Give your brain a workout in July

Q: A few months ago, you wrote about a brain fitness program. Can you provide information about where it might be offered next? A: The Group Brain Fitness program is a four-week program with weekly 90-minute sessions. Each session will involve short-term memory, long-term memory, language, calculation, visual-spatial skills and critical thinking. Each session will [...]

By |June 26th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Transportation: No. 1 unmet need of seniors

Imagine being a prisoner in your own home, unable to visit friends, make it to doctor appointments, eat out, attend cultural events or shop for groceries unless someone is available to drive you. After an exodus to the suburbs in the 1950s, operating a car became a necessity for getting to work, maintaining our daily [...]

By |June 21st, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Receives Non Profit of the Year Award!

Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, accepts the Spirit of Community Non Profit of the Year Award! More ...

By |June 19th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Adult day care service might be right for your loved one

Q: My mother, who lives with me, is beginning to get a little confused and forgetful, and I am uncomfortable about leaving her at home while I am at work. A friend suggested I look into a day care program. What could I expect from such a service, and is there one locally? A: Adult [...]

By |June 12th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Runners give all for Senior Concerns

  LOVE RUN—Above, Steve Hornstein of Tarzana runs with his dogs Riley and Bailey in the LOVE Run in Westlake on June 3. Proceeds from the race benefit Senior Concerns’ Meals on Wheels program. At left, Agoura resident Elios Damian, left,finishes hisfirst 5K with a little encouragement from Rodney Louissaint of Westlake, who was running [...]

By |June 7th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Hepatitis C testing recommended for boomers

A few weeks ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a draft recommendation that all baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) take a one-time blood test to detect hepatitis C, a disease that, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to liver cancer and death. According to the CDC, hepatitis C deaths [...]

By |June 6th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments