State master plan on aging deserves review

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order recently calling for a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by Oct. 1, 2020. The master plan will serve as a blueprint for state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropists to build [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:30:55-08:00November 21st, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Family caregiving needs are on the rise

QUESTION: I am reading and hearing more and more about family caregivers and family caregiving. Do you have any facts or figures about this subject? ANSWER: You are hearing more and more about family caregiving and family caregivers because the need for this type of care is growing every day. During any given year one-third [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:14-08:00November 20th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Seniors at risk during outages

Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed his famous “hierarchy of needs” theory in 1942. At the time, he saw food, water, sleep and shelter as the most basic of all human needs. I would contend electricity has now become a basic human need. Without electricity, it would be extremely difficult to lead our daily lives: We wouldn’t [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:31:04-08:00November 7th, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns offers free seminar: “Senior Expert Panel”

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for seniors, will present a community seminar titled “Senior Expert Panel,” on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informational seminar is being presented by Brian Collins, a licensed real estate professional and landlord; Lynnette Shifman, a [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:34:09-08:00November 6th, 2019|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you are actually going to need [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:30-08:00November 6th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you are actually going to need [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:02:55-08:00November 6th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Concerns to Partner with Ladin Subaru’s 2019 Share the Love Campaign

For the 7th consecutive year, Ladin Subaru has selected Senior Concerns to participate as the “hometown charity” as part of Subaru of America’s Share the Love Campaign. During the campaign period, which runs from November 14, 2019 to January 2, 2020, Subaru customers have the opportunity to select a charity to which a donation of [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:36:17-08:00November 5th, 2019|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments