Sample scavenger hunt to raise funds for neighborhood Boys and Girls Club

MURRIETA – Trying new foods can be scary – especially at age six. Barons Market, Murrieta invites dozens of young, picky eaters to transform into adventurous foodies as they taste 10 sample portions of unusual yet delicious foods throughout the store. The family-owned market created this cuisine quest for children and their parents to say hello to […]

County offers free evening class series for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic illnesses

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Office on Aging is facilitating “Care Pathways,” an educational series will be offered in Murrieta for family members caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. This class will be offered Thursday, Oct. 19, at Rancho Springs Medical Center. To get details and register for the series […]

Recognizing signs of an abusive relationship

It’s an unfortunate situation, and one that happens all too frequently that people get trapped in an unhealthy and abusive relationship. And while it sometimes is the man who is being abused, in over 90 percent of reported cases it is the woman who is being victimized. Abusive relationships aren’t always about physical abuse. It […]

Surviving the teenage years can be done

Surviving the teenage years can be done

The teenage years are never easy for the teen or the parents. It’s a time of little communication beyond eye rolls, sullen silence and that infamous response, “whatever.” It’s a time when parents wonder if either party will survive this period. It’s often very frustrating, but it can be easier if parents and teens recognize […]

San Jacinto Council declares Mental Health Awareness Week

San Jacinto Council declares Mental Health Awareness Week

With two councilmembers absent, the San Jacinto City Council, following a presentation by a representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, wrapped up the short 30-minute meeting Tuesday, Oct. 3, by extending time for several developers to submit their tract maps and declaring Mental Health Awareness Week in the city. Brenda Scott, executive director […]

Community Health Fair coming to Hemet

Community Health Fair coming to Hemet

Flu shots, five-minute doctor consults, nutritional assessments, free health screenings and other opportunities to improve health will be available Saturday, Oct. 14, during the 2017 Community Health Fair in the parking lot across from the Hemet Valley Medical Center. The Physicians for Healthy Hospitals is sponsoring the free health fair, which will be held 9 […]

Medicaid is still a target of health care reform

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What is going to happen to health care now that Senate Republicans have failed to pass their bill, which would have replaced much of the Affordable Care Act? In particular, what’s going to happen to Medicaid, the government’s largest insurance program, which covers 74 million Americans? This moment may […]

Two ways to get Medicare benefits

Greg Dill Special to Village News At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a […]

Caring for dentures improves oral health

Caring for dentures improves oral health

TEMECULA – Proper dental care and oral hygiene is essential at all stages in life, even for people who have dentures, partials or implants. People with dentures must recognize that oral hygiene protects their dentures as well as their mouths. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, […]

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