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  • Basketball 2020 | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games > Choose a Sport > Basketball 2020 REGISTER Basketball 2020 ​ ​ Volunteer Coordinator for the event: Holly Clarke Date: Sunday, June 7 2020 ​ Men: 8:30-8:45 am Check-In 9:00 am Contests / Tournament begins ​ Venue: Santa Rosa Junior College Haehl Pavillion , Santa Rosa. 1501 Mendocino Ave Each player will have to show their identification at the check-in table. You will receive your t-shirt and a goody bag at the venue. Check-in: We will be offering a skills competition-free throws and 3pt shots. You can add each event to your registration. Each team will be guaranteed at least 4 games. Brackets will be posted at the venue. Games: Each teammate pays their own registration fee of $45 and then a $5 sports event fee for Basketball. Players may only compete on one team. Fees: Format/Rules: Half-court three on three with teams consisting of up to 6 players of all one gender. Two 12 minute halves will constitute a game. Tournament format will be determined by the number of entries. A maximum of 13 points will be awarded towards point differential, regardless of final score. Forfeits shall be scored 7-0. NCAA rules will apply except as modified herein. Ties for seeding will be broken in the following manner: Overall record Head-to-head competition Point differential Coin Toss We reserve the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions and other circumstances. ​ Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in age groups 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc. Awards: ​ ​

  • Sponsors | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games > Sponsors REGISTER Our Sponsors Become A Sponsor Our Athletes are Your Prime Audience (based off of a survey from 7/16) 48% have a household income over $100,000 79% have a college degree 58% belong to a gym or health club 97% use the internet regularly 83% own a smart phone 89% shop online Someone in the US turns 50 every 7 seconds ​ Those 50+ – Controls 77% of the nation’s assets – Spend over $300 billion in discretionary income each year – Purchase 41% of new all new cars – Spend $7 billion online each year – Spend $35 billion on their grandchildren each year – Consume $2.6 trillion in goods and services annually Call for more details Lauren Schwing 707-525-0143 X146 or email at More information on the SWCG Sponsorship Packages 2020

