented

The first-ever county-level estimates of the prevalence of people with Alzheimer's dementia - in all 3,142 United States counties - were presented at the Alzheimer's Association... — Updated 9/3/2023

Kaweah Health Completes Watchman Heart Implant

Kaweah Health announced its first implant procedure of the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage closure device for stroke prevention on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a... — Updated 9/4/2023

Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/4/2023

Poor Sense of Smell Increases Risk of Depression in Older Adults

In a study that followed more than 2,000 community-dwelling older adults over eight years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have significant new evidence of a link... — Updated 9/4/2023

Wheelchairs, Diabetes and Insulin

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CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations for use of new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines from GSK and Pfizer for people ages 60... — Updated 9/4/2023

Working on Brain Health in Aging

When thinking about your health and wellness goals as you age, you likely have a few benchmarks in mind – maybe there’s a distance you’d like to run, walk or bike. Perhaps you’re looking to shave off a few pounds, improve... — Updated 9/4/2023

Kaweah Health Named One of America's Great Community Hospitals for Older Adults

Kaweah Health announced that Becker’s Hospital Review has named it as one of 153 great community hospitals nationwide. Kaweah Health was one of only three California hospitals to make the list, and the only one between San Jose... — Updated 9/4/2023

2024 Social Security Payments Expected to Increase by 3%

The Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2024 is looking increasingly like it may be around 3%, based on consumer price data released on August 10, according to The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Overall, the... — Updated 9/3/2023

Report Finds $28.3 Billion a Year is Stolen from U.S. Adults Over 60

Older Americans lose an estimated $28.3 billion annually to elder financial exploitation (EFE), according to a new report from AARP. The report also shows that 87.5% of adults age... — Updated 9/4/2023

They Left Their Mark on Tulare County

Ninety years ago, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in America as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. The program was one of many designed to... — Updated 9/4/2023

Researchers Study Lifestyles of 'SuperAgers'

People in their eighties who can recall everyday events and life experiences as well as someone 20 to 30 years younger – known as superagers – are also more likely to have... — Updated 9/4/2023

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program

(This is the fourth in a series of articles from the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency about supportive services for local seniors to appear in The Good Life.) Do you know someone aged 65 or older who needs help at... — Updated 9/4/2023

Protect Yourself from the 'Check Washing' Scam

Check use may be declining, but check fraud is still a serious problem, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Watch out for the scam dubbed "check washing," which involves... — Updated 9/4/2023

When Barbados Honored Centenarians on Stamps

When Barbados, an island country in the Caribbean Sea, conducted a census in 2016, officials learned that there were 114 centenarians alive on Barbados – 103 women and 11 men.... — Updated 9/4/2023

First Bachelor Selected for 'Golden Bachelor' TV Show

It's never too late to find love, and Gerry Turner is ready to prove it. ABC announced that the 71-year-old patriarch from Indiana is the network's first "Golden Bachelor,"... — Updated 9/4/2023

'The Wisdom of Morrie' Offers Advice for Aging

Sociology professor and subject of the book and movie Tuesdays with Morrie, author Morrie Schwartz emphasizes the importance of prioritizing human connections over daily tasks in... — Updated 9/4/2023

An Excerpt from The Wisdom of Morrie – Living and Aging Creatively and Joyously

By Morrie Schwartz and Son/Editor Rob Schwartz To rise to the challenges that come in later life, older people need strong sources of motivation. High motivation gives us the energy we need to pursue our goals in the face of... — Updated 9/4/2023

Gulf War Presumptive Disability Period Extended

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made a decision regarding Gulf War Veterans and has extended the presumptive disability period to December 31, 2026, for... — Updated 9/3/2023

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