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On a rocket ride of a life: Ruth “Noni” Halleck

May 24, 2017

Longtime Sebastopol resident Ruth Halleck—“Noni” to her 67 grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and one great great-grandchild)—wanted to ride on a rocket for her 90th birthday, but Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project has not kept up with …..

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Functioning in a world without eyesight

April 24, 2017

Losing one’s sight can lead to a range of emotions normally associated with grief, including denial, anger, bargaining and depression, but in the end, with a little bit of help, acceptance can finally be attained. …..

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Evita Stewart

Who says you can’t be 95 and date?

September 26, 2016

The first thing you notice about Eva (although she prefers you call her Evita) Stewart is that she doesn’t look 95. Always elegantly dressed, vivacious, and upbeat (what else can you say about someone whose …..

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A place of her own

July 29, 2016

Council on Aging’s Senior Social Club at Vintage House in Sonoma is a bright spot for both Margaret Gilbaugh and her daughter, Robin Nicola. For Gilbaugh, 88, it’s a chance to get out of the …..

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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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