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May 27, 2018
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News Briefs April 27

April 27, 2018

Age well, drive smart

A free program is being presented by the Senior Volunteers of the California Highway Patrol taking place June 15 at the Rohnert Park Senior Center or the Petaluma Senior Center July 20 to learn the keys to driving safely and driving longer. 

This program is designed to help senior drivers tune up your driving skills and refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road. Now is the time to learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust to these changes. Become a better and safer and more alert driver. There will be discussions to when it may be time to limit or stop driving and to understand alternatives to driving.

Also included in the discussions will be the importance of continuing to drive, factors in extending driving years and how aging affects one’s driving ability. Driver statistics will be shown with false assumptions, physical fitness, mental agility and nutrition and medications. Discuss vision, sleep and rest, reaction time and how to be a better driver.

You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion. There will be guest speakers which includes a DMV Senior Ombudsman and a California Highway Patrol Officer. 

To sign up contact the Rohnert Park Senior Center at 707-585-6784 or Petaluma Senior Center at 707-778-4399.



Making sure neighbors eat well

Passionate about making sure your neighbors eat well? Caring individuals are needed to help in the kitchen with delivering meals to clients throughout Sonoma County for Ceres Community Project. The non-profit works to provide whole food meals and nutrition education for Sonoma County residents managing a serious health challenge. 

For more information, contact Emily Repech at 707-829-5833, ext. 202.


Ride for food fundraiser

Chefs Cycle is a fundraising endurance event that features award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community who push their limits by completing a three-day, 300-mile ride to raise funds for No Kid Hungry. Chefs from around the country will be in Santa Rosa to participate in the event May 15, 16 and 17. Volunteers are needed to assist at rest stops to offer food and beverages and to help cheer them on. If interested call Mo McElroy at 707-490-5079.


 Support student musicians

The Play It Forward Music Foundation has several volunteer positions available. Positions to be filled are newsletter editor, fundraiser planner, staff for student concerts. Help to continue Play It Forward’s local music programming including free instruments and lessons, weekly choir class at The Living room, weekly music education at New Horizons School, private student scholarships and firestorm instrument drive. Contact Dave Silva at or 530-321-8094.