Begins September 22nd

"Art for Seniors" will begin a new, four-week session on September 22 at the SCAN Senior Resource Center at 1001 Partridge Drive, Suite 200, in Ventura. The class will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays through October 13. There is a $20 materials fee.

Basic drawing skills will be taught, some perspective, and the opportunity to interact with others in a fun environment. Come learn that you really can take a few squiggly lines and draw an impressive picture in your own choice of mediums, (crayon, markers, water colors or colored pencils).

For more information or to register, call the SCAN Senior Resource Center at 805-658-0365.

 


 

Sept. 15th- The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 12:15am to 1:15 at the Fillmore Senior Center. If you know friends who are blind or legally blind, have Tunnel Vision, Cataracts or other conditions leading to cloudy vision, please encourage them to come. This is NOT A “Braille” class, it is teaching skills for a more independent and fulfilling life.

Registration is now being excepted for the new fall computer classes, schedule below
New Beginning computer class starts Monday Sep. 13th. From 10a.m.- 11:30
MS Word 7 class begins Sept. 17th from 10 A.M.-11:30
Please call or come in to sign up for the class. 524-4533

AARP driving class begins on Monday Sept. 13th and Thursday Sept.16th the fees are $12
For AARP members and $14.00 for non-members. Class is required every 3 years to receive discount on insurance.

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Sept. 3rd- Spanish class begins from 9:00-10:00.

Sept.10th- Book Club- The book club will have a special guest ( Sheryl Stewart) join them at their book club meeting. Sheryl was born and raised in the south and was raised by a nanny and is going to share her experiences.

 


 

Piru-Fillmore Day Trip to the Pala Casino has been rescheduled to September 3rd. Time and location are the same. There is still room on the Bus, call Andy at (805) 521-1554 if you are interested is joining in on the fun.

Classes starting up again in September are:
Spanish Class now on Fridays, MS Word 7, Beginning Computer, AARP Driving Class
Come in and sign-up or Call 524-4533 to get on the list for your preferred class. Remember the driving class is required every 3 yrs. in order to get the discount on your insurance.

 


 

Wilson Center Library
350 North C Street
Oxnard, CA
Second and Fourth Tuesdays
10 to 11:30 a.m.
(805) 484-6028

 


 
September 11th

Ojai, California - Diabetes and its effect on vision will be the focus of a free seminar that Community Memorial Health System will hold on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Ojai Valley Women’s Club, 441 East Ojai Ave.

Optometrist Roger Phelps will lead the seminar that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. With 25 percent of the U.S. population affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes, Dr. Phelps will discuss its effects on vision as well as cover the newest treatment options available to prevent diabetes-related blindness. Other topics he will cover include recognizing the symptoms of diabetes and measures to take to prevent pre-diabetes from turning into diabetes.

Dr. Phelps received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of California at Berkeley. He is certified in Therapeutic Optometry and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Phelps is member of the American Optometric Association and a Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry America. He is also a professional member of a number of diabetes educators associations and is an active member of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital medical staff.

The seminar is co-sponsored by KVTA Radio and the Rotary Club of Ojai. Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/640-2355, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 


 

The Fillmore Senior Center, the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara and the Fillmore Lions Club are combining resources to assist local citizens of all ages with vision problems to improve their lives.

A class was held at the Center last week to assist those with vision loss to learn how to live a more fulfilling life. If there is sufficient interest, the classes will continue on Monday for several weeks at 10 a.m. to teach grocery shopping and cooking, reading, writing , grooming and personal care for those will vision loss. This class will be taught by an instructor from Santa Barbara so people can learn to adjust their habits. learn new ways of doing things and continue being able to take care of themselves as their sight deteriorates.

The Braille Mobile unit comes to the Center every two months. They will help test for sight loss and recommend items that might be a help to each individual. They have several things for sale from watches to magnifying glasses. You may call the Center for an appointment 524-4533 the next time they come to Fillmore in October.
The library at the Center has a “reader” and several talking books that the sight impaired may try. If they are interested in securing a reader for their home use, the Center will be able to give them information about ordering a unit from the Braille Institute. It is always good to be able to try new things before ordering. The Institute will ship a reader and your choice of books without charge.

There is a new computer program that enlarges everything on the computer screen so it is more easily read. The Center library computer now has this program installed for a 60 day trial. The program is available for purchase if it suits the needs for a vision impaired member of your household.

ZOOM TEXT also has a large print keyboard and the two will provide the best magnification and reading for any computer.

A new machine that magnifies any printed material, newspapers and magazines will be installed in the library soon. By placing the material in a special slot, it is enlarged and shown on a screen.

