Virus Presents Greatest Risk to Seniors

One of the first references to “getting old ain’t for sissies” was published in 1968. Fast-forward 52 years and whoever made the statement had no idea how true it would become. In a world where we’re experiencing exponential growth in the number of people who are over 80, little is being said about the impact [...]

By |2020-04-08T23:48:11-07:00February 27th, 2020|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Accurate Census Count is Critical

Yes, this will be my second column on the upcoming census in as many months, but hopefully you’ll forgive me. After all, there’s a lot at stake here. What happens in 2020 will determine the fate of our region’s communities for the next 10 years. Did you know that, according to the U.S. government, Ventura [...]

By |2020-04-08T23:48:22-07:00February 13th, 2020|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Caregivers Need Care Too

My friend is caring for her husband who has dementia and I can see she is feeling stressed. How can I help and support her? Caregiving for a loved one with dementia can be an incredibly rewarding role, and yet we also know it can be a very stressful experience. The stresses of caring for [...]

By |2020-02-06T16:40:26-08:00February 5th, 2020|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Caregivers Matter…Conejo Cares Caregiver Recognition Day Planned for Friday, March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 20, 2020 Senior Concerns will host Caregivers Matter…Conejo Cares, a half-day program and luncheon honoring family caregivers who are caring for aging loved ones. Caregivers Matter…Conejo Cares will take place from 9:30-2:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 209 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Admission is $15 per person, which includes a plated [...]

By |2020-02-04T21:13:39-08:00February 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments