P.O. Box 280578
Northridge, California 91328-0578
California State University, Northridge
Office: Santa Susana Hall #110
Phone: (818) 677-7848

Spring 2017


We will be back to our regular schedule in February...second Wednesday of the month.


February 8. Heidemarie Lundblad will speak on Ombudsmen for Assisted Living Facilities.

The presentation will explain the meaning and history of the term “ombudsman” and the objectives and accomplishments of the Long Term Care Ombudsman program in the US, with specific illustrations of the Ventura County program.  Federal and state law mandate this program, however since it is an “unfunded mandate”, its mission is carried out by volunteers. Ombudsman volunteers are charged with the following primary tasks: 

Address or Investigate: Questions or concerns about quality of care; possible financial abuse; and suspected physical, mental or emotional abuse of residents in long term care facilities.

Also, at the residents’ request: Witness Advance Health Care Directives, attend a resident care plan meeting, and attend a resident or family council meeting.

The presentation includes a discussion of ombudsman training and certification, and illustrations of the “joys and tribulations” of being a volunteer long term care ombudsman.


March 8. James P. Allen and Eugene Turner will speak on: The Changing Ethnic Quilt of Southern California


Professors Allen and Turner will describe their recent online update of our award-winning 1997 book, The Ethnic Quilt. This new publication covers the 34 largest ethnic and racial groups in Los Angeles County and its surrounding four counties. They used 2010 data from the U.S. census to map group distributions and analyze certain characteristics, and in their talk will present some detailed maps and other highlights.

L.A. County’s ten million people make it by far the most populous of all counties in the U.S., suggesting that the patterns they discovered may be more widely generalized. Local audiences have found their maps and other results both original and very interesting, helping people appreciate the wider context of their lives. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar. 

If you like to plan ahead, please visit our "Programs" page and find out what we have planned for the remainder of this year.

for more information about what we have planned for the future.

If you have fully retired or are on F.E.R.P. and don't want just to sit at home, we are the organization for you! You don't have to be a member to attend our lectures and functions, but you do if you want to receive the ARF Newsletter which will keep you up-to-date on our activities, on those of your friends and colleagues, and on other issues important to retired faculty.
All CSUN retired faculty, including those in the Faculty Early Retirement Program and retired CSUN part-time faculty with PERS benefits (equivalent of teaching five years full-time teaching), are eligible for A.R.F. membership, as are retired faculty from other universities and colleges and survivors of A.R.F. members.
In addition, The Executive Committee may offer membership to any other individuals deemed qualified for membership by virtue of close association with the faculty of CSUN.
To apply for membership,complete and mail our application form or contact our Membership Chair.

If you are a member of the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA), you are not automatically a member of ARF. But, if you are on the payroll deduction plan for ERFA, you can contact the ERFA office and just request that $3.00 per month be added for ARF membership dues.

You can also pay ARF dues separately by check.

In either case, we'd appreciate it if you would print out and complete our application form and tell us which payment form you prefer.

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