Senior Moments - June 1, 2023

June 8 - Lake County Fire Safe Council ( at 10, and the Lake County Mental Health Advisory Board at 4 (

      We will be LIVE TOMORROW evening (June 8) with KPFZ programmer Ariel Carmona on the board, and let you know what these organizations are working on.  

June 11 - Scotts Valley Neighborfest 12-4pm at the Medina Ranch, 3272 Scotts Valley Road.  Call 707-263-6076 for information.

Essential Public Information Hour / What's Next - May 21, 2023

Today's sources for further information:

"Preparing for Wildfire Season:  Resources to Help Californians Get Ready," from the California Office of Emergency Services' LISTOS program:


FREE CHIPPING services sponsored by the North Shore Fire Protection District, coordinated by the Clear Lake Environmental Research Center:


The Lake County "Hazard Mitigation Plan" Update project, led by the Lake County Office of Emergency Services -- deadline to submit comments May 26, 2023:

Public Participation Encouraged

To view the working draft, visit

Additional opportunities for information and feedback are available several ways:
* Follow for ongoing public information and education regarding hazard mitigation and all things emergency management.

* Visit any Lake County Library branch to review hard copies of all planning components during the planning process.

* Visit to learn more about hazard mitigation, the planning process and progress, upcoming events and more.

Please submit all comments by email to

Senior Moments - May 18, 2023

Lake County's In-Home Supportive Services advisory committee has not met since January, given the lack of members to activate the process.  After the May 8 IHSS/SEIU rally at the county courthouse, more than enough new applicants were found, and the Department of Social Services (IHSS office) has tentatively scheduled a meeting for next Wednesday, May 24.  

Official records for this advisory body can be found on the county website:

The Essential Public Information Hour / What's Next? - May 7, 2023

Wildfire roundup, Board of Supervisors agenda review, new online resources for community awareness, and consideration of “enlightened consciousness” factors in sorting out a barrage of unverified “information.”  Beautiful day in the neighborhood, Lake County style!

“Tips for Creating Consistent Messaging About Fire,” from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network:

Senior Moments - May 4, 2003

Continuing our focus on services for "older adults" and caregivers in our community, today we will explore the resources we have such as In-Home Supportive Services and the organizations who are sponsoring or supporting new state legislation for IHSS "consumers" -- disabled adults eligible for limited forms of assistance and burdened with the responsibility of learning skills they need to make those forms of assistance work for them -- and programs that govern "workers" with minimum wage and pusillanimous benefits under federal and state laws.