John is a volunteer Senior Peer Counselor in Sonoma County. He gives us a quick description of the program, and talks about how it helps both clients and volunteers, and builds community.
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.
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.
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 quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”
Get Your Tickets for the Feed!
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!
Just to…feel heard…can be helpful.
Fifty Seniors Share a Thanksgiving Feast
For information Seniors might find helpful in November in your daily life.
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:
While we respond to the fire, the October SCOOP reminds us resources and sharing can be found at the Senior Center.
“It’s a place where we can kind of acknowledge the fact that we’re still here.”