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September 2017 Newsletter

Village Network of Petaluma  | Published on Friday, September 1, 2017
Village Network of Petaluma
A nonprofit membership community of support
serving the Petaluma and Penngrove area.

Village Office: 402 Petaluma Blvd. North

Table of Contents
September Programs
Welcome to the Village

Special Events and New Interest Groups
The Village Movement Celebrates Community and Choice
Interspiritual Meditation Group
Women's Circle
Creating Cards
"Volunteer 101" Training

Interest Groups and Events
Weekly Walking Group
Our Life Stories and Legacy
Qi Gong Class
Film Discussion Group
Workshop for Caregivers
Gentle Chair Yoga
Village Game Night
Gardening Group
Poetry Group
Disaster Preparedness
Bocce Ball
Book Group
Petaluma Emergency Preparedness Fair
Potluck for Village Members and Volunteers
TED Talks Discussion Group
Tech Workshop

Quilts and Conversation
Village Singing Group

Coming in October
Volunteer Driver Training
Mindfulness-Based Meditation Group


Articles
Village Network Names Manager
Profile of Alice Mammini
Thriving at Home: Home Safety Checklist
How You Think About Aging Affects How You Age
Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves too
Travel SMART
Age-Friendly Petaluma Update
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS
Welcome to the Village
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 – 12:00 noon
Thursday, October 19, 11:00 - 12:00 noon
Village Network Office, 402 Petaluma Blvd. North (at Oak St.)

An introductory meeting for adults 50+ and their familymembers who want to learn more about the innovativeVillage concept of “friends helping friends” to continue living vibrant, active, and connected lives in our own homes as we age. Learn how membership offers social engagement, transportation, home assistance, computer help, connection, and fun! Bring a friend or loved one, get your questions answered, and meet Village members and volunteers.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND NEW INTEREST GROUPS

The Village Movement Celebrates Community and Choice -live nationwide webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande, physician and author ofBeing Mortal
Monday, September 25, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Petaluma Library Community Room
Free community-wide event celebrating the 15th birthday of the successful global Village Movement! Dr. Gawande's profound understanding of the importance of community and choice offer valuable insights and solutions for our rapidly growing aging population. Everyone welcome, bring a friend. Refreshments and interactive discussion after the webinar, led by Joanne Martin Braun, Village Membership and Volunteer Manager.


Interspiritual Meditation Group: Gathering Monthly for Peace - Compassion - Wisdom
First Wednesdays, September 6, October 4, November 8, and December 6, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Village Office
In response to the current divisiveness damaging our nation, we will join together to support one another in cultivating the qualities so needed in our communities. All who would like to sit together in silent meditation or contemplative practice are welcome. We will sit for two 20-minute sessions with an optional walk. RSVP required to Joanne at
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org, or 776-6055. Open to Village members, volunteers, and the public with a $5 suggested donation.

Facilitator Ruah Bullis a spiritual director who draws on more than 30 years’ experience in the alternative healing field to support body/mind/spirit healing and wholeness.Formore information, contacther at
rbcapaxdei@gmail.com.

Women's Circle - for members
Friday, September 8, 9:00 – 11:00 am, at the home of a member.(First session of 8-month series)
UsingThe Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdomby cultural anthropologist Dr. Angeles Arrien, as a foundation for discussion, we will work on deepening and enriching our experiences in the “second half” of life to the “third third” of our lives. Participants are asked to purchase the paperback book, which will guide us on an interactive journey together. It is important to plan to attend all eight sessions and necessary to attend the first to participate. Limited to eight participants For information, contact Anne at 772-5132 or
apgreen@sonic.net.
The group will be co-facilitated by Sarah Fleming, MFT, and Anne Greenblatt, Village board president. Sarah is a psychotherapist in private practice and has worked in Petaluma with families and individuals for 15 years. Anne has worked with this book in three women’s groups during the past 15 years.


Creating Cards
Monday, September 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am, PEP Housing Community Room*
* Co-sponsored by PEP Housing and the Village Network

We will use our creativity in a workshop to make birthday, get well, or other kinds of greeting cards. Samples and supplies available. A $5 donation toward the cost of supplies is appreciated. Bring your own scissors and glue. RSVP to Joanne for specific location at
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.orgor 776-65055.

Workshop leader Maralyn Neilsen has many years of experience making cards, scrapbooking, and creating paperwork art. She has led a successful card-making workshop at PEP Housing for seven years.


"Volunteer 101" Training
Monday, September 18, 11:00 – 3:00 pm, Village Office
Village volunteers are deeply appreciated as they support members in living independently in our community. All volunteers who are interested in working with members or in the Village office must complete this training. If you’d like a one-on-one meeting to discuss your interests, contact Joanne at
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.orgor 776-6055. RSVP for Volunteer 101 is required.
INTEREST GROUPS AND EVENTS

Weekly Walking Group
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am. Meet at Walnut Park on 4th St.
We have fun, great conversations, and exercise while exploring neighborhoods and gardens, or walking across the river. Everyone welcome. Email Sue Miller at
rmiller875@comcast.netfor info, and whether rain cancels.
Our Life Stories and Legacy
Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:45 am, Village Network Office, Newcomers Welcome
Our life stories and legacy are unique and important both individually and as a community. We explore ways to preserve, celebrate, and honor our experiences using writing and creative projects. For more info email
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org. Members free, non-members $5.
Qi Gong Class
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, Village office. Newcomers welcome.
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Petaluma Health Center,* 1179 No. McDowell
* Co-sponsored by the Petaluma Health Center and the Village Network

Qigong is a mindful movement training that supports balance, relaxation, vigor and strength. Qigong is also a meditative practice that encourages awareness, focus, and calmness. Participants report feeling confident as they walk without a fear of falling. There are no restrictions on who may come - if you cannot stand, the poses can be done easily in a chair. Members free, non-members $5.

Elad Levinson has studied QiGong for many years with teacher Teja Bell. He has also practiced meditation since 1975.

Film Discussion Group
Friday, September 8 and 22, 10:15 – 11:15 am, in a member's home
Would you like to join a group of film lovers who get together to discuss the latest hits every other Friday? We agree on a movie to see on our own and discuss it at the next meeting. Please RSVP to Jerry Spremich (discussion facilitator), at 415-827-3206, or
john.spremich@yahoo.com. For Village members and volunteers.
Workshop for Caregivers
Monday, September 11, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Village office

Professional Eldercare Manager Marcy Baskin will lead a workshop for family caregivers to discuss concerns in a supportive and confidential environment. The purpose of the workshop is also to explore interest in an on-going monthly caregiver support group for Village members.
Marcy Baskin, Certified Senior Advisor, hasassisted many families as a caregiver support group facilitator, eldercare manager, and family coach. She has also taught Health Navigation and Advocacy at Sonoma State University. More info on Marcyat
www.elderroads.com.

Gentle Chair Yoga -to improve balance, flexibility and increase vitality
Wednesday, September 13 and 27, 11:00 – noon, Village office
Practice gentle yoga, Eden Energy exercises, breath work and meditation to promote your well-being. We work both sitting and standing and focus on stress reduction as well as improving strength and resilience. Members are free, non- members $5/class. Please bring a large towel.

Teacher Pat Martin, CMT, EEM-CP, CYT, focuses on optimizing health and managing stress using Massage Therapy, Yoga, and Eden Energy Medicine. Pat also teaches yoga at P.O.S.T. Wellness by Design.

Village Game Night
Friday, September 15, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, in a member’s home, newcomers welcome
We will have potluck finger food and games. Join us, and bring a favorite game if you wish, or just bring yourself and have fun. RSVP for address to Joanneat
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org, or 707-776-6055.
Gardening Group
Monday, September 18, 12 – 1:30 pm, at the home of a member
Join our monthly gardening interest group, meeting in each other’s gardens. This is not about having a showplace, but about seeking suggestions, new ideas, and having fun. Please RSVP to Suzanne Clarke for the address, at
sjclarke232@gmail.com
Poetry Group
Tuesday, September 19, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, in a member’s home, (will be meeting 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Poets are invited to join us to share our poetry with one another. For more information and the location of the meeting, contact Sam Doctors at
samdoctors701@gmail.comor 530-414-4032.
Disaster Preparedness
Free workshop, open to the public.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Village office.
We all know it is not IF but WHEN, but are we prepared? Learn how to get ready for The Big One and what to do during and after an earthquake. This program will focus on how to be as self-sufficient as possible, what supplies you will need, and where to get them. Open to members, volunteers, and the public. RSVP to
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org.

