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Articles from the May 1, 2022 edition


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  • College Fee Waiver

    Ken Cruickshank|Updated May 14, 2022

    Are you aware of the California College Fee Waiver (CFW) Program, an education benefit available to the spouses and children of U.S. veterans through the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)? The Fee Waiver runs through the academic year, beginning with each fall semester. Once eligibility criteria are met, dependents can get their tuition fees waived when attending any California community college, California State University or University of California campus....

  • News from the Visalia Migratory Labor Camp

    Terry Ommen, Dusting Off History|Updated May 6, 2022

    Over the years, Tulare County has been very fortunate to have many newspapers. Whether it was the small town of Traver that had the Traver Advocate, or the larger town of Tulare that had the Tulare Advance-Register, these community newspapers provided readers with a glimpse of world and local news. A number of the county papers lasted just a short time and shut down operations. Others merged with neighboring publications, and still others published for a long time. In fact,...

  • Garden Tips for May and June

    Peyton Ellas, UCCE Master Gardener|Updated May 6, 2022

    While May can bring a mix of warm and cool weather, June typically means hot and dry, with occasional drops in temperature. Without adequate snowpack and rainfall this winter and spring, we are in another drought year, but we know how to keep our gardens healthy and growing with water-efficient practices and low-water-use plants. Our gardens will get through this drought cycle too. We may even be surprised, as in the last drought, how well some of our established garden plants...

  • Panama Tops InternationalLiving.com's Global Retirement Index

    Updated May 6, 2022

    For the 11th time, Panama takes the top spot in InternationalLiving.com's Annual Global Retirement Index. "Some say the only constant in life is change," says Jessica Ramesch, International Living Panama editor. "But after more than 15 years in Panama, I've found that some of the best things in life remain the same. It's no surprise to me that this tiny powerhouse has once again taken the number one spot in International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index. "We've been her...

  • Survey Reports 1 in 5 on Medicare Use Medical Marijuana

    Updated May 6, 2022

    MedicarePlans.com, a platform for health care resources for the elderly and disabled, has published a new survey report that provides insight into the use of medical marijuana among American seniors. According to the report, one in five Medicare recipients currently uses medical marijuana to treat one or more health conditions. Sixty-six percent of respondents believe that Medicare should cover cannabis products and treatments. Nearly 60% of seniors who support health insurance coverage for medical marijuana think it could...

  • Visalia City Council Sinks Aquatics Complex Proposal

    Steve Pastis, Managing Editor, The Good Life|Updated May 6, 2022

    The City of Visalia will not be constructing the aquatics facility proposed by Councilmember Greg Collins anytime soon. His motion to place the proposal on the agenda of a future council meeting was defeated at the April 18th Visalia City Council meeting. "On a 3-2 vote, the council voted not to put the item on a future agenda, which precludes any public input," said Collins. "At first when the vote was taken, I was in disbelief that the council would take a position that...

  • Masks at Gatherings? Local In-Person Caregiver/Dementia Support Groups?

    Kimberly Jensen, Quail Corner|Updated May 6, 2022

    Question: Why do I see some people not wearing masks and gathering in places while we have a COVID virus? COVID has taken a dramatic decline in recent weeks. Kaweah Health Hospital posted, as of April 13, that they only had eight in the hospital with COVID and none in the ICU. More and more seniors are finally feeling comfortable coming out of their isolation. Churches are now open, senior centers are starting to have gatherings throughout the nation. A record number of seniors are now taking this opportunity to move into...

  • 'Prestige Sings!' Online in June

    Updated May 6, 2022

    Fitness and wellness for older adults is vital to maintaining both physical and emotional health. There's one activity that helps both of those aspects at the same time. It can be done morning, afternoon or evening. It can be done at home or in the car. Performed seated or standing. It brings joy while also improving lung function. It doesn't require any equipment or a gym membership. It's singing. (Yes, singing.) The health benefits of singing, along with the stress relief...

