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

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 [...]

Preparing for the Flu Season

Q: What do I need to do to prepare for the upcoming flu season? A: The flu season begins in October and usually peaks between December and February. Older adults are more likely to have slower immune response and have higher risk of infection and complications from the flu. In fact, approximately 90% of influenza-related [...]

Social Security COLA increase a good chance to talk to finances with parents

Due to this year’s meteoric rise in the consumer price index, a measure of inflation in the cost of goods and services, Social Security beneficiaries will receive an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2023. Only three times in the past 46 years has the COLA been higher - in 1979 to 1981 with an increase of [...]