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About this guide
Caregiver
Bill of Rights
I have the right to:
Take care of myself.
This is not an act of
selfishness. It will give me
the capability of taking
better care of my relative.
Seek help from others
even though my relative
may object. I recognize
the limits of my own
endurance and strength.
Maintain facets of
my own life that do not
include the person I care
for, just as I would if s/he
were healthy.
Get angry, be
depressed, and to express
other difficult feelings
occasionally.
Reject any attempt by
my relative to manipulate
me through guilt, anger,
or depression.
Receive consideration,
affection, forgiveness, and
acceptance for what I do
for my loved for as long
as I offer these qualities in
return.
Take pride in what I
am accomplishing and to
applaud the courage it has
sometimes taken to meet
the needs of my relative.
Protect my
individuality and my right
to make a life for myself
that will sustain me in the
time when my relative no
longer needs my full-time
help.
Excerpted fromCaregiving:
Helping an Aging Loved One
Home care providers, unsung heros
W
hat do you do when your elderly parents
insist on living in their home. No matter
howyoung at heart they might be, there
often are times when more supervision
is needed. Preparing
meals, housekeeping,
a trip to the grocery
story and sometimes
even personal care and
upkeep. Their adult
children can feel guilty
and overwhelmed
like they arent doing
enough.
More of the elderly
are insisting in living at home. But you need not
worry, home care providers can ease the burden
on the family and provide a friendly smile and
companionship to those who are in need.
Demand is increasing for home care professionals
since the population of older people are living longer
and at home.
Among caregivers and those who are in need
of the service, its hard to find someone who doesnt
have a story to tell, said Kris Faupel, marketing
director of Trova Home
Care. They either have
been through it or know
someone who has.
Home care providers
offer medical and
nonmedical care. Many
organizations like
franchisees with Trova
Home Care only provide
nonmedical caregivers
with basic companionship, light housekeeping and
personal care. They can be hired for a couple of hours
a day to make sure a proper breakfast is eaten,
the house is straightened up and perhaps make sure
Please see HOME CARE on 14
Hello Everyone:
In this day and age of the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, instant message and information overload, it is hard
to decipher what is good and bad information. Many questions arise about the value of the information that
is being presented. That is why we at the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA), in order to bring to
you the best information available, have collaborated with the Ventura County Star to bring together for you,
under one roof, information regarding senior resources. The Eldercare guide is a resource directory that gathers
together agencies and services that aid seniors in Ventura County.
We believe that this directory will be of value to all seniors, caregivers, friends and families. The great thing
about this guide is that it is available in hard copy and on the Web, but most of all, it is free. We, at the VCAAA,
believe that in this day and age of cut backs, collaboration is the most efficient and effective way of bringing
you good resources at the fraction of the cost.
I hope you find this directory of value. We, at the VCAAA, seek to be of help to you in the best way possible.
We are your focal point for all senior resources and our Information Specialist at the VCAAA is available to
help when you need to make important decisions. Please call us. We are here to help To Serve. To Guide. To
Envision.
Victoria Jump, Director
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
To contact the Ventura County Area Agency on Agings Information and Assistant Specialist,
call (805) 477-7300 or on the Web, at http://aaa.countyofventura.org.
This guide serves as a
comprehensive source of
information for senior issues in
Ventura County. The directory
is aimed at people responsible
for care of the elderly as well
as the elderly themselves.
Caregivers and seniors can use
this resource to find the best in
care, services and community
programs. Some are free and
others charge a fee. Please ask.
Eldercare
A resource guide for
services in Ventura County.
6 Caregiving
Adult Daycare Case Management Home Health Care Services
In Home Services Respite and Caregiver Support Services
10 Civic & Consumer Organizations
Advocacy Groups Disability Services Disaster Services
Education Employment Training HICAP Counseling
Information & Assistance Senior Centers Volunteer Opportunities
16 End of Life Issues
Bereavement Services Financial Assistance Funeral Services
Hospice Care Memorial Markers
20 Health Services
Audiologists / Hearing Aids Dentists General Health Services
Hospitals Medical Clinics Medical Equipment
Mental Health Resources Nurse Practitioner Optometry
Orthopedic Footwear Pharmacies & Drug Stores
Physical Therapists Physicians Psychologists Podiatry
Radiation Oncology Radiology Services Rehabilitation Services
Skilled Nursing Facilities Vascular Surgeons
28 Housing
Alzheimers / Dementia Facilities Assisted Living
Care Homes Home Modification Home Rehabilitation
Homeless Persons Resources Housing Authorities
Independent Living Resources Mortgage Bankers
Moving Companies Placement / Referral Services
Real Estate Agents Subsidized Housing
36 Financial, Insurance & Legal
Attorneys Elder Abuse Estate & Property Attorneys
Financial / Investment Services Health Insurance Assistance
Legal Assistance Longterm Care Insurance
40 Getting Around
Emergency Medical Fixed Routes Non-Emergency Medical
Senior / Disabled Other
43 Nutrition Resources
Food Banks CalFRESH ProgramCongregate (Group) Meals
Home Delivered Meals Meals on Wheels Nutrition Counseling
45 Support Groups
47 Active Living
Education Employment Training Libraries Recreation
Theater & Entertainment Travel
Table of Contents
Page Designer / Editors:
Amy Stroba,
John T. Garcia,
Jeremy Zeller
AdvertisingVP: Stephanie Boggins
Online Director: Bruce McLean
Niche Director: Michael Hoffman
Published by
Ventura County Star
P.O. Box 6006
Camarillo, CA 93011
(805) 437-0367
For distribution and advertising
information, call (805) 437-0367.
www.VenturaCountyEldercare.com
Every attempt has been made to ensure
that the listings provided here are accurate
and useful. To update a listing or to request
a listing for the 20012-2013 guide, please
phone (805) 437-0367 or send email to
Amy Stroba at astroba@VCStar.com.
In this
section
Adult Daycare
Case Management
Home Healthcare
Services
In Home Services
Respite and Caregiver
Support
A
s our parents or loved ones age, we find
ourselves dealing with unfamiliar issues
and problems. How do I get my parents
to stop driving? What transportation is
available for them? How can I monitor
their medications? When should I
talk to their doctors? What legal issues should I
consider? Or financial issues? And what resources
are available to provide help in their home?
A range of public and private agencies are
available to help caregivers throughout Ventura
County. They range from case management and
care planning agencies to specialized service
agencies like adult day care and respite services.
Adult day care offers supervised care for
dependent adults for a portion of the day,
including social and recreational activities.
Respite care and Caregiver support is there
when you need a break from caring for your elderly
loved one. It can provide a few hours or days away
from daily caregiving responsibilities. Enough for
you to recharge.
Caregiving
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nonprofit agency.
Adult Day Care
Adult Daycare is designed
to provide personal care for
dependent adults in a supervised
group setting during some portion
of the day. Services typically include
social and recreational activities and
meals. Agencies in this category
offer a social model of day care.
Advanced Day
Health Care
Adult Day Health Care
2315 Kuehner Drive, Suite 121
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 526-7629
All City Caregivers
21900 Burbank Blvd. 3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(805) 383-6814
(818) 359-2966
http://www.allcitycaregivers.
com
Among Friends
Adult Day Health Care
851 South A St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7244
Bethel African
Methodist Episcopal
Church Helen Kelly
Adult Day Care Center
855 South F St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-6477
Club Camarillo/
Club Ponderosa
Camarillo Health Care District
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952, ext. 111
http://www.camhealth.com/
adultDaySupport.htm
Help of Ojai
Oak Tree House
111 W. Santa Ana St.
Ojai, CA 93024
(805) 646-0161
http://www.helpofojai.org
MilleniumADHC
Adult Day Health Care
2150 Winifred St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-0859
Moran Manor
Senior Day Care Center
1690 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-5000
Oceanview
Adult Day Care
575 East Surfside Drive
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-4818
http://www.oceanviewinfo.com
Oxnard Family
Circle ADHC
Adult Day Health Care
5000 South C St.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-4180
http://www.oxnardfamilycircle.
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Senior Concerns
Adult Day Program
401 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-0189
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
Ventura County ADHC
Adult Day Health Care
1700 N. Lombard St.
Suite 150, Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 278-4321
http://www.vcadhc.com
Case
Management
Case Management programs
arrange for, and monitor the use of
community services to help the frail
elderly, and/or disabled to avoid
or delay institutional placement
while fostering independent living.
These services are offered by
public, nonprofit (some eligibility
requirements apply), and for-profit
agencies. (provided for by a fee).
Care Management
fromthe Heart
1834 Ramona Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 384-5410
(866) 942-6384
E-mail: goldiemb1@verizon.net
Catholic Charities
O.A.S.I.S.
Older Adults Services
& Intervention System
2532 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-2083
Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389 6870 ext. 11
www.camarillohospice.org
Comfort Keepers
325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 150
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9900
(805) 658-2600
http://www.comfortkeepers.com
Darancare Corp.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-0728
(888) 433-3335
http://www.darancare.com
Integrity Care
Managing
4713 Loma Vista Road
Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 276-2776
http://www.
integritycaremanaging.com
LivHome
223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 315
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(866) 373-1466
http://www.livhome.com
Medical Maze
Solutions
2112 Eastman Ave.
Suite 112, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-1178
http://www.medmaze.com
National Association
of Professional Geriatric
Care Managers
3275 West Ina Road, Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 881-8008
http://www.caremanager.org
Paraclete
Eldercare Services
250 Camino Cortina
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-2691
http://www.paracleteldercare.
com
Personal Parent Care
371 Mobil Ave., Suite 1
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-0997
http://www.personalparentcare.
com
Care Management
Services
Senior Concerns
401 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-0189
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
Multipurpose Senior
Services Program
Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7300
(800) 510-2020
http://aaa.countyofventura.org
Tender Home Care
1860 Eastman Ave., Suite 106
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 850-0225
http://www.tenderhome.net
Home Health
Care Services
The agencies listed provide
a wide range of health and
social services in the home,
from nursing care to light
housekeeping and errands.
These can include services
including nursing and
therapeutic treatments as
well as nonskilled services
like assistance with bathing,
dressing and eating.
All City Caregivers
21900 Burbank Blvd. 3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(805) 383-6814
(818) 359-2966
http://www.allcitycaregivers.
com
AAAWarman Agency
160 Sandra Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 376-2545
(800) 840-9616
http://www.aaawarman.com/
index.aspx
Able Body Homecare
290 Maple Court, Suite 148
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 339-9204
http://www.ablebodyhomecare.
com
Assisted Health
Care Services
http://www.assisted1.com
2140 Eastman Ave., Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 677-2100
468 Pennsfield Place, Suite 110
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-9988
Camarillo Health
Care District Lifeline
of Ventura County
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388 1952 ext. 132
http://www.camhealth.com
Danas Housekeeping
Personnel Service
6900 Canby Ave,. Suite 102
Reseda, CA91335
(805) 389-0568
http://www.danashousekeeping.
com
Darancare Corp.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D & C
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-0728
(888) 433-3335
http://www.darancare.com
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203 Arundell Circle
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 850-5705
http://www.heartandsoulweb.
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Help Unlimited
Home Care
1767 Goodyear Ave.
Suite 104, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 289-9999
(800) 559-0059
http://www.helpunlimited.com
Home Helpers
180 Sundown Road, Suite A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 777-8111
(888) 903-8111
http://howmaywehelp.net
Home Instead
Senior Care
1720 Los Angeles Ave., Suite H
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 577-0926
(800) 473-6467
http://www.homeinstead.
com/156/default.aspx
InYour Home Care
1880 Goodyear Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 204-1222
(866) 658-3350
http://www.inyourhome-care.
com
In-Home Assistance
1932 Eastman Ave., Suite 102
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-2785
(800) 830-2785
http://www.inhomeassistance.
com
LivHome
223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 315
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(866) 373-1466
http://www.livhome.com
Livingston
Memorial Visiting
Nurse Association
and Hospice
http://lmvna.org
1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-0239
(800) 223-4862
80 Long Court, Suite 1-A
Thousand Oaks , CA 91360
(805) 495-9655
Loving Care
P.O. Box 24251
Ventura, CA 93002
(805) 642-0200
MaximHealthcare
Services
500 Esplanade Drive, Suite 390
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-2539
(866) 401-5582
http://www.maximhomecare.
com
MedITech Health
Services, Inc.
