2014-07-03

County selects new provider for Oak Park Dial-A-Ride, shuttle services



As of July 1, Oak Park has a new operator for its on-call transportation services and the Kanan Shuttle. Ventura County has contracted with the City of Thousand Oaks to offer local public transportation service through Thousand Oaks Transit. Thousand Oaks also provides bus service for the City of Moorpark. Some vehicles have been specifi cally assigned to Oak Park. […]

The Other Side of 50



What’s that you say? It always surprises me when new information about the aging process comes my way and a previously puzzling situation suddenly makes sense. I call it the “aha” moment. This week’s “aha” moment, which involved my father-in-law, occurred as I read an article titled “Hearing Loss, Undiagnosed and Undertreated,” in a journal called Today’s Geriatric Medicine. I […]

What Medicare covers in the hospital




One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital insurance, and Part B, which […]

Afiery big-rig accident



Authorities arrested the driver of a big-rig truck on suspicion of DUI on Sunday after a crash on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. The accident occurred just west of the Lindero Canyon Road interchange shortly after 9 p.m. Police say the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle, which ran into the center divider then caught fi […]

Zumba at ALS benefit



The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will present a Zumbathon and Family Fun Day fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., July 13 at Gateway Church, 2946 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Activities will include Zumba, a magic show, animal petting zoo, bubble mania and food. Proceeds will benefit the local Golden West Chapter’s Care for Kids Program. For more information, […]

How will we care for the caregivers?

Families must deal with growing senior population


A tsunami is coming and the community may not be prepared, according to Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns. The organization, which supports seniors and their caregivers, met with Conejo Valley government, health and nonprofit agencies on Monday to talk about providing care for the elderly in the face of a looming crisis: The number of seniors in need is […]

Witnesses sought



The California Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run accident that occurred May 30 on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. About 3:35 p.m. that day, Gary Sherwin, 68, of Thousand Oaks was riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle south on the freeway just south of Lakeview Canyon Road when the driver of a car to his left changed […]

Attorneys give good advice



Free joint replacement class



Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold classes to prepare people for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Home preparation, exercises and rehabilitation will be discussed. The classes will on Wed., July 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Belmont Village Senior Living, 3680 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tues., July 15 at Sunrise Senior […]