Family event to raise funds to fight cancer

Q: I am looking for a family activity in early October. Do you have any suggestions? A: I think I have just the event for your family outing. Cypress Place Senior Living and the Young and Brave Foundation will co-host Under the Big Top from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8. This fundraiser will [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Widows may see benefits in shared housing

Today, widowed persons make up fully one-third of the U.S. population age 65 and older. The vast majority of them are women. Women are more likely than men to be widowed for two reasons. First, women live longer than men. And second, women tend to marry older men, although the gap has been narrowing. For [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Tips for finding a new doctor

QUESTION: I am in need of finding a new doctor. Do you have any suggestions about how to go about this search other than asking friends about the doctors they use? ANSWER: There are many reasons for someone to be looking for a new doctor. It could be because of dissatisfaction with the current doctor, [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Role of hospitalist explained

Q: Recently while in the hospital, I was treated by a doctor who was referred to as a hospitalist. Is this a new specialty, and if so, how will this type of doctor fit in with a person’s general care? A: You might call this a specialty. A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in [...]

By |September 13th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

New rituals for an aging society

Rituals are as old as humankind, and they transform over time as our culture changes. Consider the days when girls were considered the property of their fathers. Marriage was less about love than it was a business transaction—the father giving his daughter to another man and the man promising to support her. We still see [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Seminars geared to caregivers to be offered

QUESTION: The Empowered Caregiver seminar series has been dark for the summer. Will those seminars begin again this month? ANSWER: The series will return Sept. 27. September’s topic will be “Relieve Stress and Promote Wellness Through Meditation." The presentation will be facilitated by Vinay Chhabra, owner of Pacific Senior Care. Chhabra developed an interest in [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments