Thanksgiving 2014

Senior Center celebrates Thanksgiving with luncheon
Approximately 60 people celebrated Thanksgiving with a luncheon with a potluck on November 18. Executive Director Terry Kelley launched the event was a question/answer session about Thanksgiving. Members of the Board of Directors and staff served food for the occasion.

Memorial service for Carolyn Aaron
scheduled for December 6

A memorial service for Carolyn Aaron will be held on Saturday, December 6. The schedule is:

  • There will be a service at the Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary in Sebastopol at 11 am.
  • The service will be followed by a reception at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 167 N. High Street, Sebastopol CA.

Carolyn Aaron passed on November 13, 2014. The Aarons played an integral part of the remodel of this building, and we continue to the beneficiary of their wisdom and guidance.

Our thoughts are with Phil, Lisa, and Steve during this most difficult of times.

Sebastopol Senior Center to launch Wisdom Counts Membership Program

When you come into the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, what do we call you? Client, no. Customer, no. What you really are is member of a vibrant community—a community of grandparents, uncles and aunts, siblings, nephews and nieces, children, patrons, and businesses where your wisdom counts.

Over the last few months, our Board of Directors has been taking a look at how we can improve both the services and financial picture of the Sebastopol Area Senior Center. It bears repeating that unlike most Senior Centers across the country, we are not a function of a city parks and recreation department. We are a private, non-profit organization, and must generate all of our assets and revenue through donations, grants, The Legacy, program fees, and bequests. With our growth over the last 10 years, we are at a point where we must identify new income sources.

Effective January 1, 2015, the Sebastopol Area Senior Center will be launching its Wisdom Counts Membership Program. The annual membership fee will be $35 per year, or $60 per household. While you will not have to be a card-carrying member of the Senior Center to participate, you may miss out on some savings. Most importantly, you WILL be able to say that you are a valued member of our vibrant community.

Your membership will include a subscription to our newsletter, The Grapevine, a content-rich website, periodic email messages describing activities, classes, and special events, and a discount for field trips and some classes.

With the Wisdom Counts Membership Program, we hope to better serve our community by expanding our communications while teaming with local businesses to put together a network of senior-friendly businesses as well as savings on services and products.

We appreciate your being a part of our community as well as your continued support. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

FOR SALE: Classic Cars, People Calendars

It’s here! The 2015 “Classic Cars & Classic People”© calendar is here.

Created and photographed by our Transportation Coordinator, Dean Brittingham, the calendar is a fundraiser for the Sebastopol Senior Center.just in time for the holidays! Our 6th annual calendar cover features Marge, Dave, and Mark Hoffman from Fircrest Market. Longtime friends and supporters of the Sebastopol Senior Center, Fircrest Market also is our top calendar sales site each year. Join us in celebrating their community spirit, gorgeous cars, and wonderful market.

For $15 you get to support the programs of the Senior Center, and go home with a gorgeous calendar and a holiday gift in the process.

Calendars are for sale at Fircrest Market, Copperfield’s of Sebastopol, Forestville Pharmacy, Sebastopol Hardware, Pacific Market, and at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center and our sister store, The Legacy. We are grateful to all our calendar participants and supporters and if you would like to be in a future calendar, call Dean at 707.829.2440.