All are welcome to attend!
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday
of Each Month: 9:00-10:30am
Finley Community Center,
2060 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
“The Sonoma County Section on Aging is a coalition of agencies, organizations and individuals concerned with the well-being of older adults and the education of our members. As a network alliance, we advocate for and promote the development, coordination, and implementation of older adult services in Sonoma County.”
Senior Strong Martial Arts was developed by Josh Segal, a 7th degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do and martial arts instructor for over 30 years, and David Sereni, a top physical therapist at Kaiser of Santa Rosa with over 30 years of experience, and a 3rd degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. Senior Strong classes encompass vitally important routines in a fun, lighthearted, and upbeat environment. The practice of Tae Kwon Do has been modified to allow for people at any level of physical ability to participate safely. It’s also just a great social activity for seniors to have fun and stay sharp.
Please pay your 2022 dues ($80) as soon as you are able. If you paid online between March 9 – May 10, your payment did not go through. Please try again. Thank you for your patience while we fixed our website and paypal link. You can now pay your dues for 2022 online here. You may also bring a check to our next meeting.
Please join us on Wednesday, January 17, 8:45am – 10:30am for breakfast, coffee, networking, and education! Our featured speaker will be Marrianne McBride, CEO of the Sonoma County Council on Aging. She will be presenting “Living Better Together – Sonoma County’s Growing Senior Population.” Marrianne McBride, CEO of the Sonoma County Council on Aging, […]
Please join us on Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017. Our featured speaker will be Ellen Bauer, M.P.P, Ph.D. “The Health of Seniors in Sonoma County” We meet at the Finley Center, 8:45am – 10:30am for breakfast, networking, and education. Ellen Bauer is the Public Health Division Director for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. Prior […]
Please join us at our next meeting, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 8:45am – 10:30am. Our featured speaker will be Wynnelena C. Canio, MD, CMD Geriatrician and Psychiatrist in Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s Center For Memory Care Department Dr. Canio is one of Northern California’s top experts in Geriatric Dementia and head of the Kaiser Memory Clinic in […]
Please join us at our next meeting, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 8:45am – 10:30am, for a look at the advocacy side of senior residential care! Our guest speaker will be Crista Chelemedos, executive director of Senior Advocacy Services (SAS) since 2011. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Crista has overall strategic and operational responsibility for […]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. Learn about the warning signs of Parkinson’s, community resources and national programs to support families and caregivers, and the Parkinson’s Foundation’s national walk program Moving Day® happening in San Francisco on May 7th. Colleen FischerColleen Fischer is the Community Development Manager for Parkinson’s Foundation Northern California office. Her background is […]
February 15, 2017 Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane on 2017 as “The Year of the Senior.” After introductions and announcements, we will start the program by holding round-table discussions on senior issues such as; housing, transportation, health care, senior fitness, dementia care, virtual communities, elder abuse, social isolation/depression, and more. This will prepare us for […]
Nancy Hoffman, PsyD With the aging of the Baby Boomers and the greatest transfer in wealth in history, older adults are being subjected to undue influence by friends, family members, caregivers, and other trusted people. This talk will be a brief introduction to undue influence and present some ideas on how to recognize it and […]
Executive Director for Sebastopol Area Senior Center The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Sebastopol Area Senior Center and its subsidiary “The Legacy” Thrift Store. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and works with and through that body to advance the mission of the Center: promoting […]
Rock Steady Petaluma Rock Steady’s founder, former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott Newman, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 39. He discovered that training like a boxer (non-contact) lessened his Parkinson’s symptoms. Initially intended as a program to help people battle young-onset Parkinson’s disease, the program has evolved to accommodate and help people at ALL stages […]
Mitch Thompson, from Peace in Medicine will be speaking on the uses of cannabis as it pertains to our senior population. Peace in Medicine specializes in bio-grown cannabis flowers, delicious edibles, tinctures, salves, and much more! Peace in Medicine has two locations: Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. Established in 2007, Peace in Medicine was conceptualized by […]