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On a rocket ride of a life: Ruth “Noni” Halleck

May 24, 2017

Longtime Sebastopol resident Ruth Halleck—“Noni” to her 67 grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and one great great-grandchild)—wanted to ride on a rocket for her 90th birthday, but Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project has not kept up with …..

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Jan Seeley - Blog

Functioning in a world without eyesight

April 24, 2017

Losing one’s sight can lead to a range of emotions normally associated with grief, including denial, anger, bargaining and depression, but in the end, with a little bit of help, acceptance can finally be attained. …..

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Proper drug monitoring important to seniors

March 30, 2017

With the use of pharmaceutical drugs on the rise, the chance of negative and unintentional drug interactions has increased as well, particularly for seniors with diminishing cognitive and bodily functions. Misuse of prescription drugs, intentional …..

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Elliott and Joyce Wolf - blog

Oakmont couple shares joyfully sculptured life

March 29, 2017

Like Joyce Wolf’s expressive and sensuous sculptures, the life she has lovingly molded in concert with her husband Elliott, manifests many colors, textures and shapes, and conveys a sense of joy and tenderness. The couple’s …..

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Women’s History Month: helping girls develop grit

February 27, 2017

Dr. Lynn Stauffer, 52, Dean of Sonoma State University’s (SSU) School of Science and Technology, says it takes “grit” for a woman to succeed in fields more commonly associated with men, such as science, technology, …..

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COA information referral: your first call

February 24, 2017

Seniors and their family members calling Council on Aging (COA) seeking information will usually get to make the acquaintance of Information and Referral Specialist Rebecca Aliotti, who helps them navigate the often confusing waters of …..

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