News from Sonoma County Health and Human Department

If you don't have health insurance or if your health insurance doesn't cover your prescriptions, it might be worth your while to print out a free prescription discount card from Caremark. The National Association of Counties has worked with Caremark so that residents of their counties (including Sonoma) can get [...]

By | June 21st, 2010|0 Comments

Local Seniors Warned of Dehydration Risks During Summer

It’s a serious health issue affecting millions of aging Americans each year – but more times than not, it’s also easily avoidable. As the dog days of summer are quickly setting in, the thermometer continues to rise and the threat of dehydration for Sonoma County seniors looms larger and larger. [...]

By | June 18th, 2010|0 Comments

Riding the Roller Coaster with Lewy Body Dementia – Free Seminar

Friday, June 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm Seminar is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted for the Lewy Body Dementia Association RSVP to the Brighton Gardens Concierge at 707-566-8600 Jim Whitworth, Co-Founder LBD Association and Helen Whitworth, Nurse, Educator, Writer will be speaking. Jim will also be addressing Parkinson's Disease with [...]

By | June 16th, 2010|1 Comment


We recently read about a new, buried gem in health care reform that helps Americans pay for elder care.  The CLASS Act.  Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act. What is the CLASS Act? This program is a little-known, little-discussed part of the health care reform package passed earlier this [...]

By | June 9th, 2010|2 Comments

Advance Directives, Living Wills and Power of Attorney Conversation

We had an opportunity to visit with John Fennacy, an attorney with The Fennacy Law Group. They provide comprehensive legal representation in all areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. During our visit, we asked John to explain a few things to us and this is what we learned. What [...]

By | June 9th, 2010|1 Comment

The Foreclosure Process — Free Seminar

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:30-2:00 Redwood Credit Union 3033 Cleveland Ave. Suite 100 Santa Rosa, CA MUST register in advance – nidsacramento.org or call 866-920-3111 Panel Session: The Foreclosure Process -Beware of Scams -The Role of Housing Counselors -Government Programs -Tax Implications of Short Sales Tenants Rights Individual Counseling (English [...]

By | June 4th, 2010|0 Comments

New Product from Lifeline

Lifeline with AutoAlert Our friends at Phillips Lifeline have introduced a new product that we want to make sure everyone is aware of. It’s called Lifeline AutoAlert. Philips is a leading supplier of medical alert products. “The standard Lifeline Service provides fast access to highly trained, caring Response Associates at [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|2 Comments

Golf As Therapy

GOLF AS THERAPY Free Napa clinic gets stroke survivors out on the course WHAT: Napa Valley’s Second Annual Saving Strokes, a free program of the American Stroke Association that helps stroke survivors improve their strength and flexibility through golf. It’s a great day out for both stroke survivors and their [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|0 Comments

Families Urged to Help Seniors Be Sun Smart

The month of June brings with it picnics, trips to the beach, the park, and a long list of summer fun. The summer sun is meant to be enjoyed but it can be a dangerous threat especially for senior citizens. Times have changed when it comes to people’s thinking about [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|0 Comments

Go Red for Women Event

Michelle and I attended a wonderful event on Friday, May 7, 2010. It was the Go Red for Women Event. The event was organized by the American Heart Association and the event was made possible by a large number of local sponsors. The message was very clear; 1. Take Charge [...]

By | May 12th, 2010|1 Comment