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  • Local agencies get long-awaited funding after state budget passes

    October 8, 2010 9:11 PM

    California Lawmakers have finally passed a state budget after a record 100 day impasse. The state senate passed the budget 27-9, bridging a 19 billion dollar budget deficit. The budget package contains no new taxes or fees, but the plan also *delays nearly two billion dollars in payments to... more »
  • Benefits of spending Golden Years at home

    September 13, 2010 7:57 PM

    Fewer senior citizens are moving to nursing homes, yet the senior population is increasing. The Area Agency on Aging, which serves the Central Coast, says these days more and more seniors are taking advantage of in-home services. Elizabeth Crane, Santa Maria resident, said, "Sometimes he's a pain in the... more »
  • Making end-of-life plans can be difficult, but an event this weekend aims to help

    July 29, 2010 1:16 PM

    The Advanced Healthcare Planning Workshop is Saturday, July 31 between 9 a.m. and noon at Marian's Conference Center in Santa Maria. Titled Making Your Healthcare Wishes Known, folks will receive information on completing legal forms, making future medical treatment decisions in the event they're unable to for themselves, and... more »
  • Warning for seniors on Census scams

    March 11, 2010 7:52 PM

    A warning for seniors when it comes to increased scams at Census time. The Area Agency on Aging wants the elderly to be aware that's a time scammers tend to target them. The agency stressed it's important to fill out the information because Census data directly impacts services for... more »
  • State's budget crisis taking a toll on local senior programs

    March 10, 2010 8:30 PM

    The state's budget crisis is taking a toll on programs meant to help local senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging is located in Santa Maria. It helps seniors in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency said a number of programs have already been cut. Two... more »

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