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McFarland USA' Coach to Keynote Heart of Seniors Event

The fourth 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 16, at the Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia.

The event includes a vital resource fair with vendors, a fashion show and a lunch. The resource fair opens at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $5 per person. Early registration is recommended as seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out.

The program, which will showcase the latest in fashion for the mature woman, will feature keynote speaker Jim White, who during the 1980s in McFarland, California, was able to prove that "champions can come from anywhere," as McFarland High reached the California State Cross Country Championship of 1987.

At the time, McFarland was a predominantly Hispanic farming town where the choices residents faced seemed to be limited to working in the fields as "pickers" or joining violent gangs. Despite the odds stacked against his high school cross country team, including a non-existent budget and widespread prejudice, they won.

White will talk about how life is never planned and how to just roll with what life brings you.

The event is sponsored by Kaweah Delta Home Care Services, Amdal, Dinuba Healthcare, Kast & Company, Humana, Optimal Health Services, The Providence Group, Redwood Springs and Westgate Gardens Care Center.

To purchase tickets for the luncheon or for more information, call (559) 977-6812, email or stop by a sponsor location. For online information or for a copy of the registration form, visit


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