QUESTION: Cypress Place usually has an expo around this time of year, have you heard if they are planning one this year?

  ANSWER:  Yes I have and you won’t be disappointed – the program sounds great.

  The 11th Annual Health and Wealth Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Cypress Place Senior Living Community located at 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura.

  The featured speaker of this year’s event,  Fawn Parish, a local writer. will present her book “Living a Life That Outlives You.”  Ms. Parish is the author of eight books that aim to inspire.  She is also a documentary filmmaker and story teller.  At this event she will share practical do-it-right-now ideas on how to find purpose in your life, no matter your age.

  This year there will be 35 local vendors to provide all kinds of information and provide services including blood pressure checks, glucose screenings and balance and hearing tests.

  Wealth management and veterans benefit consultants will also be in attendance to answer your questions.

  A free healthy gourmet lunch will be served and raffle prizes will awarded throughout the event with the grand prize being  a 50 inch HP flat screen TV.

  Free shuttle parking will be available at the Unitarian Universalist Church  of Ventura located at 5654 Ralston Street.

  Corporate sponsors for this event are Mission Home Health, Meditech Health Services, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, Buena Vista Hospice and UCLA Health.

  For more information or to RSVP call (805)416-8793.  Don’t miss out call and make your reservation today.


  QUESTION:  A number of years ago you wrote about a service called “Eldercare Locator” a service that helps find information when caring for a senior.  I saved the number – but now that I need it I can’t find my note.  Could you repeat that information.

  ANSWER:  Glad to help and also information helpful for new readers.

  The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide directory assistance service designed to help seniors and their caregivers find local support resources.

  The service links the caller with information and referral networks in the senior’s local area and the local Area Agency on Aging.  You will talk with a trained professional who has an extensive list of information and referral services.

  The Eldercare Locator is available from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific time) Monday thru Friday.  The toll free number is (800) 677-1116.  You should be prepared to provide the county, city and zip code of the person you are assisting.

  Hope this helps.



   SATURDAY -April 6 – Goebel Center Ballroom Dance – live music by Eric Ekstrand Trio – Doors open at 6:00 pm – dance lesson (the Fox Trot) from 6:30 to 7:20 – dance from 7:30 to 10:00.  Dance hosts and hostesses are available, no partner needed to attend.  For more information call (805) 381-2744.  Cost is $10.00 per person – check or cash only.

  WEDNESDAY – April 10 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meeting – Sara Osborne from the Parkinson’s  Foundation will present “April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month” – at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston Street in Ventura.  Reservations are not needed – for information call Patti at (805) 766-6070.

  THURSDAY – April 11 – 10:00 to 11:30 am – Seminar – “Now I Am Wise Part 3: A New Conversation of Purpose” at Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court,  Agoura Hills – for reservations call (818) 597-7361.


  Betty Berry is a senior advocate for Senior Concerns.  The advocates are located at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 or call (805) 495-6250 or e-mail (please include your telephone number.)  You are invited to submit questions on senior issues.



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