Seniors

Creekside Oaks wins 2013 Excellence Award

FOLSOM — Creekside Oaks, an all-inclusive independent living senior retirement community in Folsom, managed by Sunshine Retirement Living, was awarded the 2013 Excellence Awa ...

Familiar Faces: Former hog-calling champ singing different tune in El Dorado Hills

Connie Backers can remember as far back as 2 years old singing “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” and then singing in glee club in high school. She has fond ...

Furry friends provide support to those in need

From the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut to the stress and angst of finals week at Sacramento State University, friendly dogs in vests ...

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 ...

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 ...

Meet Artie Davies, the lady behind the name of the Folsom park

FOLSOM, CA - Many kids play in a Folsom park bearing the name of Bud and Artie Davies, but probably are unaware of the history behind the couple. Artie will hit the century mark o ...

103-year-old Folsom woman celebrates long, happy life

Margaret “Skeeter” Davis White recently celebrated a milestone birthday, turning 103 years old, with her family and friends by her side at the Folsom Convalescent Hospi ...

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 ...

Powerhouse supercharging volunteer outreach

For locals looking to get more involved in their community, a Folsom non-profit organization is looking for members of all skills. The Friends of the Folsom Powerhouse Association ...

From Where I Sit: This year's Super Bowl will be a game that can't lose

I took a brief walk around the block before sitting down to write a bit. It was my kind of night – a little bit of fog, a little bit of mist. It suits a depressive personalit ...