Betty Berry’s Column2020-01-06T23:39:15-08:00

Betty Berry’s Column

Senior Concerns’ Senior Advocate Betty Berry’s column appears weekly in the Ventura County Star.

Does Medicare cover therapy services?

Q: Does Medicare cover therapy services? A: Medicare Part B does cover therapy services and other mental health outpatient services. Individual and group psychotherapy with approved licensed professionals is covered. In addition, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family counseling (if important to help with your treatment), depression screening, and more are [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, Martha Shapiro's Column, News / Events|0 Comments

Eating with others can provide an emotional boost

One thing the past few years has taught us is the value of breaking bread with family and friends. Holiday meals, casual barbecues, Sunday suppers and milestone dinner celebrations were sorely missed during the height of the pandemic. My friend Nancy and I were talking recently about one of her [...]

By |July 21st, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events, Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns and the Goebel Adult Community Center Presents Free Seminar on “The DMV, Seniors and Safety”

Senior Concerns, in partnership with the Goebel Adult Community Center, will present a free seminar titled “The DMV, Seniors and Safety” on Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. This seminar will be held at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Seminar attendees will learn about [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on “What Seniors Need to Know About Cancer”

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support and education for seniors and family caregivers, will present a virtual seminar titled “What Seniors Need to Know About Cancer.” The seminar will be held via Zoom from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. This informative seminar will providing [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events|0 Comments

Understanding the difference between home caregivers and Home Health Care Agencies

Q: Can you explain the difference between in home caregivers and home health care agencies? A: Many people do not understand the difference between in home caregivers and Home Health Care Agencies that are covered by Medicare. It is important to understand the difference and the limits of each type [...]

By |June 15th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, Martha Shapiro's Column, News / Events|0 Comments

Clearing the way for reading enjoyment

If your friends are anything like mine, casual conversations these days often turn to a discussion of the amazing television series they’ve been watching on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. I appreciate their enthusiasm and write down their recommendations, fully intending to check them out as soon as [...]

By |June 9th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events, Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Pride Month is significant to everyone, including older adults

Q: What is the significance of Pride month for older adults? A: All people deserve an opportunity to age with dignity, free from discrimination, and surrounded by not only the people they love but also by service providers that support their needs. Pride month was created to support this goal [...]

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, Martha Shapiro's Column, News / Events|0 Comments

That cold might be COVID, so it’s best to play it safe

Last week my sister’s father-in-law, who lives on the East Coast, was mowing his lawn. After he finished, he started feeling respiratory discomfort, chalking it up to the grass and weeds he’d stirred up while mowing. A few days later, his wife experienced a runny nose, cough and muscle aches. [...]

By |May 26th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events, Other Side of 50|0 Comments