Health and Wellness

Stroll healthy for pets, too

POOCH PERFECT—Blanca DeCosta of Oak Park gets more bang for the buck by taking multiple dogs at one time as part of her local dog walking business. She’s also a professional dog trainer.

Belmont Village puts safety, health first

Belmont Village Senior Living communities are celebrating the gift of “community immunity” while putting the spring back in everyone’s steps among the seven Los Angeles area locations: Hollywood Hills, Burbank, Westwood, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Rancho Palos Verdes and Encino. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a significant light on the dangers of seniors living alone at home,” said Patricia Will, Belmont […]

Workshops for those with cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host the following free virtual educational workshops for people affected by cancer. Cancer and the Law: Five Tips in Spanish from 6 to 7 p.m. Wed., April 21. The workshop will discuss the importance of various legal issues that can stem from a cancer diagnosis and five tips on how to approach them. The […]

Finding work through Project Search

People with disabilities helped in obtaining employment


The pandemic interrupted Kevin Clark’s internship at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard last year. The 25-yearold can’t wait to get back to work. The Camarillo resident, who is deaf and nonverbal, always knew he would be a great fit for a workplace; he just needed a chance to demonstrate his positive attitude and skills. That’s when Project Search […]

Milestone heart procedure achieved at Los Robles hospital

Hearts are being healed at Los Robles Regional Medical Center using what the hospital calls a “game-changing device.” Neurologist Gilbert Tausch is the 100th person at Los Robles Regional Medical Center to be implanted with the Watchman-FLX, a Food and Drug Administration-approved implantable device for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, commonly referred to as AFib. “I was taking a blood […]

BRIEFS

Walking to support suicide prevention The annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, hosted by the Los Angeles and Central Coast chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., April 24 online and anywhere participants like. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (District 44) will speak at the event, along with others. There will be a […]

Woolsey victim is leading the charge for better fire safety

Group launches initiative to protect homes from blazes


In 2018, Elaine Himelfarb saw her home go up in flames as the Woolsey fire tore through Ventura and Los Angeles counties, burning over 1,600 buildings and nearly 100,000 acres. Now, as executive director of the nonprofit Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council, she’s working to protect county homeowners from wildfires through education about home protection and fire safety. “We’re an […]

Workshop on dementia care

Senior Concerns will present a two-day online workshop for family caregivers of aging loved ones titled “Dealing with Dementia” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues. and Wed., March 30 and 31. The workshop will provide strategies for dealing with dementia behaviors, including tips for caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves. The workshop was developed […]

Talk on colorectal cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present an online workshop “Colorectal Cancer: An Overview and What’s New” with Dr. Ashwin Kashyap from noon to 1 p.m. Mon., March 22 on Zoom. The talk is for those who are worried that they or loved ones will contract colorectal cancer, have already been diagnosed, or are going through treatment. Kashyap will talk […]

Free clinic seeks medical volunteers

The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks continues to build its all-volunteer medical, dental and legal team that provides free care for low-income adults and children. The clinic seeks additional team members in family law, endodontic dentistry, medicine, nursing, dental, medical assisting and reception. Family law attorneys will help the legal clinic’s clients by phone. Endodontists will treat two dental […]


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