Seminar aims to help ease ups, downs of caregivers

Caregiving can be a richly rewarding experience that can provide a sense of purpose and meaning. However, as an unplanned necessity in which we are forced to improvise, out-of-pocket costs, burnout and resentment can wreak havoc on our lives, said Senior Concerns President Andrea Gallagher. "When we have to act in crisis, we focus on [...]

By |January 26th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Bridging the elder communication gap

Each time I think of my mother in-law, Mary, in her assisted living facility, I feel sad. While today she is in a safe, nurturing environment and is surrounded by people she now calls her friends, I wish the journey we traveled to get her there hadn’t been one filled with anger, anxiety and frustration. [...]

By |January 23rd, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Emotions will factor into February Senior Concerns caregiving sessions

Q: What will Senior Concerns' February caregiving seminar have in store? A: "The Emotional Ups and Downs of Caregiving" will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 12. The session will review techniques for caregivers to care for themselves emotionally. The speaker will be Felice Urban, a licensed clinical social worker. She will answer questions such [...]

By |January 22nd, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

LOVE RUN 2013 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce registration for Love Run 2013 5K/10K/1 Mile is officially open!  Put on your running shoes and help run out senior hunger!  All of the proceeds from Love Run go directly to Meals On Wheels in our own community! DATE:  Sunday, June 2, 2013 LOCATION:  Westlake Village, CA Click HERE to visit [...]

By |January 18th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Communication is essential when you are a caregiver

Q: I am my dad's caregiver. He is not very talkative, and when I talk to him I am never sure he hears me since he rarely makes comments. What can I do to improve communication with him? A: Communication is vital especially when a caregiver is trying to give instructions about medications, appointments or [...]

By |January 15th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

You can take simple steps to help avoid being a victim of identity theft

Q: What is identity theft and how does it happen? A: Identity theft occurs when someone obtains personal information about you and uses it as if it were his or her own. With such information as your Social Security number, credit card numbers and bank account numbers, someone can open additional credit card accounts, withdraw [...]

By |January 8th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Support Senior Concerns While Grocery Shopping!

Senior Concerns is now part of the Ralphs Community Rewards Program!  You can help support the important programs at Senior Concerns just by registering your Ralphs card, choosing Senior Concerns as your designated community program, and grocery shopping!  There is no extra cost to you, and our seniors will be forever grateful!  It’s easy to [...]

By |January 4th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

My favorite life-enhancing gadgets for boomers

You know that stage of life between being a young, healthy, vibrant 20-something and needing medication reminders and Lifeline pendants? I think I, and many of my friends, are there. It’s that time of life when a simple gadget newly introduced into your life could make living just a little easier. We are still vital, [...]

By |January 2nd, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments