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Workshop On Understanding Difficult Dementia Behaviors

OAKHURST — Are you someone who takes care of a family member with dementia-related behaviors, or do you know someone who is? If so, please note that Valley Caregiver Resource Center is planning a free workshop for family caregivers. It’s available so people can learn important strategies on how to respond and cope with the common dementia-related behaviors, including aggression, ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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Library Workshop: Learn Basic Computer Skills  

OAKHURST — Want to tackle some simple technology but not sure just how to jump in? Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Oakhurst Branch Library will be offering a basic computer skills class. It’s scheduled from 9 – 10 a.m. weekly on Wednesdays until Oct. 25, at the library located at at 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. The class will be ...

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Quigong “Geese” Flock To Sierra Senior Center

Submitted by Darlene Kelly — OAKHURST — Local residents may have noticed an unusual flock of “wild geese” proliferating in the area lately, and the size of that flock at the Sierra Senior Center seems to be growing. They can usually be spotted on Mondays or Tuesdays, just past the playing field, beyond the Community Center, off of Road 425B, sometime between 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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Biking With Bob: Battlefields Of The Civil War

Editor’s Note: Longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar continues his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown in Massachusetts. We lost track of Bob for a week or so. Now we know why. He’s been busy. The Kentucky countryside is dotted with stately old tobacco barns.  They are all painted flat black and many have been re-purposed ...

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This Is Your Brain On Cardio

When I talk to my clients about exercise the first question they have is usually, “what type of exercise should I be doing?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on lots of things, such as what your goals are, what kind of physical condition you’re presently in and what your physical limitations are. Short bursts of high intensity workouts ...

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Three Dollar Kids’ Price For Pancakes

OAKHURST — Fluffy pancakes, any-style eggs, ham, sausage, orange juice and milk for $3? That’s the price for kids age 5 – 12, as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast. The price for adults is $7 and senior citizens are offered a new discount with a price of $5. Children under 5 enter ...

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CHP Offers Free Class For Senior Drivers

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California Highway Patrol ...

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Library Workshop On Medicare

By Celeste Wheeler — OAKHURST — Susan Hatch is a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types offered by various companies. She says that January 2017 will usher in quite a few almost “shocking” changes to many senior health plans that people need to know about now. Susan will discuss these upcoming changes in a special workshop at ...

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Free Skills Workshop For Family Caregivers

OAKHURST — Family caregivers are often responsible for the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of someone who cannot readily help themselves on a daily basis. So who takes care of the caregiver? Valley Caregiver Resource Center is offering a free Family Caregiver Workshop that will provide participants with hands-on strategies and skills needed to care for a loved one at various ...

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