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Sacramento County Seniors Digest

‘A System in Crisis’


The U.S, which has one of the least generous disability programs among developed Western nations, denies most initial claims, leaving applicants to endure a lengthy appeals process or face the decision to lose money by taking retirement benefits too early.

Rate of Older Californians Dying of Malnutrition Has Risen


A growing number of California’s oldest residents are dying of malnutrition, a trend that accelerated during the pandemic. Deaths attributed to malnutrition more than doubled from 2018 to 2022.

CalPERS Settles for $800 Million Over Misleading Claims on Long-Term Care Insurance


Retired California government workers will get tens of thousands of dollars if they give up their long-term care insurance.

New Shelter Opening for Area Seniors


A new 15-bed facility for adults aged 60-plus who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability will open soon through the county's Adult Protective Services.

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.

Inside Elk Grove’s New Food-Focused Senior Home


For residents of The Park at Laguna Springs, a new senior living facility in Elk Grove, the breakfasts are normally pretty tasty. Chef David Brannon runs one of the most ambitious senior culinary programs in the Sacramento region.

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.

Safe Ground Homeless Camp Aimed at Protecting Seniors


Homeless camps throughout Sacramento have been cleared out in recent months, but the city is making an exception for one. Safe Ground, co-sponsored by Sierra Health Foundation, is planning a safe encampment for homeless seniors.

New Outdoor Fitness Space Focuses on Older Residents


A new outdoor fitness destination is open at Oak Park Community Center, with an emphasis on exercise equipment for older adults. The new area contains 11 different exercise machines. Free classes will also be offered later this fall.

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.

Commission on Aging Plans Computer Access Program


Galt’s Commission on Aging discussed a proposal to improve computer access among older adults, part of an effort to separate the Galt Senior Resource Center from the city.

Rancho Cordova Police Partner With Eskaton to Aid Seniors


The first law enforcement to partner with Eskaton’s Telephone Reassurance Program, the the Rancho Cordova Police Department is launching Rancho Cordova CARES, which will provide daily phone calls by volunteers to adults over the age of 65.

Senior Center of Elk Grove Reopens Fully on July 19


Six weeks after the Senior Center of Elk Grove opened in a new structure in January 2020, the pandemic forced its closure. Now the doors are open, with programs presented live—and online, for those who prefer to participate at home.

Not His First Rodeo


Rodeo legend Cotton Rosser, whose livestock and event-production company has operated in Folsom for 70-plus years, will be at the grounds this week.

Galt Senior Resource Center Set to Reopen


At its June 24 meeting, the Commission on Aging welcomed new commissioner Phyllis Johnson and made plans to reopen the Galt Senior Resource Center on July 6.

Upcoming Events

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City of Elk Grove
Senior Center of Elk Grove Board Meeting
Monday June 12 2023   3:15 PM

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City of Galt
Commission on Aging Meeting
Thursday June 22 2023   10:00 AM