QUESTION:  I understand that the Goebel Senior Center is going to do some remodeling and will be closed for a period of time.  Can you provide details of dates and what, if any, activities will be taking place?

  ANSWER:  You have heard correctly.  The Goebel Center is getting new flooring – all of the carpeted areas will be replaced.  It will be a big job and to accomplish it the Center will be closed the first week of March and will have limited programming in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March.

  The limited programs during the remodel will include the following.  Senior Nutrition will be closed from March 4th through March 8th.  It will resume serving on March 11th.

  Bingo will be closed March 4th through the 9th and will resume on March 12th.

  The St. Patrick’s Day Party will take place as planned Friday March 15th.  Ballroom Dance will take place on Saturday March 16th and Music Comes Alive will take place on Sunday March 22nd as scheduled.

  The AAARP Driver Safety Refresher Course will be held as scheduled on Thursday March 21st.

  All other programs will be cancelled from March 4th through March 22nd.

  The Senior Advocate’s Office will be closed to office visits but telephone calls will continue to be handled on a daily basis.  To reach the advocates call (805) 495-6250 and leave a message – your call will be returned.

  We are sorry for the inconvenience but are looking forward to the new look – don’t forget to come visit after we reopen.  


  QUESTION:  Isn’t it about this time of year that the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging opens nominations for the Senior of the Year Award?

  ANSWER:  You are right on time with your question.

  Nominations are now open for the 2019 Thousand Oaks Senior of the Year Award and the deadline for making your nomination is April 1 – so act today.

  Individuals and organizations may nominate any senior over the age of 60 who has been an exemplary volunteer over his or her lifetime.

  The Senior of the Year will be selected by a subcommittee of the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging.  All nominees, along with the individuals or organizations who provided the nomination will be recognized at the Senior of the Year Banquet.

  Mark your calendars for the banquet that is scheduled for Thursday June 13 to be held at the Goebel Adult Community Center.  For more information and a nomination form visit or call Senior Services staff at (805) 381-7362.



  TUESDAY – March 12 – 2:15 to 3:30 pm – Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and Parkinson’s Association of Santa Barbara (PASB) joint meeting – at the Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay at Arroyo in Santa Barbara.  Dr. Neal S. Hermanowicz will present “Parkinson’s Disease – More than Motor Symptoms.” For more information call PASB at (805) 683-1326 or Patty at (805) 766-6070.  No reservations required.

  THURSDAY – March 14 – 10:00 am to Noon – Seminar – “Now I Am Wise Part 2:  Stepping Into a Wise Life: the Conversation Continues” – at Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills.  For reservations call (818) 597-7361.

  FRIDAY – March 15 – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm – 4th Annual “Caregiver Recognition Day” – at Los Robles Greens, 299 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.  Special Guest Comedian Fritz Colelmen from NBC4 & Defying Fravix.  Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made by calling (805) 497-0189 or online at

  THURSDAY – March 21 – 9:00 am to 1:30 pm – AARP “Refresher Smart Driver Course” – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Cost – AARP members – $15, Non-members – $20.  For information call (805) 381-2744.   


  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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