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What is a care manager?

By Elizabeth Caldwell, AA, Care Manager Assistant, Elder Options Inc. A son, living in Nebraska, called our office about his parents needing care in their home.  Our geriatric care manager assessed the mom, 86, and discovered she has memory loss and a fractured shoulder due to a recent fall. Her husband, also in his late […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Anderson NBA’s Most Improved

Oak Ridge High’s Ryan Anderson, a member of the Orlando Magic, was named by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as the league’s Most Improved Player after averaging 16.1 points and 7-7 rebounds per game this past regular season. Now in his fourth season, Anderson has developed into one the game’s top three-point shooters in […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Beyonce teams with Dr. Phil to save mom, eight puppies

The Grace Foundation and Dr. Phil saved this Jindo and her puppies. Photo by Lisa Van Dyke, EDDOG

Tiny pup Beyonce’s mission to save the lives of other homeless dogs and cats was put into action when her rescue group, The Grace Foundation of Northern California, received a call from a family friend of Dr Phil. Dr. Phil had received information about a Jindo (Korean breed of dog) with eight puppies that were slated to […]

No Comment / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marina Village fundraiser exceeds goal

Kami Larsen Marina Village P.E. teacher, left, and Vice Principal Cindy Giove get ready to head out for a great day of golf at Empire Ranch. Courtesy photo

The students of Marina Village Middle School will be the recipients of a brand shiny new computer lab and more. The first golf tournament, dinner and auction raised more than $30,000, smashing the $20,000 goal. Marina Village staff would like to thank all of the people in the community who worked to put on the […]

No Comment / May 01, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH wrestlers have good matches in Fresno

EDH wrestlers and their coaches celebrate their victories in Fresno. Courtesy photo

Eight El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers competed at Greco State at the Selland Arena in Fresno in late April and seven of them placed on the mat. Wrestler placing were: First-grader Scotty Moore, 1st; fourth-grader Kaden West, 2nd; sixth-grader Mikey Mello, 2nd; first-grader Peyton Gunter, 3rd; seventh-grader Ricky Eymann, 5th; first-grader Keynon Middleton, 7th; and seventh-grader Michael Xavier, 8th. Also competing and […]

No Comment / May 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Troop 454 celebrates 100th Eagle

Eagle Scout Matthew Wollert

Matthew Wollert has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — the 100th for Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills. He started his Boy Scout journey inTracy and then moved to El Dorado Hills, where he continued in Troop 454 under the command of Scout Master Elvis McCann. Matthew has held many positions where he was […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Children learn to live well

Yoga instructor Andrea Shaw brings the kids into the warrior pose during Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. The event held earlier this month was sponsored by a partnership between Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s Growing Well With Mercy program and the Silva Valley PTA. The goal was to help students discover that healthier living can be fun at the event. Everyone learned yummy foods can be nutritious and more. Photo by Linda Holderness

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent  Health tips came with a few surprises at the Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. Students discovered healthier living can be fun and learned that yummy foods can be nutritious at the event earlier this month. A third surprise was more serious: Beware how you quench your thirst. The […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »