Seminar to focus on forgetfulness

Q: Will the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging have a speaker at its December meeting? A: Yes. A program Dec. 5 will address the issue of forgetfulness. Many seniors worry whether their forgetfulness is a normal part of aging or a sign of trouble. Some forgetfulness, like forgetting where you put your keys, is normal. [...]

By |November 27th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Seniors drive food-shopping growth

Visiting my parents in New Hampshire this week, I spent a lot of time in the grocery store. As a matter of fact, we shopped for groceries every single day. According to industry experts, seniors are the most frequent shoppers, averaging more shopping trips annually than any other cohort. Why? Possibly because seniors are less [...]

By |November 22nd, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Holiday boutique to benefit senior programs

Custom holiday ornaments and high-end collectibles including an $8,000 gown worn at the Emmys will be on sale at a holiday boutique to benefit Senior Concerns on Thursday. "Contrary to popular belief, most thrift stores do not exist to provide cheap goods for the poor. They exist to raise money to support their organizations' missions," [...]

By |November 14th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns to host boutique

Senior Concerns will host a holiday boutique from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 15 at the Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The boutique will have a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, evening attire, accessories and home decor. High-end brands such as St. John, Escada, Coach, Chico’s and Kate Spade [...]

By |November 8th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Building bones

At age 35 I found out my bones weren’t as strong and healthy as a normal 35-year-old’s. Back then, almost 20 years ago, on my first appointment with a new doctor, one of the forms I was asked to complete was a checklist of 13 risk factors for osteoporosis. I read down the checklist. Am [...]

By |November 7th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

If you are forgetting things, attend this seminar

Q: I seem to be getting more forgetful. I am wondering whether this is just part of getting older or is the start of a serious problem. Do you know where I might go for answers? A: November is National Alzheimer's disease Awareness Month, and National Memory Screening Day is an event that will be [...]

By |November 6th, 2012|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments