Program offered to help seniors avoid scams

QUESTION:  If I’m not mistaken, in the past Cypress Place has offered a unique program about how to avoid senior scams.  Do you know if that program will be repeated?   ANSWER:  You remember correctly.  This program, Stop Senior Scams (SM), brings laughter and excitement to a commonly frightening and frustrating topic.   In collaboration [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:29:07-08:00September 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

George, Patricia Jones are honored guests at gala affair

Senior Concerns of Thousand Oaks celebrated its 33rd annual Ultimate Dining fundraiser Sept. 15 by honoring two of the Conejo Valley’s best-known philanthropists, George and Patricia Jones. The organization named the T.O. couple Philanthropists of the Year in front of the over 400 guests who attended Saturday’s gala affair at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. George [...]

By |2018-09-20T17:45:16-07:00September 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Celebrities’ end-of-life issues offer lessons on what to do

There comes an age when you begin to hear with increased frequency of the medical challenges or deaths of celebrities you loved growing up. It’s a harsh reminder of our mortality. Because the stories of these deaths are so widely disseminated, they can also serve as cautionary tales about later life challenges and planning to [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:29:23-08:00September 20th, 2018|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Free CarFit program in Ventura County

QUESTION: I have just heard about a program called CarFit. Do you have any information about that program? ANSWER: Sure do - CarFit is a program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. CarFit is not a driving test nor does it focus on the ability [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:29:35-08:00September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

An evening of fun supports local nonprofits

QUESTION:  I heard that the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program (CSVP) was hosting a special fund raising event.  Do you have the where and when?   ANSWER:  Yes, I was given the flyer just this week and it sounds like an evening of fun while supporting our local non-profits.   CSVP is hosting a Charity Karaoke [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:29:45-08:00September 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A course offered to keep senior drivers safe

QUESTION:  I read your column and have a question about an item that appears under HAPPENINGS.  Can you provide more information about the “AARP Smart Driver Course?”   ANSWER:  I certainly can.  The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches driving strategies that help keep senior drivers safe.  You might call it “Driver’s Ed for Grownups.”   [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:29:57-08:00September 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Security is a homeowner’s responsibility

Shaving one’s face is a fundamental part of being a man. A generation ago, the act of shaving denoted manhood, pride of appearance, cleanliness, neatness and a person in control and well-groomed. In the U.S., Canada and Europe, about 85 percent of men shave their beards. Throughout recent history we have been a society where [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:04:54-07:00September 6th, 2018|Other Side of 50|0 Comments