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Friday, March 27, 2020

Vintage House Cares. We're Here to Help. 

To say that the last 10 days have been extremely out of the ordinary is putting it mildly. The truth is, they’ve been surreal. Never in our lifetimes have we experienced anything like this. A State mandate to shelter-in-place, no public gatherings, schools across the country with their doors shuttered, the lights on Broadway dimmed indefinitely, and on and on.
 
As each one of us tries on our own to adjust to this “new normal,” the common thread that keeps coming up as we talk with people is connection. When we thought about connection pre-Coronavirus, we would naturally tend to think about our relationships with friends and family, pets, and other loved ones. Now, the theme of connection runs so much deeper, and in ways, we had never thought about before.
 
Before the Coronavirus, most of us took for granted the ease of connection we had to the grocery store or the pharmacy, but for many, this is now a daunting challenge. To address this challenge, just this week we launched Vintage House Delivers, providing free prescription pick-up and grocery shopping and delivery to Sonoma Valley seniors.
 
Before March 17th, it might have never dawned on us that we couldn’t pop across town or hop in the car for a drive to go visit with our children or grandchildren, but now we can’t so we are connecting with them virtually over Zoom, something most users had never even heard of 10 days before. Zoom is a great online tool for virtual gatherings of all kinds including classes, social visits over a cup of coffee, or even to virtually share in an activity together.
 
Next Friday, Vintage House will be offering its first virtual class.  It will be a Ted Talk that you can join on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  The link is https://zoom.us/j/7079960311 and the Meeting ID is 707 996 0311. This will be the first of what we hope will be a long line of virtual classes.  Between now and next Friday, if you what to learn more about Zoom or experiment with a virtual get together with your family or friends, we’ve got you covered. Visit us online at https://vintagehouse.org/zoom-quick-start/ for a complete tutorial on how to get started.
 
During this time of sheltering-in-place, it is natural to feel agitated since we can’t leave our homes and our entire routine has been turned on its head, with no end in sight. So during these trying times, if you need a little something to lift your spirits, you can’t go wrong with the sea otter live cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s almost impossible to watch these adorable creatures, and NOT start smiling! You can check them out 24 hours a day at http://www.ustream.tv/seaotters.
 
During this unusual and difficult time, our wish for all of you is that you stay safe, be healthy, and stay connected—to one another and to us here at “the House.”  While our doors may be closed, we’re still here for you and we’re only a phone call away.

Vintage House Delivers

In response to the CoronaVirus outbreak and state-mandated orders to shelter-in-place, Vintage House has launched a new initiative to address the growing need amongst Sonoma Valley seniors who are unable to leave their homes. 

Vintage House Delivers is here to help Sonoma Valley Seniors that are in need of a volunteer to do your grocery shopping, pick up a prescription or other non-food essentials such as pet food. 

To request a delivery or sign up as a volunteer shopper, please click here or call us at 707.996.0311. 

 
Testimonial:
"VH did a great job, totally pleased, great communication, honestly I don't think there is any way to improve this service, all foods exactly what we requested, everything went perfectly, the shopper was delightful, thank you!"
Click Here to Request Delivery
Click Here to Volunteer Shop

Supper's On

Starting Monday, March 30

Supper's On is now five days a week!
Vintage House will have Free packaged meals available for curbside pickup.
Meals are prepared and donated by Ramekins.

 
Monday through Friday 11:30 - 4:00

Join the Virtual FREE discussion
facilitated by Bruce Janigian



Friday, April 3 • 1:00 to 2:00
Click Here: Zoom TED Talk

Bobbie Jonas

Lessons of Byron Katie

In this second video installment, Bobbie discusses the work of Byron Katie:  Loving What Is. 
Bobbie Jonas
Holistic Practitioner, Relationship Coach
Creator of "Your Magical Mind, Shift Your World"
A Place for Conversations that Matter
You can reach Bobbie at 707-227-6485 or by email to 
bobbiejonas@me.com

Meditation with Katie

In the Redwoods

Come take a journey with Katie in the comfort of your home. 

