Seniors

Woman does not fall for phone scam

Anne Siacotos, 79, had a bad feeling when the person on the other end of the phone began asking for information such as her Social Security and checking account numbers. The hea ...

Seniors First Meal on Wheels program to keep delivering

Seniors First in Auburn is no longer in danger of having a lapse in service for their Meals on Wheels program. Starting next week Area 4 of the Agency on Aging, which covers sever ...

Auburn leads Placer County in medication take-back

Auburn, along with multiple other agencies, is offering residents a safe way to dispose of their unwanted and expired medications this weekend.  Last year, Auburn’s Fre ...

Seniors First to temporarily shut down

Placer County’s senior population will now feel the aftereffects of the government shutdown as Seniors First will lay off 35 of 45 employees and temporarily shutdown several ...

Edsall still learning and doing at 97

Betty Edsall, at 97 years old, is enrolled in a class teaching glass decoupage techniques, decorative painting on wine bottles and reverse painting under glass. She does her own cu ...

Rocklin man does karaoke his way

Rocklin resident Len Austin didn’t celebrate his 90th birthday in a typical way — unless you consider a party with family and friends during karaoke night at a Rosevill ...

Locals step up to provide warm meals to seniors

Seniors First offers many programs to help local seniors. Meals on Wheels is one way the organization has been offering meals to homebound seniors and those who can’t affo ...

Confused about care? Dementia adviser has the answers

When Laurie Erskine-Farley began noticing changes in her mom’s behavior, she wasn’t sure what to do. Changes began after her mom had radiation therapy for lung cancer a ...

South Placer seniors give back to communities

From visiting home-bound individuals to mending library books, area seniors who volunteer said they enjoy contributing to the health of their communities. Sue Batz, 69, and her hu ...

Rocklin man remembers a lifetime of love

When Jim Plessinger met his future wife, Dottie, it was love at first sight – at least for him. The two met on a blind date set up by their fathers in 1948. She came to the ...

This fitness instructor is stepping out

Kathy Kaplan doesn’t deny she will tap dance around certain situations. It’s just that she might not be very good at it. Kaplan, the fitness and health instructor at ...

Holiday program helps seniors struggling with poverty and loneliness

With so many older adults living alone and in poverty, some area seniors will undoubtedly be struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. That’s why Home Instead Senior ...

Placer High School's 1940s alumni plan picnic

Even though it has been more than 60 years since they graduated, the members of Placer High School’s classes from the 1940s continue to gather each year to catch up on old ti ...

Auburn woman, 100, still teaching piano

The sound of piano music can frequently be heard coming from Jane Lyman’s room, interspersed with the sound of her softly coaching a student through a difficult piece or givi ...