Health and Wellness

Organizations asked to host blood drives

Red Cross helps with planning

To help meet the constant demand for blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is asking individuals and organizations to host a blood drive. The Red Cross needs about 200 additional hosts to sponsor local blood drives in December, January and February. The decrease in the number of blood drives during the winter can contribute […]

Businesses can be certified as ‘Dementia Friendly’

This summer the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association and other partnering agencies rolled out Dementia Friendly Ventura County to provide better service to local residents living with dementia and to their caregivers. Initial efforts are targeting local businesses with a challenge to become dementia-friendly. Borne out of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to address […]


Classic cars rev up for ADA benefit The 4th annual ADA Charity Car Show, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 at MB2 Raceway. 1475 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will have classics, hot rods, customs, lowriders, cruisers, imports and muscle cars. Car entries need to arrive by 10 a.m. […]

Kids shape up with the Rams

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley had the opportunity to connect with Michael Brockers of the L.A. Rams and his wife, Faith, during a special two-part visit. At a goal setting workshop held at the Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Thousand Oaks, Faith Brockers talked to the youth about the importance of setting goals […]

How to shop for health, drug plans

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

When you shop for a new car or truck, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of year when you can shop for a Medicare health […]

Cycle with the sisters

The Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley will host a screening of “Bike Beyond,” a documentary about Type 1 diabetics who cycled across the country, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5 at a private home in Agoura. Diabetes Sisters is a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others who […]

Salon is pretty in pink for breast cancer awareness

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