Health and Wellness

Honorees announced for CSC’s Evening of Hope

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara has announced its slate of honorees and two celebrity emcees for the Evening of Hope Gala on Sat., April 27 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. In addition to the awards presentation, the evening will also have a cocktail reception with music by pianist Bryson de Ruyter, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and […]

2019 benefit walk takes the scenic route

Event to fund programs and services for families affected by cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present its inaugural Hope Walk health fair and family trek on Sat., June 15 around Westlake Lake. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. at CSC headquarters, 530 Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. Two walks are available in the push to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer: a 5.5- mile stroll […]

Author studies dementia among indigenous people

Jonathan Yahalom, a 2003 graduate of Oak Park High School, has published a book that studies issues of caregiving in a rural Mexican community —and sheds new light on how the people in the region cope with age and memory loss. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, the book is titled “Caring for the People of the Clouds: Aging and […]

Pickleball players learn rules of the game

BRIEFS

Finding new ways to heal from grief Camarillo Health Care District will present “Honoring the Grieving Heart: A Community Healing Workshop” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., April 25 at the district headquarters, F building, Stes. 160 and 161, 3639 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. This mini-workshop will show participants how to hold their grief in a place of honor while […]

America’s diet examined

A screening of the documentary “Eating You Alive,” followed by a discussion with nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl, will take place from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough. The program will open with a free plant-based buffet lunch and conclude with a Q&A on the topics of anti-aging and longevity. […]

Program on Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association will present a free workshop titled “Living With Alzheimer’s: Early Stage” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues., April 9 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, and again from 10 a.m. to noon Thurs., April 25 at AlmaVia of Camarillo, 2500 N. Ponderosa Drive. Attendees can hear from other care partners and individuals […]

Take a walk for Parkinson’s

The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day, Ventura, A Walk for Parkinson’s to unite the community in the fight against the disease. The walk will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 13 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Drive, Ventura. Funds raised through Moving Day will support research and community programs to improve the […]

Good game, good health for these young stars

Tips on staying healthy in flu season

It’s not too late to get your shot for influenza

As of March 11, Ventura County has seen 10 influenza-related deaths this flu season, which started in October. Last year at this time, there were 46 deaths resulting from complications from the influenza virus. Many deaths seen during a flu season occur in people who have multiple health issues, such as diabetes, dementia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Robert […]


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