July 31, 2020

Vintage House Online Auction is Live

Are You in it to Win it is Underway.
We are one-third of the way towards our fundraising goal of $14,000!

Have you perused the incredible array of auction items up for bid all to support Vintage House’s vital services for seniors?  With our annual gala canceled, we lined up this fabulous online auction to help raise funds. Visit to view the auction and to bid now.
Proceeds support services that are needed most like transportation, meals, shopping, and CareCalls—all provided at no charge. Vintage House is here to help in any way that we can, especially during these extraordinary times but we can’t do it alone!
There are some incredible deals to be had, including a variety of wine lots, food and wine pairings, facials, a round of golf, consultations with a designer and an organizing specialist, gift certificates to some of your favorite local places around the plaza, and more. Please help us reach our goal by placing a bid now! The auction ends at 11:59 P.M. on August 12th.
View Online Auction
Catch a sneak peek of the JazKatz as they rehearse for our August 13 event.
We can’t wait to share this virtual concert with you.
Thursday • 6:00 to 7:00
Appetizer Platter and Concert $40.00 / Concert $25.00
Register Here: An Evening with the JazKatz
Click Here to Purchase: Tea and Wine Boxes

New Vintage House Members in July

Thank You! 

Bowers Espy
Carol Kelley
Donna Kasprowicz
Sally Nicholls
Thanks to a generous donation from Rebuild Northbay Foundation, Vintage House has been able to secure virtual classrooms that will allow us to continue to deliver programming during this extraordinary time.
Click Here: Learn How to ZOOM

Creative Writing

Virtual 6 Week Class 

You're at home, may as well write!
Whether you are an emerging or a seasoned writer, join Ana Manwaring at Vintage House in this virtual round-robin style 6-week literary class.
Participants will present their written work, in all creative genre, for feedback on craft, mechanics, and grammar. The focus is on excellence as students prepare manuscripts for a reading audience.
Many participants of Ana Manwaring's Napa groups are now publishing and placing in contests. Everyone agrees that this is a fun class for all levels of writers serious about their work. Bring ten copies of up to three pages double-spaced of your prose, or one poem, to this stimulating and lively course. 

Monday, August 10 through Monday, September 14 • 2:00 to 4:00
No Class Labor Day - Monday, September 7

Member $60.00 / Non-Member $120.00
Register Here: Creative Writing

Learn to Draw with an Artist's Eye

Jaye Hayes

Learn to Draw with an Artist’s Eye is based on the work of Betty Edwards and her groundbreaking book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. By shifting our thinking from the sensible, symbolic, logical left brain to the more playful, flexible, and holistic right brain, we can learn to see well, and the factor that determines the ability to draw is the ability to see.

Over the course of six weeks, we will engage in a series of activities that highlight perception as a skill for drawing; making the shift from left to right brain thinking; how to perceive edges, shapes and contours; discerning the shape of negative space; and how to use your pencil to solve the problem of perspective. Finally, we will study methods of introducing lights and shadows into your drawings. Additionally, we will briefly look at what happens developmentally to cause many of us avid two- and three-year-old doodlers to abandon our love of drawing.

Get ready to relax into the pleasures of drawing with an artist’s eye.

To learn about Jaye Hayes and her art visit

Tuesdays, August 25 thru September 29 • 2:00 to 3:00
Member $60.00 / Non-Member $75.00
Register Here: Lear to Draw with an Artist's Eye

Virtual French Conversation

Ready to speak French? Don't let the shelter-in-place delay your learning.
Join the conversation with Gerard.
Gerard Bassat, a native of France, facilitates a group of fluent or mid-level speakers.
No Class Monday, August 10, 2020
Mondays • 10:30 to 11:30

Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: French Conversation

Earle Baum Center Vision Support Group

Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month Starts 8/11!

