Health and Wellness

Free workshop on Alzheimer’s, dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free program on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 10 at Oxnard Family Circle, 2100 Outlet Center Drive, Ste. 380, Oxnard, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia will […]

Look and feel good during workouts

The right kind of apparel can make a difference

When it comes to clothing, people embrace different styles— even when exercising. Whether you do aerobics or yoga, play tennis or go cycling, there are specific togs made for each activity. So how do you pick what to wear? Some choices are common sense. Even a novice cyclist can understand that padded bike shorts will add an extra degree of […]

Speaker series on health and wellness

VOS Center for Jewish Life will present a three-part Health and Wellness Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Valley Outreach Synagogue, 26668 Agoura Road Calabasas.The first lecture of the year will take place Jan. 15. Dr. Marc Milstin will present “The Link Between the Brain, the Gut and Your Health, including Alzheimer’s.” The […]

Meals on Wheels takes gifts to the homebound

Meals on Wheels delivers wellbalanced meals to homebound seniors on every day of the year except Christmas, but that isn’t stopping them from still serving up the holiday cheer. During the days leading up to Christmas, volunteers for the Westlake-based Meals on Wheels will be dropping off small gifts to clients in addition to the healthy, well-balanced meals that are […]

New director for county healthcare leadership team

William “Bill” Foley has been named the director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Foley, 68, is expected to begin his new duties Jan. 21 at a salary of $370,000 plus a performance incentive of up to $80,000. He will be relocating to Ventura County from New York, where he currently oversees 11 acute-care hospitals. Under Foley’s leadership, the […]

Parade float honors organ donors

GIVE LIFE—The First Look Fiesta Float Program introduces civic leaders, hospital representatives and people from the organ, tissue and eye donation community to the 2019 Rose Parade float before its appearance at the Jan. 1 event in Pasadena. From left are Agoura Hills Mayor Linda Northrup with Pam and Bruce Endo of Agoura Hills. Pam Endo is a kidney and […]

Young racers compete in National Junior Olympics

Sterling White earns All America Standout

Seventeen athletes, ages 8 to 14, from the United Track and Cross Country club team based in Agoura Hills earned bids to race at USATF (U.S. Track and Field) Junior Olympics on Dec. 8 in Reno, Nev. The runners qualified after racing in November in Las Vegas, just days after all 17 athletes evacuated during the Woolsey fire. Sterling White […]

Judaysia offers haircut that can make hair thicker, fuller and healthier

COMMENTARY /// Hair treatment

Millions of women and men suffer from fine, thin, hair leaving their scalp to be visible and vulnerable to the sun. Women often experience a thin looking hairline, or a balding flat spot in the back of the crown. Hair that was once thought hopeless can now be cut to be thicker and fuller. Improper haircutting is one of the […]

Health system is at head of the class with ‘A’

Los Robles Health System was awarded an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the health system’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization that strives to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety […]

Brain seminar

The elder care and estate planning law firm of Terri Hilliard PC will offer a free, educational seminar for seniors, their families and caregivers from noon to 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 13 at the Janet Levett Chamber of Commerce Center, 600 Hampshire Blvd., Ste. 202, Westlake Village. A light lunch and beverages will be served. Neurologist Dr. Liliana Cohen will […]

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