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.”
Get more of the SCOOP! Read the Senior Center Newsletter. See what is happening at the WCCS Senior Center.
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.
The WCCS staff helps the less advantaged among us learn the skills needed to improve their lives. Rob helps to find the funds which make the staff’s work possible.
Pat Jones has had the kind of experience necessary to manage the WCCS Emergency Shelter for the homeless in Guerneville. She has been doing outreach work for homeless veterans for twenty years.
“This whole thing is bigger than us individually, and we need to come together to solve it.”
February 16, the Russian River Senior Center hosts a Lunar New Year luncheon. There’s lots of activity, learning, and fun at the Senior Center in February, and the Senior Center SCOOP for February has all the details.
The WCCS Emergency Winter Shelter in Guerneville is open 120 nights for four months from December through March. Crews of community volunteers cook and serve a warm meal each night for the shelter’s visitors.
We touch a lot of different areas in the communities where we work. Here’s a quick look at what we do, and where.
Here’s what we learned recently from our colleague Erica Azimov, who spearheads the WCCS Rapid Re-housing program.
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”
Melissa Fike, WCCS Director of Senior Counseling and Vicki Wedegaertner, Program Manager, hosted an appreciation party for the volunteer Senior Peer Counselors at their last group meeting of the year.Seniors helping seniors.
Look What I Got! Yes!
“Housing individuals and families is not just about putting a roof over their head.”
Dannielle Danforth, Director of Housing and Homeless Services for West County Community Services, opened the Emergency Shelter for the homeless at the Veterans Hall in Guerneville on Saturday, December 2.
Just to…feel heard…can be helpful.