Practicing Gratitude All Year

The Thanksgiving holiday is a great excuse to talk about what you are grateful for. The holiday name means “to give thanks” and was originally celebrated as a day to give thanks for the previous year’s harvest. Now it has evolved to a gathering where people usually go around the table and say what [...]

By |2023-05-12T13:59:23-07:00November 23rd, 2022|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

What Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Have to Offer

Q:  What are over-the-counter hearing aids? Are they the same as prescription hearing aids? A:  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed in August to allow over-the-counter hearing aids to be sold directly to the public. No prescription is needed and no fitting by an audiologist is required. This is a big step in making hearing [...]

By |2023-05-12T13:59:35-07:00November 16th, 2022|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Call For Donations!

Is It Time For A Closet Clearance? Clean out your closet before December 3rd so you can enjoy the holidays with an uncluttered mind! We're looking for: Accessories Decor Home Goods Jewelry High-End Fashion Artwork & More! Call 805.373.0504, Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to arrange a donation day/time. 100% of [...]

By |2022-11-23T13:36:54-08:00November 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Be mindful: Most bad falls have a cause

For weeks, friends and neighbors worked on planning a surprise block party for my friend Margaret’s 90th birthday. On the big day, over 50 people showed up with food, drink and gifts to celebrate this amazing lady. Several of the neighbors who attended the party had read my Acorn column about my fall. Soon I [...]

By |2023-04-25T09:16:37-07:00November 3rd, 2022|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Achieving Balance Between Work and Caregiving

Q:  I am caring for my mom who lives with us and my two young kids. Besides that, I also work a full-time job. How can I better balance my work and caregiving responsibilities? A:  First, I want to let you know that you are not alone in this. According to a Pew Research Center [...]