Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s LiveWell

by Carol Leish, MA

LiveWell is not just about aging, but aging well.

“Welcome to the 2022 issue of LiveWell, a resource guide designed specifically with older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers in mind. The landscape of issues for the populations we serve is continually changing, therefore the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA), is continually creating innovative methods and programs to enhance quality of life and provide options to safely, securely, and optimally age in place.

“This year’s issue focuses heavily on services and programs that are available to Ventura County residents and our continued efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and the growing needs of the populations we serve. We understand how critical it is to have access to trusted information, and we are proud to offer a heavily vetted publication that brings vital resources to the individual we serve.” (Introduction to LiveWell, pg. 4.)

VCAAA has changed its focus in order to meet the needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers through this publication. LiveWell debuted in 2017 to replace what was Eldercare. This publication has stories and listings in both English and Spanish.

Many articles and listings in the guide are there to assist people, and their loved ones through some of the challenges that we all face in our quest to maintain independence, which includes advocating for services that you need to live well and age optimally. The various sections in the guide are: Active Living; Caregiving; Community Resources; Transportation; Food Resources; Housing; Medical Services; and, End of Life Information.

LiveWell has been edited by Jannette Jauregui, MSJ. The contributing editor is Teo Nguyen. The graphic designer is GSA Business Support-Creative Services. It has been published by the County of Ventura Area Agency on Aging.

“This guide can be a valuable tool, but remember, it is just that, a guide to help you find various resources,” according to Victoria Jump, Director, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. “If you have specific questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Information & Assistance Specialists to assist you further. They can be reaches at (805) 477-7300, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday-Friday, and are trained to connect you to the multitude of resources available in Ventura County, and can arm you with the information you need to make those important life decisions.

“LiveWell is available at a variety of locations throughout Ventura County as well as directly through the VCAAA office in Ventura. An online version of the guide is also available at:”

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