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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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A group of six women took a backpacking adventure in the Emigrant Wilderness on a package won at the Derby Day silent auction. Below: A campsite at Toe Jam Lake.

Six women, six days in the wilderness

October 1, 2017

Live auction item won at Derby Day unexpectedly becomes inspirational life changer What do you get when you mix a group of five inexperienced women with backpacks that weigh one-quarter their weight and 20 miles …..

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Noni - Resized

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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Jan Seeley - Blog

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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Proper drug monitoring important to seniors

March 30, 2017

With the use of pharmaceutical drugs on the rise, the chance of negative and unintentional drug interactions has increased as well, particularly for seniors with diminishing cognitive and bodily functions. Misuse of prescription drugs, intentional …..

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Program Fees: 20%

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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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