Tulare County Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Tulare County's annual ceremony to mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month was held at Government Plaza in Visalia on May 28. The event was attended by about 50 people. "This event is to... — Updated 8/11/2019

VEAC Receives $10,000 from Humana

Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC) received a $10,000 donation from Humana, a leading health and well-being company. A check presentation and celebratory event was held May 2 at... — Updated 8/11/2019

Stanford Center on Longevity Announces Design Challenge Winners

The Stanford Center on Longevity named teams from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford co-champions of the 2018-2019 Longevity Design Challenge competition. These... — Updated 8/11/2019

County Elder Abuse Program Completes Second Year

Two years ago, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office received grant funding in the amount of $400,000 for a new Elder Abuse Program. "This was a highly competitive statewide... — Updated 8/11/2019

FRAUD ALERT: SSI Hotline 'Spoofing'

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone... — Updated 8/11/2019

Staging in the San Joaquin Valley

The stagecoach was a common mode of transportation in the southern San Joaquin Valley in the 19th century. For the most part, it served its purpose in getting a traveler from one... — Updated 8/11/2019

Older Consumers Become the Ideal Target Market for Meal Kits

Think meal kits are a Millennial or Gen Z trend best suited to the novice cooking skills of adults under age 40? Packaged Facts encourages you to reconsider. The market research... — Updated 8/11/2019

Quail Park at Shannon Ranch to Open in October

Living Care Lifestyles, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Shannon Senior Care, LLC, and BTV Senior Housing, LLC, have announced that the opening of Quail Park at Shannon Ranch,... — Updated 8/11/2019

Top Ten Most Popular Senior Names Revealed

In honor of National Older Americans Month, American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, analyzed data of more than 28,000 customers... — Updated 8/11/2019

Veterans with ALS

In earlier columns, I discussed disabilities that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may consider as presumptive to where and when a veteran served. However, in this edition... — Updated 8/11/2019

Don't Put Me in a Nursing Home

Over the years, I've heard many people state such things as, "I will never put my loved one in a nursing home," and "I promised them that I would care for them at home until the... — Updated 8/11/2019

West Nile Virus Detected in Visalia

A sampling from a mosquito trap in southwest Visalia has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Delta Vector Control District, the testing agency, and the Tulare County Health... — Updated 8/11/2019

CalFresh Food Debit Card Now Available to Seniors Receiving SSI/SSP Benefits

On June 1, the CalFresh food program in Tulare County and statewide expanded to serve qualifying individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment... — Updated 8/11/2019

Scientists Suspect Many Alzheimer's Diagnoses Wrong

LATE, formally known as limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, a recently recognized brain disorder that mimics the clinical features of Alzheimer's disease, could... — Updated 8/11/2019

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood... — Updated 8/11/2019

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