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FHCN Opens Food Pantry in Hanford

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) opened a new food pantry inside of its Hanford health center at 250 W. 5th St. In partnership with Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO), the f... — Updated 9/4/2023


Sierra View Applies for $17.35 Million Distressed Hospital Loan

Sierra View Medical Center has applied to California's Distressed Hospital Loan Program for $17.35 million. The Department of Health Care Access and Information, and the California Health Facilities Financing Authority jointly... — Updated 9/4/2023


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


The Idea of a 'Senior Playground' in the South Valley Attracts Interest

The May/June issue of The Good Life included an article about senior playgrounds that suggested readers consider whether it would be a good idea to have one in the South Valley. We... — Updated 7/16/2023


Visalia Medical Clinic Joins Adventist Health Network

Visalia Medical Clinic (VMC), a group of 62 physicians and other healthcare providers, became part of Adventist Health Physicians Network on May 1. "In partnering with Adventist... — Updated 7/16/2023


Alta Healthcare District Grant to Combat Local Food Insecurity

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) received a $73,992 grant from Alta Healthcare District to support its Senior Services and Meals on Wheels programs. Funds will be used... — Updated 7/16/2023


Two Nigerian Nationals Plead Guilty to Fraud Scheme that Defrauded Elderly in U.S.

Two Nigerian nationals who were extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom pleaded guilty to operating a transnational inheritance fraud scheme. According to court... — Updated 7/16/2023


Protect Yourself! Mosquito Season Has Begun

Mosquito season has officially begun in the South Valley. The first bird to have died from West Nile Virus (WNV) was discovered in Visalia in the middle of June. The Delta Mosquito... — Updated 7/16/2023


New FHCN Facility Under Construction in Hanford

A new 15,000-square-foot Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) clinic is currently under construction in Hanford. The Hanford Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit at... — Updated 7/16/2023


Beware of the Virtual Kidnapping Ransom Scam

The virtual kidnapping ransom scam typically begins with a phone call saying your family member is being held captive. The caller may allege your granddaughter has been kidnapped and you hear a female screaming in the background. A... — Updated 7/16/2023


Tulare County Opens New Public Health Clinic in Visalia

Tulare County Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new Tulare County Public Health Clinic in Visalia on May 2nd. The 4,750-square-foot facility is designed to offer... — Updated 7/16/2023


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day/Month Events Held in Kings and Tulare Counties

June was World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Tulare County Board of Supervisors and Health & Human Services Agency participated by planting flags in front of Government... — Updated 7/16/2023

 By Larry Kast    News

Lindsay Senior Center Reopens its Doors

Six down, two more to go. Community Services Employment Training, which manages eight senior centers in Tulare County, has reopened the Lindsay Senior Center as of June 5. That... — Updated 7/16/2023


Walk to End Alzheimer's Set for August 20

Tulare and Kings County residents are encouraged to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, August 20, at Valley Strong Ballpark, home of... — Updated 7/16/2023


Senior Games to Return to Visalia Nov. 4-5

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the 2023 Visalia Senior Games will be held at various venues throughout the city on the weekend of November 4-... — Updated 7/16/2023

 By Steve Pastis    News

Construction Underway on FHCN Adult Day Care Center

Construction has started on Family HealthCare Network's 25,000-square-foot adult daycare facility in downtown Visalia. "We anticipate that it will open in the summer of 2024," said... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Larry Kast    News

CSET Reopens Woodlake Senior Center

Grace Villarreal looked around the new Woodlake Senior Center and smiled. "I kept asking when it was going to reopen," she said. "I like the dancing for exercise, and the art." On M... — Updated 5/25/2023


Elder Abuse Awareness Month to be Observed in South Valley

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is participating by encouraging community members to Wear Purple on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15, to... — Updated 5/25/2023


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