Seniors

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 ...

Hungry seniors get help from ‘angels’

With economic downshifts and high living costs, some local seniors are struggling with hunger. To help fight the battle, Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom developed a program to assi ...

El Dorado County offers classes for Baby Boomers

The El Dorado County Commission on Aging, in collaboration with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, is offering a free training series for seniors entitled &ldqu ...

Folsom High alumni plan 50-year reunion

FOLSOM, CA - The Folsom High School Class of 1963 has planned its 50th Class Reunion and is looking for classmates, faculty and administration officials to join in an event-filled ...

Art Imagery workshop helps seniors express emotions

Residents at Empire Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Folsom are using self expression through art to create a sense of well being and celebrate moments of their life ...

From Where I Sit: Ah, youth, where are you?

What is happening to me? There’s a famous saying that “old age isn’t for sissies.” In a youth-worshiping culture, the hard fact is even though, in the words ...

From Where I Sit: Life and death in our yard

Birds did not fare well around our house last week. First of all, the neighborhood cat decided to bring us a prize at the back porch. From what I could tell, it used to be a bluebi ...

Familiar Faces: Weaving, spinning, part of fabric of local woman's life

If you knew Jean Franklin back in November 2010 when her ranch was in full swing, you’d see her hauling hay, taking care of her sheep, cleaning stalls and gardening. She was ...

From Where I Sit: I read the news today, oh boy

The news came out this week that the Post Office will discontinue Saturday delivery in August. It is just another step into the future and away from what used to make up life in ou ...