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Age Well, Drive Smart CHP Driving Class For Seniors

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and 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 ...

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Oakhurst CHP Offers A Weekend Senior Driving Class

OAKHURST –  For the first time, the Oakhurst CHP Office will be offering the very popular Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving class on a weekend. These free classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Reserve your spot now for Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. And check with your insurance company to see if this educational opportunity ...

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Reserve Your Spot For “Age Well, Drive Smart” CHP Class

OAKHURST — Senior drivers are invited to register now for a free class at the Oakhurst CHP Office. 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 ...

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Local CHP Gives Seniors An Early Christmas

OAKHURST– Cheer was in the air as the Oakhurst Area CHP joined with community volunteers to deliver gifts to 66 seniors at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre and 11 seniors at the Oakhurst Board & Care for the Elderly on Monday afternoon. Volunteers including parents and children, and a handful of CHP officers arrived in festive Elf and Santa ...

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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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