Seniors

Spring is the ideal time to tackle home safety and repair projects

There’s something about the warming temperatures and budding flowers that produces an almost irrepressible urge to organize, de-clutter and clean.  As you bring in spri ...

Postal officials advise residents about how to avoid mail theft

Lincoln residents may have to change the way they use mailboxes, said two postal officials at a Feb. 26 community meeting. More than 160 Lincoln Hills residents attended a meeting ...

Seniors “pool” resources for exercise and fun

On a recent cold Monday, at 5:30 a.m., a dozen Lincoln Hills residents lined up in terry bathrobes and flip-flops, waiting for the doors to open at the Orchard Creek Lodge’s ...

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 ...

Seniors First’s Senior Cafés provide warm meals, social interaction for Placer County seniors

During a rainy winter, when inclement weather can preclude a trip to the store or local food closet, it’s important to remind the elderly and their families that local opt ...

Questions to consider as you visit mom and dad during the holidays

This is a good time to use your detective skills. While the holidays are a wonderful time for the family to get together and enjoy the festivities, it’s also the perfect ...

How will you avoid the flu this season?

 Get a flu shot!    The No. 1 way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot. It’s just plain smart to get a flu shot every cold and flu season. It reduces th ...

Tax-aide volunteers needed

Do you like meeting new residents or working on the computer?  Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in Lincoln?  Last year, 525 volunteers p ...

Growing old gracefully

Getting older?  It’s better than the alternative! As the community relations coordinator for a reputable homecare agency, I have the pleasure of interacting with se ...

Be your own healthcare advocate

Have you ever had a medical situation that scared you or caught you off guard? Do you know what to ask, who to talk to and how to prepare for a potential situation?   A sca ...