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Subaru’s “Share the Love” Event Helps Support Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program

by neditor on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:38 AM
Senior Concerns recently received a grant of $500 from the Meals On Wheels Association of America as part of the Subaru “Share the Love” event in recognition of our partnership with Ladin Subaru to raise awareness about the local Meals On Wheels Program and highlight the tremendous support provided by Subaru to Meals On Wheels Programs nationwide.

As one of the five Subaru “Share the Love” Event charitable partners, the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) awarded a total of $200,000 in “Share the Love” grants to local Meals On Wheels programs, such as Senior Concerns, that partner with Subaru dealerships in the fight to end senior hunger.

Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during “Share the Love” to the customer’s choice of one of five charities, including MOWAA. Over the past five years, proceeds from the Subaru “Share the Love” Event have provided funds to MOWAA to support its vision to end senior hunger by 2020.

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Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar “Can I Eat for Pleasure and Wellness: Facts About Nutrition as You Age”

by neditor on Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:42 PM
As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Can I Eat for Pleasure and Wellness: The Facts About Nutrition as You Age,” on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

 

This informative and interactive seminar will be presented by Lisa Weaver, M.S., R.D., Director of Nutrition Services at Senior Concerns, Kathleen Carson, D.D.S. and M. Natalie Dianati, D.D.S., both of Westlake Dental Arts. The goal of the workshop is to help participants discover diet guidelines and nutrition tips for healthy eating as we age, learn to choose fresh and colorful foods to feed the body, mind and soul, discover why oral health is so important...

Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive Seminar

by neditor on Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:27 AM
As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive,” on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

This informative seminar will presented by Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, and Lori Bliss, Case Manager at Senior Concerns, both Certified Senior Advisors. The goal of the workshop is to help family members determine what role they want to play in caring for an aging loved one. Attendees will learn how to help loved ones adapt to aging changes, discover the 10 signs their aging loved one may need help, and learn the most important things to do when a senior is in crisis.

“Whether...

Senior Concerns to Host Caregiving Seminar

by neditor on Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:24 AM
Senior Concerns will present a free seminar titled “Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 25 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, and Lori Bliss, case manager at Senior Concerns, will present the seminar. Both women are certified senior advisors.

The goal of the workshop is to help participants determine what role they want to play in caring for an aging loved one. Attendees will learn how to help loved ones adapt to aging changes, discover the 10 signs their aging loved one may need help, and learn the most important things to do when a senior is in crisis.



Light refreshments will be served.





A $10 donation is requested...

Senior housing topic of seminar

by neditor on Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:40 PM
Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 28 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, and Annette Broesma, a geriatric counselor, will discuss how life transitions like divorce, retirement or a change in health status can affect a person’s housing needs.

Topics will include established and emerging housing options, and how universal design and programs intended to help with daily activities may play a role in housing choices.

Light refreshments will be served. A $10 donation is requested.

To reserve a seat, call Senior Concerns at (805) 497-0189.

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Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half

by neditor on Monday, January 6, 2014 3:26 PM
As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half,” on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

 

This informative seminar, presented by Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, and Annette Broesma, Geriatric Counselor, will help attendees recognize how life transitions like divorce, retirement, or a change in health status, can affect our housing needs.  Attendees will learn about established and emerging housing options, and discover how universal design or programs designed to help with daily activities may play a role in housing choices. Attendees will come away with...

Senior Concerns expands leadership team

by neditor on Friday, December 13, 2013 5:32 AM
Nonprofit adds licensed counselor, dietician

Senior Concerns has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team. The expansion is part of an effort to meet the growing needs of seniors and their family caregivers throughout eastern Ventura County.

Registered dietician Lisa Weaver has been named the director of nutrition services. Weaver will manage the organization’s Meals on Wheels program, the Adult Day Nutrition program and the Congregate Meal program at the Goebel Adult Community Center.

Weaver brings experience in clinical, management, counseling, teaching and food production. Most recently, she served as a public heath nutritionist for the Ventura County Health Care Agency. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian for Los Robles Hospital Nutrition Clinic and as a registered dietician health coach for Wellpoint Inc.

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Mobile Initiative Helps Isolated Caregivers in L.A., Ventura Counties

by neditor on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:19 AM
Senior Concerns, an organization that aims to support caregivers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, has launched a new Mobile Caregiver Support Center to perform on-site visits and bring experts to isolated caregivers, HealthyCal reports.

Details of the Program The mobile program began in July after a year of planning. It involves a small bus that transports:

Case managers; Senior advocates; and Legal and financial advisers. The project also provides various materials, including:

Checklists for evaluating senior care facilities or home care agencies; and Educational documents customized for unique caregiving situations, such as having...

A Unique Caregiver Program: “We Come to You.”

by neditor on Monday, November 25, 2013 9:14 AM
By Matt Perry

One of California’s most deeply embedded community aging organizations is responding to the crisis of at-home caregivers with an intriguing model for stressed out, isolated family members.

“We go to the where the people are,” says Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, which serves cities in west Los Angeles and eastern Ventura counties from its Thousand Oaks headquarters.

At the heart of this effort is the new Mobile Caregiver Support Center – a small bus loaded with educational materials and staff experts who provide insulated caregivers with answers and hope.

Since launching the center in July, Gallagher and other staffers have visited dozens of community organizations: churches, assisted living facilities,...

Boomer Bootcamp gives tools for our future

by neditor on Monday, November 11, 2013 3:44 PM
How do we manage the impact aging boomers will have on society? How do we care for our aging parents? What’s the best way to deal with life’s challenges?

If only we were having active conversations about these topics.

Why? Because we need to be having this dialogue now if we are to uncover how we, individually and as a society, will deal with the dilemmas of aging.

Whether we are talking about ourselves, our community or even society as a whole, aging brings with it a bucketload of dilemmas. We all have our own opinions about developing affordable healthcare and housing, finding work for aging Americans, managing the challenges of caring for a loved one with chronic diseases and even dealing with cultural biases against the old.

It’s...

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