January Is Packed With Events for Ventura County Seniors

QUESTION:  The past two months have been very busy with holiday celebrations and many educational and entertaining presentations, expos and seminars.  January, by contrast, is usually a rather quiet month.  Do you know of any activities scheduled for next month? ANSWER:  From what has crossed my desk in the past few weeks it looks like [...]

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

Nominations sought for Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award

Jan. 8 is the deadline to nominate a local employer for the Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award. The annual award is given by Caregivers Matter ... Conejo Cares, a partnership between Senior Concerns, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. Nominees should be local employers that [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Make an effort to give local this season

As the holidays roll around, many of us look toward giving to those less fortunate. According to a recent study, over 30 percent of all charitable giving last year occurred in December, which is why our mailboxes have been filled recently with requests for donations. There’s the practical aspect as to why most giving occurs [...]

By |December 24th, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

More transportation options for seniors On-call services go Uber and above

Senior Concerns will present an informative seminar on UberASSIST and UberWAV, two new on-demand transportation services offered by Uber Technologies Inc. to help meet the need for private, door-to-door transportation options for seniors and family caregivers in Ventura County, at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. UberASSIST provides [...]

By |December 24th, 2015|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Helping An Elderly Loved One From a Distance

QUESTION:  My mother lives alone and mostly manages on her own.  I try to check-in on her to make sure she is okay.  Recently I chose to go though her refrigerator to make sure there wasn’t any spoiled food.  I found a number of items older than the dates stamped on the packages.  I thought [...]

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

Car dealer contributes to Meals On Wheels

Ladin Subaru in Thousand Oaks has donated $7,000 to Senior Concerns to help support the organization’s Meals On Wheels program. The grant, part of Subaru’s national Share the Love Campaign, will provide about 750 freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals for homebound seniors in T.O. and Newbury Park. Where's the story? PointsMentioned Map2 Points Mentioned During [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

How to be a ‘good kid’ for the holidays

Since I was old enough to have a piggy bank, each holiday season I’d ask my mother and father what they wanted for Christmas. Their answer: “All we want are good kids.” Of course my childhood refrain was, “You always say that, but what else do you want that I can buy for you?” I [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments