What Fred and Ricky can teach us about careers

Last week I was watching a rerun of “I Love Lucy” and got to thinking: What if we fast-forwarded Ricky and Fred into today’s marketplace to see how their career choices would have turned out? And what if we did the same exercise with our chosen professions? Will our choices stand the test of time? [...]

By |September 27th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns seminar series starts Oct. 9

Q: Every fall, Senior Concerns advertises a seminar series. Will that series be offered again this year? A: Yes. The theme is "Caregiver U — Designing Your Care Plan." The series will start Oct. 9 with "Customizing Caregiver Needs," a presentation by Eileen Gold of Paraclete Eldercare Service. Gold will discuss fitting a caregiving plan [...]

By |September 25th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Solving the Aging Puzzle Program Series starting in October!

Please join us for our Solving the Aging Puzzle Program Series, Caregiving "U": Designing YOUR Careplan. When:  Second Tuesdays in Oct., Nov. 2012 and Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May 2013 Time:  4:30-6:00 pm Location: Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Respite Care: Respite care for special-need seniors available with a reservation. RSVP: [...]

By |September 24th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

“Preventing Falls” Seminar

Senior Concerns & SCAN Senior Resource Center presents Preventing Falls.   Slips and trips may be funny on T.V., but in real live, falls can and do cause serious injury for older adults.  Jouin us to talk about why falls are no laughing matter, but more importantly, what you can do to avoid falling.

By |September 24th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Information kiosk at The Oaks on track to open in January

Donna Allyn's interest was piqued when she learned about a proposed kiosk designed to serve as a one-stop shop to find services and volunteer opportunities available to seniors and teens at The Oaks shopping center. So, the Thousand Oaks woman signed up for training to volunteer at the shop, recently dubbed Conejo Connections. "I wanted [...]

By |September 22nd, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Social Security benefit statements now online

Q: It has been some time since I have received a Social Security estimated-benefit statement. Has this service stopped? A: Yes and no. To cut costs, Social Security stopped mailing estimated-benefit statements to everyone who has paid into the system. Instead, it has made the estimated-benefit information available online. To access your information online, you [...]

By |September 18th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Planning: the cure for life’s uncertainties

It should come as no surprise that the rate of change in our world is accelerating. Or maybe it is a surprise? These days, change occurs so continually and rapidly that we may not realize the impact of this change until we reflect upon it and bring it into closer view. Economists, scientists and futurists [...]

By |September 12th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Sorting through the alphabet that is Medicare takes work

QUESTION: I am attempting to help several older members of my family with their health care coverage and trying to understand the various concepts such as Medicare fee-for-service, original Medicare, health maintenance organization plans, Senior Advantage plans and Medicare Part D. To say the least, my head is spinning. Can you help? ANSWER: This is [...]

By |September 11th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Check out the video of Jim Cathcart speaking about Boomer Bootcamp!

  Click here to see Jim’s informational video! Boomer Bootcamp is a creative speaker series to help you look forward to the next 30 years! Join us October 10, 17, & 24 Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater Thousand Oaks, CA Featured Guest Speakers: Richard Adler - "Looking Ahead" - Oct. 10th Helen [...]

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

Family discussions about finances can avoid future problems

Q: I am concerned about whether my parents are handling their finances properly and whether/when I should try to help. Are there signals that could alert me to trouble? A: This is a situation that many families face. Many families do not discuss finances until a crisis occurs, and by then, it often is too [...]

By |September 4th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments