Joan was born in Toronto, Ontario. After graduating from college, she fell in love and married film and stage designer Harry Horner. Joan and Harry had three boys, and given Harry’s many travels for his film work, Joan found herself frequently moving and handling most of the logistics for these moves…finding housing, packing up, getting things moved, arranging schools and all the rest. These travels took the family for several years from Los Angeles to Mexico, New York, Toronto, London and in 1969, back to the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, which became the family’s permanent home until Joan’s recent move to the Ventura Townehouse in 2023.
Aside from an active family and social life, Joan received a master’s degree and then her PhD from Cal State Northridge in Marriage and Family Therapy. She had an active private practice and worked extensively with both the Suicide Prevention Center and the Aids Project. Joan’s long-time other interests include art and architectural design, reading, classical music and… dogs, dogs, dogs !!…. almost any kind, but most especially basset hounds, one or two of which were ever present at the Horner house over the years. Joan looks forward to meeting other like-minded people here at the Townehouse.
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.