Seniors

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 ...

Auburn's Center for Visually Impaired Adults goes high-tech

For people with low or no vision, a community group is here to help with friendship, education and, thanks to a donation from the Auburn Host Lions Club, a bevy of tools to make ev ...

Hector Launier honors wife through quilts

When Hector Launier’s wife’s vision started to decline, she found it difficult to thread the needle of her sewing machine. As her vision worsened, he began cutting fabr ...

Puppy love comes to Rock Creek Care Center

The holidays will shine a little brighter when the Assistance League of Greater Placer’s “Angels” visit residents at Rock Creek Care Center in Auburn. The angels are Assista ...

Secret Santa on a community-wide scale

Holiday decorations are springing up all over Placer County, and one collection of trees is more than just ornamental. This season, Home Instead Senior Care has teamed with nonprof ...

Overseas and at home, women serve with pride

This year’s Auburn Veterans Day Parade will be full of women who donned uniforms and filled a multitude of roles in the armed forces. When Auburn American Legion Richard W. Towns ...

Local writer published in latest "Chicken Soup For The Soul" book

It isn’t hard to see why a local woman’s short story was chosen to be in the latest “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book. Loomis resident Alison (Mary) Shelton’s humorous s ...

County vintners and food featured at Taste of Placer County

Local vintners will share the fruits of their labor at the upcoming Taste of Placer County Wine and Food Festival to be held in Loomis next weekend. Thirteen county wineries will ...

Media Life: Should Gilbert be remembered with Central Square statue?

Talk in town has already turned to a statue for Gilbert Ortega, Auburn’s cycling free spirit who died last Friday at 82. The economic downturn may put that lofty goal on the back ...

Grant money helping Sierra Vista programs

Adding to the quality of life of Colfax-area residents is the aim of a wellness project now underway. The Sierra Vista Community Center will assess and enhance the mental well be ...

Seniors keeping fit by staying active

Many people are working toward their 2011 health goals, but for seniors the main key to staying fit is staying active. “You’ve got to keep moving,” said Chicago Park resident ...

Life after left turns

The statistics are out there. According to AAA, senior drivers are the fastest-growing segment of the population and, other than teenagers, the most likely to be killed while beh ...

Gold Country Senior Band brings music to the people

The first (and basically only) rule about the Gold Country Senior Band is this: you’ve gotta love music. It doesn’t really matter how old you are, or what instrument you play, ...

Sutter Auburn Faith Guild members know rewards of giving

Tillie Wenger, 84, has been volunteering at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital since 1992 and has logged an impressive 17,500 hours. She was among the 50 hard-working guild members who g ...

Friends' club help local seniors

Auburn’s Friends of the Volunteers have been passionately organizing events and raising money to support local volunteer groups for the past 30 years. Since 1977, the Friends’ ...