Articles written by Larry Kast

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 By Larry Kast    News

Lindsay Senior Center Reopens its Doors

Six down, two more to go. Community Services Employment Training, which manages eight senior centers in Tulare County, has reopened the Lindsay Senior Center as of June 5. That... — Updated 7/16/2023

 By Larry Kast    Homefront

My Voice Media Center Helps Local Seniors Cope

As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues, as well as highlight how mental illness can affect... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Larry Kast    News

CSET Reopens Woodlake Senior Center

Grace Villarreal looked around the new Woodlake Senior Center and smiled. "I kept asking when it was going to reopen," she said. "I like the dancing for exercise, and the art." On M... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Larry Kast    News

CSET Plans to Reopen Two Senior Centers

After 30 months of being closed due to the pandemic, two of the eight senior centers managed by CSET will finally be reopening, marked by separate welcome-back events that... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Larry Kast    News

Most Local Senior Centers Back in Business

Those who came to count on the multitude of senior centers throughout Tulare and Kings counties for meals and socialization are seeing those pandemic-shuttered programs return to th... — Updated 7/24/2022

 By Larry Kast    Finance

SRES Designation Indicates A Realtor's Dedication to Serving Seniors

Today's real estate market is full of first-time home buyers, those who are moving up, and those who are moving away. But the segment of the market occupied by seniors is finally... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Larry Kast    Health

Older Participants Sought for Cognitive Survey

Area residents now have the opportunity to participate in a national study of the effects of COVID-19 on cognitive function. Kaweah Health in Visalia is one of four locations... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Larry Kast    News

Visalia Ransacker Event Postponed

In true cliffhanger fashion, a much-anticipated event is being postponed in the hope that the recent surge in the Covid pandemic will subside by the time the rescheduled date arrives. “Obviously, I would have preferred to go... — Updated 4/7/2022

 By Larry Kast    News

Visalia Ransacker Presentation Scheduled for April 6

On April 6, Visalia may become the epicenter of the true crime craze. That's when John Vaughan, a retired Visalia police sergeant and lead investigator of the Visalia Ransacker... — Updated 4/7/2022

 By Larry Kast    News

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

 By Larry Kast    News

Tulare Library Launches YouTube Channel for Seniors

Lights, camera, action! The Tulare Public Library has launched a YouTube channel designed to cover topics of interest to seniors, among other things. "The YouTube channel is there... — Updated 11/9/2021


Who's Your Daddy? Genealogy Surges During Pandemic

In the quest to fill time while in pandemic isolation, and more importantly find a sustainable senior hobby, we turn to the time-consuming yet injury-avoidant pursuit of genealogy.... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

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

 By Larry Kast    News

Open Arms House 'at a Pivotal Point Right Now'

You could sense the concern in Sabrina Jimenez' voice as she spoke. "Most people aren't familiar with hospice and all that it has to offer," she said. "Most people don't talk about... — Updated 5/1/2021


ImagineU Launches Grandparents Membership

Looking for something new to do with your grandchild? ImagineU Children's Museum may have the answer. The nonprofit opened in 2015 at its current location northeast of downtown... — Updated 4/18/2020

 By Larry Kast    News

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

 By Larry Kast    News

Medicare Changes Intended to Thwart Potential Scammers

In an effort to reduce identity theft and fraud, the nation's 60 million Medicare enrollees will be receiving new cards next year, and are being warned to watch for an inevitable... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Larry Kast    News

Do's and Don'ts during Medicare Open Enrollment

With a myriad of choices, and window that's open only a few weeks to make them, the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period begins Oct 15. Those new to the program, as well as... — Updated 10/17/2014

 By Larry Kast    Finance

Secrets to saving money at Costco

While it can be hard to find a great deal these days, sometimes knowing a few 'secrets' can help. Even at a place like Costco. Although most shoppers know that buying in bulk on som... — Updated 8/21/2014


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