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Master Gardeners' Tips for September and October

Perhaps you have noticed the days are getting shorter? A sure sign that summer is winding down and fall is around the corner. I think of the garden year not from January to... — Updated 9/8/2022


Master Gardeners' Tips for July

Be easy on yourself and on your garden this month. Do everything you can to conserve water. Enjoy the harvest of the summer garden. Planting Don't plant ornamental plants in July.... — Updated 7/24/2022


HSSN Offers Tulare County Seniors Friendships, Activities

The Homebound Senior Social Network (HSSN) is a free program offered by the Valley Caregiver Resource Center and Kings-Tulare Area Agency on Aging (KTAAA). Since 2007, the program, which is only offered to Tulare County residents... — Updated 7/24/2022


January Gardening Tips from the Master Gardeners

January can be a busy month in our Central Valley and foothill gardens. Hopefully, we will be dodging rainstorms and working on foggy days. That's what our gardens rely on for... — Updated 1/10/2022


Initial Grandparent Caregivers Report Given to Congress

On November 16, the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren delivered its first report to Congress. The report is a culmination of a two-year effort that gathered information from kin and grandparent caregive... — Updated 1/8/2022


Form 602 & Why Seniors Become Frail

What is a Form 602 and why is it important to have it completed before moving to assisted living? A Form 602 (better known as a Physicians Report) is a state-mandated report that needs to be filled out by the primary doctor. It ask... — Updated 11/9/2021


Master Gardeners Offer Helpful Garden Tips for November

November is one of my favorite months in the California garden. I watch leaves descend, winds sway even large tree branches, and sheets of rain (hopefully!) wash off a year's dust.... — Updated 11/9/2021


The Rise and Benefits of Companion Robots

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has published a whitepaper regarding the benefits of companion robots, including the Sony Aibo dog. AIBO, an acronym for Artificial Intelligence roBOt,... — Updated 8/31/2021


Seniors Like Self-Driving Vehicles and Ride Services

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Volkswagen Group of America released the results of an online survey of older adults designed to better understand attitudes and... — Updated 8/31/2021


Quail Park at Shannon Ranch Offers In-Person & Virtual Tours

Northwest Visalia Senior Housing, LLC and Living Care Lifestyles have announced the opening of Quail Park at Shannon Ranch. This new community offers luxury apartments for active... — Updated 10/11/2020


2019 Alzheimer's Walk Raises $32,000... So Far

More than 400 walkers participated in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 12, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. "We have raised over $32,000 as... — Updated 2/19/2020


Planning Underway for Fifth Annual Visalia Senior Games

Planning is underway and the City of Visalia, spearheaded by its Parks & Recreation Department, is excited to bring this event back to the Central Valley. The Senior Games are... — Updated 2/19/2020


Quail Park at Shannon Ranch to Open in October

Living Care Lifestyles, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Shannon Senior Care, LLC, and BTV Senior Housing, LLC, have announced that the opening of Quail Park at Shannon Ranch,... — Updated 8/11/2019


Older Consumers Become the Ideal Target Market for Meal Kits

Think meal kits are a Millennial or Gen Z trend best suited to the novice cooking skills of adults under age 40? Packaged Facts encourages you to reconsider. The market research... — Updated 8/11/2019


Consider Adding New and Interesting Flowers and Plants to Your Garden

(BPT) - Today's plant lovers want more than the traditional flowers to enhance their home. Rather, people want to enjoy the experience of getting in touch with nature, while also... — Updated 6/11/2019


New Technology to Make Senior Living Easier, Safer, Happier

As the 50+ market continues to grow, so does the market for the new technology that will make our lives easier, safer and happier as we get older. At the recent Computer... — Updated 5/28/2019


Central California Pickleball Tournament Returns to Visalia

The Central California Pickleball Tournament returns in October, hosted by the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department. Pickleball is a fast-action sport that combines elements... — Updated 10/9/2017


Moo Mile to Raise Funds for Meals on Wheels Program at Tulare Senior Center

The inaugural Moo Mile Race/Walk or 5K presented by the Tulare Parks & Recreation Department will be held on September 30. The event will raise awareness and funds for the Tulare Meals on Wheels Program provided at the Tulare S... — Updated 10/9/2017


Jimmy Buffet's Song 'Margaritaville' Inspires New Retirement Communities

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities have announced a partnership to develop Latitude Margaritaville, new active retirement communities in some of the nation's most... — Updated 7/26/2017


Over 500 Athletes Compete at Visalia Senior Games

The 2017 Visalia Senior Games exceeded expectations with 505 athletes competing in various locations in Visalia over two weekends in March. Seniors from 95 California cities, and... — Updated 7/26/2017


Tulare Senior Center News

Submitted by Lorraine Zorn, City of Tulare Parks & Recreation Chukchansi Day Trip – Sign Up Now! The seats are filling up fast – come in and register for a fun trip to Chukchansi Casino! Registrations are now being taken for Th... — Updated 4/13/2017


Senior Day in the Park Planned for Friday, May 12 at Mooney Grove

"Sock Hop" is the theme of the 48th Annual Senior Day in the Park, an annual free event this year organized by CSET (Community Services Employment Training), and sponsored by... — Updated 2/27/2017


Heart of Seniors Event Packs Wyndham Ballroom

The fourth annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, filled the ballroom of the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia on February 16. The... — Updated 2/27/2017


Veteran's Corner - Speeding up Your CLAIM

Want to speed up the processing of your claim? The VA has implemented the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Process, which has significantly decreased the time it takes to process these... — Updated 2/27/2017


Athletes to Gather in Visalia for the 2017 Senior Games

The 2017 Visalia Senior Games, the Central Valley's only senior games, will be held at various locations in Visalia on March 16-19 and 24-26. Nearly 160 athletes are already... — Updated 2/27/2017


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