The Lions Clubs have long had SIGHT as their main emphasis all over the world. The Fillmore club will be working with the Senior Center and the Braille Institute to make life easier for those with vision problems. If you have friends or a family member who is loosing their sight, there are many ways to help them. For additional information contact the Senior Center.

 

On August 25, Yane Flores, from the Food Stamp Outreach Program will be at the Fillmore Senior Center to assist Ventura County Citizens who need and may qualify for food Stamps, in filling out applications. (Note: SSI/SSP recipients do not qualify for food stamps.) Brown Bag from Food Share for approved seniors 60 plus will also be here.

Monday, August 23 The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 10 am to 11:30 at the Fillmore Senior Center. If you know friends who are blind or legally blind, have Tunnel Vision, Cataracts or other conditions leading to cloudy vision, please encourage them to come. This is NOT A “Braille” class, it is teaching skills for a more independent and fulfilling life.

Piru-Fillmore Day Trip to the Pala Casino has been rescheduled to September 3rd. Time and location are the same. There is still room on the Bus, call Andy at (805) 521-1554 if you are interested is joining in on the fun.

Classes starting up again in September are:
Spanish Class now on Fridays, MS Word 7, Beginning Computer, AARP Driving Class
Come in and sign-up or Call 524-4533 to get on the list for your preferred class. Remember the driving class is required every 3 yrs. in order to get the discount on your insurance.

 

Piru-Fillmore Day Trip to Pala Casino Friday, September 3, 2010. Join us for a day-trip to the Pala Casino (Pala is near Oceanside). Bus will pick up at San Salvador Mission in Piru & Fillmore Senior Center in Fillmore. Pick up in Piru at 8am, Pick up in Fillmore by 9am, Arrive Pala Casino by 12:00 pm (est.). Depart from Pala Casino at 8 pm, Arrive at Piru/Fillmore by 11 pm. Cost is only $25 per passenger. Guests are eligible for $5 in credits from casino upon arrival. We need at least 50 passengers to guarantee trip. Must be at least 21 years old. To sign up, contact 805-521-1554.

 

On August 25, Yane Flores, from the Food Stamp Outreach Program will be at the Fillmore Senior Center to assist Ventura County Citizens who need and may qualify for food Stamps, in filling out applications. (Note: SSI/SSP recipients do not qualify for food stamps.)

Monday, August 16 The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 10 am to 11:30 at the Fillmore Senior Center. If you know friends who are blind or legally blind please encourage them to come. This is NOT A “Braille” class, it is teaching skills for a more independent and fulfilling life.
Piru-Fillmore Day Trip to the Pala Casino has been rescheduled to September 3rd. Time and location are the same. There is still room on the Bus, call Andy at (805) 521-1554 if you are interested is joining in on the fun.

Mark your Calendars, The Alzheimer’s Association will we holding a Alzheimer’s workshop October 13 and October 27 at the Fillmore Senior Center from 1-3 pm. More information will be available closer to the actual date.
The Senior Center is in need of Volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels, Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers licenses, proof of car insurance and pass the Live scan, drivers will get paid for their mileage. Time schedule is 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon. If you are interested please call Tony at 524-3756

Classes starting up again in September are:
Spanish Class now on Fridays, MS Word 7, Beginning Computer, AARP Driving Class
Come in and sign-up or Call 524-4533 to get on the list for your preferred class. Remember the driving class is required every 3 yrs. in order to get the discount on your insurance.

 

On August 25, Yane Flores, from the Food Stamp Outreach Program will be at the Fillmore Senior Center to assist Ventura County Citizens who need and may qualify for food Stamps, in filling out applications. (Note: SSI/SSP recipients do not qualify for food stamps.)

Braille Mobile Will be at the Senior Center on August 12th, from 10 am. to 1:00 pm. Also on Monday, August 16 The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 10 am to 11:30 at the Fillmore Senior Center.

Support our local Movie Theater, Seniors now get $4 dollar admission. Doors open Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7pm. This cute little old fashioned theater has been a landmark on Central in Fillmore for decades. It shows only 1 first run movie at a time. They usually only show a movie for 2 weeks then change it out to another first run movie.

The Center has a new chairman of the Field Trip Committee, If you have any suggestions on great one day trips please call the Center and let us know 524-4533.

The library now has a complete set on the WWII series videos, please feel free to come in and check one out.

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

The Camarillo Police Department will be hosting a program to educate and inform Senior Drivers about the dangers of driving.

The Senior Drivers Program is a cooperative effort between the Camarillo Health Care District, Department of Motor Vehicles, Camarillo Police Department, senior drivers and their caretaker or family member. For purposes of this class, senior drivers will be required to be 60 years of age or older, caretakers or family members of a senior driver.

