For most men, getting older is a distant thought; a time when bucket-list items are crossed off the list, financial goals are accomplished, and retirement awaits. But then, one day, we wake up and realize that we're not just getting older - we are older. Workouts in the gym start to cause more aches and pains the next morning. Keeping weight off around the midsection is much harder than it once was. Stretching before an impromptu game of basketball isn't just a good idea - it's necessary for you to perform. And that gets to the crux of what men hate most about aging - the inability to perform as they used to, whether it's in the bedroom or on the basketball court.
Unfortunately, there's no avoiding the inevitable. As men age, their testosterone levels deplete, causing a slew of mid-life maladies like:
- Loss of Energy
- Lack of Interest in Sex
- Low Sex Drive
- Can't Hold an Erection
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Loss
- Hair Loss
- Nagging Injuries
If you're a man in his 30s or 40s, and you feel like you're dragging your feet through life with no upside, don't lose hope. Millions of men just like you are experiencing the same symptoms and feelings that you're suffering through. In fact, almost 75% of men live life with undiagnosed low testosterone.
Unlike those men, however, you don't have to settle for the effects of aging. There are easy, science-backed solutions available to you right now. If you're ready to reclaim the looks and feel of your prime, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be for you. TRT in Oakhurst, CA bridges the gap between your old life with low-T and the new, more virile version of you. That's where Testosterone Optimization Program comes in - to facilitate your transition to a new life with optimal testosterone levels. With TOP by your side, you'll have the guidance and tools to get back on track with personalized TRT plans.
But to understand the life-changing benefits of TOP, you've got to first understand testosterone, the symptoms of low-T, and how TRT works to replenish this much-needed hormone.
Trust the TOP Difference
Did you know that one in five men over the age of 45 exhibit signs of low testosterone? Male testosterone levels begin dropping gradually as soon as age 30. As men age and start to question their sexual health, some of the top symptoms they report are low libido, erectile dysfunction, and delayed ejaculation. When combined, these symptoms can lead men to develop self-image issues, experience poor relationships, and even have a lower quality of life.
But for men living with low-T, a clear path has been paved toward relief. That path starts with the Testosterone Optimization Program. TOP was founded to give men with low-T a new lease on life - one that includes less body fat, fewer performance issues in the bedroom, and more energy. If you're ready to feel and look younger, it's time to consider testosterone replacement therapy from TOP. TRT in Oakhurst, CA, is safe, streamlined for convenience, and personalized to your unique needs. That way, you can age on your own terms and love life as you did in your prime.
Patients choose TOP because we take the time to learn about your low-T symptoms and provide personalized, in-office treatment. Other benefits include:
- Blood Tests to Determine Low-T Diagnosis
- Personalized TRT Plans Based on Your Goals
- No Need for Trips to the Pharmacy
- In-Office Intramuscular TRT Injections
- TRT Provided by Licensed Doctors
- Clean, Comfortable, and Calming TRT Clinic in Fresno
- Many Men Experience Results Quickly
How the TOP Program Works
Most TRT therapy patients start seeing results just 2-5 weeks after beginning treatment. Some men take just a few months to experience the full benefits of male hormone replacement therapy. Through the treatment plan our low testosterone doctors create specifically for you, they can help alleviate most, if not all, of the symptoms associated with low testosterone.559-354-3537
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How to spend the perfect weekend in Oakhurst, California
Getting to Yosemite National Park is a roughly three-and-a-half-hour drive from San Francisco, but stopping on the way in Oakhurst, CA will give you the ideal base camp to experience the area and all it has to offer.Just 14 miles from the park's south entrance in the foothills of ...
Getting to Yosemite National Park is a roughly three-and-a-half-hour drive from San Francisco, but stopping on the way in Oakhurst, CA will give you the ideal base camp to experience the area and all it has to offer.
Just 14 miles from the park's south entrance in the foothills of the Sierra, Oakhurst has plenty of activities that are the perfect complement to outdoor adventuring — from riding a historic train and sampling whiskey, to forest bathing amid giant sequoias and hiking the waterfalls at Bass Lake —making the destination an ideal weekend getaway. And thanks to its altitude, Oakhurst enjoys all four seasons. There are wildflowers in the spring, sunny days in the summer, leaf peeping in the fall and snowfall during the winter months.
Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite things to see, eat and experience in Oakhurst, and start planning your trip.
Learn about Oakhurst's history
Oakhurst was once known as Fresno Flats, when the town was built around opportunities stemming from the Gold Rush in the late 19th century. At Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, step back in time and explore two restored homes from the era, plus a one-room schoolhouse, jail and farm buildings.
One Oakhurst experience not to miss is a ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, a steam-powered train that winds through the trees in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills. There are several rides daily, ranging from the one-hour-long "logger ride" to the Moonlight Special, a three-hour evening stint that includes a campfire dinner and live music.
Experience Oakhurst's artistic side
The arts have a long tradition in Oakhurst; there was even an artists's co-op in the 1990s. Over the past 40 years, that original co-op has morphed into the Yosemite Gateway Art Center, a hub for local artwork featuring five galleries with rotating exhibits. One of those galleries, Sierra Art Trails, offers a unique studio tour that lets guests into the workspaces of local artists.
The Gallery at Oakhurst Spirits is more than a distillery (where you should obviously do a whiskey tasting, too); it also houses a 1,000-square foot art gallery. In October, the town will celebrate 31 days of the arts with Artober, when live music, theater performances, studio tours and fine art exhibits take over Oakhurst. Lovers of community theater will want to get tickets to a performance at The Golden Chain Theatre.
Explore the region's agritourism
Over a century ago, those who lived in the area that is now Oakhurst raised hogs and sheep and planted orchards. Today, some of those orchards and farms have become thriving wineries that make up the Madera Wine Trail. These wineries offer tastings of their unique wines — Quady specializes in the rare Orange Muscat grape, while Toca Madera makes its wines from Spanish varietals Tempranillo and Grenache. Reservations are often required so check before you go; many also offer special events and live music. Naturally, your wine must be accompanied by cheese, which you can source at Hilmar Cheese Company. And if you're looking for a throwback to the orchard days, check out Sierra Cider in nearby Mariposa.
Explore the outdoors: Inside Yosemite
No visit to Oakhurst would be complete without a day trip into Yosemite. While there are whole books written about the park, here are a few highlights:
If you want to catch the view of famous waterfalls like Bridalveil and Lower Yosemite Falls, you'll need to trek into Yosemite Valley, where the majority of the hotels, restaurants, lakes and hikes are located.
Explore the outdoors: Outside of Yosemite
Yosemite is spectacular, but the area just outside the boundaries of the park offers activities and views that are just as exciting. If you're not ready to scale El Capitan but want to get a taste of rock climbing, South Yosemite Mountain Guides can take you to the Sierra National Forest to learn to climb peaks and traverse crags.
Bass Lake is described by locals as a "hidden gem" that offers the best of lake life. The area is also known as a nesting spot for bald eagles. For humans, popular activities include boating, fishing and hiking. Willow Creek Trail is a short hiking loop that offers waterfall views, while early risers will love renting a kayak and paddling to Willow Cove in the morning hours when the lake is a no wake zone. You can pick up at boat at the Marina Bar and Grill at Bass Lake Boat Rentals, which also features live music. Miller's Landing offers boat rentals, cabins and "dive-in" movies on the water.
Where to drink and dine in Oakhurt
Oakhurst has plenty of places to eat, ranging from the casual pub fare at South Gate Brewing Company to a six-course tasting menu at The Elderberry House inside Château du Sureau. A beloved local hangout, Idle Hour Winery serves brunch and lunch next to its tasting room. At Bass Lake, Ducey's on the Lake at The Pines Resort is one of the best restaurants on the water's edge. If you want a Hollywood-worthy romantic picnic, Yosemite Gourmet Picnics is your go-to (the chef is a vet of French Laundry and Chez Panisse).
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Where to stay in Oakhurst
Oakhurst has plenty of options when it comes to accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to high-end resorts.
Château du Sureau is one of the most elegant and unique. An award-winning Relais & Châteaux property, the castle-like villa is nestled in the pines on nine acres and feels straight out of a fairytale. The historic property is also outfitted with luxurious offerings like high-end furnishings and spa-like bathrooms.
If glamping is more your pace, Sierra Meadows is a pared-down yet comfy place to rest your head. On 1,500 acres, each cabin features Wi-Fi, electricity, a mini refrigerator and coffee nook and is also dog friendly. Shared bathrooms round out the rustic experience.
