Caring for seniors

By Steve Holt, Thousand Oaks Acorn Nobody is ever turned away from Senior Concerns for financial reasons Older residents of the Conejo Valley can get information and assistance at Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks. Andrea Gallagher, the new president of Senior Concerns, and Carol Freeman, former president, presented an hourlong seminar on the nonprofit organization [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:14-07:00February 16th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – February 8, 2012 – Senior Concerns, serving the Ventura and Western L.A. County senior communities, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Andrea Gallagher president, effective February 25. Gallagher, a Certified Senior Advisor, is a former Senior Concerns Board member and strategic planning chair, and is founder of the [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:14-07:00February 8th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Clarifying nursing home costs

Q: I have been talking with friends about the cost of nursing home care, and we differ on how these costs can be covered. Can you shed some light? A: About half of all nursing home residents start out by paying costs out of their personal resources. As these resources decrease, those who have long [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:14-07:00February 7th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Seminar on aging in America

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church will host a seminar titled “Aging in America” at 9 a.m. Sat., Feb. 4 at the church, 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. Doors will open and refreshments will be served at 8:30 a.m. The speakers are Brenda Birdwell of Thousand Oaks Senior Concerns, Elizabeth Renteria of Ventura County Area Agency [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:14-07:00February 2nd, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

The third place

I have a neighbor who heads to the beach when life becomes too stressful. When she felt the strain from caregiving for her 95 year-old mother or the overwhelming demands of at work, watching and listening to the waves, feeling the sand under her feet and the warmth of the sun provided a healing experience. [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:15-07:00February 1st, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments