There’s a movement to put a vibrant new face on senior centers as legions of Baby Boomers – whether they like it or not – attain “senior” status. The goal: refashion these sites into community hubs meeting multigenerational needs.
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Getting Ready: Vehicle and Tires If you must drive in inclement weather, preparing for the worst will go a long way to relieve stress and keep you safe. The CHP’s Mike Remmel offers a few tips. Have fluids, lights and wipers serviced, and ensure tire tread is adequate. The simple penny-measuring trick works: “If it
CHP Officer Mike Remmel advises older drivers to carefully evaluate their skills and limitations before getting behind the wheel. His credentials: 20 years on the force, and a remarkable return to duty after an elderly driver’s mistake cost Remmel his legs.
Counselors are available in Tuolumne County to assist you with Medicare questions and issues free of charge. ‘We’re here to educate people, with unbiased and comprehensive information, so that they can make an educated and informed choice.’
— Patty Clevenger, HICAP counselor
Health – In the senior-rich Mother Lode region, there’s a growing need for home health aides and physical therapy aides, according to the EDD. Becoming a companion aide, dietary aide, or the like, for the elderly is another possibility. Sonora Regional Medical Center is one of Tuolumne County’s largest employers. Seniority Lifecare, Skyline and Avalon
If you’re an older worker looking for a new job, it may be a challenge to find one here. Counselors at The Job Connection are ready to help.