WCCS June All-Staff Meeting

WCCS June All-Staff Meeting

By Christopher Oak Reinier At the June all-staff meeting, Jeannette Parros introduced herself to the staff. She is the new Senior Case Manager at the Russian River Senior Center.  “I see myself as one assisting some good people who just need a little help along their...
A Garden Grows at the Empowerment Center

A Garden Grows at the Empowerment Center

Cynthia in the garden By Christopher Oak Reinier Parsely, Sage, Rosemary and… Tomatoes… And spinach, and lettuce.  And the delicacies go from garden to the savory lunches being served at the Empowerment Center. The gardeners and the cooks are the members...
Russian River Area Seniors Honor Paulette

Russian River Area Seniors Honor Paulette

By Christopher Oak Reinier Last Thursday, the Russian River Senior Center was full of people who came to a luncheon.  They came to express their appreciation for the services Paulette Hall has been providing them. She has been the Senior Case Manager at the Center and...
Tim Miller, reflects on his first year.

Tim Miller, reflects on his first year.

 How’s your first year been?  “Busy and eventful,” Tim Miller responds. He was appointed a year ago as Executive Director of West County Community Services, this multi-service Agency, which was founded in 1975 to support the under-served people of Western Sonoma...
Safeway Sponsors Food Donations for WCCS Programs

Safeway Sponsors Food Donations for WCCS Programs

By Christopher Oak Reinier      Rob Milton, WCCS Funding Programs Developer, greets Safeway customers to inform them of the food drive which Safeway is sponsoring.  Safeway has dedicated the month of June to the “Bag Summer Hunger” drive. It will provide food for...
Jeannette Parros, WCCS New Senior Case Manager

Jeannette Parros, WCCS New Senior Case Manager

Jeannette Parros, New WCCS Senior Case Manager What kind of training qualifies one to be the Senior Case Manager at West County Community Services?  Growing up on a 2000 acre ranch in New Mexico? Studying at the University New Mexico and becoming a Dental Hygienist?...
Elder Abuse, Don’t Let It Happen

Elder Abuse, Don’t Let It Happen

By Christopher Oak Reinier June 15 has been designated by the United Nations as Elder Abuse Day throughout the world. Here in the West County Area last year 180 cases of elder abuse were reported.  More are expected this year.  And, of course, many are not reported....
Seniors! Don’t Miss the June SCOOP!

Seniors! Don’t Miss the June SCOOP!

By Christopher Oak Reinier The June SCOOP has it all. With dates and times. With tips and resources that might be helpful. Read the SCOOP, and call Vicki Halstead if you need more details about the activities and events. 707-869-0618 At the Senior Center in June:...
Danny Lerma, has a special gift.

Danny Lerma, has a special gift.

By Christopher Oak Reinier Danny Lerma, Hairstylist Extraordinaire at the Russian River Senior Center! A shave and a haircut, two-bits!  O yeh!  But this is even better!  It’s free! and it’s a quality do!  Danny Lerma was a hairstylist in San Antonio, Texas.  And, it...