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Poorest seniors were shut out of California’s coronavirus meal program

Poorest seniors were shut out of California’s coronavirus meal program

By Los Angeles Times To help elderly people at severe risk from the coronavirus, California launched the “Great Plates Delivered” program to bring meals from local restaurants to their homes. In Los Angeles, city employees swung into action to enroll seniors in need. But soon they got a seemingly contradictory message: Some seniors, they were […]

8-Year-Old Girl With Autism Bakes Hundreds of Scones for Seniors During Virus Lockdown

8-Year-Old Girl With Autism Bakes Hundreds of Scones for Seniors During Virus Lockdown

BY CATHERINE BOLTON An 8-year-old girl with autism has decided to spend her time in lockdown due to the pandemic baking scones for pensioners and vulnerable citizens, and it’s warming hearts across the globe. Eight-year-old Riah Totten’s favorite thing in the world to do is play football. But when lockdowns to slow the spread of the […]

Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps to Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps to Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

BY  BRUCE HOROVITZ, KAISER HEALTH NEWS   It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one—particularly for folks over 60. Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine at […]

Oxnard | Volunteers Needed to Train as Instructors for Senior Exercise Programs

Oxnard | Volunteers Needed to Train as Instructors for Senior Exercise Programs

OXNARD, Calif. – Volunteer leaders are needed for both RSVP Bone Builders and Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. No experience is necessary to become an instructor for either program, although the first training step is to attend a class and observe. Interested volunteers will need to attend training dates scheduled in October. RSVP is […]

Simi Valley | Attend the 2019 Wellness Expo “For the Health of it – Because You’re Worth it!

Simi Valley | Attend the 2019 Wellness Expo “For the Health of it – Because You’re Worth it!

The Simi Valley Council on Aging will be holding their Annual Wellness Expo on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Simi Valley Senior Center located at 3900 Avenida Simi. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The goal of the Wellness Expo is to promote health and wellness services for seniors. […]

Knitters in Camarillo Have Those in Need ‘Covered’ with Handmade Prayer Shawls

Knitters in Camarillo Have Those in Need ‘Covered’  with Handmade Prayer Shawls

Millie Bewley has been a knitter for more than three decades. Now in her 80s, she’s found a way to give back to the greater community with her skills, and she’s inviting a few of her AlmaVia of Camarillo neighbors to help. The group is called the Nifty Knitters. Together, they make prayer shawls for […]

VCAAA and Grey Law bring Legal Information Workshop to Santa Paula

VCAAA and Grey Law bring Legal Information Workshop to Santa Paula

Ventura, Calif. – The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and Grey Law will be offering the L.I.F.E. (Legal Information for Elders) workshop at Santa Paula’s Universalist Unitarian Church on February 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Designed to provide valuable legal information to individuals 60 […]

Seniors Eligible For Free Memberships At Local YMCAs

Seniors Eligible For Free Memberships At Local YMCAs

Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Beginning in January, seniors 65 and older may be eligible for free access to the exercise programs at the Conejo Valley, Yarrow and Simi Valley YMCAs as part of their health insurance coverage. Seniors must first contact their health insurance provider to verify eligibility for one of two reimbursement programs: Silver & Fit […]

Study | Seniors Should Think Twice Before Reaching for the Aspirin Bottle

Study | Seniors Should Think Twice Before Reaching for the Aspirin Bottle

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Seniors should think twice before adding baby aspirin to their daily health regimens, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine website posted Sunday. While research indicates that low-dose aspirin can help most people with high cardiovascular risk avoid a heart attack or […]

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… […]

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