In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Senior Drivers Program is designed to help older drivers, their caretaker or family members, understand the aspects of how age can affect their driving. The Senior Drivers Program will offer lecture, alternate forms of transportation ideas, and handouts. Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of injuries and deaths due to collisions involving senior drivers.

The first class will be scheduled for Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 1 pm – 3 pm at the Camarillo Police Department. For reservations call MaryGay San Jose with the Camarillo Police Department Community Resource Unit at 805-388-5155. For questions, call Deputy Juan Cordova at 805-388-5125 or Deputy Mark Bastiaans 805-388-5128. Space is limited to 30 senior drivers, caretakers or family members. There is no charge to attend the program.

Location: Camarillo Police Station
3701 E. Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2010

Unit Responsible: Camarillo Traffic Bureau

Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Harold Hanley

Follow-up Contact: Sergeant Harold Hanley

Approved by: Commander DeCesari

Date of Release: July 28, 2010

 

The Fillmore Senior Center along with Piru Center are planning a Day Trip to Pala Casino on Friday, August 13th. The Pala Casino is near Oceanside, Cost is $25 per passenger. To sign up, contact Andy at 805-521-1554 On August 25, Yane Flores, from the Food Stamp Outreach Program will be at the Fillmore Senior Center to assist Ventura County Citizens who need and qualify for the food Stamps, assistance in filling out applications. Eligibility is based on income, resources, and residence of household members. Bring proof of identification and utility bill. (Note: SSI/SSP recipients do not qualify for food stamps.Braille Mobile Will be at the Senior Center on August 12th, from 10 am. to 1:00 pm. Also on Monday, August 16 The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 10 am to 11:30 at the Fillmore Senior Center. Fillmore Senior Center is thankful for the 2 new book cases that have been donated. Our walls are now full with book cases. We are continuing to except your books. Thank you.

 

The Fillmore Senior Center along with Piru Center are planning a Day Trip to Pala Casino on Friday, August 13th. The Pala Casino is near Oceanside, Cost is $25 per passenger. To sign up, contact Andy at 805-521-1554

On August 25, Yane Flores, from the Food Stamp Outreach Program will be at the Fillmore Senior Center to assist Ventura County Citizens who need and qualify for the food Stamps, assistance in filling out applications. Eligibility is based on income, resources, and residence of household members. Bring proof of identification and utility bill. (Note: SSI/SSP recipients do not qualify for food stamps.

Braille Mobile Returns to the Senior Center on August 12th, from 10 am. to 1:00 pm. Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialist will evaluate your low vision needs and demonstrate various solutions for an independent and fulfilling life. Mobile solutions provides: one-on-one consultation with low vision professionals, adaptive products for purchase, writing guides, large print calendars, and more. Every family with a member who has a sight problem should attend this no cost service. First come first serve service, there is no need for an appointment.

Fillmore Senior Center would like to start classes in Line Dancing and Quilting & Wood Crafts, If you would be willing to teach one of these classes please call Beverly at 524- 4533 so we could discuss the details.

 

The Fillmore Senior Center along with Piru Center are planning a Day Trip to Pala Casino on Friday, August 13th. The Pala Casino is near Oceanside, Cost is $25 per passenger. Guests are eligible for a $5 in credit from the casino upon arrival. We need 50 passengers to guarantee trip, passengers must be at leas 21 years old. To sign up, contact Andy at 805-521-1554.

Fillmore Senior Center would like to start classes in Line Dancing and Quilting, If you would be willing to teach one of these classes please call Beverly at 524-4533 so we could discuss the details.

The Senior Center needs smaller size GLASS bowls for the salad bar. They conduct cold better than the plastic we now use most of the time. If you have anything to donate, please leave it at the Center or call for pickup. 524-4533. An additional book case is also needed.

 

Dr. Hara will be back at the Fillmore Senior Center July 14th. For appointments
Call his Santa Paula Office at 805-525-5415.

AAA Drivers Training Class: This class is in two parts. Monday & Thursday from 9am to 1pm. The cost is $12 dollars for AARP Members and $14 for Non-Members. Please call 524-4533 to Sign-up. Taking the class gives you a discount on your Auto Insurance, but must be taken every 3 years.

The Fillmore Senior Center along with Piru Center are planning a Day Trip to Pala Casino on Friday, August 13th. The Pala Casino is near Oceanside, Cost is $25 per passenger. Guests are eligible for a $5 in credit from the casino upon arrival. We need 50 passengers to guarantee trip, passengers must be at leas 21 years old. To sign up, contact Andy at 805-521-1554.

 

Many senior citizens in Fillmore are not aware of the BROWN BAG program for residents over 60 with limited income. Every two weeks, Food Share brings an assortment of food for distribution to Fillmore seniors. The items vary each time, but all are nutritious and a great help for those on limited income. If you are interested, stop by the Senior Center and complete an application in advance. The next Brown Bag day will be July 14th. The weekly calendar for the center will show distribution day, so watch for it.

