QUESTION: For several years I have attended a health expo at the Simi Valley Senior Center. Do you know if this event will be given again this year?
ANSWER: Yes, the Simi Valley Wellness Expo 2017 is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon April 19. The theme for the event is “For the Health of It!”
Because nothing is more important than your health, the Simi Valley Council on Aging, Simi Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to present this 2017 Wellness Expo where attendees will be able to visit more than 70 exhibitors specializing in important services for seniors.
There will be information on health and social services, insurance, legal assistance, long-term care and housing.
In addition to vital information, numerous free health screenings and services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will include testing for carotid artery, glucose, blood pressure, hearing, depression, Body Mass Index (BMI), memory, COPD, osteoporosis and bone density.
The California Telephone Access Program will be offering free adaptive telephones for those who qualify and the Simi Valley Police Department will provide a “Drug Drop-off Box” for safe disposal of prescription drugs.
Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. The event will be at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. For more information, call 583-6363.
QUESTION: Although I still drive I am interested in learning how to get around without a car. Can you tell me where to start looking?
ANSWER: The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging’s Senior Adult Master Plan Transportation Committee has done the research and has put together an excellent presentation explaining on how to get around without an automobile.
“Expand Your Freedom Using Public Transportation” is a free transit information workshop planned at 12:30 p.m. April 13 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.
Speakers from the various transportation services will discuss what service they provide, how to obtain it and how and where it is available. In addition to reviewing “Dial-A-Ride,” you will learn about “Uber for Elders” and “Mileage Reimbursement” programs. An optional 40-minute guided bus ride will follow the workshop. After spending just 90 minutes with the experts you’ll be confident and ready to leave your car at home.
Space is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. Register at the Goebel Center desk or call 381-2744.
April 1 and 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon: Docent and volunteer training at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park. Become a part of an active and fun group of fellow volunteers and learn about the rich heritage of the area. For reservations or more information, call Lou Kirby at 497-3364.
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. Vendors spaces still available. For more information, call 381-2744.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses’ Diabetes Classes: April 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Livingston Memorial Conference Room, 1996 Eastman Ave. in Ventura; April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley; and 2:30-4 p.m. at Camarillo Community Center, 1695 Burnley St. in Camarillo. No registration needed.