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 By Kimberly Jensen    Homefront 

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

March Gardening Tips from the Master Gardeners

March was the first month of the year in the original Roman calendar. That feels right to me. March is a month of flowers and growth, the first full month in which almost... — Updated 11/7/2022

 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

 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Garden Tips for May and June

While May can bring a mix of warm and cool weather, June typically means hot and dry, with occasional drops in temperature. Without adequate snowpack and rainfall this winter and sp... — Updated 5/6/2022


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


Assisted Living Costs & Referral Websites

Question: I am a veteran and served during a period of war, are there any benefits to help me with assisted living costs? First, I would like to thank you for your service! Millions of honorably discharged veterans and their... — Updated 8/31/2021


Free Shredding Event for Seniors

Quail Park on Cypress will be hosting a free shredding event for seniors on Friday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors are encouraged to use this opportunity to safely... — Updated 3/3/2021


California Establishes Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse

On January 27, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the expansion of the department's existing program to protect California's most vulnerable citizens and... — Updated 3/3/2021


California Releases First-Ever Master Plan for Aging

The Newsom Administration has announced the release of California’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging, a comprehensive framework that will prepare the state for significant demographic changes in the years ahead, including the gro... — Updated 3/3/2021


'Vintage Visalia' Gated Neighborhood Now Open

The developers of the Montecito Luxury Apartments in Visalia have unveiled Vintage Visalia, their new 55-plus rental community. The gated neighborhood in northwest Visalia offers... — Updated 7/24/2020


Valley Renal Support Group

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 By Steve Pastis    Homefront

Patriot Guard Riders Honor Memory of Fallen Veterans

Patriot Guard Riders were founded in July 2005 with the original purpose of shielding the families of fallen veterans from those who sought to disrupt the funerals of their loved... — Updated 2/19/2020


Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

Many elderly people rely entirely on family or other trusted individuals to help them. Whether it is physiological or psychological, as people grow older they tend to need guidance... — Updated 9/2/2019


Downsizing as You Age: Eight Helpful Tips

It's easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often means decades of stuff.... — Updated 9/2/2019


'Senior Day at Burris Park' Set for September 20

The Kings County Commission on Aging will once again present Senior Day at Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Kingsburg. The event will feature a cake walk, bingo, raffles, music, informational tables, a crazy hat contest and Elvis,... — Updated 9/2/2019


Visalia Senior Center Ready for Annual Fall Open House

School is back in session, which means that fall is just around the corner and the Visalia Senior Center is ready to kick off fall with its annual Senior Center Fall Open House... — Updated 9/2/2019


Top Ten Most Popular Senior Names Revealed

In honor of National Older Americans Month, American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, analyzed data of more than 28,000 customers ov... — Updated 8/11/2019


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