4562 Westinghouse St.
Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-0800
(800) 538-0900
http://www.meditechhealth.com
Serenity Heights
611 East Loop Drive
Camarillo, A 93012
(805) 987-7898
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Tender Home Care
1860 Eastman Ave. Suite 106
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 850-0225
http://www.tenderhome.net
Pacific Coast
Home Care
2775 Tapo St., Suite 202
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 520-1300
http://www.
pacificcoasthomecare.com
Personal Parent Care
371 Mobil Ave., Suite 1
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-0997
http://www.personalparentcare.
com
ResCare HomeCare
(800) 707-4855
http://www.rescarehomecare.
com
23901 Calabasas Road
Suite 2064, Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 347-7888
2435 E. Ventura Blvd., Suite B
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-5999
SAGECare Services
260 Maple Court, Suite 221
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 208-9093
http://www.sagecareservices.
com
Select Home Care
30101 Agoura Road, Suite 204
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 889-5766
http://www.selecthomecare.com
Synergy Home Care
888 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 206
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 371-4220
(888) 319-8959
http://www.synergyhomecare.
com
Summit Home Health
2139 Tapo St., Suite 210
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 584-3000
Visiting Angels
575 S. Dawson Drive, Suite 207
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 383-6483
(888) 602-6435
http://www.visitingangels.com
A-1 Home
Health Services
1919 Williams St., Suite 220
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-8146
(800) 571-0411
Adventist Health
Home Care Services
2975 N. Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 955-8190
http://www.simivalleyhospital.
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Corby Manor
3355 Corby Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-6887
http://www.corbymanor.com
Healthcare Coaching
3603 Dunkirk Drive
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805)253-0159
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Help Unlimited
Home Care
1767 Goodyear Ave., Suite 104
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 289-9999
http://www.helpunlimited.com
In-Home Services
Alzheimers
Association MedicAlert
+ Safe Return
2323 Colorado Ave.
Turlock, CA 95380
(888) 572-8566
http://www.alz.org/we_can_
help_medicalert_safereturn.asp
Camarillo Health
Care District Lifeline
of Ventura County
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388 1952 ext. 132
http://www.camhealth.com
Caregivers Volunteers
Assisting the Elderly
http://www.vccaregivers.org
360 Mobil Ave., Suite 211E
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 437-1755
1765 Goodyear Ave., Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-8530
Community Memorial
Hospital Lifeline
Provided by Lifeline
of Ventura County
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 388-1952 ext. 120
(800) 242-1306 ext. 4632
http://www.cmhshealth.org/
patient_services/lifeline.html
Gold Coast Caregivers
1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 105
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-9570
http://www.goldcoastcaregivers.
org
Ventura County
Human Services
Agency In-Home
Support Services (IHSS)
Public Medi-Cal-based
eligibility program
Ventura County
(805) 654-3260
(805) 955-2290
http://portal.countyofventura.
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Link to Life
Medical Alert Service
297 North St.
Pittsfield, MA O1201
(888) 337-5433
http://www.link-to-life.com
Lutheran Social
Services Caring
Neighbors Program
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 101
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-6207
http://www.lsssc.org
MedicAlert
Foundation
2323 Colorado Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
(888) 633-4298
http://www.medicalert.org/
Lifeline
Shop Ahoy
Shopping and delivery service
for Ventura County homebound.
P.O. Box 3472
Camarillo, CA 93011
(805) 236-1267
http://www.shopahoy.org
Simi Valley/Moorpark
Lifeline Program
2975 N. Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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A Peace of Mind
Home Care
Serving Santa Barbara
andVentura counties
(888) 814-0119
http://www.apeaceofmindinc.
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Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389 6870 ext. 11
www.camarillohospice.org
Comfort Keepers
325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 150
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9900
(805) 658-2600
http://www.comfortkeepers.
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Home Helpers
Caregivers
180 Sundown Road, Suite A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(888) 903-8111
http://www.howmaywehelp.net
Home Helpers /
Direct Link
2412 Larkhaven Lane
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 419-9416
http://www.homehelpers.
cc/ventura58570
InYour Home Care
1880 Goodyear Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 204-1222
(866) 658-3350
http://www.inyourhome-care.
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Melos Home Care
2697 Tennyson St.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 267-6865
Trova Home Care
(805) 529-9600
(877) 998-7682
info@trovahomecare.com
http://trovahomecare.com
Respite Care
and Caregiver
Support
Respite provides informal
caregivers most commonly
relatives a break from the
daily responsibilities of caring
for a loved one. Respite may be
provided in or out of the home,
for a period of hours or days,
depending on the needs of the
senior and the caregiver.
All City Caregivers
21900 Burbank Blvd. 3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(805) 383-6814
(818) 359-2966
http://www.allcitycaregivers.
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Alma Via of Camarillo
2500 N. Ponderosa Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-5277
http://www.almaviaofcamarillo.
org
Alzheimers
Association
California Central
Coast Chapter
800 Wood Road, Suite 302
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-6028
(800) 272-3900
http://www.alz.org/
cacentralcoast
Alzheimers Day Care
Resource Center
Senior Concerns
401 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
(805) 497-0189
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
Camarillo Health
Care District Lifeline
of Ventura County
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388 1952 ext. 132
http://www.camhealth.com
Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389 6870 ext. 11
www.camarillohospice.org
Coast Caregiver
Resource Center
1528 Chapala St. Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-8821
(805) 962-3600
Comfort Keepers
325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 150
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9900
(805) 658-2600
http://www.comfortkeepers.com
Darancare Corp.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D and C
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-0728
(888) 433-3335
http://www.darancare.com
Family Caregiver
Alliance National
Center on Caregiving
180 Montgomery St., Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
(800) 445-8106
http://www.caregiver.org/
caregiver/jsp/home.jsp
Help Unlimited
1765 Goodyear Ave., Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-6990
http://www.helpunlimited.com
InYour Home Care
1880 Goodyear Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 204-1222
(866) 658-3350
http://www.inyourhome-care.
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Trova Home Care
(805) 529-9600
(877) 998-7682
info@trovahomecare.com
http://trovahomecare.com
The Villa at Ojai
1117 Sunnyglenn Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-6180
http://www.thevillaatojai.com
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to allow elders to feel vibrant and alive, safe and
protected with a sense of worthwhile, perhaps
pursuing an education, working in an area they may
have dreamed of or lending a helping hand.
This section provides a number of resources to
make many of the above possible and more. Civic
organizations and the community all are there in good
times and not so good times. So go ahead and seek
them out.
HICAP Insurance Counseling
Finding your way around health plans for older
adults can be mind boggling. Most seniors choose
between Medicare and a Medicare managed care plan.
The various plans are confusing and finding the
right one not always is easy. The California Health
Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Programlocations
are included in this section to guide you through the
maze of issues. InVentura County call (800)-434-0222.
They also must decide whether there is a for them
need to purchase supplemental or longtermcare
insurance. Those resources are located in the Insurance
Financial & Legal section beginning on page.
In this
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Advocacy Groups
Disability Services
Disaster
Preparedness
HICAP Insurance
Counseling
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Senior Centers
Volunteer
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Advocacy Groups
Better Business
Bureau of the
Tri-Counties
P.O. Box 129
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
(805) 963-8657
http://www.santabarbara.bbb.
org
El Concilio del
Condado de Ventura
301 South C St.
Oxnard CA 93030
(805) 486-9777
http://www.elconcilioventura.
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Senior Advocates
Senior Concerns
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
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Simi Valley By appointment
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6363
Thousand Oaks
1385 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 495-6250
Community
Resources
Ascension Lutheran
Church
1600 Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 494-0406
http://www.alcto.org
Ventura County
Behavioral Health
Older Adult Program
(805) 981-5400
Community Action
of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 436-4000
http://www.ca-vc.org
Ventura County
District Attorney
Consumer Mediation
(805) 654-3110
http://da.countyofventura.
org/cepd.htm
El Concilio del
Condado de Ventura
301 South C St.
Oxnard CA 93030
(805) 486-9777
http://www.elconcilioventura.
org/index.html
Elected officials
(916) 445-2636
County of Ventura
Human Services
Agency
Veterans Service Office
1701 Pacific Ave., Suite 110
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-6366
http://portal.countyofventura.
org
Habitat for Humanity
of Ventura County
121 South Rice Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030-7235
(805) 485-6065
http://habitatventura.org
Senior and Family
Resource Group of the
Conejo
(805) 492-8300
Senior Concerns
401 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5467
(805) 497-0189
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
Ventura County
Sheriffs Dept. Office
of Emergency Services
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2551
http://www.vcsd.org/oes/index.
html
Dept. of
Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
Disability
Services
Organizations that assist
disabled persons in leading
independent lives.
Arc Ventura County
Support for people with
developmental disabilities
5103 Walker St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-8611
http://arcvc.org
Assistive Technology
Network
Resources for people
with disabilities
1304 Southpoint Blvd., Suite 240
Petaluma, CA 94954
(800) 390-2699
TTY(800) 900-0706
http://www.atnet.org
Braille Institute
Santa Barbara Regional Center
Serves Ventura County
2031 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-6222
(805) 983-3324 (voice mail)
http://www.brailleinstitute.
org/santa_barbara
California Telephone
Access Program
Assists with communication
devices.
P.O. Box 3310
Stockton, CA 95213
(800) 806-1191
http://ddtp.org
Easter Seals
Tri-Counties
Services for people with
disabilities and their families.
10730 Henderson Road
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-1141
http://ca-tr.easterseals.com
EyeCare America
Seniors Eye Care
(800) 222-3937
http://www.eyecareamerica.org
Hearing Foundation
Ear of the Lion Foundation
(800) 327-8077
Independent Living
Resource Center
Ventura office
1802 Eastman Ave. Suite 112
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-5993
TTY(805) 650-0669
http://www.ilrc-trico.org/home.
html
Pacific ADA Center
Technical Assistance
Hotline
555 12th St., Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94607
(800) 949-4232
TTY(510) 285-5600
http://www.adapacific.org
Tri-Counties
Regional Center
Services for people with
developmental disabilities.
2401 E. Gonzales Road,
Suite 100 . Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 485-3177
http://www.tri-counties.org
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Serving the deaf and hard of
hearing community
702 County Square Drive
Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-6322
TTY(805) 644-6323
http://tcglad.org
Disaster
Preparedness
Agencies offering assistance in
an emergency.
American Red Cross
Ventura County
Chapter
http://www.arcventura.org
Executive Headquarters
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo CA 93012
(805) 987-1514
Ventura ProgramHeadquarters
2355 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 339-2234
East County Service Center
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Suite C
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-7044
Ojai Valley Service Center
210 Canada St.
Ojai CA 93023
(805) 646-6044
Port Hueneme Navy Base
Ventura County Service Center
2600 Dobson St., Suite 2
Building 1169 NBVC
Port Hueneme, CA 93043
(805) 982-3074
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA)
Nationwide disaster information
500 C St., S.W.
Washington, DC 20472
(800) 621-3362
http://www.fema.gov
Ready America
Disaster Preparedness
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
(800) 480-2520
http://www.ready.gov
HICAP Insurance
Counseling
Health Insurance
Counseling and
Advocacy Program
The following organizations
offer HICAP services.