Presenter Jeff Schach is Battalion Chief of the Petaluma Fire Department and the city's Emergency Operation Center Coordinator. He has taught many classes on personal disaster preparedness.

Bocce Ball
Wednesday, September 20,4:00 – 5:00 pm, Leghorn Park. (Meets 3rdWednesday of the month.)
No experience necessary, rain cancels. We have a lot of fun – dress warmly! RSVP to George Beeler at
agbcomm@sonic.net.

Book Group
Friday, September 22, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, in a member's home
The group will discussTribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Junger, available at the public library and on amazon.com. Contact Village member Jane Merryman for the address at
jane@sonic.netor 707-762-1023.

Petaluma Community Emergency Preparedness Fair
Sunday, September 24, 11:00 – 3:00 pm, Petaluma Walnut Park
Free hands-on demonstrations including CPR, emergency survival preparedness equipment, first aid kits, and more.


Potluck for Village Members and Volunteers:Newcomers Welcome!
Sunday, September 24, 4:00 – 6:00pm, in a member’s home
A time to get to know each other better, share good food, enjoy our “conversation café,” and have fun. For members and volunteers. RSVP to Joanne, at
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org, for the address.

TED Talks Discussion Group
Will resume in October
TED Talks are 20-minute online presentations by experts about Technology, Education, and Design and everything in between. We listen to two or three TED Talks and then discuss them. Contact Jane Merryman for more info
jane@sonic.net, or 707-762-1023.

Tech Workshop
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Village office
Members at all experience levels welcome in this workshop, which will assist you with computer, tablet or cell phone issues. Learn new ways to get things done and make your life easier. Led by Village volunteers Tom Horst and Paul Greenblatt. RSVP to
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org.

Reminder: If you are a member and need someone to come to your home to help with a computer problem, you can also schedule an appointment with a Village tech volunteer.


Quilts and Conversation
Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 –3:00 pm, in the home of a Village volunteer
Selma Ehrlich will host a quilting group for both beginners and those who have some experience with quilting. She will teach basics, from choosing materials and pattern to piecing and binding. Selma is a prize-winning quilter who loves to teach the craft. RSVP to Selma at 707-762-9541
orselma@ehrlich.com.

Village Singing Group
Thursday, September 28, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Meets last Thursday of the month.)
No prior experience or talent necessary, just a love of making music. We try many kinds of music – and have a lot of fun! RSVP to Tiaga Liner at
tiagananda@gmail.comor 658-1646 for location.

COMING IN OCTOBER

Volunteer Driver Training
Thursday, October 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Village office.
We’re looking for a few good drivers, as driving is one of our most requested and appreciatedservices. Completion of this training, in addition to the "Village Volunteer 101 Training,”is necessary before driving Village members to medical appointments, grocery shopping, Rx pick-up, or Village events. RSVP required: 707-776-6055 or
info@villagenetworkofpetaluma.org

Mindfulness-Based Meditation Group - for members and volunteers
Consecutive Saturdays,October 21 through December 9,10:00 – 11:00 am, in a member's home.
The Meditation Group will meet weekly for eight consecutive weeks.Each meeting will include two guided meditations, bookended by a brief introduction/teaching period and a post-meditation check-in.Our goal will be tohone our meditation skills, calmness and relaxation, and cultivate compassion, gratitude, and nonjudgmental awareness.

Open to Village members and volunteers, up to 10 participants.Registration, on a first-come basis, is required to Joanne at
info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.orgor 776-6055.
Facilitator Freeman Humphrey is a recently retired psychiatric social workerwho led mindfulness-based meditation groups three times a week for over ten years. For more information, please contact Darcy at
darcylevy@comcast.net.


Online calendar at:www.VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org

Village Network office: 402 Petaluma Blvd. North
info@ VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org·707-776-6055

VILLAGE NETWORK NAMES JOANNE MARTIN BRAUN MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER MANAGER

The Village Network of Petaluma welcomes Joanne Martin Braun as our new Volunteer and Membership Manager. Joanne is passionate about community building, having worked for most of her adult life in local and international organizations. She sees the Village Network as an exceptional model for how to build and strengthen a sense of belonging in our community.

“I have followed the national expansion of the Village movement and its special magic of connection, service, information sharing, and enjoyment,” Joanne says. “It’s exciting to create opportunities to enjoy community and support one another in aging in our own homes and community.”

