Council on Aging

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Purpose

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.

2019/2020 Council on Aging Commissioners

  • Stephen Allen
  • Stephanie Belding
  • Jeffrey Bert 
  • Tony Gitt
  • Rossanna Guerra
  • Terri Maria
  • Donna Mortimer  
  • John Posta
  • Karen Sylvester

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.

2018/2019 Guest Speakers

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

October 3:  Pinhole Heart Surgery - Powerpoint
November 7: Reverse Mortgage Counseling - Powerpoint
December 5: Wills, Living Trusts - Powerpoint
February 6: Preventing Skin Injury as We Age- Powerpoint; Clean Power Alliance - Powerpoint
March 6: Nutrition and Supplements - Fact or Myth - UCLA Health - Powerpoint
April 3:  Neuro-Interventionist (retrieves clots from strokes) - Powerpoint
May 1:  Los Robles Hospital 50 years of History - Powerpoint
June 5:  Why Volunteer? In Their Own Words 

The meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month is a workshop meeting held at 1:00 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Free parking is available in the Civic Arts Plaza Parking Structure. This meeting is not televised.

    For questions or additional information contact Francine Sprigel, (805) 381-7362 or councilonaging@toaks.org.

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