Seniors

Attorney General advises residents to be cautious of tax season scams

With Tax Day fast approaching on April 18, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris advised taxpayers Monday to be wary of schemes targeting Californians during tax season. Ea ...

Are you feeling the pressure?

Are your blood pressure readings higher than they used to be? Does stress or anxiety come into play? Several things are known to raise blood pressure. Among them: having a fami ...

Attorney General alerts seniors about the ‘Grandparent Scam’

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urged older Californians Friday to be aware of the “Grandparent Scam” and other scams targeting seniors. During the holida ...

Free safety awareness workshop for seniors

When it comes to self-defense, being prepared is important at any age, according to Conrad Woodall, owner and instructor at Woodall’s Self-Defense in Loomis. The school& ...

Senior Peer Counseling, Training available in county

Placer County Senior Peer Counseling provides education and services to support the wellness and self-sufficiency of the older adults of Placer County. Volunteers provide counsel ...

Residents continue to be hit by phone scams

Loomis resident Lenard Florance wants to prevent other community members from falling victim to a phone scam. Florance heard about scams in which someone pretending to be the ...

8 reasons a senior may have “sudden-onset” confusion

Ongoing confusion may be part of dementia. However, if “sudden-onset” confusion occurs, it may be due to one of the following:   Urinary tract infection (UT ...

Grand Jury issues pointed report on Costco site, seniors

The Placer County Grand Jury is recommending that supervisors tap a $1.3 million enterprise fund to help Seniors First move from the DeWitt Center, which it’s being ousted fr ...

Flu cases showing up across country

As the new year approaches, so does the peak of influenza season and, according to WebMD.com, Placer County experiencing a “moderate” outbreak. Flu season can begin as ...

LOOKING BACK: Idea of Eggplant Festival 'catching on'

50 Years Ago August 30, 1963 Services were held for Shizuno Hamamoto, 71, a native of Hiroshima, Japan and a resident of Loomis for 40 years. Services were held for Anna a. Veiga ...

LOOKING BACK: Del Oro held its third commencement

50 Years Ago June 7, 19063 Del Oro held its third commencement exercises with the Valedictory given by Linda Kay Wood and the Salutatory by Susan Carol DePree. Principal Ralph Gog ...

Musical seniors in tune with mental health

Throughout human history, music has held a preternatural ability to affect its listeners. From Duke Ellington telling you to “Take the A Train” to Lady Day singing the ...

Studious seniors hit the books

Putting the mind to the test of overcoming society standards of “age” and earn a degree poses no challenge to Nancy Cook and Barbara Widga, both William Jessup Universi ...

Confused about care? Dementia adviser has the answers

When Laurie Erskine-Farley began noticing changes in her mom’s behavior, she wasn’t sure what to do. Changes began after her mom had radiation therapy for lung cancer a ...