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 By Steve Pastis    News 

Proposed Visalia Aquatics Complex Seeks Supporters

The City of Visalia may have an aquatics facility in the near future if a current proposal is able to clear enough hurdles. "I'll probably be ready to make a presentation to the... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Steve Pastis    Health

Dividat Senso Fights Dementia with 'Targeted Play'

Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to a study by an international team of researchers with ETH Zurich, a public... — Updated 7/9/2021


Chinatown Pretty Showcases Fashionable Asian Seniors

Chinatown Pretty, published by Chronicle Books, is more than the name of a new book featuring portraits and personal stories of trendsetting seniors in six Chinatowns across North... — Updated 5/1/2021


Humor of Senior Life Featured in 'Flo & Friends' Comic Strip

"I always joke that I'm not a real artist; I'm a cartoonist," said Jenny Campbell, who creates the comic strip "Flo & Friends." Campbell, the daughter of an artist and a syndica... — Updated 10/11/2020


Joan Lunden Informs, Entertains in New Book about Aging

"I'm too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert." – Joan Lunden Age seems to be on Joan Lunden's mind a lot these days. The journalist, author, motivational speaker,... — Updated 7/24/2020


'New' Valley Radio Station to Play 'Oldies'

South Valley fans of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley will soon have a "new" station to turn to on their radios, "It isn't new, it's been on the air,"... — Updated 7/24/2020


Documentary Becomes Campaign for Senior Speed Dating

"The Age of Love" was inspired by a conversation filmmaker Steven Loring had at his mother's kitchen table in 2011. At the time, his 71-year-old newly widowed mother was trying to... — Updated 5/9/2020

 By Steve Pastis    Homefront

Patriot Guard Riders Honor Memory of Fallen Veterans

Patriot Guard Riders were founded in July 2005 with the original purpose of shielding the families of fallen veterans from those who sought to disrupt the funerals of their loved... — Updated 2/19/2020


Is the San Diego Comic-Con Senior-Friendly?

The San Diego Comic-Con attracts more than 170,000 pop culture fans annually, but is it senior-friendly? This 63-year-old writer enjoys attending the event each year but when I was... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

'Six-Bed Bill' Aims to Streamline Facility Regulations

"Six-bed facilities are the wave of the future," said California State Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). "This is where many of our moms and dads are. Eighty percent of... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

Kings County Works within Budget to Fight Elder Abuse

"We have plans to invest in elder abuse issues," said Kings County District Attorney Keith L. Fagundes. The current effort is currently grouped with other crimes such as insurance f... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    Health

Local Help Available to Deal with Senior Hopelessness

"Nationally, there are twice as many suicides as homicides, said Noah Whitaker, director of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, which is responsible for the oversight and guidance... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

Flag Ceremony Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

An Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony was held at Government Plaza in Visalia on June 6, which was attended by about 70 people. Speakers included Tulare County Board of... — Updated 10/9/2017


California Highway Patrol Seeks More Local Senior Volunteers

If you are at least 55 years old and meet a few other requirements, the California Highway Patrol wants you! The CHP is looking to increase the numbers of people involved in its... — Updated 10/9/2017


Over 500 Athletes Compete at Visalia Senior Games

The 2017 Visalia Senior Games exceeded expectations with 505 athletes competing in various locations in Visalia over two weekends in March. Seniors from 95 California cities, and... — Updated 7/26/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

Farmersville City Council Decides CDBG Senior Services Programs

On January 23, the Farmersville City Council decided how to use the $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the city was awarded to help pay for senior services over the... — Updated 2/27/2017


Visalia 2017 Senior Games Schedule Announced

The 2017 Visalia Senior Games, the Central Valley's only senior games, will be held at various locations in Visalia on March 16-19 and 24-26. The inaugural Senior Games, which were... — Updated 1/1/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

$150,000 Grant for Seniors at Risk in Farmersville

The State of California recently approved a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City of Farmersville that includes $150,000 for senior services for two years. About... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Steve Pastis    News

Spring Dedication Planned for Open Arms House

Hospice care is a compassionate and team-oriented approach to medical care for the terminally ill. A hospice house, such as the Open Arms House that will open in Visalia in 2017,... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Steve Pastis    News

Beware of These Popular 2016 Holiday Season Scams

"We have our 'oldies but goodies' but they become new again during the holiday season," said Nicole Burnham, victim advocate with the Tulare County District Attorney's Office,... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Steve Pastis    News

Grant Allows Tulare County to Grow its Elder Abuse Task Force

The Tulare County District Attorney's Elder Abuse Task Force has been growing as it uses some of the $400,000 in grant funding it was awarded in July. The two-year funding from the... — Updated 10/27/2016


Seniors Showcase Creativity at San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con, the annual event that attracts more than 100,000 comic book collectors, movie and television show fans each summer, is not just for young people. If you... — Updated 8/28/2016

 By Steve Pastis    News

Kings County Sheriff's Department Upgrades 'R.U.O.K.?' Program

The Kings County Sheriff's Department will be upgrading its RUOK ("Are You OK?") program in the near future. The decision was made to replace the system it has been using to serve... — Updated 8/28/2016

 By Steve Pastis    News

Tulare County Receives $400,000 Grant to Fight Elder Abuse

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a request by the Tulare County District Attorney's Office to allow it to accept grant funding in the amount of $400,000 for a new... — Updated 8/28/2016


Visalia Offers Pickleball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer for Seniors

Once again, the City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department will include a variety of sports activities among its busy spring schedule for seniors. "What we're doing... — Updated 1/22/2016


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