How to Navigate Aging Loved Ones | Montecito Mudslide Survivor Writes Memoir | Lake Tahoe Clarity Report
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Lake Tahoe, viewed from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Friday, March 24, 2023.
How to navigate the difficult conversations with aging loved ones. Survivor of the deadly Montecito Mudslide writes a memoir on grieving. Why Lake Tahoe’s water clarity is the best in years.
Navigating difficult conversations with aging loved ones
The calls for California Senator Dianne Feinstein to step down are starting to increase and they are even coming from members of her own party. The 89-year-old Senator has been away from her official duties for weeks now, citing health reasons, and some Democrats are coming forward encouraging her to resign. While there is no sense from Feinsten’s office that she will do that, it does raise the issue of age, capacity and when is the right time to step aside. Joining us on Insight today, Dr. Julie Bates, Program Manager at Sacramento’s Agency for Aging 4, to help us navigate the difficult conversations many families have with aging loved ones, when it comes to transitioning away from an independent lifestyle and towards more support and help.
Montecito mudslide survivor writes a memoir
In the early morning hours of January 8, 2018 mudslides in the town of Montecito in Santa Barbara County killed 23 people. The mudslides were due to an atmospheric river in the burn scar of the Thomas Fire, which happened one month prior, and at the time was the largest wildfire in state history. Kim Cantin and her daughter Lauren were gravely injured, but were rescued from the debris and survived. However her husband Dave, son Jack and family dog Chester perished. Her husband’s remains were found more than a mile from their home, and it would take more than three years to find her son’s remains. Kim has written a memoir to help others find healing through tremendous grief and loss. She joins Insight to discuss her debut book, “Where Yellow Flowers Bloom: A True Story of Hope Through Unimaginable Loss.”
Lake Tahoe's clarity report
Lake Tahoe’s clarity has improved to a level not seen since the 1980s. Protecting Lake Tahoe is a priority for those in the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Sacramento Region. “Keep Tahoe Blue” is an often-seen and heard slogan for the beloved lake that continues to see popularity with increased tourism and population growth. Increased popularity and traffic to Tahoe Lake have increased concerns about pollution and lack of clarity in the Lake. Geoffrey Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) leads the team that has released their latest Lake Tahoe clarity report. The research by UC Davis goes back to 1968, and Geoffrey Schladow joins Insight to break down what the report means for Lake Tahoe and what the future holds for the beloved lake.