Health and Wellness

Getting active on July 4

West Nile Virus update

On July 2, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that mosquitos sampled from the City of Ventura during the last week in June tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first mosquito sample collected in 2019 from Ventura County to test positive for WNV. The public is advised to […]

Medical company creates playtime

FOR THE KIDS— Employes of Caldera Medical, a medical device company in Agoura Hills, partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County to construct kids’ playhouses for military and veteran families. The Caldera team created three playhouses.

Good exercise, good health

Grant for respite care

Senior Concerns receives $5,000

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has awarded a $5,000 grant to Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks to provide respite care services for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. Senior Concerns was one of 15 organizations in nine states to receive grants as part of the foundation’s Milton and Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant program. Grant funding will […]

Support group helps parents

A monthly support group for parents of children with epilepsy will meet Tues., July 9 in the Valley Lupin Room, Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The free program is for parents to gain support and share information in an understanding setting. At 6 p.m., the group will have peer-led chat, beverages, epilepsy information, or on […]

Residents introduced to healthy products

Event showcases local vendors and service providers

Hospice blanket project creates a warm, cozy feeling

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 53466 made Busy Blankets for patients of the Hospice of the Conejo. Making the blankets was part of the Scouts’ requirement to obtain the Silver Award, the highest honor that Cadette Girl Scouts can earn. Scout members Maia Hines Woo and Skyela Goldbaum, both 14, came up with the idea to make the Busy Blankets. They […]


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