Camarillo Health Care District
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952
Colonia Senior Center
126-B Amelia Court
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8163
Community Memorial Hospital
147 North Brent St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7310
Fillmore Senior Center
533 Santa Clara St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 477-7310
Goebel Senior Adult Center
1385 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 381-2744
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370 Baldwin Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 649-9218
Moopark Active Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6261
Pleasant Valley Senior Center
1605 E. Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-4881
Port Hueneme
Community Center
550 Park Ave.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-6542
Santa Paula Senior Center
530 W. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 477-7310
Simi Valley Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6363
South Oxnard Senior Center
200 East Bard Road
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 477-7310
Ventura Senior
Recreation Center
420 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-2829
Wilson Senior Center
350 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8028
Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
Health Insurance Counseling
and Advocacy Program
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7310 (800) 510-2020
Social Security
Administration
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and
Ventura offices
(805) 477-7310
St. Johns Regional
Medical Center
1600 N. Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 477-7310
Information
& Assistance
Miscellaneous resources
providing general information
and assistance for seniors,
caregivers and advocates, as
well as resources that provide
direct referrals for specific
services
Denti-Cal Services
Dept. of Health
(800) 322-6384
http://denti-cal.ca.gov
El Concilio del
Condado de Ventura
301 South C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-9777
http://www.elconcilioventura.
org/index.html
Interface Children
and Family Services
211 Ventura County /
24-hour helpline
1305 Del Norte Road, Suite 130
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 2-1-1
http://www.icfs.org/211.html
Santa Barbara/
Ventura County
Dental Society
1607 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 656-3166
http://www.sbvcds.org
Ventura County Area
Agency on Aging
Information and
Assistance
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura CA 93003
(805) 477-7300
(800) 510-2020
http://aaa.countyofventura.org
Ventura County
Medical Association
Physician Locator
601 E. Daily Drive, Suite 129
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-6822
http://www.venturamedical.
org/default.asp
City of
Thousand Oaks
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-7283
http://toaks.org/gogreen
Senior Centers
Local senior centers operate
and coordinate a number of
programs including health
screening, employment
referrals, HICAP counseling,
recreational programs,
consumer services, physical
fitness programs, adult
education, group meal sites and
legal services.
Camarillo-Pleasant
Valley Senior Center
1605 E. Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-4881
http://www.pvrpd.org/seniors.
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Colonia Senior
Center
126-B Amelia Court
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8163
http://oxnardrec.org
Fillmore Senior
Center
533 Santa Clara St.,
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-4533
http://www.fillmoreca.com/
senior.htm
Goebel Senior
Center
1385 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 381-2744
http://www.goebelsenior
adultcenter.org
Help of Ojai
Little House
111 W. Santa Ana St.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5122
http://www.helpofojai.org
Moorpark Active
Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6261
http://ci.moorpark.ca.us
OxnardWilson
Senior Center
350 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8028
http://oxnardrec.org
Port Hueneme
Senior Center
550 Park Ave.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-6542
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.
ca.us/Recreation/Community_
Center.html
Santa Paula
Senior Center
530 W. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-4226 ext. 356
http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/
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Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6363
http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
South Oxnard
Senior Center
200 E. Bard Road
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-8042
http://oxnardrec.org
Ventura Avenue
Adult Center
550 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-3035
http://www.cityofventura.net/
cs/senior-services
Ventura Senior
Recreation Center
420 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-2829
http://www.cityofventura.net/
cs/senior-services
Volunteer
Opportunities
Caregivers
Volunteers
Assisting the Elderly
1765 Goodyear Ave., Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-8530
http://www.vccaregivers.org
Health Insurance
Counseling and
Advocacy Program
(HICAP)
Medicare and longterm
care counseling
(800) 434-0222
http://www.medicareroute66.
com/volunteer.shtml
Retired Senior
Volunteer Program
(RSVP)
111 W. Santa Ana St.,
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-7787
http://www.venturacountyrsvp.
org
350 N. C St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8023
http://www.venturacountyrsvp.
org
1385 Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 381-2742
http://www.venturacountyrsvp.
org
UnitedWay
Volunteer Ventura
County
1317 Del Norte Road, Suite 100,
Camarillo CA 93010
(805) 485-6288
http://www.
volunteerventuracounty.org/
volunteer
Ventura County
Volunteer Coordinators
Council
http://www.vcvcc.org
Ventura Police Dept.
Volunteers
(805) 339-4320
http://www.venturapd.org
lunch is ready for them to fix on their own.
In that respect home care providers can be a
more affordable option, according to Faupel,
A large percentage of caregivers, Faupel said,
are middle aged women, early retirees etc/.
The basic level of care which includes
companionship, light housekeeping and meal
preparation etc., requires a minimum of one
year of experience and references. Since they are
not providing medical care, there is no licensing
involved, however, the company does run
background checks on the home care providers
and they are bonded and insured through the
franchise. Faupel said they also want to know
what their interests are which will help place
them with a client.
The job as a caregiver is all about creating
relationships and matching personalities, she
said. And In spite of what many might think, the
job is a lot more than simply babysitting,
They also are expected to monitor and give
feedback to the family on changes in behavior,
appearance, etc. Often families dont see specific
changes in their elderly parents and caregivers
can offer that perspective.
We have a spike in caregiver requests after
the holidays, Faupel said. As family members
spend time with their parents they might notice
a change the house is not as well taken
care of, their appearance has become more
disheveled, they are not eating well, theres a
sense of isolation, etc. Its then the family realizes
they need someone to help.
When someone is requesting home care
assistance, the provider goes to the home and
meets with an adult child to get the history.
Following that, they are introduced to the
elderly client.
First impressions will tell if it is a right match
between both provider and client how they
feel with one another and how at ease they are.
Creating the relationship between the client
and the home care provider also gives adult
children that security, relieving some of their
guilt. They can be reassured that the client has a
multilevel of coverage.
Professional home care providers also can be
hired by a primary caregiver to provide respite
care, temporary care as a break for them. Respite
care can be provided for a few hours, a day, or
longer.
Faupel said many people think a home care
professional is babysitting.The job is a lot more
than simply babysitting, And those who have
experienced their services have a lasting respect
for them.
Amy Stroba, Eldercare editor
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The job as a caregiver is all about creating relationships and matching personalities.
Kris Faupel, Trova Home Care


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thats slowing you down?
Youre out walking, or youre at home, climbing
the stairs. Your legs or feet ache. Maybe they start
to cramp. You get relief when you stop moving
because the pain goes away.
Its just part of aging, right? Not necessarily.
Discomfort in your legs or feet during the day could
indicate Peripheral Arterial Disease, or P.A.D.
An estimated 8 to 12 million Americans are
currently living with P.A.D., but only 2 million have
been diagnosed. Even more worrisome, more than
50 percent of those with P.A.D. have no signs or
symptoms of the disease.
According to Alan T. Hirsch, M.D., Professor
of Epidemiology and Community Health at the
University of Minnesota School of Public Health,
P.A.D. is a disease that has huge significance to the
public and to every American family because it is
associated with a very high rate of heart attack and
stroke, and it is the primary cause of amputation.
The disease occurs when blood flow to the legs
and feet is restricted by a build-up of fatty deposits
in the blood vessels in the legs. It can cause pain,
cramping and discomfort that can make walking
and life miserable, or individuals may have no
symptoms at all. Ultimately, untreated blockages
can cut off blood flow entirely and lead to the loss
of a leg or foot to amputation.
The symptoms of P.A.D. can be tiredness,
cramping or pain in the legs that occurs when you
walk but goes away when you rest; foot or toe pain
that disturbs sleep; and/or slow-to-heal wounds or
sores on the feet or toes. Even if you do not have
symptoms, you may have P.A.D. or be at increased
risk for it.
Factors that put you at risk for P.A.D. include:
Age 50 years and older
Diabetes
African-American or Hispanic
Currently smoke or are a former smoker
High blood pressure, or hypertension
High cholesterol
Heart disease, heart attack or stroke
Current national guidelines state that
individuals who are 70 years and older, or those
who are 50 years of age and older who have known
risk factors for P.A.D., or individuals who are younger
than 50 years and have diabetes, should be tested
for P.A.D., says Dr. Hirsch.
Doctors can determine if you have P.A.D. with
a simple, painless test called an Ankle Brachial
Index (ABI). Additional tests can determine where
blockages are located.
September
is P.A.D.
Awareness
Month
Should you be screened?
September is P.A.D. awareness month.
Get a leg up on better health and find out if
you should be tested for P.A.D..
Current national guidelines state that
individuals who are 70 years and older, or
those who are 50 years of age and older
who have known risk factors for P.A.D., or
individuals who are younger than 50 years
and have diabetes, should be tested for
P.A.D.,
Doctors can determine if you have P.A.D.
with a simple, painless test called an Ankle
Brachial Index (ABI). Additional tests can
determine where blockages are located.
West Coast Vascular inVentura will be
offering free screening in the community.
Health care professionals will be on site to
performthe screening tests for all registered
participants. To find out your risk for P.A.D.
and to sign up for the free screening,
register in advance by contactingWest
Coast Vascular at 643-3330 or visit http://
westcoastvascular.comfor more information.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
occurs when blood flowto the
legs and feet is restricted by
deposits in the blood vessels
in the legs. It can affect adults
age 50 or older who are at risk.
P.A.D. Facts
Symptoms
Discomfort, fatigue, heaviness,
tiredness and cramping in the
leg muscles during activity.
Pain in the legs and/or feet that
disturbs sleep.
Sores or wounds on toes, feet or
legs that heal slowly or not at all.
Color changes in the skin of
the feet, including paleness or
blueness.
Lower temperature in one leg
compared to the other leg
Poor nail growth and decreased
hair growth on toes and legs.
Identification
Physicians diagnose P.A.D.
in several ways:
Physical Exam of the legs, feet
and toes to discover weak or
absent peripheral pulses or other
signs of disease.
Doppler (Ultrasound)test
performed on the legs to
determine where the blockage is
occurring.
Anklebrachial index (ABI)
performed to compare blood
pressure in the arms with blood
pressure in the legs to diagnose
asymptomatic P.A.D.
Treatment options
Mild P.A.D. can usually be
treated with lifestyle changes or
medication.
Lifestyle changes: Stop
smoking, eat healthy, exercise
regularly.
Medication: Lower blood
pressure, reduce cholesterol,
lower the risk of blood clots
and/or manage diabetes.
Procedures
When P.A.D. has progressed in
its severity, further treatment is
recommended to restore blood
flow to the leg and foot, thereby
reducing pain and lowering the
risk of losing a leg or foot to
amputation.
Endovascular procedures
include atherectomy,
angioplasty, stenting and lastly
surgery.
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ne of the more difficult conversations is the one
where we talk about death. But its necessary,
particularly for family caregivers who are helping an
ill or aging parent.
And often you will find the parent eager to
participate in the conversation.
Talk about plans for funerals so you fully understand their
wishes. That includes how the body will be laid to rest, what
kind of service is desired and how to pay for funeral and burial
arrangements.
Also understand local options for hospice care. This is
available in Ventura County through a number of different
community-based agencies that emphasize dealing with
symptoms of an illness rather than with cures. Hospice care
meets the needs of terminally ill individuals and/or their families,
including in-home options.
Finally, dont forget yourself. You might want and need help
in coping with the passing of a loved one. Many local support
groups and agencies are there to provide assistance you need.
You dont have to go through this alone.
In this
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Bereavement Services
Financial Assistance
Funeral Services
Hospice Care
Memorial Markers
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Denotes a government or
nonprofit agency.
Bereavement
Services
Organizations that offer support to
those who are coping with the loss
of a loved one.
Help Of Ojai
Caring Neighbors
111 W. Santa Ana St.
Ojai , CA 93023
(805) 646-5122
http://www.helpofojai.org
Hospice of the
Conejo
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 204
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-2145
http://www.hospiceoftheconejo.
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Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-6870, ext. 11
http://www.camarillohospice.
org
Livingston
Memorial Visiting
Nurse Association
and Hospice
http://lmvna.org
1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-0239
(800) 223-4862
80 Long Court, Suite 1-A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-9655
St. Johns Regional
Medical Center
Spiritual Care
Service Department
1600 N. Rose Ave.
Oxnard , CA 93030
(805) 988-2891
http://www.stjohnshealth.org/
index.htm
Someone ToTurnTo
3600 Dunkirk Drive
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 490-3127
lslapides@earthlink.net
Financial
Assistance
County of Ventura
Public Administrator
Indigent Burials
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-3141
http://portal.countyofventura.
