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    • The Noble Spoon | Council On Aging

      DONATE NOW Home > The Noble Spoon A Message Concerning Noble Spoon Home Delivered Meals Dear Community, ​ We hope this message finds you well and safe in our ever-changing environment. We want take this opportunity to share an important message concerning The Noble Spoon. We, at Council on Aging, want to thank all of our Noble Spoon customers for your faith in our ability to provide you with quality meals at an affordable price. Many of you started with The Noble Spoon years ago, and others found these meals when the Shelter-in-Place was mandated. We are grateful for the opportunity to have served each and every one of you. That being said, Covid-19 and the 2020 fire season has significantly impacted our community, and food insecurity is on the rise. To that end, we must shift our resources to high volume emergency meals and suspend production of The Noble Spoon brand for several months. If you are one of our loyal customers, you are invited to pre-order until 10:00am on September 2, 2020. We cannot take any orders after that, and deliveries will stop on September 18, 2020. ​ In a crisis, Council on Aging is agile. In fact, it is kind of our super power. We are exceptional at ensuring that our community has an array of meal options in uncertain times. So, if you are a Noble Spoon customer, please know that The Noble Spoon will return with a renewed commitment to seek improvement and provide Sonoma County with fresh, local ingredients, worthy of your loyalty. ​ Thank you for your support! ​ Still looking for chef-prepared restaurant quality meals? We have you covered!

    • Sonoma Seniors Today | Council On Aging

      > > Home News Sonoma Seniors Today Council on Aging’s Monthly Newspaper ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Sonoma Seniors Today is a monthly publication of 13,000 copies. We distribute it in over 175 locations throughout Sonoma County. If you would like to know more about advertising with us, please contact: Laurie Wachter 707-525-0143 ext. 113 Inside 2019 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today Aging Together Day Walk, Rally and Proclamation, Portrait of a Graduate, CBD & Parkinson's Part I, Cloverdale Bistro Brunch, Covia Market Day, Senior events, Puzzles, What's a Fiduciary?, Employee Spotlight: Steve Ford, Scamp at Sebastopol Day, Vintage Fashion over 50, Volunteer Spotlight: Steve & Carolyn Poggi, Senior Moment: Burrell Wyle November 2019: Active Aging Together Day, California’s Master Plan for Aging, Unique Challenges LGBT Older Adults, Grandparents Embrace Technology, CBD Dosage Guide Part II, 10 Ways to Give Classic Clothes a Trendy Lift, RCU and MOW, Senior events, Puzzles, Mental well-being, Retirement Savings, Older or Elder, Mental Health Panel, Healing Power of Gardens, Garden & Art Festival October 2019: Take Yer Medicine band plays at Adult Day Respite, Adult Day Respite testimonial by Don Edwards, Imposter scams, Elderly Suicide, Depression in older persons, Matte, shine or gloss lipstick?, Affect of dancing on aging, Sense of control feels younger, Senior events, Puzzles, CBD dosage - Part I, DASH Rides for Seniors, West County shuttle, Summer fun: Healdsburg Day, Cloverdale River Walkers, Do you need 10,000 steps? September 2019: ​ Sonoma Wine Country Games, Helen Kivel's 101st Birthday, Jill Zimmerman and Oakmont Day Respite, Signs of self-neglect, Oakmont Day Respite party, Avoiding caregiver burnout, Grandparents connecting through technology, CBD myths - Part II, 5 retirement questions, 6 white must-haves for summer, COA honored as Nonprofit of the Year, Giving to seniors August 2019: ​ : The value of socialization, Keep your brain young on music, Senior moments - Guy Davis Concert, CDC seeks equity in housing, The Greenblatts, Alzheimer’s Research, Older adult health facts, Medical Minute - hydration, When do we lose our parents?, Zap your brain for memory, Mental health app, Mike Fanelli at Sonoma Wine Country Games July 2019 ​ : Registration opens for the 2019 Wine Country Games, Senior moments - Windsor Garden Club's Mother's Day Bouquet, Volunteer spotlight - Amy Neel, Adult Day Respite opens, Pastor Cindy Alloway and her Mom, CBD myths & misconceptions - Part I, Style secrects for men, Older adult health facts, CalFresh for SSI, Senior Farmer's Market Program, ADU (granny units) update, Men's health month June 2019 ​ : Senior moments - Vernae Adams, Trends in aging: wearables , CBD oil for pain management, Volunteer spotlight - Margaret Bonkowski, Thanks to all our volunteers!, Volunteer after retirement, Beauty: Handbag clutter, FAIRE & Kibbles for Kindness,, Retirement living Myths, Reconciling with your mother, AAA Survey May 2019 ​ : Caring for the caregiver, Cannabis therapy, Senior Moments, Volunteer Spotlight, Tempted by trendy diet, Beauty - Turkey neck, Earth Day tips, Senior events, Volunteer Spotlight, End-of-life plans, Health Ministry, Lisa Wittke Schaffner and Meals on Wheels April 2019 ​ : Neighbors helping Neighbors, Will coffee, tea or CBD help Alzheimer’s?, Nancy Barnes and Helen Kivell, Poem: Age and Me, Welcome Spring with fresh eyes, Smart grocery shopping, The only 'diet' you need for weight loss, Why your 2018 tax refund may be smaller, Become an adult literacy volunteer, Senior art show registration, Early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases March 2019 ​ : Age-Friendly Communities - Connectivity, A CBD primer, Beauty - What to wear on a date, Valentine's - Start over with dating, End-of-Life checklist, Take care of your bones February 2019 ​ : Age-friendly housing: it takes a community, MoneySense: Volunteer vacations, MOW infographic, Senior Moment, Holiday Cheer, It’s not how long you live, It's how you live!, Beauty - Fashion over 50, Retirement living - myths & facts, 2019 advance care planning, Update estate documents January 2019 Inside 2018 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Becoming Independent & MOW, Adult Day Respite Program, Beauty – Ads vs. realism, Predictors of Loneliness, “Trunk or Treat” Senior, Influenza and flu shots, Tribal Elders, Night to Remember December 2018 : Property tax deferment, Free movies for seniors, Fiduciary as trustee, Senior Moments, Cutest baby, Beauty – Jeans after 50, Bubbles & Bocce, Art Niebrief: Long-term care plans, CA HOPE: a year after the fires, Flu Shots, Graton Rancheria November 2018 : Transportation for Seniors, Downsizing your home after 60? Get ready to live!, Free Advance Care Planning Workshop, Beauty – Alida Rubin’s Makeover Mission, Maria Stetler, Author, Nutrition – Heart Healthy Eating: Good Fats & Bad Fats by Liz Drake, MS, RD, Registered Dietitian, Letting Go of the Wheel, an American Dilemma by Rabon Saip, Create A Peaceful Hospice Room at Home by Paula Wrenn and Jo Gustely, What is Isolation? October 2018 : Understanding Men by Dr. Shepherd Bliss, Martin Zdybel, Nola Eisenberg, Beauty – Body Image & Aging, Senior Moment Judy Edmonds, Don’t be scammed, Medical Minute by Dr. James DeVore, Habit of Living by Donna Love, Noble Spoon Oakmont Thank you September 2018 : 2018 Sonoma Wine Country Games Roundup, Honoring Fred Bernhardt, Beauty – Organize your products, Senior moments, Senior art show, Reframing technology, Nutrition – celebrate summer: Jennifer Mangosong-Shankle, Watching out for neighbors, Fire safety, Trustee report on social security August 2018 : The Pickleball Phenomenon, Elder abuse, Beauty Spotlight – 4 tiny make-up tips, Derby Day thank you, Partners in hospice, 3 Caregiver models July 2018 : Derby Day Hero Awards and party pix; Accepting a caregiver and Choosing a caregiver; People on the move; Beauty spotlight – Going Grey; MOW volunteer driver Bruce Meadows; Benefits of hiring seniors June 2018 : Audré Steinhoff, volunteer of the month; COA’s new program – California HOPE Fire Recovery Support; Beauty spotlight – Don’t be afraid of color!; Special Topic: Combating loneliness and Making new friends; New Medicare cards May 2018 : Teri Simpson, Soccer Commissioner, Sonoma Wine Country Games; New Beauty Series: Beauty by the decade; Shepard Bliss: Falling down; Job hunting for seniors April 2018 March 2018: Senior Social Club comes to Oakmont; Friday Brunch in Healdsburg page; Matter of Balance classes; SST editor, David Abbott, steps down; Meet new editor, Laurie Wachter; Carol Lee Ternullo: College my way : New Director of Kitchen Operations; Shepherd Bliss: Death Cafes; Hot topic: Seniors and pets; Rabon Saip: Wholeness; Have you been scammed through Western Union? February 2018 : Couple reunited with chickens thought to be lost in fires; Senior Social Club saves the day; COA programs help fire victims; Age-Friendly makes progress in 2017; Hot topic: Hidden epidemic of drug and alcohol misuse; Belinda Riehl: Wallet Karma. January 2018 Inside 2017 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today Fires change holidays for local family; Rita Nichols: Christmas past; New Horizons Band gears up for holiday performances; The Sofa: Lenore Pimental; Rabon Saip on aging in the 21st century; Hot topic: Holiday potpourri featuring, “Festivus for the rest of us”; Mary Burns: Rehabilitating the S.F. Beach Chalet. December 2017: : Council on Aging deals with fallout from fires, keeps food moving; WWII Nazi work camp survivor Amos Coli tells his story; Photos from COA’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. November 2017 : Volunteer Karen Lewis steps up; Social Security on the go; Upstairs: Lenore Pimental recounts a story from her childhood growing up in Brooklyn; Rabon Saip on aging in the 21st century; Hot topic: LGBTQI seniors. October 2017 : Derby Day winner takes life changing backpacking trip; Applying for Social Security easier than ever; Dessert with Two spoons: a story by John J. Lesjack; Read about the history of Grandparents Day; Hot topic: Falls prevention awareness. September 2017 : Meals on Wheels volunteer on a classic ride; Noble Spoon helps fund Meals on Wheels; Get involved: Age-Friendly survey; Meet the 2017 Tiny house winner; Hot topic: History of volunteering. August 2017 : Santa Rosa health advocate wins recognition; Let’s Celebrate Y-O-T-S: Year of the Senior; Senior Art Show opening July 18; Local writer commits priceless memories to the written page; Hot topic: Adventurous senior citizens; and more. July 2017 : Ruth ‘Noni’ Halleck defies aging stereotypes; Don’t miss the chance to win your tiny dream home; Planning for long-term care: types of coverage; Holly Clarke of Kaiser Permanente: valued friend of the Sonoma Wine Country Games: Something kind, ordinary and memorable; Hot topic: Elder abuse awareness month: Finding a peak travel experience; Derby Day offers feast for the eyes and more. June 2017 : Functioning in the world without eyesight; The power of looking good at any age; Vietnam veterans presses case for his and other veterans’ rights; Hot topic: Levels and types of elder care: Senior Social Clubs; A place where everyone knows your name; Wine Country Games kicks off next month: Celebrate Older Americans Month, county parks; and more. May 2017 : Oakmont couple shares joyfully sculpted life; Calling all altruistic tiny house enthusiasts; Why I donate to COA; National Healthcare Decisions; Hot topic: Managing medications; COA interns prepare for launch into human services careers; Center for Well-Being classes; Helping seniors manage heart disease and diabetes; and more. April 2017 : Women’s History Month: Helping girls develop grit; COA information referral: The first place to go for answers; Tickets now on sale for MOW Derby Day; Sonoma Academy students help out in kitchen; Heating bills becoming unmanageable?; Hot topic: The economic upside of an aging population; Stopping debt collection calls; and more. March 2017 : Researching your roots; And the (heart) beat goes on; Arthur Janssen – living the good life at 107; Hot topic: Age-Friendly Communities; Meals on Wheels volunteer Bill Iberti: Paul Troppy – a man who likes to throw his weights around; and more. February 2017 : Sonoma County accepted into Network of Age-Friendly cities; the “tin man” with a heart; Teddy bear turn down; Bonding over a shared passion for volleyball; Hot topic: remaining independent; COA to add “senior bistros” at new dining sites: Top 10 tips for making and keeping resolutions; Meals on Wheels clients now have choice of entrees; And more. January 2017 Inside 2016 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Medical cannabis helps manage Alzheimer’s symptoms; MOW clients led life of adventure; COA offers second chance to win a tiny house; All about memory: research; Hot topic: keys to staying happy as we age; Seismic shifts since the 60s: parenting; The anniversary present; And more. December 2016 : Senior humor: The funny side of aging; Paying it forward with care; Advocating for caregivers; Dealing with debt collectors; All about memory: what can go wrong?; Hot topic: Intergenerational support; Seismic shifts since the 60s: Popular music; And more. November 2016 : Breast reconstruction following cancer surgery: what are your options?; Downsizing: finding help to ease the move; Passing on values; All about memory: Hot topic: Seniors and the dating scene; Seismic shifts since the 60s: kitchen innovations; And more. October 2016 : 10th Annual Senior Art Show Comes to Finley Center; Volunteer Bob Myers keeps Petaluma Beautiful and Safe: COA Named One of Best Places to Work in North Bay; Travel Back to the Roaring 20s with Council on Aging: New Cafe-Style Approach at Sebastopol Dining Site Hot Topic: Financial Security; Associate Editor Bonnie Allen Says Good-bye; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: How We We Watch on TV Has Changed; And more. September 2016 : Pet Therapy Brightens Up Their Day; Opportunities to Affiliate: Tips for Aging Gardeners; Hot Topic: Staying Connected; Life in Both Lanes; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: How We Watch Television; And more. August 2016 : Empty Nesters Find Nest Filled Again; Tiny House Finds a New Home: Zachary Carroll: Council on Aging’s New Legal Services Director; Hot Topic: Raising Your Grandchildren; Dance Hall of Her Heart; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: Alternative Energy; Scenes from a Celebration: COA Fetes its 50th; And more. July 2016 : Mapping Diversity: Four Generations of Change; The Hideaway: A Father’s Legacy; Sonoma Wine Country Game Kickoff on June 3: MOW Client Masters the Art of Quilting; Hot Topics: Aging and Diversity; Long Term Care Planning; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: Cars; And more. June 2016 : The Blue Zone: a Free Seminar on Living a Longer, Healthier Life; Twenty Years of Growth: Part 2 of COA History; Join Council on Aging for Loop Around the Lake: Sharing the Love of Sport and Sportsmanship at the Sonoma Wine Country Games; Hot Topics: Life-Long Learning; J.C Adams Offers Good Food and Good Times at KIN Restaurant; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: the Telephone; And more. May 2016 : The Tiny House Is Coming to Life; Fifty Years of Serving Seniors; Bob Leonard: Competitor, Teammate, and Games Commissioner: Derby Day Chef Jose Navarro of Sazon; Seismic Shifts Since the 60s: Fitness and Longevity; Hot Topic: Senior Transportation; Gabrielle Blows Her Horn; And more. April 2016 : Recreational Swimmer Decides to Become Competitive; Scams: A Case Study in Fraud; Registration Opens March 1 for Sonoma Wine Country Games:Astronomy Is for Women; Big John’s Raises $10,000 for Meals on Wheels; BiRite Foodservice Distributors Contribute to Success of COA Kitchen; Hot Topic: Senior Scams; COA to Raffle Off a Tiny House; A Little Faith; And more. March 2016 : Acting Is Her Second Career: Couple Remodels Home So They Can Age in Place; Need Tax Help?: New Elder Abuse Support Group; Hot Topic: Seniors Housing; Handball Added to 2016 Wine Country Games; Black History Month: Oney Judge’s Brave Quest for Freedom; And more.. February 2016 : Tamara Mirska: A Life Touched by Tragedy and Hope; Emily: An Unemployed Senior with a Lot to Offer: COA Marks 50 Years of Serving Seniors; Reflections on Time; Derby Day Chef Chris Harman: Hot Topic: Seniors Getting Back to Work; A 500-mile Walk to Remember; And more.. January 2016 Inside 2015 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Santa Is a Caregiver; Acting Is for Seniors: Letting Go of the Wheel; Money Management Client Finds Peace of Mind; Legal Column: Donating Your Tools; Silver Dollar Christmas; The Tempting Sweet Treats of Christian Sullberg; And more.. December 2015 : Vietnam Vet Finds Healing in Helping; Tips and Tools for Family Caregivers; The Distinctively Delicious Cuisine of Applewood’s Jamil Peden: Falls: Inevitable or Preventable?; For Athlete Steve Prevost, Retirement Is a Gateway to New Adventures; Faith Issues and Final Arrangements; Good Time Girls; And more.. November 2015 : Exciting New Directions in Aging Research; Edythe Briggs: Artist, Humanist, Teacher, Fashion Trendsetter; Spiffy New Look for Meals on Wheels Vans: Volunteer of the Month: Rodney Helvey; Legal Q & A: Employee of the Month: Valerie Leitz; Evolving a For-Profit Business Within a Nonprofit Organization; COA’s 50th Anniversary Art Contest; Books on Wheels; COA Is “Best Place to Work; And more… October 2015 : 18th Annual Sonoma County Senior Art Show Starts in September; How the “F” Word Changed My Life: the Warm Welcome at Sebastopol Senior Social Club; Volunteer of the Month: Terri Timms; History Inspires Art: Our 50th Anniversary Mural Design Contest; New Attorney Joins Staff; Retirement Community Bully; Celebrating Grandparents Day; And more… September 2015 : The Pasta King Still Reigns; Drought Proofing Your Garden: The Fabulous Benefits of Fiber; Jim Boitano – Sharing His Caring; Legal Q & A; Employee of the Month Sue Tasselmyer; How to Stretch Your Budget; Having “That Talk”; COA Legal Services Offerings Changing; And more… August 2015 : Local Food Sourcing for Senior Meals; Art and Tess Volkerts: Meals on Wheels Gives Them the Freedom They Need; Legal Q&A; “Community Connections Across Generations”; Real Men Talk to Their Doctors; Grief, Relief and Guilt; And more… July 2015 : Granny Houses by a Granny; Treating Elder Abuse Victims’ Special Needs; Legal Q&A; Meals on Wheels Client Ross Yeager Is 100; The Sonoma Wine Country Games Kick Off June 4; What Is Senior Peer Support?; Long-Term Care Insurance; And more… June 2015 : A True Family Venture; Nancy Dito: A Lifetime of Athletic Achievement; Legal Q&A; Doris DeFord: Artist Extraordinaire; Derby Day’s Luncheon Volunteers; The World at Your Doorstep; Get into (the Older Americans) Act; And more… May 2015 : Aging Together: New Collaborative Program; From Client to Employee; Generativity: A New Way Forward; Legal Q&A; A German Solider’s Encounter with the Night Witches; Fabulous Food, Fashion and Fun at Derby Day; Determined Bowler Gets “Back in the Game”; SRJC Offers Free Classes; And more… April 2015 : Connie Mahoney–A Born Leader; Night Witches; Derby Day Fashion; Aunt Nora; New Sports for Sonoma Wine Country Games; Stage Is Now The Noble Spoon; IRS Tax Scams; Legal Q&A; And more… March 2015 : A 68-Year Romance; New Venue for Derby Day; Volunteer Evans Schintgen; Big John’s Market Has a Big Heart; Amazing Athlete Elizabeth Cobb-Bruno; New Home, New Start; Employee of the Month Jeanie O’Neill; A Valentine for Norma; And more… February 2015 : Jonah Raskin: Author, Poet, Activist, Teacher; Volunteer of the Month, Marilyn Nasi; The True Colors of Donald B.; Legal Q&A; Education & Lifelong Learning; Employee of the Month: Victoria Shipley; In Praise of Old Things; And more… January 2015 Inside 2014 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Xmas Unwrapped; A Special Time-Limited Incentive for Estate Planning; More Stores Add Stage Gourmet-to-Go; Employee of the Month: Sheri Haessler; Dreams Don’t Have an Expiration Date; Moving In: Further Adventures of John and Carol Lee; And more… December 2014 : Barmore Duncan’s Globe-spanning Career; Small Mercies: Love Comes in Many Guises; Employee of the Month: Frank Meisse; And more… November 2014 : 17th Annual Senior Art Show; New Choices for Positive Aging; Film maker Ernie Rose; Featured Artist, Liz Stafford; Fraud Alert; And more… October 2014 : We Can All Be Village People – Petaluma Village Network Goes Live; New Choices for Positive Aging; CFO Hugh Robertson: Smart, Caring, and Award-Winning!; And more… September 2014 : Laura Reichek: Survivor with a passion for justice; Harvesting our Longevity–Forging an Identity Beyond ‘Work’; Meet Paul Miller–COA’s New Legal Director; And more… August 2014 : Adventures in the working man’s Mexico of a bygone era; The Law Has Changed for Domestic Workers; And more… July 2014 : All Aboard for the 4th Annual Wine Country Games; Long Term Care Planning; Featured Artist: Lindy Buchanan; Elder Abuse Awareness Day; And more… June 2014 : Gloria Robinson’s remarkable life in public service; The special joys of growing old together; Athlete profile; Fire Safety; And more… May 2014 : The Three Journeys of Dr. Sumedha Khanna; Thoughts on Aging – 30 Years Later; 15th Annual Meals on Wheels Derby Day; Advance Care Planning; And more… April 2014 : Renaissance Woman; Life Begins at Fifty — Wine Country Games; Words of gratitude for a parent’s hard-earned legacy; And more… March 2014 : Planning for your Longevity; Seniors Adopt-a-Pet; Save the Dates; COA Employee of the Month; And more… February 2014 : Reflections of a recovering hoarder; Volunteer Investment; COA Director is picked for Commission on the Status of Women; And more… January 2014 Inside 2013 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Post-retirement Beard Remakes the Man! Planning for Your Longevity. The Meaning of Driving. And more… December 2013 : A Walk in their Shoes: What happens when a loved one needs more care than you can give? Warning signs of diabetes & what you can do about it! COA Volunteer of the month! Council on Aging employee is 2013 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy! And more… November 2013 : A male Senior Games athlete breast cancer survivor; deeper meanings of seasonal change; a 95th birthday celebration; and more. October 2013 : A Personal story of a volunteer’s passion for libraries and literacy; how Senior Social Club helped one family through the aging process and more. September 2013 : “Sequestration and the Older Americans Act”, Marin Seniors Now Enjoy COA Meals and some good news – “Dementia Rates Decline” August 2013 : “Senior Track and Field Stars”, Experience Works providing jobs for low income seniors, and a delightful personal story entitled “Healing Waters”. July 2013 : “”A Hero’s Story: A soldier relives the Normandy Landing;” the pro and con of Floride; Derby Day Thank You! Senior Center Highlights and more… June 2013 : “Age is Only a Number at Senior Games”–signup now! “Unlease the Power of Age,” and more. May 2013 : Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games–Discover the serious fun of competition; Writing Your Life Stories; Veronica LaBelle; Senior Center Highlights and more… April 2013 : Celebrate Women’s History Month as we feature Lynn Woolsey; Sylvia Bailin tribute; Social Security update, and more! March 2013 : Read about Love in “Surprise, Surprise,” Tax Aide information; Senior Center highlights and more! February 2013 : Read about the Santa Rosa Community Health Centers; “Why I Donate” by Carl Vast; Toastmasters, Senior Center Highlights and more! January 2013 Inside 2012 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today : Read about Sonoma Count Vet Connect: One-stop services for veterans’ every need; Stagé menu for Dececember; Senior Center Highlights for December and more! December 2012 : “A Salute to Sonoma County Veterans” CalFresh Pilot Program at COA; “Sunshine Girl”; “Volunteering at COA” NEW Stagé Choice Meals order form, and more! November 2012 : “Laughter Really IS the Best Medicine”; Volunteers Needed; and more! October 2012 : “A Bag of Rice, a Bag of Coffee and a .38″; Positive Aging Survey; Senior Center Highlights, and more! September 2012 : “Gourmet Dining You Can Feel Good About” “Staff Changes at COA” New Adult Day Program in Santa Rosa, and more! August 2012 : “The Joy of Movement” about the 2012 Wine Country Senior Games; “Immigrants All” a tribute to our origins; and more! July 2012 “The New Retirement”; Nutrition Volunteers Honored; Senior Center Highlights and more! June 2012 :”Never Too Old to Play” “How to Hire a Contractor” “Age of Champions” and more! May 2012 : At 94, she’s working on her third of four memoirs – Emma Webber; Senior Games registration; Dining Questionanaire and more! April 2012 : “Wine Country Senior Games 2012 Up & Running!”; Tax-Aide Locations; Senior Center Highlights and more! March 2012 “Silent Movie Buff turns 106…” meet “Don Deffenbaugh”; “Sonoma Social Club Says Thank You”‘ Upcoming Legal Seminar dates and more! February 2012: ”Miss Violet Brown”; “An Opportunity to Make a Difference in 2012″ and more! January 2012 Inside 2011 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today :“A Literary Renaissance for Sonoma County Seniors” “Aging Redefined”; “Reflections on Reaching Ninety”; Legal Seminars and more! December 2011 : ”Oldsters a Sensation at the Bay to Breakers” Medicare Enrollment information; Senior Center highlights and more. November 2011 : “Story by Story” writing memoirs; Walmart and Meals on Wheels grants; and more! October 2011 : New Gourmet line of meals for Meals on Wheels; “When to Give Up Driving” Kitchen Kut-Ups Review and more! September 2011 : George Clute’s History Class draws a capacity crowd; Home Repairs in Petaluma and more. August 2011 : Wine Country Senior Games a Success on All Levels! Senior Center Highlights and more July 2011 : “Rags, Strings, & Bones”; Free Legal Seminars and more June 2011 : “Wine Country Senior Games Celebrates Life After 50″ “Seniors: Know Your Rights” May 2011 : “He Brings Country Classics to Life” May 7th is our 12th Annual Derby Day Fundraiser! April 2011 : A Talk with Belva Davis; Letter from the Chef; Senior Games Registration; Medicare Changes March 2011 : Gearing Up for the NEW Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games, June 2-5, 2011 1 February 201 Big Changes in Store for Senior Meals by Chef Josef January 2011: Inside 2010 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today " Senior Games-Redefining a “Senior Moment” December 2010 : A True World War II Hero, James B. Morehead November 2010 : Council on Aging Services in Action, Ask Kate, Lunch Survey, Homes Needed for Senior Pets October 2010 : Making Spiritual Sense of Aging’s Symptoms, Happy Birthday Social Security, Senor Art Show September 2010 : Funding for Senior Programs and beautiful walks throughout Sonoma County. August 2010 : The Matriarch of Kozlowski Farms, addressing substance abuse among elders July 2010 : A life story in the meaning of volunteering. Derby Day Thank yous and Human Race fun June 2010 : For Older Americans Month we honor Lee Evans. May 2010 : “Protecting Yourself from Financial Fraud ” “Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Hungry Seniors”; “Working up a Sweat at Santa Rosa’s Shomrei Torah Temple”; “Ask Kate” April 2010 : “The Adventures of Helen Allen ” “Reflections on becoming a relic of bygone days”; “AARP Tax-Aide Locations for 2010″; “Ask Kate” March 2010 : “Staying Fit at Home” “The Physical Move” about moving to a senior facility; “Ask Kate” February 2010 : “Exercise–The Next Generation” Girl Scouts teach seniors how to get fit the fun way…”Exercise is Medicine” “Exercise Guidelines” January 2010 Inside 2009 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today “I Care Village” “A Rededication of Tolerance” “Prescription for Healing – Writing Songs” : December 2009 : "I Remember Well – growing up at San Quentin,” “He Finished High School at age 87,” Meals on Wheels Driver Ray O’Shell, “Yes, You Can!” about exercising with a Wii November 2009 October 2009: “Social Networking–Online!” “Ask Kate” “LGBT Community” “Flu Shot Update” : “Introducing Marrianne McBride: An Interview with COA’s new President and CEO”, “Setting the record straight on health care reform,” “Ask Kate” September 2009 : “Build Bodies, Brain Cells and Social Networks- While You Dance,” “Meet our new President and CEO,” “Protect Yourself from Fraud” August 2009 : “They’re Not “Youth” Hostels Any more” “Ask Kate,” “Help for Senior Pet Owners” Summer Bike Run for Meals on Wheels July 2009 : “This Rocket Scientist Travels the World by Bicycle” Sebastopol Senior Center events “Leaving Your Legacy” June 2009 : “In Memory of Joan Lubar” Farmer’s Markets, Recollections of the Great Depression May 2009 : “The Stimulus Bill – What’s in it for Seniors?” “Start A Walking Group” April 2009 : “Senior Homes? No Thanks…” Aging at Home” March 2009 : “Bicycling Is For Seniors”, “True Love Is Ageless” February 2009 : “Hope in a Time of Crisis” January 2009 Inside 2008 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today “Memories and Lessons of the Great Depression” December 2008: : “We Were There” – A Veteran’s Story” November 2008 : “Fixing Our Healthcare System” October 2008 : “The Grandparent Connection” at Childrens’ Village September 2008 : “Gas Saving Get-Aways” August 2008 : “Dr. Carroll Estes” Elder Advocate July 2008 : “In Search of Community” June 2008 : “Protect Affordable Housing Policies” May 2008 : “Addiction & Older Adults: The Hidden Epidemic” April 2008 : “Celebrate National Women’s History Month” March 2008 : “Love Blooms for Aging Volunteers” February 2008 : “Caring for Aging Baby Boomers” January 2008 Inside 2020 Issues- Sonoma Seniors Today Nutrition Nuggets: Holiday Tips, 2 Full Pages of Puzzles, Drive-up Pick-up Meals, Day Program Update, A Story from Grandma Peebles, County Library Digital Collection, Resources for Seniors, Where to Get your Flu Shot, Book Corner, Puzzle Solutions, Money Sense: Are You the “Family Bank”?, Oops!, A Different Thanksgiving, Secret Santa November 2020: Aging Together Initiative, Volunteer Spotlight - Trish Collins, Tea and Heart Health, Nutrition Nuggets: Kaniwa, Updated Resources for Seniors, Reverse Mortage Myth Busters, Book Corner, 2 Full Pages of Puzzles!, Keeping Active During Pandemic, Gym closed: Senior Keeps Active, New COA Financial Services Head, Trapeze Artist at 86 October 2020: It Might be More than the 'Blues,' County of Sonoma Launches Warm Line for Emotional and Mental Health Support, Money Sense: Checklist - 7 Things every Alzheimer's Caregiver should know, 2 full pages of Puzzles, Recipes by Sheana: Cornbread Muffins, Senior Moments: Birthday Drop-offs, Nutrition Nuggets: How much Sodium do I need?, Helpful Contacts for Seniors, Suicide Prevention, NEW! Book Corner - What we're reading, Leave your Legacy, My Mom, at 86, Has Alzheimer's and a Boyfriend in Assisted Living September 2020: Birthday drop-offs, Recipes by Sheana, Youthful volunteers, Hydration, Helpful Contacts for Seniors, County COVID-19 reopenings, Key to Prosperity After COVID, SpaceX Launch, National Sisters Day August 2020: : Mr. Handshake's obituary, Full 2 pages of Puzzles, Multigenerational Households, COA & MOW volunteer photos, Recipes by Sheana, Quell the fire of heartburn, Role Reversal during COVID-19, PLUS COVID-19 Contact Information: Helpful Contacts for Seniors, Agency & Support Services, Coronavirus Contacts, COVID-19 viral testing sites, County COVID-19 reopenings and Before you head out July 2020 Helpful Contacts for Seniors, Coronavirus Contacts, Wearable heart monitors, 2 pages of Puzzles, The Buck on COVID-19, Thank You Day Respite!, Global Gay Pride online, Agency & Support Services, Health Benefits of Gardening, Control caregiver COVID-19 stress, Top 5 health SIP tips, Telemedicine Guide, MOW volunteers' SIP stories June 2020: COVID-19 & Your Pets: Guidance & Information, Helpful Contacts for Seniors, Education/entertainment,Big Puzzle Issue, Agency & Support Services, Choosing gratitude, Stress and coping, Stay connected, Safety while shopping, Senior Transportation, Grocery Store Listing, Boosting Immune system, Telemedicine, Pharmacy List, Adult Day Respite calls, Girls create art for seniors May Special Edition 2020: Coronavirus Uncertainty, PG&E: Phone scams doubled, Senior Moments, Letter to the Editor, Wine Country Games archery, Intergenerational benefits, Senior Events, Never too late to start, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Breaking the estrangement, Blue Zone life lessons April 2020: Nutrition Nuggets, Poem: Mind Games, Senior Moments, US Census Counts, Dressing a grownup figure, Senior Events, Mediterranean breakfast, Adult Day Respite studies, Organize your home, Women's history month, Thanks to Foley Family Wines March 2020: Blue Zones, Nutrition Nuggets, CalFresh Myths & Facts, Holiday Parties, Secret Santa, Senior Events, Puzzles, Treat Yourself, The Census is Coming, Age-Friendly Petaluma, Alzheimer’s vaccine?, Make a Senior Smile, Jerry's Testimonial February 2020: The season thrives with community giving. January 2020:

    • COA Staff | Council On Aging

      COA Staff Home > About Us > COA Staff MARRIANNE MCBRIDE President & CEO 707-525-0143 x111 LAUREN SCHWING Director of Development 707-525-0143 x146 RENEE TOLLIVER Director of Social Services 707-525-0143 x147 MIA BENNETT Director of Financial Services 707-525-0143 x 108 JENNIFER MANGOSONG-SHANKLE Director of Nutrition Services 707-525-0143 x119 ZACHARY CARROLL Esq. Director of Legal Services 707-525-0143 x143 ​ Director of Kitchen Operations & Business Development Stay tuned. COREY SABATINO Director of Administrative & Operational Excellence 707-520-0143 x100 On-Site Staff Alex Kennett, Disaster Recovery Case Manager, 525-0143, x117, Carrie Holwell, Head Chef, 525-0143 x 132, Cheral Humber, Senior Meals Office Manager, 525-0383, Colleen Nolan, Licensed Fiduciary, 525-0143, x 118, Deborah Khalilifar, Development Coordinator, 525-0143, X120, dkhalilifar Diana Cedillo, Senior Nutrition Assessor, 525-0143 x 116, Diane Faulkner, Meals on Wheels Coordinator, 525-0143 x 115 Elizabeth Youngs, Records Management, 525-0143, x122, Jamie Escoubas, Social Day Services Supervisor, 525-0143 x 103, Jeanie O’Neill, Elder Advocate/Family Justice Center, 565-8265, Jessica Carranza, Case Manager, 525-0143 x109, Jocelyn Duran, Grant Data Specialist, 525-0143 x 133, Leigh Galten, Wine Country Games Coordinator & Volunteer Recruiter, 525-0143 x 121, Lisa Ellis, Receptionist & Social Services Administrative Assistant, 525-0143 x105,xxxxxxxxxx Lisa Liggett, Accounts Coordinator, 525-0143, x110, Lori Beth Merrill, Licensed Fiduciary 525-0143 Luis "Gallo" Gustavo Reyes Oropeza, 525-0143 x142, Nola Eisenberg, Receptionist & Senior Peer Support Assistant, 525-0143 x101, Pamela Ziraldo, Accounts Payable, 525-0143 x113, pziraldo Petra Barrett, Senior Care Coordinator, 525-0143 x 128, Sarah Tucker, Clinical Supervisor, Senior Peer Support, 525-0413, x125, stucker Sarah Spielman, Operations Manager of Nutrition Services, 525-0143, x126, Sheila Gillis, Paralegal, 525-0143 x 141, Steven Ford, Financial Case Manager, 525-0143, x134, Sue Tasselmyer, Controller, 525-0143 x 138, ​ ​ Off-Site Staff ​ Barbara Redfield, Day Respite Substitute, Charles "Scottie" Scott-Potter, MOW Cargo Driver Cindy Jansen, Site Manager-Cloverdale, David Stohlmann, MOW Driver Debra Baldaramos, Program Coordinator, Santa Rosa Day Respite, Edward "Ted" Jones, Program Assistant, Sebastopol Day Respite, Erin Douglas, Program Assistant, Oakmont Day Respite, Hugh Harris, MOW Cargo Driver James Cooney, Senior Peer Support, Julie Elliott, MOW Driver, Laurel Anderson, Site Coordinator- Sebastopol Day, Loretta "Sebby" Spillane, Site Specialist- Rohnert Park, Lori Saldal, MOW Driver Margaret DeMaria, Site Manager- Silvercrest Bistro, Martha Kautz, Program Assistant, Santa Rosa Day Respite, Nancy Howard, Day Program Coordinator, Patricia Wiseman, Site Manager- Bethleham Tower, Rachel Horodyski, Congregate-Sebastopol Robert Celani, MOW Driver Roberto Carrillo, MOW Driver Ronald Valent, MOW Driver Roxanne Lemereis, Program Coordinator, Healdsburg Day Respite, Shannon Holck, Manager, Sharon Bourassa, Program Coordinator, Shirryl Bayless, Program Assistant, Sonoma Day Respite, DONATE NOW

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