Council on Aging

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To serve as an advisory body to the City Council on matters concerning senior adults in the community. Council on Aging and the City coordinate several events for seniors in the community. The Council on Aging also oversees the planning and implementation of the City Senior Adult Master Plan and reports to City Council annually.

The Committee consists of nine Commissioners, 55 years of age or older, serving 2-year rotating terms. City residency is required of all members.

Members: Nine Commissioners (must be 55 years of age or older) and a City resident. Commissioners serve two year terms.

Meetings: Monthly, excluding July and August.

2017/2018 Council on Aging Commissioners

  • Loretta Allen, Vice Chair
  • Karen Gorback, Chair
  • Jeffrey Bert 
  • Ron Hage
  • Nick Fotheringham
  • Tony Gitt
  • Terri Maria
  • Donna Mortimer  
  • John Posta

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.  Please visit Senior Services Resources for more information.

Council on Aging Meetings

The Council on Aging conducts public meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The Council does not meet in July/August.

The meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm is held in the Board Room of the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Free parking is available in the Civic Arts Plaza Parking Structure.  The televised meetings include presentations on issues of interest to seniors. Please see the list below of past presentations.   Meetings are also televised on TOTV (Check your provider's listing for local station channel).

The public is invited to share items under the Council's purview during the public comment section of the meeting, 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 Council on Aging, for additional information.

2017/2018 Guest Speakers

Past Meeting Videos are archived for viewing on TOTV.  Topics and dates are listed below

October 4:  Joint Care Replacement - Los Robles Hospital

November 1:  Healthcare Update - Betty Berry
December 6:  The Myths and Legends of Thanksgiving
January 10:  Alzheimers vs. Dementia - Los Robles Hospital
February 7:  Heart Care - A-Fib - CPR - Los Robles Hospital
March 7:  Navigating Health Care - Los Robles Hospital
April 4:  Health Maintenance Screening
May 2:  Crimestoppers
June 6: Why Volunteer? In Their Own Words 

2016/2017 Guest Speakers

Past Meeting Videos are archived for viewing on TOTV.  Topics and dates are listed below

November 2: Medicare Update - Betty Berry
December 7:  Fraud and Scams - Detective Tim Lohman
January 4:  Nutrition & Bone Health - Dr. Diana Sarkisyan, UCLA Health System
February 1:  Preventing Heart Disease: What You Can Do - Dr. Shah, Cardiologist, UCLA Health System
March 1:  Pain Management Breakthroughs for Seniors - UCLA Health System
April 5:  Advance Care Planning, Kate Lewis, Dignity Health
May 3: Geneology - Myths and Legends of Paul Revere
June 7: Why Volunteer? In Their Own Words 

The meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month is a workshop meeting held at 10:30 am in the Training Room of the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road. The Training Room is at the back of the library. Park near the Children’s Entrance and look for the sign to the meeting. This meeting is not televised.

    For questions or additional information contact Francine Sprigel, (805) 381-7362 or

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