New semester set for lifelong learners

QUESTION: In the past, you have provided information about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Do you have any information about upcoming classes? ANSWER: Yes, I do. I was just given a copy of the catalog for the early spring semester, which begins Jan. 23. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Channel Islands serves those who [...]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Having a healthy fear of the flu

It had been a long time since I’d been around someone with the actual flu, but over the New Year’s holiday two of my friends came down with the virus. Now I can clearly see I hadn’t given the flu enough respect. One friend is a working mom with two children under the age of [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Seniors Concerns to offer ‘Path to Positive Aging’ series

QUESTION: For a number of years I have attended a seminar series offered by Senior Concerns. Do you know if that series will be offered again this year? ANSWER: Yes, the series for 2017 will be titled “Path to Positive Aging” and will begin Tuesday. The seminars will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and unless noted [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Doctor’s order is best gift of all

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family. The occupational therapist who had been helping teach my mother and sister how to safely transfer my [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Wellness Fest to offer screenings, services and lunch

QUESTION: I am looking for information about a variety of services and wonder if there is a single place where I can start my search. Do you have any suggestions? ANSWER: You are looking for an expo type event where many service providers are gathered together under one roof — and you are in luck [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments