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Ask a care manager: The circle of life — change

Most people do not like change. Change will happen throughout our lives and we need to find appropriate ways to cope. A good example: teenagers who do not want their parents telling them when to be home, who to be friends with and when to get their chores done. Teens eventually mature and realize that their […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Accidental shooting ends EDH woman’s life

Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an accidental shooting in a Carmichael apartment Saturday. Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski, 18, went to Oak Ridge High School and, according to her Facebook profile, worked at Togo’s in Cameron Park. Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Kenyatta Brown on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter; he’s being held at the Sacramento County Jail and is […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Protecting your savings

Mrs. Hendricks lives alone. All of her children live out of state and visit once a year at Christmas. Mrs. Hendricks values her independence but is suffering from mild memory impairment although she denies it. Once while shopping at a local grocery store, Mrs. Hendricks was approached by a well-dressed gentlemen who told her that […]

1 Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Other insurance that can help you age in place

This three-part series began with a discussion of how the health insurance process is structured for older adults. The second column discussed the choices around Medicare, supplements and managed care encompassing Medicare. The final column in this series will focus on other types of insurance that older adults may purchase or for many, already have but […]

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

Senior Day Care provides hope and respite

The greatest generation suffers Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic maladies in unprecedented numbers. Caring for them places extraordinary demands on their families and the public health system. The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center provides treatment for chronically ill seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and allows them to live […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Living her life in the light: A tribute to Kathy Carlisle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about fate, joy and sadness as they relate to the arts. “All mortal life is ‘fated’ to have a beginning and an end,” I wrote in Village Life on Nov. 28. “(But) between those fixed points in time are all the things that go into life: good and evil, […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »



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