Pauline Valdivia, executive director of Jovenes de Antaño. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

Jovenes de Antaño sees increase in need for elder care services

COVID-19 makes it harder for local nonprofit to provide help and support.

Glynis Crabb at the San Benito High School pool. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Seniors swim to stay young through a year-long marathon

San Benito Aquatics offers a 100-mile swim challenge open to all ages.

Amalia Ellis (right) and her mother Kerry. Photo courtesy of Amalia Ellis.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: The heartbreaking complexities of in-home caregiving

Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s is an act of love and patience. One local woman shares her story.

County Express Transit Manager Regina Valentine and driver Leona Medearis-Peacher. Photo courtesy of Regina Valentine.

Transportation

County Express drivers deliver food to at-risk seniors

Over 19,000 meals served from local restaurants as part of Great Plates Delivered program.

Hollister Rec staff staging outside of the Community Center waiting for donations. Photo provided by Hollister Recreation.

Nonprofits

Hollister Recreation partners with nonprofit to deliver senior meals

Adopt a Senior program provides food, water and other essential supplies.

Windmill Market in San Juan Bautista on March 19. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Restocking at San Benito stores slowed by high demand

Hollister Super on Third Street begins exclusive shopping hours for the elderly, disabled and their caretakers.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Homeless senior population increasing

Aging seniors are increasingly likely to become homeless, which will have a big impact on local communities. The San Benito County Behavioral Health department is working to address homelessness.

Members of the Top Hatters Motorcycle Club handed out free turkeys at a senior lunch hosted by Jovenes de Antaño on Nov. 19. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Top Hatters give away turkeys for Thanksgiving

Seniors treated during Jovenes de Antaño lunch program.

Sunrise Senior Apartments in Hollister. Photo courtesy of CHISPA.

Housing / Land Use

Deadline approaching for senior apartment pre-applications

Applications due March 19 by 5 p.m.

Jack and Rita Gifford live independently and care for each other. They are part of a growing population navigating the challenges of aging.

Health

Caregiving 101: San Benito County Provides Resources

As our population ages, primary caregivers need as much attention as those they serve

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Health

Programs help seniors cover Medicare’s costs

Letters from the Social Security Administration inform Medicare beneficiaries about programs to help with out-of-pocket medical and drug expenses

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Children and Youth

San Benito GIVES to help fund South County Cal-SOAP scholarships

Organization is fundraising to provide scholarships for low-income and first-generation college-bound students

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CHP offering free traffic safety presentation for seniors

May 17 event is designed to help seniors become better, safer, more alert drivers

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Volunteer in Hollister with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service

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San Benito Lifestyle

High school seniors entering final semester

Class of 2015 is facing its last semester at San Benito High School