Alzheimer interventions

Gil Rishton, Ph.D. is in a race against time. His enemy is Alzheimer’s disease. Why the race? An estimated 10 million American baby boomers, who are now between the ages of 47 and 65, will develop the disease in their lifetime. That translates to 1 out of every 8 baby boomers. “The age of highest [...]

By |April 27th, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Simi Valley Senior Center to help seniors prepare for emergencies

By Alicia Doyle, Friday, April 22, 2011 The Simi Valley Senior Center will host "Senior 911," an emergency preparedness workshop April 30, offering seniors information to be better prepared for life's unexpected emergencies. "The biggest myth that most seniors have concerning emergencies is they think that the city has someone who is going to come [...]

By |April 26th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

Eat well, live longer

Imagine popping a pill that is scientifically proven to increase longevity, reduce your chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, reduce your chance of becoming obese and lower your risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Sound too good to be true? Even if such a pill were possible, who would want to miss the sheer [...]

By |April 21st, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Program to focus on planning for emergencies

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, April 12, 2011  Q: With all the disasters occurring in the world, I'm thinking it is time to review what to do in various situations. Do you know of any organization offering such a program? A: Good thinking. It is never to early to be prepared — and yes I think [...]

By |April 20th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Making sense of health care options for seniors

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, April 19, 2011  Q: I am attempting to help an elderly relative with selecting health care coverage. I am so confused and I can't believe that a senior is required to understand all of the options available. I have run into Medicare, MediCal, Medicaid, Medigap and Medicare Advantage. Everything starts with [...]

By |April 20th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Seminar to focus on long-term care insurance

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, March 29, 2011  Q: I am thinking about investing in long-term care insurance but don't really know what questions to ask. Is there somewhere I can get information before I talk to a salesperson? A: You are a very wise person. It is always best to do your own research before [...]

By |April 11th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

HICAP can help with health care questions

By Betty Berry, Tuesday April 5, 2011  Q: Recently I asked a friend some questions about my health care coverage and she suggested that I contact an organization named HICAP for assistance. I've never heard of HICAP, don't know what the letters stand for or how to contact them. Do you know of this organization? [...]

By |April 11th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Envisioning a New Community for the Rising Tide of Seniors Article

I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Engaging the Aging consortium in Camarillo last Friday.  I was impressed by the like-minded people in attendance who want to age well and make a positive difference.  The day was all about possibilities and what we could accomplish by working together and not getting bogged down [...]

By |April 11th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

Boomers: home remodels for our future

A new home design center recently opened in The Oaks mall. Last week I toured the center looking at a majestic Jacuzzi tub, lovely bathroom fixtures, high-end appliances and solid wood kitchen cabinets. Approaching the salesperson to compliment him on his beautiful store, I asked him if the company incorporates any elements of Universal Design. [...]

By |April 7th, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments