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Prestige Presents 'Ageless Grace'

In January, Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia will present "Ageless Grace," a free webinar series about the brain-body exercise program offered at the community. Denise Medved,... — Updated 1/10/2022


Visalia Senior Center Seeks Instructors

The Visalia Senior Center is currently looking for specialty instructors. Do you have a hobby or skill that you would like to share with the seniors? If so, consider applying to become an instructor with the City of Visalia.... — Updated 1/10/2022


How Grandmothers' Brains React to the Sight of Their Grandchildren

Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child's development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists... — Updated 1/8/2022

 By Steve Pastis    News 

California's Ten-Year Alzheimer's Plan Gets Results

California's State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease was an ambitious effort to deal with the challenges faced by many seniors and families in the state. "Among the approximately 3.3... — Updated 1/8/2022

 By Larry Kast    News 

Kaweah Health Acquires the Ruth Wood Open Arms House

Covid 19 has claimed another victim, but this time it's a local nonprofit organization. The Ruth Wood Open Arms House cared for its final patient this past July, then stopped... — Updated 1/8/2022


Medicare Part B Premiums to Increase by 14.5%

On November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles and co-insurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.... — Updated 1/8/2022


Win a Grandparent Membership to ImagineU

ImagineU has a Grandparent Membership like none other, and we're giving away memberships for FREE! ImagineU is Visalia's premier destination for preteens and believes every child... — Updated 11/10/2021


The Senior Citizens League Campaigns for Stimulus Checks for Seniors

The Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group for retired people based in Virginia, reported that Social Security benefits have increased just 55% over the past 20 years. In response, the group's is collecting signatures to get... — Updated 11/9/2021


Tulare County Opens New Transit Operations Facility

The Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) held a ceremony on September 23 to open the new Transit Operations & Maintenance Facility. Members of the public were able to... — Updated 11/9/2021


Aquatics Facility Presentation to be Made at Joint Meeting

Visalia City Council Member Greg Collins plans to make a PowerPoint presentation about the proposed aquatics facility at the joint meeting of the Visalia City Council and the Visali... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

Tulare Library Launches YouTube Channel for Seniors

Lights, camera, action! The Tulare Public Library has launched a YouTube channel designed to cover topics of interest to seniors, among other things. "The YouTube channel is there... — Updated 11/9/2021


2022 Heart of Seniors Canceled

The annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, usually held in mid-February at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia, will not be held in... — Updated 11/9/2021


Local Alzheimer's Walk Exceeds $25,000 Goal

More than 200 area residents helped exceed the fundraising goal of this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's, which returned to Mooney Grove Park in Visalia on October... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Phil Esbenshade    News

New Scams and Schemes to Avoid this Holiday Season

The holidays are here, and as sure as the chilly weather will soon be upon us, scammers will be resurfacing and cooking up creative ways to separate us from our money. Due to the CO... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

Visalia Ransacker Event Postponed

In true cliffhanger fashion, a much-anticipated event is being postponed in the hope that the recent surge in the Covid pandemic will subside by the time the rescheduled date arrives. “Obviously, I would have preferred to go... — Updated 9/26/2021


Special Hotline Offered for Seniors Affected by the KNP Complex Fire

Beginning Thursday, September 16, 2021, Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is providing a hotline for seniors only, aged 60 and older, who are under evacuation orders or evacuation warnings due to KNP Complex Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021


Community Cremation Scattering Set for Nov. 13

The Visalia Public Cemetery has announced that the Third Annual Community Cremation Scattering Day will be Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m. The event will assist families in... — Updated 8/31/2021


Alzheimer's Walk Returns to Mooney Grove Park on Oct. 2

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 2, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Partic... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Steve Pastis    News

Proposed Visalia Aquatics Complex Seeks Supporters

The City of Visalia may have an aquatics facility in the near future if a current proposal is able to clear enough hurdles. "I'll probably be ready to make a presentation to the... — Updated 8/31/2021


Elder Abuse Grant Continues to Serve Tulare County Seniors

In 2020, the Tulare County District Attorney utilized a Governor's Office of Emergency Services grant to advocate and assist victims of elder abuse. The $190,000 grant fully funded... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

Town Meadows Extreme Makeover Nears Completion

While the rest of the world battled COVID-19, Town Meadows was more than lobby deep in a massive renovation project at the senior residential apartment complex in downtown Visalia.... — Updated 7/9/2021


Kings County Observes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Volunteers from Kings County agencies were busy in June with projects to mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Pinwheel gardens were planted throughout Kings County. Pinwheels and... — Updated 7/8/2021


Local Alzheimer's Association Awaits OK for October Walk

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Tulare and Kings County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the 2021 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End... — Updated 7/8/2021


Life Slowly Gets Back to Normal for Local Seniors

It seems that things are changing and that life is getting back to normal following the lifting of the state mask mandate last month. There is one constant in recent months,... — Updated 7/8/2021


Tulare County Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) participated by encouraging community members to wear purple on World Elder... — Updated 7/8/2021


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