Scott Reid Teaches Memoir Writing to Seniors

Scott Reid Teaches Memoir Writing to Seniors

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Scott Reid, teach­es a San­ta Rosa Col­lege Old­er Adults exten­sion class in mem­oir-writ­ing. He does it at the WCCS Senior Cen­ter in Guerneville. The well attend­ed class, “Writ­ing your Life”, meets every Tues­day at the Cen­ter...
WCCS Honors Senior Peer Counselors

WCCS Honors Senior Peer Counselors

By Chriso­pher Oak Reinier It was an appre­ci­a­tion par­ty for the vol­un­teer Senior Peer Coun­selors at their last group meet­ing last year.  Melis­sa Fike, WCCS Direc­tor of Senior Coun­sel­ing and Vic­ki Wede­gaert­ner, Pro­gram Man­ag­er, host­ed the...
White Elephant Delivers to the Seniors’ Holiday Lunch

White Elephant Delivers to the Seniors’ Holiday Lunch

On Thursday, December 21, Fifty members and guests of the Senior Center celebrated the holiday season with a White Elephant gifting lunch.  Food was delicious. Gifts were abundant. And the company was jolly and bright. ...
Melissa Fike: Helping Struggling Seniors

Melissa Fike: Helping Struggling Seniors

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier        “We see people who have had really hard lives. You combine poverty with aging, health decline, and isolation and you have a formula for serious depression and suicide. We deal with people who need more contact but...
Thanksgiving at the Senior Center

Thanksgiving at the Senior Center

By Christopher Oak Reinier Four turkeys, cranberry jelly, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, salads, pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Twenty members prepared most of the food in their kitchens at home, roasted three of the turkeys, and...
It’s the November Senior Center SCOOP!

It’s the November Senior Center SCOOP!

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Click HERE to read the November newsletter, the SCOOP. You won’t want to miss the Thanksgiving Lunch at the Senior Center: Thursday, November 16. On Monday, November 20th at 1:30 the Senior Center will host the first meeting of the Book...
Wine Country Fire Community Support

Wine Country Fire Community Support

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: Men­tal Health and Emo­tion­al Sup­port Feel­ings of grief,...
The Senior Center Matters to Maggie Nelson

The Senior Center Matters to Maggie Nelson

By Christopher Oak Reinier        Maggie has been a member of the Senior Center for about 10 years. Having retired from a successful professional career, she used the exercise classes offered by the Center to stay in shape, and has continued to use...
Friends Gave Back to the Senior Center

Friends Gave Back to the Senior Center

By Christopher Oak Reinier Tuesday evening the Cattle Company was packed with regulars and friends of the West County Community Services Senior Center . It was “Give-Back Tuesday”.  All the money earned from the dinner and the raffle went to support the Senior...
Give Back Tuesday for the Senior Center

Give Back Tuesday for the Senior Center

Give Back Tuesday,  September 26th At the Rainbow Cattle Company, Main Street, Guerneville Five dollar dinner. Food is always good! Fun with friends Fantastic Raffle Fundraiser for the Senior Center Come out for a good cause. Dinner served at 6pm. Don’t Miss It!...
West County Seniors Assess County Service Programs

West County Seniors Assess County Service Programs

A focus group of West Coun­ty peo­ple met Wednes­day at the WCCS Senior Cen­ter to review exist­ing Coun­ty pro­grams intend­ed to help area seniors. Norine Doher­ty, from the County’s Human Ser­vices Depart­ment, lis­tened to the group’s descrip­tions of and...
The Senior Center Newsletter, Read the August SCOOP

The Senior Center Newsletter, Read the August SCOOP

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Get the SCOOP for the news, the resources, and the cal­en­dar of activ­i­ties at the Senior Cen­ter. offered to make your life eas­i­er, fuller and more fun. Read The SCOOP At the Senior Cen­ter in August Tues­days Mind­ful Bal­ance...
Christy Davila, WCCS Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health

Christy Davila, WCCS Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Just a brief chat with Christy Davi­la LMFT and you will know West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has found a bright, warm and clear light to show the way fur­ther in its Coun­sel­ing Divi­sion. She has tak­en the lead this month as...
Seniors! Get the July SCOOP! The Very Newsy Newsletter.

Seniors! Get the July SCOOP! The Very Newsy Newsletter.

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Get the SCOOP! Already the first week of July has gone the way of the fire­crack­ers, just the mem­o­ries of col­ors, sounds, fun, some qui­et now.  Ah, but there’s more to do at the Senior Cen­ter!  A Pig and Pie Bar­beque on...
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...
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”...