Local Events to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Local events have been scheduled to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On Tuesday, May 28, "Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony 2019" will be held on the northeast lawn of... — Updated 6/11/2019

Farmers Markets Add New Locations, Double Vouchers

Shoppers at Visalia's Farmers Markets will be saying goodbye to a long-time location this year, but will double down in more ways than one when two new venues open in May. The... — Updated 6/11/2019

533 Athletes Compete in 2019 Visalia Senior Games

The 2019 Visalia Senior Games has wrapped up another year of successful competition with 533 athletes competing in various locations in Visalia over the last two weekends in March.... — Updated 6/11/2019

Harnessing the Kaweah River

In 1850, Lt. George Derby, a topographical engineer with the U.S. Army, and his party explored the Tulare Valley (now called the San Joaquin Valley) looking for a good site for a... — Updated 6/11/2019

Consider Adding New and Interesting Flowers and Plants to Your Garden

(BPT) - Today's plant lovers want more than the traditional flowers to enhance their home. Rather, people want to enjoy the experience of getting in touch with nature, while also... — Updated 6/11/2019

Senior Day in the Park to Return to Mooney Grove

The 50th Annual Senior Day in the Park, a free event for seniors, their families and caregivers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Mooney Grove Park, 2700 S.... — Updated 6/11/2019

Rawhide Seeks Pageant Contestants

The Visalia Rawhide baseball team is looking for local ladies at least 70 years of age to participate in its annual "Belle of the Ballpark" pageant on Wednesday, May 15. At the... — Updated 6/11/2019

The Relaxing, Fun & Healthy History of Puzzles

(BPT) - Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. It's almost impossible. In fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve... — Updated 6/11/2019

Discharge Upgrades

Former service members might remember hearing: “Just take the General Discharge; it will automatically be upgraded to Honorable in six months.” Most veterans who tried this... — Updated 6/11/2019

Few Bitcoin Fans among Seniors

Retirees are not famous for being major risk-takers. In fact, quite the opposite is true with those in their age bracket. That said, it's surprising to learn that one third of them... — Updated 6/11/2019

Is Medi-Cal Planning Ethical?

As in any area of consumer spending, knowing what to look for and what strategies to use in arranging for paid care services can save money. Medi- Cal planning allows many seniors to keep their homes and limit the depletion of... — Updated 6/11/2019

Elderly Firearm Owners with Dementia Pose Shooting Risk

Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia, according to an article in The... — Updated 6/11/2019

'Walk With Ease' Program Coming to Visalia Senior Center

Physical activity is important at any age as it helps to build a healthy heart, strong bones and improve movement and flexibility. As we get older, there are additional benefits... — Updated 6/11/2019

Tulare County Marks Mental Health Month with Focus on Reducing Stigma

May is Mental Health Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Mental Health Branch and its partners are raising awareness about the connection between physical and... — Updated 6/11/2019

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