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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... — 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 th... — 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?... — 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... — 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

 
 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Helpful Garden Tips for November and December

Autumn is in full gear this month. This is a great time to plant almost any tree, shrub, perennial, ground cover, wildflower seeds and the last of spring-flowering bulbs. While the... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

Seeing Changes in a Loved One When Home for the Holidays

Going home for the holidays can mean reconnecting with loved ones and enjoying the spirit of the season. For many people, if they live away from their family and don’t see them often, it can also be a time of anxiety if the... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

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?... — 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

 

The Need to Support Caregivers

Question: I have a dear friend who is the caregiver of her mother who has dementia. My friend is angry and frustrated all the time. How can I help her? People who are caregiving for... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Alzheimer's Walk Set for October 1

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 1, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. This... — Updated 5/6/2022

 

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