'Gray Divorces' Increase as Baby Boomers Age

When you sit around in your empty nests, the kids long flown away, your career drawing to a close and thinking about a retirement plan, it's natural to take a long, hard look at... — Updated 11/11/2023

SB 525 to Increase Healthcare Workers Minimum Pay

On September 15, the California legislature passed SB 525, a bill that will give more than 400,000 healthcare workers the first $25 per hour minimum wage in the country. Staff in... — Updated 11/11/2023

Artificial Intelligence Voice Cloning Scams on the Rise

With the rise in popularity and adoption of artificial intelligence tools, it is easier than ever to manipulate images, videos and, perhaps most disturbingly, the voices of friends... — Updated 11/11/2023

Artists Create Age-Positive Birthday Cards as Part of Changing the Narrative's Anti-Ageism Campaign

Frustrated by the racks of birthday card options that mock older adults as weak, deaf, forgetful and crabby, the anti-ageism group Changing the Narrative is making birthday card... — Updated 11/11/2023

Committee Presents the Kings/Tulare 'Master Plan on Aging'

The Kings/Tulare Master Plan for Aging Advisory Committee presented its findings to the receptive crowd that filled the room at the Wyndham Visalia Hotel on October 19th. Committee... — Updated 11/11/2023

2023 Visalia Senior Games Ready to Begin

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is ready for the 2023 Visalia Senior Games to begin over the weekend of November 4-5. The games will be the first since the... — Updated 11/9/2023

Tulare County Recognizes Local Centenarians

Reaching your 100th birthday is a tremendous milestone worth celebrating, and on October 3 the Tulare County Board of Supervisors recognized local centenarians for achieving this... — Updated 11/11/2023

Stockings for Seniors Drive Begins

The holiday season is a joyous time for many. Families gather to celebrate, spend time together, and look forward to the new year. This time of year can be difficult, though, for... — Updated 11/11/2023

Tulare County Parks' New Program Includes Memorial Trees, Benches

Tulare County Parks has launched its Parks Sponsorship Programs, as part of its Parks Strategic Outreach Plan. The goal is to transform local parks into vibrant hubs of community... — Updated 11/11/2023

Kaweah Health Observes National Hospice Month

Kaweah Health Hospice is observing November as National Hospice Month. For nearly 40 years, the hospice has been delivering end-of-life services in Tulare and Kings Counties,... — Updated 11/11/2023

COVID-19, Flu and Valley Fever Cases Expected to Increase

Tulare County has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 activity in late summer/early fall, according to Dr. Sharon Minnick, senior epidemiologist, Tulare County Public Health. "As... — Updated 11/11/2023

What to Do if You See Changes in Loved Ones During the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, people are hitting the road or taking to the skies to visit family. Maybe it's just been a few months, or maybe it's been since this time last... — Updated 11/11/2023

New MRI Scanning System Advances Healthcare in Tulare

Adventist Health is improving healthcare in Tulare with an advanced MRI and medical imaging space. The equipment began serving patients in late August. The ribbon-cutting was held... — Updated 11/11/2023

What to Worry About: Five Biggest Financial Risks

Boston College's Center for Retirement Research published a study that explores what Americans think are the biggest risks to their retirement - as opposed to what they objectively... — Updated 11/11/2023

Medicare Advantage and Prescription Programs to Remain Stable in 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that average premiums, benefits and plan choices for Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Part D prescription... — Updated 11/11/2023

Social Security Benefits to Increase by 3.2% in 2024

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will increase 3.2% in 2024, the Social Security Administration announced on October 12. On average, Social Security retirement... — Updated 11/11/2023

Does Insurance Pay for Senior Communities?

I am looking into moving to a Senior Independent/Assisted Living community. Does insurance pay for it? Independent living and assisted living communities in Tulare County are... — Updated 11/11/2023

Fort Visalia-Marked Forever

On April 18, 1852, a small wagon train of settlers left Red Rock, Iowa heading west. They traveled for several months, arrived in California, and in the fall they camped on a... — Updated 11/11/2023

Avoiding Online Holiday Scams

Every year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information and, at the very least, a festive mood. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center,... — Updated 11/20/2023

'Jules' Crashlands in a Small-Town Seniors' Backyard

In the new movie "Jules," Milton (played by Academy Award-winner Sir Ben Kingsley) is a small-town senior with a fading memory who leads a quiet life of routine in western... — Updated 11/11/2023

Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans – Specially Adapted Housing Grant

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a benefit called Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans. It is a two-part program that includes the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant... — Updated 11/11/2023

Greatest Generation Mural to be Unveiled on November 11

The World War II Greatest Generation Mural on South Mooney Blvd. in Visalia will be unveiled on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. The mural has been a landmark in Visalia since... — Updated 11/11/2023

Hands in the Community Battles Challenges to Help Local Seniors

"We are serving the senior community," said Lester Moon about Hands in the Community (HNC), the charitable organization he founded over 15 years ago. "Ninety-five percent of our... — Updated 11/11/2023

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