Brain fitness exercise program offered

Q: Can you shed any light on brain fitness exercises? A: I can provide you with information about a brain fitness program offered by Senior Concerns. The Senior Concerns Group Brain Fitness Program is designed to offer a fun way to exercise cognitive functions. Brain fitness exercise will wake up your brain like body fitness [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:09-07:00March 27th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Single? Be prepared for the unexpected

I learned last week that almost half of the people over age 65 in America are single. Simply put, wow! While getting older has its benefits (if you don’t think so, you need to read this column more often), traveling the journey without a partner can be challenging or at least require some careful planning. [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:09-07:00March 15th, 2012|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

California has 500,000 Alzheimer’s patients

Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 8, 2012 According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, California leads the nation as the state most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The report, released March 8, states 5.4 million Americans and a half-million Californians are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, those numbers will [...]

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Seniors learn about ’village’ movement

By Rachel McGrath, Ventura County Star, March 7, 2012 More than 140 seniors attended a presentation Wednesday about the "village" movement, which offers people a way to stay in their own homes and communities as they get older. The presentation in Thousand Oaks was held by the Council on Aging in the city. The number [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:10-07:00March 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

California caregivers stressed, in poor health

Compared to caregivers in the rest of the United States, those in California have higher levels of stress and poorer health. To many of us who work with family caregivers in multiple states, those facts seemed obvious, but we now have da