Fine foods the star of Hyatt gala

Event proceeds benefit Senior Concerns Kym and Jerry Douglas Senior Concerns will host the 28th annual Ultimate Dining Experience on Sun., Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. At 5 p.m. the doors open to chef’s samplings and beer and wine tasting in the garden, along with a silent [...]

By |August 29th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns will offer seminars for caregivers

Q: Do you whether Senior Concerns will offer its seminars for caregivers this year? A: Yes. The Caregiver University series will start next month. Alan Ungar, certified financial planner, and Lori Bliss, Senior Concerns’ case manager and senior advocate, will present “Is It Possible to Cover the Cost of Long-Term Care?” The seminar will address [...]

By |August 27th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Be alert for scams that target seniors

Q: I have just learned of a new scam. Will you put it and others in your column? A: I am glad to pass the information along. The newest scam is the “heating inspection” telephone call. The caller typically tells a homeowner needs to get the heating or air conditioning system inspected to avoid maintenance [...]

By |August 20th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Tee off for charity golf tournament

The Ventura County Homecare Association will host its annual “Feed the Need” golf tournament and fundraiser on Thurs., Aug. 29 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. The association represents nearly 60 local business that provide homecare and health services to the aging. Last year’s event raised $25,000 and had more than 100 golfers. All [...]

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

Caregivers and their spouses

There came a time in our marriage when my husband, Peter, did something so extraordinary that I fell in love with him all over again. You might think it was a grand gesture, like a surprise trip to Italy or a diamond necklace. It wasn’t. It was something so simple, yet so profound. Peter joined [...]

By |August 14th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Goebel Center has a lot to offer active seniors

Q: I live in Thousand Oaks, am a young senior and have time. How can I learn about activities for my age group? A: On Aug. 24, the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks will have an open house to showcase activities offered throughout the year. The center provides activities such as dancing, yoga, [...]

By |August 13th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Nonprofit expands role of caregivers

Senior Concerns celebrates grand opening of support center By Anna Bitong annab@theacorn.com HELPING THE CAREGIVERS—Viki Kind explains the concept of the new mobile unit to attendees during the grand opening of Senior Concerns’ Caregiver Support Center on July 15. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Thousand Oaks resident Suzi Hogan began providing aroundthe clock care for her mother [...]

By |August 8th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Identify theft can cost you time, money

Q: Can you help me educate my widowed mother about protecting herself from identity theft? A: I’ll try. There are three steps you can take to protect yourself. Think of them as the three D’s: deter, detect and defend. You can deter identity thieves by protecting your vital information. Shred documents that contain personal information [...]

By |August 6th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Caregiver seminar offered at Goebel

Senior Concerns will bring its Mobile Caregiver Support Center to the Goebel Adult Community Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 8. The van will provide support and information to family caregivers who are caring for a senior or a person with dementia, or to grandparents responsible for caring for a grandchild. Senior [...]

By |August 1st, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Making a business “ability-friendly”

Recently my parents needed to open a checking account for their newly created trust. In a phone conversation with my mom, who now makes most of the financial decisions, I asked which bank she planned to use. She said she was considering the decision. She was loyal to her old bank, but my sister, who [...]

By |August 1st, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments