Helping others be comfortable around disabilities

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 14, 2011  Q: I am a disabled senior active in a number of activities. However, I'm considering dropping out, as my disability seems to make those around me uncomfortable. Before I do that, I wonder if there is anything I can suggest to others to make them more comfortable in [...]

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Signs of hearing loss

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, July 5, 2011  Q: My daughter has been nagging me about my hearing. She says I'm missing out on a lot in life by not getting a hearing aid. I think my hearing is just fine. How can I prove to her there is no problem? A: Sorry to take sides [...]

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You need information to help aging parents

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, July 12, 2011  Q: My parents are getting on in age and will eventually need my assistance. I have no idea where to start planning. Can you suggest some starting points? A: Many people avoid dealing with this subject until a crisis arises. You are to be congratulated for wanting to [...]

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It’s possible to find good contractors

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Q: My home is in need of some repairs, but I have heard some horrible stories about contractors taking advantage of seniors and hesitate to hire someone. How can I avoid becoming a victim? A: We've all heard some stories, but in most day-to-day dealings, the majority of [...]

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Avoid road rage by being a courteous driver

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, July 26, 2011  Q: I've heard a lot about road rage and wonder if seniors are targeted victims. If so, what can we do to protect ourselves? A: It appears that road rage continues to be part of our lives. However, I think this type of anger is more likely directed [...]

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Learning about Senior Concerns’ boutique

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, August 9, 2011  Q: I believe it was last year sometime that you wrote about Senior Concerns' Bargain Boutique and Thrift Shop. Can you bring me up to date on any changes they may have made and any pending shopping events? A: I certainly can. Senior Concerns Bargain Boutique and Thrift [...]

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Caregivers need respite to avoid burnout

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, August 16, 2011  Q: I am a fairly new caregiver and have heard a lot about caregiver burnout and hope to avoid it, if possible. Is there anything in particular I should do or know that would help me do a good job yet not be overwhelmed by the responsibility I [...]

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