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Funeral Consumers
Alliance - Channel Cities
P.O. Box 878
Newbury Park, CA 91319
(805) 692-2464
http://www.funerals.org
Funeral Services
Aabbey Memorial
8455 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 487-4200
http://www.aabbeymemorial.
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Camino Del Sol
Memorial Center
and Funeral Home
200 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 483-3443
http://www.
caminodelsolfuneralhome.com
Channel Islands
Cremations
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 240-1359
http://www.
channelislandscremations.c
Charles Carroll
Funeral Home
15 Teloma Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-8134
http://
charlescarrollfuneralhome.com
Conejo Mountain
Funeral Home,
Memorial Park
and Crematory
2052 Howard Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-1959
http://www.conejomountain.
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Funeraria
Del Angel Stetler
128 S. 8th St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-5595
Garcia Mortuary
629 South A St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-9148
Griffin Family
Funeral Chapel
http://www.griffinfamilyfuneral.
com
Camarillo
1075 E. Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-1166
Thousand Oaks
101 E. Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks , CA 91360
(805) 230-2800
Ojai Valley Funeral
Services
530 W. Oja Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-3600
http://www.ojaimortuary.com
(805) 495-2145
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Memorial Park
5400 Valentine Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-1055
http://www.ivylawn.org
Pierce Brothers Valley
Oaks Memorial Park,
Mortuary & Crematory
5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 889-0902
http://www.
piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com
Ted Mayr
Funeral Home
3150 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 643-9977
http://www.
tedmayrfuneralhome.com
Perez Family
Funeral Homes
1347 Del Norte Road
Camarillo, CA 91320
(805) 484-6365
http://www.camarillomortuary.
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Pierce Brothers
Santa Paula Cemetery
380 Cemetery Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-5258
http://www.dignitymemorial.
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Robert Rey Garcia Jr.
Funeral Services
830 East Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 229-7054
http://www.
santapaulafuneralhome.com
Skillin-Carroll Mortuary
600 Central Ave.
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-0744
http://www.dignitymemorial.
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Hospice Care
Local hospices provide services
specifically designed to meet the
needs of terminally ill individuals
and/or their families.
Alma Via of Camarillo
2500 N. Ponderosa Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 487-8464
http://www.almaviaofcamarillo.
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Assisted
Home Hospice
http://www.assisted1.com
468 Pennsfield Place, Suite 102,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-9988
2140 Eastman Ave., Suite 203,
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 677-2100
Buena Vista
Hospice Care
143 Triunfo Canyon Road
Suite 103
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 777-1133
(888) 302-8362
http://www.
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Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-6870, ext. 11
http://www.camarillohospice.
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Hospice
of the Conejo
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 204,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-2145
http://www.hospiceoftheconejo.
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Livingston Memorial
Visiting Nurse
Association
and Hospice
http://lmvna.org
Ventura
1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-0239
Thousand Oaks
80 Long Court, Suite 1-A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-9655
Moorpark Health
Care Center
4762 Maureen Lane
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-1620
http://tlchomehospice.com/
moorpark-health-care-center
ProCare Hospice
1700 N. Lombard St., Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-4708
(888) 620-6993
http://www.procarenet.com
Roze Room
Hospice of Ventura
5675 Ralston St., Suite C
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-0191
http://www.rozeroomhospice.org
Santa Clara Valley
Hospice / Home
Support Group
133 N. Mill St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-1333
TLC Home Hospice
5400 Atlantis Court
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-1620
http://www.tlchomehospice.
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The Villa at Ojai
1117 Sunnyglenn Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-6180
http://www.thevillaatojai.com
Memorial
Markers
Casket Store
200 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 487-8464
http://www.casketsandurns.com
Guardian Memorial
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 485-2572
http://www.guardianmemorial.
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Conejo Mountain
Funeral Home,
Memorial Park
and Crematory
2052 Howard Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-1959
http://www.conejomountain.
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Audiologists / Hearing Aids
Dentists / Denturist
General Healthcare Services
Hospitals
Medical Clinics
Medical Equipment
Mental Health Resources
Nurse Practitioners
Optometry
Orthopedic Footwear
Pharmacies & Drug Stores
Physical Therapists
Physicians
Podiatry
Psychologists
Radiation Oncology
Radiology Services
Rehabilitation Services
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Vascular Surgeons
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or other older adult, is to ask questions. This is particularly
necessary when it comes to their healthcare.
Be sure to ask themhowthey are feeling, and if they are not
feeling well, try to get as specific information as you can.
When you begin to look for a physician, ask friends for
referrals and then if possible, depending on your care plan arrange
for a meeting with the physician where you talk with themabout your
expectations and theirs.
When medical treatment is necessary, you must be willing to step
up and ask all the questions you can so you, and your parent, are fully
informed of the diagnosis and treatment, including any medication.
The California Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
(HICAP) offers assistance with Medicare and private insurance operations.
Counselors with the programhave regularly scheduled hours at most
senior citizen centers in the county as well as at hospitals. The Social
Security Administration also can provide answers to many of your
Medicare and Social Security questions.
Visit hospitals, rehabilitation centers or nursing centers, if possible.
Ask questions about the operation; be sure to understand if they accept
Medicare or MediCal, or your insurance. Talk about billing procedures.
Check out nursing home facilities. Make sure it is a place where you
and your loved one will be comfortable and be sure to spend time with the
residents as well as the staff.
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Audiologists/
Hearing Aids
Acoustic Hearing Aids
2412 N. Ponderosa Drive
Camarillo, CA 91310
(805) 482-1103
3663 W. Fifth St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 444-5767
http://www.acoustichearingaid.
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Conejo Hearing Center
5655 Lindero Canyon Road Sute
503
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 991-3800
http://www.
conejohearingcenter.com
Decibel Hearing
1687 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-3327
415 E. Rolling Oaks Road
Suite 190, Thousand Oaks, CA
91361
(805) 449-2380
http://www.decibelhearing.com
Gold Coast Audiology
A HearUSA, Inc. company
3003 Loma Vista Road, Suite C
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 648-1685
Ojai Valley Shopping Center
1211 Maricopa Hwy., Suite 109,
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4520
HEARx West
Santa Rosa Plaza
5800 Santa Rosa Road
Suite 123, Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-9821
623 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 984-0418
123 Hodencamp Road Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 496-1674
3585 Telegraph Road Suite J
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-6013
Denturist,
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Studio
400 Mobil Avenue, A-3
Camarillo, CA 93010
805 987-0632
http://caldentstudio@gmail.
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Adventist Health
Home Care Services
2975 N. Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 955-8190
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Assisted Health
Care Services
http://www.assisted1.com
2140 Eastman Ave. Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 677-2100
468 Pennsfield Place, Suite 110
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-9988
Brain Longevity Center
2100 Lynn Road, Suite 230
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-7274
http://www.brainlc.com
Arnold Bresky, M.D.
Camarillo Springs
Holistic Center
816 Camarillo Springs Road
Suite E, Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-1800
http://www.
camarilloholistichealth.com
Camarillo Health
Care District
3639 Los Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952 ext. 106
http://www.camhealth.com
Dept. of Veteran
Affairs
http://www.va.gov
InYour Home Care
1880 Goodyear Ave.,
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 204-1222
(866) 658-3350
http://www.inyourhome-care.
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Shangri La Care
Cooperative
428 Bryant Circle, Suite 246
Ojai, CA 93023
http://www.
shangrilacarecooperative.org
(805) 640-6464
St. Johns Pleasant
Valley Hospital
2309 San Antonio Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-5800
http://www.stjohnshealth.org
TLC Home Hospice
5400 Atlantis Court
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-1621
http://www.tlchomehospice.
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City of
Thousand Oaks
Drug disposal
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-7283
http://toaks.org/gogreen
Ventura County Area
Agency on Aging
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7300
(800) 510-2020
http://aaa.countyofventura.org
Hospitals
Community
Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 652-5011
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Los Robles Regional
Medical Center
215 W. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-2727
http://www.losrobleshospital.
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Ojai Valley
Community Hospital
1306 Maricopa Highway,
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1401
St. Johns Regional
Medical Center
1600 N. Rose Ave.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 988-2500
http://www.stjohnshealth.org
St. Johns Pleasant
Valley Hospital
2309 San Antonio Ave.,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-5800
http://www.stjohnshealth.org
Santa Paula
Memorial Hospital
825 N. 10th St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-7171
Simi Valley Hospital
2975 N. Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 955-6000
Ventura County
Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura , CA 93003
(805) 652-6000
Medical Clinics
Under-insured and uninsured
members of the community
may be able to access some
healthcare through these
nonprofit agencies.
Clinicas del
Camino Real
Clinic sites throughout the
county
200 S. Wells Road, Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-6322
http://www.clinicas.org
Simi Valley Free Clinic
2060 Tapo Street,
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 522-3733
http://www.freeclinicsv.com
Westminster
Free Clinic
Primary Healthcare and more
1000 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-8366
http://www.westminsterclinic.
org
Medical
Equipment
Evolution Independent
Living Systems
5341 Derry Ave., Suite S
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 879-1312
(800) 836-8577
http://www.eavht.com
Redi-Med Supply
1958 Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-2288
(877) 677-7334
http://www.redimedsupply.com
Therapeutic Home Care
Home medical equipment and
supplies.
318 South A St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(888) 444-0842
http://www.
therapeutichomecare.com
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Pharmacies &
Drug Stores
Seebers Pharmacy
10 W. Harvard Blvd., Suite H
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-3313
http://www.seebers.com
The Medicine Shoppe
Pharmacy of Santa
Paula
431 N. Ojai Road, Suite C
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-3335
The Medicine Shoppe
Pharmacy of Ojai
960 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-0106
http://www.medicineshoppe.
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The City
of Thousand Oaks
Drug disposal collection
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-7283
http://toaks.org/gogreen
Physical
Therapists
Biomotion
Physical Therapy
425 Haaland Drive, Suite 100
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 379-1748
Community Memorial
Hospital Physical
Therapy
147 N. Brent St.,
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 652-5063
Darancare Corp
4820 Adohr Lane Suite D & C
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-0728
http://www.darancare.com
George Erb
Physical Therapy
231 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 484-2026
Oxnard Sport and
Spine Physical Therapy
941 W. 7th St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-8611
Vertex Physical Therapy
1980 Sequoia Ave.,
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 306-0070
Physicians
Cabrillo Cardiology
Medical Group
2241 Wankel Way, Suite C
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-0922
400 Camarillo Ranch Road
Suite 205, Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 384-9313
Michael Jamison,
MD, FACC
Cardiology and Internal
Medicine Consultant
3901 Las Posas Road Suite 100,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-0080
Physician Locator
Ventura County Medical
Association
(805) 484-6822
http://www.venturamedical.org
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http://www.doctummy.com
2241Wankel Way, Suite A
Oxnard, CA93030
(805) 983-0521
2486 N. Ponderosa Drive
Suite D-206, Camarillo,
CA 93010
(805) 484-7921
West Coast Ear,
Nose andThroat
http://www.westcoastent.org
301 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA91361
(805) 379-0824
3801 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 106B , Camarillo, CA93010
(805) 484-0544
West Coast Hearing
and Balance Center
2876 N. Sycamore Drive
Suite 303, Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-8698
http://www.westcoastent.org
Podiatry
Bruce A. Olson
2035 Saviers Road, Suite 5,
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 486-8710
Jerald Somdahl
134 N. 10th St.
Santa Paula
(805) 933-13
Psychology
Bob Knight Ph.D.
Specializing in clinical
geropsychology, adult
development and aging.
