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City of RP

Director of Public Safety Tim Mattos
Enjoy National Night Out
August 2, 2019

The City of Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety invites the community to join us for National Night Out at City Center Plaza located at 475 City Center Dr. Tues., Aug. 6 starting at 5 p.m.

Held in thousands of communities each year on the first Tues. in August, National Night Out is a community building initiative that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The event is an opportunity to heighten crime-prevention awareness and build support and participation in local anti-crime programs.  Most importantly, the event is designed to send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better.

The theme of the 2019 Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety National Night Out event is, “Developing a Strong Neighborhood Watch” program within the city.  It is imperative that neighbors know, and look out for each other.  If you are interested in starting a “Neighborhood Watch” on your street, come to the National Night Out event and let us know.  

Attractions at the event include police, fire, and K-9 demonstrations, bike rodeo, BBQ hot dogs, bounce house, balloon toss, city booths and public safety vehicles. 

I am proud to host our National Night Out – it is designed to strengthen our community and encourage stronger relationships between officers, city officials, and the residents they serve. 

The senior center hosts its annual BBQ fundraiser next week. Located at 6800 Hunter Drive (at the corner of Hunter and Enterprise, near Commerce Blvd.), the center is often bustling with vibrant seniors. Whether it be a nail-biting BINGO game, sipping freshly brewed coffee over a chat with friends, or working up a sweat doing Zumba – our senior center is a busy place. The senior center offers a daily coffee bar with 50 cent coffee, free pastries and comfort. We’re proud that our residents consider the senior center one of their favorite spots.

Over the last few months, our senior center has continued to keep seniors young at heart by touring a local sustainable farm, tasting champagne at Korbel cellars, learning about financial wellness, clearing clutter and detecting Alzheimer’s disease (to name a few). 

Becoming a member of the Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center provides members with the senior center monthly newsletter delivered directly to their home as well as discounted prices on the center’s day trips and other events throughout the year. Membership is optional at $20/per person for a full year Jan.-Dec.; $15/ per person May-Dec.; $10 per person Sept.-Dec. 

Come join the activities and programs available through the senior center by attending our Summer BBQ on Fri., Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 for non-members and $5 for Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center and includes a complete BBQ meal, drink and dessert. Home Instead senior services will be available to provide local senior resources and a raffle prize.

For more information regarding Senior Center programming and services, visit www.rpcity.org/seniors, see the Community Services Recreation Guide, or call the senior center at 585-6780.