Are you guilty of microaggressions?

I have a friend, Alyce, who is an absolutely stunning woman. She also happens to be 80 years old. Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t remark, after learning how old she is, “Wow, you look great for your age!” That statement says a lot about the person making it. I wonder what they [...]

By |May 29th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Claims officers can explain veterans benefits

Q: I care for my parents and have been reviewing their finances. Whom can I contact about veterans benefits that my father may be entitled to receive? A: Ventura County Veterans Services has a staff of professional veterans claim officers who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The claims officers can provide information, [...]

By |May 28th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Love Run registrants must sign up by Thursday

Registration will close Thursday for the Senior Concerns Love Run, a chip-timed race that organizers hope will raise at least $60,000 for Meals on Wheels, which strives to end hunger and malnutrition among older adults. Proceeds will go to food costs and scholarships for Meals on Wheels programs in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. “Our [...]

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

Love Run celebrating 20 years

Senior Concerns will present the 20th annual Love Run on Sun., June 2 at 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Registration and packet pickup is at 6:30 a.m. The 10K will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile at 9:15 a.m. Those who have preregistered can pick up their [...]

By |May 16th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

A parent’s best advice

It’s a family legend. My two sisters and I were on a car trip with our mom and dad. I think we ranged in age from 6 to 10. We were driving home from an outing. It was 4 p.m. and Dad asked us, “Who wants to have an ice cream?” Of course the three [...]

By |May 16th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Center helps people find resources, volunteer opportunities

Q: Can you provide details about the new resource service at The Oaks shopping center? A: The Conejo Connections Resource Center opened at The Oaks on March 5 and is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It is at the food court on the lower level. The center aims to help residents [...]

By |May 14th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Workshop Addresses the Need to Help Senior Loved Ones Get their Legal and Financial Affairs in Order

Senior Concerns will present a workshop entitled “Getting Your Loved One’s Affairs in Order: The Talk” on Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. To make a reservation, please call 805-497-0189. Walk in registration is also welcome. This important workshop will address what it means to “get your affairs in [...]

By |May 2nd, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

The “overstuffed” sandwich generation

Three years ago, my sister Carla became an official member of the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation refers to people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children at the same time. It was around then that Carla and I and our other sister, Paula, had a discussion with my parents about [...]

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