Other Side of 502021-11-10T18:48:14-08:00

Other Side of 50

Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, authors a bi-weekly column for the Thousand Oaks Acorn titled “The Other Side of 50,” focusing on life planning, positive aging and Boomer transitions.

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 [...]

By |October 20th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events, Other Side of 50|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

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

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

Communication helps ensure end-of-life wishes are followed

If we lived and died in a perfect world, all our end-of-life wishes would be followed. If we wanted extraordinary measures, where our doctors do everything possible to prevent our death, that would be done. If we wanted to simply remain as comfortable as possible until the end comes, that [...]

By |March 10th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Information, News / Events, Other Side of 50|0 Comments
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