QUESTION:  For a number of years I have attended a seminar series offered by Senior Concerns.  Do you know if that series will be offered again this year?

  ANSWER:  Yes the series for 2018 will again be titled “Path to Positive Aging”.  The series started on January 9th with “Navigating Placement Choices.”

  The seminars will be from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and unless noted are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month.  As in the past they will be held at Senior Concerns Day Care Center located at 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks.

  After reviewing the list of topics to be presented I found myself saying it is going to be a very interesting series.

  In February the topic is Saving Your Brain to be followed in March with Medications and the Aging Brain and April with Navigating a Hospital Stay.

  May’s subject is 20 Questions to Ask When Hiring In-Home Help and June’s topic is End of Life:  What matters Most.

  July and August will be dark and in September the topic is Social Security:  Think it Doesn’t Matter? Think Again.  October’s offering will be The Ins and Outs of Long Term Care.

  The series will be dark in November but will return in December with Estate Planning 101.

  Again this year the Path to Positive Aging Series will also be presented at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center at 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills.  The series will be given on the second Thursday each month unless otherwise noted.  It will be from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

  While the name of the series is the same the topics differ.  The series will start off on February 8 with Is It Time for Specialized Residential Care and will be followed in March with Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test?

  Save Your Brain will be the topic for April and in May it will be Now I Am Wise.  June’s subject will be 20 Questions to Ask Before Hiring In-Home Care.

  The series will go dark for July and August and return in September with End of Life:  What Matters Most.  October’s session will be Medicare: What’s New for 2019 and the series will close out in November with Legal Information for Elders (LIFE).

  It too sounds like a very full and interesting series – so mark your calendars now to avoid missing out.




  MONDAY – February 12 – 1:45 to 3:45 – Meeting – “Conejo Valley Village Recruitment Event” – learn about the benefits of becoming a member and/or volunteer – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  For more information or to reserve a seat call (805) 373-1826.

  WEDNESDAY – February 14 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Ventura Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting – at the Livingston Assisted, 5440 Ralston Street in Ventura.  For more information call Patty at (805) 766-6070.  No reservations are needed.

  SUNDAY – February 18 – 2:00 to 3:30 pm (doors open at 1:30) – History Comes Alive – “History of Comedians” – presented by Michael Sherman a well known entertainer, impersonator and comedian.  The program will include impersonations of Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis just to name a few.  He will also share their histories and some trivia about them – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Tickets are $5.00 and available at Goebel’s front desk.

  WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY – February 21 & 22 – – 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Class – “AARP Smart Driver Course” –  at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo.  Registration is required and must be made by February 14 to reserve a seat.  Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.  Call (805) 482-4881 for more information.

  TUESDAY – February 20 – 1:30 to 3:00 pm – Presentation – “George Washington – President, Man, Myth” discover what is true and what is myth – at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley.  Reservations are required and can be made at the center’s main desk or by calling (805) 583-6363.


  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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