Health and Wellness

Support for Borderline survivors

A series of survivors support group meetings for those who were present at the Borderline Bar and Grill the night of the Nov. 7, 2018 shooting will begin June 20. Sessions will meet from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays at Engage community room, 660 Hampshire Road, Ste. 102, Westlake Village. The national nonprofit organization Give an Hour will host the […]

Run/walk to benefit local teacher

The Jewel Levine Foundation will host the second annual July 4 5K/10K Run Walk at 7:30 a.m. Thurs., July 4 at Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Robbin Lund has been chosen as a recipient for the funds raised at the event. Lund has taught for 25 years in Oak Park. She currently teaches kindergarten. She was […]

Active kids build healthy minds

Baseball mother goes to bat in fight against cancer

If it weren’t for baseball, Christine Porter wouldn’t be who she is today. The 49-year-old mother of two credits playing the sport (baseball, not softball) as a child with giving her the strength to face the many curve balls life has thrown her way. Since January she’s been dealing with her biggest opponent yet: cancer. “My family is used to […]

New exec at West Hills Hospital

Isaiah Zirkle was named the new chief operating officer at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. As COO, Zirkle is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the acute care hospital, including areas such as patient satisfaction, quality of care, physician and staff relations and organizational culture. Prior to joining West Hills, Zirkle served as vice president of operations at MountainView […]

Healing the scars of Borderline, Woolsey fire

Calabasas Behavioral Health and BrainsWay will present a forum titled “After the Smoke Clears” from 3 to 9 p.m. Wed., June 19 at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Free to the public, the event will provide residents with self-help tools, resources and support as they continue to recover from the psychological scars the 2018 Woolsey and Hill fires as […]

Dementia workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold the second of three workshops of Living with Alzheimer’s, Middle Stages from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tues., June 18 at the Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Caregivers and professionals will discuss behavior changes, medications, home safety, driving, living alone and wandering for those caring for Alzheimer’s patients. For more information or to register, […]

A fit cause

Fit 4 The Cause will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., June 13 at Agoura Fitness, 28716 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The local nonprofit organization provides therapeutic exercise classes and nutrition education at no charge to thousands of low-income recipients including youth, seniors and individuals with special needs. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce […]

Community embraces Love Run

Four-time Olympian to kick off Cancer Support’s Hope Walk

Funds raised go to fight cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara announced that four-time U.S. Olympic water polo player, Terry Schroeder, will serve as the official starter for Hope Walk 2019, a community-wide fundraiser and awareness event in the fight against cancer. Following registration at 8 a.m. Sat., June 15, a health fair with wellness booths and information from the Cancer Support Community about their professional […]

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