QUESTION:  Every year Cypress Place Assisted Living has a special event in honor of our veterans.  Do you know if that event is scheduled to be held again this year?

  ANSWER:  A very timely question and yes the “Salute Our Veterans” event is scheduled for Wednesday June 26 at Cypress Place located at 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura.

  The event will begin promptly at 11:00 am.  New to the event this year will be a WW II Warbird flyover presented by the commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Aviation Museum (CAF So Cal).

  There will be a ceremony recognizing residents of Cypress Place as well as members of the public who have served their country.

  Leading the tribute will be a bagpipe processional by nationally known Pipe Manager Major Bill Boetticher.  A military Color Guard presentation by the 1st Memorial Honors Detail will be followed by a special veteran recognition along with recognition of widows and widowers of Veterans.

 The keynote speaker will be Captain Michael France, Deputy Commodore, Airborne Command & Control and Logistics WING at the Ventura County Naval Base.

  During the ceremony special words of thanks will be offered by Ventura City Mayor Matt Lavere, Fire Chief David Endaya and Police Chief Key Corney.

  There will also be live musical entertainment, a flag folding ceremony and TAPS will be played at the conclusion of the ceremony.  A free BBQ lunch will follow this powerful program.

  In addition to the flyover a real Huey Army MEDEVAC helicopter will be on display from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The helicopter is over fifty feet in length and has bullet holes in it from its time in Vietnam.

  CAF So Cal Museum will also have a display of memorabilia curated from their extensive aviation museum along with an army jeep available for attendees to sit in or pose next to for photographs.

  This event is free and open to the public.  Free shuttle parking will be available at Unitarian Church of Ventura (corner of Ralston Street and Cypress Point Lane.

  For more information for make reservations call Cypress Place at (805) 650-8000.

  All Veterans, families, friends and neighbors are encouraged to attend this touching tribute.



  SATURDAY – June 15 – Ballroom Dance –at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks – doors open at 6:00 pm – dance lesson (the Cha Cha)  at 6:30 – the dance at 7:30 –( band will be John & John.)  Tickets are $10 and available at Goebel’s front desk.

  SATURDAY – June 22 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm  – Workshop – “Physically Fit & Happier at Home” – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Fee is $23 and tickets are available at Goebel’s front desk.

  TUESDAY – June 25 – 4:00- to 5:30 pm – Seminar – “Navigating Placement Choices” – at Senior Concerns Day Care Center,401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks – for reservations call (805) 497-0189.


  Betty Berry is a senior advocate for Senior Concerns.  The advocates are at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Call (805) 495-6250 or email  Please include your telephone number.




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