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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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Tulare County Walk to End Alzheimer's Set for October 8

The 3rd Annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, October 8th at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. About 500 people from throughout the Tulare and Kings County area...

 
 By Steve Pastis    News    September 1, 2016

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 Elder Abuse Program....

 

Visalia Senior Center Hosts Fall Open House September 16

The Visalia Senior Center will host its Fall Open House, dedicated to all those 50 and better, on Friday, September 16, from 3-6 p.m. The event will feature a vendor fair with local businesses that...

 

Military Service Records

Do you need a copy of your official Military Service Records? Many service members don’t realize the importance of the documents provided upon separation from service, but as many members...

 

Health Threat as Cedar Fire Smoke Spreads into Area

Smoke levels from the Cedar fire are high in Tulare County, especially in the area of the city of Porterville. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. It can irritate your eyes and...

 
 By Steve Pastis    News    September 1, 2016

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 the needs of its...

 

First Case of Zika Virus Reported in Tulare County

The Tulare County Public Health branch has confirmed that an individual in Tulare County has tested positive for the Zika virus after getting bitten by mosquitoes during recent travels in Central...

 

American Grandparents More Tech-Savvy than Their Grandchildren Think

According to recent survey results derived from the American Grandparents Association and visitors at its content site, Grandparents.com, the vast majority of people aged 60+ in the United States are...

 

Seniors Unaware They Can Sell Their Life Insurance Policies

More than eight out of 10 seniors are not aware they can sell their life insurance policy for an immediate cash payment. According to a survey of more than 600 people conducted by Coventry Direct,...

 

Weed Out Gardening Injuries

Gardening has many health benefits, but you need to ensure that you're not putting undue strain on your body. Bayer Advanced lawn and garden expert Lance Walheim, author of Lawn Care for Dummies,...

 

Visalia Transit Announces New Senior Bus Fares

Visalia Transit's new bus fare prices went into effect on August 6. Three of the price changes affect seniors: the Fixed One-Way Fare for seniors is now 75¢, the Day Pass is $2.50, and the 7-Day...

 

Plan Ahead to Help Keep Seniors Safe on the Road

A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving. Unfortunately, those...

 

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Senior Helpers, a provider of personalized in-home senior care, shared 10 telltale signs a loved one may be living with Alzheimer's or dementia. With Baby Boomers now reaching age 65 and an individual...

 

Kaweah Delta Breast Center Announces Pink Tea Party Keynote Speaker

Tickets are on sale for Alice in Wonderland," Kaweah Delta Breast Center's 5th annual Pink Tea Party, scheduled for the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, October 23, beginning at 1 p.m. The...

 

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 ever have the...

 

Wining & Dining

Orzo with Lemon, Brie and Toasted Pine Nuts Live a life in balance. Particularly during the busiest times of year, finding the right balance is crucial. With all the time spent on work and personal...

 

The Deadly Pixley Cotton Strike

As the amount of irrigated land in California increased in the early 1900s, so did the need for farm workers. The workers came, and unionization soon followed. Job actions became common and between 19...

 

Arcadia Publishing Releases New 'Visalia' Book by Terry Ommen

When the first settlers arrived in what is now Visalia in the fall of 1852, they found a lush river delta in the midst of an oak forest at the base of the Sierra Nevada. The soil was fertile, just...

 

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