Senior Citizens welcome holiday with potluck, music

Over 100 people participated in the annual holiday potluck on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center. Jim Corbett, Mr. Music Man, and the Love Choir provided music for the afternoon and accompanied the group for a good ol' fashion sing-a-long.

Center to launch Wisdom Counts Membership Program

Avoid program price increases,
Become a Wisdom Counts Member

Effective January 1, 2015, the prices for all classes at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center will increase. Classes currently at an $8 level will increase to $10, and the suggested donation for all other classes will be $4.

This will be the third time we have raised rates since reopening the Senior Center in 2003. We understand that everyone is challenged as the economy recovers, and the Senior Center is no exception. The same cost increases we all face in managing our households are also reflected in operating the center.

How to avoid these increases: Become a founding member of our new Wisdom Counts Membership Program. The cost of a membership is only $35 per person and $60 per two-person household.

Benefits will include a subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Grapevine, discounted program participation fee’s and a growing number of relationships with businesses throughout our community. We will also host a regular social for all members--sort of a meet and greet other members of the Sebastopol Area Senior Center.

We will be installing a new system at our front desk to make your experience at the Senior Center even better. Called MySeniorCenter, there will be a key-card issued to each Wisdom Counts member. Whether you come for a class, a social visit, or even a cup of coffee, just swipe your card and off you go. We will no longer have a need for the sign-in clipboard at the front desk.

We understand that this will take some getting used to, and will be available to help new members become accustomed with the new system. During January we will hold an orientation on Fridays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 1:30 pm.