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96-Year Old First Grader the Hero of 'Barefoot Empress'

"Barefoot Empress" is a 15- minute film about Karthyayani Amma, better known locally as Amma, a woman who lives in the village of Haripad in the Alappuzha district of India. As a... — Updated 5/25/2023


Van Amerongen's Comics Feature Eccentric Seniors

"Most cartoonists ignore the graphic possibilities of the comic strip, but Jerry Van Amerongen understands that a picture can be the funniest part of the story." - Bill Watterson... — Updated 5/25/2023


Senior Day in the Park Scheduled for May 5

"April Showers Bring May Flowers," the 51st Annual Senior Day in the Park, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Mooney Grove Park. (The confirmation of the date came shortly after our previous issue went to... — Updated 5/25/2023


Belle of the Ballpark Competition Highlights Opening Week

Visalia Rawhide celebrated Opening Week at Valley Strong Ballpark with fans enjoying baseball and senior ladies telling "Yo Mama" jokes. April 12th was the second day of Opening... — Updated 5/25/2023


Mulligans to Bring Indoor Golfing to South Valley

Golfers in the South Valley will soon have a place to play a full round of golf without having to walk the complete length of a golf course, and without the weather being a factor.... — Updated 5/25/2023


'80 for Brady' Described as 'Coming-of-Age Story'

"80 for Brady" offers a twist on the "girls just want to have fun" comedy. The film stars four accomplished actresses, most of whom have celebrated their 80th birthdays: Lily... — Updated 3/2/2023


Movie Set in Retirement Home to be Remade as TV Show

Ted Danson, who starred in television shows such as "Cheers," "Mr. Mayor" and "The Good Place," is reportedly set to play a retiree hired by a private investigator to go undercover... — Updated 3/2/2023


Visalia Rawhide Announce Senior Club, Belle of the Ballpark

With the 2023 baseball season just around the corner, the Visalia Rawhide have announced that the Rawhide Rustler Senior Club will be back for its third season. Established in 2019,... — Updated 3/2/2023


Pack and Paskoff Release Over Sixty: Book of Lists

Barbara Paskoff and Carol Pack recently released their fourth collaboration, Over Sixty: Shades of Gray: Book of Lists. Their new book "just came about because of our impatience,"... — Updated 1/3/2023


'Show Must Go On!' Offers New Way to Look at the Years Ahead

"Show Must Go On!" is a documentary about four women who choose a life filled with friendship, laughter and purpose. They have a new way of looking at the years ahead and show that... — Updated 1/3/2023


'Calendar Girls' Described as 'Coming-of-Golden-Age' Film

The love of dance and glitter bonds an unlikely group of 60-plus women in southwest Florida – The Calendar Girls. But under the veil of fake lashes and unicorn horns, lurks the... — Updated 1/3/2023


92-Year Old Tries to Recapture Past Magic in 'Ball and Vase'

"I've been wanting to tell this story ever since my grandfather passed away," explained David Baram, the writer and director of "Ball and Vase." "Like Ed in this film, my... — Updated 11/7/2022


'Broken Wings' Spotlights an Unusual Friendship

Jayne Lakhani is a 66-year-old waitress at The Pancake Shop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Adonis is a vulture. Lakhani was injured in a car accident. Adonis suffered an unknown injury t... — Updated 9/8/2022


New show highlights generation gap

Kelly Ripa hosts "Generation Gap," the new Thursday night comedy quiz game show on ABC from producers Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Burnett. "Generation Gap" pairs teams of seniors and... — Updated 9/8/2022


'Stu's Show' Celebrates Classic Television Programs

"Stu's Show" is an online show about classic television, featuring interviews with the stars and creators of the most memorable shows of the 1950s and 1960s. So far, there have... — Updated 7/24/2022


Farmer Bob's World Offers a Fun and Educational Ag Experience

Farmer Bob's World has become a local attraction in the South Valley, presenting the farm experience to visitors from all over the valley, as well as from throughout the country... — Updated 7/24/2022


'Gregory,' Brief but Memorable

“Gregory” is an intensely personal film by Ben McHugh, CEO of Brooklyn Oz Productions, who took time from his other film projects to make a film inspired by his late father, who passed away in 1984. “I dream of meeting him... — Updated 7/24/2022


'Prestige Sings!' Online in June

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... — Updated 5/6/2022


'Lucy and Desi' Documents a Hollywood Love Story

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... — Updated 5/6/2022


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

"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... — Updated 5/6/2022


Oscar Winners Featured in 'a Different Kind' of Alzheimer's Film

"From the beginning, I wanted to create a different kind of "Alzheimer's film," said Valerio Zanoli about "Not to Forget," which he wrote, produced and directed. "I was determined... — Updated 3/5/2022


'Have You Heard about Greg?' Provides Personal Look at Alzheimer's

"Have You Heard About Greg?" (HYHAG) is a documentary that introduces Greg O'Brien, an investigative reporter, best-selling author and public speaker. Greg takes us into his world... — Updated 3/5/2022


Rawhide Revives Senior Traditions

The Visalia Rawhide announce the Rawhide Rustler Senior Club will be back in full swing for the 2022 season. The Rustlers Program, which began in 2019, is sponsored by Park Visalia... — Updated 3/5/2022


'The Musician' Tells a Sweet but Sad Tale of Lifelong Love

During a vicious attack, a young musician and the love of his life are brutally separated from one another. Fifty years later, the musician is summoned to play at the Mongol castle... — Updated 1/10/2022


Seniors Remember the Old Days in 'One All the Way'

For years, Harry Baram, Ron Rauschart and Larry Presta have spent many evenings out on "hot dog crawls" in the Paterson, New Jersey area. They have hot dogs at a few restaurants... — Updated 1/8/2022


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