A mother’s cooking lesson

This November, for the first time in 25 years, my husband and I traveled back east for Thanksgiving. It’s not that we don’t visit family a few times a year, but it always seemed that traveling from Los Angeles to Boston on one of the most heavily traveled weekends of the year was a recipe [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:56-07:00January 29th, 2014|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Goebel Center Offers Tax Services for Seniors

Q: Will the Goebel Senior Center be providing income tax preparation services this year? A: Yes. The service is available Jan. 30 through April 11 and is for all adults 60 and older and for younger people with an income of $50,000 or less. Services will be provided from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays [...]

By |2015-12-30T22:24:22-08:00January 21st, 2014|Posts|0 Comments

Senior housing topic of seminar

Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 28 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks . Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, and Annette Broesma, a geriatric counselor, will discuss how life transitions like divorce, retirement or a change in [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:56-07:00January 16th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Housing choices for life

According to former MLB pitcher Vernon Law, “Experience is a cruel teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” My neighbor quoted Law the other day in regard to the lessons she learned caring for her father. If she’d only known then what she knows now as a result of her experience, she said, [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:56-07:00January 16th, 2014|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Visiting Long-Term Care Patients Can Fulfill a Need

Q: I was part of a group that visited long-term care facilities during the holiday season. I would like to continue visiting on my own this year but feel inadequate in relating to the residents. Are there any do’s and don’ts that would make the residents and me more comfortable during visits? A: Visits of [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:56-07:00January 7th, 2014|Posts|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Creative Housing Choices in the Second Half,” on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.   This informative seminar, presented by Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, and Annette [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:57-07:00January 6th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Living more by doing less

A friend of mine, a college marketing professor, amazes me with his ability to conversationally lay out his year in a way that gives him a clear picture of his future, recapping all the things he will plan for and look forward to. He’ll say, “In January I will attend a conference in Switzerland. In [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:57-07:00January 1st, 2014|Other Side of 50|0 Comments