Q: I am a low-income senior and have heard friends talk about assistance they are receiving from various programs. Do you know where I could obtain information about some of these programs?
A: You have asked a question which might be of interest to many low-income seniors, so mark your calendar for May 23.
That’s a day Senior Concerns will be offering two special events — an individual economic checkup program and a seminar, “Savvy Saving Seniors: Steps to Avoiding Scams.” Both will be held at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, and will provide a lot of information about finances.
In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is scheduling one-on-one appointments with senior advocates to review where your money goes every month and provide resources that could help with some of these monthly expenses. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and can be made by calling 495-6250.
If you are 55 or older and your annual income is less than $29,425 for singles or $39,829 for couples, this program is for you.
Presented by Senior Concerns and Bank of America, “Savvy Saving Seniors: Steps to Avoiding Scams” will be from 3:30-5 p.m. and help you understand how scams work and how to avoid being taken.
Reservations for the seminar can be made by calling 381-2744.
Q: I have participated in Senior Concerns’ Love Run in the past. It seems it is about that time of year. Is it on the schedule for June?
A: Senior Concerns is proud to present the Ladin Subaru 23rd annual Love Run on June 5 in Westlake Village.
Registration and start of activities will take place at 3011 Townsgate Road (between Westlake Boulevard and Lakeview Canyon Road).
New this year will be the Love/Hate Half Marathon, which will be run on a course that is half street and half trail. The half-marathon is limited to 400 runners. Runners and walkers can also participate in a 10K, 5K or one-mile fun/run. It is perfect for the entire family.
Registration will begin at 5:30 a.m., with the half-marathon (timed) beginning at 6:30 a.m., the 10K (timed) at 7 a.m., the 5K (timed) beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for largest team, best-dressed team, most creative team name and fastest team.
Register at http://www.loverunwestlake.com, in person or by mail at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks or on the day of the race. Call 497-0189 for more information.
The Love Run is a major fundraiser for Senior Concerns’ Meals-on-Wheels program, with all proceeds going directly toward providing nutritious meals to homebound frail elderly local residents who cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Senior Concerns provided 30,000-plus nutritious meals to homebound seniors last year.