Q: I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and have many questions about what I can and can’t do. Are there any ongoing classes or support groups that I can attend?

A: The Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association offers free diabetes classes at four locations in Ventura County.

These educational sessions introduce basic information about Type 2 diabetes with an emphasis on the development of an individualized plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. New developments in diabetes and common management problems will also be addressed.

Classes are being offered at Simi Valley Senior Center on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The center is at 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley and the next class is scheduled on Sept. 2.

Camarillo Community Center at 1605 Burnley St. in Camarillo will hold classes on the first Wednesday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. in Room No. 3. The next class is scheduled for Sept. 2.

The Goebel Adult Community Center at 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks will offer these classes on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. The next scheduled class will be in the Foothill Room on Aug. 26.

Livingston Memorial Community Room at 1996 Eastman Ave. No. 109 in Ventura will offer classes on the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. with the next class scheduled for Sept. 1.

Registration for these classes is not necessary. For more information, call the Livingston Association at 642-0239.

Q: I have just moved to California from the East Coast and want to know if such a move makes it necessary to have a new will prepared. If a new will is not needed, in which state would my executor present my existing will for probate?

A: Since relocation is very common now a-days your questions might be on the minds of many others.

You do not need to execute a new will because of your move from one state to another. A written will made outside of California is valid in California if it complied with the laws of the state in which it was executed.

You should review your will periodically to ensure it reflects your current wishes. Addition or deletion of assets as well as family changes such as marriage, death, divorce or adoption should serve as reminders to review your legal papers and if necessary update them to reflect your current wishes.

Your executor must present your will for probate in the jurisdiction (county and state) in which you were a resident at the time of your death. If your estate includes real property located in other jurisdictions additional probate will be required in those jurisdictions for the purpose of proving title and for protections of local creditors at those locations.



Aug. 12: Lawyers at the Library Series session “Top 8 MediCal Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make.” 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Law Library, 800 S. Victoria Ave. in Ventura (located in the Ventura County Government Center facing Parking Lot A.) For reservations and information call 642-8982.

Aug. 20: “Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test?” seminar. 1:30-3 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. in Moorpark. For reservations call 517-6261.

Aug. 23: As part of Music Comes Alive, The British Beat Band will play all the favorites of the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits and The Animals. 2 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Tickets are $5 and available at the Goebel Center.

Ongoing: OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Channel Islands is currently enrolling people age 50 or better for fall classes, which begin Sept. 8. There are 29 classes being offered at seven venues this season. For more information do a web search for “CI OLLI” or call 437-2748.

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