(805) 889-6681
Radiation
Oncology
Cabrillo Radiation
Oncology Center
2841 Cabrillo Drive,
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 648-5191
Radiation Oncology
Centers of Ventura
County
http://www.rocvc.com
1700 N. Rose Ave., Suite 120
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 988-2657
5301 Mission Oaks Blvd.,
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 484-1919
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If you find yourself wondering where you left
your glasses again or struggling to recall
a name or a word youve used a million times,
youre not alone. But if youre worried that your
lapses are destined to be a permanent part of
old age, take heart. Its never too late to improve
brain function.
Here are some simple exercises you can do to
keep your brain fit.
Take a guided tour of a museum or another
site of interest. Pay careful attention to what the
guide says. When you get home, reconstruct
the tour by writing an outline that includes
everything you remember. Memory activities
that engage all levels of brain operation, such
as receiving, remembering and thinking, help to
improve the function of the brain.
Choose a song with lyrics you enjoy but
dont have memorized. Listen to the song as
many times as necessary to write down all the
lyrics. Then learn to sing along. Once youve
mastered one song, move on to another.
Developing better habits of careful listening will
help you in your understanding, thinking and
remembering. Reconstructing the song requires
close, intentional focus and an active memory.
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Grossman
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(805) 988-0616
http://www.grossmanimagingcenter.com
2001 N. Solar Drive
Suite 135, Oxnard, CA 93036
2151 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 101, Oxnard, CA 93036
2705 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Rehabilitation Services
Camarillo Spine
and Nerve Institute
632 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(888) 429-2193
http://camarillospineandnerveinstitute.com
Hand Rehabilitation Specialists
101 Hodencamp Road, Suite 100
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-0516
Theracare
Rehabilitation Service
3543 Old Conejo Road Suite 102B
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 522-9771
Skilled
Nursing
Facilities
Shoreline Care Center
5225 South J. St.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 488-3696
Simi Valley Care Center
5270 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 522-9155
Camarillo
Healthcare Center
205 Granada St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-9805
http://www.camarillohealthcare.com
Country Villa
Oxnard Manor
1400 Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 983-0324
http://countryvillahealth.com
Emeritus of Camarillo
6000 Santa Rosa Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-8086
http://www.emeritus.com
OakViewat
University Village
3557 Campus Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-2002
http://www.uvto.com
St. Josephs Health and
Retirement Center
2464 E. Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1466
Vista Cove Care Center
of Santa Paula
250 March St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-7134
http://vistacove.net
Westlake Health
Care Center
250 Fairview Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 494-1233
Vascular Surgeons
West Coast Vascular
Main Office
100 N. Brent St., Suite 201
Ventura, CA, 93003
(805) 643-3330
http://westcoastvascular.com
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as they age. With a little help, that is sometimes
possible. Area groups listed in this section can help
provide modifications to the home, such as installing
guard rails or wheelchair access that may be enough
to allowthemto stay put.
But sometimes its best to downsize, to move into an apartment,
condominiumor smaller house with less space to worry about. And
there are other options, depending on the individual and the level of
assistance and convenience they desire, including senior apartments,
retirement homes, assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. Whats
best depends on your situation. Be aware that this is a very important
decision. Be sure of what is being committed to. Dont be afraid to
ask for help. There are a number of organizations that can help you
understand the different types of housing and what is offered. Be
ready to ask lots of questions. This is where your loved one is going
to live.
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Housing
Alzheimers / Dementia
Facilities
Assisted Living
Care Homes
Home Modifications
Home Rehabilitation
Homeless Persons
Resources
Housing Authorities
Independent Living
Resources
Reverse Mortgage
Moving Companies
Placement /
Referral Services
Real Estate Agents
Subsidized Housing
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Facilities
AlmaVia of Camarillo
2500 N. Ponderosa Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5277
http://www.almaviaofcamarillo.
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Atria Senior Living
21 Los Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-9872
http://www.atriaseniorliving.
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Cypress Place
Senior Living
1200 Cypress Point Lane
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-8000
http://cypressplaceseniorliving.
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Emeritus at Camarillo
6,000 Santa Rosa Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-8086
http://www.emeritus.com
Oakview
at University Village
3557 Campus Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-2000
http://www.uvto.com
The Lexington
5440 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-6710
http://www.brookdaleliving.
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The Palms at
Bonaventure
111 N. Wells Road
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-0616
Thousand Oaks Royale
Memory Care
45 N. Erbes Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-4657
http://www.
thousandoaksroyale.com
Assisted Living
AlmaVia of Camarillo
2500 N. Ponderosa Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5277
http://www.almaviaofcamarillo.
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Atria Senior Living
21 Los Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-9872
http://www.atriaseniorliving.
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Cypress Place
Senior Living
1200 Cypress Point Lane
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-8000
http://cypressplaceseniorliving.
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Emeritus at Camarillo
6,000 Santa Rosa Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-8086
http://www.emeritus.com
Hillcrest Royale -
Retirement Residence
190 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-0035
http://www.
communityretirement.com
OakView
at University Village
3557 Campus Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-2000
http://www.uvto.com
Sallys Care Homes
940 Carissa Court
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805)701-1246
(805)701-5396
http://sallyscarehome.com
Serenity Heights
611 East Loop Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-7898
http://serenityheights.vpweb.
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The Gables of Ojai
701 N. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1446
http://www.gablesofojai.com
The Lexington
5440 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-6710
http://www.brookdaleliving.com
The Palms at
Bonaventure
111 N. Wells Road
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-0616
The Villa at Ojai
1117 Sunnyglenn Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-6180
http://www.thevillaatojai.com
Thousand Oaks Royale
45 N. Erbes Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-4657
http://www.
thousandoaksroyale.com
Ventura Towne House
4900 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-3263
(800) 540-4900
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Atria Las Posas
24 Las Posas Road,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-9872
http://www.atriaseniorliving.
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Corby Manor
3355 Corby Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-6887
http://www.corbymanor.com
Heartland Home
952 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 4974925
Sallys Care Homes
940 Carissa Court
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805)701-1246
(805)701-5396
http://sallyscarehome.com
Serenity Heights
611 East Loop Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-7898
http://serenityheights.vpweb.
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Thousand Oaks Royale
Memory Care
45 N. Erbes Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-4657
http://www.
thousandoaksroyale.com
Home
Modification
Agencies and private businesses
make repairs to homes or
weatherize it for better energy
efficiency. They also perform
home modification services
ensuring it is more safe and/or
accessible.
Action Foundation
Minor home repairs
and access for disabled
406 Constitution Ave.,
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-0300
http://www.actionvc.org
Community Action
of Ventura County
Home weatherization
621 Richmond Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 436-4000
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Darancare Corp.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D & C
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-0728
http://www.darancare.com
Home Remedies
Home safety, bathroom
modifications, wheelchair access
1250 Potter Ave.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 492-4689
http://www.hmrem.com
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Grab bars overhead lifting
systems and stair lift installs
2605 Sextant Ave.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 276-9298
RegWood & Associates
Specializing in aging in place.
1535 Church St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 558-3483
ReStore Building
Materials Thrift Store
Habitat for Humanity
of Ventura County
121 S. Rice Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-2268
http://www.habitatventura.
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Transitions inTime
Staging, move coordination
and new-home set-up
40 Brookside Place
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(805) 358-3802
Home
Rehabilitation
City-run programs that provide
financial assistance relating to
housing.
Camarillo Housing
Rehabilitation
Loan Program
601 Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5360
http://www.ci.camarillo.ca.us
Housing
Rehabilitation
and Loan Program
City of Thousand Oaks
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-2393
http://www.toaks.org/
government/depts/community/
housing/rehabilitation_loan_
program.asp
Oxnard Housing
Rehabilitation
435 South D St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8041
http://housing.cityofoxnard.org
RebuildingTogether
Ventura County
Rehab./repairs to homes of the
low-income
509 Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 492-1054
fprince@roadrunner.com
Residential
Rehabilitation
Loan Program
City of Port Hueneme
250 N. Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-6552
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.
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San Buenaventura
Housing Revitalization
Program
11122 Snapdragon St., Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-5990
http://hacityventura.org
Homeless
Persons
Resources
Action Foundation
Ministry to the homeless and
under-resourced families
406 Constitution Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-0300
http://www.actionvc.org/action/
ministries/homeless
Homeless
Services Program
Ventura County Human
Services Agency
(805) 385-1800
http://portal.countyofventura.
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Lutheran Social
Services
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 101
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-6207
http://www.lsssc.org
Many Mansions
1459 E. Thousand Oaks. Blvd.,
Bldg. D
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-4948
http://www.manymansions.org
One Stop
Transition Center
Community Action
of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 436-4000
http://www.ca-vc.org/html/
transition_center.html
Project
Understanding
43 E. Vince St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 652-1326
http://www.
projectunderstanding.org
Ventura County
Homeless and Housing
Coalition
http://www.vchhc.org
Housing
Authorities
This agency provides assistance
to people in need of affordable
housing.
Area Housing
Authority
of Ventura County
1400 W. Hillcrest Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 480-9991 ext. 235
http://www.ahacv.org
City of
Oxnard Housing
Administration
435 South D St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8041
http://www.cityofoxnard.org
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City of Port
Hueneme Housing
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250 N. Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-6527
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.
ca.us/Housing_and_Facilities/
Housing.htm
City of San
Buenaventura
Housing Authority
Public Housing
995 Riverside St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-5008
http://hacityventura.org
City of Santa Paula
Housing Authority
15500 W. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-3339
Simi Valley Housing
& Special Projects Div.
City of Simi Valley
3855-A Alamo St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6757
http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
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Independent
Living Resources
Atria Senior Living
21 Los Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-9872
http://www.atriaseniorliving.
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Cypress Place
Senior Living
1200 Cypress Point Lane
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-8000
http://cypressplaceseniorliving.
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HOME Real Estate
Leisure Village
Camarillo, CA
(805) 987-4369
http://www.leisurevillagehome.
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Independent Living
Resource Center
1802 Eastman Ave. Suite 112
Ventura, CA 93003-5759
(805) 650-5993
The Bonaventure
10949 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 671-9700
http://thebonaventure.net
Reverse
Mortgages
Stay in-Home
Mortgage
Colby Keener
Camarillo, CA
(805) 484-7579
http://stayinhome.com
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Home Mortgage
2357-B Pickwick Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Carlos Camargo
(805) 384-1765
carlos.a.camargo@wellsfargo.
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Debbie Lee
(805) 384-1775
debbielee.com
Monica DeLeon
(805) 384-1770
monica.m.deleon@wellsfargo.
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Shelley Wells
(805) 384-1764
shelley.e.wells@wellsfargo.com
Moving
Companies
Go Minis Portable
Storage & Moving
2400 Latigo Ave.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(866) 466-4647
http://www.gominis.com
Meathead Movers
Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura
and Los Angeles counties
(805) 966-6328
http://www.meatheadmovers.
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Starving Students
of Ventura
6123 Inez St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(888) 931-6683
http://www.ssmovers.com
Placement /
Referral Services
Agencies that provide
preplacement counseling
for seniors and their families
relative to placement in skilled
nursing facilities or residential
care facilities for the elderly.
A Place for Mom
Serves Ventura County
(877) 666-3239
http://www.aplaceformom.com
Accent on Seniors
17915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 401-0200
http://www.accentonseniors.com
Alternatives for
Seniors
Serves Ventura County
(888) 533-4636
http://www.
alternativesforseniors.com
California Senior Living
Free Placement
Services
100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-6553
http://www.
californiaseniorliving.com
California Registry
PMB 349 Santiago Blvd.
Suite 107, Villa Park, CA 91286
(800) 777-7575
http://www.calregistry.com
California
Senior Living
P.O. Box 1254
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
(805) 371-8080
http://www.
californiaseniorliving.com
Concepts for Living
6351 Owensmouth Ave.
Suite 203, Woodland Hills
CA 91367
(818) 340-7272
(800) 414-4242
http://www.conceptsforliving.
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Connections
Serves Southern California
(800) 330-5993
http://www.carehomefinders.
com
Elderlink
P.O. Box 5202,
Santa Monica, CA 90409
(310) 450-1888
(800) 613-5772
http://www.elderlinkinc.com
NewLifestyles
Serves Ventura County
(800) 869-9549
http://www.newlifestyles.com
Ombudsman
Program
LongtermCare Services
of Ventura County
2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 35
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 656-1986
http://www.
ombudsmanventura.org
Options for Seniors
896 Via Ondulando
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 277-4671
(866) 485-4659
http://www.optionsforseniors.us
Personal Parent Care
371 Mobil Ave., Suite 1
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-0997
http://www.personalparentcare.
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Senior Living
Consultants
A free placement agency
for senior housing
3165 S. Broad St. Suite 114
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 545-5901
http://www.
seniorlivingconsultants.com
Real Estate
Barbara Ashby, SRES
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 701-3259
BarlowWilliams Realty
5257 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-5755
http://wwwLeisureVillage.com
Lauren Lee Henry, SRES
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Serving West Ventura County
(805) 901-9510
http://www.LaurenLeeHenry.
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HOME Real Estate
Leisure Village,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 987-4369
http://www.leisurevillagehome.
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MOVEWEST Realty
2185 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 504-0224
http://www.movewest.com
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Can we still be happy in old age?
Biologist Lewis Wolpert notes in his just-
published book, Youre Looking Very Well: The
Surprising Nature of Growing Old, that young
people who hold negative stereotypes about the
old (regarding them as feeble and helpless) are at
a higher risk of suffering heart disease or a stroke
when they grow older themselves.
Nobody dies of just old age in America. In fact
old age is no longer permitted as the cause of
death on death certificates.
It is widely assumed that aging is
programmed into our genes, like our
development from infant to adult. But Wolpert
notes that genetic research now persuasively
indicates otherwise. No normal human genes
promote aging.
Rather, we age because random molecular
damage accumulates in our cells over our
lifetime, and our cells ability to repair the
damage declines as we grow older. According to
Darwinian natural selection, once we are past the
age of reproduction and caring for our offspring,
we are useless anyway, so our cells repair
mechanisms become unnecessary.
Experiments with laboratory animals indicate
that, with treatment, cell repair can be extended,
increasing the human lifespan as much as
fivefold. Its debatable whether anyone would
want to live that long. Wolpert quotes George
Bernard Shaw that a person would require an
insane self-conceit to believe that an eternity of
himself would be tolerable even to himself.
The author, 81, who teaches at University
College, London, admits to occasional episodes
of depression. But he notes that the most
common age for depression is just 45.
His formula for successful aging includes
restricting calorie intake and keeping physically
and mentally active. Having a religious faith,
keeping a pet and living in the country all
contribute to healthy, happy aging, he says.
Age management is already a moneymaking
business in America, with private doctors
charging up to $1,275 a month per patient
to monitor medically supervised lifestyle
regimens. Jeffrey Leake, a senior doctor at the
Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, told
the London Sunday Times that the steep cost is
a strong incentive to ensure adherence to the
programming.
For those without that kind of money to
spend, Cambridge University researcher Aubrey
de Grey advised Times reporter Lois Rogers
that the short answer to healthy aging is: Dont
smoke, dont get fat - and dont retire.
David Yount, Scripps Howard News Service
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1400 W. Hillcrest Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 480-9991
http://www.ahacv.org
Cabrillo Economic
Development
Corporation
702 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 659-3791
http://www.cabrilloedc.org
Hillcrest Royale -
Retirement Residence
190 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-0035
http://www.
communityretirement.com
Many Mansions
1459 E. Thousand Oaks. Blvd.
Bldg. D
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-4948
http://www.manymansions.org
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like to share information. Thats when it becomes
even more important to sit down with your loved
ones and ask the tough questions so you fully
understand their financial picture, long before they
become unable to help with their own finances.
Start with a general discussion to find out their wishes on
who they want to control their finances as they grow older and
less able, or interested, in helping. Then find out where they keep
their financial documents and if you need access or rights, such as
becoming a joint holder of a safe-deposit box.
Be sure to fully understand all their assets. That includes
pensions, benefits, Social Security and investments, as well as their
daily bank accounts.
Start the conversations early. Dont try to do it all at once. And
be sure they know exactly what you are doing at all times.
Legal
Seeking out legal advice can pay off, particularly in dealing with
end of life issues. Its important to have a viable will and a lawyer
can help to sort through issues of living trusts, a durable power of
attorney for property management and for healthcare as well as an
advance healthcare directive.
Youll be glad you did all of the above when the time comes.
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Attorneys
Elder Abuse
Estate and Property
Attorneys
Financial / Investment
Services
Legal Assistance
Longterm Care Insurance
Financial,
Insurance,
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nonprofit agency
Attorneys
Lawoffices
of Lynn Ryder
5700 Ralston St., Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-4707
http://ryder-law.org
Elder Abuse
Resources
Abuse of an elder or dependent
adult includes the following
behaviors: physical abuse,
psychological abuse, neglect,
intimidation, cruel punishment,
financial exploitation,
abandonment, and/or causing
mental suffering. Services
available to victims of elder
abuse include: in-depth
information and referral,
investigation, assessment,
counseling, evaluation,
consultation, advocacy, and case
management.
Adult Abuse
Prevention Council
Ventura County
P.O. Box 3373
Ventura, CA 93006
(805) 389-0997
http://partnershipforsafefamilies.
org
Adult Protective
Services
Ventura County Human
Services Agency (HSA)
24-Hour Reporting Line
To report abuse or neglect
(805) 654-3200
Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100 ,Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7300
(800) 510-2020
Ventura County
District Attorney
Crime Victims
Assistance Program
(805) 654-3622
http://da.countyofventura.org/
special_prosecutions/victim_
services/victim_compensation.
htm
Longterm
Care Services of
Ventura County
To report elder abuse in
facilities
2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 35
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 656-1986
http://ombudsmanventura.org
Financial Abuse
Specialist Team(FAST)
Senior Concerns
401 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-0189
http://www.seniorconcerns.org
Estate and
Property
Attorneys
Edward R. Cainglit, Esq.
An Estate Planning &Wealth
Strategies LawFirm
31255 Cedar Valley Drive
Suite 212
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 597-8800
Legacy Lawoffice, PLC
1000 Town Center Drive
Suite 300, Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 647-1150
http://www.legacylawoffice.com
Nordman, Cormany,
Hair & Compton, LLP
1000 Town Center Drive
Sixth floor, Oxnard, CA 93031
(805) 485-1000
http://www.nchc.com
Financial/
Investment
Services
Administration for
Children and Families
LowIncome Home Energy
Assistance Program
(866) 674-6327
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/
programs/ocs/liheap
Bill Payers Inc.
P.O. Box 3478,
Ventura, CA 93006
(805) 985-3903
http://www.thebillpayers.com
County Schools
Federal Credit Union
4591 Market St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-4657
http://www.csfcu.org
Sandra Cherry, PFP
Financial Concierge Services
4 Seniors
(818) 706-3745
(805) 374-1744
sandra@
financialconciergeforseniors.com
http://
sandracherryfinancialplanner.
com
SamHoss
Financial Planner, Financial
Services MetLife
3027 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 367-2048
http://www.samhoss.metlife.
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Custom-designed Eligibility Analysis & Qualincation Plan
Application Preparation & Representation
Medi-Cal Recovery Claim Avoidance
Appeals of benents denial/loss
Veterans' Non-Service Connected Pensions for Aid
& Attendance; Homebound; etc
Non-service Connected Pensions for Surviving Spouse;
children; and parents
Veterans' Service Connected Compensation
Spousal Death & Indemnity Compensation
VA Appeals
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Eligibility Center
Ventura County Human
Services Agency (HSA)
http://portal.countyofventura.
org/portal/page/portal/VCHSA
East County
2003 Royal Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-4842
Oxnard
1400 Vanguard Drive
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-9363
Santa Clara Valley
725 East Main St., Suite 301
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-8300
Ventura
4651 Telephone Road, Suite 100,
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-4100
Internal Revenue
Service
751 Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 445-4771
http://www.irs.gov
Johns Senior
Assistance Plus
1200 Paseo Camarillo, Suite 280
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 383-9483
http://www.johnssaplus.com
Kipp Financial Group
950 County Square Drive
Suite 211, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-7654
(800) 234-7657
http://kippfinancialgroup.com
Seniors Against
Investment Fraud
(SAIF)
350 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8019
Social Security
Administration
(800) 772-1213
http://www.ssa.gov
Oxnard office
327 N. Fifth St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Thousand Oaks office
80 East Hillcrest Drive, Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Ventura office
3585 Maple St., Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
Surepath
Financial Solutions
Consumer Credit
Counseling Service
80 North Wood Road, Suite 200
Camarillo, CA 93010
(800) 540-2227
http://www.surepath.org
Tax Assistance
Franchise Tax Board
(800) 852-5711
http://www.ftb.ca.gov
Tax Preparation
Assistance
State Controllers office
P.O. Box 942850,
Sacramento, CA 94250
(916) 445-2636
http://www.sco.gov
Utilities / Rent /
Lease Assistance
Community Action
of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 436-4000
http://www.ca-vc.org
Health Insurance
Rebecca R. Phillips
Walker Financial Partners
4165 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 180
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 370-6667
SCAN Senior
Resource Center /
SCAN Health Plan
1001 Partridge, Suite 200
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-0365
http://scanhealthplan.com
Legal Assistance
Directs seniors, caregivers,
and advocates to resources
appropriate to their legal needs
and concerns.
California Rural
Legal Assistance
Serving rural low-income
families
338 South A St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-1068
http://crla.org
Camarillo Health
Care District
3639 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952 ext. 106
http://www.camhealth.com
Community Action
of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 436-4000
http://www.ca-vc.org
Conejo Free Clinic
80 East Hillcrest Drive, Suite 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-3575
Craig R. Ploss
290 Maple Court, Suite 118
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-8407
Dept. Fair Housing
and Employment
http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/DFEH/
default
Employment/Public
Accommodations
(800) 884-1684
Hate Violence
(800) 884-1684
Housing District Office
(800) 233-3212
Grey Law
of Ventura County
290 Maple Court, Suite 128
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-2266
http://greylaw.us
Housing
Rights Center
Fair Housing and
Anti-Predatory Hotline
Serves Ventura County
(800) 477-5977
http://www.hrc-la.org
RosenbaumMediation
Intergenerational
Family Matters
http://www.
rosenbaummediation.com
Senior Legal Hotline
Free legal advice, assistance
and education for seniors
444 N. Third St., Suite 312
Sacramento, CA 95811
(800) 222-1753
http://www.seniorlegalhotline.
org
Simi Valley
Free Clinic
2060 Tapo St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 522-3733
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Allowyourself more control with
end of life treatment decisions
POLST directive is simple but powerful legal document, preventing confusion
P
hysician Orders for Life-
Sustaining Treatment
(POLST) is an available
option terminally ill
patients nowhave to direct medical
personnel on the type of treatment
(if any) they would want toward the
end of their lives.
According to Mary Carr,
executive director of the Ventura
County Medical Association (VCMA),
POLST is a medical and legal form
printed on bright pulsar pinkcard
stock paper and is recognized by
emergency roomphysicians and
medical personnel around the
county.
After a discussion between
a patient and treating physician,
this fairly simple but extremely
powerful legal document is signed
by both parties and gives terminally
ill patients control over end-of-life
decisions.
POLST was first developed in
Oregon in 1990 due to concerns that
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and
advanced healthcare directives did
not insure that the patients wishes
were being honored.
It is a much more direct form
and prevents confusion as to how
a terminally ill patient should be
treated by a medical facility. The
heavy card stock paper formis
durable and can travel along with
the patient if they are transferred
fromone care facility to another.
Designed for people who have
a chronic progressive illness, serious
health condition, or are medically
frail, a completed POLST formdetails
specific end-of-life decisions that
a patient wants honored. These
decisions can include the use of
cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
antibiotics, IV fluids, the use
of intubation and mechanical
ventilation, or artificial tube
feeding. In addition, POLST outlines
the patients wishes regarding
whether or not they want to be
transferred out of their residence to a
facility for medical treatment.
