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Ask a Care Manager: Alcohol and the older adult

Alcohol has quite the history and not all of it is filled with kittens and puppy dog tails.  In the 1920s Congress submitted the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors, for state ratification. Many citizens hated alcohol due to car accidents, addiction, using too much wheat, a decrease in efficient […]

Recognize, report the abuse of elders and dependent adults

June is Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month. El Dorado County’s Adult Protective Services Program, part of the County’s Health and Human Services Agency, is making a special effort to reach out to community members during this month. “We want everyone to recognize the signs of elder and dependent adult abuse, to take steps […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being old has some advantages

I probably will be away from this Earth when cars are routinely flying in the sky and when cars are without drivers. I have a pretty good imagination, but I still can’t fathom living in a world where cars fly. There will be no need for roads in the sky, but how do you keep flying […]

Mega marathon man

David Norris would have been happy to conquer a seemingly impossible task without fanfare. The retired father of three and soon to be grandfather quietly set out to run seven marathons in seven days in seven states earlier this month, but by the time he returned to El Dorado Hills the rocks were painted for him, news outlets were calling and his wife Nina had nicknamed him Superman.

Norris ran his first marathon, the Dallas Marathon, years ago with his now 29-year-old daughter Brittany and after the experience decided to put it on his bucket list to run a marathon in all 50 states.

Be rattlesnake safe this spring

With warmer weather conditions snakes are through hunkering down, making human encounters more likely. Although most native snakes are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends steering clear of the venomous rattlesnake — and knowing what to do in the event of a strike. Rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets

Bionic Bob is on the way Recently a surgeon told me it may be time to replace my right knee. I have bone-on-bone on the right side of my knee and plenty of arthritis on the left side. A new knee may be an unexpected gift. I always wanted to be 6-foot-3. When they’re operating […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Local company covers driver training blind spot

Quick thinking to save himself from a near car accident more than a decade ago was the impetus El Dorado Hills father of three Bob Davis needed to create Virtual Driver Interactive, a company that recently released its latest cutting-edge product to improve driver training nationwide. While still living in the Bay Area, Davis was driving […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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My Turn: Single-payer healthcare

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Hate in our own backyard

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Thank you, President Trump

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My Turn: Leaving a legacy of light and love

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The March for Science

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Can you hear me now, Tom?

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Ask A Care Manager: Affording home care

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