Kaweah Health Acquires the Ruth Wood Open Arms House

Covid 19 has claimed another victim, but this time it's a local nonprofit organization. The Ruth Wood Open Arms House cared for its final patient this past July, then stopped... — Updated 1/8/2022

Prestige Presents 'Ageless Grace'

In January, Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia will present "Ageless Grace," a free webinar series about the brain-body exercise program offered at the community. Denise Medved,... — Updated 1/10/2022

Medicare Part B Premiums to Increase by 14.5%

On November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles and co-insurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.... — Updated 1/8/2022

California's Ten-Year Alzheimer's Plan Gets Results

California's State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease was an ambitious effort to deal with the challenges faced by many seniors and families in the state. "Among the approximately 3.3... — Updated 1/8/2022

How Grandmothers' Brains React to the Sight of Their Grandchildren

Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child's development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists... — Updated 1/8/2022

Visalia Senior Center Seeks Instructors

The Visalia Senior Center is currently looking for specialty instructors. Do you have a hobby or skill that you would like to share with the seniors? If so, consider applying to become an instructor with the City of Visalia.... — Updated 1/10/2022

Self-Administered Cognition Test Predicts Early Signs of Dementia

Many people experience forgetfulness as they age, but it's often difficult to tell if these memory issues are a normal part of aging or a sign of something more serious. A new... — Updated 1/8/2022

When Living Alone Isn't Safe

My mother is living in her home alone. When I went to visit her for Thanksgiving, her home was a mess. When do I know when it is not safe for her to be living alone? This year, I received more calls than usual regarding what... — Updated 1/10/2022

Farmersville - An Old Town with an Interesting Past

Tulare County is a big county with about a half million people living within its boundaries. Many live in the eight incorporated cities. One is Farmersville, which happens to be... — Updated 1/10/2022

January Gardening Tips from the Master Gardeners

January can be a busy month in our Central Valley and foothill gardens. Hopefully, we will be dodging rainstorms and working on foggy days. That's what our gardens rely on for... — Updated 1/10/2022

Initial Grandparent Caregivers Report Given to Congress

On November 16, the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren delivered its first report to Congress. The report is a culmination of a two-year effort that gathered information from kin and grandparent... — Updated 1/8/2022

Seniors Remember the Old Days in 'One All the Way'

For years, Harry Baram, Ron Rauschart and Larry Presta have spent many evenings out on "hot dog crawls" in the Paterson, New Jersey area. They have hot dogs at a few restaurants... — Updated 1/8/2022

'The Musician' Tells a Sweet but Sad Tale of Lifelong Love

During a vicious attack, a young musician and the love of his life are brutally separated from one another. Fifty years later, the musician is summoned to play at the Mongol castle... — Updated 1/10/2022

Veterans Court

Tulare County has a Veterans Court! Established in 2010, the court serves veterans of Tulare County in the criminal justice system. Several agencies and community partners,... — Updated 1/8/2022

Kings County D.A.'s Office Conducts Blanket Drive

In 2020, the Kings County District Attorney's (KCDA) Office collected more than 100 blankets and personally delivered them to the residents of Valley Christian Home. "This year, we... — Updated 1/8/2022

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