Adults & Seniors
The original Goebel Adult Community Center, named after Louis Goebel, opened in 1975 on part of the land used by the famous Goebel's Jungleland. The property was a generous donation to the City of Thousand Oaks by the Louis Goebel family. Prior to opening, a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Recreation and Park District authorized the District to operate the Goebel Center. Today, the more spacious and modern center located on Janss Road offers classes, special events, excursions, and drop-in programs for senior adults. It's a full-service 21,000-square foot facility with meeting rooms, restrooms, kitchen, dining room, billiards room, putting green, horseshoe pits, and much more.
The Goebel Senior Center Commission, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization. Our purpose is to enrich the quality of life of seniors.
- Establish policies relative to the operation of the Goebel Adult Community Center
- Acquire and allocate funds to benefit the Goebel Adult Community Center
- Volunteer their time and special skills, serve on committees, and assist in planning, organizing, marketing, and conducting programs to benefit seniors
Regular commission meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm.
Pictured: Front row, left to right: Cynthia Bengston, Patricia Schiano, Treasurer Del Basilio, Secretary Mary Martinich, Sandy Barry, and Vice President Maxine Cleary. Back row, left to right: Harry Norkin, Marv Fineroff, Bonnie Baumeister, President Steve Smith, Mickey Toyen, and John Posta.
|Steve Smith, President||Patricia Schiano, Commissioner|
|Maxine Cleary, Vice President||Marv Fineroff, Commissioner|
|Del Basilio, Treasurer||Sandy Barry, Commissioner|
|Mary Martinich, Secretary||John Posta, Commissioner|
|Cynthia Bengtson, Commissioner||Marger Powell, Commissioner|
|Betty Berry, Commissioner||Nancy Healey, Commissioner|
|Mickey Toyen, Commissioner||Joanie Reuben, Commissioner|
|Mindy Rosiejka, Commissioner|
The original Goebel Adult Community Center, named after Louis Goebel, opened in 1975 on part of the site used by the famous Goebel's Jungleland. The property was a generous donation to the City of Thousand Oaks by the Louis Goebel family. Prior to opening, a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Recreation and Park District authorized the District to operate the Center. Today, the more spacious and modern Center located on Janss Road offers classes, special events, excursions, and drop-in programs for adults. It is a full service 21,000-square foot facility with meeting rooms, restrooms, kitchen, billiards room, putting green, and horseshoe pits. For more information about the community center, please contact us at 805-381-2744.
Goebel Center Hours
Monday - Thursday
|ADA Parking Stalls||15|
|AED||2||Automated External Defibrillator|
|Back Lobby||1||Grand Piano|
|Back Patio||1||Covered. 4 Tables/ 24 Chairs|
|Billiard Room||1||2 9-foot tables, 1 8-foot table, 1 Snooker table|
|Computer Lab||1||7 PCs with Windows XP, Microsoft Office, and Free Wifi|
|Dining Room||1||Seats 48|
|Gift Shop||1||Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm|
|Meeting Rooms||9||Wild Lilac - seats 25; Black/Purple Sage - combinable; seats 25 (with tables) each or 50 (auditorium); Chaparral (card room) - 25 (with tables) 50 (auditorium); Foothill/Sky/Silver/Valley Lupine - combinable; seats 20 (with tables) or 25 (auditorium) each; Main hall - seats 150 (with tables) or 250 (auditorium)|
|Pay Phone||1||located outside on front patio|
|Restrooms||6||2 main restrooms, 4 ADA restrooms|
Sponsored by the Goebel Senior Center Commission (GSCC).
- Tuesdays, 1:00-3:30pm
- Fridays, 1:00-3:30pm
- Saturdays, 1:00-3:30pm
Doors open at 12:00noon. Sales stop promptly at 1:00pm. Minimum buy-in: $9; additional papers available. Prizes up to $200. All tabs have numbers. Open for ages 18+.
Friday Night Bingo
January 31, 2020
March 27, 2020
*Dates & menu subject to change.
Doors open at 4:00pm. Sales stop promptly at 6:00pm. Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Food & Drinks will be available for purchase.
iPhone Photography, Age 18+
- Sometimes you only have one opportunity to capture the moment. Learn from a professional photographer how to take and edit photos with your iPhone. Bring your iPhone. Requirement: iPhone 5s or newer and iOS10 (operating system).