  • 'Lucy and Desi' Documents a Hollywood Love Story

    Updated May 6, 2022

    Just days after Desi Arnaz passed away in December of 1986, Lucille Ball was honored at The Kennedy Center Honors. He had written a letter for her, special for the occasion, to be read aloud during the ceremony for all to hear. The final line was, "'I Love Lucy' was never just a title." "Lucy and Desi" is the documentary debut of filmmaker, actress and comedian Amy Poehler, exploring the real-life world of the performers behind America's most famous TV couple, Lucy and Ricky...

  • 'I Am Here' Celebrates the Remarkable Life of a Holocaust Survivor

    Updated May 6, 2022

    "I Am Here" is a life-affirming documentary that celebrates the remarkable life of Ella Blumenthal, whose magnetic personality and spirit has remained undimmed despite living through one of history's darkest chapters. One of the oldest living survivors of the Holocaust, Ella celebrates her 98th birthday, where she reveals to close friends and family profound memories of her incredible survival in a way she has never done before. "The (film's) title comes from a line in Hebrew...

  • SRES Designation Indicates A Realtor's Dedication to Serving Seniors

    Larry Kast, Publisher, The Good Life|Updated May 6, 2022

    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 starting to catch a toe-hold in the South Valley by a little known specialist designation that's emerging among real estate agents. Known as Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES), real estate agents who belong to the National Association of Realtors are taking coursework to obtain the NAR's...

  • Valley Adult Day Services Reopens to Provide Respite for Caregivers

    Updated May 6, 2022

    A longtime care provider that closed due to COVID-19 has reopened in Porterville. Valley Adult Day Services (VADS) provides respite for caregivers from caring for patients or loved ones who require ongoing care and attention. Previously known as Porterville Adult Day Services, the nonprofit operates near the city's center at 227 E. Oak Ave. in Porterville from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those with cognitive impairments are the core clients for VADS, includin...

  • Family HealthCare Network Announces a Rebrand

    Updated May 6, 2022

    Since 1976, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) has served the Valley by providing healthcare for all. Over the last 45 years, FHCN has become recognized as the second largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the nation. In March, FHCN launched its new brand, which includes a new visual identity, strategy and messaging. Over the coming months, the FHCN logo will change on all of its materials, and the network's core message to its patients and partners will be that...

  • Older Participants Sought for Cognitive Survey

    Larry Kast, Publisher, The Good Life|Updated May 6, 2022

    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 nationwide participating in the two-year study that compares those who have had COVID vs those who have not. The only restrictions are participants must be at least 18 years old and have not had COVID-19 in the past three months. They must also be available to participate in the 30-minute tests over the...

  • Alzheimer's Walk Set for October 1

    Updated May 6, 2022

    Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 1, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. This year's walk date was confirmed much earlier than in recent years, when the pandemic created uncertainty, as well as other challenges. "The last couple of years have helped us handle whatever the pandemic looks like this fall," said Amanda Valenzuela, development manager of the Alzheimer's...

  • Campaign and Flags to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month

    Updated May 6, 2022

    June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Tulare County District Attorney's Office will again air its extensive elder abuse awareness campaign using television, radio, newspapers and social media. "We are ready to hit the ground running to bring valuable resources to our seniors as we carefully exit the pandemic," said Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward. "D.A. staff has been creative in making sure seniors have been staying informed at home. Our office recently...

  • Second Booster Recommended for Seniors

    Updated May 6, 2022

    On March 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its recommendations to include a second booster shot for people over the age of 50 to increase their protection against COVID-19. "Boosters are safe, and people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster four months after their prior dose to increase their protection further," said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky. "This is especially important for those 65 and older, and those 50 and...

  • New Senior Center Proposed in Visalia

    Updated May 6, 2022

    A proposed senior daily care facility across the street from the Visalia Mall would provide a multitude of social services and auxiliary medical services to seniors in the greater Visalia area. The existing 17,269-square-foot building at 2240 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia, currently the site of a Goodwill store, would be remodeled to accommodate the proposed facility. The new project would bring a modern PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) facility and its...

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