Assessments offer clarity in uncertain times

Barbara’s parents, like many seniors in their 80s, are trying to keep from contracting COVID-19 by isolating at home. To keep fed, they signed up for the governor’s Great Plates program, which delivers two restaurant-quality meals per day; other groceries are ordered online by their daughter. In normal times, Barbara, who lives two hours away, [...]

By |2020-12-30T13:45:57-08:00October 29th, 2020|Information, Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique & Thrift Store Hosts Special Sidewalk Sale

The holidays are almost upon us and now is the perfect time to get your shopping done and support a local nonprofit at the same time! Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store is planning a massive, holiday blow out Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Boutique is [...]

By |2020-10-27T12:28:50-07:00October 27th, 2020|In the News, Information, News / Events|0 Comments

Medicare 2021

Question:  What do I need to know about Medicare for 2021? Medicare open enrollment period is from October 15th–December 7th. It is important to review your plan and make sure it is still the right choice for you. Plans change a little each year and sometimes this may mean they no longer cover a prescription [...]

By |2020-10-14T12:57:37-07:00October 21st, 2020|Information, Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Voting 2020 Questions Answered

More voting questions answered Question:  Is it too late to register to vote? The deadline for registering to vote in California is October 18th. You can register online at However, if you miss this deadline you still have the option to vote in person by registering and casting a Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) ballot [...]

Influential older voters have much to consider

Why do seniors turn out to vote more than any other age group? Older adults, especially those that are no longer working, are particularly susceptible to changes in policy made by elected officials. A large percentage of their income and access to healthcare resources are tied to government programs. It also helps that seniors have [...]

By |2020-10-01T13:02:01-07:00October 1st, 2020|Information, Other Side of 50|0 Comments