About Andrea Gallagher

Andrea Gallagher is President of Senior Concerns. She is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Founder of Rethinking Your Future™ and The Cards I’ve Been Dealt. Andrea served as past President of Life Planning Network; a national community of professionals from diverse fields who support individuals to successfully plan for and navigate the second half of life. She served as Life Transitions Chair of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth International Conference on Positive Aging. Andrea is co-leader of the Conejo Senior Resource Network, part of the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce. She is the creator of the distinguished speakers series Boomer Bootcamp. Andrea is one of the editors and a chapter contributor to LIVE SMART AFTER 50! An Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times (Cypress House, January 2013) and the author of The Other Side of Fifty, a bi-monthly newspaper column. Andrea is a national speaker on topics related to life planning, positive aging and Boomer transitions.

How do you deal with opposing views?

I’ve never enjoyed confrontation. I’m happiest when everyone is getting along and working toward a shared goal. And believe me, that happens a lot—although it’s hard to discern that if you scan the media these days. So many topics are polarizing. It’s hard to have a conversation without something coming up that causes angst. I [...]

By |2020-12-30T12:55:50-08:00December 17th, 2020|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Presents Free Online Workshop for Family Dementia Caregivers

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones, will present an online workshop via Zoom titled “Dealing with Dementia” on Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. The workshop will provide effective strategies for dealing with dementia behaviors. Family [...]

By |2020-12-30T12:56:07-08:00December 3rd, 2020|In the News, Information, News / Events|0 Comments

Suggestions for keeping holidays special at a distance

Many of us will be missing our loved ones this holiday season. In normal times, with busy schedules and families scattered across the country, holidays may be one of the few times families spend together. We look forward to these special occasions all year long. These visits help to strengthen our family bonds and keep [...]

By |2020-12-30T13:45:33-08:00November 12th, 2020|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

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, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments