Inspirational Quotes

The following are some of Carol’s favorite quotes that can turn any day from negative to positive! “I dwell on possibilities” – Emily Dickenson “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.” – … Read more

Camarillo Hospice Ready to Aid

  As a nonprofit volunteer hospice and grief counseling center since 1978, Camarillo Hospice serves anyone dealing with a life-limiting illness or grief after a loved one has died. “Once counseling has been started, there is no endpoint in mind, as long as progress is being made,” said Sandy Nirenberg, president and CEO. “Other issues … Read more

Sunrise Optimist Club of Ventura

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Ventura is an affiliate of Optimist International, an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the wold. The club is a member of the Pacific Southwest District, which is part of Optimist International. The club’s motto is to be “A Friend of Youth”.

 Founded in 1960, the Sunrise Optimist … Read more

A Lasting Legacy Through Dedication

After working as the executive director for NAMI Ventura County (part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) for seven years, Ratan Bhavnani is retiring this summer. ’Helping families is the most critical component to NAMI Ventura County,’ Bhavnani said. ‘When they connect with us they realize that they are not alone and that there … Read more

Extended Learning Academy

Extended Learning Academy

Suz Montgomery, Founder, Executive Director of Extended Learning Academy, who oversees the Extended Learning Academy says that, “Classes keep people engaged in living/learning, since education is a powerful vehicle.” She said that seniors are no longer invisible. “10,000 seniors (Baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964) are going into retirement a day.” (Baby Boomers Retire). … Read more

CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly

“Did you know that CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly in Ventura County is one of the original pilot programs for volunteer caregiving in the nation?” Executive Director Tammy Glenn said that, “CARGIVERS was one of 25 pilot programs founded in 1984. The model in Ventura Count has inspired more than 600 similar programs around the … Read more