- Instructor: Tracie Karasik
iPhone/iPad: Get the Most Out of Your iOS10 Devices, Age 18+
- Learn to use the latest systems for your iPhone and iPad, from basics to new features. Includes web browsing, internet, new apps, music and more. Requirement: iOS10 (operating system).
- Instructor: Tracie Karasik
Computer room usage is for Seniors 55+ ONLY, from 8:30am-4:00pm Monday - Friday
Free use of the computer lab and printer is made possible by the Goebel Senior Center Commission. Please help us to keep this service available and enjoyable by following the rules and policies below.
Open computer lab hours are posted on the computer lab door or are available by calling 805-381-2744. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
- The Goebel Center computers are to be used for information, education, and recreation.
- Accessing images and/or transmitting material that is obscene, or sexually explicit is strictly prohibited and can constitute sexual harassment. This type of behavior will lead to expulsion from the lab.
- Outside software programs may not be used on the Goebel Center computers.
- NO FOOD OR DRINKS allowed inside the computer room.
- Sleeping is not allowed in the computer lab.
- Charging electronic devices is not allowed.
- Each user is limited to 6 pages of printing per day. Printer use is monitored.
- Users should work quietly and respect others users' privacy.
- Continuous conversations need to take place outside of the computer lab. Converse in the lobby.
- Cell phone conversations need to take place outside of the computer lab. Converse in the lobby.
- Computer memories are wiped clean after each reboot. Please bring a disk or thumb drive if you need to save anything.
PLEASE NOTE: Discussion groups are individual forums facilitated by volunteers for discussion of a variety of issues. The Conejo Recreation & Park District provides classrooms for discussion but does not organize these forums nor advocate any opinions or comments expressed. Please contact center staff with any concerns regarding any material discussed: firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-381-2744. Unless indicated, these groups are free, ongoing, and drop-in at the Goebel Adult Community Center.
Senior Divorcees- Making Good Decisions
Facilitated by: Lane Karsh. Call 805-358-3232 for more information.
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12noon, with Lloyd Minton.
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm, with Irwin Schecter. (No Politics, No Religion)
Facilitated by: Estelle Hepton
2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:45pm. Casual, friendly discussion of a selected monthly book.
Facilitated by: Cheryl Miller. Call 805-368-4542 for more information.
Facilitated by: Elwin Ellis. Call 805-498-8243 for more information.
Conejo Senior Singles
Last Wednesday of the month is 'Game Night' and group meets at 6:15pm.
Facilitated by: Georgine Herd & Ken Lynch.
Jewish Cultural Discussion
Facilitated by: Dorothy Rosengard. Call 805-496-0746 for more information.
History Book Discussion
2nd Thursdays, 7:00-8:45pm
Facilitated by: Jack Heller. Call 805-341-7585 for more information.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitated by: Rick. Call 805-405-4566 for more information.
Conejo Valley Writers
2nd Saturdays, 12noon-2:30pm
Email email@example.com for more information.
Health-Related Support Groups
Widows/ Widowers Support Groups- Hospice of the Conejo
Tuesdays, 11:00am-12noon and 12:15-1:15pm for those newly bereaved.
Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15pm and 2:30-3:30pm for those ready to move forward.
No Walk-Ins. Prior to attending, please call facilitator: 805-495-2145
Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group
1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Diabetes Support Group
4th Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Linda Hampson, R.N., M.S.N.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
2nd Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm
For more information call Tina Gladstone: 805-581-2264
Thousand Oaks Low Vision Support Group
For more information, call: 805-380-6206
Post Polio Syndrome Support Group
1st Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm
Arthritis Support Group
2nd Saturdays, 12:15-2:15pm
Facilitator: Barbara Collins. For information, call 805-376-3510
Goebel Adult Community Center
Goebel Senior Center Commission
- Commission Bylaws (1.0 MB)
Drop-In Senior Activities- Free, ongoing programs. No registration required.
Bridge- Drop in play, no registration required*
- Partnership Bridge:
- Mondays, 10:00am-1:30pm
- Tuesdays, 10:00am- 1:30pm
- Intermediate Bridge:
- Tuesdays 9:00am-12noon
- Thursdays, 12noon-4:00pm
- Intermediate/ Advanced Bridge:
- Tuesdays, 12:30pm
- *Intermediate Advanced Partnership Bridge:
- Thursdays, 12noon-4:00pm, with Connie McMillan. $1/week. Call 805-496-6848 for reservations.
