QUESTION: Do you know of any special activities planned for National Senior Health & Fitness Day?
ANSWER: The Reserve at Thousand Oaks and the Goebel Adult Community Center are co-sponsoring a day of activities to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
The activities will be held at the Reserve on May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be packed with a variety of activities, games, presentations and good food.
The day will start with a welcoming and healthy breakfast snacks on the patio. It will also be a time to meet some of the vendors who will be in attendance. From 9 a.m. on, there will be a variety of activities scattered throughout the building. Activities will include agility training, Zumba, arthritis exercise, tomato-planting, yoga and yogurt and morning meditation, to mention a few.
There will also be information on “Exercise and Glutes 101 – The Key Things to Know” and “Exercise and Aging.” The day will conclude on the terrace with a buffet lunch, games and more vendors who can answer any questions you have about their services or products.
The Reserve is located at 3575 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. You can drive yourself or take advantage of public transportation provided from the Goebel Center to the Reserve at 10 a.m. If you drive yourself, there is parking available at the church located next to the Reserve.
To make reservations for this fun-filled free day call 381-2744.
QUESTION: I am recently widowed and am now doing all the paperwork my spouse handled. I worry about incorrect charges on my credit card but am not sure what steps to take if they occur. Do you have any suggestions?
ANSWER: Errors happen, and catching them is fairly simple if you follow a few steps.
First and most important is to review your credit card bill as soon as you receive it. Make sure every charge is one that you made. Make sure your last payment is shown, and if there are any fees make sure you understand them.
If you find a questionable item then you will need to make a telephone call. The telephone number to call appears on the bill. Explain what appears to be an incorrect charge. This should be done the day you review your statement — don’t delay.
Your telephone call should be followed with a written letter — again your bill will provide the address for such notices. Very likely it will be different than the address to which you send your payments. The letter should include your name, address, account number and description of the charge or charges being questioned. I suggest the letter be written and mailed the day you make the telephone call. You should make a copy of the letter for your files and note the date that it was mailed.
While the charges are being investigated you should pay the other charges on the bill.
The credit card company has 30 days to get back to you with their findings. If they find you were correct you will be told you are not responsible for those charges and they will be removed from your bill. If it is determined that the charges were correct they must explain 1) why you owe the money, 2) how much you owe and 3) when the payment is due to avoid late charges.
I hope this helps.
Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Music Comes Alive – “Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac” – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Tickets are $5 and available at the center. For more information call 381-2744.
Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Seminar – “Communication and Managing Difficult Behaviors” – at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks. For reservations call 497-0189.
May 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Health & Wealth Expo” – at Cypress Place Senior Living, 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura. For information and reservations call 650-8000.
May 24, 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association – “Diabetes Class” – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. No reservations required – just drop in.