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Surviving as a nondriver

March 25, 2016

Getting around Sonoma County without the ability to drive requires creativity and pluck, whether you’re leveraging local public transit or relying on friends and acquaintances for rides. Here’s how two seniors who had to give …..

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Some sage parenting advice from Santa

December 3, 2015

Does Santa shave his beard after Christmas? Ralph “Jack” Lofton, 69, a long-time shopping center Santa, usually does. Except for last year, when he left it on. This proved unwise. Not long after Christmas, he …..

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The Noble Spoon now in vending machines

August 11, 2015

Council on Aging and Byte Foods are partnering to bring the COA’s The Noble Spoon’s wine-country-inspired entrées to businesses throughout the Bay Area. Byte uses internet-connected kiosks to serve fresh, healthy meals and snacks, to …..

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Stage has a new name and look!

February 5, 2015

Council on Aging recently rolled out its newly rebranded “The Noble Spoon” Wine Country Dining heat and serve entrees to local fine grocery stores that carry the product. The Noble Spoon entrées were previously marketed …..

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Dreams don’t have an expiration date

November 4, 2014

Gerry Eagan, a 90-year-old resident of Bethlehem Towers in Santa Rosa, has harbored a long-held dream to not only fly in a small plane, but to fly the plane. So when Randy Sue Collins, Site …..

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Speaker’s Bureau

October 7, 2014

COA Public Presentations As you look for speaker programs for your group’s meetings this coming year, please consider the Council on Aging — the foremost organization serving seniors, their families, and caregivers. The Council’s CEO, Marrianne …..

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The Noble Spoon


Looking for a fresh, convenient ready-to-heat-and-serve entrée for lunch or dinner? Purchase a delicious The Noble Spoon dish and help fund meals for seniors!

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