Our informal group is open to anyone who is legally blind at no cost. Everyone is encouraged to share their experiences in a friendly atmosphere. We discuss topics related to sight loss: low vision aids, independent living skills, assistive technology tools including smartphones, tablets, GPS, and more. Earle Baum Center’s mission is to provide hope and opportunities for people with sight loss to improve and enrich their personal, social, and economic lives.
We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Our group starts on August 11, 2020.
Conference call-in number is (707) 243-8068.
Led by Patricia Jefferson.
Please visit for more information.

Virtual Yoga

Join Sophie every Wednesday

It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits.

Wednesdays • 9:30 to 10:30
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00

Register Here: Yoga

Virtual Italian Conversation

Are you mid-level or fluent in Italian?

Practice your Italian conversation skills with Franco Zacchia. In this class, you will learn about different aspects of Italian culture and connect with other Italian language speakers. 
Wednesdays • 10:00 to 11:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Italian Conversation

Let's Talk with Susan Holzer

Want to listen to others’ stories and perspectives?

Want to share your experiences with others?

Feeling isolated?
Let’s Talk is an opportunity for seniors to get together either by video chat or by phone. We are all in this together!
Thursdays • 11:00 to 12:00
Register Here: Let's Talk

Bird Watching

Birding is a wonderful, healthy, and easy activity, especially during the Pandemic!
This class combines the academics of birdwatching (ornithology) with the pleasure of field experiences.
Requirements: Wear a mask (required), comfortable shoes, and bring a snack and water. We plan to do some walking and light hiking – while social distancing. 
You must register for class online! No yellow tickets.
Wear a mask (required), comfortable shoes, and bring a snack and water.
We plan to do some walking and light hiking – while social distancing. 
Meet at the Vintage House Parking Lot
Fridays • 8:00 to 11:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Bird Watching

SRJC Older Adult Classes

Fall 2020 Class Registration is Open

The Santa Rosa Junior College would like to take a moment to thank you for your wonderful support during the transition to online learning. The summer online classes have been successful and tremendously popular. The SRJC is excited to be moving forward with online classes for the Fall 2020 Semester.
Register Here: SRJC Older Adult Classes

Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss?

Council on Aging is here to help.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Council on Aging Adult Day Respite Program continues to support persons living with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants enjoy social, cognitive, and physical activities to enhance the quality of life from the comfort of their homes.

• Zoom Group Socials
• Check-in Phone Calls
• 1 on 1 Physically Distant Visits
• Delivered Activity Supplies
• Virtual Caregiving Support Groups

• Support with Socialization
• Improved Mood
• Reduced Isolation and Loneliness
• Increased Mind and Body Activity
To Learn More
About Enrollment, Contact
707-525-0143 x103

Vintage House Food Assistance

Vintage House is distributing meals curbside.
Supper's On!  is Wednesdays.
Soup's On! is Fridays.

Please have your mask on when you arrive.
Your mask protects us, and our masks protect you. Thank you!
We can deliver Senior meals, please call (707) 996-0311 for information.

Wednesdays and Fridays • 11:00 

Vintage House Care Calls

Feeling lonely or anxious during the Coronavirus outbreak?

Vintage House invites you to sign up to receive a daily call from a friendly, trained volunteer at a time of day that works best for you.  What would you love to talk about?  What you are interested in?  A community volunteer will be a cheery voice that you can check in with, who will also have some topics to discuss and may be able to connect you to additional services and resources.

Please contact Vintage House to sign up or to volunteer: 707.996.0311 or email

Vintage House Delivers

Vintage House Delivers is here to help those who are in need of a volunteer to do their grocery shopping, pick up a prescription or other non-food essentials.

To request a delivery or sign up as a volunteer shopper, please click here or call us at 707.996.0311. 
Click Here: Delivery Request
Click Here: Volunteer

Support Vintage House 

Your Amazon purchases can result in money for our programs and services.  Log in to every time you shop Amazon and designate Vintage House as your charity of choice.  Thank you for your support!
Click Here: Amazon Smile

Vintage House Cares. We're Here to Help

During this time of crisis please consider a tax-deductible donation to support all that Vintage House is doing to address the needs of seniors in our community.
We need each other now more than ever before.
Thank You. 

Click here to Donate Now
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