It makes sense that seniors need to be counted in 2020 census

I recently attended a presentation by a partnership specialist for the Los Angeles Regional Census Center. She met with a group of nonprofits to explain details of the upcoming 2020 Census and to express the importance of each household completing the census. According to AARP, older Americans have been more likely than other age groups [...]

By |2019-12-19T16:24:48+00:00December 5th, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Can lifestyle affect memory?

QUESTION: I keep hearing that our lifestyle can affect our memory. Can diet and exercise really help our memory and prevent dementia? ANSWER: I wish I had the perfect answer that by changing your diet and exercising more you could prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, we still have no sure way to prevent or [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:42:56+00:00December 4th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

State master plan on aging deserves review

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order recently calling for a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by Oct. 1, 2020. The master plan will serve as a blueprint for state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropists to build [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:30:55+00:00November 21st, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Family caregiving needs are on the rise

QUESTION: I am reading and hearing more and more about family caregivers and family caregiving. Do you have any facts or figures about this subject? ANSWER: You are hearing more and more about family caregiving and family caregivers because the need for this type of care is growing every day. During any given year one-third [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:14+00:00November 20th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments