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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

 

Most Americans Don't Feel Safe in Their Own Homes

Home is where the heart is. But home may not always be where Americans feel safest. A new survey from Honeywell found that more than two-thirds of Americans – including 72% of women – do not always feel totally safe in their... — Updated 11/22/2015

 

The Water-Efficient Landscape of the Central Valley

Think you can't have a beautiful landscape in the "new California?" Think you can wait it out and keep that fescue turf and those coastal redwoods? Are you ready for a change? If... — Updated 5/14/2015

 

Water-Saving Landscapes

Water-saving landscapes continue as the big trend in gardens, and with good reason. In working with clients over the past several years, here are a few things my company has... — Updated 3/18/2015

 
 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Gardening in the Central Valley

A popular trend in home gardening is biodynamic growing. This style has been around in one form or another since ancient Roman times and maybe even longer in Asia. Although it is... — Updated 10/17/2014

 
 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Winter is a Time for Planning the Garden

Winter, the season of fewer garden chores, is a good season for planning changes you will make in the spring. Pruning deciduous trees and shrubs for safety or to control size,... — Updated 8/21/2014

 
 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Spring in the garden: Enjoy the flowers

Springtime in California gardens is a bounty of flowers. From fruit trees to roses to California chaparral plants and wildflowers, we enjoy an abundance of riches, even when... — Updated 8/21/2014

 
 By Peyton Ellas    Homefront

Removing the lawn

The biggest garden trend we are finding is the desire for removing the front lawn. Conserving water is the main reason for this garden renovation; reducing maintenance and... — Updated 8/21/2014

 

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