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 By Phil Esbenshade    News 

Scams Increase During Holidays

It's the holiday season again, and once again, criminals are gearing up both old and new scams targeting seniors. Holidays and tax time are the peak periods for these scams. Accordi... — Updated 2/19/2020


Four Cases of West Nile Virus in Tulare County

Tulare County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health are investigating four cases of suspected West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in Tulare County. Three adult males and one child have been affected, three of... — Updated 9/2/2019


Committees at Work on California's Master Plan for Aging

Recognizing that California's over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order calling for the creation of Master... — Updated 9/2/2019


'The Senior's Toolbox' Educational Forum Planned for October 4

Kaweah Delta and Quail Park are sponsoring "The Senior's Toolbox," an informational conference open to the community. Speakers will address important subjects to better prepare... — Updated 9/2/2019


Alzheimer's Walk Set for October 12

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 12, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia.... — Updated 9/2/2019


VEAC Receives $10,000 from Humana

Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC) received a $10,000 donation from Humana, a leading health and well-being company. A check presentation and celebratory event was held May 2 at... — Updated 8/11/2019


Stanford Center on Longevity Announces Design Challenge Winners

The Stanford Center on Longevity named teams from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford co-champions of the 2018-2019 Longevity Design Challenge competition. These... — Updated 8/11/2019


FRAUD ALERT: SSI Hotline 'Spoofing'

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone... — Updated 8/11/2019


County Elder Abuse Program Completes Second Year

Two years ago, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office received grant funding in the amount of $400,000 for a new Elder Abuse Program. "This was a highly competitive statewide... — Updated 8/11/2019


Tulare County Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Tulare County's annual ceremony to mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month was held at Government Plaza in Visalia on May 28. The event was attended by about 50 people. "This event is to... — Updated 8/11/2019

 By Larry Kast    News

Farmers Markets Add New Locations, Double Vouchers

Shoppers at Visalia's Farmers Markets will be saying goodbye to a long-time location this year, but will double down in more ways than one when two new venues open in May. The... — Updated 6/11/2019


533 Athletes Compete in 2019 Visalia Senior Games

The 2019 Visalia Senior Games has wrapped up another year of successful competition with 533 athletes competing in various locations in Visalia over the last two weekends in March.... — Updated 6/11/2019


Local Events to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Local events have been scheduled to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On Tuesday, May 28, "Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony 2019" will be held on the northeast lawn of... — Updated 6/11/2019


Senior Center Spring Open House Set for April 10

The Visalia Senior Center is ready to kick-off spring with its annual Spring BBQ and Open House event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take... — Updated 5/29/2019


Athletes Ready for the 2019 Visalia Senior Games

Winning never gets old for the athletes who participate in Visalia Senior Games. The 4th Annual Visalia Senior Games return this spring, spanning the last two weekends of March... — Updated 5/28/2019


The Newest Romance Scam: Fall in Love – Go to Jail

In February, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued an in-depth investigative study on romance scams, describing how fraudsters target people who are looking for romance. BBB's follow-up study, "Fall in Love – Go to Jail: A BBB... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By Steve Pastis    News

'Six-Bed Bill' Aims to Streamline Facility Regulations

"Six-bed facilities are the wave of the future," said California State Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). "This is where many of our moms and dads are. Eighty percent of... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Ken Cruickshank    News

When a Claim is Denied

When a claim is denied, it is usually because the veteran is missing one of the elements for any service-connected disability claim. If the VA denies your claim and you feel there... — Updated 10/9/2017


Visalia Senior Center to Host Fall Open House on September 13

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House at 310 N. Locust St. Visalia, on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m.... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

Kings County Works within Budget to Fight Elder Abuse

"We have plans to invest in elder abuse issues," said Kings County District Attorney Keith L. Fagundes. The current effort is currently grouped with other crimes such as insurance f... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    News

Flag Ceremony Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

An Elder Abuse Awareness Flag Ceremony was held at Government Plaza in Visalia on June 6, which was attended by about 70 people. Speakers included Tulare County Board of... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Ken Cruickshank    News

Vet Centers

Congress established the Vet Center Program in 1979 because a significant number of Vietnam veterans had problems readjusting to civilian life. They are community based, and in... — Updated 10/9/2017


Quick News & Updates

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that in late April the first confirmed illness in California this season due to West Nile virus occurred in Kings County. An illness caused by the virus was reported in... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Larry Kast    News

Medicare Changes Intended to Thwart Potential Scammers

In an effort to reduce identity theft and fraud, the nation's 60 million Medicare enrollees will be receiving new cards next year, and are being warned to watch for an inevitable... — Updated 10/9/2017


New Quail Park Facility Under Construction in NW Visalia

Living Care Lifestyles and local partners have joined forces to build and operate a new senior living community at the intersection of Demaree and Flagstaff in northwest Visalia.... — Updated 7/26/2017


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