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  • Inside 2024 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    January/February 2024 The Art of Giving — Volunteerism, Benefits of Physical Activity, CEO Corner, Nutrition News, Puzzles, Senior Resources, Creative Collage Class and Lunch, Movies to Celebrate
  • Inside 2023 Issues- Sonoma Seniors Today
    November/December 2023 CEO Corner, Donors, Taking Care of Mental Health, Nutrition News, Puzzles, Senior Resources, PEARLS Program, Kibbles of Kindness, Movies to Celebrate September/October 2023 Donors, Nutrition News, Puzzles, Senior Resources, Lunch and Learn, PEARLS Program, Upcoming COA Events, Creating Community with Activity, Movies to Celebrate July 2023 Donors, Nutrition News, Movies to Celebrate, 7 Mind and Body Podcasts, Puzzles, Senior Resources, Lunch and Learn June 2023 Lunch and Learn, Donors, Nutrition News, Movies to Celebrate, This Aging Skin, Puzzles, Meals on Wheels Testimonial, Senior Resources May 2023 10 Simple Things to do for your Legacy, Donors, Nutrition News, You are not Alone, Connecting Generations, Movies to Celebrate, Puzzles, Sonoma Wine Country Games April 2023 Is April more than Death and Taxes? The Future of your Family Treasures, Donors, Nutrition News, Movies to Celebrate, Senior Resources, Volunteer Spotlight, Puzzles, Randy’s Racket March 2023 Women’s History Month, Nutrition News, Movies to Celebrate, Senior Resources, Joy of Music at Any Age, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez February 2023 Pets and Seniors, Caregiving: Caring for Yourself, Movies to Celebrate, Senior Resources, Pet Body Language, Puzzles, Nutrition News January 2023 Your Life in Summary, Bling, Bubbles and Self Care in the New Year, Please Pass the Wisdom, Movies to Celebrate, Growing Elder, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Poetry from Readers, Nutrition News
  • Inside 2022 Issues- Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2022 Help us Help you, New Intergenerational Program, Using your walker correctly?, Movies to Celebrate, Closet Musings, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Nutrition News November 2022 Not all Gifts are created Equal, Safely Managing your Medications, The Importance of Gratitude, Movies to Celebrate, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Nutrition News, Growing Elder October 2022 Medtronic's commitment to Meals on Wheels, Healthy Aging & Exercise tips, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Nutrition News, At the Movies, Growing Elder September 2022 COA Fiduciary Services, Stretch it out! Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Growing Elder, Nutrition News, A Testimonial for Meal on Wheels August 2022 But how do you know? Growing Elder, Balance – Everything you need to know - Part III, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Nutrition News July 2022 Celebrate your Independence, Growing Elder, Balance – Everything you need to know - Part II, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez, Nutrition News June 2022 Ethics – The Gray Area, Growing Elder, Balance – Everything you need to know, Free Tax Assistance Program, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez May 2022 Creating a Spending Plan, Growing Elder, All are Welcome with Visibility, Flowers offer a Mental Health Boost, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez April 2022 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures, Sunshine & Music for Shutdown End, Connections are Respite Top Priority, Relationships Shift with Dementia, Senior Resources, Puzzles, Grandpa Sez March 2022 Investment Management, Donors, Remembering Grandma's Legacy, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Free Tax Aide, Nutrition Education, Vitamin E February 2022 Caring for Ourselves, 4 Estate Planning Documents, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Benefits of Dark Chocolate, Grandpa Sez January 2022 Webathon Success, Your 2022 Self, Puzzles the Lol Before the Storm, Resources for Seniors, Grandpa Sez
  • Inside 2021 Issues- Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2021 Will: a “four Letter Word”, for Giving, Five Healthy Tip to Thrive During Holidays, Grandpa Sez, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Nutrition News November 2021 Leaving Your Legacy, Heritage Circle Plaque Dedication, Special Needs Trust, Nutrition Nuggets, Grandpa Says, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Day Respite Program, Senior Peer Support Program, Culinary Corner October 2021 Community Dining Is Back! Nutrition Nuggets, Naming the Perfect Fiduciary, Grandpa Says, caregiver Corner, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Senior Peer Support Program, Culinary Corner, Day Respite Program September 2021 Coa Community Dining Sites, Nutrition Nuggets, Pet Contest Winners, Why Do Seniors Tell Stories,caregiver Corner, Puzzles, Resources for Seniors, Senior Peer Support Program, Culinary Corner, Day Respite Program August 2021 Nutrition Nuggets, Caregiver Corner, Puzzles, Coa Fiduciary Services, Resources for Seniors,hydration:water Fruits and Vegetables, World Senior’s Day senior Peer Support Program, Culinary Corner July 2021 Keep Cool – Stay Hydrated, Nutrition Nuggets,caregiver Corner, How to Stay Cool in Summer Heat,puzzles, Coa Fiduciary Services, Resources for Seniors,senior Peer Support Program, Pandemic Weight Gain,culinary Corner June 2021 Elder Abuse Prevention, Caregiver Corner, Puzzles, Dementia in Films, National Days, Weeks, & Months,senior Peer Support Program, Tangible Personal Property,nutrition Nuggets, Resources for Seniors, Culinary Corner May 2021 Caregiver Corner, Mental and Physical Health during Covid, Culinary Corner,2 Full pages of Puzzles, Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets,Senior Peer Support Program, Benefits of Exercise,Nutrition Nuggets, Taxes – Still Due after Death, Resources for Seniors April 2021 The Secret to Added Years, Addressing Urgent Senior Needs, Culinary Corner, 2 Full pages of Puzzles, Senior Peer Support Program, Spring Has Almost Sprung,Nutrition Nuggets - Vitamins, Resources for Seniors, Fire Safety Tips, Senior Moments March 2021 Heaven on Earth? A new Documentary Looks at Life in the Villages, Partner in Aging, 2 Full pages of Puzzles, Jerry’s Journey, Senior Peer Support Program, New Windsor Drive-Up Pick Up, Vitamins A and B, Resources for Seniors, Covid Changed Makeup, Women’s History Month, 6 Mindful Strategies for Positivity, Benefits of Leg Stretching, Online Glasses, Sharing the Love. February 2021 February 19th is National Caregivers Day, Sleep, Women & Heart Disease, 2 Full Pages of Puzzles, Volunteer Mark Parsons, Painting:Goodbye 2020!, Love Yourself, First, Senior Peer Support Volunteers, De-Clutter. NOW!, A Grand Relationship, POEM:Farmers' Market, What Can I find at the Farmers' Markets During the Winter? Year-round Sonoma County Farmers' Markets January 2021 New Years, Same You? That’s OK!, 2020 Holiday Webathon a Success, Aging with an Edge,2 pages of Puzzles, Volunteer Spotlight, Etude for Democracy, Adult Day Program,Spice up your Holidays, Resources for Seniors, COA Executive Chef, Persimmon Cooking RecipeHoney for a Cold, Vaccine Update, Book Corner, Soft and Supple Hands, Client Testimonials
  • Inside 2020 Issues- Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2020 Benefits of Crossword Puzzles, 2 Pages of Puzzles, Stay Warm and Social this Winter, Drive-Up Pick-Up Meals, Meet COA's Newest Chef, Jan's Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Resources for Seniors Care, Don't Share the Flu, Where to Get your Flu Shot, Sonoma County Secret Santa, Staying Connected, Book Corner November 2020 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 October 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 September 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 August 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 July 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 June 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 May Special Edition 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 April 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 March 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 February 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 January 2020 The season thrives with community giving.
  • Inside 2019 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    November 2019 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 October 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 September 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? ​ August 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 ​ July 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 ​ June 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 ​ May 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 ​ April 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 ​ March 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 ​ February 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 ​ January 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
  • Inside 2018 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2018: 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 November 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 October 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? September 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 August 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 July 2018: The Pickleball Phenomenon, Elder abuse, Beauty Spotlight – 4 tiny make-up tips, Derby Day thank you, Partners in hospice, 3 Caregiver models June 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 May 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 April 2018: Teri Simpson, Soccer Commissioner, Sonoma Wine Country Games; New Beauty Series: Beauty by the decade; Shepard Bliss: Falling down; Job hunting for seniors 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 February 2018: New Director of Kitchen Operations; Shepherd Bliss: Death Cafes; Hot topic: Seniors and pets; Rabon Saip: Wholeness; Have you been scammed through Western Union? January 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.