If you're looking for a family-friendly option, the Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers both hotel-style and cabin accommodations right at the lake's edge (there's also an outdoor swimming pool).
This story was edited by Hearst Newspapers Managing Editor Kristina Moy; you can contact her at email@example.com.
Cal OES Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in Oakhurst at Community Center
May 27, 2023 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Disaster Recovery Center has open in Oakhurst where residents who were affected by theFebruary/March severe storms and flooding can get information on disaster assistance.Those affected by the disaster can meet with recovery specialists face-to-face if they need help applying for FEMA assistance. They can also get answers to questions or follow up on their applications. Recovery specialists can also provide information on any rental assistance available or fax any requested documents to a F...
May 27, 2023 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Disaster Recovery Center has open in Oakhurst where residents who were affected by the
February/March severe storms and flooding can get information on disaster assistance.
Those affected by the disaster can meet with recovery specialists face-to-face if they need help applying for FEMA assistance. They can also get answers to questions or follow up on their applications. Recovery specialists can also provide information on any rental assistance available or fax any requested documents to a FEMA processing center. They can also scan or copy new information or documents needed for case files.
Specialists at the centers can also direct you to operators who can communicate in Spanish and many other languages by request. The centers also offer printed material in multiple languages.
Disaster Recovery Centers are barrier-free and provide equal access to all visitors. If you use American Sign Language or assistive technology, and if you need accommodations to communicate, please notify FEMA staff at the center immediately.
Residents don't have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply for FEMA assistance. They can apply to FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. (Helpline operators are available from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT daily.) If you use video relay service (VRS). captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language. For an accessible video on how to apply, go to FEMA Accessible: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance. To locate a Disaster Recovery Center in your area, go to DRCLocator.
The address of the DRC in Madera County is:
Community Center of Oakhurst 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – Saturday, June 10, 2023 Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.
When visiting a disaster recovery center to apply for disaster assistance, it’s helpful to bring some important information with you.
* Address of the damaged primary residence
* Insurance coverage information
* Current phone number and mailing address
* Bank account information
Residents can get face to face assistance with representatives from the following agencies:
* California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)
* California Department of Insurance (CDI)
* California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
* California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
* California Department of Tax and Fee (CDTFA)
* The Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
* Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
* Employment Development Department (EDD)
* California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
* California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD)
* Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
* United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration are also available at the recovery centers to provide program information and explain how to apply for SBA's low-interest disaster loans. These loans are offered to homeowners and renters, business owners and private nonprofits.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation specialists can share home-improvement tips and techniques for rebuilding hazard-resistant homes.
For the latest information on California's recovery from severe winter storms, flooding landslides and mudslides, visit FEMA.gov/disaster/4699. You may also follow twitter.com/CAL_OES, facebook.com/CaliforniaOES, @FEMARegion9/Twitter and Facebook.com/FEMA.
Source: CAL OES
Waterton and Argosy Real Estate Partnership Acquires 17-Acre Site Including 13-Key Boutique Hotel in Oakhurst, CA
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Waterton has partnered with Argosy Real Estate Partners to acquire the Houndstooth Inn, a 13-key independent bed and breakfast. The hotel is situated on a fully-entitled, 17-acre Qualified Opportunity Zone site in Oakhurst, CA, just south of the main gate to Yosemite National Park. The site will be re-developed into Outbound Yosemite Resort, a 135-key outdoor-inspired, lifestyle select-service hotel consisting of 108 new vacation rental cabins, 14 hotel rooms located above an expansive 12,500 square-foot clubhouse, in addition to the 13-key ...
Waterton has partnered with Argosy Real Estate Partners to acquire the Houndstooth Inn, a 13-key independent bed and breakfast. The hotel is situated on a fully-entitled, 17-acre Qualified Opportunity Zone site in Oakhurst, CA, just south of the main gate to Yosemite National Park. The site will be re-developed into Outbound Yosemite Resort, a 135-key outdoor-inspired, lifestyle select-service hotel consisting of 108 new vacation rental cabins, 14 hotel rooms located above an expansive 12,500 square-foot clubhouse, in addition to the 13-key boutique hotel currently on the site.
