Conejo Connections is a resource directory and center to provide service information to all citizens in the community. It is operated by volunteers in our community, and was developed as a result of the Senior Adult Master Plan and Youth Master Plan Implementation. The center is open in the lower level food court of the Oaks Mall Tuesday through Sunday from 12-6. Stop by and visit our volunteers next time your at the Oaks Mall. The web directory is available anytime at www.conejoconnections.org. If you have any suggestions for services to add to our directory, please email CouncilonAging@toaks.org.
Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social
Thousand Oaks is indeed fortunate to have 1,200 senior adult volunteers who contribute their time and energy to aid over 80 non-profit agencies, school and community organizations. Each year, senior adults donate approximately 275,000 volunteer hours, providing much needed support to the Thousand Oaks community.
The City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging (COA) dedicates an event to honor volunteers through its annual Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony and Social. The COA is accepts nominations for “Senior of the Year” from January through March for the previous year. In order to qualify, nominees must be over 60 years of age and have been a resident in Thousand Oaks for three of the past five years. All volunteer service that benefits the community will be considered as accomplishments for the previous year.
If you know of a special person that stands out among the rest, one who has given above and beyond the call of duty assisting senior adults in the community, please encourage the agency they volunteer for to nominate them. Nomination packets are always available. The 2013 Senior of the Year nomination period will be open January - April 16, 2014. The Dinner and awards Ceremony will be held on June 5, 2014 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center. Tickets will be available in May.
Televised Public Meetings
The Council on Aging holds televised meetings with guest speakers to discuss matters of interest to seniors. The Council on Aging is currently on hiatus. Meetings will convene on September 4, 2013. Meetings are open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Boardroom on the third level of the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. They are also available for viewing on TOTV Channel 10 and on the City website. The public is invited to share their opinions during public comments, listen to guest speakers, or announce an event or something monumental in their lives such as a birth of a new grandchild or an anniversary or birthday. If your organization has a special event coming up, come announce it on our program. Call (805) 381-7362 or e-mail, Councilonaging@toaks.org for additional information. Council on Aging also hosts the Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony.
Tentative guest speakers schedule for the 2013/2014 (After meeting date, link is posted to video archive):
September 4: Senior Concerns and Conejo Recreation and Park District
October 2: Energy Conservation Forum
November 6: Betty Berry on Medicare changes
December 4: Evolution Independent Living - Aging in Place
January 1 - no meeting Holiday
February 5: Ventura County Transportation Commission Unmet Needs Workshop
March 5 Ventura County Public Defender's Office - Conservatorships and Probate
April: Dr. Paul Dougherty - Vision Issues
May: Thousand Oaks Medical Health needs
June: Senior Adult Master Plan Team updates
Video links from 2012/2013 meetings:
February 6, 2013 David Solie - How to Say it to Seniors
December 5, 2012 Tee Barr - Brain Fitness
November 7, 2012 Betty Berry, Medicare Changes
October 3, 2012 meeting was on Health clinics in the Conejo featuring the Ventura Public Health Care Agency and UCLA Health
Senior Adult Master Plan (SAMP) - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOU!
This year the Senior Adult Master Plan (SAMP) Implementation Committee will be implementing high priority action steps as approved by City Council [Implementation Plan (Oct. 25, 2012) and Report to City Council]. Members on these implementation teams will be actively working in the community with businesses, service organizations, and senior facilities. Bring your expertise and community interest, and be part of a challenging, first-of-a-kind, leadership opportunity.
City of Thousand Oaks City Council approved the Senior Adult Master Plan that is now in the implementation phase. Those interested in participating in this process should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-381-7362. Additional information can also be found in the SAMP brochure.
The Council on Aging produces a quarterly newsletter with information about upcoming programs and helpful links to services. Check the Senior Buzz out online and let us know what you think.
Other Senior Adult programs provided by the City of Thousand Oaks are:
For more information contact Francine Sprigel, (805) 381-7362 or email@example.com