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Meet educator and author Patricia Rush!

Posted on: November 6, 2022

Patricia was born in San Gabriel, California. She studied at California State University, Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 and a Master of Arts degree in 1972, both in Spanish. During the period from 1970 until 1985, she served as a high school teacher in San Gabriel. In 1987 […]

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Introducing Ann Wells – Artist of the Month!

Posted on: September 12, 2022

Ann is always seeking to learn more, always trying to see things in new ways, and always ready to experiment with unfamiliar techniques and media. Ann brings a great deal to the world of art. Her enthusiasm and exuberance find their way into every piece she creates, bringing the viewer along on her journey of […]

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Welcome to Carl and Thelma Dingler!

Posted on: September 3, 2022

New residents Carl and Thelma recently moved to the Townehouse from Las Vegas after an 18-year retirement odyssey that took them to Oxnard, Prescott, Arizona, and Las Vegas. While they are happy to be back in Ventura County, Carl says that he almost froze to death the first few weeks. Carl had a forty-five-year career […]

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Introducing Barbara Morris, volunteer extraordinaire!

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Barbara Morris was born September 9, 1949, and was raised on a farm in Harrisville, Mississippi. Barbara has 11 siblings (6 brothers and 5 sisters). Her parents raised all her siblings in church, where she became very active. Barbara was a Sunday School teacher, choir director and the choir president. She also worked in the […]

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We welcome new resident Wai Jew!

Posted on: August 5, 2022

Wai was born and raised in China. She met her husband after the second world war. They married and moved to California with her husband’s father. They settled in Santa Paula and bought a grocery store in town. Wai and her husband, along with four children managed the store for eleven years. When the store […]

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A warm welcome to author Shirley Castro!

Posted on: August 2, 2022

In Shirley’s own words: I’m a mother, grandmother, retired teacher, and self-published author of children’s picture books called the Pelican Family Series. I love learning and helping children learn. I also love observing nature. It was doing that, watching a long line of brown pelicans fly by at the Manhattan Beach pier, that gave me […]

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Welcome new resident Tessa Weeks!

Posted on: April 7, 2022

Tessa was born in London, England, during World War II. In 1975 she moved to California and settled in Newbury Park with her husband and two children. During this time, she worked as a legal secretary. After meeting her new husband, Tessa found an opportunity to start her own business as a Certified Résumé Writer; […]

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Townehouse resident and centenarian Col Robert O. Beringer

Posted on: March 30, 2022

Meet Ventura Townehouse resident and centenarian Col Robert O. Beringer! Long-time Ventura resident Ret. Air Force Colonel Robert O. Beringer celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family this past fall, October 6, 2021. Born in Wisconsin as one of 8 siblings, Robert looks back on a long, fulfilled life of military duty, including a […]

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Woodwork Artist and Ventura Townehouse resident Rod Sanders

Posted on: February 28, 2022

Ron has always had an interest in woodworking, especially intarsia woodworking. This is the art of creating a mosaic-like picture from pieces of wood. Different species of wood are selected for their color and cut to size using a scroll saw. Ron would create an illusion of depth by carefully selecting the grain pattern and […]

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Meet Barbara Turner, our “Artist in Miniatures” at the Townehouse!

Posted on: February 18, 2022

As a child, Barbara always had a fascination with collecting dolls and accessories. However, it wasn’t until she retired that she made her first three-story dollhouse. Barbara attended workshops and classes to learn many fine techniques. During her travels, she visited specialty shops in Spain and Mexico. Many of her collections were found here in […]

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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.