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Four in Five Seniors Find This Road Sign Ageist

Since the controversial "elderly people" road sign, designed by a child in a drawing competition, was introduced over 40 years ago, it has repeatedly come under attack for its... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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Heart of Seniors Event Set for Feb. 15

The Heart of Seniors Expo & Fashion Show, hosted by the Senior Coalition, will be held on Thursday, February 15, at the Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia. The... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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Long-Term Care Insurance 2024 Tax Deductible Limits Announced

The IRS has announced decreased tax-deductible limits for long-term care insurance for 2024, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). “This is a significant change in practice after yearly... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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Bipartisan Bill Reintroduced to Combat Valley Fever

On December 13, Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-22), David Schweikert (AZ-01) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) introduced the Finding Orphan-disease Remedies with Antifungal Research and Development (FORWARD) Act. This legislation... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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New Scam Targets Church Members

A new scam is targeting church members in California. Texts and emails are being sent to parishioners from someone pretending to be the church minister. These texts and emails ask church members to donate money, most often in the... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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AI-Generated Women Scam Men Searching for Love

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to deceive and scam individuals on various platforms, including texts, social media and dating apps. Victims have reported losing thousands of dollars to individuals they believed were... — Updated 1/4/2024

 
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Senior Suicides on the Increase

While the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported that the number of suicides of people 10-24 years old went down by more than 8% between 2021 and 2022, the numbers... — Updated 1/3/2024

 

Artists Create Age-Positive Birthday Cards as Part of Changing the Narrative's Anti-Ageism Campaign

Frustrated by the racks of birthday card options that mock older adults as weak, deaf, forgetful and crabby, the anti-ageism group Changing the Narrative is making birthday card... — Updated 11/11/2023

 
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'Gray Divorces' Increase as Baby Boomers Age

When you sit around in your empty nests, the kids long flown away, your career drawing to a close and thinking about a retirement plan, it's natural to take a long, hard look at... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Artificial Intelligence Voice Cloning Scams on the Rise

With the rise in popularity and adoption of artificial intelligence tools, it is easier than ever to manipulate images, videos and, perhaps most disturbingly, the voices of friends... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Tulare County Parks' New Program Includes Memorial Trees, Benches

Tulare County Parks has launched its Parks Sponsorship Programs, as part of its Parks Strategic Outreach Plan. The goal is to transform local parks into vibrant hubs of community... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Kaweah Health Observes National Hospice Month

Kaweah Health Hospice is observing November as National Hospice Month. For nearly 40 years, the hospice has been delivering end-of-life services in Tulare and Kings Counties,... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

SB 525 to Increase Healthcare Workers Minimum Pay

On September 15, the California legislature passed SB 525, a bill that will give more than 400,000 healthcare workers the first $25 per hour minimum wage in the country. Staff in... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Stockings for Seniors Drive Begins

The holiday season is a joyous time for many. Families gather to celebrate, spend time together, and look forward to the new year. This time of year can be difficult, though, for... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Tulare County Recognizes Local Centenarians

Reaching your 100th birthday is a tremendous milestone worth celebrating, and on October 3 the Tulare County Board of Supervisors recognized local centenarians for achieving this... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

Committee Presents the Kings/Tulare 'Master Plan on Aging'

The Kings/Tulare Master Plan for Aging Advisory Committee presented its findings to the receptive crowd that filled the room at the Wyndham Visalia Hotel on October 19th. Committee... — Updated 11/11/2023

 

2023 Visalia Senior Games Ready to Begin

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is ready for the 2023 Visalia Senior Games to begin over the weekend of November 4-5. The games will be the first since the... — Updated 11/9/2023

 

Poll Shows Voters 50+ Will Decide 2024 Elections

Candidates who support the issues most important to Americans ages 50+ can improve their margin significantly in close 2024 races, according to a new AARP poll. The poll, which... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Statewide 55+ Assessment Survey Needs Your Input

The first-ever statewide needs assessment for Californians aged 55 years and older is now underway. The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA) is not just another... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Reported in South Valley

In July, Tulare County Public Health received a report of a human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Tulare County resident. On July 11, the Kings Mosquito Abatement District,... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Orosi Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

More than 3,600 applications were received from nonprofits and government entities across the country for the seventh annual AARP Community Challenge, resulting in a highly... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Tulare & Kings Alzheimer's Walk Considered a Success

About 210 area residents participated in this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's at Valley Strong Ballpark, home of the Visalia Rawhide, before the team's game with... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Visalia Prepares for Senior Games

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the 2023 Visalia Senior Games will be held over the weekend of November 4-5. The games will be the first... — Updated 9/4/2023

 

Carnival Theme for Senior Day in the Park

The Kings County Commission on Aging will present a Senior Carnival Park Event on Friday, September 15, at Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Kingsburg. The event, which will feature a cake walk, games, raffles, food, informational... — Updated 9/3/2023

 

Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House Scheduled for Oct. 13

Visalia Senior Center is getting ready to celebrate fall with its annual Senior Center Fall Open House. The event, scheduled for Friday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the... — Updated 9/3/2023

 

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