Heart of Seniors Event Set for Feb. 15

The Heart of Seniors Expo & Fashion Show, hosted by the Senior Coalition, will be held on Thursday, February 15, at the Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia. The... — Updated 1/4/2024

AI-Generated Women Scam Men Searching for Love

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to deceive and scam individuals on various platforms, including texts, social media and dating apps. Victims have reported losing thousands of dollars to individuals they believed were... — Updated 1/4/2024

Senior Suicides on the Increase

While the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported that the number of suicides of people 10-24 years old went down by more than 8% between 2021 and 2022, the numbers... — Updated 1/3/2024

New Scam Targets Church Members

A new scam is targeting church members in California. Texts and emails are being sent to parishioners from someone pretending to be the church minister. These texts and emails ask church members to donate money, most often in the... — Updated 1/4/2024

Four in Five Seniors Find This Road Sign Ageist

Since the controversial "elderly people" road sign, designed by a child in a drawing competition, was introduced over 40 years ago, it has repeatedly come under attack for its... — Updated 1/4/2024

Bipartisan Bill Reintroduced to Combat Valley Fever

On December 13, Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-22), David Schweikert (AZ-01) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) introduced the Finding Orphan-disease Remedies with Antifungal Research and Development (FORWARD) Act. This legislation... — Updated 1/4/2024

Long-Term Care Insurance 2024 Tax Deductible Limits Announced

The IRS has announced decreased tax-deductible limits for long-term care insurance for 2024, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). “This is a significant change in practice after yearly... — Updated 1/4/2024

Study Finds Way to Predict Which Organs Will Fail First

Like any typical car or house or society, the pace at which parts of our bodies fall apart varies from part to part. A study of 5,678 people, led by Stanford Medicine... — Updated 1/4/2024

Strawberries May Reduce Middle-Age Dementia Risk

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) found that daily strawberry consumption could help reduce the risk of dementia for certain middle-aged populations. In 2022,... — Updated 1/4/2024

Kaweah Health, Stanford Medicine Work Together to Grow Cardiac Surgical Care

Kaweah Health is welcoming Dr. Michael K. McLean, cardiothoracic surgeon and Stanford Medicine faculty member. Dr. McLean is the first of three Stanford Medicine cardiothoracic surgeons who will live and work in Visalia as part... — Updated 1/4/2024

Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

As the calendar turns to a new year, many people resolve to start eating healthier. However, trying to keep up with the latest reports on nutrition as we age can be difficult – it seems like the advice is always changing. But... — Updated 1/4/2024

Devil's Brew Was Stirring in Visalia's Past

Human attraction with alcoholic beverages is a worldwide condition. It's been that way for millennia. Its taste and its effects on the consumer causes many to seek it out. For some... — Updated 1/4/2024

Speaking to a Doctor in Front of a Husband with Dementia

Question: How do I handle speaking with the doctor at the hospital if my husband has dementia and the doctor wants to speak in front of him? Answer: That is a great question! Many family members have difficulty when their loved... — Updated 1/4/2024

American Farmers are Aging, According to USDA Census

Today, you are more likely to meet a farmer over the age of 65 than under the age of 44. Most farmers have been in the industry for more than a decade, and over 60% of them work... — Updated 1/4/2024

SHIP/HICAP - A Place and Guide for Medicare

Nearing age 65 and not sure when to enroll in Medicare? Have you ever received a bill from Medicare and weren't sure which course to take? You are not alone. Between now and 2030,... — Updated 1/4/2024

Gen Z-ers Plan to Care for Parents, but Don't Know Costs

Gen Zers who plan to be involved in their parents' senior care anticipate their parents moving in with them or them serving as their parents' primary or supportive caregivers... — Updated 1/4/2024

First Post-Pandemic Senior Games Held

The 2023 Visalia Senior Games, the first since the pandemic, were held over the weekend of November 4-5. This year's games featured competitions in pickleball and table tennis. "It... — Updated 1/3/2024

'Lives Well Lived' Showcases the Greatest Generation

"My 103-year-old Italian grandmother enjoyed exercise, making the best lasagna you've ever tasted, and being with family," wrote documentary filmmaker Sky Bergman in her director's... — Updated 1/4/2024

31st Annual Visalia Home & Patio Springfest Set for February 2–4

The 31st Annual Visalia Home & Patio Springfest, featuring more than 300 booths, will be held at the Visalia Convention Center February 2–4. This year's home show showcases... — Updated 1/4/2024

Seniors Top Rock, Pop and Holiday Music Charts

Musicians in their 70s and 80s had an impact on the recording industry in the last few months of 2023. The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Brenda Lee all topped the charts. The... — Updated 1/4/2024

Caregivers of Veterans Spend More than Other Caregivers

Family and others who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year - 1.5 times higher than... — Updated 1/3/2024

The Four Basic Types of Claims

The four basic categories that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses to identify the types of claims submitted are as follows: Original, Reopened, New and Secondary claims.... — Updated 1/4/2024

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