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December 16, 2020 | Department of Human Services

SupervisorShirlee Zane Honored as Exceptional Advocate for Sonoma County Older Adults

The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) honoredThird District Supervisor Shirlee Zane on December 16, 2020, with its annual Marge Ling LeadershipAward to recognize her dedication to improving the quality of life for olderadults in Sonoma County. Santa Rosa, California Read full story


February 11, 2020 | Department of Human Services

Protect Yourself! Improve Balance, Prevent Falls at FreeTrainings

Older adults can prevent falls, improve balance, flexibility and strength and get helpful tips to make home safer at a free class series, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. Classes are held at locations throughout Sonoma County. Santa Rosa, California. Read full story


January 28, 2020 | Department of Human Services

Free Petaluma BingocizeClass Offers Fun and Falls Prevention

Sign up for a free, four-class, Bingocize series starting Wednesday, February 19, in Petaluma. Classes combine a fun game of Bingo with simple seated and standing exercises and falls prevention education to keep older adults and seniors safely on their feet. Santa Rosa, CA. Read full story


September 4, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Try Bingocize for Fun and Falls Prevention September 28

Join a friendly Bingocize exercise game led by Sister Frances of the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and learn about helpful local programs and services for adults 60+. Santa Rosa, CA. Read full story


July 2, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Free Workshop for Adults60+ to Cover Affordable Housing Application Tools

Register for a free workshop for adults age 60+ on how to make an affordable housing application stand out on Friday, July 19, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Department of Human Services Employment and Training Division, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. Sonoma County, California Read full story


July 2, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Free LGBT+ Awareness Trainings for Caregivers

Caregivers of older adults are invited to improve their skills in working with older LGBT+ adults by attending a free training. Attendees earn a Certificate of Completion and $25, if they register at least one week ahead of the class date, arrive on time and complete the four-hour class. Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California Read full story


April 30, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Annual Senior Art Show Displays Work by Artists Age 60+

The 2019 Senior Art Show, a display of original artwork by Sonoma County residents age 60+, runs May 21-July 11, at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. The Opening Reception is Thurs., May 23, 1-4 p.m., at the Finley Center. Santa Rosa, California. Read full story


April 19, 2019 | Department of Human Services

El Condado Busca la Opinión del Público Acerca de losServicios Para Adultos de Mayor Edad

La Agencia de Envejecimiento (AAA) invita a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma de toda edad a contribuir sus opiniones acerca de los programas y servicios futuros para adultos, adultos de mayor edad, personas con discapacidades, y a los proveedores (personas que proveen cuidado en casa para personas mayores de edad o con discapacidades) al completar la encuesta Evaluación para las Necesidades de la Comunidad a más tardar el 30 de junio. Read full story


April 16, 2019 | Department of Human Services

County Survey Seeks Public Input about Older Adult Services

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) invites Sonoma County residents ofall ages to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, personswith disabilities, and local caregivers by completing itscountywide Senior NeedsAssessment Survey by June 30. Read full story


April 16, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Caregivers Offered Free, LGBT+ OlderAdults Awareness Trainings in May and June

Sonoma County caregivers can earn $25 and become certified to care for older and disabled adults at free, LGBT+ Awareness Trainings in May and June. The four-hour classes help improve caregivers’ skills when working with two often hidden and underserved populations, LGBT+ older adults and LGBT+ adults with disabilities. Read full story