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'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


'Winter Dance Party' Brings Holly, Valens, Big Bopper to Visalia

The 1950s will live again when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper take the stage at the Visalia Fox Theatre on December 4. John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party" is the... — Updated 11/10/2021


'It's a Wonderful Life' Marks 75th Anniversary

The following is a post that appears on the Library of Congress website. It was written by Elizabeth Brown, a reference librarian/digital reference specialist in the library's... — Updated 11/10/2021


Bill Kirchenbauer Takes His Father Back Home

"It's everything I like in a movie," said actor/comedian Bill Kirchenbauer about his new film, "Taking Al Back Home." "It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it makes you think,"... — Updated 11/9/2021


You Could Win Taste of Downtown Visalia Tickets!

One of the most anticipated events of the fall is coming, and you could win a pair of tickets. The 27th annual Taste of Downtown Visalia is happening on Tuesday, October 19. The... — Updated 8/31/2021


Hilarity for Charity Raises $13 Million for Alzheimer's Relief

Founded in 2012 by Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen, Hilarity for Charity (HFC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to care for families impacted by... — Updated 8/31/2021


Who's Your Daddy? Genealogy Surges During Pandemic

In the quest to fill time while in pandemic isolation, and more importantly find a sustainable senior hobby, we turn to the time-consuming yet injury-avoidant pursuit of genealogy.... — Updated 8/31/2021


Visalia Rawhide Open Ballpark to Full Capacity

Valley Strong Ballpark opened at full capacity on June 22. The Visalia Rawhide, following the recommendations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), no longer require social distancing. “Our staff is excited to fin... — Updated 7/9/2021


Shatner, Smart, Lloyd Share a 'Senior Moment'

Victor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher... — Updated 7/9/2021


80-Year-Old Tops UK Album Charts

With the release of his newest record, "Surrounded by Time," Sir Tom Jones has become the oldest man to top the UK album chart. The 80-year-old singer broke the record set last... — Updated 7/9/2021


'I Care a Lot' – A Crime Thriller about Financial Elder Abuse

"I Care a Lot," a movie currently showing on Netflix, features a new type of villain, one who bilks seniors. She is very successful at this until she and her partner pick on the wro... — Updated 5/1/2021


Chinatown Pretty Showcases Fashionable Asian Seniors

Chinatown Pretty, published by Chronicle Books, is more than the name of a new book featuring portraits and personal stories of trendsetting seniors in six Chinatowns across North... — Updated 5/1/2021


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


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