Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store is one of 13 social service non-profits which receive free rent at the Community Conscience Human Services Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Revenues from the store benefit Senior Concerns which provides programs such as Senior Advocates, Adult Day Care Center, Senior Family Support Service, and Meals on Wheels. We sat down with Senior Concerns President Andrea Gallagher to learn more about their organization.
Community Conscience is seeking nominations for the 2020 Mardi Gras Ball King and Queen!
Sarah, age six, was experiencing changes in her appetite, sleep and levels of play that were of concern to her mom and grandmother after Sarah witnessed domestic violence at home. They had been referred to Interface by Sarah’s teacher, Ben, when Sarah began to isolate from her friends at school.
Who would have guessed replacing some old toilets would have such a big impact?
Shortly after 9:00 am on Monday, May 13, a young woman named Beverly walked toward the front doors of Community Conscience. Pregnant, and holding her two-year old child’s hand, she paused while her daughter tugged at her dress. “Mommy, look at the bunny,” the little girl said, pointing to the colorful, five-foot-tall rabbit outside of the building.
On June 13th at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks, the City of Thousand Oaks Senior of the Year awards and dinner was held. Ricki Mikkelsen was announced as the winner of the 2019 Senior of the Year award!
“I love to teach Zumba® moves,” says Andrea, stopping for a moment to catch her breath after a group fitness program. “And I love helping other participants learn about strength training, and even things like stability exercises.” This attitude and passion is commendable in anyone, but it’s especially impressive in Andrea, a young adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Andrea has seized on an opportunity provided by Fit 4 The Cause, which has pioneered a Move*Dance*Breathe™ syndicated program that incorporates diverse exercise styles into each one-hour exercise session.
Each year in May Community Conscience has a Spring Luncheon. We invite the Directors of each agency in the Human Services Center, Community Conscience Trustees, and Advisory Council members. Also invited are the elected officials of neighboring cities. It is a chance for each agency housed in the Human Services Center to give a presentation about their incredible services. This year the event took on a delightful new twist as you will see below.
Jerry Miller and Sherrill Hyink have been named King and Queen of the 27th annual Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball.
Our goal is to continue to operate and maintain this facility that guarantees our non-profit agencies a rent-free office. This allows the agencies to concentrate their funds and resources directly on programs and support for their clients. None of this is possible without your dedication to the underserved in the Conejo Valley.
Congratulations to Sal Sandoval, our Treasurer, who received the Pacific Coast Business Times 2018 Latino Business Person of the Year Award in the category of Finance and Banking at the Crown Plaza in Ventura last night!
On June 7th, 2018, the City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging held the Dinner and Award Ceremony to honor the nominees for Senior of the Year. This years nominees were Bob Caccavo, Sharon Leir, Irene Seda, Margaret Fieweger, and Nancy Healy. Each nominee has made significant contributions to the community and well deserved the recognition.
As a Community Conscience tenant, Villa’s West Region office saves between $40,000 to $50,000 each year that would otherwise be spent on rent. Another great benefit of Community Conscience’s building is that it functions as a one-stop shop for Villa’s clients and other vulnerable community members.
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce didn’t think another day should go by without Fran Brough getting her just rewards. At its March 2 Recognition Gala, Brough received the organization’s highest citizen honor: Volunteer of the Year.
It has been two years in the works and she has finally arrived! The installation of the statue took place during the last weekend of January 2018. Conejo Cottontails is a collaborative project created by Art Trek and the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, both non-profit organizations. Each Cottontail is uniquely designed by a different artist.
Bob Engler and Helene Ross have been named King and Queen of the 26th annual Mardi Gras Ball, which will be held the evening of Saturday March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village Hotel. The Ball is Community Conscience’s largest fund-raiser and this year’s title sponsor is Union Bank.