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 By Kimberly Jensen    Homefront 

Selling the Family Home, Power of Attorney, Dealing with Boredom

Question: My mother has decided to move to an assisted living and wants to sell our family home to supplement the payment for her care. The family doesn’t want the home sold. What are the options? Many families have a difficult t... — Updated 5/2/2024


Family Game Nights (and Days) Can Bring Generations Together

When you were younger, you might have had "family game night," huddled around the kitchen table with dice and tokens. Besides the happy memories this brings, those game nights may a... — Updated 3/2/2024


Three Tips for Reducing Fall Risk for Older Adults

Falling represents one of the most pressing health concerns facing older adults. As people consider ways to prevent falling, either for themselves or a loved one, it can seem daunting – with so many risk factors, how can we p... — Updated 3/2/2024


Power of Attorney, Gleaning Seniors, Staying Together Despite Dementia

Question: My friend wants me to be her Power of Attorney. Why is it so important to have one and are there any pitfalls that I need to be aware of if I do become her Power of Attorney? Power of Attorneys are very important to have... — Updated 3/2/2024


Gen Z-ers Plan to Care for Parents, but Don't Know Costs

Gen Zers who plan to be involved in their parents' senior care anticipate their parents moving in with them or them serving as their parents' primary or supportive caregivers... — Updated 1/4/2024


American Farmers are Aging, According to USDA Census

Today, you are more likely to meet a farmer over the age of 65 than under the age of 44. Most farmers have been in the industry for more than a decade, and over 60% of them work ano... — Updated 1/4/2024


SHIP/HICAP - A Place and Guide for Medicare

Nearing age 65 and not sure when to enroll in Medicare? Have you ever received a bill from Medicare and weren't sure which course to take? You are not alone. Between now and 2030,... — Updated 1/4/2024


First Post-Pandemic Senior Games Held

The 2023 Visalia Senior Games, the first since the pandemic, were held over the weekend of November 4-5. This year's games featured competitions in pickleball and table tennis. "It... — Updated 1/3/2024


Avoiding Online Holiday Scams

Every year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information and, at the very least, a festive mood. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, non-payment... — Updated 11/20/2023


The Multipurpose Senior Services Program

(This is the fourth in a series of articles from the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency about supportive services for local seniors to appear in The Good Life.) Do you know someone aged 65 or older who needs help at... — Updated 9/4/2023


Protect Yourself from the 'Check Washing' Scam

Check use may be declining, but check fraud is still a serious problem, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Watch out for the scam dubbed "check washing," which involves... — Updated 9/4/2023


Tracking Fall Risks in the Home

A rug not fastened to the floor. A slippery surface in the bathroom. A small pet running around. Each of those are common in the homes of many older adults, and all are among the hazards that can lead to falls by seniors.... — Updated 5/25/2023


Anxiety, Stress and Grief Can be Harmful to Your Health

I am a 73-year-old woman who just lost her husband of 50 years, and I am having a difficult time getting up in the morning. My children say that anxiety, stress and grief can be harmful to my health, is that true? YES! Many aging... — Updated 5/25/2023


Aging Network California to Host Professional Summit in Visalia

The Aging Network California will host the Inaugural Professional Summit for senior living professionals on August 22 in Visalia. The goal of the event is to inspire, encourage and equip professionals with practical tools and... — Updated 5/25/2023


Education Summit & Senior Resource Fair on May 6

The NorthPointe Community Church Elder Care Ministry and AgeWell Fresno have partnered to bring a free Education Summit & Senior Resource Fair proclaimed “All Things New” to the Fresno campus of NorthPointe Community Church on Sat... — Updated 5/25/2023


Parking Lot Scams

If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of being cooped up with the cold, winter weather, and are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the spring sunshine! But a note of caution – while we’re out there frolicking in the beauti... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Larry Kast    Homefront

My Voice Media Center Helps Local Seniors Cope

As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues, as well as highlight how mental illness can affect... — Updated 5/25/2023


IHSS Program Allows Seniors to Avoid Out-of-Home Care

(This is the second in a series of articles about supportive services for local seniors that will appear in The Good Life.) The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program provides... — Updated 3/2/2023


Caregiver Support Group & Planning for Senior Living

I live in Tulare and I am a Caregiver. I don’t have time to travel to Visalia for your Caregiver/Dementia In-Person Support group. When will you be having a Support group in Tulare? Finding a location in Tulare for an In-Person C... — Updated 3/2/2023


Holiday Depression and The MIND Diet

Questions: I always get depressed before, during and after the holidays. My husband passed away and my children live out of the area. Is it normal to feel this way even after the Ne... — Updated 1/3/2023


Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging Provides Support for Seniors

(This is the first in a series of articles about supportive services for local seniors that will appear in The Good Life.) The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA), Adult... — Updated 1/3/2023


Heart of Seniors Returns to Visalia Wyndham Hotel

The Heart of Seniors Expo & Fashion Show, hosted by the Senior Coalition, will be held on Thursday, February 16, at the Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia. The... — Updated 1/3/2023


Caregivers' Costs, Temporary Placement and Pets

My friend’s mother is staying in her home with in-home care 24 hours a day. Is this more expensive than living at an assisted living community? Licensed and bonded in-home care agencies cost between $26 and $38 per hour. If s... — Updated 11/7/2022


Stockings for Seniors Drive Launched

Homebound senior citizens, who often do not have friends or family visit them during the holidays, will receive a stocking filled with donated cold-weather comfort items during the annual Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T... — Updated 11/7/2022


New 'Oldies' Station Back on Schedule

In the July 2020 issue of The Good Life, we reported that, "South Valley fans of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley will soon have a 'new' station to turn... — Updated 11/7/2022


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