I am sure we are all tired of hearing that we must exercise more.  Well exercise can be fun and one way to do that is by dancing.  Could you tell your readers about the Thousand Oaks Dance Club – they could have fun while they exercise.

  ANSWER:  I would be glad to tell my readers about the Thousand Oaks Dance Club where attendees dance to live band music.

   Dances are held at the Goebel Adult Community Center on the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Doors open at 6:00 pm with complementary dance lessons from 6:30 to 7:20 and followed by the dance itself from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.  Cost of admission is $8.00 per person and attendees must be 18 or older.

  You will enjoy ballroom style dancing from 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.  If you don’t have a partner don’t stay home as dance hosts and hostesses are in attendance.

  You can enjoy a variety of dance styles —  east coast and west coast swing, fox trot, waltz, samba, rumba, tango, cha cha cha, salsa and even line dancing.

  Each night has a different theme such as the roaring twenties, sock hop, senior prom to name a few and you will dance to a variety of bands.

  This is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening, get your exercise and meet with both old and new friends and enjoy some refreshments.

  For more information call the Goebel Center at (805) 382-2744.  Let’s start the New Year right and attend the next dance which is scheduled for Saturday January 20.


  QUESTION:  I would like to join a group of ladies who do stitchery.  Do you know if such a group or club exists?

  ANSWER:  Yes, I do.  I have just been told about a new group forming.  The Stitch Away Club will meet at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

  This club is designed for those who enjoy embroidery, needlepoint and cross stitch.  It provides the opportunity to get back in touch with your creative side and rewards the cognitive benefits of creating a work of art.

  Stitchery is a wonderful way to de-stress by losing yourself in the intricate patterns of your project, enjoying the repetitive movement of thread and needles and in addition by doing so in a group you will visit with old friends and meet new who have the same interests as you have.

  The club is free but registration is required either the first time you attend or you can register on-line at www.respd.org.

  So gather your supplies and become part of the Stitch Away Club and stitch your way to fun.



  WEDNESDAY – January 24 – Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association – Diabetes Class – 1:30 to 3:00 pm –  at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks – No reservations required just drop in.

  THURSDAYS – January 25 through March 8 – 10:00 to 11:30 am – Class – “Reflexology 40+ – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  For more information or to register for the class call (805) 381-2744.




  The Simi Valley Senior Center is looking for volunteers to monitor the Sit n’ Click open computer lab.  Shifts are either 12:30 to 2:45 , or 2:30 to 4:45 pm on weekdays as needed.  For more information or to complete an application stop at the center’s main desk or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (805) 583-0031.


  Conejo Valley Adult School is looking for volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing and speaking English.  An Adult Literary Tutor Workshop is scheduled for

Saturday January 27 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Conejo Valley Adult School, 1025 Old Farm Road, Room F in Thousand Oaks.  For more information or to register for the workshop e-mail literacycenterofconejovalley.org/become-a-tutor.html.


  The Thousand Oaks Dance Club is looking for volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Goebel Adult Community Center – need male host dancers from 6:30 to 10:00 pm and volunteers to set up and break down from 5:00 to 10:30 pm.  E-mail or call the CSVP office for information at csvp@crpd.org or (805) 381-2742.


Conejo Senior Volunteer Program (CSVP) is looking for business leaders, non-profit agency personnel, and those working in the fields of aging or volunteerism to serve on its Advisory Council.  New appointments are being considered for three-year terms, council meets every other month; council members advise and/or assist with fundraising, volunteer recruitment, recognition and generating community awareness.  For information about submitting an application call Julie at (805) 381-2742.



  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 bberry@seniorconcerns.org (please include your telephone number.)  You are invited to submit questions on senior issues.


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