Olga Browne believes in breakfast. When she eats a bowl of oatmeal or some scrambled eggs and juice, she said, she gets an energy boost that carries her throughout the day.

Q&A with Jeannine English, the longtime Little Hoover Commission executive director and former California AARP president, who began a two-year term as AARP’s national president earlier this summer.

Two men have pleaded guilty to robbing two senior citizens in June.

Supporters of six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly rally Tuesday at the Capitol to protect the option for seniors to live in the small care settings.

Meredith Cuffe is 87, a strong-willed widow with Alzheimer's, and up until June 3, she lived alone on five acres in Placerville. It took planning and patience for her children to get her into the residential care she needs – and it took them shaking off their denial and guilt.

Sacramento County will reopen a financial fraud unit in January after reports of scams against the elderly have gone up dramatically since Adult Protective Services eliminated the unit several years ago.

Barbara Garnier and her neighbors at the Capital Estates manufactured housing community in South Sacramento thought they’d found the perfect place to grow old. That was before the owners opened the mobile home community to residents of all ages.

Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook.

Adults in their prime have traditionally supported the nation’s seniors. So what happens when the ratio of working-age adults to older adults plummets? California is about to find out.

Low-income seniors returned to their homes at the Washington Plaza apartments for the first time Tuesday since the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency completed extensive renovation work on some of the 76 housing units.

A San Diego company plans to turn Sacramento’s vacant, ivy-covered Clarion Hotel into an artsy housing development for seniors.

What should you eat to protect the aging brain against developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Got questions on retirement planning? On Thursday, consumers can get free advice in an online chat sponsored by Kiplinger personal finance magazine and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

The Sports for Life Soccer Tournament, which concludes this afternoon, hosts more than 500 players 50 and older for a weekend of senior soccer at Elverta's Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

A class promoting safety for older drivers as they adapt to changes that come with age will be held April 29 in Yuba City.

Although growing older increases the likelihood that people will deal with physical limitations, chronic illness and grieving the loss of loved ones – life events that could reasonably be expected to cause lingering sadness – research shows that aging generally also increases people’s likelihood of optimism.

California leads the way with the oldest of the old: In 2010, according to the census, the state was home to 5,921 centenarians, or more than one-tenth of the nation's total population 100 years old and older. The four-county Sacramento region is home to about 320 residents in that age group.

The owner of a million-dollar home overlooking McKinley Park hired a former assemblyman, traffic and parking expert, environmental planner, engineer and onetime state fire marshal to stop a senior housing complex from going up behind him.

Seniors First, the nonprofit agency that administers Placer County’s federally funded seniors programs, lost its contract late last week to deliver meals to more than 100 homebound seniors.

When families face elder care crises, they are filled with questions. Too often, they learn there are few good answers.

A Sacramento advocate for the elderly is suing the state for allegedly endangering vulnerable residents by failing to promptly investigate nursing home complaints, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco.

Seniors First, which administers a host of federally funded seniors programs in Placer County including Meals on Wheels, plans to shut its doors temporarily on Nov. 1 as a result of the federal shutdown.

Sacramento may be home to cliques of aging skaters, but few riders put their bodies at risk the way Jamie Hart does with downhill skateboarding, a sport that's seen a resurgence in popularity over the past decade.



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