Seniors

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 ...

RC pilots take their hobby to the sky

  There’s an air show in Auburn every week, and it’s happening in the sky over Railhead Park. For a few hours each week, members of Sons in Retirement, along with ...