Babette and John moved to Ventura from beautiful Whidbey Island Washington, their home for the last 16 years. Prior to that they lived in Philadelphia. Babette was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love. She attended Connecticut College for Women and went on to obtain a degree from the Temple University School of Law. John grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from Gannon University and, after a stint in Turkey with the Peace Corps, he obtained a Master’s degree in urban & Regional Planning from Wayne State University in Detroit. Babette’s legal career focused primarily on financial matters, both prosecuting fraud cases and in international finance for major financial institutions. John had a long career with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in Philadelphia.
They have one son, who lives in Valencia and two orange tabby cats, Red and Blue. The Thompsons are animal lovers and long-time Sierra Club members. They look forward to working on environmental causes here in SoCal, and they support programs aimed at providing assistance to unhoused persons. The Thompsons have done a lot of world travel and even lived in Africa for a couple of years, so they hope to be able to continue to indulge their zest for adventure. Both are avid readers and are hoping to find book clubs of like-minded individuals. They are also hoping to find people who are interested in the occasional bridge game.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.