Proper storage and destruction of checks can help avoid scams

Q: I recently learned about scams involving personal checks. How can someone avoid becoming a victim of this crime? A: The most effective steps are storing checks safely and destroying them properly. When you receive an order of checks, review them to ensure they are correctly printed and that you received all of them. Store [...]

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

Mobile Initiative Helps Isolated Caregivers in L.A., Ventura Counties

Senior Concerns, an organization that aims to support caregivers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, has launched a new Mobile Caregiver Support Center to perform on-site visits and bring experts to isolated caregivers, HealthyCal reports. Details of the Program The mobile program began in July after a year of planning. It involves a small bus [...]

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

A Unique Caregiver Program: “We Come to You.”

By Matt Perry One of California’s most deeply embedded community aging organizations is responding to the crisis of at-home caregivers with an intriguing model for stressed out, isolated family members. “We go to the where the people are,” says Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, which serves cities in west Los Angeles and eastern Ventura [...]

By |November 25th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Accumulating too much

Right or wrong, many adults tend to measure their happiness by how much stuff they accumulate, but in later life, I think it’s just the opposite. Today Mary, my mother-in-law, is happily living with a few prized possessions in a 400-square-foot room in an assisted-living facility. Last year her home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. [...]

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

Chat gives people chance to speak about Medicare

Q: A few months ago I learned a lot about Medicare through a program called MedChat. It was a wonderful experience. Will it will be repeated? A: MedChat is a powerful opportunity to learn not only about Medicare’s benefits but also that you have something to offer to the program. MedChat is sponsored by a [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Boomer Bootcamp gives tools for our future

How do we manage the impact aging boomers will have on society? How do we care for our aging parents? What’s the best way to deal with life’s challenges? If only we were having active conversations about these topics. Why? Because we need to be having this dialogue now if we are to uncover how [...]

By |November 11th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Free memory screenings offered

As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day, Senior Concerns will present free memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will also feature Dr. Lisa Hayden and Tee Barr. Hayden, a clinical research psychologist with the Greater Los Angeles [...]

By |November 7th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Lawn sprinklers and Alzheimer’s

Our lawn sprinkler has always given us trouble. My husband tells me it has something to do with the manifolds, the things that have electrical wires connecting the faucet to the valves that control each sprinkler station. I guess if it weren’t for a faulty manifold though, we would not have discovered until much later [...]

By |November 6th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments