Dec 19, 2016

Senior Congress XIII:


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 8:45am - 2:30pm 

(Presented by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation)

Location:  St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church,  5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village

The event will feature nine presentations on the senses as pertinent to the senior population. in addition, a number of businesses and organizations that provide services to the senior population will be available for the attendees to meet and ask questions.  

  • Power Your Senses:  Shape Your World:  Andrea Gallagher, President, Senior Concern
  • Nutrition, Food, and Pleasure - How Your Senses Affect Your Choices:  Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.
  • Foster Peace and Balance With a Sense of Humor:  Lindsay Leinibach, Mindful Living Coach, Centered Moment
  • Hearing with Your Brain:  Christine Wilson, M.S., CCC-A, Audiologist, Conejo Hearing Center
  • Integrative East-West Medicine:  High-Touch, Low-Tech, Model of Healthcare:  Malcolm Taw, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
  • Find Your Sense of Balance Through Qigong:  Raina Tsuda, DAOM, L.Ac, Clinical Specialist, Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health
  • An Update on Prevailing Senior Eye Conditions:  John Darin, M.D., Darin Eye Center
  • Intuition, Our Essential Sixth Sense:  Joyce Lombard, MA, MFC
  • Laughing for Health and Well Being Makes Sense:  Chantel Zimmerman, Creative Director, Art & Soul Lab


$10 PER PERSON - Seating is Limited so Reservations are Required.

Thank you to our 300 attendees and to our wonderful sponsors for making the event a big success!

Nov 4, 2016

View the Video Replay of CLVFF's 10x10 Event held on Saturday, November 5th.  10 Great Speakers speaking 10 minutes each on the future of our Conejo/Las Virgenes Region.   

Sep 29, 2016

Register Now for the 2nd Annual 

10x10 Event

November 5, 2016 from 10am to 12 Noon.

Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks

Come Learn About the Future of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Region from 10 Amazing Speakers.

Limited Seating - Don't miss this exciting event!

Click Here to Register

Sep 21, 2016

Youth Leadership Program Accepting Applications

Applications for the Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation are now being accepted. All students in grades 9-11 who attend school in the Conejo/Las Virgenes region are eligible.

Students accepted into this program will have the opportunity to develop effective leadership skills while learning more about their communities. The areas covered are: Introduction to Leadership, Local Government, Law Enforcement, Health Services, Recreation, Education, Community Services, and Business. The programs will be conducted by representatives from each of the above entities and the students will meet at the particular venue where the speaker works such as city hall, the hospital, etc. Each program will be very different and will range from tours, discussions, presentations, and more. All of the cities in the region will be participating. At the end of the program, students will be encouraged to participate in a community service project of their choosing.

The meetings will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: November 16, 2016, December 7, 2016, January 11, 2017, February 8, 2017, February 22, 2017, March 8, 2017, March 22, 2017, April 5, 2017, April 19, 2017 and April 26, 2017, and will be held at various nearby locations. This will make a total of 10 meetings.

Applications must be submitted by October 10, 2016 and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by November 9, 2016. Attendance is very important. Please check your calendar to make sure that you can attend all or most of the meetings. Community Service credit will be given based on attendance. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $50 per student upon acceptance. Scholarships are available based on need.

This is the eighth year of the Leadership Program, which follows twenty-five years of successful Youth Congresses sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. It has proven to be a very popular program, so we encourage students to apply early as there is a limit to the number that we can accommodate.

To apply click here Youth Leadership Program Application
If you have any questions, please call Karen Malatesta, Executive Director of the Foundation at (818) 880-1054 or email

Jun 20, 2016

Southern California Edison Sponsors Youth Leadership Program

Special Thanks to Southern California Edison (SCE) for sponsoring the Future Foundation's Youth Leadership Program. Thanks to SCE, 80 local high school students got a behind the scenes opportunity to see how some of our public agencies, businesses, and prominent institutions really work. 

