Davis Enterprise: Davis needs an adult day program, resource center

May 26, 2017

In Davis, the numbers are higher than state averages for two reasons: Working caregivers often move aging parents to Davis and retirees rarely relocate. Both reasons are due to the fact that the Davis community is a desirable place to live. The series of articles this month have framed the challe...

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Davis Enterprise: Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Is Davis ready?

May 19, 2017

Chances are your life in some way has already been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, or the broader term, dementia. The impact on the individual, family and friends extends to the community, as service and support needs increase once the disease unfolds and takes its toll. The Alzheimer’s Associati...

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Davis Enterprise: The diagnosis is Alzheimer’s; what now?

May 12, 2017

You have known for some time that things were not quite right. The time had finally come to take Dad to the physician. You are mentally preparing for a diagnosis you have dreaded hearing out loud and have been denying for years. “Mr. Jones, your father has Alzheimer’s disease,” says the physician...

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Davis Enterprise: Thanks for supporting healthy aging efforts

May 3, 2017

Yolo County citizens, businesses and elected officials stepped up to support healthy aging for older adults in Yolo County, contributing to a successful fundraiser for the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance on March 19. Thank you to our co-hosts, Supervisor Jim Provenza and the Davis Odd Fellows Communi...

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Davis Enterprise: Supervisors vote to eliminate elected public guardian

November 13, 2016

“I have great faith in our health and humans services director,” he said. “But I still think there is an inherent conflict between the role of protecting the budget of health and human services and the public guardian role.” Others urging the board not to move forward with the plan Tuesday were S...

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Davis Enterprise: Candidates address issues facing aging baby boomers

February 27, 2016

Baby boomers hitting their senior years are the fastest-growing population in Yolo County, and have been for a while; increasing demand for everything from mental health and respite care to affordable senior housing and accessible transportation. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Yolo County r...

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