Senior Services

Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social

Thousand Oaks is fortunate to have 1,200 senior adult volunteers who contribute their time and energy to aid over 80 non-profit agencies, schools and community organizations. Each year, senior adults donate approximately 275,000 volunteer hours, providing much needed support to the Thousand Oaks community.

Each year, the City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging (COA) dedicates an event to honor senior volunteers through the annual Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social. The COA accepts nominations for “Senior of the Year” from January through March. In order to qualify, nominees must be over 60 years of age and have been a resident in Thousand Oaks for three of the past five years. All volunteer contributions over a senior's lifetime, as noted on the Nomination Form, will be considered.  Please note that nominees must have volunteered in some capacity during three of the past five years in the City of Thousand Oaks or in the unincorporated areas of the City (this includes Newbury Park and the Ventura portion of Westlake Village).  The selected Senior of the Year will agree to serve as a spokesperson for volunteerism. 

To nominate a volunteer for the 2016 Senior of the Year please click here to fill out the online nomination form

Council on Aging Meetings
To watch meetings or guest speakers live click here 
and then click on the "TOTV Live" icon.  To watch archived videos click on "Council on Aging" on the sidebar located on this page. Scroll down to find the speaker you would like to watch.  Videos are typically uploaded within 48 hours of the live meeting. 

Conejo Connections
Conejo Connections is an online, community resource directory with special sections for seniors, containing information on the following topics:
Civic Organizations
End of Life Issues
Finance/Insurance/Legal Issues
Food & Nutrition
Support Groups
Other, including information about pets, shopping and miscellaneous services

Go directly to Conejo Connections on the web at

If you know of services that need to be added or an entry that needs updating, please contact
If you would like help using Conejo Connections or have service questions you can:
- Stop by the City Hall lobby information desk during business hours and they will be happy to help you;
- Call Customer Service at 805-449-2290;
- Stop by the Thousand Oaks or Newbury Park Libraries and ask a librarian a the reference desk.  they have access to many online databases including Conejo Connections and can help you find what you need;
- Use our "Ask a Librarian" service by calling 449-2660 Ext 5 Or chat with a librarian at
The Senior Buzz
Council on Aging publishes a quarterly newsletter to provide information to seniors about services available to them in the Conejo Valley.  Click here to view.

Senior Adult Master Plan (SAMP)

In 2009, the City of Thousand Oaks City Council approved the Senior Adult Master Plan which is now well into the implementation phase.  Community focus group meetings are held quarterly to share concerns and ideas about our aging community.  Please contact or call 805-381-7362 for more information and next meeting date. 

Community Outreach
If you belong to a club or organization that would like a speaker for a brief presentation on the Council on Aging and the Senior Adult Master Plan please call (805) 381-7362 or e-mail, 
We will provide a speaker and brief presentation that fits nicely into a 5-10 minute time slot.  Contact us today.

Other Senior Adult programs and resources 
provided by the City of Thousand Oaks are:
• Dial-a-Ride
 T. O. Transit 
Senior Residence and Day Care List 2015
• Housing Assistance Program

Senior Nutrition Lunch Program

The Conejo Recreation and Park District administers the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program - "the friendliest lunch hour in town" at the Marquee Cafe in the Goebel Senior Adult Center. The program is donation and grant funded. A new menu is featured each month.  For information call (805) 381-2746; $3.00 Senior 60+; $5.00 for those under 60.  Meals on Wheels and Brown Bag services are also available through Senior Concerns.

Senior Discounts

Many local retailers and restaurants offer senior discounts and do not advertise this fact. Be sure to ask when you patronize local establishments.  

For more information on senior services please contact Council on Aging Staff Liaison Francine Sprigel, (805) 381-7362 or