Allowing our children to be children

It seems obvious that “Children are not little adults.” But we often forget that simple truism in interacting with our children, resulting in unnecessary frustration for both us and them. The world appears very differently to children than it does to adults. Children do, in fact, exist in their “own little worlds.” They usually can’t […]

BrightStar Care of Central Western Riverside County receives Leader in Excellence award

BrightStar Care of Central Western Riverside County recently announced that it has received the 2017 Leader in Excellence Award, with both designations as The Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client and caregiver […]

Desert Hills Memory Care to host monthly Education & Connections support group

HEMET – Desert Hills Memory Care, located at 25818 Columbia Street, will be hosting monthly Education & Connections support group meetings at their community. Meetings will be held on the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. Complimentary respite care will be available for loved ones during these meetings. Education & Connections is open […]

New data shows Riverside County youth still targeted by unhealthy messages in retail stores

RIVERSIDE – Health officials have stressed the importance of healthy choices for young people in Riverside County, but the youngsters are also bombarded constantly by unhealthy messages as they shop at local markets and convenience stores. “Our message has always been that young people, if given the option, will often make the healthy choice when […]

Cancer survivor is thriving thanks in part to funds raised by Reality Rally for Michelle’s Place

Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Research center, located in Temecula off Jefferson Avenue, offers support groups and resources for women and their families, as well as various fundraisers, such as the upcoming Reality Rally, which donates its profits to the organization each year. Denise Broome, a woman in her early 40s, was diagnosed with stage 2 […]

IHS opens new youth regional treatment center in California

HEMET – The Indian Health Service, in consultation with the 104 federally-recognized tribes of California, announced the grand opening of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet. The new Youth Regional Treatment Center will provide culturally appropriate substance use disorder services to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 12-17. “IHS is pleased to […]

Legacy Foundation supports Elizabeth Hospice with grant

Legacy Foundation supports Elizabeth Hospice with grant

FALLBROOK – The Legacy Endowment Community Foundation located in Fallbrook, presented The Elizabeth Hospice with a $5,000 grant for the nonprofit’s Hospice Care Fund and bereavement services for all ages. The Elisabeth S. Wilson Fund at the Legacy Endowment Community Foundation has provided The Elizabeth Hospice with $38,000 in grants since 2012 in support of […]

‘Being Mortal’ film screening explores end-of-life care

TEMECULA – Hospice of the Valleys, in partnership with Temecula Valley Hospital, is holding a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Temecula Valley Hospital. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about […]

Finding a good nursing home

One recent Sunday morning, I woke up to a text message from a co-worker saying she had been up all night with her mother in the emergency room. Her mom had fallen, broken her hip, and was getting admitted to the hospital for surgery. As you can imagine, my colleague was exhausted, worried and facing some important decisions. […]

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