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El Dorado County Seniors Digest

Real Costs of New Alzheimer’s Drug Will Mostly Fall to Taxpayers


To qualify for Leqembi, patients must undergo a PET scan that looks for amyloid plaques, the protein clumps that clog the brains of many Alzheimer’s patients.

CHP Looks for a Few Good Seniors


The California Highway Patrol’s Placerville area office seeks motivated senior citizens who want to volunteer, work with a fantastic group of people and give back to their community.

Senior Farmers Market Check Booklets Available


The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers Market check booklets for El Dorado County older adults who meet age and income guidelines.

Volunteering in Late Life May Ward Off Cognitive Decline


Volunteering in late life is associated with better cognitive function—specifically, better executive function and episodic memory. Those are the findings of a new study from UC Davis Health.

Senior Housing Project in Minden Could Open by Fall 2024


A joint venture by Integral Senior Living and Greystone Housing Impact Investors, the project will be designed by PI Architects, built by Metcalf Builders and managed by Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting.

Recognize, Report Abuse of Elders, Dependent Adults


June is National Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month, and El Dorado County's Adult Protective Services Program, part of the county's Health and Human Services Agency, is making a special effort to reach out to community members.

Chipper Program Is Back


The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s Defensible Space Assistance Program for seniors, veterans and those who are low income has received grant funding and re-opened for new applications.

Volunteers Needed for Meal Delivery Program


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is seeking dedicated volunteer drivers for the Home Delivered Meals program. Each volunteer generally works one day per week on an assigned route.

Nearly 1.5 Million California Seniors Could Get Food Assistance


Every day, thousands of older Californians can’t afford to stock their pantries. State data reveal that two-thirds of eligible Californians over age 60 do not participate in CalFresh, the state’s food stamp program, even though they qualify.

Senior Lunches Return to EDH


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program announces that its congregate dining site in El Dorado Hills is slated to reopen on March 1 after being closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Council on the Job


The Gilmore Senior Center Support Council, a group of volunteers serving seniors in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, has voted in new elected officers.

Retired Teachers Give Back


Each fall the California Retired Teachers Association, Division 73 of El Dorado County, creates baskets for You Are Not Alone—a program providing daily telephone safety check-in calls to residents age 60 and older.

New Senior Counselors on the Job


A class of senior peer counselors, recently graduated, are ready to provide confidential, one-on-one supportive help to seniors 55 years and older throughout the county. The volunteers, also 55-plus, are overseen by a licensed therapist.

Volunteers Needed for Home-Delivered Meal Program


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is seeking dedicated volunteers for its home-delivered meals program. Each volunteer generally works one day each week on an assigned route, delivering meals between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Commission on Aging Seeks New Member


The El Dorado County Commission on Aging is accepting applications from interested residents. Applicants are sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference is given to individuals 60 and over.

Capital Region Innovators Develop Tools for Wellness and Longevity


There are new tools and technologies being developed to address both physical and mental health for seniors. Dr. Reetu Sharma is one of many innovators in the Capital Region determined to help people feel stronger while living longer.

Dine-in Returns for Senior Meal Programs


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is open again for dine-in service, with advance reservations required. Meals will be served at sites in Placerville, Pollock Pines, Greenwood, Pioneer Park, Cameron Park and South Lake Tahoe.

Food Bank, Fire Department Partnership Serves Elders


Working with the USDA and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Fire Department, the Food Bank of El Dorado County developed the Elder Outreach Program, which improves the health and nutrition of senior citizens.

Senior Nutrition Program Restarting


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is reopening next week for dine-in service, following a lengthy hiatus due to COVID-19. Dine-in meals resume March 7 and reservations are required.

Woman Accused of Abusing Caldor Fire Evacuee Appears in Court


A caregiver at a Folsom senior living facility accused of elder abuse made her first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court since her arrest. The caregiver is accused of abusing a 90-year-old woman with dementia who was evacuated from her Pollock Pines home during the Caldor Fire.

Let the Games Begin at Gilmore Senior Center


Pinochle, bridge, bingo, Zumba and line dancing are all happening once again at the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills. The facility reopened Sept. 1 after an 18-month hiatus.

Supes Narrowly Approve Lennar Homes’ Age-Restricted Community in EDH


Despite concerns about water consumption, road congestion and potentially inadequate affordable housing fees, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve Heritage at Carson Creek Village 11 in El Dorado Hills, an age-restricted community by Lennar Homes.

Senior Meals No Longer Served at Mother Lode Lions Hall


Some county residents have lost their Senior Nutrition Program lunch venue after many years of dining at the Mother Lode Lions Club facility in Diamond Springs. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted not to renew the facility use permit with the service club.