Joanne received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In her previous position as Executive Director for Northern California Shambhala, she oversaw 10 centers and groups that were primarily run with volunteer staff. She also worked for 25 years as a teacher and organizational consultant in the areas of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, money emotions, and work/life balance. Joanne lives in Sonoma with Lou, her husband of 31 years. They have a daughter, Kelly, who is currently finishing up college in Boulder Colorado.

"Joanne works extremely well with people, and knows how to get things done," says Anne Greenblatt, board president of Village Network of Petaluma. “We’re fortunate to have someone of Joanne’s caliber who can work with us to grow the Village community."


Village Network is Seeking New Quarters

The Village is seeking new quarters soon, as the proposed North River Apartment project is nearing final approval and will require demolition of our building. All suggestions welcome, contact Paul Greenblatt at
paul.greenblatt@sonic.net, or 776-6055.
Profile of Village Member Alice Mammini
I was born and raised in Napa, and when I got married, my husband and I bought a farm in San Martin, where we raised our two daughters,” Alice Mammini said in a recent conversation with Village board president, Anne Greenblatt. “We had an apricot orchard and also grew strawberries, tomatoes, and garlic. I always loved to cook, so I did that in the Garlic Festival every year, which was such fun!

“I’m blessed to have a lot of family in Sonoma and Napa, so when my daughters were grown and I was living on my own, I ‘came home’ to the North Bay, where I was raised. My two daughters own and run the Republic of Thrift in Sonoma. The store has won awards as the best of its kind in Sonoma, and gives all its proceeds to the Valley schools. I’m very proud of them.

“When the opportunity arose to move to PEP Housing nine years ago, I was delighted to live in such a lovely, light-filled apartment overlooking trees full of birds and an adjoining pasture with sheep. At first, I still worked administrative jobs and pursued my creative interests in knitting and crocheting. I started a knitting group in the Senior Center and, as it grew, we knitted hundreds of hats and blankets. We sent them to hospitals, places where people needed them. I gradually retired from work, and even though I used computers a lot in my career, now I’m glad to do other things! Although I do love my new iPad, especially because it connects me to my family.”

What attracted you to the Village Network?

“Several people I know belonged to the Village, and were so enthusiastic about all the volunteer services, potlucks, this kind of thing. They also happened to be nice people, so when I heard that the Village was offering subsidized memberships to PEP residents, I made it a point to come to the meeting. And filled out my application right away!”

How has the Village made a difference in your life?

“Since I no longer drive, the driving volunteers have been wonderful – we have such interesting conversations. I’ve also started donating the greeting cards I create to the Village for them to send to members who are sick. Recently, I proposed arranging a greeting card-making workshop in the PEP Community Room here, and it looks like it’s going to happen. I am very excited.”
What aspects of your engagement with the Village have been most satisfying?
“Before I joined, I was discouraged by several medical issues. Now I feel like my life is easier, and I’m also contributing to other people. I love the Village; belonging to it has made me feel whole again!”
- Anne Greenblatt

Thriving at Home: Pay It Forward to Yourself

Learning to adapt our homes to support us in thriving independently as we age can make a big difference in the quality of our future lives. Each year, thousands of Americans fall at home; many are seriously injured or even disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that are easily overlooked but easily fixed.

Village member Robert Gallup and volunteer Nora Tallent, retired occupational therapists with decades of experience, have developed a new Home Safety Check program available for Village members who are interested in reviewing how well our homes might support our well-being and independence as we age. This is a free benefit for Village members. Their program has three parts:

- First, you can start thinking about how your home can better support your comfort and confidence now and in the future by printing and completingCheck for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults, available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at
https://www.cdc.gov/. If you don’t have a computer and printer, you can call the Village office at 707-776-6055 and ask us to mail you a copy.

- Then, if you’re interested in having a home visit from Robert or Nora, you can contact the Village office to set it up. This is a no-pressure walk through your home to evaluate with you how you might improve livability, prevent falls, and continue thriving in your home. You will be sent a written report summarizing results of your home safety check. Nora and Robert’s goal is to support people in learning principles which you can apply when you need to adjust your home environment to changing abilities and interests.


- Nora will present workshops on fall prevention for Village volunteers on Monday, August 28, 11:00 – 12:30, and one for members later this fall. RSVP to Joanne for volunteer workshop, atinfo@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org.