  • Inside 2017 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2017: 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. November 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. October 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. September 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. August 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. July 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. June 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. May 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. April 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. March 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. February 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. January 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.
  • Inside 2016 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2016: 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. November 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. October 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. September 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. August 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. July 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. June 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. May 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. April 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. March 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. February 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.. January 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..
  • Inside 2015 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2015: 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.. November 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.. October 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… September 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… August 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… July 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… June 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… May 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… April 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… March 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… February 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… January 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…
  • Inside 2014 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2014: 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… November 2014: Barmore Duncan’s Globe-spanning Career; Small Mercies: Love Comes in Many Guises; Employee of the Month: Frank Meisse; And more… October 2014: 17th Annual Senior Art Show; New Choices for Positive Aging; Film maker Ernie Rose; Featured Artist, Liz Stafford; Fraud Alert; And more… September 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… August 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… July 2014: Adventures in the working man’s Mexico of a bygone era; The Law Has Changed for Domestic Workers; And more… June 2014: All Aboard for the 4th Annual Wine Country Games; Long Term Care Planning; Featured Artist: Lindy Buchanan; Elder Abuse Awareness Day; And more… May 2014: Gloria Robinson’s remarkable life in public service; The special joys of growing old together; Athlete profile; Fire Safety; And more… April 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… March 2014: Renaissance Woman; Life Begins at Fifty — Wine Country Games; Words of gratitude for a parent’s hard-earned legacy; And more… February 2014: Planning for your Longevity; Seniors Adopt-a-Pet; Save the Dates; COA Employee of the Month; And more… January 2014: Reflections of a recovering hoarder; Volunteer Investment; COA Director is picked for Commission on the Status of Women; And more…
  • Inside 2013 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2013: Post-retirement Beard Remakes the Man! Planning for Your Longevity. The Meaning of Driving. And more… November 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… October 2013: A male Senior Games athlete breast cancer survivor; deeper meanings of seasonal change; a 95th birthday celebration; and more. September 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. August 2013: “Sequestration and the Older Americans Act”, Marin Seniors Now Enjoy COA Meals and some good news – “Dementia Rates Decline” July 2013: “Senior Track and Field Stars”, Experience Works providing jobs for low income seniors, and a delightful personal story entitled “Healing Waters”. June 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… May 2013: “Age is Only a Number at Senior Games”–signup now! “Unlease the Power of Age,” and more. April 2013: Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games–Discover the serious fun of competition; Writing Your Life Stories; Veronica LaBelle; Senior Center Highlights and more… March 2013: Celebrate Women’s History Month as we feature Lynn Woolsey; Sylvia Bailin tribute; Social Security update, and more! February 2013: Read about Love in “Surprise, Surprise,” Tax Aide information; Senior Center highlights and more! January 2013: Read about the Santa Rosa Community Health Centers; “Why I Donate” by Carl Vast; Toastmasters, Senior Center Highlights and more!
  • Inside 2012 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2012: Read about Sonoma Count Vet Connect: One-stop services for veterans’ every need; Stagé menu for Dececember; Senior Center Highlights for December and more! November 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! October 2012: “Laughter Really IS the Best Medicine”; Volunteers Needed; and more! September 2012: “A Bag of Rice, a Bag of Coffee and a .38″; Positive Aging Survey; Senior Center Highlights, and more! August 2012: “Gourmet Dining You Can Feel Good About” “Staff Changes at COA” New Adult Day Program in Santa Rosa, and more! July 2012 : “The Joy of Movement” about the 2012 Wine Country Senior Games; “Immigrants All” a tribute to our origins; and more! June 2012 “The New Retirement”; Nutrition Volunteers Honored; Senior Center Highlights and more! May 2012 :”Never Too Old to Play” “How to Hire a Contractor” “Age of Champions” and more! April 2012: At 94, she’s working on her third of four memoirs – Emma Webber; Senior Games registration; Dining Questionanaire and more! March 2012: “Wine Country Senior Games 2012 Up & Running!”; Tax-Aide Locations; Senior Center Highlights and more! February 2012: “Silent Movie Buff turns 106…” meet “Don Deffenbaugh”; “Sonoma Social Club Says Thank You”‘ Upcoming Legal Seminar dates and more! January 2012 ”Miss Violet Brown”; “An Opportunity to Make a Difference in 2012″ and more!
