Senior of the Year: Recognizing our Volunteers
Nomination Forms are now closed for the 2020 Senior of the Year!
See nomination form for details.
Five nominees have been chosen to recognize for our 2020 Senior of the Year Awards. While we may not be able to gather together for an event, we will be sending awards out via mail and making an announcement in the June 4 Thousand Oaks Acorn. Stay Tuned!
Please help us in congratulating nominees:
- Frank Bellinghiere
- Stanley Bochniak
- Terry Moerler
- Jackie Pizitz
- Nora Wells
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.
Thank you for those who attended the 2019 Senior of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony on June 13, 2019 to honor and congratulate 2019 Senior of the Year - Rikki Mikkelsen (nominated by Community Conscience.
and 2019 Senior of the Year Nominees:
- Cynthia Bell
- Gail Field
- Chuck Huffer
- Patricia Jones
- Stasia Simrall
COVID-19 SENIOR 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, firstname.lastname@example.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.email@example.com Meal delivery services www.vcaaa.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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.
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.