It (POLST) should go hand-in-
hand with an advanced healthcare
directive,Carr said. Patients know
what their desires are and they
understand the importance of
discussing end-of-life issues with
their physician. A patient should
begin talking with their physician if
there is a possible terminal disease in
the next 12 to 24 months.
Age is not a consideration in
deciding if POLST is right for your
situation. The document can be
used by both terminally ill adult and
pediatric patients, Carr said.
POLST differs froman advanced
healthcare directive because it
requires a physicians involvement
along with a signature. It can prevent
unwanted or medically ineffective
treatment, reduce suffering by the
patient and family and insure that
patients wishes are honored during
an extremely difficult and stressful
time.
Once signed by the patient and
physician, POLST becomes a valid
order in any medical setting and
must be followed by healthcare
providers. The lawalso provides
immunity for any medical steps
taken to implement the orders on
the POLST.
The Ventura County Medical
Association is the local Physician
Orders for Life-SustainingTreatment
Coalition coordinator.
For more information, or to
obtain a POLST form, contact a
VCMA trained staff member at 484-
6822. Ventura County hospitals also
have the POLST formavailable.
On the Web, visit the Coalition for
Compassionate Care of California at
http://www.coalitionccc.org
John Howard, Special to Eldercare
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Volunteer Legal Services
4475 Market St., Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-7599
http://vcba.org
Ventura County
District Attorney
Consumer Protection
and Mediation
(805) 654-3110
http://da.countyofventura.
org/cepd.htm
Ventura County
Jewish Family Service
Justice Clinic
857 East Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-6565
http://www.jfsvc.org
G
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be one of the most difficult
transitions older adults must
make. Many see themselves
several years younger and
insist they are capable of
the task. However, in many cases, no
longer are they free to handle lifes
basic journeys on their own, whether
its a quick trip to the grocery store,
shopping, visiting friends across town
or getting to the doctors office.
There are alternative means of
transportation in the county. Costs can
vary. Whether it be Dial-a Ride or other
organizations, be assured theres no
need for older loved ones to believe
they are not free to go to the places
they enjoy and by no means are they
meant to be homebound.
In this
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Emergency
Medical
Fixed Routes
Non-Emergency
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Transportation providers
sensitive to the specific needs
of older adults and the disabled.
Fare costs vary among providers
and destinations.
Emergency
Medical
Lifeline Medical
Transport
632 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 653-9111
In an Emergency dial 911
http://www.lifelineems.net
American Medical
Response
Serving all of Ventura County
(800) 404-1222
In an Emergency dial 911
http://www.amrventura.com
Fixed Routes
Buses that operate on a regular
schedule with stops at specified
locations.
Camarillo
Area Transit
City of Camarillo
601 Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 988-4228
http://www.ci.camarillo.ca.us.
Gold Coast
Transit Access
Serving Ojai, Oxnard
Port Hueneme andVentura
201 E. Fourth St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 487-4222
(800) 448-6133
http://www.goldcoasttransit.
org/schedules/maps.html
Moorpark
City Transit
City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6257
http://ci.moorpark.ca.us
Ojai Trolley Service
City of Ojai
P.O. Box 1570,
Ojai , CA 93024
(805) 646-5581 ext. 207
http://www.ojaitrolley.com/
index.htm
Simi Valley Transit
City of Simi Valley
490 W. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-6456
http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
Thousand Oaks
Transit
City of Thousand Oaks
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 375-5473
http://www.totransit.org
VISTA
Ventura Intercity Service
Transit Authority
950 County Square Drive
Suite 207, Ventura , CA 93003
(805) 642-1591
(800) 438-1112
http://www.goventura.org
Non-Emergency
Medical
A to BTransport
A Darancare Corp Co.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D & C
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 389-1600
(877) 256-5533
http://www.atobtransport.com
Conejo Medtrans
190 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9080
http://www.conejomedtrans.com
Ambassador Medical
&Wheelchair
Transportation
269 Manzanita Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-7104
ambassadortranspot@gmail.
com
Select Home Care
30101 Agoura Road, Suite 204
Agoura Hills , CA 91301
(818) 889-5766
http://www.selecthomecare.
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Senior/Disabled
A to BTransport
A Darancare Corp Co.
4820 Adohr Lane, Suite D
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-1600
(877) 256-5533
http://www.atobtransport.com
Agoura Hills
Dial-A-Ride
Serving Oak Park
30001 Ladyface Court
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 707-2005
http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us
Ambassador Medical
&Wheelchair
Transportation
269 Manzanita Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-7104
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Walking through the emotional journey of aging
Aging isnt easy once you hit a point in life.
Some dread turning 40 and for others it isnt until
they qualify for the senior menu, that they really
feel the sting.
In my 10 years of working in senior care, I
have never had anyone tell me they were happy
to be in their 70s, 80s or 90s. With the worry
of decreasing physical ability or increase of
forgetfulness comes the biggest fear, which is
depending on others. Since many adult children
dont live close or have very busy lives, many
seniors face these fears alone. In an attempt to
keep some independence or not to be perceived
as aburden on family, the decision is made to
look into assisted living.
The decision to move into an Assisted Living
community is not only a decision of location
and services provided, but that of emotional
comfort. For many seniors their sense of security
and independence is tied to their home, and
with its loss they will have the sense of losing
themselves. This emotional struggle is at the
forefront of every decision to move to Assisted
Living or to try and stay home. The emotions felt
are different based on who is experiencing them.
For the senior, there are stages of emotions
through the process, much like that of grief. First
is the feeling of anxiety and fear of the unknown.
If you have never lived in Assisted Living, you
wont have much to draw from. The belief that
independence is lost and you are moving toa
home is the biggest misconception. Tip: Spend
time with residents of communities you like,
before you make a decision.
Next is the feeling of being overwhelmed
and loss of control. Big decisions of where and
when and what to do with a home and all ones
belongings is too much for a senior to process at
once. Breaking it into steps and asking for help
from family and friends is a must.
As the family member, usually the adult child,
look for signs that your senior loved one needs
some assistance. Some examples are: is the house
not being kept the way it always has been, is the
person losing weight, are there more leftovers
or half eaten meals in the fridge than usual, or is
your loved one less socially active than before.
Tip: Start conversations sooner than later and
have a plan for when help is needed. Some of the
feelings of loss that are experienced by mom and
dad carry over to the adult child, so it is important
to be empathetic, but still stay positive.
Others can be of help in walking through this
emotional journey of aging. This includes friends,
clergy, respected medical professionals and other
seniors who have walked the road you are on
now. Emotions can sneak up on us when we least
expect it. The best counter attack is to do your
homework early and know what your options are,
and take your friends and family into the aging
battle with you.
Amanda Larson is the sales and marketing
director for AlmaVia of Camarillo, which offers
Assisted Living and Memory Care. For more tips
call 388-5277..
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District Care-A-Van
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-2529
http://www.camhealth.com/
transportation.htm
Conejo Medtrans
190 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9080
http://www.conejomedtrans.
com
Fillmore and Piru
VISTA Dial-A-Ride
950 County Square Drive
Suite 207, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 524-2319
http://www.goventura.org
Gold Coast
Transit Access
http://www.goldcoasttransit.org
301 E. Third St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 649-4421
(800) 448-6133
Help of Ojai
111 W. Santa Ana St.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5122
http://www.helpofojai.org
Moorpark
Dial-A-Ride
City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 375-5467
http://ci.moorpark.ca.us
Santa Paula
VISTA Dial-A-Ride
950 County Square Drive
Suite 207 Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 933-2267
(800) 438-1112
http://www.goventura.org
Simi Valley
Dial-A-Ride
Simi Valley Transit
490 W. Los Angeles Ave.,
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-6464
http://www.simivalley.org
Thousand Oaks
Dial-A-Ride
Thousand Oaks Transit
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 375-5467
http://www.totransit.org/
government
VCTC
Ventura County Transportation
Commission
For ADA Certification Appt.
950 County Square Drive
Suite 207, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-1591
(800) 438-1112
http://www.goventura.org
Other
Conejo Medtrans
190 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-9080
http://www.conejomedtrans.
com
Roadrunner Shuttle
240 S. Glenn Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-8196
(800) 247-7919
http://www.rrshuttle.com/user/
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Nutrition
Resources
ts important to eat a
healthy diet no matter
what age you may be.
But as the years go by
it can become more
difficult.
There are several
resources that provide
meals to eligible seniors and
other eligible participants
at their place of residence
or at congregate meal sites
throughout the county.
Meals must meet dietary
guidelines as published
by the secretaries of the
Department of Health and
Human Services and the
United States Department
of Agriculture. To enroll in
either the home-delivered
or congregate meal
program, contact the site
nearest you.
In this
section
Food Banks
CalFresh
Congregate
(Group) Meals
Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels
Nutrition Counseling
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The following listings are public
agencies.
Food Banks
Care & Share Food Bank
5924 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Suite F, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 522-5676
FOOD Share, Inc.
4156 N. Southbank Road,
Oxnard, CA 930306
(805) 983-7100
http://www.foodshare.com
Manna Conejo Valley
Food Bank
020 Crescent Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-4959
http://www.mannaconejo.org
CalFresh Program
The CalFresh Program, formerly
known as Food Stamps, helps to
improve the health and well-
being of qualified individuals by
providing them a means to meet
their nutritional need adding to
their food budget.
Ventura County
Human Services
http://portal.countyofventura.
org/portal/page/portal/VCHSA
East County
2003 Royal Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-4842
Oxnard
1400 Vanguard Drive
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-9363
Santa Clara Valley
725 E. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-8300
Ventura
4651 Telephone Road, Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-4100
Congregate
(Group) Meals
Meals are provided to eligible
seniors and other eligible
participants at congregate sites,
usually local senior centers.
These meals are required to meet
dietary guidelines.
Apple-a-Day Caf
Senior Lunch Program
Camarillo Health Care District
1605 E. Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952 ext. 143
http://www.camhealth.com/
seniorLunch.htm
Fillmore Senior Center
533 Santa Clara St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-3756
http://www.fillmoreca.com/
senior.htm
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Moorpark Active
Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6261
http://ci.moorpark.ca.us
Oxnard Senior Centers
http://oxnardrec.org
Wilson Senior Center
350 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8029
Colonia Senior Center
126-B Amelia Court
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 385-6163
South Oxnard Senior Center
200 E. Bard Road
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-0852
Spreckels
Community Center
530 W. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-4226
http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/
CommunityServices.htm
Rendezvous Caf
Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-6365
http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
Eastside Cafe
Ventura Silvercrest
750 S. Petit Ave.
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 648-3035
http://www.cityofventura.net/
cs/senior-services
Westside Cafe
Ventura Avenue
Adult Center
550 N. Ventura Ave.,
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-3035
http://www.cityofventura.net/
cs/senior-services
Marquee Caf
Goebel Senior Center
Conejo Recreation
& Park District
1385 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 381-2746
https://www.crpd.org/index.cfm
Help of Ojai
West Campus
Senior Nutrition
370 Baldwin Road
Ojai, CA 93024
(805) 646-5122
http://www.helpofojai.org
St. Francis of Assisi
Church breakfast site
1048 W. Ventura St.
Fillmore, CA 93016
(805) 524-1306
San Salvador Mission
4053 Center St.
Piru, CA 93040
(805) 477-7311
barney.gatlin@yahoo.com
Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
Senior Nutritiion
Program
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7339
http://aaa.countyofventura.org
Home
Delivered Meals
Meals are provided to eligible
seniors and other eligible
participants at their place of
residence and are required to
meet dietary guidelines.
