Years after Wife's Murder, Coloma Benefactor Moves to Evict 97-year-old resident

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 26, 2016 / comments

[97-year-old Marie Hatch, who has cancer, was served with a 60-day notice this month to vacate the Craftsman cottage she has lived in for 66 years. In 1950, Hatch was given a verbal agreement, which was passed down through generations of ownership, that she could live in the cottage for the rest of her life. Photo: Adela Meadows, Special To The Chronicle]

Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them, free from Marshall Community Health Education

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 23, 2016 / comments

Marshall Community Health Education is pleased to offer another free program in its ongoing Mental Health Series.

No Cost, six-week, Caregivers Tools Program Offered

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 10, 2016 / comments

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Health Education Program and Family Caregiver Support Program are pleased to present a “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” educational series. This six-week program will be held 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon from March 2 through April 6, 2016, at the Senior Center located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville. The trainings in the educational series will provide caregivers of older adults with tools and strategies to assist them in handling the unique challenges they face.

The series topics include:

Senior Legal Services Available for Older Residents in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 02, 2016 / comments

Are you a senior in need of legal advice, counsel, or advocacy? El Dorado County offers general civil legal services to county residents 60 years of age or older through the Senior Legal Services office. Individuals can meet with an attorney to get legal advice, solve problems, mediate disputes, prepare legal documents, and be represented in specific types of elder abuse issues.