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 |May 29th, 2012|In the 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 |May 23rd, 2012|The 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 |May 22nd, 2012|In the 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 |May 22nd, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|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 |May 18th, 2012|In the 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 |May 16th, 2012|In the 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 |May 15th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Thousand Oaks program geared toward living with chronic illness

Q: My friend has chronic health problems and at times does not cope with them well. Do you know of some activity or class that would benefit her attitude about living with these conditions? A: Yes. Next month, "Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions" will be offered at the Goebel Senior Adult Center at 1385 [...]

By |May 15th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Love Run to raise funds for Meals on Wheels program

Alicia Doyle, VC Star A record-breaking crowd is expected at the Senior Concerns Love Run, a chip-timed race expected to raise at least $55,000 for Meals on Wheels. "With the generous support of sponsors, registrants and fantastic fundraising teams, we hope to reach $75,000, which will help us come much closer to covering the costs [...]

By |May 13th, 2012|In the 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 [...]

By |May 11th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments