As you look for speaker programs for your group’s meetings this coming year, please consider the Council on Aging — the foremost organization serving seniors, their families, and caregivers.
The Council’s CEO, Marrianne McBride is a dynamic speaker with extensive knowledge of the issues facing Sonoma County’s growing senior population. She has intimate insight into the challenges many seniors face and would appreciate the opportunity to provide your group with information about efforts underway locally to create healthier and happier aging.
Depending on the amount of time your group has available, Marrianne will address one or more of the following topics:
Council on Aging Overview: Founded in 1966, the non-profit Council on Aging provides 17 programs to assist Sonoma County seniors with social, financial, legal and nutritional concerns.
Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging provides more than 285,000 nutritionally balanced meals each year to home-bound seniors through this county-wide outreach program. For many, it’s their only meal for the day!
Aging Parents: The Council on Aging provides advice and a helping hand as parents get older—what to look for, when to be concerned, assistance when issues arise.
Healthy Aging: A member of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, Marrianne McBride is part of a small team of experts implementing a Healthy Aging plan for Sonoma County.
Sonoma Wine Country Games: This premier lifestyle and wellness program offers 20 competitive events and social activities for people ages 50+—inspiring a healthy and fun aging experience!
With more than 100,000 seniors living in Sonoma County now and a projection of 140,000 by 2030, aging issues are especially relevant today. Please contact Tina McKenzie, Administrative Specialist at (707) 525-0143 X100 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation with Marrianne McBride at your soonest opportunity.
A fifth generation Sonoma County resident, Marrianne McBride, President & CEO of Council on Aging since August 2009, was previously the organization’s Development Director with the responsibility of raising up to $4 million dollars annually. In 2006 and 2007 she put together the strategic plan and led the effort to raise an additional $3.5 million to build the new Meals on Wheels Kitchen.
Prior to Council on Aging, she was with United Way of Sonoma – Mendocino – Lake serving as Vice President of Resource Development with the responsibility of running a $4 to $5 million tri-county annual campaign. From 1992 – 2001 Marrianne also served as the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cloverdale, rebuilding the clubhouse after a 1995 fire and running the capital campaign to add a full size gymnasium.
Marrianne is a 2012 recipient of Northbay Business Journal’s Nonprofit Leadership Award and Council on Aging was chosen by North Bay Biz magazine as the “Best Nonprofit” for 2013. In addition to running Council on Aging, with a budget of $4.8 million and 75 employees, Marrianne is a seated member of Sonoma County Health Action and has been chosen as one of a five member team from Sonoma County to the 2014 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health to create a “Healthy Aging” plan for Sonoma County.