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...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...