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Senior of the Year: Recognizing our Volunteers

Nomination Forms for the 2021 Senior of the Year are available from

January 15-April 1, 2021!

 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. 

Five nominees were chosen recognized for our 2020 Senior of the Year Awards. 

Please help us in congratulating nominees: 

  • Frank Bellinghiere
  • Stanley Bochniak
  • Terry Moerler
  • Nora Wells

And selected Senior of the Year Jackie Pizitz!

Thank you all for your contributions to our community each and every day.  We appreciate you! 

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. 

COVID-19 SENIOR SERVICES

FOOD SERVICES: 

Action VC - Shopping service Kayla.Sawoski@actionvc.org or call 805-987-0300

Goebel Adult Community Center, 1875 E. Janss Rd. - Drive-Thru hot meals, seniors over 60, Monday - Friday, 11:30-1:30

Food Share Pop-up Pantry, Conejo Creek Park South, low-income families and seniors living in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park, drive-thru and pick up a prepackaged food box with items from all 5 nutritional food groups, Thursdays 12-2pm, ID to show residency required.

Manna Food Pantry - low income families and seniors, Tuesdays 10-3, Thursdays 10-4, Saturdays 10-1, 3020 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks.  805-497-4959 www.mannaconejo.org 

Senior Concerns - 805-497-0189, info@seniorconcerns.org;  www.seniorconcerns.org   

  • Meals on Wheels - now accepting new clients for meal deliver services 
  • Shopping and Errand Services - will match a vetted volunteer with a senior who needs items from grocery store or pharmacy
  • Food Pantry - shelf stable foods, paper goods and toiletries are available for delivery to seniors in need who are not able to reimburse for a personal grocery shopping trip. 

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) - Seniors 60+ and those with disabilities:  Full-service pantry for VC residents.  Two weeks food will be provided.  Delivery only. 805-477-7300, Lois.vcaaa@ventura.org   Meal delivery services www.vcaaa.org. 

INFORMATION SERVICES

2-1-1  Yes, just dial 2-1-1, live assistance will help you find a service.  this is a great link to thousands of local health and human services resources with a live person and is available 24/7. 

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging - www.vcaaa.org, or call 805-477-7300, or email lois.vcaaa@ventura.org

LIBRARY SERVICES

Virtual Library open 24/7 for e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, games, audio books, educational classes and so much more.  https://asktolnow.tolibrary.org/ask

SUPPORT SERVICES

Senior support hotline: 1-800-235-9980  8am - 5pm Monday through Friday; clinically trained interns and volunteers staff the hotline

ACTION VC: Phone companionship for seniors 805-987-0300 

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Have everything you need but want to give back: 

Manna: Shelf stable food donations are needed at: Manna, 3020 Crescent Drive, drop off Mon - Friday 8-4pm, Saturdays 9:30-1

Senior Concerns: Shelf stable food donations and personal care items are needed.  Drop off at Senior Concerns 401 Hodencamp  Road, Thousand Oaks 805-497-0189; 10:00 am to 3 pm

Harbor House: Sign up to make lunches in your own home and deliver between 1 and 2 pm on the date you sign up for. April slots are filled but May slots are open.  www.harborhouseto.org 

Volunteer to provide phone companionship through Action VC: email or call Kayla at: Kayla.Sawoski@actionvc.org or call 805-987-0300.

Community Outreach

If you belong to a club or organization that would like to hear more about the Council on Aging and local senior services, please call (805) 381-7362 or email the Council on Aging. We will provide a speaker and a five-to-10 minute presentation.

Senior Nutrition Lunch Program

The Conejo Recreation and Park District administers the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program at the Goebel Cafe located in Goebel Adult Community Center.  For information call (805) 381-2746. Suggested Donation is $3.00 for Senior over 60.  The Cafe also serves cook to order breakfast for all ages from 8:30 - 11:30 Monday through Friday and all items are under $5.

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.

2009 Senior Adult Master Plan

In 2009, the City Council approved the Senior Adult Master Plan, which has been recognized as a model statewide. Please email Council on Aging or call 805-381-7362 for more information.