Progressed Dementia and Holiday Gift Giving

Q: My mom has progressed dementia. What can I buy her for the holidays this year? A: When someone has progressed dementia their memory loss is severe and traditional gifts may no longer be appropriate or useful. However, wanting to do something nice for your mother to recognize holiday traditions and bring her joy is [...]

By |2022-11-30T15:09:22-08:00November 30th, 2022|In the News, Information, 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 |2023-01-17T10:58:35-08:00November 16th, 2022|In the News, Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

How To Leverage The Power of an IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution

It’s the end of the year and you know what that means — it’s time to make year-end plans for your charitable contributions. Here’s a strategy that you may not have thought about: directing a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to Senior Concerns. Watch the short video below to learn about the basics of an [...]

By |2022-11-23T13:36:32-08:00November 11th, 2022|In the News, News / Events|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|In the News, Posts|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 [...]