Roger Coryell interviews Tess Lorraine, who facilitates “Speaking of Death” cafes at Russian River Senior Center, on the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.
Congratulations to our 9 new Senior Peer Counselors who graduated on May 1st, 2018! We recruit and train seniors as peer counselors to work with other seniors who are struggling with issues of aging and need support in navigating the many challenges and transitions they face.
Dottie was born in 1938 in Brooklyn to Dorothy and John Comer, both of Irish-Catholic descent. She had three younger (thankfully…gave her a fighting chance!) brothers…2 years, 5 years and 6.5 years younger, respectively.
The WCCS board voted last week to finalize plans for Project Nourish, building a full-featured commercial kitchen at the West County Senior Resource Center.
Like many communities up and down the West Coast, Sonoma County is experiencing very high rates of homelessness. In discussions of solutions for this issue, you’ll often hear the term “Housing First.”
Being invited to the Death Café could feel a little strange. Is it going to be good? Yes, a Death Cafe is a positive place, a get-together for the purpose of talking about death in a comfortable setting over food and drink.
For Sonoma County residents displaced by the fires and re-locating to West County, West County Community Services stands ready to provide the following support to our neighbors in need:
It’s back to the drawing board for plans to purchase a five-bedroom home in Guerneville to be used as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals. The County’s due diligence process includes an appraisal, and the County says the appraisal results don’t support the proposed purchase price. Here’s the official statement.
There’s a clear relationship between good housing and good health. Want to learn more?
The Sebastopol City Council on March 21 approved an agreement to partner with West County Community Services and affordable housing advocacy organization Group of Advocates to begin providing housing and supportive services to 65 current residents of Village Mobile Home Park, as well as for an additional eight homeless or precariously housed Sebastopol-area families.
West County Community services presents a free youth employment workshop series. These workshops take place Wednesday October through December, from 4-5 p.m. at the WCCS offices.