Candace Roeder

Horizon West sells nursing homes to Plum Healthcare

Three Auburn nursing homes are under new ownership. San Marcos-based Plum Healthcare Group has purchased Horizon West’s 27 facilities, including two in Auburn — the former Co ...

Lack of funds cutting back on meals, rides for seniors

A local senior aid organization is cutting back several of its programs due to a lack of 100 days worth of funding. Seniors First is based in Auburn, but serves seniors througho ...

Organization puts Seniors First

Local seniors can get much needed information and care through an Auburn-based organization. Seniors First, a non-profit organization, provides several programs to seniors through ...

Power of attorney for healthcare in a click

Dear Candace, In an earlier column you wrote about and gave us some good information about durable powers of attorney for healthcare. Do you have any online resources for these f ...

Program will cut meals to 23 seniors

Susan Hartle enrolled her mother, Alberta Hartle, in the Meals on Wheels program so the 92-year-old could have a nutritious meal when she was gone at work all day. “I came home ...

Conversion to digital TV frustrating seniors

Dear Candace: This transition to digital broadcasting which is taking place on Feb. 17 has me and many of my friends all confused and frustrated. Every time I turn on my TV now, th ...

Where does the funding come from?

Dear Candace: How are all of the wonderful services that Seniors First provides funded? – Gloria Dear Gloria: Thanks for asking! Seniors First is a private nonprofit corp ...

Report reveals needs of county's older adults

Placer County seniors are concerned about being able to continue to live at home and have some challenges to getting information and receiving services, according to a new study pr ...