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December 16, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Older Adults and Residents with Disabilities Invited to Discuss How to Improve Sonoma County’s Transportation System

Older adults and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss how to improve local transportation and offer input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study. The conversation will be Thursday, January 9, 9–11 a.m., at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 North Main Street, Cloverdale.  Read full story


December 10, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Join a Free Bingocize Class for Fun and Falls Prevention

Two, free, Bingocize class series in January and February 2020 will teach adults age 60+ how to reduce their risk of falling by increasing strength balance and range of motion. Classes combine a fun game of Bingo with simple seated and standing exercises and falls prevention education to keep adults safely on their feet. All ability levels are welcome. Santa Rosa, CA. Read full story


December 10, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Older Adults and Residents with Disabilities Invited to Discuss How to Improve Transportation System

Older adults and residents with disabilities discuss how to improve local transportation and add their input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study, on Friday, January 10, 1-3 p.m., at the CLSD Bill Platt Training Room, 38901 Ocean Drive, Gualala. Santa Rosa, CA. Read full story


November 7, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Family, Youth and Children's Services Division Director, Foster Parents and Social Worker Honored

Sonoma County Family, Youth and Children’s Services (FYC) Division Director Nick Honey was named Outstanding Director, LCSW Juana Marquez was named Outstanding Social Worker, and Michelle and Brandon Kelsey were named Outstanding Foster Parents of the Year by the California Department of Social Services. Read full story


November 7, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Human Services Department Director Karen Fies named to Governor’s Master Plan on Aging Subcommittee

Sonoma County Human Services Director Karen Fies has been named to the Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging. Santa Rosa, California. 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 10, 2019 | Department of Human Services

$150,000 in Scholarships Helps Sonoma County Foster Youth Build Better Futures 

To help current and former Sonoma County foster youth achieve their academic potential and build better futures, The Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundation will award its annual college and trade school scholarships on Monday, July 29. Read full story


July 8, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Protect Yourself! Improve Balance, Prevent Falls at Free Classes

Protect yourself from injuries from harmful falls -- the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Sign up for a free, eight class series, A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns About Falls. Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, 2019. Read full story


July 2, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Free Workshop for Adults 60+ 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.  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