Canasta, Cribbage, Pinochle
- 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month, 12noon-4:00pm
- Wednesdays, 11:00am
- Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am-12noon
- Tuesdays, 9:00am
Dominoes, Mah-Jongg, Rummy Tile, Scrabble
- Advanced Mah-Jongg:
- Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00am-12noon
- Rummy Tile:
- Wednesdays, 9:00am-12noon
- Thursdays, 12:30-4:00pm
- Fridays, 10:00am-1:00pm
Intergenerational Chess Club
- Mondays, 6:00-8:45pm. Chess players of all ages enjoy a mix of tournaments and open play. For more information, contact Cindy 805-990-0136.
Horseshoes- Horseshoes are available to check out at the front desk.
- Open Play:
- Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-8:45pm
- Fridays, 8:30am-4:45pm
- Saturdays, 12noon-3:45pm
- Team Play:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-12noon.
Badminton, ages 50+
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00-9:45am, at the Teen Center (next door to Goebel Center).
Two 9' tables, one 8', and one snooker table. All open play.
- Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-8:45pm
- Fridays, 8:30am-4:45pm
- Saturdays, 12noon-3:45pm
Basketball, ages 50+
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30-11:00am, at the Teen Center (next door to Goebel Center).
Wii Bowling League, ages 18+
No experience necessary. Enjoy some bowling without needing to rent the shoes! PLUS, a monthly award for champion!
- Mondays, 1:00-3:00pm, at the Goebel Center.
- Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, at the Goebel Center.
- Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm, at the Goebel Center.
Softball, ages 50+
- League Play, 70+
- Mondays, 8:30-11:00am at Peppertree Park Playfields #1 & #2. 3720 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.
- Drop-in Softball-
- Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30-11:00am at Wildflower Playfields #2. 635 W. Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks.
- League Play Minor Division-
- Wednesdays, 8:30-11:00am at Borchard Park Fields #1 & #2. 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park.
- League Play Major Division-
- Wednesdays, 8:30-11:00am at Peppertree Park Playfields #1 & #2. 3720 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.
Table Tennis, ages 18+
- Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm, at the Goebel Center.
- Thursdays, 4:30-8:45pm, at the Goebel Center.
Tennis, ages 50+
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7:30-10:30am at Wildflower Playfields. Courts 1, 2 & 3.
- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 7:00-10:00am at Borchard Center. Courts 2 & 3.
- Women's games-
- Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00am at Thousand Oaks Center.
- Women's games-
- Thursdays 9:00-11:00am at Triunfo Park.
Chess Club, Intergenerational
- Mondays, 6:00-8:45pm, at the Goebel Adult Community Center. Enjoy a mix of tournaments and open play.
Senior Nutrition Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation for the daily meal is $3 for those 60+ years old. No eligible individual (60+) shall be denied participation because of failure or inability to donate.
The Goebel Center Senior Nutrition Program is supported by a federal grant, as well as community and participant donations. It is cooperatively operated by Conejo Recreation and Park District, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, and a host of friendly volunteers.
Come visit, have a healthy lunch and make some new friends. Any person or organization that would like to graciously donate towards this program may do so by submitting a check to Goebel Center Supervisor Patty Hamm. Please make your donation check payable to "CRPD c/o GACC Nutrition."
Blood Pressure Checks: Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00am in back lobby, FREE. First come, first served.
Battery Recycling Program: Dispose of your used household batteries safely. Battery recycle bin is located right outside of the Goebel Center front doors.
Senior Advocates: Advocates assist with questions about housing, transportation, legal issues, health related issues, in-home care, facility placement, government benefits, senior programs, health and long-term care insurance, and assist with completion of forms and applications for numerous programs and services. Call 805-495-6250 for more information and appointments.
Grey Law: Meets on the 2nd Mondays of each month by appointment only. Assisting individuals and non-profit groups that otherwise have limited access to legal services. Call 805-658-2266 to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Workshops: 3rd Tuesdays of each month, by appointment only. Ron Roberts of Acoustic Hearing offers free on-site repairs, instrument adjustments, cleanings, and hearing tests; batteries are available for a nominal fee. Call 805-381-2744 to schedule an appointment.
