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 By Larry Kast    News 

Visalia Ransacker Event Postponed

In true cliffhanger fashion, a much-anticipated event is being postponed in the hope that the recent surge in the Covid pandemic will subside by the time the rescheduled date arrives. “Obviously, I would have preferred to go... — Updated 9/26/2021


Special Hotline Offered for Seniors Affected by the KNP Complex Fire

Beginning Thursday, September 16, 2021, Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is providing a hotline for seniors only, aged 60 and older, who are under evacuation orders or evacuation warnings due to KNP Complex Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021


Community Cremation Scattering Set for Nov. 13

The Visalia Public Cemetery has announced that the Third Annual Community Cremation Scattering Day will be Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m. The event will assist families in... — Updated 8/31/2021


Alzheimer's Walk Returns to Mooney Grove Park on Oct. 2

Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 2, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Partic... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Steve Pastis    News 

Proposed Visalia Aquatics Complex Seeks Supporters

The City of Visalia may have an aquatics facility in the near future if a current proposal is able to clear enough hurdles. "I'll probably be ready to make a presentation to the... — Updated 8/31/2021


No Local Events to Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Tulare County will be commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, but there will be no in-person events this year due to existing precautions as a result of the COVID-... — Updated 7/9/2021


Kaweah Delta Rebrands as Kaweah Health

To better reflect the wide range of health services it offers to residents in Tulare and Kings counties, Kaweah Delta became Kaweah Health on May 1st. The largest acute care hospital and the only trauma center between Bakersfield... — Updated 7/9/2021


Elder Abuse Grant Continues to Serve Tulare County Seniors

In 2020, the Tulare County District Attorney utilized a Governor's Office of Emergency Services grant to advocate and assist victims of elder abuse. The $190,000 grant fully funded... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

Town Meadows Extreme Makeover Nears Completion

While the rest of the world battled COVID-19, Town Meadows was more than lobby deep in a massive renovation project at the senior residential apartment complex in downtown Visalia.... — Updated 7/9/2021


Kings County Observes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Volunteers from Kings County agencies were busy in June with projects to mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Pinwheel gardens were planted throughout Kings County. Pinwheels and... — Updated 7/8/2021


Local Alzheimer's Association Awaits OK for October Walk

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Tulare and Kings County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the 2021 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End... — Updated 7/8/2021


Life Slowly Gets Back to Normal for Local Seniors

It seems that things are changing and that life is getting back to normal following the lifting of the state mask mandate last month. There is one constant in recent months,... — Updated 7/8/2021


Tulare County Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) participated by encouraging community members to wear purple on World Elder... — Updated 7/8/2021


United Nations Reports Ageism is a Global Challenge

Every other person in the world is believed to hold ageist attitudes, leading to poorer physical and mental health and reduced quality of life for older persons and costing... — Updated 5/1/2021


TCSO Deputies Track Down Scooter Stolen from Disabled Vet

(This article is presented as a warning to our readers who ride motorized scooters.) On March 17, a 72-year-old disabled Vietnam Veteran parked his motorized scooter at the... — Updated 5/1/2021


Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Improve Dementia Care

Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.); and Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) have introduced the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's... — Updated 5/1/2021


Kaweah Delta Opens Tulare Clinic, Expands Visalia Emergency Department

On April 5, Kaweah Delta held a grand opening for its new Tulare Health Clinic, which will provide access to care in one of the most clinically underserved counties in California. T... — Updated 5/1/2021

 By Larry Kast    News

Open Arms House 'at a Pivotal Point Right Now'

You could sense the concern in Sabrina Jimenez' voice as she spoke. "Most people aren't familiar with hospice and all that it has to offer," she said. "Most people don't talk about... — Updated 5/1/2021


Life Starts Getting Back to Normal for South Valley Seniors

With COVID-19 vaccines now readily available in Tulare and Kings counties, and most seniors in the two counties having been vaccinated, life is slowly getting back to normal in the... — Updated 5/1/2021


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, 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


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