Field Trips to points of Academic Interest

QUESTION:  A month or so ago you wrote about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute known as OLLI at CSU Channel Islands.  I would like to know if in addition to those classes there are any field trips to points of academic interest? ANSWER:  Yes.  In addition to the many interesting classes this program makes available [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

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

Food lovers unite for Senior Concerns

Ultimate Dining event is Saturday Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Senior Concerns’ Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser kicks off at 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. The event will showcase local wineries and fine dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley. Proceeds will help support Senior Concerns’ programs [...]

By |September 24th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Assistance for Low Income Seniors

QUESTION:  I am a low income senior and have heard friends talk about assistance they are receiving from various programs.  Do you have a contact I could call to see if I may be eligible for some type of help? ANSWER:  You have asked a question which may be of interest to many low income [...]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

The sharing economy for seniors

When attending out-of-town conferences, my friend Sara saves big money by staying in a room at another person’s house through Airbnb. She swears by the lower cost compared to a traditional hotel room and the positive experience of getting to know her hosts. Airbnb connects people who have space to spare with those who are [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

QUESTION:  If I remember correctly it is about this time of year that Medicare has its Annual Open Enrollment.  Can you provide the dates? ANSWER:  Medicare Annual Open Enrollment will start on Thursday October 15 th and run through Monday December 7 th . During this period you can change the coverage you have from [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Doctor/Patient Communication

QUESTION:  Lately it seems that my doctor and I aren’t communicating too well.  Is there something I can do to help improve this situation?  ANSWER:  Yes, there are some things you can do to help the doctor-patient relationship.  Communication is a two-way street, speaking and listening, and both parties have a responsibility to make sure [...]

By |September 8th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Free seminar for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a seminar on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Mid Stages” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Presented by Monica A. Schrader, education and outreach director for the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter, the seminar will cover behavioral symptoms, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|In the News|0 Comments