Council on Aging to spotlight fraud, scams

QUESTION: In the past you have provided information on the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging monthly programs. Do you have any information about the December meeting? ANSWER: Yes, I do. The speaker at the Dec. 7 meeting will be Det. Tim Lohman from the Ventura County Sheriff’s office. The topic will be Fraud and Scams. [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:31-07:00November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

On aging with grace

Earlier this year, cited the “Seven Most Contentious U.S. Presidential Elections.” The current election had not, at that point, made the list. I think it is safe to say that during this past presidential race, very little grace was shown at a time when our country could have used courtesy and goodwill from our [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:31-07:00November 17th, 2016|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Don’t let license fears drive you up the wall

QUESTION: I need to renew my driver’s license and am nervous about taking the test. Do you have any suggestions on where I can turn for help? ANSWER: You didn’t indicate in your question whether you are talking about taking the road test or the written test, so I’ll address both. If your renewal notice [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:31-07:00November 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease differs from age-related memory loss

QUESTION: When I was growing up, memory loss, often called senility, was just normally expected to occur with old age. Today, I hear memory loss referred to as Alzheimer's. Has senility just been given a new name or is Alzheimer's something different? ANSWER: I can remember being told exactly what you heard and am sure [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:32-07:00November 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Understanding new roles in healthcare

Most of us know that hospital staffing is made up of doctors and nurses. But if you haven’t visited a hospital lately, you may not know about the evolving set of specialties found in today’s hospitals. Where is my primary care doctor? A relatively new trend in the care of hospitalized patients is the “hospitalist,” [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:32-07:00November 3rd, 2016|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Classes, workshops and information about updating wills offered

QUESTION: You have provided information about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes in the past. Do you have any information about the single-session classes being offered between the fall and winter semesters? ANSWER: Yes — I was given that information last week. During the semester break, six classes will be offered at two locations: “Kemal Ataturk, [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:32-07:00November 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments