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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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Speakers Bureau- Staff Biographies

November 8, 2017

Speakers Bureau Biographies About Marrianne McBride  A fifth generation Sonoma County resident, Marrianne McBride, President & CEO of Council on Aging since August 2009, was previously the organization’s Development Director with the responsibility of raising …..

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COA copes with fire tragedy

October 24, 2017

Monday, Oct. 9 did not dawn like any in Sonoma County’s history, as a firestorm enveloped much of the north and east, destroying entire neighborhoods and businesses in its path from Calistoga to northwest Santa …..

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LGBTQI rights advocate Buz Hermes enjoys a moment of levity with Sebastopol Area Senior Center Executive Director Linda Civitello.

County ups efforts to serve LGBTQI seniors

October 1, 2017

Multi-pronged outreach led by Area Agency on Aging As its population ages at an accelerated rate, Sonoma County is staying ahead of the curve, investing time and resources into addressing the needs of LGBTQI (lesbian, …..

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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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