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Local Kidney Patient Advocate Maria Grijalva to be Honored

Kidney patient advocate Maria Elena Grijalva has been fighting for people who are at the greatest risk of kidney disease ever since she received a kidney transplant 36 years ago.... — Updated 1/3/2023

 
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Exeter Cemetery District Considers Options After Second Ballot Defeat

Measure U was the Exeter Public Cemetery District's parcel tax measure and plea for help to the community that appeared on the local ballot in both June and November. It was placed... — Updated 1/3/2023

 
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Seniors in Ukraine Most Impacted by Russian Invasion

Older people in Ukraine have been disproportionately impacted by death and injury during Russia's invasion and are unable to access housing on an equal basis with others after being... — Updated 1/3/2023

 
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New Site Selected for Proposed Care Facility

Plans to transform the Goodwill store at 2240 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia into a senior daily care facility have been changed. Instead of remodeling the existing Goodwill store... — Updated 1/3/2023

 
 By Steve Pastis    News 

Romance Scammers Prey Online on Lonely Seniors

Kathy Waters, executive director and co-founder of Advocating Against Romance Scammers, advises people not to befriend someone online unless you know them. "Unfortunately, there... — Updated 1/3/2023

 

Newscaster Goes Gray and Loses Her Job Soon After

It's not unusual for gray-haired people to lose their jobs, just like it's not unusual for those with hair of any color to lose their jobs. When it apparently happens because... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

FHCN to Open Bookstore in Downtown Visalia

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) scheduled a late October opening for The Book Nook, a local bookstore inspired by FHCN's goal of improving the quality of life and overall health... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

Tulare County Supervisors Honor Centenarians

Turning 100 years of age is a major milestone and Tulare County Board of Supervisors recognized county seniors who have reached this milestone at its October 4 board meeting.... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

KCCOA Reopens Two Kings County Senior Centers

The Kings County Commission on Aging (KCCOA) celebrated the official reopening of the Corcoran Senior Center on October 14. The event featured food, bingo, karaoke and a... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles to Decrease

On September 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2023 Medicare Part D income-related monthly... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

Local Alzheimer's Walk Raises $25,000 to Fight the Disease

About 150 area residents participated in this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia on October 1st. Approximately $25,000 was raised to... — Updated 11/7/2022

 

Neighborhood Village breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 25th for the Neighborhood Village, a community in Goshen that will have 49 residences for the homeless. The community will feature a... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Visalia Gleaning Seniors Plan to Expand Services into Goshen

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors are looking to expand into the Goshen area. The Gleaners supply bread, sweets, fruits, vegetables and other food items to low-income seniors. They currently deliver food three-to-four times a week to mo... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Measure U Back on Ballot in Exeter Cemetery District

Measure U, which received a majority of votes in the June elections but failed to reach the two-thirds requirement, is back on the ballot for voters in the Exeter Cemetery... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Foundation Announces 'Greatest Generation' Mural Restoration Project

The World War II Greatest Generation Mural has been a landmark in the City of Visalia since its dedication on Veterans Day 2006. Unfortunately, time and weather have not been... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Larry Kast    News

CSET Plans to Reopen Two Senior Centers

After 30 months of being closed due to the pandemic, two of the eight senior centers managed by CSET will finally be reopening, marked by separate welcome-back events that... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Senior Day in the Park Returns to Kings County

The Kings County Commission on Aging will once again present Senior Day at Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave., Hanford. The event will feature a cake walk, games, raffles, music, informational tables, a crazy hat contest and a... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Alzheimer's Walk Scheduled at Mooney Grove Park on Oct. 1

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 1, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Local Committee to Help Create 'Rural Master Plan on Aging'

A committee has been given the task of helping to create “a rural Master Plan on Aging.” Members will consider the needs of rural elders and develop specific recommendations, goals and strategies for Kings and Tulare counties... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Visalia Senior Center Fall Open House Planned for Oct. 13

School is back in session, which means that fall is just around the corner and the Visalia Senior Center is getting ready to celebrate fall with its annual Senior Center Fall Open... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

FHCN Adult Day Care Center Planned in Downtown Visalia

An application for a new 25,000-square-foot adult daycare facility in downtown Visalia is currently in the City of Visalia site plan review process. The application was submitted... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Cemetery Measure Heading Back to Ballot in November

Measure U, which would have provided funds to the Exeter Cemetery District, received most of the votes in the June elections, but lost. The final election summary report on the... — Updated 7/24/2022

 
 By Larry Kast    News

Most Local Senior Centers Back in Business

Those who came to count on the multitude of senior centers throughout Tulare and Kings counties for meals and socialization are seeing those pandemic-shuttered programs return to th... — Updated 7/24/2022

 

TCDA Elder Abuse Prevention, Victim Services Program Grant Renewed

The Office of the Tulare County District Attorney was once again awarded a grant by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services to support victims of elder abuse and provide... — Updated 7/24/2022

 

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