"The location itself is attractive with access to the main entrance of Yosemite national Park less than 20 minutes north of the property, attracting guests year-round," said Matt Mering, Executive Vice President of Hospitality at Waterton. "The sprawling site provides ample opportunity to create a differentiated product for the lifestyle traveler. It's an exciting opportunity to acquire a development site with an existing hotel asset that will benefit from a renovation that will expand the key count and add a variety of curated amenity options."
The team will develop the extensive acreage surrounding the Houndstooth Inn, a well-known boutique hotel, and transform the site into a lifestyle hotel experience that leverages the natural surroundings to create a distinctive outdoor experience that does not currently exist in the local market.
"We are excited to partner with Waterton on the Outbound Yosemite Resort. We believe that this project, our entry into the outdoor-inspired, lifestyle select-service hospitality category, will provide our guests with a unique lodging experience in close proximity to many of the country's most sought-after outdoor destinations," said David Butler, Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Argosy Real Estate Partners.
The re-development project include a clubhouse with the capacity to host up to 690 guests at the resort. This sizeable addition represents a hospitality option not currently available in the local market and will feature a lobby with a locally-themed bar/restaurant as well as meeting and event spaces and a boardroom, and kitchen. A new outdoor event space with delineated seating areas will provide visitors with added opportunity to gather and socialize.
The cabins and amenity buildings will be representative of a "modern lodge" concept including an aesthetic that pays homage to pioneering hoteliers and the famous rocky outcroppings of Yosemite's natural wonders such as El Capitan and Half Dome, translating these forms into a modern resort experience. The Houndstooth Inn will remain operational during the construction phase and its 13 rooms will be upgraded.
"Outbound Yosemite Resort will provide a unique select-service lodging experience with locally authentic food and beverage concepts to attract the growing Millennial and Gen Z cohorts underserved by legacy brands," said Mering. "Outdoor-inspired travel, including national park visits, has been consistently increasing and this new option in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is poised to surprise and delight visitors."
According to a recent survey, 60 percent of visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2019 were from California and 75 percent were from the United States (Source: NPS, CNN Travel, Townsquare Publications 2019) which demonstrates the area's desirability as a drive-to leisure market. Tucked into the mountains of east central California and situated 140 miles east of San Francisco, 100 miles southeast of Sacramento and a few hours northeast of Los Angeles, Oakhurst is renowned for its proximity to Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Devils Postpile National Monument, and Kings Canyon National Park which, combined, welcomed over four million visitors in 2021.
Travelers flock to the area to experience iconic sights such as Half Dome, El Capitan and the Madera Grove of Giant Sequoias. Tourism is the area's top economic driver with a proliferation of year-round activities such as wine tastings, fishing, boating, jet skiing, hiking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling as well as a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options.
"Going forward, we expect Yosemite and its surrounding scenery to continue to be drivers of demand and growth," said Mering.
Caring Veterans of America to Hold Veterans’ Stand-Down
OAKHURST — Caring Veterans of America, based in Oakhurst, CA, will be sponsoring a Veterans’ Stand-Down at the Oakhurst Community Center on April 14 & 15, 2023. Now’s your chance to show your support for America’s veterans.Dates & Times: April 14 & 15, from 9 a.m. &ndas...
OAKHURST — Caring Veterans of America, based in Oakhurst, CA, will be sponsoring a Veterans’ Stand-Down at the Oakhurst Community Center on April 14 & 15, 2023. Now’s your chance to show your support for America’s veterans.
Dates & Times: April 14 & 15, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Please note that you must have your VA/Military ID or DD214 form with you.
For more information, please contact Terry Cole at 559-760-5056 or Bill Hamilton at 559-908-8711.
Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Fresno Flats Road Oakhurst, CA 93644 559-683-2290
About Caring Veterans of America
Caring Veterans of America is a non-profit organization based in Oakhurst, California, that is dedicated to providing support and resources to veterans and their families. This group was established with the aim of improving the lives of those who have served in the military and to help them transition back into civilian life. The organization provides a wide range of services, including financial assistance, counseling, and job training, among others, to veterans and their families.
