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Incidents of elder abuse on the rise

No-cost training offered throughout the county to recognize the signs of elder abuse @TheSunGazette VISALIA – It is important for family members to take care of their elders who cannot take care of themselves. But sometimes they do not even know when their parents or grandparents are being abused. So this month Tulare County Adult […]

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CSET Lunch Menu for May 2018

Tuesday, May 1 E,C BBQ chicken drumstick, salad w/romaine, baked sweet potato, whole wheat bread and pineapple tidbits. Wednesday, May 2 G Cheese lasagna, whole wheat dinner, green salad and tropical fruit. Thursday, May 3 W Whole grain breaded chicken patty on whole wheat bun, shredded lettuce, potato wedges and sliced apples. Friday, May 4 […]

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Three steps toward a better retirement in 2018

Consider selling life insurance plans for more than cash surrender value NAPS — For seniors who have already entered retirement, there are some important things that can be done in 2018 to make it better and more fulfilling: 1. Consider your spending.  Create a budget and track your expenses. Most experts say you’ll need at […]

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Get Back on Your Feet: Tips for Running at Any Age

(NAPSI)—Running can seem like a daunting workout no matter your age. It takes an impressive amount of dedication to run long distances. However, 66-year-old Barbara McGirr did not let that deter her. Starting at the age of 62, McGirr set her sights on completing her first half marathon. After only six months of training and […]

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Visalia Parks & Rec hopes to continue to grow competition for athletes over the age of 50

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Seniors from throughout the state, and in some cases much further, will gather in Visalia next week to compete in the third annual Visalia Senior Games. The Visalia Senior Games aim to provide excellent conditions for seniors who seek a competitive environment along with the camaraderie of other athletes. Created under the […]

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Study shows that grandparents who are close to their grandchildren experience less depression

METRO NEWS – In the not-so-distant past, extended families were the norm, with multiple generations residing on the same street if not in the same house. Today the family unit is largely an amalgam of different situations. The rise of two-income families has pressured parents into finding childcare situations. Quite often grandparents once again step in […]

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AARP offers an ‘ace’ in the hole for retirement saving

NAPS — There’s good news for anyone worried about saving for retirement—you already have what it takes to be a smart saver! A recent survey by AARP and the Ad Council revealed that Americans are getting the most out of every dollar in many areas in their lives, with 92 percent using money-saving hacks like […]

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Five mistakes to avoid when choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

NewsUSA – The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place this fall from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. It’s a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care. There are many factors, in addition to premiums and medical provider networks, to consider when researching the Medicare plan that best meets your […]

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CSET Senior Lunch Menu for December 2017

Friday, Dec. 1 G Beef patty on whole wheat bun with cheese, lettuce, potato wedges, and tropical fruit. Monday, Dec. 4 G Salisbury steak with gravy, whole wheat bread, baked potato, and pineapple tidbits. Tuesday, Dec. 5 E,C Salami and cheese on a whole wheat bun, shredded lettuce, vegetable soup, and an orange. Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Visiting Angels offers “Halloween Helpers” for seniors living alone

@TheSunGazette LINDSAY – While seniors may love to see children in costumes on Halloween night, the constant door knocking, masked visitors and unfamiliar faces can be intimidating.  After all, one-third of all seniors who live at home, live alone and most are women. That’s why Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care […]

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