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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Ventura County Health Care Agency are excited to announce the third convening of the Ventura County Senior Summit on April 21, 2012, at California State University Channel Islands. This year’s Summit will focus on the health and wellness of seniors in our County. Participants will engage in important discussions on how to integrate mental, emotional, and physical care throughout the aging process, and learn how to be proactive in taking charge of one’s own health.

Participants sign up for workshops, enjoy a complimentary lunch while listening to the keynote presentation on health and longevity led by health care professionals in Ventura County. Following lunch, participants will have the option of attending an afternoon session of their choice, including a brand new forum called "Ask the Doctors" where seniors can discuss important questions with doctors.

Si desea asistencia en español para inscribirse para en la Cumbre sobre Personas de la Tercera Edad, por favor llame al (805) 654.2613.


Senior Summit Agenda
8:30-9:00 Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Welcome by Ventura County Board of Supervisors
     Introductions by Robert Gonzalez, MD, Ventura County Health Care Agency Director
     Dr. Richard R. Rush, President of California State University Channel Islands
Morning Sessions
9:30-10:30 First Session Topic
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-11:40 Second Session Topic
Lunch & Keynote Presentation
11:40-12:15 Brown Bag Lunch
12:15-1:15 Keynote Presentation: “Living Longer, Living Better” presented by Robert Gonzalez, MD; James J. Helmer, Jr., MD, and Cheryl Lambing, MD, FAAFP
1:30-2:30 Afternoon Session


Check-in begins at 9:30 AM in the Malibu Conference Hall
Welcome by James J. Helmer, Jr., MD
10:00-11:00 - Palliative Care: Palliative care and its team approach to providing specialized care to patients and their families when suffering a life-threatening or life-limiting illness or injury
11:15 -12:15 - Integrative Medicine in the New Millennium: A Challenge for the Future = Return to the Past
12:30-1:30 - Memory Loss — When is it Alzheimer's?

We are very excited to include a Healthcare Professionals Track available to doctors and nurses. 3 hours of CME are offered in the field of geriatric medicine.

Si desea asistencia en español para inscribirse para en la Cumbre sobre Personas de la Tercera Edad, por favor llame al (805) 654.2613.

Our Community House of Hope provides a loving end-of-life care home to those in need, so they won’t have to suffer alone in their final days. Click here to read more about their mission and to donate to this good cause.

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Crystal Years Sponsor

Summit Contributors

2005 Senior Summit Action Plan
2009 Senior Summit Action Plan

For More Information:
Email seniorsummit@ventura.org
Please Contact Your County Supervisor

Office of Supervisor Bennett (District 1) Ventura, Ojai 805-654-2703
Office of Supervisor Parks (District 2) Thousand Oaks 805-214-2510
Office of Supervisor Long (District 3) Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Fillmore 805-654-2276
Office of Supervisor Foy (District 4) Moorpark, Simi Valley 805-955-2300
Office of Supervisor Zaragoza (District 5) Oxnard 805-654-2613