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COVID-19 May Close Tulare County's Only Licensed Adult Day Care Center

They cannot wear face masks. They do not understand social distancing. They would not be able to remember to take their temperature if they tried. Even the names of their spouses... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Californians Over 70 Can Renew Drivers License Online or by Mail

Through executive order, Governor Gavin Newsom temporarily waived the California law requiring drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license for the length of California’s state of emergency. or... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Beware of Fraudulent Testing

The County of Tulare urges community members to be aware that instances of scammers going door-to-door with fraudulent COVID-19 tests have been reported in Tulare County.... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Online Tools Help Hispanic Seniors

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has launched BuscaBeneficios.org, a free, confidential Spanish-language online tool to connect Hispanic seniors to billions of dollars in federa... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here!!

"The vaccine is our dawn. It's the warm sun finally rising over the horizon and giving us hope," said Gary Herbst, CEO of Kaweah Delta. "I just wish it was in larger quantities... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

TCDA Expands Elder Abuse Task Force

Despite COVID precautions hampering a number of outreach and court operations this year, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office reinforced its Elder Abuse Team and is in a... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Donna Orozco    News

Could a Visalia Senior Day Care Center Open Soon?

If Valley Adult Day Services can stay afloat in Porterville, the goal is to downsize the facility and put funding into a second center in Visalia, where there is a need to provide... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

Phony Amazon Callers Use BBB Phone Number

The COVID-19 pandemic has more people than ever ordering from Amazon. And, of course, scammers are finding ways to cash in on the trend. Con artists are posing as Amazon employees,... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

Five West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Tulare County

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency announced that five human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Tulare County. Public health officials urge residents... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

Local Walk to End Alzheimer's Raises More than $20,000

More than 130 area residents raised over $20,000 in this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 3rd. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as... — Updated 11/1/2020

 

Elder Abuse Awareness Month Events Held in Kings County

During the week of June 15th, the Kings County District Victim Witness Program hosted a Caring & Compassionate Card Drive. Cards were purchased and handed out to Kings County... — Updated 10/11/2020

 

Alzheimer's Walk Makes Changes for 2020

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Saturday, October 3. The Tulare and Kings Counties Walk to End Alzheimer's, which attracts hundreds each year to... — Updated 10/11/2020

 

COVID-19 Still Impacts Tulare and Kings Counties

As of August 20, Tulare County has 12,907 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The virus has killed 208 people in the county. Kings County has had 5,347 cases,... — Updated 10/11/2020

 
 By Phil Esbenshade    News

Beware of Local COVID-19 Scams

Numerous new and creative frauds and scams have emerged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fraudsters feed off the of the concern and uneasiness of the disease due to the current absence of a cure or vaccine. Unfortunately, it is all too... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

COVID-19 Still Impacts South Valley

As of June 22, Tulare County has 3,172 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The virus has killed 111 people in the county. Kings County has had 1,331 cases, with 12 deaths. Despite the current increase in cases,... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Visalia Gleaning Seniors Continue Deliveries

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors want local seniors to know they are still delivering food to their members, even though their office is closed. They are also still accepting donations Monday through Thursday from 8-10 a.m. for their... — Updated 6/6/2020

 
 By Colleen Tressler    News

Coronavirus: Scammers Follow the Headlines

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus. They're setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts and social media posts as a... — Updated 5/10/2020

 
 By Jim Kreidler    News

Avoiding Social Security Scams during COVID-19

While some of you are home, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing to avoid the coronavirus, remember that scammers are still busy trying to take advantage of people. Some scammers are pretending to be from the... — Updated 5/9/2020

 

Media Campaign to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recent years, local events have been held to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, including an Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony featuring local officials and other community leaders, and a display of purple flags. “Prior... — Updated 5/9/2020

 

No New Dates Set for 2020 Senior Games

The 2020 Visalia Senior Games were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, no new dates have been scheduled. The Visalia Senior Games, the Central Valley's only senior games, were scheduled at various... — Updated 5/9/2020

 

COVID-19 Hits South Valley

As of April 19, Tulare County has 411 cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The virus has killed 17 people in the county. Kings County has had 18 cases so far, with one deat... — Updated 5/9/2020

 

Heart of Seniors Fills Wyndham Hotel Ballroom

The seventh annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, was held on February 13th at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia. The event... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

BBB Warns of New Tax Scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds you that tax season is here, and along with it so are the scammers. Con artists are using Social Security numbers of unsuspecting Americans... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Spring Open House Set for April 15th

The Visalia Senior Center is ready to kick-off spring with its annual Spring Open House event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Heart of Seniors Luncheon Scheduled for February 13

The seventh annual Heart of Seniors "Spectacular Resource Event" Luncheon, hosted by the Senior Coalition, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, at the... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

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