Thousand Oaks seminar will address communication for caregivers

Q: I am caregiving for a family member and feel our communication could be improved. Are there any sources that can help me? A: The next seminar offered by Senior Concerns in the series Caregiving ‘U’ will address that exact subject. On Tuesday, Senior Concerns is offering “Compassionate Communication.” Shoshana Wheeler, a teacher and counselor, [...]

By |February 26th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

The potential of aging

My best friend’s 16-year old daughter is facing one of the toughest decisions of her young life. Jennifer is a scholar and a talented soccer player, ranked sixth in her state, destined for a scholarship to a Division I school. Like most talented players who want to hone their skills in the off-season, Jennifer joined [...]

By |February 20th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Reservations being taken for Compassionate Communication seminar

Reservations are now being accepted for the next installment of our Caregiver "U" seminar series, "Compassionate Communication." Learn to develop more empathy for yourself & your loved one, to speak honestly without triggering strong feelings, to listen to they feel heard & understood, and how to reduce frustration.  The seminar will be held Tuesday, March 12, [...]

By |February 20th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Betty Berry tells readers how to avoid in-home health care fraud

Q: I’ve heard about Medicare fraud and how important fighting it is. But if someone was receiving in-home care, what would be some fraud “red flags”? A: Although most home health agencies are honest, a few commit fraud. To know if billing for services is correct, you must know two things: what services your doctor [...]

By |February 19th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Tickets Available for 2nd Chance Fashion Show

Save the date!  2nd Chance Fashion Show will be held April 23, 2013, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm with the movie beginning at 1:30 pm.  Join us at Muvico Thousand Oaks for mimosas & pastries, silent auction, lunch, fashion show featuring items from the boutiques Spice & Sugar and Senior Concerns Bargain Boutique, dessert, popcorn [...]

By |February 12th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Walking your way to fitness and friendship

For many of us, getting fit is an ever-present entry on our to-do list. Not so for Mike McAdam. Since April 2012, McAdam, 41, a recreation coordinator at Goebel Adult Community Center, has lost an incredible 225 pounds. “Last year at this time I would dread walking to the front desk to greet visitors,” he [...]

By |February 7th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Answer these questions to learn whether it is normal or Alzheimer’s

Q: Some time ago you wrote a column about “senior moments” and what was normal versus abnormal. Could you print that again? A: A number of years ago I attended a seminar on this topic given by the Alzheimer’s Association. At the end of the session, all attendees received a list of normal versus abnormal [...]

By |February 5th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments