Candace Roeder

Auburnites have several ways to beat the heat

Summer is in full swing, and local officials say there are several things residents should know to beat the heat in a safe way. According to Kathy Hoxsie, a forecaster with the Na ...

Horizon West sells nursing homes to Plum Healthcare

Three Auburn nursing homes are under new ownership. San Marcos-based Plum Healthcare Group has purchased Horizon West’s 27 facilities, including two in Auburn — the former Co ...

Seniors still suffering as organization recovers

An Auburn aid group is slowly recovering from cuts and layoffs that sent it reeling in October. Seniors First is a non-profit organization based in Auburn, but it offers services ...

Lack of funds cutting back on meals, rides for seniors

A local senior aid organization is cutting back several of its programs due to a lack of 100 days worth of funding. Seniors First is based in Auburn, but serves seniors througho ...

Organization puts Seniors First

Local seniors can get much needed information and care through an Auburn-based organization. Seniors First, a non-profit organization, provides several programs to seniors through ...

A Time for Seniors: Community came to rescue of senior nutrition program

Dear Readers: On behalf of Seniors First’s staff and Board of Directors, as well as the seniors of Placer County, I sincerely want to thank everyone who responded to the stories ...

A Time for Seniors: Look for the right legal form to let health wishes be known

Dear Candace: I recently read your article in the Auburn Journal regarding “Advanced Care Directives” and wanted to offer a comment. You might want to know that the term “adv ...

Program will cut meals to 23 seniors

Susan Hartle enrolled her mother, Alberta Hartle, in the Meals on Wheels program so the 92-year-old could have a nutritious meal when she was gone at work all day. “I came home ...

Conversion to digital TV frustrating seniors

Dear Candace: This transition to digital broadcasting which is taking place on Feb. 17 has me and many of my friends all confused and frustrated. Every time I turn on my TV now, th ...

A Time for Seniors: How to prepare for television change

Dear Candace: I keep hearing about the upcoming changes with television transmission early in 2009. Any information would be appreciated. I always read your column and appreciate a ...

Health fair was great way to discover available services

Dear Candace: I wanted to commend you and your team on the excellent health fair you put on every fall. I always enjoy the variety of exhibitors and never fail to learn something I ...

A Time for Seniors: Gift of time a great idea for caregivers

Dear Readers: Whatever else you do today, don’t forget to vote!!!!! Dear Candace: I think I have come up with a great Christmas gift for my mother and I want to know if somethin ...

Support pours for senior services

There were some fun times brewing at The Ridge in Auburn Saturday night. Those attending Seniors First’s 13th annual Fall Brew Fest sipped, sampled and socialized, all for a go ...

Gov.’s budget cuts will affect senior services

Dear Candace: In early July you wrote an open letter to the community asking for financial support and explaining the impact the budget not being signed had on all of the services ...

A Time for Seniors: New program offers drop-off sites for medical syringes

Dear Readers: Here’s some more stuff you just ought to know about … SHARPS Program — There are two new drop-off sites for used syringes and lancets, known as “sharps,” ...