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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 »

Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

Josh Cooper stands beside his Yamaha 250 at his home in El Dorado Hills. Will he ride again after a summer accident nearly left him paralyzed? He hasn't decided yet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy scholarships encourage medical careers

Medically minded —€” Mercy Hospital of Folsom awarded 12 students scholarships of $1,100 each on Friday at Serrano Country Club. Left to right, Victoria Chiu, 17; Rachel Mars, 17; Josh Verner, 17; Nicole Lemon, 17; Anusha Deshpande, 17; Bhavana Jonnalagadda, 17; Cecilia Chan, 17; Shirley May, 18; Sadra Forati, 17; and Tasha Vu, 17. Not pictured are Celine Barrica and Sheri Lyne James. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The good ladies, and a couple guys, of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary have been dishing out scholarships to promising local students with medically minded career aspirations for 36 years running. This year’s lucky dozen scholars were recognized during the 2012 award luncheon at Serrano Country Club on Friday, March 16. The recognition included a $1,100 […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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