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Meet our Ventura Townehouse 2021 Calendar Models

Posted on: December 22, 2021

“What a great year! Each month I had the privilege of working with my calendar guys and dolls, yet time seems to fly by so fast. Age never seems to be an issue and seeing our models actively participating in this project gave me great joy! Their smiles and enthusiasm inspired and motivated me to […]

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Introducing Pianist Barbara Reed!

Posted on: December 20, 2021

Barbara was born of German-American heritage. Her first teacher was a private teacher on the staff at the Hart School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut. She later graduated from the University of Louisville Conservatory of Music, Kentucky, with a BA in music. Later she moved to California and received a Master’s in Music from California State […]

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The Amazing Life Story of Townehouse resident Phyllis “Cookie” Dimant

Posted on: November 20, 2021

Meet Townehouse resident Phyllis “Cookie” Dimant – an amazing life story indeed! Cookie was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1937 to Cy and Emma Korentajer. When Cookie was ten years old her family fled the Nazis, eventually making their way to the United States with stops in China and Japan. Growing up in Los Angeles, […]

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Meet Greg Morgan, November 2021 Resident of the Month

Posted on: November 4, 2021

Our Mr. November is Greg Morgan. Greg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was raised from age 8 in a Connecticut suburb of New York City. His college and postgraduate education took place in Michigan and Chicago, but for much of his adult life, he worked in Florida as a software designer for several major […]

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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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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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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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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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Meet Ventura Townehouse resident Ron Hargrave

Posted on: April 6, 2021

Ronald J. “Ron” Hargrave (born November 8, 1929) is a well-renowned ukulele player and actor from the 1950s era; he has become an icon to the Rockabilly fan base. He co-wrote music for Jerry Lee Lewis, had many singles, and was also identified as a billboard star musician in Japan. Ron was born in the […]

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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.
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