How You Think About Aging Can Affect How You Age

The perceptions an adult has about aging have been found to influence the way that person will experience his or her own aging process. Buying into the belief that aging is always accompanied by a decline in mental and physical capacities makes one more likely to adopt a self-image consistent with that view. The more the stereotypes of old age are assimilated into a person’s psyche, the more likely that person is to experience ill health, depression, and other negative life changes.

On the other hand, an older adult who expects the latter part of life to present opportunities for continued growth, learning, and fulfillment may enjoy the benefits of those perceptions. A glass-half-full attitude means that illness and physical limitations will be faced with a determination to overcome them and persevere rather than a resignation to inevitable decline.
Changing unfavorable attitudes about aging requires improving both individuals’ and society’s awareness of the effects of negative perceptions of older people and the value of more positive images. Greater visibility of older adults in the media and eliminating the common stereotypes about them would go a long way to changing the general public’s perspective. Creating more opportunities for interaction among generations and a greater effort to educate people of all ages about the realities of aging are also critical to correcting misconceptions and promoting positive views of aging.

Research supports the premise that older adults who report a positive self-image live longer (an average of 7.5 years in one study), enjoy better functional health with fewer limitations on activities of daily living, show fewer risk factors for dementia, engage in more positive behaviors such as exercise and healthy diet, and experience lower rates of depression than their peers with more negative perceptions of aging. Given these statistics, it’s clear that we can benefit from an honest evaluation of our own attitudes, with the goal of adopting a positive, optimistic, and hopeful outlook on the remaining – and possibly the best – years of our lives.
- Kathy Lawrence


Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves

Members of the so-called “sandwich generation”– those who care for aging parents while still dealing with their own children, their careers, their financial obligations, and perhaps a spouse’s health issues – often experience a decline in their own physical and emotional wellbeing. Because caregiving for others can produce dangerous levels of stress, financial hardships, and diminished quality of life, the first step toward becoming effective in that role is recognizing the importance of self-care.

Setting boundaries is key to ensuring that there will be enough time and money to fulfill the caregiver’s own needs. Learning to say “no” can be hard, but it’s often essential. Honest discussions about finances may also be discomfiting, but everyone in the family needs to know the costs imposed by illness and long-term care and to assume an equitable share of the responsibility. If circumstances do not allow a family member to contribute financially, perhaps assistance with chores, driving, meal preparation, or other relief for the primary caregiver can be provided instead.

In addition to asking for help from family, friends, and neighbors, caregivers can tap the resources of various community, religious, and civic organizations. One local source of aid to caregivers is the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, which serves San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. The JFCS (
https://seniorsathome.jfcs.org/contact/or 415-449-3777)supports the sandwich generation with programs, counseling, and guidance in managing care for an aging family member. For a more general overview, the AARP provides a comprehensive look at the challenges involved in balancing caregiving with the rest of life and also offers specific information about finding solutions and obtaining help (AARP.org).

Maintaining that delicate balance between the needs of the caregiver and those of the person cared for will never be easy, but help is available and the rewards can be profound.

- Kathy Lawrence


Travel SMART Throughout the Bay Area

Now that the SMART train is going you can payonlyby using aClipper Card. This is a piece of plastic the size of a credit card and can be used to ride all public transportation systems in the Bay Area from Santa Rosa to San Jose. You won't have to open your wallet and look for the correct bills and change. Just slap the card down on the special card reader on buses, ferries, and trains when you enter and when you exit. The machine calculates the length of your trip and deducts the correct amount from the funds you have loaded onto the card. Where can you get your Clipper Card? All SMART stations will have a machine that will issue a card, but if you want aSenior Clipper Card —with a 50% discount — you will need to stop by the Petaluma Transit Company office at 555 North McDowell. Save time and money!
- Jane Merryman


Age-Friendly Petaluma Update

Three Village volunteers attended a Listening Session held in August by the Age-Friendly Communities project. We joined a discussion led by Dave Alden and Dorothy Guajardo, two of the Petaluma volunteers on the Age-Friendly Sonoma County Community Conversations and Needs Assessment.

A study phase is underway, to learn about existing conditions in our county, looking at each area’s age-friendliness and livability. We covered nine topic areas for the Petaluma perspective including community connectedness, respect and social inclusion, transportation, housing options, and outdoor spaces.

