Kings County Observes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Volunteers from Kings County agencies were busy in June with projects to mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Pinwheel gardens were planted throughout Kings County. Pinwheels and... — Updated 7/8/2021

Elder Abuse Grant Continues to Serve Tulare County Seniors

In 2020, the Tulare County District Attorney utilized a Governor's Office of Emergency Services grant to advocate and assist victims of elder abuse. The $190,000 grant fully funded... — Updated 7/9/2021

Tulare County Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) participated by encouraging community members to wear purple on World Elder... — Updated 7/8/2021

Town Meadows Extreme Makeover Nears Completion

While the rest of the world battled COVID-19, Town Meadows was more than lobby deep in a massive renovation project at the senior residential apartment complex in downtown Visalia.... — Updated 7/9/2021

Life Slowly Gets Back to Normal for Local Seniors

It seems that things are changing and that life is getting back to normal following the lifting of the state mask mandate last month. There is one constant in recent months,... — Updated 7/8/2021

Kaweah Delta Rebrands as Kaweah Health

To better reflect the wide range of health services it offers to residents in Tulare and Kings counties, Kaweah Delta became Kaweah Health on May 1st. The largest acute care hospital and the only trauma center between Bakersfield... — Updated 7/9/2021

Local Alzheimer's Association Awaits OK for October Walk

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Tulare and Kings County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the 2021 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End... — Updated 7/8/2021

New Alzheimer's Treatment Offers Hope, Uncertainty

On June 7, the FDA approved Aduhelm (the brand name for aducanumab) to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease using the "accelerated approval" pathway, which allows the FDA to... — Updated 7/8/2021

Hanford Endocrinologist Creates Diabetes Telehealth Program

Hanford-based endocrinologist Prem Sahasranam, MD, is now offering My Diabetes Tutor, a telehealth education program for residents struggling to manage their diabetes. My Diabetes... — Updated 7/8/2021

Webinar Offered to Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss

It might start small – maybe your mom or dad forgets a birthday, or the cable bill goes unpaid for a month. It might seem like the type of thing that can slip anyone's mind. But... — Updated 7/9/2021

Heat and Older Adults

People aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov) about how you or the person you are caring for can stay... — Updated 7/8/2021

New CDC Campaign Aims to Prevent Injury to Adults Ages 65 and Over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching "Still Going Strong," a national campaign to bring attention to ways adults age 65 and older can age without... — Updated 7/8/2021

Dividat Senso Fights Dementia with 'Targeted Play'

Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to a study by an international team of researchers with ETH Zurich, a public... — Updated 7/9/2021

Loneliness and Dementia; Insurance and Living Facilities

My mom has been living by herself during the COVID pandemic, and I am noticing she is getting extremely forgetful. Does she have dementia? The fear of getting COVID has been very detrimental to the mental health of our seniors.... — Updated 7/9/2021

Seven Tips to Help Seniors Get Affordable Car Insurance

The number of senior citizens who are driving in the U.S. is constantly increasing. This means that the demand for affordable car insurance for senior drivers is also increasing.... — Updated 7/9/2021

Farm Labor and Linnell Camp

It's no secret that agriculture is king in Tulare County. It always has been. Rich soil, favorable climate, plenty of water, good farming practices, and hard-working laborers all... — Updated 7/9/2021

80-Year-Old Tops UK Album Charts

With the release of his newest record, "Surrounded by Time," Sir Tom Jones has become the oldest man to top the UK album chart. The 80-year-old singer broke the record set last... — Updated 7/9/2021

Shatner, Smart, Lloyd Share a 'Senior Moment'

Victor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher... — Updated 7/9/2021

Visalia Rawhide Open Ballpark to Full Capacity

Valley Strong Ballpark opened at full capacity on June 22. The Visalia Rawhide, following the recommendations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), no longer require social distancing. “Our staff is excited to... — Updated 7/9/2021

Burial Benefits

Are you aware that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers burial benefits? One of these benefits is burial in a National Cemetery. National Cemetery burials include (at no... — Updated 7/8/2021

American Ambulance POD Program Assists Vaccination Efforts

With the world opening up again and California's mask mandate having been lifted, many local seniors who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine may be wondering how they can... — Updated 7/9/2021

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