QUESTION: I am looking for information about living with diabetes. Someone told me about a six-week workshop being offered — do you have any information about where and when?
ANSWER: Yes, I do and I would be more than glad to share it with you.
You are asking about a self-management diabetes workshop called “Everyone with Diabetes Counts.” It is a program that encourages lifestyle changes while teaching about diabetes and how it affects overall health.
It is a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program and is being presented by the Braille Institute. The workshops are interactive and involve demonstrations, role play, games and other engaging activities for group learning.
The class you are asking about is six short, weekly workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays from April 20 through May 25 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.
The program will be facilitated by Brenda Birdwell from the Braille Institute. To register, call 886-6025.
QUESTION: I just heard about an organization called Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Can you shed any light on what this organization does?
ANSWER: To understand what this organization does, you need to mark your calendar to attend a seminar at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks from 2-2:45 p.m. April 27.
Ventura County Ombudsman Daniel Uhlar will explain “What Is An Ombudsman?” and “What Does an Ombudsman Do?” He will answer these questions as well as provide the history and current perspective of the program.
Come and learn how these federally mandated volunteer advocates fight for the rights and needs of the elderly and disabled residents living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Ventura is a nonprofit organization. Services are free and confidential. They can be reached Mondays through Fridays at 656-1986.
To make a reservation for this very informative presentation, call 381-2744.
April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 9th annual Community Garage Sale at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Call 381-2744 for information.
April 11, 9-11 a.m.: FOOD Share Distribution of Senior Kits at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Flyers and applications are available at the center. For more information, call 381-2744.
April 13, 12:30 p.m.: Transportation Expo will offer information on local transportation choices — at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 381-2744.
April 19, 8 a.m. to noon: Simi Valley Wellness Expo 2017 at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. For more information, call 583-6363.
April 14, 1:30-3 p.m.: “Let’s Look at Volunteering in a Different Way” seminar at Westlake Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive in Westlake Village. For more information, call 495-6250.
April 20, 1-3 p.m.: “Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test?” seminar at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. For reservations, call 381-2744.