Brown Bag Program
for Seniors
FOOD Share
4156 N. Southbank Road
Oxnard, CA 930306
(805) 983-7100
http://www.foodshare.com
Camarillo Health
Care District Senior
Lunch Program
Home Delivery Service
1605 E. Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952
http://www.camhealth.com/
seniorLunch.htm
Fillmore Senior Center
533 Santa Clara St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-3756
http://www.fillmoreca.com/
senior.htm
Moorpark Active
Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6261
http://ci.moorpark.ca.us/cgi-bin
Wilson, Colonia, South
Oxnard Senior Centers
350 North C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8029
http://oxnardrec.org
City of Port Hueneme
Senior Nutrition
550 Park Ave.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 988-6676
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.
ca.us/Recreation/Senior.htm
Ventura Avenue
Adult Center
550 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-3035
http://www.cityofventura.net/
cs/senior-services
San Salvador Mission
4053 Center St.
Piru, CA 93040
(805) 477-7311
barney.gatlin@yahoo.com
Meals onWheels
Nonprofit organizations that
provide home delivered meals.
Help of Ojai
West Campus
Senior Nutrition
111 W. Santa Ana St.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5122
http://www.helpofojai.org
Santa Paula
530 W. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-8277
Simi Valley
Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-6042
http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
Nutrition
Counseling
American Dietetic
Association
Nutrition Info. / Find a Dietician
120 S. Riverside Plaza,
Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 877-1600 ext. 5000
http://www.eatright.org
Community
Memorial Hospital
Dietician and Classes
147 N. Brent St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 652-5066
http://www.cmhshealth.org
The Simple Life
Fee based. Shopping service for
seniors and the disabled.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 794-4005
http://www.shopping the
simplelife.com
Support
Groups
G
roups that offer
moral support,
advice and
information on a
variety of topics
relating to seniors
and their loved ones can be
extremely helpful when one feels
they are the only one experiencing a
struggle of some sort.
As much as we all are different,
we are quite similar as well. Listed
in this section are just some of the
support groups that will allow you to
connect with others having similar
experiences. Chances are there is
a support group for whatever you
might be struggling with. If it is not
in this listing, call the Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
at 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.
Theyll hook you up.
Support groups offer
moral support, advice and
information on a variety of
topics relating to seniors and
their loved ones. The following
all are government or nonprofit
agencies.
Alzheimers
Association
California Central Coast
Chapter Ventura office
80 Wood Road, Suite 302
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-6028
http://alz.org/cacentralcoast/
in_my_community_support.asp
American
Cancer Society
Greater Ventura County
2186 Knoll Drive, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-4248
http://www.cancer.org
American Diabetes
Association
Los Angeles office
5200 Century Blvd., Suite 480
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 966-2890
(800) 342-2383
http://www.diabetes.org
American Heart
Association
Ventura Division 333
(805)445-7050
http://www.americanheart.org
American Lung
Association
(805) 963-1426
http://www.lungusa.org
American Red Cross
Ventura County
Chapter
Executive Headquarters
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 987-1514
http://www.arcventura.org
Arthritis Foundation
2253 Las Positas Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4685
http://www.arthritis.org
Assisted
Home Hospice
http://www.assisted1.com
2140 Eastman Ave., Suite 203
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 677-2100
468 Pennsfield Place, Suite 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(895) 371-9988
Buena Vista Hospice
143 Triunfo Canyon Road
Suite 103
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 777-1133
http://www.
buenavistahospicecare.com
Braille Institute
Santa Barbara Regional Center
Serves Ventura County
2031 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-6222
(805) 983-3324 (voice mail)
http://www.brailleinstitute.org
Camarillo Health
Care District
Support Groups
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-1952
http://www.camhealth.com/
chcd.php
Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-6870 ext. 11
http://www.camarillohospice.org
Coast Caregiver
Resource Center
1528 Chapala St. Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-8821
(805) 962-3600
Hospice of the Conejo
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 204
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805)495-2145
http://hospiceoftheconejo.org
Kids and Families
Together
Kinship Support
Services Program
856 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-1446
http://www.kidsandfamilies.org
Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles , CA 90045
(310) 342-5800
http://www.leukemia.org/
hm_ils
Life After Brain Injury
P.O. Box 1556
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
(805) 493-5555
LifeAfterBI@gmail.com
http://www.LifeAfterBrainInjury.
org
LongtermCare
Services of
Ventura County
Ombudsman Services
2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 35
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 656-1986
http://www.
ombudsmanventura.org
Muscular Dystrophy
Association ALS
Division
402 E. Carrillo St., Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 560-7651
http://www.als-mda.org
Parkinsons Disease
Support
American Parkinsons Disease
Association
(866) 499-2732
http://apdaparkinson.org
Parkinsons Disease Support
Serving Ventura County
and beyond
(805) 482-2151
http://pdoutreach.com/default.
aspx
Ojai
(805) 646 4120
Simi Valley
(805) 526 5895
Ventura
(805) 647-2960
Westlake Village
(805) 498-7095
Tri-County GLAD
Serving the deaf and hard
of hearing community
702 County Square Drive
Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-6322
TTY(805) 644-6323
http://tcglad.org
Ventura County Jewish
Family Service
Senior Peer Counseling
857 E. Main St.
Ventura ,CA 93001
(805) 641-6565
http://www.jfsvc.org
Plan for the inevitable; get organized
While you can never plan for the emotional
response from a death, you can ease some of the
anxiety by taking a few steps to help organize
and execute plans once someone has passed.
Here are a few suggestions:
Discuss everything. While it is impossible
to know for sure, there are reports that nearly
25 percent of life-insurance policies are never
claimed. A big reason for that has to be that loved
ones dont know what policies were in place. If
you find yourself digging for documents for your
loved one talk with your family about everything.
Store important information (will, policies, etc.) in
one spot and let family members know where it
is. A Life.doc or binder with all of your important
legal, financial and insurance information is a
great way to ensure your loved ones will know
where to turn.
Help parents put together a living-will
and power-of-attorney documents in advance
of health problems. If dementia sets in at a later
date youll be glad you took the time to get
organized since you may be responsible for there
care. Compile all of their medical and insurance
information in one binder that is accessible and
easily update, with the latest information.
Resist the temptation to control and learn
to lean on others for help with those things
you arent very good at. The process of getting
through the first few weeks of a loved ones death
is much easier to bear.
Determine divisions. The last thing
that grieving relatives need is fights over who
gets Grandmas favorite brooch. If your loved
one did not specify how to divide up the
possessions, allow some time to pass and then
get together and figure it out. An example of
this is family members planning a weekend at
the beach to mark the one-year anniversary of
her grandmothers death in 2007. Not only did
they honor her memory, but they went through
her items and reminisced. Waiting a year gave
everyone time to settle his or her emotions,
and holding the get-together in a place her
grandmother loved gave everyone perspective.
3. Delegate. Whatever the task that is needed
to do, let each family member in on the action. It
helps avoid the inevitableI am doing everything
fight and helps bring together family members at
a time when you need each other the most.
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Active
Living
In this
section
Education
Employment
Trainng
Fitness
Libraries
Recreation
Theater/
Entertainment
Travel
Denotes government or
nonprofit agency.
Education
The following organization
provides contact information
for institutions that offer classes
in a variety of subjects designed
for the lifelong learner.
Camarillo Health
Care District Lifeline
of Ventura County
3639 E. Las Posas Road
Suite 117, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388 1952 ext. 132
http://www.camhealth.com
Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute
California State University,
Channel Islands
One University Drive
Sage Hall, 2nd Floor
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 437-2748
http://www.csuci.edu/exed/
Osher.htm
Conejo Valley
Adult School
1025 Old Farm Road,
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
(805) 497-2761
http://conejoadultschool.org/
index.htm
Road Scholar
Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
11 Ave. De Lafayette
Boston, MA 2111
(800) 454-5768
http://www.roadscholar.org
Oxnard Adult School
1101 W. Second St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-2578
http://www.oxnardadulted.us
Simi Valley
Adult School
and Career lnstitute
1880 Blackstock Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 579-6200
http://www.simi.tec.ca.us
Ventura Adult and
Continuing Education
Lifelong Learners
5200 Valentine Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 289-7925
http://www.vace.com
Ventura County
Community
College District
255 W. Stanley Ave.
Suite 150, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 652-5500
http://www.vcccd.edu
Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 378-1400
http://www.moorparkcollege.
edu
Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 986-5800
http://www.oxnardcollege.edu
Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-6400
http://www.venturacollege.edu
Employment
Training
Several agencies provide
resources for seniors who wish
to find employment.
California
Department
of Rehabilitation
http://www.rehab.ca.gov
Oxnard-Ventura Branch
1701 Pacific Ave., Suite 120
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-2400
Thousand Oaks Branch
325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 140
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 371-6279
Ventura County
Employment Services
Information
(800) 500-7705
1802 Eastman Ave., Suite 112
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-5993
TTY(805) 650-0669
http://www.ilrc-trico.org/home.
html
National Association
for Hispanic Elderly
Project Ayuda
315 South C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 240-7771
http://www.anppm.org
Senior Community
Service Employment
Program(SER)
Jobs for Progress
(805) 933-8448
(805) 654-5239
Santa Clara Valley
Job and Career Center
725 E. Main St., Suite 101
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-8300
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Fitness
RSVP Bone Builders
(805) 385-8019
Preventative Health
Care for Adults
Ventura County Public Health
(805) 654-7600
http://www.vchca.org/ph/
nursing/senior.html
Libraries
Literacy
Outreach Program
Oxnard Public Library
251 S. A St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7536
http://www.oxnard.org/
literacynew.html
The Ventura County
Library Adult
Literary Program
196 S. Fir St.,
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-4484
http://www.vencolibrary.org
Ventura County
Library Services
Administration
(805) 677-7150
http://vencolibrary.org
Albert H. Soliz Library
(El Rio)
2820 Jourdan St.,
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 485-4515
Avenue Library
606 N. Ventura Ave.,
Ventura CA 93001
(805) 643-6393
Camarillo Library
4101 Las Posas Road,
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5222
E.P. Foster Library
651 E. Main St.,
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-2751
Fillmore Library
502 Second St.,
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-3355
Historical Museum
Library
100 E. Main St.,
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 653-0323
Meiners Oaks Library
114 N. Padre Juan Ave.
Meiners Oaks, CA 93023
(805) 646-4804
Oak Park Library
899 N. Kanan Road,
Oak Park, CA 91377
(805) 889-2239
Oak ViewLibrary
555 Mahoney Ave.
Oak View, CA 93022
(805) 649-1523
Ojai Library
111 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93040
(805) 646-1639
Oxnard Main Library
251 South A St.
Oxnard CA 93030
(805) 385-7507
Oxnard Colonia
Branch Library
1500 Camino Del Sol, Suite 26
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8108
Piru Library
3811 Center St.
Piru, CA 93040
(805) 521-1753
Ray D. Prueter Library
510 Park Ave.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 486-5460
Saticoy Library
11426 Violeta St.
Saticoy, CA 93004
(805) 647-5736
Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 526-1735
South Oxnard
Center Library
4300 Saviers Road
Oxnard CA 93033
(805) 385-8129
Grant R. Brimhall
Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-2660
Newbury Park
Branch Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-2139
Moorpark Library
669 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6370
Recreation
Port Hueneme
Dept. of Recreation &
Community Services
(805) 986-6542
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.
ca.us
Rancho Simi
Recreation and
Park District
1692 Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-4400
http://www.rspd.org
Southeast Ventura
County YMCA
100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 295
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-3801
http://www.sevymca.org
Ventura Adult and
Continuing Education
5200 Valentine Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 289-7925
http://www.tdcstudios.com
Theatre /
Entertainment
Pegasus Transit Inc.
210 Beedy St.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 988-1540
http://www.pagasustransit.com
Thousand Oaks
Civic Arts Plaza
http://www.CivicArtsPlaza.com
Box office (805) 449-2787
Travel
Pegasus Transit Inc.
210 Beedy St.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 988-1540
http://www.pagasustransit.com
City of Ventura
Travel Programs
420 E. Santa Clara St.,
Ventura CA 93001
(805) 648-2829
http://www.cityofventura.net/
myventura
Ventura County
Area Agency on Aging
646 County Square Drive
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7310
(800) 510-2020
http://aaa.gov
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