Join Celebrate Sweetly at its second annual “The Only Holiday in August” event. This engaging evening features a preview of Celebrate Sweetly’s Holiday 2016 selection, samplings of gourmet local and artisanal finds, entertainment and more. Twelve gift baskets will also be raffled, and 100% of the raffle proceeds will benefit the Conejo Compassion Coalition. RSVP by August 15 for the Wednesday, August 24 event, held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Garden Hotel, by calling 805.751.6177 or visiting CelebrateSweetly.com.
The Ladin Subaru Love Run’s 1,900 participants recently raised more than $80,000 for Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program. All proceeds from the Love Run directly support the Meals On Wheels Program, which delivers two nutritious meals to home-bound seniors in need in our community.
Just one year ago we launched the first issue of Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine into the community, showcasing the local jazz dynamo Bonnie Bowden and recognizing the Ronald Reagan library as a rich historical resource for all ages. Since that inaugural August issue, the people, places, businesses and events that make Conejo Valley the gem that it is have filled our pages. From the phenomenal community leaders, men and women who step up to selflessly serve those in need, to the inspirational and accomplished individuals and businesses that provide essential and specialty products and services that improve our lives in so many ways and the countless charitable organizations in the area, we have thoroughly enjoyed bringing you the best and the greatest the Conejo Valley has to offer.
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Learn all you need to know about dental implants at the “Change Your Smile, Change Your Life” dental implant seminar presented by Steven S. Greenman, DDS, of Greenman Smile Concepts at the Westlake Hyatt on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call for reservations and more information: 805.870.5915.
Camp Bow Wow’s emphasis on “Happy Healthy Pets and Happy Healthy People” ensures your pet’s experience at the Agoura Hills’ day and overnight camp is packed with fun and excitement. Find out why so many of Camp Bow Wow’s guests eagerly pull their parents across the parking lot through the front door in anticipation of another day of socializing and playing with their friends. We’re all about “Where a dog can be a dog.”
As both Virgil and Emerson agree, health is the cornerstone of wealth. True health extends beyond the physical to the mental and spiritual aspects of our lives. In fact, the World Health Organization defines health as a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Founded in 1982, Westlake Village Meals on Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit governed by a Board of Directors that operates with a single staff member and scores of local volunteers. The Westlake Village Meals on Wheels program is separate from Senior Concerns’ programs, although both partner with Los Robles Hospital for the preparation of meals.
When it comes to aging, most people agree that they prefer to “age in place” and stay in their own homes as long as possible.
You may recall reading an article about “Dealing with Stock Market Risk” last December. To recap, we concluded:
Thanks in large part to the fundraising efforts of the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club, money is no longer an obstacle for local women in need of a mammogram. The Junior’s recent $17,500 donation to the Conejo Free Clinic directly supports the Free Mammogram Fund, which allows women in the Conejo Valley to receive a free mammogram if they can’t afford to have one.
Women need to understand that men require “cave time” to wind down when they come home and flop down on the couch in front of the TV or read the paper. That is how they replenish their testosterone, and disturbing them too soon will not allow them to adequately restore their hormone levels.
Yep, man-o-pause, that’s right… we’re always hearing about women and their menopause experiences, but did you know that men go through their own type of menopause? Often when men feel like they are going through a midlife crisis, doctors and researchers explain that they are actually experiencing a form of male menopause called “andropause.”
When I visited with Daniel Glavey, a very experienced and qualified personal trainer at the Bay Club in Thousand Oaks, we planned to discuss how a trainer works with men over the age of 50. Daniel is a trainer certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Is there anything more important than our health and well-being? In order to take care of ourselves and our families, maintaining optimal health is a must. We at Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine would like to send a big thank you to all of our Health & Wellness service providers that help to keep us healthy and fit. Our quality of life is enhanced when we partner with these businesses to improve our health and well-being. Implementing positive and healthy lifestyle changes under their guidance helps us to live our best lives for ourselves, our family and our community.
On a chilly Tuesday in March of 1986, the last king of Rwanda stepped into a tea room in Pasadena.
Twenty-five years after fleeing his throne, eight years before a genocide in his country, King Kigeli V spent a quiet afternoon sipping a blend of Indian and Kenyan teas and dining on finger sandwiches at Rose Tree Cottage.