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 with the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council (VCAAPC), Cypress Place Senior Living will present this program from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Thursday October 11 at Cypress Place Senior Living.

  This Stop Senior Scams (SM) Acting Program uses theatre to dramatize senior scams.  Members of the troupe, ranging in age from 60 to 97 years old, write and perform skits based on their own personal experiences.  It is a unique method of getting the word out to those who could be future victims.

  The program was founded in 1997 by director Adrienne Omansky and has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Assembly.

  Vendors who provide a variety of services to the senior population will be available to answer any questions attendees may have.

  Cypress Senior Living is located at 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura.  For more information or to RSVP for the program call (805) 650-8000.

  To learn more about the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council (VCAAPC), a non-profit service organization dedicated to the prevention of elder and dependent adult abuse visit their web site at



  FRIDAY – September 28 -2:30 to 3:30 pm – Workshop – “Life Planning” – making final plans for your final wishes now will help you get on with living – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  For reservations call (805) 381-2744.

  FRIDAY – September 28 – 2:30 to 4:30 pm – “Recruiting Event” – Conejo Valley Village is recruiting new members and volunteers – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Hear about member and volunteer experiences.  For reservations call (805) 372-1826.

  TUESDAY – October 2 – 1:30 to 2:30 pm – Presentation – “Healthy Aging” – Living Longer Better – at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley.  For reservations call (805) 583-6363.

  WEDNESDAY – October 3 – 1:00 pm – Presentation – “Invasive Cardiac Surgery” at the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging Meeting – at the Civic Arts Plaza Board Room, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

  THURSDAY – October 11 – 10:00 to 11:30 am – Seminar – “Medicare: What’s New for 2019 – at Agoura Hills Recreation Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills.  For reservations call (818) 597-7361.

  FRIDAY – October 12 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm – AARP Refresher Smart Driver Course – at Goebel Adult Community Center – 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  For reservations call (805) 381-2744.

  SATURDAY – October 13 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – “Memory Café” – a social gathering for those with memory loss and their family caregivers – at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling (805) 497-0189.

  SATURDAY – October 13 – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm – Pleasant Valley Senior Center’s – “Rummage Sale” – at the Community Center Parking Lot, 1605 E. Burnley Street in Camarillo.  Seller’s spots now available – for more information call (805) 482-4881.


  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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