The group was founded by a group of veterans who saw the need for a dedicated organization to help their fellow veterans. They recognized that many veterans struggle to find employment, mental health services, and other resources they need to succeed after their military service. The founders of Caring Veterans of America saw that this was a significant problem and felt that they could make a difference. They set out to create an organization that would help veterans and their families access the resources they need to thrive in civilian life.
One of the key services offered by Caring Veterans of America is financial assistance. Many veterans face financial challenges after they leave the military, and this organization provides financial support to help them get back on their feet. The group also offers counseling services to help veterans manage the transition back to civilian life. This includes individual counseling and group therapy sessions, which can be extremely beneficial for veterans who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.
Another important aspect of Caring Veterans of America’s mission is job training and employment assistance. The group works with local businesses and organizations to help veterans find jobs that match their skills and experience. They also provide job training and career counseling to help veterans achieve their goals. This is a crucial aspect of the organization’s mission, as many veterans struggle to find meaningful employment after their military service.
Caring Veterans of America is also dedicated to promoting community engagement and supporting veterans as they transition back into civilian life. The group organizes events and activities that bring veterans and their families together, allowing them to connect with others who understand their experiences. This can be incredibly helpful for veterans, who may feel isolated and alone after they leave the military.
Caring Veterans of America provides education and resources to help veterans and their families understand the benefits they are eligible for as a result of their military service. The group works with local organizations and government agencies to ensure that veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to, including health care, education, and employment benefits. This is a critical aspect of the organization’s mission, as many veterans are not aware of the benefits they are eligible for after their service. With its wide range of services and its commitment to making a difference in the lives of veterans, Caring Veterans of America is a true asset to the Oakhurst community and to the nation as a whole.
Check out this short video to see what happens at a veterans’ stand down!
Upcoming Events at the Sierra Senior Center
OAKHURST — There’s a whole lot of awesomeness happening at the Sierra Senior Center over the next couple of weeks! Everything from watercolor classes to yard sales to arts & crafts workshops to bingo and pizza! There’s something for everyone so we’ll see you there!Date & Time: Next class is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.We are excited to offer a Watercolor Class at Sierra Senior Center each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.Feel free to pick your own pr...
OAKHURST — There’s a whole lot of awesomeness happening at the Sierra Senior Center over the next couple of weeks! Everything from watercolor classes to yard sales to arts & crafts workshops to bingo and pizza! There’s something for everyone so we’ll see you there!
Date & Time: Next class is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
We are excited to offer a Watercolor Class at Sierra Senior Center each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Feel free to pick your own project OR paint the weekly focus piece along with our instructor, Shannon Brimage.
Bring your own brushes and container for water. Have watercolors? Bring those, too. We do have a small supply of brushes on hand to share at each class. All other supplies provided.
Sierra Senior Center Members only $10, non-members $15.
Class starts at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 559-658-2200 and leave a voicemail message. ♥
Open to the public, membership to SSC is not required.
No age restriction, kid-friendly. All friends are welcome!
Date & Time: Next class is Friday, April 21, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Yosemite Sierra Artists presents ‘Still Life Sessions.’
Come create with others with a new still life the third Friday of every month.
All mediums welcome.
Cost: $7 for members. $10 for non-members.
Click here for more details.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
We are cleaning house!!
Come find some treasures and help support the ministries here at Sierra Pines!
At “The Barn” (property next to the church) 40902 Covey Court Oakhurst, CA 93644
See ya there!
Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. Bingo starts at 12 p.m.
Come on out and support Sierra Senior Center! Everybody loves bingo and pizza at the Sierra Senior Center!
A complimentary lunch of pizza will be served to our Bingo Players at 11 a.m., with Bingo beginning at noon sharp.
No additional food available for purchase. Lunch available to bingo players only.
Bingo is only $19 per person. Sale of bingo cards ends at 11:30 a.m. Additional cards available for purchase.
Remember, cash only please. No bills over $20 accepted.
Open to the public, must be 18 years old to play. Please RSVP for lunch at 559-658-2200. PM with questions.
Social Distancing Rules Apply
Date & Time: Monday, April 24, 2023, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Hands on instruction by Shannon Brimage.
SSC Members $15 per person. Non-Members $20 per person.
All supplies provided.
Please RSVP by calling 559-658-2200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class is open to the public, membership to SSC is not required. No age restriction. Everyone welcome.
Help support your Senior Center. Bring your friends and join the fun!