HICAP - Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program: Provides free and unbiased counseling to, and advocacy for, Medicare recipients and those who will soon be receiving Medicare. Call 805-381-2742 or visit www.vcaaa.org/our-services/medicare-help/
Tax Counseling: First Wednesdays, by appointment only. Location: Conejo Creek South Community Room. Appointments required; call 805-381-2742.
Will Preparation: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month by appointment only. No charge, no obligation, meetings to discuss preparation of wills and living trusts; affordable follow-up service available. Please call Mike Williams, Attorney, at 805-658-2266 for appointment and more information.
Seminars and Workshops for the month of November
What is a 'Fiduciary' and how do you get one?
Friday, November 8, 2:30-4:00pm
A person you designate to take care of your financial affairs and medical decisions is a fiduciary. Often a family member fills this role and has Power of Attorney for your affairs- both financial and health. But what if you do not have someone you trust? There are professional fiduciaries, but it isn't a simple decision. Learn how to find one and what you should look for. Speaker- Annette Broersma, M.S.
Space is limited. Please call 805-381-2744 for reservations.
Finding Your Balance in Life
Thursday, November 14, 11:00am-12noon
From a heart-pumping fitness class like yoga or Zumba to a TED Talk or creative writing workshop to stimulate the mind, rich programming brings balance to your life. Clearwater Living's Empowered Living philosophy provides the pillars for a balanced life by bringing the Six Dimensions of Wellness to life. Our supportive approach harnesses the power the participation, engagement, and curiosity. Join Britt Martin and special guest Rob Sgro to learn how Empowered Living is much more than a mindset. It's a culture.
Call 805-381-2744 for reservations.
Meet Me at the Movies
Wednesday, November 20, 3:30pm
Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito
Space is limited. Please call 805-381-2744 for reservations.
PLEASE NOTE: Trips are open to persons ages 50+. Registration for trips is done in person only. All trips involve walking (some more than others). Bus boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time.
- Payments: Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover are accepted for all trips.
- Accident/medical insurance ($1 per person, per calendar year, non-refundable) is required for all-day trips.
- All trip times are subject to change.
- Boarding bus not permitted until escort and staff person are present with boarding list.
TRIP CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
- In order to grant a refund, we must be able to fill your space(s) from the waiting list. If there is no waiting list, no refund will be granted.
- NOTE: This policy includes health and illness-related cancellations.
- If we are able to fill your space and a refund is granted, a $5 processing fee will be assessed.
- No refund request will be accepted within 7 days of any trip.
LAUGHLIN GETAWAY AT THE EDGEWATER HOTEL & CASINO. Tuesday, December 3– Friday, December 6, 8:00am-6:00pm. Trip includes: deluxe motorcoach transportation, three nights accommodation at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino, one breakfast buffet, and one choice buffet per guest. $195 per person double occupancy. $235 per person single occupancy.
L.A. ZOO LIGHTS & HOLIDAY DINNER. Tuesday, December 17, 3:00-9:00pm. See the zoo take on a whole new glow with the help of fantastical light animals that welcome visitors, as well as giant glowing snowflakes, a disco ball forest, glittering light tunnels, and spectacular water, and light show. The interactive experience also includes animal-themed LED lasers, 3D projections, and animated displays. You’ll get a glimpse of real reindeer and warm up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats. $115 per person.
MALIBU’S PAST AND PRESENT. Tuesday, October 8, 7:30am-4:00pm. Malibu’s 27 miles of scenic beauty is a stretch of coastline framed by the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. You will be joined for the day by a step-on guide who will introduce you to Malibu’s history. Your first stop will be at the historic Adamson House, you will also have a chance to visit Malibu Lagoon Museum, which adjoins the Adamson House. Next, enjoy dining and shopping at the Malibu Country Mart, featuring unique and upscale boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. You have plenty of choices for lunch from fine dining to casual fare. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation. $90 per person.
QUEEN MARY AND LUNCH. Thursday, October 24, 9:00am-4:00pm. Learn about the ship with a guided Glory Days Tour aboard the Queen Mary. Delve into the ship’s expansive past, including her groundbreaking construction, her time as a troopship during WWII and of course, her glory days as the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner. Included is lunch in the ship’s Promenade Café. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation. $110 per person.