During this time of uncertainty, it’s comforting to feel the emerging sense of community and interconnectedness. As we help each other through this, we must also take care of our own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Please enjoy!
Click Here: Meditation with Katie

Shelter Sing-A-Long

Every evening at 7:00 pm KSVY 91.3fm will be playing an uplifting popular song, and we encourage you and all of your neighbors to sing along.
To sign up for this daily event click here.

“Let’s have some fun in our sequestered life,” said radio host Rick Wynne in announcing the idea. “Join us in a positive moment for everyone to share. Turn up your radios and enjoy the moment.” 


Here’s how it will work:

 
A bit before 7:00 pm turn on your radio to 91.3fm or click the “Listen Live” button at  www.ksvy.org, or click on the KSVY app on your smartphone or (download it free from the app store), or ask your Alexa or other smart device to “play KSVY”.
 
Then walk out your front door and when the song begins sing along with your neighbors.


Tonight's song at 7:00 pm will be Dancing Queen
Click Here: Dancing Queen Lyrics

Sonoma Valley Hospital 

Onsite COVID-19 Screening

Sonoma Valley Hospital is offering drive-through testing for patients who have been evaluated for COVID-19 by a nurse through the hospital’s hotline at 707.935.5440.  Screening is only for those who receive an appointment based on the nurses’ assessment and referral from the hotline call.

Redwood Food Bank

In response to the COVID-10, the Redwood Food Bank will be at Vintage Hosue twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 8:30 to 10:00.
Redwood Food Bank will distribute food drive-through curbside. 
 
Tuesday, April 7 • 8:30 to 10:00
Tuesday, April 21 • 8:30 to 10:00
Click Here: Redwood Food Bank Info

Pet's Lifeline

Pet's Lifeline is offering FREE pet food every Friday during our Soup's On event and during the Redwood Food Bank food give away event. 
 
Friday, April 3 • 11:30 to 1:00
Tuesday, April 7 • 8:30 to 10:00
Tuesday, April 21 • 8:30 to 10:00

Fresh Produce

Sweet Water Spectrum is donating fresh produce every Friday to Vintage House.
We will be packaging it up with our curbside Soup's On pick up.
Come grab a bowl of warm soup next Friday at 11:30!

Dedicated Senior Shopping Hours

Whole Foods: Seniors only seven days a week from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. 
To learn more about Whole Food's efforts and response to COVID-19 click here.


Sonoma Market: Seniors Only Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 am to 8:00am.


Safeway: Seniors only Tuesdays and Thursdays from opening at 6:00 am to 9:00 am.
Click Here: Safe Grocery Handling Instructions

Learn How to Zoom

Click Here to Learn How

Spring into Membership

If you are not already a Vintage House Member,
now is the perfect time to Join!

Are you one of the 2,000 people who subscribe to our weekly eBlast but haven’t yet become a member of Vintage House?  Maybe you come to a weekly class and didn’t realize that as a member, you could be getting a discount on class fees? Or, perhaps you didn’t know that members get to purchase tickets to our sell-out Jazz at the House concerts before they go on sale to the public, or that members get invited to special member-only events?
 
There are so many perks to membership at Vintage House but most of all, your membership dues provide core vital funding for our programs and services.
 
To encourage you to join the Vintage House community, we are offering a limited time special membership promotion. Starting today and through the end of March, all new members will receive three months free! Instead of your membership renewing after 12 months, your membership will stay active for 15 months! So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to join!  Just visit us online at https://vintagehouse.org/membership/ to sign up today!
  
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Vintage House to Help us Through this Difficult Time.

You may not have known that in addition to membership dues, class and event fees are one of our primary revenue streams. As a result of our compliance with the State recommendations to temporarily cancel our classes and events, Vintage House is bracing for an economic punch.  To help ease the blow, we are asking all of our readers to please consider a tax-deductible donation. Every donation helps, no matter the size. Give today by visiting us online at: https://vintagehouse.org/donation-form/

Stay safe and healthy, and keep in touch.
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Investing in Vintage House benefits us all. We could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement, and enthusiasm of our members, teachers, and community partners. Vintage House is partially funded by
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