Senior housing needs seen growing in county

By Rachel McGrath, VC Star The housing needs of Ventura County's older population and ways to meet those needs were the subjects of a conference Thursday in Camarillo. Ventura County elected officials, local government staff members and representatives of private sector businesses attended the event hosted by the nonprofit Housing Opportunities Made Easier. "The need [...]

By |2015-12-03T00:52:35-08:00May 29th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Senior sites bring needed advice

If there is a silver lining to this complex senior world, the Internet would be it. By offering information, advice, community connections and so much more at all hours of the day, it can be a lifeline for baby boomers as they navigate the second half of life. Sometimes it’s hard to find what you [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:07-07:00May 23rd, 2012|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

The Curse of a Diagnosis Is Early Detection Useful If a Disease Has No Cure? An Alzheimer’s Dilemma

Melinda Beck, The Wall Street Journal If you were in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, would you want to know? That question will haunt a growing number of people and their families as scientists devise more ways to diagnose the degenerative brain disease before it causes severe symptoms, but still can't prevent or cure [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:08-07:00May 22nd, 2012|News|0 Comments

Doctors can require you to pay if Medicare doesn’t

Q: My doctor's office sometimes asks me to sign a release saying if Medicare doesn't pay it I'll be responsible. Can you explain why? A: Doctors' offices often ask Medicare beneficiaries to sign a form agreeing to pay for medical care if the provider thinks Medicare does not cover the treatment being provided. Medicare pays [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:08-07:00May 22nd, 2012|News|0 Comments

Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation to honor Senior Concerns

Alicia Doyle, VC Star For the Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation, selecting the Nonprofit Organization of the Year was a matter of narrowing down a list of worthy nominations. "The foundation executive board had its work cut out for them as all nominees were exceedingly deserving of these awards, displaying hearts full of passion and [...]

By |2015-12-18T19:56:12-08:00May 18th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns

Letters to the Editor, VC Star If Senior Concerns didn’t exist, it would be a tragedy for countless families who would be deprived of having the loving experiences I had with my mom in the last years of her life. My mom suffered from Alzheimer’s, and at first, she was uncomfortable going to Senior Concerns [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:08-07:00May 16th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Races to benefit Meals on Wheels

VC Star Senior Concerns' Love Run to benefit Meals On Wheels will be presented by Dole on June 3. Events will start at 8 a.m. at 2815 Townsgate Road. A 5K, 10K, one-mile fun run and Betty Berry Brigade will take place. Walkers are welcome. Cost is $35 advance registration and $40 the day of [...]

By |2015-12-18T19:58:34-08:00May 15th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns to hold fashion show fundraiser

By Alicia Doyle, Ventura County Star Proceeds from a fashion show, wine tasting and screening of "The Devil Wears Prada" will go toward day care scholarships at Senior Concerns for low-income seniors with memory impairment. The Second Chance Fashion Show will be at 11:30 a.m. May 22 at Bogart's Bar & Grill at Muvico Theaters [...]