Senior Services

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices at the Senior Resource Cen­ter offer life sus­tain­ing and life-enrich­ing ser­vices to help Seniors live pro­duc­tive, inde­pen­dent and mean­ing­ful lives. For more than 100 mem­bers and many dai­ly drop-in vis­i­tors the Cen­ter offers a place to meet, play and work with each oth­er, and to use the many ser­vices that are provided. 

Senior Services Contacts

Emi­ly Heinzelman
WCCS Direc­tor of Operations
823‑1640 Ext. 403
Emily.heinzelman@westcountyservices.org

Paulette Hall
Senior Case Man­ag­er, 707–823-1640 Ext. 401
Paulette.hall@westcountyservices.org

Vic­ki Hal­stead Senior Cen­ter Manager
707–869-0618
Vicki.halstead@westcountyservices.org

Senior Coun­sel­ing Contacts

Christy Davi­la
Direc­tor of Coun­sel­ing and Behav­ioral Health, Ext. 391
707–823-1640 Ext. 391
christy.davila@westcountyservices.org

Melis­sa Fike, MFT
Senior Adult Coun­sel­ing Divi­sion Director
707–823-1640 Ext. 301
melissa.fike@westcountyservices.org

Vic­ki Wede­gaert­ner, MFT
Pro­gram Manager
707–823-1640 Ext. 302
Vicki.Wedegaertner@westcountyservices.org

Russian River Senior Resource Center

Many seniors attend the Cen­ter reg­u­lar­ly, par­tic­i­pat­ing in art and aer­o­bic class­es, play­ing bin­go or bridge, oth­ers come and enjoy a cof­fee and stay for lunch. You can enjoy the full ben­e­fits of the Cen­ter by becom­ing a member.

The ben­e­fits include:

  • A drop-in social cen­ter open 4 days a week (Tues­day-Fri­day 9–3)
  • Pri­or­i­ty reg­is­tra­tion and dis­count­ed rates for pro­grams, events, and trips
  • A vari­ety of free or dis­count­ed activ­i­ties for many inter­ests and hobbies
  • A free lend­ing library and a free med­ical lend­ing clos­et (walk­ers, wheel­chairs, etc)
  • A month­ly newslet­ter deliv­ered to your home or email
  • Vol­un­teer opportunities

Scholarships

The mem­ber­ship fee is $25. Reduced fees and schol­ar­ships for mem­ber­ship are avail­able for any­one who can­not afford the fees. Please con­tact the Cen­ter Man­ag­er, Vic­ki Hal­stead, at (707) 869‑0618 or email her at: Vicki.halstead@westcountyservices.org

Activities at the Center

The Senior Cen­ter is open to Seniors 60 years and old­er Tues­day through Fri­day from 9am to 3pm. Every Wednes­day and Fri­day the Cen­ter offers nutri­tious lunch­es, both meat-based and veg­e­tar­i­an, pro­vid­ed by the Coun­cil on Aging.

Once a month the Senior Cen­ter dis­trib­utes pack­ages of food pro­vid­ed by the Sono­ma Coun­ty Food Bank for low income Seniors.

The Cen­ter orga­nizes a wide range of activ­i­ties and class­es to keep you active phys­i­cal­ly, men­tal­ly, and socially:

  • Tai Chi
  • Gen­tle Yoga
  • Span­ish Classes
  • Com­put­er Classes
  • Stitch­ery Circles
  • Art Class­es
  • Folk Danc­ing
  • Movies
  • Table Ten­nis
  • Bridge Club
  • Bin­go
  • Golf at Northwood
  • Field Trips
  • Hol­i­day Feasts

Help Beyond the Senior Center

  • Indi­vid­u­als involved with the Senior Cen­ter are offered a wide range of in-home ser­vices. Among them are:
  • Home deliv­ered meals from the Coun­cil on Aging
  • Low-cost or free counseling
  • Help with per­son­al business
  • Aid in find­ing need­ed resources
  • Loans of med­ical equipment
  • Guid­ance in plan­ning with your fam­i­lies for the future

Each month the Cen­ter pro­duces a newslet­ter, The Scoop, which includes a dai­ly cal­en­dar of the activ­i­ties offered each day dur­ing the month. It fea­tures arti­cles about local Seniors, pro­vides notice of com­ing events, and informs of impor­tant resources. The Scoop lists the menus for the lunch­es served on Wednes­days and Fri­days at the Cen­ter dur­ing the month. It also lists the menus served by WCCS at two oth­er West Coun­ty loca­tions: in Occi­den­tal on Mon­day and Wednes­day at St. Philips Church, 3730 Bohemi­an Hwy, and in Forestville on Tues­day at the Unit­ed Methodist Church, 6550 Cov­ey Road.