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 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


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

 By Steve Pastis    Health

Medicare Specialist Advises Seniors to Avoid Medicare Advantage, HMOs

"Medicare insurance is the most confusing thing for a senior to figure out," Susan Hatch told members of the Senior Care Organization at their October meeting at Café 225 in... — Updated 11/22/2015

 By Steve Pastis    News

Fifty Cities Represented at Inaugural Visalia Senior Games

Last month, athletes from 50 California cities competed in the first Senior Games ever held in the Central Valley. A total of 237 athletes participated, including some traveling... — Updated 11/22/2015

 By Steve Pastis    News

New Cons and Scams Target Local Seniors

"Right now, the number of cons and scams are very high," said Nicole Burnham, elder abuse victim advocate for the Tulare County District Attorney's office, adding that telephone... — Updated 11/22/2015


2015 Visalia Senior Games Likely to Exceed Expectations

Response to the 2015 Visalia Senior Games, the first event of its kind for seniors in the South Valley, has been "real good," according to Allison Lambert, recreation supervisor... — Updated 9/16/2015

 By Steve Pastis    News

Tulare County Seniors Warned about Financial Scams

"Every year, an estimated five million – or one in ten older Americans – are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation," according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.... — Updated 7/18/2015


Pickleball: 'The Fastest Growing Sport in America'

Pickleball keeps growing in popularity in the South Valley, with many seniors coming out to play on the pickleball courts at Recreation Park in Visalia on at least a weekly basis. T... — Updated 5/14/2015


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