Food and wine event to benefit Senior Concerns

By: Alicia Doyle, Ventura County Star Food and wine pairings and auction items including a Caribbean cruise will be featured at the 27th Ultimate Dining Experience benefit. The event raises money for Senior Concerns, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit that serves seniors and their caregivers in Ventura and western Los Angeles counties. The net fundraising goal [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:07-07:00August 31st, 2012|News|0 Comments

Seniors struggle financially

Today’s news stories speak volumes. Seniors struggle to make ends meet . . . more elderly find they can’t afford not to work . . . baby boomers are forced to support parents. A growing number of seniors are struggling financially. Forced to choose between meals and medications, homeowners insurance and healthcare, or cable and [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:07-07:00August 30th, 2012|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Medicare fraud prevention is focus of upcoming seminar

Q: You wrote a column this year about Medicare fraud. Is there some place I can go to learn more about it? A: Note your calendar for the "Fraud Prevention Summit 2012" on Sept. 13. This half-day event is sponsored by the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, Senior [...]

By |2015-12-30T22:24:25-08:00August 28th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Get the Tools You Need for a Happy, Healthy and Comfortable Retirement At Boomer Bootcamp, October 10, 17, and 24, 2012

As the boomer generation ages, they are experiencing more change than any generation before them. To address this need, Senior Concerns and the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging present Boomer Bootcamp , a speaker series designed to help baby boomers plan and look forward to the next 30 years. Boomer Bootcamp is planned for three [...]

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

The epidemic among us

Jessica and her husband are worried about their elderly neighbors, Bill and Rachel. Living alone and in their 80s, Bill and Rachel have been staples in the neighborhood for years. Rachel, who is a beautiful woman and prides herself on her appearance, has appeared outside her house each day wearing the same stained dress. When [...]

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

Enjoying good food for a good cause

Q: I have just returned to the Thousand Oaks area and am trying to get caught up on activities that take place in the community. Does Senior Concerns still have its Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser? A: Yes. The Ultimate Dining Experience is a major fundraiser that enables the nonprofit Senior Concerns to provide vital services [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:46:07-07:00August 14th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Program to address how to talk to family about end-of-life issues

By Alicia Doyle, Ventura County Star An aging-care specialist with a master's degree in counseling, Annette Broersma thinks acceptance of the reality of death helps people live more freely. "Not talking about the 'D word' is ignoring the elephant in the room," said Broersma, the community relations director at The Reserve at Thousand Oaks, where [...]

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