Santa Cruz County Local News: Seniors


All Local Seniors News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/26/2024
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A developer received mainly negative feedback on a proposal for a four-story, 93-unit senior assisted living facility at 3720 Capitola Road.

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01/25/2024
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Santa Cruz County is presenting a Master Plan for Aging survey residents can take that will help county leaders craft a plan to meet the needs of its rapidly growing senior population.

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01/25/2024
A U.S. Senate committee launched an examination of assisted living, holding its first hearing in two decades on the industry as leaders of both parties expressed concern about the high cost and mixed quality of care facilities.

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01/18/2024
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Dozens of volunteers at Grey Bears were busy around two long tables making packages to be delivered to seniors throughout Santa Cruz County.

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01/16/2024
The number of older adults with disabilities that affect their performance of daily tasks will soar in the decades ahead, as baby boomers enter their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz Feeds Local Needs

California’s first food bank has helped residents of Santa Cruz County for more than 50 years.

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10/12/2023
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Community Bridges cut the ribbon on its newly relocated Elderday, which offers a host of medical, social and nutritional services for older adults and people with disabilities.

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09/23/2023
Hundreds gathered in Watsonville Plaza to celebrate local nonprofit Grey Bears and its 50 years of serving seniors and the entire Santa Cruz County community.

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08/14/2023
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.

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07/20/2023
More than a decade of community development experience in different sectors both locally and abroad has brought Darren Daley back to the Central Coast, where he was named director of Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County.

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06/29/2023
The Live Oak School District Board of Trustees granted a two-month eviction extension, meant to give time to finish negotiating a longer lease agreement that’s been in the works for months.

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06/26/2023
The group completed its maiden project when it repaired a fence at the Mid-County Senior Center.

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06/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Parkinson’s boxing class a lifeline for seniors with disease

Back in 1971, when Aretha Franklin crooned, “Rock steady, baby / That's what I feel now,” she was following in the footsteps of Alton Ellis & The Flames, who sang “Better get ready / Come do rock steady, ooh / You got to do this new dance,” back on a 1967 release. On Monday, the [...]

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04/14/2023
Image for display with article titled New Group Helps Seniors Prepare for Wildfire in Santa Cruz County

A new volunteer group called the Brush Brigade recently started to help seniors and other residents haul away brush or cut it into wood chips.

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03/19/2023
Retired California government workers will get tens of thousands of dollars if they give up their long-term care insurance.

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03/07/2023
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As pandemic rules expire, safety-net gaps widen for Santa Cruz County residents receiving CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits.

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03/06/2023
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.

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02/23/2023
Image for display with article titled Eviction Decision Tabled for Meals on Wheels

The Live Oak School District Board of Trustees has put off enforcing an eviction notice to the senior programs using their building.

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02/23/2023
California will hand out additional Medicaid payments next year to nursing homes—even low-rated ones—that hire additional workers, reduce staff turnover, or improve quality of care.
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