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Archive By Section - Senior Living


Succulent plants: a win-win

Are you thinking about planting a garden? Or maybe sprucing up your current garden?

March 29, 2015 | By Linda Alexander-Lieblang For The Signal | Senior Living


Taking action on parent care

When siblings don't agree about their parents' care, oversight and future, it's best when they keep an open mind and discuss the situation.

February 09, 2015 | By Jan D. Somers — MSW, BCD For The Signal | Senior Living


5-star system provides guide to dialysis facilities

Seniors who need dialysis now have a new tool to help them select a quality facility.

January 25, 2015 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Study finds connection between balance and brain health

Seniors who have trouble balancing on one leg for at least 20 minutes could have an increased risk of stroke and reduced cognitive function, according to a recent article in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

December 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Study puts tab of senior falls at $2B

Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths among Californians age 65 and older, according to a new study that placed the medical costs of falls by seniors at more than $2 billion annually.

December 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s: Treatments and interventions

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and no drug or other intervention that will stop the progression of the disease. Medication currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer's may help maintain thinking, memory, and speaking skills, and may help with certain behavioral problems.

November 17, 2014 | By Rachelle Dardeau, MS, MSW For The Signal | Senior Living


When an aging parent says 'no' to a nursing home

One of the toughest decisions an adult may face is deciding what to do with an aging parent facing an urgent medical problem.

November 17, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Is it Alzheimer’s or dementia?

I frequently hear the statement, "My loved one has dementia, not Alzheimer's disease," followed by the question, "So what's the difference?"

November 10, 2014 | By Rachelle Dardeau, MS, MSW For The Signal | Senior Living


Better make sure it's the tax man

Recent reports of a rash of scams in which victims are targeted by someone claiming to be a tax collector for the Internal Revenue Service illustrate why seniors, in particular, need to be aware of fraud schemes.

November 10, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Seniors saddle up at Country Western Hoedown Concert

Santa Clarita residents saddled up at the Country Western Hoedown presented by the SCV Senior Center Silverstones & Memory Makers in Newhall on Thursday.

June 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Aging in the workplace

Senior citizens are working at a higher rate than ever before, staying employed past retirement age and keeping active throughout their golden years.

May 19, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Experiencing a much older view

Rameena Rahman just got older ... a lot older.

November 04, 2013 | By Carol Stevenson For The Signal | Senior Living


Senior Calendar: March 11, 2013

SCV Senior Center

March 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


What to look for in elder care

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium.

March 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Senior Living


Senior Calendar: March 4, 2013

SCV Senior Center

March 04, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


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Articles by Section - Senior Living


Senior Center Schedule

Schedule Spotlight

June 29, 2015 | By The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center | Senior Living


Luxury senior housing set to open

A luxury senior housing facility being built in Valencia is now taking reservations ahead of its full grand opening which could be as early as December.

June 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


SCV seniors find purpose in post-retirement jobs

About six months after her retirement from Lockheed Martin in 2000, Saugus resident Carole Montgomery had had enough shopping and going to luncheons.

June 15, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Local gets ticket to serve at Senior Center

Newhall resident Annee Sohikian was on her way to her mother's birthday party when the unexpected happened.

June 08, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Local woman is a near expert volunteer

Cecil Bernstein, a Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center volunteer, was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults at the 50th annual Older Americans Recognition Day program on May 21 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

June 01, 2015 | By Robin Clough For The Signal | Senior Living


Senior Center Schedule

Schedule Spotlight

May 18, 2015 | Senior Center | Senior Living


SCV Senior Center celebrates Older Americans Month

In honor of Older Americans Month, we here at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center would like to recognize our own older adults.

May 18, 2015 | By SCV Senior Center | Senior Living


SuzAnn Nelsen: Keeping an eye on your eye care

Vision is our most precious sense and taking care of our eyes should be a priority. And if you look hard enough, you might see that May is Healthy Vision Month.

May 18, 2015 | By SuzAnn Nelsen For The Signal | Senior Living


Seniors dance the lunch hour away every Wednesday

No squares are allowed Wednesday mornings at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's dining hall for lunch.

May 12, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Corvette Club donates to SCV Senior Center

For all their runs to car shows and dinner with fellow car enthusiasts, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club say their true passion is giving back to the community.

April 06, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Now is the time for that volunteer work

If you were ever thinking about getting out there and doing some volunteer work, the upcoming weeks would be a perfect time to start.

April 06, 2015 | By Robin Clough For The Signal | Senior Living


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