  • Inside 2011 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2011:“A Literary Renaissance for Sonoma County Seniors” “Aging Redefined”; “Reflections on Reaching Ninety”; Legal Seminars and more! November 2011: ”Oldsters a Sensation at the Bay to Breakers” Medicare Enrollment information; Senior Center highlights and more. October 2011: “Story by Story” writing memoirs; Walmart and Meals on Wheels grants; and more! September 2011: New Gourmet line of meals for Meals on Wheels; “When to Give Up Driving” Kitchen Kut-Ups Review and more! August 2011: George Clute’s History Class draws a capacity crowd; Home Repairs in Petaluma and more. July 2011: Wine Country Senior Games a Success on All Levels! Senior Center Highlights and more June 2011: “Rags, Strings, & Bones”; Free Legal Seminars and more May 2011: “Wine Country Senior Games Celebrates Life After 50″ “Seniors: Know Your Rights” April 2011: “He Brings Country Classics to Life” May 7th is our 12th Annual Derby Day Fundraiser! March 2011: A Talk with Belva Davis; Letter from the Chef; Senior Games Registration; Medicare Changes February 2011: Gearing Up for the NEW Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games, June 2-5, 2011 January 2011: Big Changes in Store for Senior Meals by Chef Josef
  • Inside 2010 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2010" Senior Games-Redefining a “Senior Moment” November 2010: A True World War II Hero, James B. Morehead October 2010: Council on Aging Services in Action, Ask Kate, Lunch Survey, Homes Needed for Senior Pets September 2010: Making Spiritual Sense of Aging’s Symptoms, Happy Birthday Social Security, Senor Art Show August 2010: Funding for Senior Programs and beautiful walks throughout Sonoma County. July 2010: The Matriarch of Kozlowski Farms, addressing substance abuse among elders June 2010: A life story in the meaning of volunteering. Derby Day Thank yous and Human Race fun May 2010: For Older Americans Month we honor Lee Evans. April 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” March 2010: “The Adventures of Helen Allen ” “Reflections on becoming a relic of bygone days”; “AARP Tax-Aide Locations for 2010″; “Ask Kate” February 2010: “Staying Fit at Home” “The Physical Move” about moving to a senior facility; “Ask Kate” January 2010: “Exercise–The Next Generation” Girl Scouts teach seniors how to get fit the fun way…”Exercise is Medicine” “Exercise Guidelines”
  • Inside 2009 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2009: “I Care Village” “A Rededication of Tolerance” “Prescription for Healing – Writing Songs” November 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 October 2009: “Social Networking–Online!” “Ask Kate” “LGBT Community” “Flu Shot Update” September 2009: “Introducing Marrianne McBride: An Interview with COA’s new President and CEO”, “Setting the record straight on health care reform,” “Ask Kate” August 2009: “Build Bodies, Brain Cells and Social Networks- While You Dance,” “Meet our new President and CEO,” “Protect Yourself from Fraud” July 2009: “They’re Not “Youth” Hostels Any more” “Ask Kate,” “Help for Senior Pet Owners” Summer Bike Run for Meals on Wheels June 2009: “This Rocket Scientist Travels the World by Bicycle” Sebastopol Senior Center events “Leaving Your Legacy” May 2009: “In Memory of Joan Lubar” Farmer’s Markets, Recollections of the Great Depression April 2009: “The Stimulus Bill – What’s in it for Seniors?” “Start A Walking Group” March 2009: “Senior Homes? No Thanks…” Aging at Home” February 2009: “Bicycling Is For Seniors”, “True Love Is Ageless” January 2009: “Hope in a Time of Crisis”
  • Inside 2008 Issues - Sonoma Seniors Today
    December 2008: “Memories and Lessons of the Great Depression” November 2008: “We Were There” – A Veteran’s Story” October 2008: “Fixing Our Healthcare System” September 2008: “The Grandparent Connection” at Childrens’ Village August 2008: “Gas Saving Get-Aways” July 2008: “Dr. Carroll Estes” Elder Advocate June 2008: “In Search of Community” May 2008: “Protect Affordable Housing Policies” April 2008: “Addiction & Older Adults: The Hidden Epidemic” March 2008: “Celebrate National Women’s History Month” February 2008: “Love Blooms for Aging Volunteers” January 2008: “Caring for Aging Baby Boomers”
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