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Aging Changes Parent-Child Relationship in 'The Father'

It is an inescapable fact of life that for most relationships between a parent and a child, there is a moment in time where the child becomes a carer, and the parent a dependent.... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

CES Showcases New Technology for Seniors

The Computer Electronics Show, better known as CES, is an annual event in January. The show is usually held in Las Vegas and features 500 exhibits, 70,000 registered attendees, and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Streep, Wiest and Bergen Take a Voyage in 'Let Them All Talk'

"Let Them All Talk" is a unique comedy streaming on HBO Max starring Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest, with Lucas Hedges and Gemma Chan. It touches upon the importance... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Robert De Niro Stars in Holiday Comedy 'The War with Grandpa'

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert Kimmel Smith, the new holiday-themed movie "The War with Grandpa" features an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken,... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

A Theatrical Tribute to a Father with Alzheimer's

(Reprinted courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association.) Yang Sun and S. Leo Chiang's moving documentary, "Our Time Machine," follows acclaimed Shanghai artist Maleonn as he stages a... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

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

 

Norma Lovelace Named Barbershopper of the Year

Norma Lovelace has been named the Mighty Oak Chorus "Barbershopper of the Year." Last year, she joined the chorus when it welcomed female singers for the first time in its 38-year... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

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

 

Rawhide Announce Renewal of Senior Rustlers Program

Rustler Wednesdays are back at Recreation Park. The Visalia Rawhide has announced the renewal of its Rawhide Rustler Senior Club, a unique ticket membership only available to fans... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

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

 

Athletes to Gather in Visalia for 2020 Senior Games

The 2020 Visalia Senior Games, the Central Valley's only senior games, will be held at various locations in Visalia on March 21-22 and 28-29. Nearly 200 athletes are already... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

New Book Helps Seniors Stay Sharp... and to Zone Out

"If we want to stay in the game, we need to keep our brains stimulated," explained Carol Pack, co-author of Mind Games & Soporifics, in the book's description on Amazon. "Too ma... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Count Basie Orchestra to Headline Fox Visalia October 11

In the history of jazz music, there is only one bandleader with the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world more than 30 years... — Updated 9/2/2019

 

The Relaxing, Fun & Healthy History of Puzzles

(BPT) - Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. It's almost impossible. In fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

Rawhide Seeks Pageant Contestants

The Visalia Rawhide baseball team is looking for local ladies at least 70 years of age to participate in its annual "Belle of the Ballpark" pageant on Wednesday, May 15. At the... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

Senior Day in the Park to Return to Mooney Grove

The 50th Annual Senior Day in the Park, a free event for seniors, their families and caregivers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Mooney Grove Park, 2700 S.... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

Tulare County Library Offers Three 'Before I Die' Programs

Tulare County Library, along with the California Center for the Book, will present "Before I Die," a Book to Action program series, at the Visalia Branch Library. The series is... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

2019 Heart of Seniors Luncheon Attracts Big Valentine's Day Crowd

The sixth annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, was held on February 14 at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia. The event included... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

Rawhide Announce New Rustler Senior Club Program

Wednesdays will be all about the long-time baseball fans at Rawhide Ballpark in 2019. The Visalia Rawhide will debut the Rawhide Rustler Senior Club, a unique ticket membership only available to fans 55 years of age and up, for the... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

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

 

Puzzle Time

COMIC STRIPS OF THE 50S AND 60S Fill in the blanks of the names of these comic strips that were popular in the 50s and 60s: 1. A _ _ y C _ _ p 2. B _ _ t _ _ B _ _ l _ _ 3. B _ _ n _ _ e 4. B _ _ n _ _ S _ _ r _ 5. M _ _ m _ _ u _... — Updated 10/9/2017

 

New 'Little Big Shots' TV Show Celebrates Extraordinary Seniors

"Little Big Shots: Forever Young" premiered on Wednesday, June 21 with five amazing young-at-heart seniors and a special guest appearance by Betty White. The one-hour show on NBC... — Updated 10/9/2017

 

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