Foundation for Senior Care Launches Giving Heart Effort in February

Wednesday Information Sessions Set for Major Market and Albertson’s during February   FALLBROOK, CALIF. – “Our goal is to help seniors live and age independently at home; and throughout February representatives from the Foundation for Senior Care will take that message to the community,” Dr. Robert Pace, noted orthopedist and president of the Fallbrook-based organization, said. He noted that more …

10 Water Heater Tips to Put Safety and Savings on Tap

Keep safety and energy savings on tap year-round with these simple tips for your home water heater. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll not only save energy, you’ll avoid scalding your hands. Set the water heater thermostat to 120°F or less to save energy and reduce the risk of scalding. (If your …

6 Ways Seniors Can Save Energy at Home This Winter

There are many lifestyle changes seniors can make without breaking the bank. Here are some no-cost and low-cost ideas to help you save energy and money while staying comfortable during the colder winter months. Take advantage of heat from the sun Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the …

Computer Classes Offered for Seniors

Foundation for Senior Care Computer Classes Begin Next Week The Foundation for Senior Care will sponsor a series of computer classes taught by volunteer computer technicians at the Crestview Estates Clubhouse. Registration is open online at www.foundationforseniorcare.org or at the Foundation for Senior Care,135 S Mission Road, Fallbrook (the corner of Mission and Fig) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. …

Keep Your Family and Pets Safe During Emergencies by Being Prepared

During an emergency, every second counts. Thoughtful planning can help keep you safe and reduce the stress of having to scramble for what you need most. Prepare an emergency kit to help safeguard yourself and your loved ones from unexpected emergencies like earthquakes, floods or fires. Don’t forget to outline a family plan and practice safety drills before the need …

Wildfire season is here. Here’s how you can be prepared.

Wildfires, earthquakes and flooding all pose serious risks to our community. Though we can’t eliminate the threat of these emergency situations entirely, we can help you prepare for them. Here are 3 actions you can take today to get you started: Create a personalized emergency supply kit for your home, car and office. You never know where you will be …

Alzheimer’s Family Education Series

This three-part family educational series through the Alzheimer’s Association provides education, practical guidance and tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Please join us to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s, compassionate communication techniques, and managing challenging behaviors associated with dementia. Please call 760-723-7570 to register. Location: Foundation for Senior Care, 135 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, on the …

Seniors Manage your energy bill this summer with Level Pay

Surprises are for birthdays, not your energy bills. To help you manage them this summer, SDG&E has a program called Level Pay. Here’s how it works: Level Pay starts with the average dollar amount on your last twelve energy bills. Seniors will be billed this same amount for the first three months, even if your energy use varies. After that, …

Seniors when you use energy will matter this year

Throughout California, businesses are already paying electricity costs based on when it’s used. Residential households will start making the switch to Time-of-Use pricing plans in March. These plans give you more choice and control for managing your energy use. With these plans, prices are lower all day except between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. How it works With Time-of-Use, when …

Need help with your energy bill, seniors?

SDG&E has several assistance programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while keeping your home comfortable.  California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program: Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home.  sdge.com/CARE  Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) …