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Gubernatorial Candidates #StandWithSeniors and Commit to Developing a Statewide Master Plan on Aging

Gubernatorial Candidates #StandWithSeniors and Commit to Developing a Statewide Master Plan on Aging

(SACRAMENTO) – With 36 days left until the election, both candidates for California governor have committed to addressing the looming senior care crisis and creating a California master plan on aging. Currently, one in five older adults lives in poverty and, in just a decade, the state will see an increase of four million more […]

State and Local Organizations #StandWithSeniors and Urge Gubernatorial Candidates to Participate in Statewide Televised Debate

State and Local Organizations #StandWithSeniors and Urge Gubernatorial Candidates to Participate in Statewide Televised Debate

(SACRAMENTO) – As a fiscal and humanitarian crisis among California’s senior population looms, prominent stakeholders have called on the state’s gubernatorial candidates—businessman John H. Cox and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom—to participate in a debate focused on the issues that impact all Californians. The statewide, televised debate slated for the fall is co-hosted by We Stand With Seniors… […]

Everyone needs a helping hand….

Everyone needs a helping hand….

Caregivers was founded in 1984 with a grant from the Interfaith Council on Aging and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet developed a community-based model to meet a growing need in the United States. Today, CAREGIVERS serves hundreds of seniors in six cities throughout Ventura County – one of […]

Area Agency on Aging Seeks Six Advisory Council Members

Area Agency on Aging Seeks Six Advisory Council Members

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its Advisory Council. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to recommend the direction of senior services and programs in Ventura County. New appointments are now being considered for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2018.  There are currently six […]

Aging in America | A Free Seminar 3-28-18

Aging in America | A Free Seminar 3-28-18

There will be a presentation about “Aging in America” from 10:45-11:45 am on Wednesday, March 28th at South Oxnard Senior Center, 200 E. Bard Rd., Oxnard 93033.  Dr. Lanyard Dial, President/CEO and Medical Director of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will talk about aging health issues, chronic disease, and end of life issues.  Refreshments will […]

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

    By Stephen Frank Prop. 13 makes it easy for the elderly to keep their homes.  Most elderly have paid off their homes, so the stable, predictable property taxes mandated under Prop. 13 makes it cheaper to keep the long time home rather than sell and rent or move into a residential home.  At […]

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we’re tired

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we’re tired

Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it—yet Pixabay It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need? In a review out today in […]