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Kaweah Delta Opens Tulare Clinic, Expands Visalia Emergency Department

On April 5, Kaweah Delta held a grand opening for its new Tulare Health Clinic, which will provide access to care in one of the most clinically underserved counties in California.... — Updated 5/1/2021


Life Starts Getting Back to Normal for South Valley Seniors

With COVID-19 vaccines now readily available in Tulare and Kings counties, and most seniors in the two counties having been vaccinated, life is slowly getting back to normal in the... — Updated 5/1/2021


No Local Events to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Tulare County will be commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, but there will be no in-person events this year due to existing precautions as a result of the... — Updated 5/1/2021


Open Arms House 'at a Pivotal Point Right Now'

You could sense the concern in Sabrina Jimenez' voice as she spoke. "Most people aren't familiar with hospice and all that it has to offer," she said. "Most people don't talk about... — Updated 5/1/2021


United Nations Reports Ageism is a Global Challenge

Every other person in the world is believed to hold ageist attitudes, leading to poorer physical and mental health and reduced quality of life for older persons and costing... — Updated 5/1/2021


TCSO Deputies Track Down Scooter Stolen from Disabled Vet

(This article is presented as a warning to our readers who ride motorized scooters.) On March 17, a 72-year-old disabled Vietnam Veteran parked his motorized scooter at the... — Updated 5/1/2021

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Improve Dementia Care

Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.); and Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) have introduced the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's... — Updated 5/1/2021


Most Local Seniors Now Vaccinated

Following the increase in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Tulare and Kings counties, most local residents who are 50 or older have now received at least one vaccine. It also... — Updated 5/1/2021


Vaccine Mistrust among Some Caregivers Puts Seniors at Risk

Just 63% of family caregivers who have doubts about COVID-19 vaccine safety say they'll take the senior under their care to get vaccinated. That's according to a new survey of... — Updated 5/1/2021


Stereotypes Harm Task Performance of Older Adults

When older adults are viewed as cognitively or physically impaired, they perform below their abilities on tasks, according to a recent review article by Sarah Barber, a psychology... — Updated 5/1/2021

Report Shows Financial Impact of Diminished Capacity

Three financial services and technology experts – all with extensive professional and personal experience devising strategies to protect families and improve financial decision-making – have released a whitepaper that... — Updated 5/1/2021

Survey Finds Retirees Spent Less on Healthcare in 2020

Although older Americans have been the most at risk of dying from COVID-19, the pandemic has resulted in a rare drop in healthcare spending for this group in 2020, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).... — Updated 5/1/2021


Alaskan Dog Team Comes to Visalia

The Big Creek Project in the Sierra Nevada east of Fresno is one of the early 20th century marvels. The undertaking required massive engineering, large amounts of capital and many... — Updated 5/1/2021

Vacation after Vaccination?

On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after... — Updated 5/1/2021


'I Care a Lot' – A Crime Thriller about Financial Elder Abuse

"I Care a Lot," a movie currently showing on Netflix, features a new type of villain, one who bilks seniors. She is very successful at this until she and her partner pick on the... — Updated 5/1/2021


Chinatown Pretty Showcases Fashionable Asian Seniors

Chinatown Pretty, published by Chronicle Books, is more than the name of a new book featuring portraits and personal stories of trendsetting seniors in six Chinatowns across North... — Updated 5/1/2021


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 5/1/2021

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