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November 21, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Train Jan. 7: Become a Fall Prevention Coach for Older Adults

Register today for the January 7 training for fall prevention coaches! Have fun and help keep older adults safely on their feet! Read full story

October 4, 2017 | Department of Human Services

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop October 17, 2017

My Care My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County will host a free advance care planning workshop, WhoWill Speak for You When You Can't Speak for Yourself?, on Tuesday, October 17 Read full story

July 17, 2017 | Department of Human Services

2017 Senior Resource Guide - Guía de Recursos

Sonoma County Senior Resource Guide, in English or Spanish, helps seniors, dependent adults and caregivers search for helpful services. Read full story

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May 2, 2022 | Health and Human Services

Immigration status no longer limits scope of Medi-Cal benefits for adults 50 and older

California residents aged 50 and older who qualify for Medi-Cal are now eligible for full benefits, regardless of immigration status, under an expansion of the state health insurance program for low-income residents, the Sonoma County Department of Human Services announced today. Read full story

April 25, 2022 | Health and Human Services

Sonoma County expands efforts to recruit local foster parents and adoptive families

Facing an urgent need for foster parents and adoptive families willing to open their homes to local children, Sonoma County is expanding its partnership with a national nonprofit, RaiseAChild, to recruit families willing to take in foster children and give them a place where they can feel safe, wanted and loved. Read full story

January 4, 2021 | Department of Human Services

Explore Foster Parenting at Online Talks in English or Spanish

Learn how to make a difference in a foster child’s life at and explore Foster Parenting through an introductory talk, held each month online in English or, new this year, in Spanish. The first monthly talk will be on January 25 for English speakers and February 8 for Spanish speakers, starting at 6 p.m. Read full story