Senior Advocate: Medicare Part A will cover expense of hospice care

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010  Q: My brother, who is the caretaker for my 99-year-old mother, told me recently that my mother was eligible for Medicare’s hospice benefit. I thought Medicare did not pay for “custodial” care. Where can I get more information about this? A: You are right — Medicare does not [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:25-07:00September 27th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Calling all couch potatoes . . .

Yes, I mean you in front of the TV, you in front of the computer, you sitting in your armchair reading and you whiling away the day playing Sudoku. If the majority of your week is spent with sporadic or no physical activity, you are a couch potato. According to “American Word Origins,” few terms [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:25-07:00September 15th, 2010|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments


SCAN Senior Resource Center & Senior Concerns in co-operation with California Lutheran University Exercise Science Department is pleased to present this 12 week seminar specifically aimed at the inactive senior who is ready to make simple changes in order to improve their health. Location: Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Rd., Thousand Oaks Dates: Mondays 9/13-12/13 Time: 3:30-5:00 [...]

By |2015-12-21T20:36:52-08:00September 11th, 2010|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Class will help inactive seniors get the exercise habit

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010  Q: I keep hearing about the need for seniors to include physical activity in their daily activities, but I never seem to have the time or interest. How can I get started? A: I am always excited to report on a new program or activity for seniors. Senior [...]