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 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

 
 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 3/5/2022

 

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

 

New Appeals Process

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formalized the process to update their appeals process. This process was the result of the Veteran Appeals Improvement and... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

2018 Visalia Senior Games Dates Set

Planning is underway and the City of Visalia, spearheaded by the Parks & Recreation Department, is excited to bring this event back to the Central Valley. The Senior Games are... — Updated 10/9/2017

 

Fashion Tips to Stay in Style

Muumuus and mom jeans or spangled capris and Aloha shirts - is this really all the fashion world has to offer women over the age of 60? Do mature women who desire to dress... — Updated 10/9/2017

 

Burial Flags

Upon a veteran's death, the Veterans Administration (VA) provides a United States flag honoring the veteran's military service. The flag will drape the casket or accompany the urn... — Updated 7/26/2017

 

'Avenue of Flags' to Honor Veterans on May 29 at Visalia Public Cemetery

The Avenue of Flags program will be held in the Pavilion at the Visalia Public Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, on Monday, May 29 starting at 10 a.m. The program includes a... — Updated 7/26/2017

 

Two-Thirds of Seniors are Victims of Online Scams

Nearly 97% of seniors age 70 and older are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, manage money and keep in touch via social media. All this time online is putting t... — Updated 2/27/2017

 

What to Do When a Senior Loved One Wanders Away

Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you... — Updated 2/27/2017

 

Weed Out Gardening Injuries

Gardening has many health benefits, but you need to ensure that you're not putting undue strain on your body. Bayer Advanced lawn and garden expert Lance Walheim, author of Lawn... — Updated 8/28/2016

 

Don't Overlook Need for Balanced Natural Light

When homeowners think about improvements that can allow them to stay in their homes longer as they grow older, they may focus on things like grab bars in the bathroom or wider... — Updated 5/2/2016

 

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