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Survey Reports 1 in 5 on Medicare Use Medical Marijuana

MedicarePlans.com, a platform for health care resources for the elderly and disabled, has published a new survey report that provides insight into the use of medical marijuana among American seniors. According to the report, one... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Steve Pastis    News 

Visalia City Council Sinks Aquatics Complex Proposal

The City of Visalia will not be constructing the aquatics facility proposed by Councilmember Greg Collins anytime soon. His motion to place the proposal on the agenda of a future... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
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Valley Adult Day Services Reopens to Provide Respite for Caregivers

A longtime care provider that closed due to COVID-19 has reopened in Porterville. Valley Adult Day Services (VADS) provides respite for caregivers from caring for patients or loved... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
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Family HealthCare Network Announces a Rebrand

Since 1976, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) has served the Valley by providing healthcare for all. Over the last 45 years, FHCN has become recognized as the second largest... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
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Campaign and Flags to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Tulare County District Attorney's Office will again air its extensive elder abuse awareness campaign using television, radio,... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
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New Senior Center Proposed in Visalia

A proposed senior daily care facility across the street from the Visalia Mall would provide a multitude of social services and auxiliary medical services to seniors in the greater... — Updated 5/6/2022

 

Visalia Ransacker event is TONIGHT, live stream available

Tonight at 6 pm, retired Visalia police detective John Vaughan will reveal information about the Visalia Ransacker, aka the Golden State Killer, during a free community presentation at the College of the Sequoias. The event, to be... — Updated 4/7/2022

 
 By Larry Kast    News

Visalia Ransacker Presentation Scheduled for April 6

On April 6, Visalia may become the epicenter of the true crime craze. That's when John Vaughan, a retired Visalia police sergeant and lead investigator of the Visalia Ransacker... — Updated 4/7/2022

 

Kaweah Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Opens in Downtown Visalia

On January 17, Kaweah Health opened its Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic in downtown Visalia. The clinic, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505 W. Main St., is now home to Kaweah Health's... — Updated 3/5/2022

 

Dividat Expands Cognitive Health Solutions into the U.S.

Dividat, a research-based company based in Zurich, Switzerland, recently expanded into the United States with an office in Boulder, Colorado. More than a decade ago, Dividat set out to improve the aging population’s wellbeing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 

Scientists 'Work Out' How Exercise Saves Your Brain

Exercise helps you stay fit, hale and hearty, and researchers say it may also help you stave off dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Now they have a better understanding of the... — Updated 3/5/2022

 

Seniors to Benefit from New Homeless Village in Goshen

By spring of next year, the state of California is expected to have its first ever master-planned community that will provide dignified homes, jobs and services for those experienci... — Updated 3/5/2022

 

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

 

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

 

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