Financial help on the way for low-income seniors

There are new resources available in our community for adults age 55 and older who are struggling financially. Surprisingly, the current federal poverty guideline (an individual making $29,425 or less or a couple earning less than $39,825) does not reflect healthcare costs. If it did, the older adult poverty rate would be considerably higher. Increased [...]

By |November 26th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Medication Errors

    QUESTION:  Lately it seems I am reading and hearing more and more about medication errors.  It appears that these errors happen in numerous ways both at home as well as in health care facilities such as assisted living and hospitals.  Do you have any safety tips for unsuspecting consumers?   ANSWER:  A person can never [...]

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

Join the conversation on LGBT and aging

In many communities, LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) older adults are a forgotten population. Before the 1970s, little was known about this part of the population except that they were viewed by some as deviant or immoral. As a result, they concealed their sexual orientation, fearing physical and emotional abuse; rejection from family, [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns and Bank of America to Present Savvy Saving Seniors®, It’s In the Cards Seminar

Senior Concerns and Bank of America will present a special community seminar, Savvy Saving Seniors®, It’s In the Cards, on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Many consumers, especially seniors, are looking for ways to better manage and protect their money. Government-issued and prepaid cards are [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Join the conversation on LGBT elders

In many communities, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) older adults are a forgotten population. Prior to the ’70s, little was known about this part of the population, except that they were viewed by some as deviant or immoral. Where's the story? As a result, they concealed their sexual orientation, fearing physical and emotional abuse; [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Medicare and Employer Health Plans

  QUESTION:  I recently applied for my Medicare benefits and soon after received a form to complete asking for information about employer’s health plans that I might be entitled to.  Why would Medicare need such information?   ANSWER:  Medicare needs to know about other health care coverage in order to establish your benefits file and to [...]

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

Handling a customer service issue effectively

QUESTION:  I don’t know if it is because I’m a senior but I’m tired of receiving poor responses to problems I try to resolve.  Can you make any suggestions? ANSWER:  I’m sure your frustrations are shared by the general public and not limited to senior citizens.  When you find that service or merchandise is less [...]

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

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store To Host Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, November 14

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store’s Sidewalk Sale, planned for Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store is located at 80 E Hillcrest Dr, Suite 120, Thousand Oaks. The Bargain Boutique offers a high end shopping experience [...]

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