  • In The News | Council On Aging

    > > Home News In The News PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ OUR COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE In The News NPR- - October 19, 2017 Why Older People Didn't Fare Well In Northern California Wildfires ​ ABC 7 News- - October 19, 2017 7 On Your Side helps North Bay fire victims in Santa Rosa ​ SF Gate - - October 12, 2017 Wine Country Nursing Homes Evacuated ​ Sonoma Index Tribune - - June 15, 2017 Wine Country Games petanque matches ​ Press Democrat - - June 6, 2017 Wine Country Games brings out the competitive spirit in all ages ​ Sonoma Index Tribune - - March 17, 2017 Sonoma County Housing, Homeless and Legal Services Brace for Budget Cuts under Trump Plan ​ Press Democrat - - February 21, 2017 With Eye on Economy, Services, Sonoma County Becoming More Senior-Friendly ​ Tiny House Talk (blog) - - December 2016 Buy Your Tiny House Raffle Ticket Today! ​ Press Democrat - - November 26, 2016 Sonoma County Underway with Effort to Boost Service to Aging Population ​ Press Democrat - - November 2, 2016 Things to Do: Bourbon, Bacon and Beer Speakeasy Party ​ Press Democrat - (mentions COA's Noble Spoon entrees) - October 27, 2016 Sonoma County's G&G Supermarkets Purchased by Safeway ​ Press Democrat - - October 5, 2016 Carlton Senior Living Wants to Build New Senior Facility in Larkfield ​ Press Democrat - - April 19, 2016 A La Carte: Derby Day at Chateau St. Jean ​ Sonoma Index Tribune - - April 7, 2016 Derby Day Party to Benefit Sonoma County’s Meals on Wheels Program ​ Sonoma Index Tribune - - March 31, 2016 North Bay Construction Industry Builds Council on Aging Tiny House for Raffle ​ North Bay Business Journal - - March 29, 2016 North Bay Construction Industry Builds Council on Aging Tiny House for Raffle ​ Press Democrat - - March 27, 2016 Hunger Persistent in Sonoma County Despite Improving Economy ​ Press Democrat - - March 20, 2016 Chris Smith: Sonoma County Comes Together in a Big Way to Build a Tiny House ​ Made Local Magazine - - March/April 2016 issue Noble Spoon Lets the Hungry Feed the Hungry ​ Press Democrat - - November 23, 2015 Council on Aging Volunteer a Friend to the Lonely ​ Press Democrat - (how COA's line of gourmet entrees, The Noble Spoon, is helping raise money for Meals on Wheels) - September 13, 2015 Council on Aging Making Money, Filling Bellies with Meal Business ​ Press Democrat: Editorial: - May 24, 2015 Caring for the County’s Aging Population The Windsor Times - Last year, an estimated 35 million meals were needed in Sonoma County to feed the hungry—a gap that is getting attention by multiple county groups. Read more . February 4, 2015 Here ​ Listen to the most recent KZST "We Believe" ad sponsored by Visiting Angels. Click on the arrow to the left of the black bar below to listen to the ad: [audio mp3=""][/audio] KZST "We Believe" ad sponsored by Friedman's Home Improvement. Click on the arrow to the left of the black bar below to listen to the ad. [audio mp3=""][/audio] Press Democrat - – Editorial Page. December 23, 2013 Becoming Independent Partners with Meals on Wheels ​ Press Democrat - below). September 19, 2013. (Click to pg 2 to see the Letter to the editor.) Letter to the editor Policy on Non-Profit Use of Facilities in response to September 11th, Article ( ​ Press Democrat - . September 11, 2013 Santa Rosa to Review Policy on Non-Profit Use of Facilities ​ Press Democrat - . July 20, 2013 Gatherings... CigarBQ Benefits Meals on Wheels ​ Press Democrat - . May 4, 2013 Derby Day Sets Record ​ - October 29, 2011 Combating the Challenges of Aging Through Stem Cells ​ – Oct 15 – Dec 7, 2011 New Medicare Enrollment and Disenrollment Periods ​ . Press Democrat 8/6/2011 Cafe alternative to Meals on Wheels ​ Press Democrat 8/7/2011 Team sports keeping older people young. ​ . Press Democrat 8/7/2011 In-home help for life’s little things ​ Cloverdale, the jewel of Council on Aging’s dining sites. Press Democrat 8/7/2011 Cafe alternative to Meals on Wheels ​ Great article in the Northbay Biz about the inaugaral Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games ! Senior Games will be a Wine Country Draw – Highlighting Dena Lash ​ Chef Josef spicing things up at Council on Aging Meals on Wheels ​ Women killed in crash were 77 and still full of life ​ A well-balanced plate -Seniors advised to be mindful of getting nutrients, staying hydrated ​ Uncle Sam Plays Hardball with Elderly Woman. ​ Derby Day in Wine Country ​ Meet our new CEO! Press Democrat ” Meeting Demands of Aging” July 26, 2009: “New Council on Aging CEO dedicated to providing for growing senior population…” ​ Press Democrat “Charitable Agencies Feel Fuel Squeeze” July 8, 2008 ​ Press Democrat “Market Woes Strike Fear in Older Workers” January 28, 2008 ​ Press Democrat “Earmarks for North Coast Projects” December 31, 2007 ​ Press Democrat “Generous Biker’s Lucky Day” September 9, 2007

  • Registered Athletes | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games > Registered Athletes REGISTER Registered Players ​ Pickleball Go to and search for Sonoma Wine Country Games ​ Cycling registration updated weekly ​

  • Sonoma Wine Country Games | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games REGISTER Sonoma Wine Country Games Mission Statement The Sonoma Wine Country Games encourages healthy activity and social engagement for anyone 50+ through education, connections, and the spirited competition of sport, inspiring all to take an active role in determining the quality of their aging experience. Due to the Corona Virus Epidemic, the 2020 Games have been cancelled ​ If you are already registered for the games, you can either donate that money to Council on Aging / Meals on Wheels or request a refund. ​ Any questions, contact at or 707-525-0143 x121 Leigh Galten

  • Employment Opportunities | Council On Aging

    Home > About Us > Employment Opportunities If you are interested in applying for a position with Council on Aging, send your cover letter and resume to . Include the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. ​ Current Openings ​ Director of Kitchen Operations & Business Development. Please click for a job description. ​ Licensed Professional Fiduciary. Please click here for a complete job description. ​ Financial Case Manager. Please click here for a complete job description.

  • About Us | Council On Aging

    Home > About Us Our Mission To enhance the quality of life for our aging community by providing services that promote well-being and maintain independence. ​ Our Core Values​ ​ ​We are driven by compassion and commitment to service. We commit to excellence in everything we do. We demand integrity…at all times…everywhere. We anticipate, create, and innovate. We work as a team with respect, trust, and humor. ​ Our agency values DIVERSITY Whatever your ethnicity, religion, country of origin, language, abilities, sexual orientation, or gender…YOU are welcome here. ​ Who We Are ​ Council on Aging Services for Seniors is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which has been providing services for Sonoma County citizens over the age of 60 since 1966. The area’s beautiful surroundings, safe atmosphere, and senior housing have attracted over 99,000 older adults to this community. In fact, Santa Rosa is ranked 6th in the nation for cities having the highest population over 85 years of age. ​ While some elders may never require one of our service programs, many of these 99,000 seniors will come to rely on our help at some point in their lives. More Americans are living much longer than ever before, and as the” Baby Boomers” retire, the need for our services will be greater than ever. ​ Council on Aging provides information and services only for seniors age 60+ in Sonoma County, California. For more information about Council on Aging, call 707-525-0143. If you are seeking services outside of Sonoma County, you may call Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116. DONATE NOW Council on Aging is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization.

  • Cycling 2020 | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games > Choose a Sport > Cycling 2020 REGISTER Cycling 2020 ​ ​ Saturday, May 30 18.6 Mile Road Race – 32.4 Mile Road Race – 10 Kilometer Time Trial – Courses available: 18.6 Mile Map 32.4 Mile Map 10K Time Trial Map 7:00 am Check-in 7:30 am Mandatory Pre-Race Road Race Meeting 8:00 am Road Races Begin 11:30 am Time Trial Begins (start time depends on when Road Races finish) Note: you must check in 30 minutes prior to the start of the time trials Time: Cloverdale Train Depot Corner of Citrus Fair Drive & Asti Road Venue: A one-time registration fee of $45 and a $15 fee per cycling category. Same-day registration available with an added fee of $20 to the overall cost. Registration will close on Thursday, May 28 and reopen at the event. Fees: Men and women in age groups 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc. Divisions: Categories: Time Trials and Road Races for both men and women Format/Rules: AeroBars or handle bar extensions are not allowed for road races. Helmets are mandatory at all times. No bare shoulders. All events will be conducted in accordance with the National Senior Games Association . rules We reserve the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions and other circumstances. ​ Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded for each age and gender. Medals: ​

