Senior of the Year: Recognizing our Volunteers
|Nominations: January through March. Forms are available here.
Nominees must be: over 60 years of age and a Thousand Oaks/unincorporated area resident and volunteer for three of the past five years. See nomination form for details.
Each year the City's Council on Aging (COA) honors senior volunteers with an awards ceremony and social and recognizes a Senior of the Year. More than 1,200 senior adult volunteers contribute their time and energy to more than 80 non-profit agencies, schools and community organizations in the Thousand Oaks area. Senior adults donate approximately 275,000 volunteer hours annually, providing much-needed support to our community.
If you belong to a club or organization that would like to hear more about the Council on Aging and the Senior Adult Master Plan, please call (805) 381-7362 or email the Council on Aging. We will provide a speaker and a five-to-10 minute presentation.
Senior Adult Master Plan
In 2009, the City Council approved the Senior Adult Master Plan, which has been recognized as a model statewide. As part of this plan, community focus group meetings are held quarterly to share concerns and ideas about our aging community. Please email Council on Aging or call 805-381-7362 for more information and next meeting date.
Senior Nutrition Lunch Program
The Conejo Recreation and Park District administers the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program at the Goebel Cafe located in Goebel Senior Adult Center. The Cafe also offers a breakfast menu and is open to the public. For information call (805) 381-2746. Cost is $3.00 for Senior over 60 (suggested donation).
A quarterly informational newsletter produced by Council on Aging. This newsletter includes interesting information, community events, and important numbers.
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 for more information.