seniors

The Benefits of Aging Outdoors

May 18, 2017
Bruce Robinson / KRCB-FM

The opportunities for Sonoma County’s older residents to get out and enjoy our local environment were promoted and demonstrated yesterday in an event called “Age Out Loud, Age Outside,” a convergence of demographics, recreation, and thinking ahead.

Changing How We Think About Aging

Apr 4, 2017

Don’t look now, but you’re already aging. So how are you going about it?  A science-based, musical show that is heading for Santa Rosa wants to change how we think about getting older.  Bruce Robinson has a preview.

Dr. Bill Thomas's  Changing Aging Tour will be at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa on Thursday, April 6. It's a three-part event, and visitors can attend any or all of the segments. Thomas explains how they fit together.

Aging Drivers Should Plan for Life Without Their Cars

Jun 9, 2016

  Right now, most of the Baby Boom generation is still out driving on the nation’s roads and highways. That can’t continue indefinitely, so then what?

Getting into accidents, even minor ones, or receiving multiple traffic citations are indicators that someone’s driving abilities are waning. But AAA spokewoman Cynthia Harris says there is another important indicator that is not so obvious.

  One tool to prolong the ability to drive safely, suggests Rabon Saip (read his blog here) is widely availabe in Sonoma County.

Aging in America is Changing

Feb 24, 2016

  Longevity and the changing nature of retirement was a central topic at the annual Economic Outlook Conference at Sonoma State Wednesday morning. But a short-term look at the local economy was part of the program, too.

 As the remainder of the demographic bulge known as Baby Boomers head into retirement, Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald says they are increasingly redefining that that means.

 

Healthy Aging in Sonoma County

Jan 23, 2015

  As Sonoma County’s adult population grows older, additional programs and supports will be needed to serve them. A “Healthy Aging Collaborative” is underway to map those needs and find ways to address them.

See the summary that will be presented to the Board of Supervisors here. The item should be taken up around 10 am  Tuesday.

New Senior Village Network in Petaluma Seeks Members

Apr 18, 2014

  We’ve all heard the saying,” It takes a village to raise a child.” But that same sort of collaborative community can play an important part in the lives of its older members as well. That’s what the Village Network of Petaluma is setting out to create., as we hear on today’s segment.

The Village Network of Petaluma will be holding their Kick Off and Membership Drive at the Petaluma Library Saturday afternoon, April 19 from 1-3 pm.  As their invitation says:

Seniors Pass Up Free Health Subsidies

May 9, 2013
Flickr user Nicoli Barea

Millions of struggling seniors are paying more than they need to for their health care… effectively turning down free money. Local advocates say seniors are overwhelmed and missing out on many of the benefits they’re entitled to. 

Land Lines – Endangered Phone Species?

Mar 26, 2013

For generations, telephones have served as lifelines for  people in remote locations. But the rise of cell phone technology is eroding the overall availability of directly connected telephones, commonly called "land lines." So efforts are being made to protect that service for those who need it most. Mark Scheerer reports.