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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

 By Kimberly Jensen    Homefront 

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

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


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