Seniors should be aware – new pricing plans based on time of day

It’s time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are now available to you. The plans are different from the current tiered option, which is based on how much energy you use.  New time of use plans look at the time of day you are using …

Trying to beat the heat?

Cool Zones are places where senior citizens and people with special needs can comfortably escape mid-day summer heat and reduce their air-conditioning use, which helps save on energy costs. Cool Zones are established by the County of San Diego Aging and Independence Services (AIS) and this year are open to the public from May 4 to October 31, 2017. There are …

Seniors and Self Neglect

Our Care Advocacy program often runs into cases of seniors and self neglect. The sad thing is that we are not typically the first people to spot it. Indeed, many neighbors, landlords, and service providers are often aware that the senior is in distress, but just don’t know what to do. Here’s the link to Adult Protective Services and information …

Promoting Heart Health in Adults and Seniors

Seeing all of the hearts and expressions of love for Valentine’s Day is a great reminder that February is also National Heart Month – a time to focus making positive changes in your life to protect your heart. The heart is central to survival, so taking good care of it is essential. It is also important to make sure that …

Benefits of Socialization for Seniors

As seniors get older, it’s important for them to stay active physically and mentally. This can be challenging if they no longer drive, have limited income, or don’t have friends and family nearby. Instead of getting out and about, they may spend more time alone in their home. Attending Senior Day Care can be a wonderful way for older adults …

Volunteers Needed to Drive Seniors to Medical Appointments

Foundation for Senior Care seeking volunteers for its Expanded Rides Program Fallbrook – January 24, 2017     The Foundation for Senior Care is seeking volunteers for its Expanded Rides Program which provides rides to seniors and disabled adults to medical appointments outside the Foundation’s Care Van service area of Fallbrook in the volunteers’ own vehicles. The Expanded Rides Program …

Dementia and Confusion

Dementia brings with it a number of sobering symptoms and effects, and one of the most difficult of all is confusion. As dementia progresses, the individual may have a difficult time remembering familiar people, places, and things. He or she may even begin forgetting their own home, or their closest loved ones. This is a challenging thing for caregivers to …

Should Your Parents Still be Driving?

As our parents get older, they gradually become more limited in what they are physically and mentally equipped to do—and in some cases, those limitations may include driving. A time may come when it is simply not safe for your elderly mom or dad to be behind the wheel, and it may fall to you to have a delicate conversation …