  • Faqs | Council On Aging

    Home > Wine Country Games > Faqs March 1, 2020 When does registration open? There is a $45 individual registration fee for all sports and small sport fees from $5 – $15 per event based on what the sport is. If you play more than one sport, you don't pay the registration fee again. Registration and event fees include: event administration and organization, venue rental and restrooms, officials, permits and sanctions, emergency medical personnel, medals, security, liability insurance, entry confirmation, event t-shirt and results administration. How much does it cost to register for an event? Each partner in a doubles competition must register as an individual and write the full name of his or her partner. You must have a partner. We are unable to find partners. What about my partner player? Team Captains must register their team and they will receive an email with a team id which they can give to their players. Each player must register and pay for themselves using that team id. There will be no additional fees for team members unless they choose to participate in additional sports How do I register for a team sport? Do not register for the team event as an individual. Contact the Sports Commissioner assigned to the sport or email I want to play a team sport but don’t have a team – what do I do? Leigh Galten Unfortunately there is also additional labor when we input registrations that we receive in the mail. If you don’t feel comfortable registering on a computer, you may come in our office and we will show you how to do it. It is easy! Set an appointment to come in: 707-525-0143 X121 or email Why is there an additional fee to mail in my registration form? Leigh Galten ​ All participants must be 50 on or before December 31 of the event year. There is no upper age limit. Proof of age will be required at event check in. Who is eligible to participate in the games? Age divisions are in five-year age groups except where noted: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc unless noted in the sports page. Age divisions for doubles and team competitions will be determined by age of the youngest player as of December 31 of the event year. Lawn Bowling and Bocce are not awarded age group medals, only overall team medals. How are age groups for awards determined? Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. Some events will also have overall winners. Exhibition athletic events will not be awarded medals. How will medals be awarded? We highly recommend that you do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants. Refunds will not be given in the case of overlapping events. What if I want to participate in two sports but they are on the same day? You should receive an email confirmation. Please check your junk mail box if you don’t find it in your inbox. The confirmation will explain check in procedures for your particular sport. Please keep the confirmation email in a convenient location for reference when you come to the event. All athletes and team members must report to the designated check in area prior to their first competition. Participants will be required to show proof of age and will be given their credentials. What happens after I register on line? You will check in for your event at the event location which is listed on your confirmation email. Please note you need to check in before you can compete so allow time for check in. Where do I need to go to check in for my event? Participants are required to provide their own equipment, athletic apparel and shoes as is customary for the sport in which they are participating. Team sports require like-color and style, numbered uniforms. Game balls (excluding golf balls) will be provided. What equipment do I need to bring with me for my sport? Water and healthy snacks (ex: fruit, bars, peanut butter) are provided for our athletes. Lunch is not provided for any of the events but you may bring your own food. Food is strictly for the athletes and not their family or friends. Sports drinks are not provided. Is water or food provided? You may find the venue locations on the sport page for each sport – find your sport Where will the events be held? HERE! Yes, family and friends are encouraged to come and watch. There is no entry fee. In some venues, space is limited and bringing a chair is always a good idea. Please remember this is a fun, family friendly environment. Can my family and friends come watch me compete? No, but who doesn't like to visit the Wine Country! Any qualified athlete can compete in the California State Senior Games Championships held in San Diego in the fall of 2020. Winners and qualifiers at the State Championships games are qualified to compete at the National Senior Games to be held the Summer of 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Do the Sonoma Wine Country Games qualify me for advancement? For most sports, registration closes a week before the event unless the sport sells out. For team sports, rosters need to be finalized by at least 3 weeks before the event. When does registration close? Why does registration close so early and why can’t I register the day of the event? There is so much that goes on behind the scene to make these competitions happen that we need the time to organize competition brackets, hire officials, and other items that make for a successful, well-run tournament. Depending on the situation, a refund might be possible. Contact for more information. Refunds must be requested at least 2 weeks before event. Please do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants and refunds will not be given. What is the refund policy? Leigh Galten We don’t have this capability for individual sports but for team sports click How can I find out who my competition is? HERE! We want to show off our beautiful community and the bounty it offers. The Celebration of Athletes event is a great way to meet athletes in other sports and just have a great time. The cost is $15 per person and that covers dinner, wine, dancing and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets can be purchased during the registration process. If you need to purchase additional tickets or forgot to purchase tickets during registration, call at 707-525-0143 x121 What is the Celebration of Athletes event? Leigh Galten Yes, there is a $15 fee for your friend that you may include when you register. Tickets can be purchased during the registration process. If you need to purchase additional tickets or forgot to purchase tickets during registration, call at 707-525-0143 x121 Can I bring my spouse, partner or a friend to the Celebration of Athlete event? Leigh Galten ​ An important note: Unsportsmanlike or disorderly conduct on the part of competitors, coaches or fans will be grounds for immediate removal and disqualification without refund of fees. Please help make this a fun, family-friendly event! Call our office 707-525-0143 X121 or email Where can I get answers to other questions I have? Leigh Galten REGISTER

  • Support Us | Council On Aging

    How to Help Home > Support Us Your support makes a huge difference in how we can care for Sonoma County seniors. The Council on Aging provides valuable programs and services to over 1,400 seniors each day. Although federal funding does provide about 38%, the rest of our needed resources are provided by grants, client donations, foundation and corporate gifts, fundraisers, and bequests. But even those funding sources still don’t match the power of the caring and compassionate individual and almost 45% of our funding comes from people like you. ​ We greatly appreciate how ever you decide to support the important work we do every day. Our mission is to ensure that every senior has the opportunity and ability to remain independent with dignity and well-being. ​ Check out the many ways you can support our programs: ​ Make a Donation Investment and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Corporate Sponsorship Volunteer Planned Giving Gift of Stock Advocate! For additional information, please contact Lauren Schwing, Development Director, at 707-525-0143 ext. 146 or email

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