Apr 9, 2016

Health Expo is "Biggest Event Yet."

"The biggest event yet" is how Committee Chair, and Future Foundation Trustee, Louis Celaya described this year's Health Expo event held at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center on April 9. An estimated 600 people attended the event to take advantage of free and low cost health screenings provided by Los Robles Hospital, UCLA Health and other health care providers. 

The event gave a big assist to people needing low cost health screening. Most notably, the carotid artery test found 3 people with full blockage! The Health Expo may have saved 3 lives with that screening alone. 

Thanks to our major sponsors:  Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center, The Acorn Newspapers, LosRobles Hospital, and UCLA Health.

Mar 31, 2016

Foundation's Health Expo Bigger Than Ever

Event is April 9 at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
From "The Thousand Oaks Acorn" article By Stephanie Bertholdo

"The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, a local think tank that focuses on life-enhancing trends for every age group, is once again tackling preventive healthcare by hosting an interactive family health expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 9 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center.
The Community Health Expo, now in its sixth year, has been growing every year."
Click HERE to read the entire article.

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 25, 2016

Youth Leadership Visits Los Robles Hospital

February 3rd Youth Leadership Congress visited Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks and listened to three administrators who lead specific areas of the hospital. The first person we met oversees the neonatal and pediatric areas. She gave us examples of devices they use in the hospital for infants and pregnant women and quizzed us on the use of each device and then gave more insight into these items and their function. Afterwards, she answered questions like, "How do you treat for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome babies" or "How do you care for premature babies?" Our second guest speaker is in charge of the laboratories at Los Robles. He explained the importance of doing lab work on blood and other fluids to help physicians diagnose patients and did an overview of many diseases that can be found in characteristics of blood and urine. He also talked about how diseases are caused by either bacteria or viruses. He answered our questions about the struggle against bacterial resistance as well as the difficulty in finding a treatment for HIV.
Our final speaker informed us about a new form of CPR called sidewalk CPR. In sidewalk CPR you don't breathe air into victim's lungs. Instead you continually push against their chest until paramedics come or until you become exhausted. This trip helped give insight into the medical field and how being a leader can help save lives.

Story by Peter Horvet

Feb 18, 2016

Youth Leadership Visits Agoura Hills City Hall

Agoura Hills Mayor, Harry Schwarz, Discusses City Government with Youth Leadership

February 17th  the members of the local Youth Congress Leadership group had the privilege of meeting Louis Celaya, the Deputy City Manager for Agoura Hills, who gave us a presentation on how local government functions, its impact on different aspects of the city, and how it coexists with state and federal administrations.  Louis first walked us through the city’s founding principles, and it was hard not to smile knowing how dedicated the council has been to the “Big Box Ordinance” (not letting Agoura Hills turn into a crowded industrial district by limiting the size and sprawl of new stores) and to maintaining a rustic, comfortable feel to the city.  We went on to discuss everything from how projects like the newly-built recreation center are carried out, to the surprisingly complex reasoning behind the construction work that we all saw on the way to the city council building and the complications between state and city governments when dealing with current problems.  Our group was also honored by a visit from mayor Harry Schwarz, who elaborated on how the city council is run and how so much of what we take for granted in our cities is maintained by tireless and devoted staff. Both Louis and harry answered our questions through often humorous personal stories and it was amazing to see just how passionate they both were about their work.
Our time ended with talking over what a career in local government means and how important it is to give back to one’s community, and I know I wasn’t the only one to walk away feeling grateful and inspired.

Story by Jonah Goldberg

Feb 8, 2016

Senior Congress XII Explores Lifelong Learning

The Future Foundation's 12th annual Senior Congress attracted a packed house of seniors interested in lifelong learning. Dr. Jerry Miller, in full academic regalia, kicked off the sessions with advice to "Keep Moving."
Dr. Jerry Miller, President Emeritus, California Lutheran University