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Ask a care manager: How long can I take care of myself?

With older adults living longer than ever, it would seem that being independent and taking care of oneself would just go on forever. Realistically, that is not true. There comes a time as a result of advanced age, disability and/or poor health when everyone needs some assistance. The questions are: Who – What – Where […]

Comments Off / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

About kids and same sex marriage

Julie Samrick’s commentary about kids and same-sex marriage was articulate and well-intended, but is founded on some large assumptions. She states that the foundation of marriage is to conjoin with another person to begin a new family together, which usually means creating children. Conjoining two people in marriage does create a new family, but the […]

1 Comment / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Next Economy: Tell me it isn’t so

EDITOR: On March 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved melding our county’s business goals with several other counties including Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties through a process called “Next Economy” (NE) primarily funded by Silicon Valley millionaires Jim and Becky Morgan. I believe that this was a mistake and done […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: How are kids affected by same-sex marriage?

Marriage equality is in the headlines once more because of oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court both for and against striking down California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Regardless of what the Supreme Court rules later this year, the movement has more support than ever and […]

7 Comments / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Finding the heart of a community

El Dorado Hills is one of those classic American suburbs that have many people involved in all kinds of activities, but it’s not always readily apparent that hearts are plugged into these community activities. What I mean by that is we can all become involved in something for more self-serving reasons, whether it is for […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

College tuition out of control

EDITOR: College tuition is out of control. Since 2000, the cost of a higher education has doubled. Today, two-thirds of students need financial aid. This is not a new issue, but the key to fixing the rising tuition is to ask questions. Why the rates are out of control? What we can do about it? […]

Comments Off / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

How can an older adult afford home care these days?”

Mrs. Jenkins is an active older adult in the community. She volunteers at the senior center, drives her neighbors to medical appointments and was her husband’s primary caregiver until his passing. Mrs. Jenkins is on a limited income, does not have long-term care insurance and recently suffered a stroke. In order for her to return […]

1 Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »