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Ask a care manager: Leaving a skilled nursing facility

Do I have to stay in a nursing home? I broke my hip several weeks ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy several times a week and am improving. My family is worried if I go home, I may fall and break […]

No Comment / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Should I see a marriage counselor?

Recently our neighbors, Wendy and Paul Chafer, were invited to join us for some conversation and treats. We landed on a discussion about what we would do if our spouses died. Wendy asked Monika how she would handle me being gone. Monika replied, “I would replace him with a miniature French poodle.” Paul and Wendy […]

No Comment / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Our fire department is fantastic

EDITOR: We really appreciate El Dorado Hills Fire Department. On Friday, Nov. 8, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Color Guard,  in addition to their Pipe and Drum Corp, sponsored our annual Veterans Tribute held at the Senior Center. Both groups performed amazing, and very touching, ceremonies to honor our veterans. The Firefighter’s Association also […]

No Comment / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep talking

I served as a juror in Placerville a few weeks ago and, along with 11 of my peers, I found the defendant guilty. Charged with drug crimes, it was a tragedy to see a young man squandering his life away. I kept thinking of my own sons, ages 9 and 11, and how someone just […]

No Comment / November 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with ‘Mik’

My role of District 1 supervisor is to represent the people and their best interests given the law and the spirit of the law and utilizing the overall community’s input, needs, best interests and concerns. This has challenges because not everyone has the same opinions on all matters. District 1 includes the vast majority of […]

No Comment / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Fly the greyhound skies

As I flew to Texas earlier this year, cramped in the back of a commercial airplane, a realization hit me: Traveling by commercial airplane today sure feels like riding the bus. I’m not a travel snob, but if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to pack onto a bus for a trek of several hours — […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being ‘always right’ is wrong

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “Relinquish your need to be right. This is the single greatest cause of difficulties and deterioration in relationships — the need to make the other person wrong, or to make yourself right. To win the argument.” • When you are obsessed with always being right, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »