Senior Living & Townehouse News

Ventura Townehouse resident Jan Horner

A Warm Welcome to Joan Horner

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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.