L.A.’S PREHISTORIC PAST. Thursday, November 7, 7:45am-5:45pm. Step back to the days of the dinosaurs! Join our expert guide as he takes you back in time to the days when dinosaurs roamed Los Angeles. The tour begins at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, and continues down Wilshire Blvd and beyond. Next stop will be touring the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then on to the Natural History Museum. Lunch on your own at L.A.’s original Farmers Market. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation. $100 per person.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS AT THE ERNEST BORGNINE THEATRE. Saturday, November 16, 10:00am-6:00pm. Enjoy lunch at Bubba Gump’s followed by a matinee performance of Steel Magnolias. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. The play is about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation. $115 per person.
National & International Trips
Individual trip brochures with additional information are available at the Goebel Adult Community Center.
Airfare is subject to change until final payment has been received. See trip brochure for deposit amounts and due dates.
PALM SPRINGS, DEATH VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND LAS VEGAS. Departs November 4, 2019 (4 days). Tour includes: deluxe motorcoach transportation. Highlights include Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Windmill Tour, Cabot Pueblo home, and museum. Price per person double occupancy $999 ($1,399 single). Secure your spot today with a $200 deposit.
HEARST CASTLE AT CHRISTMAS. Departs December 16, 2019 (3 days). Tour includes deluxe motor coach, two nights’ accommodations in San Simeon, Christmastime Tour of Hearst Castle, a stop off in Santa Barbara, Solvang, and the Christmas Market in Cambria, two breakfasts, one dinner, and luggage handling. $739 per person double occupancy ($949 single). Secure your spot today with a $200 deposit. Payment due in full by October 23, 2019.
HISTORIC SOUTH. Departs February 23, 2020 (7 days). Tour includes roundtrip transportation to airport and roundtrip airfare. Highlights include: two nights Charleston, SC, two nights Savannah, GA, two nights St. Augustine, FL, Charleston City Tour, Boone Hall Plantation City Tour, Fort Sumter Boat Tour, Beaufort, Beaufort Horse Drawn Carriage Tour, Savannah City Tour, the Pirate House Restaurant, Jekyll Island Trolley Tour, lunch at Jekyll Island Club, St. Augustine Trolley Tour, and more. $3,220 per person double occupancy ($4,120 single). Secure your spot today with a $575 deposit.
KINGDOMS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. Departs March 20, 2020 (14 days). Tour includes roundtrip transportation to airport and roundtrip airfare. Highlights include Hanoi, Water Puppet Theater, Ninh Binh Province, Monk Blessing Ceremony, Pak Ou Caves, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, and more. $4,599 per person double occupancy ($5,399 single). Secure your spot today with an $815 deposit.
MUSIC CITIES GETAWAY. Departs April 19, 2020 (6 days). Tour includes roundtrip transportation to airport and roundtrip airfare. Highlights include: 3 nights at the Opryland Resort, Nashville City Tour & Music Row, Nashville’s Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print, Belle Meade Plantation, Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, Memphis City Tour, Peabody Duck March, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Beale Street, and much more. $3,099 per person double occupancy ($3,749 single). Secure your spot today with a $558 deposit.
HERITAGE OF AMERICA. Departs May 10, 2020 (9 days). Tour includes: roundtrip transportation to airport, and roundtrip airfare. Highlights include Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Choice on tours, Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C., Smithsonian institution, and Mt Vernon. $3,449 per person double occupancy ($4,199 single). Secure your spot today with a $500 deposit. Payment due in full by March 11, 2020.
BEST OF TEXAS. Departs April 12, 2020 (8 days). Tour includes roundtrip transportation to airport, roundtrip airfare. Highlights include: NASA Johnson Space Center, Fiesta Art Fair, San Antonio Riverwalk, River Walk Cruise, San Antonio Mission, the Alamo, Fredericksburg, German Village, National Museum of the Pacific, and more. $2,999 per person double occupancy ($3,599 single). Secure your spot today with a $200 deposit. Payment due in full January 20, 2020.
CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS. Departs May 14, 2020 (6 days). Highlights include Boston City Tour, Nantucket Island Visit, Nantucket Whaling Museum, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Plymouth Plantation, Mayflower II (400th Anniversary), Plymouth Rock, Martha’s Vineyard Tour, Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cranberry Bog, Newport, RI, Breaker’s Mansion, and more. $2,870 per person double occupancy (single $3,595). Secure your spot today with a $575 deposit. Payment due in full by February 28, 2020.