Senior Advocate: Eat Well — Live Well to be January seminar topic

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, December 28, 2010  Q: In November, Senior Concerns gave a seminar in the Solving the Aging Puzzle series. The series went dark in December but it was stated the series would resume in January. I am looking for information about the January subject. Do you have any information yet? A: You [...]

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Senior Advocate: Senior Concerns Thrift Shop always has bargains

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, December 14, 2010  Q: A year or so ago I attended a festive shopping event at the Senior Concerns Thrift Shop and Boutique in Thousand Oaks. Is a similar event planned for this holiday season? A: I am glad to hear you enjoyed that special shopping event, but there are no [...]

By |December 22nd, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Don’t be so afraid of crime that you become a hermit

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, December 21, 2010  Q: I keep reading about all types of crime and I’m almost afraid to leave my house for fear that I will become a victim. Am I, as a senior, more vulnerable, and what can I do to reduce my chances of becoming a statistic? A: We do [...]

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When Living Alone is No Longer an Option

Many of us live in Never Never Land: We’re never going to get old and we’re never going to need help. Of course, just the opposite is true. According to clinical bioethicist Viki Kind, author of the book “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t,” “Only 10 percent of [...]

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Senior Advocate: Tips requested before visiting long-term care residents

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, December 7, 2010  Q: I am part of a small group that plans to visit several long-term care facilities during the holiday season. It will be our first attempt at doing this, and we feel a little inadequate about relating to the residents. Are there any do’s or don’ts that would [...]

By |December 14th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Be observant when visiting the elderly this holiday

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit family and friends— bringing the kids to see Grandma, visiting Aunt Betty or taking some homemade cookies to an elderly neighbor. If we just keep our eyes open during those visits, seniors can tell us a lot about their needs. Seventy-five-year-old Aunty Honey lived alone after her [...]

By |December 1st, 2010|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments