Nine fun filled days of setting-up, selling & packing up, It takes a lot of volunteers to run a Fireworks Booth. Thank you so much for supporting the senior center. Our heart felt thanks to our Mayor Gayle Washburn & her husband Jeff Washburn, Carmen & John Zermeno, Jean Westling, Jeanne Murray, Sherry Johnson, Carla Browning, Brian Sipes and Brett, Cecilia Burns, Valerie Brinton, Janine Rees, Charlie Alvarez, Larry & Becca Bouligny, Patty & Vince Stehly, Deborah & Jim Galarza, Jim Arellones, Cara, Angie Pagliano, Iris Martin, Neva Picketts. The senior center is kept open by the support of many volunteers.

Due to Cutbacks our Salad Bar will only be every other Tuesday. If you need to mark your calendars start with Tuesday, July 3 then July 17th and so on. We will be serving regular hot lunches Mondays, Tuesday (on the in-between weeks), Wednesdays & Thursdays. No lunch is served on Fridays.
Please, remember to call by 10:30 AM if you plan on having lunch that day.

Low Vision Support group will not meet July or August, we will meet again on September 26th, from 10 to 11:30 AM. Then October 24th. & December 19th.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. This is a great opportunity for those caring for their love ones to step back, take a moment to breath, to share & learn from others going though the same difficult decisions, to unload the frustrations of repeating information and worrying what’s going to happen when your not there to keep an eye on them. Norma Featherston from the Alzheimer’s Association along with Ted Stekkinger volunteer their time to facilitate the group.

The Art Composition Class will "NOT" have a Teacher for the Month of July, any of the students wishing to come in and continue with any of the projects or practice are welcome. The tables will be available.

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
533 Santa Clara Street P.O. Box 335 Fillmore, CA 93015
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
(Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
(Please call by 11:00 if your having lunch)

Thursday July 12th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)

Friday July 13th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)

Monday July 16th 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)

Tuesday July 17th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 -1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
(No Teacher till August)
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Salad Bar
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)

Wednesday July 18th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Lunch

 


 

Fireworks are our “Biggest and Only Fundraiser” to support the Fillmore Senior Center. You can help Support the Senior Center by purchasing your fireworks from us. We are located on the 126 Hwy, across from El Dorado Mobile Home Park ( 250 E. Telegraph Rd.)
Due to Cutbacks our Salad Bar will only be every other Tuesday. If you need to mark your calendars start with Tuesday, July 3 then July 17th and so on. We will be serving regular hot lunches Mondays, Tuesday (on the in-between weeks), Wednesdays & Thursdays. No lunch is served on Fridays.
Please, remember to call by 11:00 AM if you plan on having lunch that day.
Low Vision Support group will not meet July or August, we will meet again on September 26th, from 10 to 11:30 AM. Then October 24th. & December 19th. Living with limited vision can be a challenge, but it need not be a barrier to living a fulfilling life. Low Vision Rehabilitation specialist can show you other services that may help you perform tasks more easily such as Kitchen confidence, grocery shopping, organizing your household. Tools to manage finances, Tips and resources for traveling, Tapping into your creative side, Personal care and grooming, How to get from here to there and back, staying connected to friends & family through computers and using special reading machines available thru the Braille Institute.

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
533 Santa Clara Street P.O. Box 335 Fillmore, CA 93015
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
(Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
(Please call by 11:00 if your having lunch)
Thursday’s June 28th. & July 5th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Friday’s June 29th. & July 6th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Monday’s July 2nd. & July 9 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Tuesday’s July 3rd. & 10th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 -1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class/No Teacher
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Salad Bar on July 3rd
“NOT” on the July 10th Hot meals only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s July 4th. & July 11th. 2012
We are Closed on the 4th of July
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Lunch

 


 
July 27

VENTURA, CA - SCAN Health Plan has partnered with Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and Grey Law of Ventura County Inc. to offer a free legal workshop for seniors. The program, Legal Information for Elders (LIFE), will be held on Friday, July 27, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at SCAN Senior Resource Center, 1001 Partridge Dr., #200, in Ventura.

The workshop will cover topics of importance to seniors, including:
recognizing your legal needs, grandchildren and legal relationships, housing disputes, communication and overcoming conflicts, hiring legal professionals, when you need the courts, and understanding legal terms.

"There can be great peace of mind in knowing your legal options," said Steve Lehman, MBA, MPH, manager of the SCAN Senior Resource Center. "As a health plan committed to healthy, independent aging, we are pleased to be a partner in bringing this helpful resource to local seniors."

The workshop is free to seniors 60 years and older. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, call SCAN Senior Resource Center at 805-658-0365.

 


 

Fireworks are our “Biggest and Only Fundraiser” to support the Fillmore Senior Center. We do need volunteers to work in the booth if your interested please give us a call 524-4533 or come in and sign up.
The Fillmore Senior Center is preparing to start their new fiscal year July 1, 2012 with no funding from the Fillmore Redevelopment Agency, or the City of Fillmore. Some of the items that the Senior Center would appreciate donations of would be Printer cartridges for our printers. The cartridge #’s we use in the office are, HP Color LaserJet CB540A (Black); CB541A (cyan); CB543A (Magenta); CB542A (Yellow). They run around $70 dollars each. We also use HP45 Black & HP78 Color in the computer room. And in our back-up printer we use HP88XL / C9396A Black; HP88 / C9388A Yellow; HP88 / C9387A Magenta, HP88XL / C9391A Cyan. We are also looking for a “Copy” Machine, should some company have one they are not using any more. But is still is great working condition, give us a call 524-4533
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. Designed to provide; emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The group encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia.
Book Club will be discussing “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchet on Friday July 20th. at 10:30 Recommended Reading for this month is “Tattoos on the Heart” by Gregory Boyle. This is a must read! Tattoos on the Heart, is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his twenty years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s wonderful, hard-earned wisdom. Inspired by faith but applicable to anyone trying to be good, these personal, unflinching stories are full of surprising revelations and observations of the community in which Boyle works and of the many lives he has helped save. New readers are always welcome. Come make some new friends, have a cup of Coffee or Tea & a Starbucks sweet roll.
Low Vision Support group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 AM. June 27th is our next meeting. Living with limited vision can be a challenge, but it need not be a barrier to living a fulfilling life. Low Vision Rehabilitation specialist can show you other services that may help you perform tasks more easily such as Kitchen confidence, grocery shopping, organizing your household. Tools to manage finances, Tips and resources for traveling, Tapping into your creative side, Personal care and grooming, How to get from here to there and back, staying connected to friends & family through computers and using special reading machines available thru the Braille Institute.

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
(Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
(Please call by 11:00 if your having lunch)
Thursday’s June 21th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Friday’s June 22nd. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
10:30 Book Club
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Monday’s June 25th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Tuesday’s June 26th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 -1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
1:00 – 3:00 Gourd Class
Wednesday’s June 27th, 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Lunch

 


 

Fireworks are our “Biggest and Only Fundraiser” to support the Fillmore Senior Center. We do need volunteers to work in the booth if your interested please give us a call 524-4533 or come in & sign up.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group Monday, June 11, 2012. Designed to provide; emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The group encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia. The Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.
Life Stories, Myth, and the Imagination has been rescheduled due to conflicting schedules. The new date is Tuesday, September 11th. Instructed by, Valerie Brinton, MA on Tuesdays from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. What does this class is all about: How do our life experiences relate to myths and stories from other times and places? How does our creative imagination make it possible to discover new understandings each time we revisit a memory, or a life event? We will explore this intersection of myth, memory and imagination which will bring ease and joy to the writing and sharing (or not) of our “Life stories”. Come and explore your own growing legacy.
AARP Driver Safety Class: Consists of two days, 4 hours each, required too get your completion certificate to get a discount on your Auto Insurance. The class is set for June 4th part 1 & June 7 part 2, from 9-1pm. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call 524-4533 by June 3 and let us know your coming.
Book Club will be discussing “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham on Friday June 15th. at 10:30 New readers are always welcome. Come make some new friends, have a cup of Coffee or Tea & a Starbucks sweet roll. Recommended Reading for this month is “The Order of Things” by Lynn Hinton.
New Gourd Class will start June 5th.. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost of the class is a $2.00 Donation per class. The ancients used various methods to burn designs into gourd surfaces. Some used metal spear tips heated over a flame. Others applied various acids and then held the gourd over a flame. Today all you need is a hobbyist's wood-burning pen. This is a great opportunity to see if this would be a great hobby for you, We have Gourds, paint and the tools needed to get you started. Interested? please call us and let us know. 524-4533

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
(Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
(Please call by 11:00 if your having lunch)
Thursday’s May 31th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Friday’s June 1st. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Monday’s June 4th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
9:00-1pm AARP Drivers Safety Class
(part 1 of 2)
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Tuesday’s June 5th. 2012
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s June 6th, 2012
9:00- 5 Dr. Hara (Computer room Closed)
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
11:30 Lunch

 


 

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, an estimated 100,000 older adults will participate in local fitness activities throughout the country as part of the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (NSHFD), the nation's largest health event for older adults.

During Senior Health & Fitness Day the Ventura Family YMCA will open its doors for free to all seniors and will offer fitness activities, seminars, and provide an opportunity for seniors to connect directly with more than 20 local senior service providers.

Programs will range from small group exercise classes to walking tours, health fair and wellness seminar. Most programs include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as information about senior subjects.

"Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate," says Rich Gross, YMCA Health and Wellness Director. "Our goals for Senior Day are to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults, and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered at the Y."

Senior Health and Fitness Day is sponsored by the Ventura Townehouse, The Palms at Bonaventure and NOVA. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, please contact Brie Frank at 805 642 2131 ext. 12 or email brie.frank@ciymca.org. Event agenda and details can be found by visiting ciymca.org/ventura.

About the Ventura Family Y
The Ventura Family YMCA serves over 20,000 individuals annually through facility memberships, before & after school childcare, day & resident camps, youth sports, swim lessons, teen programs, and many more healthy lifestyles and community enriching programs throughout Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai, Santa Paula, and Saticoy. Through the Open Doors program the YMCA ensures that no one is ever turned away due to their inability to pay and facility memberships without contracts or join fees makes the Ventura Family YMCA accessible to everyone. The Ventura Family YMCA is located at 3760 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. log on to ciymca.org/ventura

 


 

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, June 11th. will be the next Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting. The Support group meets regularly on the 2nd & 4th, Monday of the month, from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. With a facilitator to help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The group encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia.

Life Stories, Myth, and the Imagination has been rescheduled due to conflicting schedules. The new date is Tuesday, September 11th. Instructed by, Valerie Brinton, MA on Tuesdays from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. What does this class is all about: How do our life experiences relate to myths and stories from other times and places? How does our creative imagination make it possible to discover new understandings each time we revisit a memory, or a life event? We will explore this intersection of myth, memory and imagination which will bring ease and joy to the writing and sharing (or not) of our “Life stories”. Come and explore your own growing legacy.

AARP Driver Safety Class: Consists of two days, 4 hours each, required too get your completion certificate to get a discount on your Auto Insurance. The class is set for June 4th & June 7, from 9-1pm. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. It’s surprising how many rules we have actually forgotten and just gotten away with. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call by June 1 and let us know your coming 524-4533
Book Club will be discussing “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham on Friday June 15th. At 10:30 New readers are always welcome. Come make some new friends, have a cup of Coffee or Tea & a Starbucks sweet roll. Recommended Reading for this month is “The Order of Things” by Lynn Hinton.

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
( Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
Thursday’s May 24th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong
Friday’s May 25 th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong
Monday’s May 28th. 2012
Closed Today Memorial Day
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong
Tuesday’s May 29th. 2012
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Ping Pong
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s May 30th, 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong
11:30 Lunch

 

Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will hold the following Joint Replacement Class to prepare you for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Home preparation, exercises and rehabilitation information will be discussed. Open to the public and free of charge, the class is held: First Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 am @ Cypress Place, 1st floor private dining room, 1200 Cypress Point Lane, Ventura, RSVP Diana Davis @ 642-0239 x 739

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group begins Monday May 14, 2012. from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. With a facilitator to help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The group encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia.
Our next Casino Trip is to Harrah’s in San Diego on Sunday May 20th. Your cost is $25. So get you reservations in early! This is a one day trip, leaving the Fillmore Senior Center at 7:30 A.M. Returning at 6:30 P.M. Casino Perks are $20 Free Play, Plus $10 additional for new people & Put $20 in machine = 25 points, equals a “Free Lunch” for New Club Members. If interested call 524-4533
New Class starting June 5th. Life Stories, Myth, and the Imagination. How do our life experiences relate to myths and stories from other times and places? How does our creative imagination make it possible to discover new understandings each time we revisit a memory, or a life event? We will explore this intersection of myth, memory and imagination which will bring ease and joy to the writing and sharing (or not) of our “Life stories”. Come and explore your own growing legacy. Instructed by, Valerie Brinton, MA on Tuesdays from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
AARP Driver Safety Class June 4th & June 7, from 9-1pm The two, 4-hour classes are sponsored by AARP. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. It’s surprising how many rules we have actually forgotten and just gotten away with. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call by June 1 and let us know your coming 524-4533

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (http://www.fillmoreca.com
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
( Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
Thursday’s May 10th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong
Friday’s May 11 th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorcize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 “NO” Lunch on Friday’s
11:30 Ping Pong
Monday’s May 14th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
9:00 Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Support Group
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
11:30 Ping Pong
Tuesday’s May 15th. 2012
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Ping Pong
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s May 16th, 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Ping Pong
11:30 Lunch

 

VENTURA, CA - Senior adults are invited to participate in a discussion about two newly funded grants that will impact the health of all residents of the city of Ventura - on Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. at Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue. A healthy lunch will be provided by SCAN Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente. Seating is limited. Call 648-3035 to register.

Ventura County Public Health was awarded a CDC Community Transformation grant to collaboratively address the issue of chronic disease-related health disparities in the county. The project will help transform Ventura County communities by identifying opportunities for active and tobacco-free living as well as increasing access to healthy eating and quality clinical preventive services.

In addition, a grant was awarded to West Ventura to conduct a large-scale community event engaging healthy eating and active living, after school/home programs, encouraging more fruits and vegetables, and certification of health-promoting area restaurants.

"Seniors who want to CONTINUED »

 
Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D.
Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D.

Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D., William Vasquez and Steve Lew have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter.

Kosik is a nationally known leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research and co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He serves as executive medical director of the Cottage Center for Cognitive Fitness. Kosik is the co-author of “The Alzheimer’s Solution: How Today’s Care is Failing Millions and How We Can Do Better,” published by Prometheus Press, and the winner of numerous research and science awards.

Vasquez is CEO of Santa Barbara-based Vasquez Media Group, which does business primarily with Fortune 500 companies and their ad agencies, with a focus on collaborative publishing in national print and digital media programs. His roster of advertising and marketing clients has included the NFL Players Association, Sony Music and Universal Music, among many others.

Lew retired from Universal Studios in 2000 after a career with MCA/Universal spanning more than 25 years in executive and senior management positions including EVP Yosemite Park & Curry Company, president and COO Universal Studios Hollywood, president and CEO Universal Studios Florida (Orlando), and senior VP, Universal Studios, Inc.

The California Central Coast Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization serving four counties in California: Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern and San Luis Obispo. 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.

 

VENTURA, CA - The Bonaventure, an independent senior retirement community located at 10949 Telegraph Road in Ventura, is hosting a three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration from May 4-6.

The celebration includes a virgin margarita happy hour on May 4 at 4 p.m., a Cinco de Mayo festival on May 5 at 12:30 p.m., and a nacho bar on May 6 at 12:30 p.m. Admission to each event is free.

Who: The Bonaventure independent senior retirement community
What: Cinco de Mayo celebration
When: May 4-6
Where: The Bonaventure, located at 10949 Telegraph Road in Ventura

For more details, please call The Bonaventure at 805-671-9700.

ABOUT HOLIDAY RETIREMENT
Based in Lake Oswego, Ore., Holiday Retirement founded the concept of independent senior retirement communities in 1971 and is the largest provider in the United States today. The company owns and operates more than 300 communities throughout North America. In one all-inclusive month-to-month rent, residents receive chef-prepared meals daily, 24/7 live-in managers, housekeeping and transportation services, complimentary stays at other Holiday communities, and more. For more information, please call 805-671-9700 or visit www.holidaytouch.com.

 

VENTURA, CA - Come learn that you really can take a few squiggly lines and draw an impressive picture! "Art for Seniors" is a four-week class that begins Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. at the SCAN Senior Resource Center, 1001 Partridge Dr., Suite 200, in Ventura.

Participants choose their own medium - crayons, markers, water colors or colored pencils. Basic drawing skills will be taught, along with some perspective in a fun atmosphere. There is a $20 supply fee payable directly to the instructor. Call 805-658-0365 to register.

 

The Savvy Care Giver Support Group. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. The Fillmore Senior Centers will be starting a Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support group beginning Monday May 14, 2012 at 9:A.M.. From then on the support group will meet on the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. To Join the support group or request placing your name on a list to attend another “Savvy Care Giver Class” please call 805-524-4533 .
AARP Driver Safety Class April 16 & April 19. from 9-1pm The two, 4-hour classes are sponsored by AARP. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. It’s surprising how many rules we have actually forgotten and just gotten away with. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call and let us know your coming 524-4533
Sketching Class is being taught by Virginia Neuman, a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, London, She is currently teaching a drawing class every Monday morning at 10 A.M. here at the Fillmore Senior Center. She is taking her students through the basics of drawing: covering shading, perspective, how to observe and composition, among other things. Her goal is for her students to eventually be comfortable in drawing anything they wish on their own, and be happy with the results. New students to the class. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of out own Fillmore Artist, with out having to travel 20 miles to a College.
Care to Donate a Ping Pong Table ? If anyone has a ping pong table (preferably with wheels, & folds up) If it’s just taking up space. We would love to have one at the Senior Center. And, while were asking, how about a Pool Table! Give us a call 524-4533.

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone 524-4533
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
( Compliments of Starbucks & Super A)
*Depending on availability the Computer Room is open to Seniors
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
Thursday’s April 12th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
10:30 Women’s WII Bowling
Friday’s April 13th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorsize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 No Lunch on Friday
Saturday/Sunday April 14 & 15th
Fillmore’s Annual Flower Show
Open to the public
1:00pm -4:00pm
Monday’s April 16th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
9:00 Dementia Support Group
10:00 Sketching Class
10:00 Computer Tutor by appointment only
10:30 Seniorcize Class
Tuesday’s April 17th. 2012
NO TAXES HERE TODAY
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s April 18th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Lunch

 
Pageant seeks to put seniors in spotlight

Conejo Valley, CA – The Ms. Senior California Pageant is conducting a search to find contestants in the Ventura County area for the third preliminary pageant in May 2012. The two top contestants will advance to the State Pageant to compete for the title of Ms. Senior California in August.

The Pageant is open to women who have reached the “age of elegance” – 60 and up. The Pageant seeks to elevate elegant senior women and allow them to get the recognition they deserve. Pageant competition is based on an interview, an evening gown presentation, sharing of a philosophy of life, and talent.

All interested contestants can contact Ventura Pageant Director, Susan Cashman at (818) 883-8975, or email at stcash@earthlink.net. The Pageant will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. It will be held at The Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks CA, 91362. Applications must be submitted and approved by April 14.

In honoring “America’s greatest generation,” the Pageant is hosting seven regional preliminary pageants around California, with the Ventura County area being the fourth stop. The top two finalists from each preliminary pageant will advance to the State Pageant in August for the title of Ms. Senior California. In addition, Ms. Senior California will go, all expenses paid, to participate in the October 2012 Ms. Senior America Pageant.

Reigning Ms. Senior California, Norma Morein from Long Beach, went on to win Third Runner Up at the 2011 Ms. Senior America Pageant. A former educator and business owner, Norma spends her time assisting families and seniors in completing oft-neglected tasks – making their days easier and less complicated. She has used her platform as Ms. Senior California to bring “attention to the resources, skills, knowledge, talents, and experience that the millions of seniors in this country possess.”

All contestants are also invited to become a member of the Cameo Club and to perform in the “Silver Girls Entertainment Troupe.” Through traveling around to large and small venues alike, the goal of the Troupe is to bring joy and happiness to their audience. Since 2001, the Troupe has performed at over 50 events each year.

Since 1972, the Ms. Senior America – as well as all state chapters – has held to the philosophy that seniors are the foundation of America and should be considered its most valuable treasure. They believe that through their knowledge, experience, and resources, the younger generations of America have the opportunity to build a better society. For more information on the Ms. Senior California Program, please visit the Pageant website, www.mssrcalifornia.com.

Ms. Senior California of America, Inc. was established as a non-profit corporation in 2010 and is affiliated with Ms. Senior America, Inc., founded in 1971. The Ms. Senior California Pageant is now the largest senior pageant program in the nation.

 
Hope Goss, breast cancer survivor and Gold Dust Gala honoree.
Hope Goss, breast cancer survivor and Gold Dust Gala honoree.

Camarillo, CA - Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s annual Gold Dust Gala is honoring “The Women We Love” – mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and friends – the women who help shape and impact lives in a profound way.

This year, The Gold Dust Gala will be held on Saturday, May 12, in Camarillo at the Serra Center at 5205 Upland Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for Silent Auction bidding, cocktails, raffle and tribute tree. A dinner featuring Command Performance’s Classic California Cuisine will be followed by the dance-inspiring music of “Platinum Groove.”

Tickets and sponsorship packages may be purchased on line at www.golddustgala.org or call the Foundation Office at 805.667.2881.

For over two decades, the Gold Dust Gala has annually raised funds and awareness for the Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program, which offers breast and cervical cancer screenings to women living in Ventura County who are unable to pay due to lack of insurance or are under-insured.

In 2011, the Healthy Women’s Program assisted hundreds of women, specifically offering breast cancer education, screenings, and treatment, as well as with cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations. .

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

 

The Savvy Care Giver Class was a terrific success. Everyone enjoyed the class and thought it was very helpful. We are now starting a Caregiver Support Group. Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Call us and let us know if you would like us to repeat the “Savvy Care Giver” class for those who missed out, If there is enough interest, we will schedule another session. 524-4533 To Join the support group call 555-555-5555 or 1-800-272-3900 or visit us at alz.org. The Fillmore Senior Centers Support group is scheduled for the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. Beginning May 14, 2012 Phone Contact: Norma Featherston Alzheimer’s Association, Ventura Regional Office (805) 484-6028
AARP Driver Safety Class April 16 & April 19. from 9-1pm The two, 4-hour classes are sponsored by AARP. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. It’s surprising how many rules we have actually forgotten and just gotten away with. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call and let us know your coming 524-4533
Last Chance to get your Taxes done here at the Senior Center. Federal and State Income Taxes, For Seniors & Low income. Starting at 9AM the last client will be at 12:00. This is first come first served. (No Appointments) Please remember to bring your copy of the 2010 tax return and your Social Security card. You might want to bring a book or you can watch TV while waiting for your turn. Call the center if this day is inconvenient, we have a list of alternative locations & times available 524-4533
WII Bowling, Where are the Men and Women who love to bowl? We have two Wii Bowling games, just waiting for more bowlers. Thursday’s at 10:30 are for Women, and Friday’s at 10:30 for Men or Co-Ed. It’s Free, just come and get some fun exercise and make some new friends.
Care to Donate a Ping Pong Table ? If anyone has a ping pong table (preferably with wheels, & folds up) If it’s just taking up space. We would love to have one at the Senior Center. And, while were asking, how about a Pool Table! Give us a call 524-4533

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone 524-4533
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
( Compliments of Starbucks & Super A)
*Depending on availability the Computer Room is open to Seniors
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
Thursday’s April 5th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 Watercolor Class
10:30 Women’s WII Bowling
Friday’s April 6th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorsize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 No Lunch on Friday
Monday’s April 9th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
9:00 Dementia Support Group
10:00 Sketching Class
10:00 Computer Tutor by appointment only
10:30 Seniorcize Class
Tuesday’s April 10th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:00 - 12:00 AARP Taxes “Last chance”
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
1:00 -3:00 Gourd Class
Wednesday’s April 11th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Lunch

 

The Camarillo Police Department will be hosting a Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class.

The Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class is a cooperative effort between the Camarillo Health Care District, Camarillo Police Department, Department of Motor Vehicles, and senior drivers.

In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class is designed to help senior drivers understand how age related issues could affect a person’s ability to drive safely. The Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class will offer lecture on issues related to senior citizen drivers, advice on how to be a safer driver, information for caregivers, alternate forms of transportation and community resources available to seniors. Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of senior-related injuries and deaths due to traffic collisions.

Interested senior drivers and caregivers are asked to call Deputy Mark Bastiaans at 805-388-5128 for more information about the class.

For reservations, call MaryGay San Jose with the Camarillo Police Department Community Resource Unit at 805-388-5155. Space is limited to 30 senior drivers. There is no charge to attend the program.

Nature of Incident: Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class
Location: Camarillo Police Station
3701 E. Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Traffic Bureau
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Deputy Mark Bastiaans
Media Release Date: March 29, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Mark Bastiaans
Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo

 

It’s never too late to exercise! The best way to remain healthy and independent as you age is to keep active and exercise! That’s why Fillmore Senior Center offers the popular “Adults In Motion”, Seniorsize Class
Seniorsize is designed for ages 55 and above. Classes meet twice weekly for an hour. Exercises are done sitting or standing next to a chair. With stretching exercise & using light weights participants will improve balance, reducing risk of falls, gain muscle strength and energy. Overall better health is achieved with increased range of motion, osteoporosis prevention and making new friends!

New Class starts: April 1st and runs through May 18th. It’s a 7 week class, meeting twice a week, Monday at 10:30 AM and again on Friday at 9:30 AM. The cost is $28.00 for the session. Everyone’s Welcome! Instructor Jaci Gutierrez will inspire and guide you to a better you! The Seniorsize class is very popular. To register Call the Fillmore Senior Center at 524-4533

Check our web page at http://www.fillmoreca.com Look for the picture of the Senior Center on the left for a schedule of all future classes.

 

AARP Driver Safety Class April 16 & April 19. from 9-1pm The two, 4-hour classes are sponsored by AARP. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. This is especially handy if your drivers license is about to expire and you might have to take the written test again. It’s surprising how many rules we have actually forgotten and just gotten away with. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. A completed registration form is required for participation. Please, call and let us know your coming 524-4533
Only “TWO” Weeks left to get your Taxes done here at the Senior Center. Federal and State Income Taxes, For Seniors & Low income. Every Tuesdays at the Fillmore Senior Center, through April 10th. Starting at 9AM the last client will be at 12:00. This is first come first served. (No Appointments) Please remember to bring your copy of the 2010 tax return and your Social Security card. You might want to bring a book or you can watch TV while waiting for your turn. Call the center if this day is inconvenient, we have a list of alternative locations & times available 524-4533
WII Bowling, Where are the Men and Women who love to bowl, We have two Wii Bowling games, just waiting for more bowlers. Thursday’s at 10:30 are for Women, and Friday’s at 10:30 for Men or Co-Ed. There’s no fee, just come and get some fun exercise and make some new friends.
Alzheimer’s Savvy Care Giver Class (Part 3) will be March 29th, If you missed out on this three part class, you really missed out on a great class. Everyone enjoyed the class and thought it was very helpful. Call us and let us know if you would like us to repeat the class. If there is enough interest, we will schedule another session. 524-4533
Care to Donate a Ping Pong Table? If anyone has a ping pong table (preferably with wheels, & folds up) and it’s just taking up space, We would love to have one at the Senior Center. Give is a call 524-4533

FILLMORE SENIOR CENTER
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone 524-4533
Daily
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
( Compliments of Starbucks & Super A)
*Depending on availability the Computer Room is open to Seniors
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
Thursday’s March 29th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
9:00 -12 Savy Care Giver Class, part 2
10:00 Watercolor Class
10:30 Women’s WII Bowling
Friday’s March 30th. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:30 Seniorsize Class
10:00 Busy Hands
10:30 Co-Ed Wii Bowling
11:30 No Lunch on Friday
Monday’s April 2nd. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:00 Computer Tutor by appointment only
10:30 New Seniorcize Class starts
1:00 Board Meeting
Tuesday’s April 3rd. 2012
8:30 Open Computer Room
9:00 - 12:00 AARP Taxes
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
11:30 Salad Bar Only
(Seniors $3.00 / Non Seniors $5.00 Donation)
Wednesday’s April 4th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:30 - 5 pm Dr. Hara
9:15 -10:15 Zumba Gold
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Lunch