We’re excited to introduce David Scarlett, our new Director of Activities. David takes the helm from Anne Howorth, who has served in that role (also known as the “fun coordinator”) for the past 11 years. Anne, who is stepping back to enjoy semi-retirement, created a dynamic program of socializing, exercise, music, fun and entertainment at the Ventura Townehouse. She has ushered in an easy transition for David to take the helm. We extend a million thank-you’s to Anne for her devoted service and offer an extended warm welcome to David. Anne and Rachel will continue working alongside David being an integral part of the team.
Here’s a bit about David, in his own words:
“I was born and raised in England and thought that was where I would live for the rest of my life. But at age 20, I decided to start traveling. Over the next decade, I traveled around Europe, worked in France for a hot air ballooning company, became a tour guide in Berlin for 3 years, and enjoyed myself immensely. I then embarked on a 2-month trip to Africa, which I loved so much, that I returned a couple of years later for a 7-month trip from Morocco to South Africa. I moved to America 20 years ago, and apart from moving back to England for a couple of years, I have lived here ever since, obtaining my American citizenship in 2016.
“I am very lucky to have a wonderful girlfriend and four great kids aged between 14 and 24. The other members of my family are our two dogs, Missy and Nylah. Having previously lived in Ojai for 10 years, I now reside in Santa Paula. I feel very fortunate to have such a great family and to live in California.
“I previously worked at another retirement community as an activity director, and I am very pleased to now be working here. I look forward to meeting everyone and adding even more fun to your lives.”
Be sure to join me on Wednesday, November 8, at 2 pm in the Dining Room Lounge for my presentation on the late Queen Elizabeth.”
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.