We quickly identified difficulties our peer group experience trying to drive across town, navigate buckled sidewalks and cross No. McDowell on foot, lack of benches, walking on isolated paths and more. We voiced the many opportunities to engage in lifelong learning, volunteering and social connection, yet there’s fragmented and under-promoted information and referral sources.

When the assessment process is complete, an action plan will be developed and submitted to AARP which acts on behalf of the World Health Organization for age friendly/livable communities in the U.S. Upon approval, the implementation phase will begin.

This collaborative effort began in 2016 when our County was accepted into the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities (GNAFC), one of 175 communities in the growing Age-Friendly Network in the U.S.

“An Age-Friendly community is a livable community for all ages. It’s a great place to grow up and a great place to grow old,” said Renee Tolliver, community coordinator at Council on Aging.

if you’re age 50 or better, you can take a survey about your experience living and aging in Sonoma County to have your voice heard:
http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Age-Friendly-Sonoma-County-Englishor contact Renee Tolliver at 707 525-0143 ext. 124 or via email atrtolliver@councilonaging.com.
-Lyndi Brown
“I love belonging to the Village – it’s made me feel whole again!”

- Village Membership Partners Program member
Donors to our newMembership Partners Program

Anonymous
Patricia Arfsten
TeresaBarrett
George and Ellen Beeler
Fr. Michael Culligan
Laura Dunne
Selma Ehrlich
Paul and SherryEklof
Rabbi Ted Feldman
Wayne and Robin Guptill
Marcia Hince
Kiwanis Club of Petaluma
Scotti Kluess
Lucy Kortum
Tiaga Liner
Maryann Marks andElad Levinson
Pat Martin
Len and Charlotte Nelson
Nora Pearl
Leslie Quadres
Alice Rebizzo
Starr Rohrman
Robin Schaef
Paula Schafer
Silver Lake Technology
Vreni Schnirman
Janine and Ray Slaughter

Your donations are vitally important in building a sustainable organization.
All financial and in-kind donations are tax deductible,
as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

If you would like to support the Village Network, make checks payable to:
"Village Network of Petaluma"
P.O. Box 442
Petaluma, CA 94953


Or you can donate on-line at
VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org
2016-17 Donors to the Village Network are deeply appreciated

Diamond Sponsors - $1,000 to $5,000
Stanton Lawson andGabriella Ambrosi
Sequoia Senior SolutionsIn-Home Care Provider
Anne and Paul Greenblatt
Anonymous
Pat Martin
Supporting Donors-$500 to $999
Steve Ayala
George and Ellen Beeler
Lolly Burns
James and Harriet Coyne
Sherry and Paul Eklof
Marie Fletcher
Linda Fox and Floyd Dickman
Robert Gallup
Marilyn Hartley
Janice Kearns
Kathy Lawrence and Rod Fraser
Darcy and Harvey Levy
Sid and Gerry Lipton
Barbara and Jake Mackenzie
Suzanne Miller
Diane Olberg
Nancy Porter
JoAnn Pozzi
Supporting Donors - $100 to $499
Lyndi Brown and Anthony Tusler
Jeanette Clarey
Suzanne Clarke
Jodi Clinesmith and Chris Samson
Sam Doctors and Meredith Cahn
Peter HolewinskiHome Care Assistance
Gary and Lynn Imm
Tiaga Liner
Kit Loofroos
Sue Miller
Len and Charlotte Nelson
PEP Housing
Emil Perlsteiner
Whitney Schatz
Eileen Simard
Donors-up to $100
Bridie Acton
Pat Burns
Janet and Vernon Burrows
Patricia Early
Rod Fraser
Tina Hittenberger and Chuck Pyle
Marilee Jensen
Kathleen Kestlyn
Nina Komiakoff and Paul Smith
Lucy Kortum
Nancy Kull
Kathy MacDonald
Caroline O'Reilly and family
Paul Praetzl
Elaine and Chris Stevick
Pam Torliatt

We extend our appreciation to to Kathy Lawrence our newsletter editor,
and to
Daya Ceglia, graphic designer and web designer,
for contributing her expertise to our newsletter.

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As part of a national movement, the Village Network of Petaluma is a nonprofit membership organization empowering adults 50+ to continue living active, independent, and connected lives in our own homesand apartments as we age.

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