Ventura Council for Seniors to Host Forum on VCAAA Programs and Resources

price arial, view sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The Ventura Council for Seniors (VCS) will host an educational forum focusing on the programs and resources offered to the public through the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA). The forum is slated for April 21, stuff at 10:30 a.m. 

Designed to provide members of the community with information and resources related to the VCAAA, the forum, under the umbrella slogan of “Not Just About Aging, But Aging Well,” will include a variety of short presentations focusing on the the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP); the Award-Winning Fall Prevention Program; Case Management; the Award- Winning HomeShare Program; Senior Nutrition Program; ElderHelp; Information & Assistance; and the Agency’s Advisory Council and volunteer opportunities.

The VCAAA has services available to the more than 174,000 residents of the Ventura County who are 60 and older, as well as services for caregivers, adults with disabilities, and more. These services, sometimes unknown to the community, are crucial to improving the quality of life of the residents of Ventura County.

This educational forum will be held at the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education center (VACE), located at 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. Please contact (805) 648-3035 to reserve your spot.

The Ventura Council for Seniors is an advisory body that meets monthly to discuss issues important to seniors, caregivers and older adults. The meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC, 550 N. Ventura Ave.) and at the Silvercrest Senior Residence (750 S. Petit Ave.) in Ventura. Meetings alternate each month between the west and eastside locations. For more information about this organization please go to www.cityofventura.net/adult or call 805-648-3035

The next regularly scheduled VCS meeting is on Wednesday, April 20th at the Silvercrest Senior Residence with a featured presentation by Tanya Kellam from 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is a program that provides comprehensive information and referral services for Ventura County residents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 150 languages. Referral assistance ranges from job training, employment assistance, rental assistance, domestic violence services, in-home supportive care to the elderly, food banks, counseling, and evacuation and shelter information during disasters. 

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, an agency of the County of Ventura, is the principal agency in Ventura County charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting and to advocate for the needs of those 60 years of age and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

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