Ventura Avenue Adult Center Programs

Lunch is served at the Adult Center for a suggested donation of $3.

by Carol Leish, MA

The Ventura Avenue Adult Center offers classes, drop-in activities, the Westside Café Senior Nutrition Program (It is a delicious and nutritious lunch with a variety of food.)

And a variety of free and affordable programs and services for people over the age of 60. Janine Cobian is the Recreation Supervisor. Tom Musgrove and Cheryl Bucklin are Recreation Coordinators.

Drop-in activities, which are free, include Bridge (Mondays from 9 am-11:30 am); Bingo (Fridays 12:30 pm-2:30pm); and, Sewing (Thursdays from 10 am-Noon). Gardening, which is at Kellogg Garden in Ventura, is also free. Free computer classes focus on various things, such as: basic use of the computer; using email; and, using the Word program are from 8am-Noon on Tuesday’s and Thursdays. Free ping pong games occur on Wednesday’s from 1 pm-2 pm if enough people want to play at a time.

Exercise classes, including Tai Chi and Bone Builders have a reasonable price range and a waiting list of people who want to take the classes. Ballroom Dancing, also for an affordable price, is offered Wednesday’s from 10 am-11 am. An Acrylic Class, for 4 weeks on Wednesday from 1 pm-2:30pm is for $150. For more information about various programs and availability of classes, please call: 805-648-3035

Janine Cobian has been working for the City of Ventura as a Recreation Supervisor for the Senior Services Section for 18 years.

“The City of Ventura, with a collaboration with Stiix Billiards, enables Ventura residents 60 years old and older to play billiards for free. Stiix Billiards is located at: 2520 E. Main St. phone number is 805-641-2020. According to Cobian. “ All Ventura residents over age 60 must do is show that they are residents of the City of Ventura in order to play.”

For fun activities and a good meal at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center, come by Monday-Friday between 9 am-3 pm. The address is: 550 N. Ventura Ave. Ventura, CA 93001. The phone number is: 805-648-3035. Look at the website at:

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