Seniors thrive in adult day programs

Years ago, after my grandmother died, my cousin came to live with my grandfather, whose nickname was Bubbles. Don’t ask about the silly moniker, except I will say that (embarrassingly) it was handed down to my father, and his daughters suffered the humiliation of my mother referring to dad as “Bubbles” at restaurants and parent-teacher [...]

By |August 28th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

“What Matters Most in End of Life Planning”

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide resources and support for family caregivers of those caring for aging loved ones, Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “What Matters Most in End of Life Planning,” on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar, [...]

By |August 26th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Prepare yourself to help your parents as they age

Q: My parents are getting on in age and will eventually need my assistance. I have no idea where to start planning. Can you suggest some starting places? A: Many people avoid dealing with this subject until a crisis arises. You are to be congratulated for wanting to be prepared. There are three areas in [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

The basics of probate

Q: I have heard much said about probate and avoiding it if possible. I am not exactly sure what happens during probate. Can you enlighten me? A: I’ll try. Probate is a court proceeding that starts with determining the validity of a will presented to the court and ends with the distribution of assets to [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association Present Free Seminar on Living with Alzheimer’s disease

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a special seminar on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Mid Stages” as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Confident Caregiver Series. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Presented by Monica A. Schrader, [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

The vanishing vacation

I used to enjoy vacations. I’ve traveled to many places, including Ireland, Aruba, Hawaii, Mexico, London and India. I enjoyed trying new foods, learning about different cultures, seeing historical sights and meeting new people. Now, however, most of the vacations my husband and I take are centered on visiting our families back East. “They aren’t [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Learn the basics of managing Type 2 diabetes

Q: I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and have many questions about what I can and can't do. Are there any ongoing classes or support groups that I can attend? A: The Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association offers free diabetes classes at four locations in Ventura County. These educational sessions introduce basic information about [...]

By |August 11th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Osher Lifelong Learning can quench your thirst for knowledge

Q: I am a senior who has always been interested in learning. I enjoyed going to school and college and miss mixing with those with the same curiosity for learning. Do you know of any local program that would satisfy this need I continue to have? A: I just recently spent an afternoon talking with [...]

By |August 4th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments