Seminar: Caregiver Wake Up Call

The next installment of Caregiver University, "Caregiver Wake Up Call," will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 4:30-6:00 PM.  Information will be presented on: My loved one has changed - now what? When to take action and how, and strategies for managing resistance.  The seminar will be facilitated by Maureen Symonds, Director of Programs at [...]

By |December 27th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns caregiving seminars will begin in January

Q: Will there be a Senior Concerns seminar on caregiving in January? A: The Caregiving "U" series will start again in January with the presentation "Caregiver Wake Up Call." This session of the series will look at any changes or problems that have recently occurred with your loved one and cover what these changes may [...]

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

Make a resolution you won’t regret

It was Stephen Covey who said, “ Begin with the end in mind.” That got me to thinking. What regrets do people express as they near the end of life, and what actions can we take now so we don’t have similar regrets? In her book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying,” palliative care [...]

By |December 19th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Take careful look at privacy notices before tossing them as junk mail

Q: When I receive bills and statements I always throw all the inserts away. After talking with a neighbor I realize some of those inserts may have been privacy notices on which I should have taken action. Is there anything I can do? A: Even if you threw away the notices, you can act at [...]

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

Free Brain Fitness Preview Classes

Wondering if Brain Fitness is for you? Senior Concerns is offering two free preview group classes so you can come and check it out with no obligation! Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Agoura Hills Recreation Center, Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 36016 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills, (818) 597-7361 Monday, [...]

By |December 12th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Personal checks need to be handled properly to avoid scam artists

Q: I recently became aware of scams involving misuse of personal checks. Do you have suggestions on how to avoid becoming a victim of this crime? A: The most effective steps consumers can take are to store checks safely and destroy them properly when appropriate. When you receive an order of new checks, promptly review [...]

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

Condiments for Christmas

Each year during Thanksgiving weekend I put together my holiday shopping list. And each year my list gets a little shorter as some friends and family say, “Let’s forget the gift giving; please donate to a good cause on my behalf.” Not a bad idea, giving to those that really need it and where your [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Financial Concerns offers free services to Ventura County seniors

A person's financial life does not get any simpler as the person enters retirement, according to Andrea Gallagher, a member of the Ventura County chapter of the Financial Planning Association. "Finding an individual trustworthy to help with financial decisions can be overwhelming," said Gallagher, who also is president of Senior Concerns. To try to help [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. 7

Q: When does the annual open enrollment period for making changes to Medicare close? A: The annual open enrollment period for making changes to Medicare plans and Part D prescription drug coverage for 2013 ends Dec. 7. If you still need help in selecting new coverage there are just three days left to make that [...]

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