Linda Crawford dances during a hoedown hosted at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Signal file photo.

Your SCV Senior Center

The “new” Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Bella Vida will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April.  The center, which serves more than 15,000 SCV seniors annually offers a range of

Don’t Ignore This Piece of Mail

If you’re 65, there is one piece of mail you shouldn’t ignore this month  Are you or someone you love on Medicare? As the annual Medicare Annual Enrollment Period approaches

Falls are responsible for one-third of all home-related fatalities. So, it is important for seniors to take measures to protect themselves.

Martinez: Understanding Pneumococcal Pneumonia 

Dodger outfielder and designated hitter J.D. Martinez is prioritizing his lung health this baseball season. He has asthma, an underlying medical condition that puts him at increased risk for pneumococcal

Exercise Like a Senior Athlete 

It’s vital to stay active as you age, but how can you keep working toward your fitness goals during the sweltering summer heat? Exercising outdoors as the temps — and

Choosing Quality Vitamins and Supplements

More than half of Americans take an over-thecounter vitamin or dietary supplement, but many may not realize that the quality of these products can vary greatly. Because supplements are not

A SECOND WIND A Hopeful Spring

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer It’s Spring! When nature revives after the cold winter months. Trees blossom, daffodils shoot up to surprise us and birds chirp as they prepare

Why It Pays for Seniors to Maintain Good Credit

The benefits of maintaining good credit include looking more reliable in the eyes of prospective employers and securing lower mortgage interest rates when buying a home. Those rewards can benefit

How Active Seniors Can Protect Their Vision

Retirement may be seen as a time to slow down and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation, but today’s seniors clearly did not get the memo. Modern seniors look and

‘Life Is Brutiful’

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer My friend’s husband is in the hospital. He has had various tests, procedures and biopsies for the last few months and can’t seem to

When weight loss may be worrisome

Dieting is a way of life for many people. The Boston Medical Center says an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, spending $33 billion annually on

Healthy eating options for seniors

“Let food be thy medicine” is a quote attributed to Hippocrates, the ancient scholar considered to be the father of modern medicine. The saying relates to the notion that what