The Brown Bag application requires proof of age and monthly income. A single person can have approximately $1200 a month and $2000 in savings. Details are shown on the application, so stop by the Center and pick up an application. After it is completed and sent for verification, your name will be put on the list for the next Brown Bag day. Seniors should come in now and do the paper work. Seniors are also eligible to stay for the daily noon nutrition meal served for only $3 donation at 11:30. No Senior in Fillmore should be going without proper food, so stop at the Center for more information.

This is another local program using volunteers to make it run. Anyone interested in helping on a regular basis may call the Center 524-4533, for details.

 

Stan Smith has joined the board of directors of the Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Smith was a senior executive with The Farmer’s Insurance Group for more than 33 years. After his wife, Anne, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Smith retired in 2007 to become her caretaker.

“I wanted to join the board of Alzheimer’s because I see it as a tangible way to help fight back against the disease that has afflicted my wife of 39 years,” Smith said. “She was diagnosed four-and-a-half years ago, when she was 54. I also have experience working on both non-profit and for-profit boards, and I thought that I would like to make use of this experience in a way that could possibly help make a difference.”

Smith managed all 18 regional offices for Farmers and served on the board of directors of Farmers Group, Inc., the management company that serves the insurance exchanges.

In 2001, he headed up strategic planning for the insurance giant, working closely with his counterparts in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific region. In his final five years at Farmers, Smith was the executive vice president in charge of Property Casualty Operations. The business wrote about $14 billion annually and his team oversaw the activities of 15,000 people.

Smith has served on the board of directors of The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Since his retirement in 2007, he has kept his hand in board work, serving on the board and the audit committee of Farmers New World Life Insurance Company in Mercer Island, Washington and on the board of regents of Farmers Corporate University in Agoura Hills, which was just named the sixth-ranked learning organization in the world — outranking companies such as Microsoft, GE and McDonalds. In March 2011, Smith will become a member of the board of governors of Farmers, representing auto and home customers.

For more information, visit alz.org/cacentralcoast.

The California Central Coast Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization covering Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 80 percent of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts. The Alzheimer’s Association envisions a world without Alzheimer’s and aims to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

 

AAA Drivers Training Class will be offered again on July 12 & 15th. At the Fillmore Senior Center From 9am to 1. The class is in two parts, Please call 524-4533 to Sign-up. Taking the class gives you a discount on your Auto Insurance, but must be taken every 3 years.

Dr. Hara will be back at the Fillmore Senior Center July 14th. For appointments
Call his Santa Paula Office at 805-525-5415.

Join our Nature Walk with Sara Hanson on Mondays at 8 AM. They meet in the parking lot at the Fillmore Senior Center then go on a guided tour of Fillmore. Sara points out points of interested including history of some of our older buildings.

Food Share Brown Blood along with Pressure and Blood Sugar Check will be at the Fillmore Senior Center on July 14th from 9am – 11am.

The Senior Center is excepting donations of books & magazines with large print in good condition. They can be dropped off at the center anytime Monday thru Friday from 9 am – 12 noon.

Fillmore Senior Center would like to start a class in Line Dancing and Quilting, If you would be willing to teach one of these classes please call Beverly at 524- 4533 so we could discuss the details.

 

The Fillmore Senior Center is checking into THE TREASURE BOX food support program for Fillmore. If there is interest from Fillmore residents, the Center will make arrangements to take orders and distribute the food monthly.

This outreach for families in our community has no age or financial limitations. It is open to anyone with an interest in securing food at reasonable price on a monthly basis. The food would be delivered frozen to the Senior Center with families picking up their order the same day. A Treasure Box is 22-25 lb. box of high quality food. It includes 9-12 lbs. of protein (beef, chicken, etc) vegetables, fruit, side dishes and a dessert for only $30. This box contains enough food to feed a family of four lunch and dinner for almost a week, or an individual for about a month.

Anyone can participate; there are no restrictions or requirements. Food orders are taken ahead of time and $30 paid in advance. The program is very successful in Moorpark and other areas in the County. If you might be interested in participating, or helping with the distribution, call the Senior Center. 524-4533.

If there is enough interest, the project will move along with possible delivery within 2 months. If you wish to find out more about the program, view online at www.thetreasurebox.org. Many churches and civic organizations use this as one of their primary community outreach programs. Everyone can benefit from less expensive, high quality food.

 

The Rotary Club of Fillmore honored six High School seniors with scholarships at a recent meeting. The six seniors were Esteban Casas, Kelsey MacDonald, Kellsie McLain, Lena Stehly, Rebecca Vassaur and Elizabeth Wareham. Each was awarded $1,000 toward their college education.