QUESTION: Are there any events or seminars addressing scams against seniors on the schedule for those of us who live in Ventura?

ANSWER: The Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council, in collaboration with Cypress Place Senior Living, will present a program that uses theater to dramatize scams that target seniors. Members of the troupe, ages 60 to 97, write and perform skits based on their own experiences. The program was founded by Adrienne Omansky in 1997 and has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the state Assembly.

The program will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Cypress Place Senior Living, 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 765-1066.

QUESTION: I have been a very busy person all my adult life and was looking forward to having free time when I retired. Now that I am retired, I find myself with time on my hands, and it’s not all I thought it would be. I am considering volunteering but not sure what opportunities are available. Any suggestions?

ANSWER: The Goebel Senior Center Commission is made up of volunteers age 50 and older who live within the boundaries of the Conejo Recreation and Park District. They volunteer their time and special skills, serve on committees and assist in planning, organizing, marketing and conducting programs that benefit the Goebel seniors.

A typical monthly commitment may include 15 hours of volunteer service and two hours for the monthly commission meeting. Other time includes four hours working with the bingo program, two to three hours for each of two standing committee meetings and three to four hours working special events.

Applications are available at the Goebel Adult Community Center or online at Applications are for the term beginning July 1 and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Feb. 24 to the district’s administrative office at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 495-6471.


Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m.: “Pedestrians Have the Right of Way … But!” seminar at Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive in Westlake Village.

Feb. 19, 2 p.m.: Music Comes Alive, “Surf Tunes — Beach Boys Tribute,” at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Tickets are $5 at the center’s front desk.

Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Memory Café at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks. For information and reservations (required), call 497-0189.

Feb. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.: “Healthy Eating on a Budget” seminar at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks. For reservations, call 497-0189.

March 1, 1 p.m.: Dr. Harkiet Chahal, board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, will speak on “Demystifying Pain Management” at the Thousand Oaks Council on Aging Meeting in the Civic Arts Plaza Boardroom, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

March 2, 3:30 p.m.: Travel with Collette will present a travel slide show of “British Landscapes and Croatia/Slovenia/Adriatic Coast” at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. For reservations, call 381-2744.

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