Friday, February 14, 2020

Last week we talked about heart health for women and the workshop taking place on February 18.  What we didn’t mention is that the very next day, there will be a workshop that will prepare seniors to re-enter the workforce. What do the two have to do with each other?

Stress impacts heart health. While you can cultivate tools to manage stress, there are often functional things that need to change as well. Financial insecurity, loneliness, and feeling irrelevant are proven stressors. Many seniors are finding that re-entering the workforce alleviates stress in at least one of those three areas.

Who is re-entering the workforce? Someone who retired early and now finds they don’t have enough money to be comfortable. Or the senior who retired, their spouse dies, and they now feel isolated and lonely, and they like the social interaction a job provides. Or, and there are many of you out there, you retire only to find that after a bit of time passes, you want “more” in your life, and volunteering alone is not the answer for you.

If you want to know more about the impacts of seniors entering the workforce or statistics, check out, "The US economy needs seniors to work longer.”  If you want to dust off our resume writing and interviewing skills, and re-enter the workforce, come to Vintage House on February 19 at 1:00 pm.  It could be good for your heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

Re-entering the Workforce

A Guide to a Successful Job Search for Older Workers

Do you need additional or extra income? Want to get out of the house more? Would you like more "play money"?

Join BOLT Staffing at Vintage House and learn from BOLT Staffing about how to start your job search, pointers to create and update your resume, and information on what kind of jobs are out there. 
Wednesday, February 19 • 1:00 to 2:30
Register Here: Re-entering the Workforce
Program made possible from funding by:
Vintage House will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of President's Day.
We will resume business hours on Tuesday, February 18.
Join the FREE discussion
facilitated by Susan Holzer

The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion

Friday, February 14 • 1:00 to 2:00

Every one of us understands what it means to judge others versus accepting them for who they are. Yet, few of us can relate this to how we view ourselves. Kristin Neff points out from her research that there is a glaring difference between how self-esteem and self-compassion influence our happiness, life satisfaction, and connectedness.

No fee or registration required
...only your presence.

Women's Heart Health 

and Cardiovascular Disease 

New Strategies for Prevention and Treatment 
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. Cardiologist and Heart Disease Specialist Anita Szady, MD, will review the risk factors that can be managed, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and discuss new therapies and noninvasive approaches. There will be ample time for questions and answers. 
Anita Szady, MD FACC, Cardiologist, has specialized training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Prior to coming to the Bay Area, she was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida where she also served as the medical director of the cardio-oncology program. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the publication Cardiology Today and is part of MarinHealth Cardiovascular Medicine: A UCSF Health Clinic.
Tuesday, February 18 • 1:00 to 2:30

Difficult Dogs 

with Dog Trainer Gardner Smith

Handling all dogs especially the difficult dog can make a real difference in keeping you as well as the people around you safe. Gardner will demonstrate the use of his favorite tools for handling difficult dogs in a variety of situations safely.

Gardner will talk about what makes a dog difficult, how to recognize a difficult dog, and how to manage difficult dogs.

Wednesday, February 19 • 10:00 to 12:00

Register Here: Difficult Dogs

Introduction to iPhone

with Skye Hallberg

Built to help people that are new to the iPhone, or want help getting started or need a quick refresher. Covers key iPhone functions, concentrating on what all those buttons and apps and things do. Fun and easy, designed for people who were not born with a keyboard in their hands.
Wednesday, February 19 • 1:00 to 3:00
$20.00 Member / $35.00 Non-member
Register Here: Introduction to iPhone

Supper's On!

Don't know what to make for dinner, come join us for Supper's On!

Bring a bottle of wine ... we don't charge corkage. 

Budha's Delight, Shrimp Shu Mai, Fried Rice, Pork Potstickers, and Egg Roll
Community Welcome
Wednesday, February 19 • 4:00 to 5:30
$5.00 per Meal

Sonoma Rwanda Connection

You’re invited to learn about the special humanitarian connection between Sonoma and Rwanda, a tiny African country still recovering from the effects of a brutal genocide that killed 800,000 men, women, and children 25 years ago. Local resident Lynne Joiner, an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author was one of a dozen Sonoma residents who traveled to Rwanda to see the progress and present slides of their trip.
The goodwill mission was organized by Rwandan-born Sonoma philanthropist Anna Bimenyimana, the owner of Bon Marche Thrift Shop, and Cathy Webber of the local End World Hunger Foundation. 

The program will include a slide presentation, plus Q &A with Bimenyimana, Webber, and Joiner who will share information about other “local-global” connections –and how Sonoma residents can get involved.
Wednesday, February 19 • 5:30 to 7:30
Register Here: Sonoma Rwanda Connection

Transportation Forum

How easily can older adults and residents with disabilities get around in Sonoma County? How often do they forgo important trips because they lack transportation? What are the local transportation challenges, successes, and gaps in services?

Vintage House is hosting a transportation forum that will discuss how to improve County transportation. Join us to make your voice heard in planning for a transportation system that meets your needs. 
Friday, February 21 • 10:00 to 12:00
To Register please call (707) 565-5903 or email

Meal Planning Options with Diabetes

Are you curious about the different diets that are out there? 

Learn about the different meal planning methods for people with diabetes and decide which is best for you.

Presented by Joyce Giammattei, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Thursday, February 27 • 12:15 to 1:15
Register Here: Diabetes Meal Planning

Leashes 101

with Dog Trainer Gardner Smith

This is a presentation on the variety of leashes that Gardner uses. Different dogs and situations require different type of leashes. Whether you have on personal dog, work in a vet clinic/shelter, or volunteer at a local rescue organization different leashes are going to help you with your relationships with dogs.

There is a lot of communication that is transmitted through the leash. Gardner’s talk will help translate those messages.
Friday, February 28 • 11:00 to 12:30
Register Here: Leashes 101

Jazz at the House

Paula West

Paula West, an artist JazzTimes calls “the finest jazz-cabaret singer around” presents a timely exploration of the political moods of America through the years, focusing on the songs of Simon and Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Woody Guthrie.
"Paula West is, quite simply, the finest jazz-cabaret singer around. All of her albums deserve pride of place in any discerning listener's library." JazzTimes

Paula West is an American jazz and cabaret singer known for her rich, powerful contralto voice and for her sensitive interpretations of an extraordinarily eclectic selection of songs ranging far beyond jazz standards and cabaret chestnuts.

Sunday, March 1 
Concert at 4:00
$35.00 Member / $50.00 Non-memebr
Register Here: Jazz at the House Presents Paula West

Financial Planning

New Offering at Vintage House

Have financial questions troubling you?

A good financial planner can guide one to a successful retirement, providing all of the requirements to sustain a period of time in life meant to be free of financial problems. Once in retirement, a retiree faces numerous questions such as: Should we sell our home or take a reverse mortgage? Are my investments proper for my age? How do I best plan taxes? Should I keep my old insurance policies? What files and receipts do I need to keep? What insurance policies do I need: Life insurance ... Long Term Care? How do I best leave my assets at death? 

Byron Nichols is an early pioneer in financial planning received his Certified Finacial Planner (CFP) designation in 1978. He spent the next thirty years working in the field, retiring in 2009. 

Byron will be at Vintage House Mondays to discuss personal financial questions, not try to sell or direct you to any product or service, just advice. Call or stop by the Front Desk to make your 30-minute appointment, (707) 996-0311.

Mondays •  Appointments start at 2:00
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