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Ask a care manager: Health insurance — Do older adults take it for granted?

The spirited debates surrounding some aspects of the Affordable Care Act made me think about Medicare, health insurance for adults older than 65. Open enrollment, an annual time period whereby an individual can review and change Medicare plans, Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) and prescriptions drug plans (Medicare Part D), opens each year in November. I thought it might be […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: November 2015

It’s November already! We hope you can join us this fall at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center. We offer many programs, activities, events and services for those 50 and older. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the programs mentioned in this article. You can also view the El Dorado Hills Community […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Déjà vu all over again

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Crown Village, we learned that apartments were planned for the southwest corner of Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Having seen the influx of apartments in Cameron Park, many of us in El Dorado Hills did not want that to happen here. A successful grassroots effort […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Happiness comes from within

Diane Dreher’s book “The Tao of Inner Peace” has the following quote: “The way of peace begins with self-acceptance. To seek peace outside is to leave it behind. “Because of the Taoist principle of oneness, when we accept ourselves we naturally accept others. Without self-acceptance, people see life as a constant struggle, making war on […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My view on Measure E

EDITOR: The question is simple: Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors re-zone the approximately 100 acres of the former executive golf course in El Dorado Hills from its current land use as open space/recreation to allow the building of new residential housing and commercial development? Thanks to Measure E, you get to voice […]

2 Comments / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: A rose by any other name

Rose of Sharon adds a colorful pop to any background. Photo by Brent Dennis

One of the better performing, deciduous flowering shrubs in the El Dorado Hills heat is the Rose of Sharon. Preferring full sun settings, this profuse flowering hibiscus botanically known as Hibiscus syriacus can be featured as a specimen or planted in mass to serve as an effective privacy hedge during most of the year when […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: The crack heard ’round EDH

“Mrs. Samrick, Jack’s hurt!” my 11-year-old’s friend said to me with concern in his eyes. I hustled to the small gathering to see Jack still on the ground in chart-topping pain. He was playing football with friends at a school event and broke his collarbone. From the nurses who happened to be there and the […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »