Televised Public Meetings
The Council on Aging holds televised meetings with guest speakers to discuss matters of interest to seniors. Upcoming meetings: February 6, 2013 David Solie on How to Communicate with Elders Click here to view upcoming speakers. Meetings are open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Boardroom on the third level of the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. They are also available for viewing on TOTV Channel 10 and on the City website. The public is invited to share their opinions during public comments, listen to guest speakers, or announce an event or something monumental in their lives such as a birth of a new grandchild or an anniversary or birthday. If your organization has a special event coming up, come announce it on our program. Call (805) 381-7362 or e-mail, Councilonaging@toaks.org for additional information. Council on Aging also hosts the Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony.
Video links from 2012/2013 meetings:
February 6, 2013 David Solie - How to Say it to Seniors
December 5, 2012 Tee Barr - Brain Fitness
November 7, 2012 Betty Berry, Medicare Changes
October 3, 2012 meeting was on Health clinics in the Conejo featuring the Ventura Public Health Care Agency and UCLA Health
Senior Adult Master Plan (SAMP) - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOU!
This year the Senior Adult Master Plan (SAMP) Implementation Committee will be implementing high priority action steps as approved by City Council [Implementation Plan (Oct. 25, 2012) and Report to City Council]. Members on these implementation teams will be actively working in the community with businesses, service organizations, and senior facilities. Bring your expertise and community interest, and be part of a challenging, first-of-a-kind, leadership opportunity.
City of Thousand Oaks City Council approved the Senior Adult Master Plan that is now in the implementation phase. Those interested in participating in this process should contact email@example.com or call 805-381-7362. Additional information can also be found in the SAMP brochure.
Upcoming SAMP programs:
Conejo Connections Resource Center - Coming 2013 to The Oaks Mall.
Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social
Thousand Oaks is indeed fortunate to have 1,200 senior adult volunteers who contribute their time and energy to aid over 80 non-profit agencies, school and community organizations. Each year, senior adults donate approximately 275,000 volunteer hours, providing much needed support to the Thousand Oaks community.
The City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging (COA) dedicates an event to honor volunteers through its annual Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social. The COA is accepts nominations for “Senior of the Year” from January through March for the previous year. In order to qualify, nominees must be over 60 years of age and have been a resident in Thousand Oaks for three of the past five years. All volunteer service that benefits the community will be considered as accomplishments for the previous year.
If you know of a special person that stands out among the rest, one who has given above and beyond the call of duty assisting senior adults in the community, please encourage the agency they volunteer for to nominate them. Nomination packets are always available. The 2012 Senior of the Year nomination period is now open. The Dinner and awards Ceremony will be held on June 13, 2012 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center. Tickets will be available in May.
Senior Services Directory
The City of Thousand Oaks, Conejo Recreation and Park District, County, State and Federal agencies, non-profit, and for-profit businesses provide a variety of services to Senior Adults in the City of Thousand Oaks. Council on Aging in cooperation with the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) compiles many of these services in a Senior Services Directory which is available in Adobe format Senior Services Directory. Directories are also now available while supplies last in hard copy at the following locations:
- Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks
- Thousand Oaks Library 1401 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks
- Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park
- Calling 805-381-7362 or e-mail Councilonaging@toaks.org
The Council on Aging regularly updates the Senior Services Directory. If your agency is interested in being included in future directory, please e-mail Councilonaging@toaks.org.
The Council on Aging produces a quarterly newsletter with information about upcoming programs and helpful links to services. Check the Senior Buzz out online and let us know what you think.
Other Senior Adult programs provided by the City of Thousand Oaks are:
For more information contact Francine Sprigel, (805) 381-7362 or firstname.lastname@example.org