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Introducing New Executive Chef Bryan Gross

Posted on: October 28, 2021

Our new Executive Chef, Bryan Gross, was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, the first of three children followed by two sisters who all grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He started playing the drums in elementary school and then all the way through high school and beyond. He performed with a multiple-time national and […]

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October Resident of the Month Ruby Lawton

Posted on: October 1, 2021

Ruby was born June 1, 1923, in London, England. She danced with the London Academy of Ballet. Her family moved from England to Toronto, Canada, and Ruby continued dancing on stage.  She worked as a professional model in Canada, and she also won the title of Miss Toronto. Ruby married and had two sons in […]

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The Adventures of Ms September 2021, MJ Murphee

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Our Ms. September, MJ Murphee, was raised in Garden City, Long Island, New York and spent summers between Jones Beach on Long Island, Camp Kokosing in Waterford, Maine, and her family farm in Vermont. She graduated from college in Kansas where she met her husband. They had two children, a boy, and a girl. When […]

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August Employee of the Month Rachel Tucci!

Posted on: August 15, 2021

We couldn’t let August go by without giving a shout out to our employee of the month Rachel Tucci! In her own words: “WOW! I am happy to be the employee of the month! I have had the privilege of doing activities with Anne for almost three years now. Each day everyone’s positive attitude makes […]

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Meet Our Ms. August, Cathy Barringer

Posted on: August 5, 2021

Cathy Barringer was born in Burbank, a second-generation Californian, and raised in Van Nuys as a Valley Girl. After she graduated from Van Nuys High, she enrolled at Stanford University. She met James Carlisle Barringer (Carl) when he returned to Stanford after serving in the Infantry in Europe during WWII. They were married when she […]

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Welcome to Our New Concierge Mariah Sever

Posted on: July 20, 2021

We’d like to give an official welcome to Mariah Sever! Mariah has worked as our concierge at the front desk for the past two months. She said she is loving it! She is currently a student at Ventura College studying to become a psychologist. She has a passion to work with and help children and […]

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Say Hello to July’s man of the month!

Posted on: July 3, 2021

“Honest Abe” is our July Man of the Month. In our latest newsletter, Abe tells about his early years growing up in Central California, his stint in the army during the Korean war, and his career and family life after. You’ll also meet our newest residents and meet our employee of the month, Ana Rosas. […]

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June Employee of the Month Mirella Rocha

Posted on: June 12, 2021

Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Mirella Rocha! Mirella has four sisters and one brother named Aaron Rocha who also works here at Ventura Townehouse. He motivated her with the stories he shared about all the residents. Mirella says she enjoys being a part of the residents’ lives each day, especially when the servers […]

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June 2021 Townehouse Newsletter

Posted on: June 3, 2021

June 2021 – Hello Summer! In our June Ventura Townehouse resident newsletter, meet Ms. June Susanne Gottfried. Susanne was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hungarian-born parents. Her father was a potter and a sculptor. Her parents exposed her and her two sisters to lots of culture, taking them to museums, concerts, theatre, and ballet from […]

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Indianapolis Here We Come!

Posted on: May 27, 2021

MY DAD WAS A RACE CAR DRIVER AND I GREW UP IN BLUE JEANS! By Townehouse Resident Maxine Snelgrove The green flag drops and the race cars enter the first corner of the quarter-mile dirt oval. My dad, in an open cockpit #15 red V8 midget race car, is among them. Dust covers our vision. […]

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  • 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.

    Stacy B.
  • 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!

    Janie H.
  • 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.

    Kelvin F.