Kevin Mather loved to ride his bike. On July 3, 2009, the Valencia resident pedaled along Sierra Highway with a dozen buddies on a beautiful Southern California morning.
It's summer, the season of travel. Whether you're heading out on a plane, train or automobile, there are special considerations seniors should make to ensure the safest possible trip, according to Dr. Michael Garcia, endocrinologist and staff physician at Valencia's Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wrigley Field. Fenway Park. Yankee Stadium. More than 30 stadiums in all. Name a Major League Baseball stadium in North America, and John and Ellie Fuller have seen it. Since 2002, the Newhall residents have made a summertime tradition of traveling with their grandson Brady Fuller to see where the sport's greatest games have been played. "We picked up a sports travel brochure, and it sounded interesting," said John Fuller, who retired as vice president ...
Looking for a fun, fairly low-maintenance pet? Consider adding a fine, feathered friend to your family.
Attendees of all ages received a living history lesson during the veterans celebration held at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall on Saturday.
Whitney Houston once sang, "I believe that children are our future. … Teach them well, and let them lead the way."
Editor's note: Assistant features editor Michelle Sathe is on a book tour of the United States with her recently published book "Pit Stops." Her canine companion, a rescued pit bull mix, will be available for adoption June 26 when Sathe returns to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two or three days a week, you'll find Clare Storey at Castaic Animal Shelter. A volunteer for three years, Storey will check in with staff, then go off to the kennels to see which animals are new at the shelter, and introduce herself. It could be a week-old kitten that needs socialization or a starved dog that needs fattening up. Last week, it was a horse that needed its hooves done. Storey held the horse while the vet went to work.
If you're one of the millions of senior Americans with osteoporosis, you may already know that bone loss associated with the disease can lead to more serious conditions, such as bone fractures.
Unlike most kids her age, Ashley Green, 11, of Valencia, is not fond of video games. She prefers to play with physical toys, ones that challenge her mind.
Five years ago, Howard Charnaw, 69, of Agua Dulce was overweight, suffered from arthritis and, in his own words, was "one step away from a wheelchair."
Kara and I left the sanctity of our hotel room, destined for outdoor adventure at Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area, about 325 miles from Wichita Falls, Texas.
Americans love their pets. So much so that many can't bear leaving the family dog or cat at home when heading out to travel.
Driving - it's an essential part of living in Southern California. Yet staying safe behind the wheel can become more difficult as age advances.
They don't call them the golden years for nothing. Many research studies show that life after 50 can be the most treasured time of your life, especially during retirement. Retirement is the time when you have already fulfilled your obligations to others in life and are now free to make some new choices with yourself as the priority," said Julia Valentine, speaker and author of "Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life".
Maverick has spent several months at Advanced Care Animal Care Center in Canyon Country, but the senior cat is far from sick. He's looking for a new home and veterinarian/owner Amanda Gillen felt her office was a good place to start.
Blooming flowers and blossoming plants signal the start of spring across the Santa Clarita Valley. The season has been known to trigger environmental allergies not just in people, but for their pets, as well.
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