Friday, February 7, 2020

Music soothes, and facts empower. 
How many songs can you think of that have “heart” in its title?
Your Cheatin’ Heart (Patsy Cline), Take These Chains From My Heart (Ray Charles), Shape Of My Heart (Sting), Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon), Open Your Heart (Madonna), Heart Of Stone (Cher), Un-Break My Heart (Toni Braxton), and Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus) to list a few.
How many facts can you name about women and heart disease?
For every song about a woman’s broken heart, there are a lot of facts about women and heart disease that are important to know. For women and those that love, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. (WebMD)
  • A higher percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men. (WebMD)
  • The death rate of African-American women due to cardiovascular disease is more elevated than white women. (WebMD)
  • Women experience different heart attack symptoms than men. (Health24)
  • Heart disease affects women of all ages (GoRed For Women – American Heart Association)

Want to learn more? Vintage House and Sonoma Valley Hospital are hosting a talk about Women’s Heart Health that will be given by Cardiologist and heart disease specialist, Anita Szady, MD. We plan to make this a festive heartwarming event (pun intended). Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. There will even be a special musical performance given by Priscilla Essert, which will kick-off the conversation.
See you there – 
Celia Kruse de la Rosa, Board Member of Vintage House

Rotary Sonoma Sunrise


Do you have a small project and need a helping hand? Rotary Sonoma Sunrise is your blessing for household projects. Yard maintenance, painting a fence, repairing a door, moving heavy boxes, setting up a new TV, help grocery shopping? Consider the kindness of Rotary as your answer. 

Please contact Susan Holzer, Community Resource Coordinator, by email or by phone (707) 996-0311.
Vintage House will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of President's Day.
We will resume business hours on Tuesday, February 18.

Shared Housing Presentation

Come to Vintage House to learn about a unique way to age in place through shared housing. Executive Director, Amy Appleton, of SHARE Sonoma County (Shared Housing and Resource Exchange) and Vintage House’s Resource Coordinator, Susan Holzer will walk participants through the ins and outs of SHARE.
Friday, February 7 • 1:00 to 2:00
FREE Community Event
Register Here: Shared Housing Presentation

Clear Your Clutter, Shift Your Life

In this fun and informative class, Kari Wishingrad, a Professional Organizer since 1995, offers tools, techniques, and ideas to jump-start you to get your home/office/personal space in order so that you may be more productive, feel at peace and feel more relaxed in your home.
Monday, February 10  10:30 to 12:00
$10.00 Member / $20.00 Non-member
Register Here: Clear Your Clutter Shift Your Life

How to Manage Contact with Dogs

with Dog Trainer Gardner Smith

Whether you like dogs or not, there might be times that you find yourself when you don’t want to “meet” a dog. During this presentation, Gardner will talk about and demonstrate strategies and techniques to help you get through these times. How to use the “tools” that you have to discourage a dog from bothering you.
Wednesday, February 12  10:00 to 12:00
Register Here: How to Manage Contact with Dogs


Master Siri and More

How to TALK to your iPhone and/or iPad

Is typing into your device a hassle? Learn how to use your VOICE to talk to your iPhone or iPad. The class covers simple ways to make Siri understand you and over 30 ways to make Siri useful in your everyday life. Fun and easy to follow, learn the modern way to control your phone.
Wednesday, February 12 1:00 to 3:00
$20.00 Member / $35.00 Non-member
Register Here: iPhone Master Siri and More

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. 

Chili, Corn Bread, and Salad
Community Welcome

Wednesday, February 12 • 4:00 to 5:30
$5.00 per Meal

Ice Cream Social

Join us for an Ice Cream Social!
Marcie and Robin will be serving ice cream for all, with an assortment of toppings. 

Wednesday, February 12 • 4:30 to 5:30

Thank you Whole Foods for the generous donation.

Community Drumming Circle

Building Wellness and Community Through Music

Do you wish you could experience more of those joyful, stress-releasing, feel-good moments of flowing along with the music? Perhaps you wish you had learned to play a musical instrument but never did? 

Drumming is an activity anyone can do and enjoy listening to — no musical experience is required, and you don’t even need a drum to do it! AND, it’s been known since ancient times that drumming heals and harmonizes the body, mind, and spirit. Drumming can decrease stress, induce deep relaxation, help you release negative feelings, ground you in the moment, and boost your immunity.

The class will introduce and explore basic rhythms and drum techniques to beginners and the experienced to foster an enduring sense of community through creative musical expression. Instruments will be supplied, but bring your own hand drum if you can. 

Wednesday, February 12  6:00 to 7:00
$25.00 Member / $40.00 Non-member
Register Here: Community Drumming Circle
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
Register Here: Women's Heart Health

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

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

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

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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