Do research when choosing retirement community

QUESTION: I am retired, living alone and thinking about moving to some type of congregate living. I am looking for information on types of facilities and what accommodations are offered. Any suggestions? ANSWER: You will find that these type of facilities are referred to as retirement facilities, retirement communities, independent living, congregate living and continuing-care residential communities. No matter [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:29-07:00March 21st, 2017|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Conejo Valley Village moves forward with meeting

QUESTION: In the past year, I have attended several meetings about the proposed Conejo Valley Village program. Can you provide any information about where that project stands? ANSWER: Yes, I can. I have just been given information about the next meeting, which will be a membership and volunteering event scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Monday at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:30-07:00March 7th, 2017|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on Having Conversations about End-of-Life Planning

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones, will present a community seminar titled “Consider the Conversation” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar, led by Lanyard K. Dial, M.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:30-07:00March 3rd, 2017|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Take full advantage of medical deduction while you still can

The cost of medical and dental care is typically the largest expense for older Americans. Fortunately, some of these bills may be tax-deductible. The 2016 tax year could be the last time adults age 65 and older can take advantage of a lower threshold for deducting a portion of your medical and dental expenses. If [...]

By |2017-06-20T22:35:13-07:00March