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COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS

  • Volunteer for an organization whose mission is important to you.

  • Invite an older friend, relative or neighbor to join you in activities and outings.

  • Share opportunities for seniors to join your group/club/team and inform Age Friendly Sonoma County about how group is engaging with older adults. 

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TRANSPORTATION

  • Provide Transportation to an older family member/friend or neighbor.

  • Volunteer to drive for a volunteer transportation service for older adults.

  • Advocate for Age Friendly transportation solutions in your community.

  • Apply to sit on a committee for the Sonoma County Transit Authority. 

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HOUSING OPTIONS

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EMPLOYMENT

  • Keep your clients up to date with what's happening. To make this content your own, just add your images, text and links, or connect to data from your collection.  

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COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS

  • Volunteer for an organization whose mission is important to you.

  • Invite an older friend, relative or neighbor to join you in activities and outings.

  • Share opportunities for seniors to join your group/club/team and inform Age Friendly Sonoma County about how group is engaging with older adults. 

stock-photo-group-of-seniors-making-part

TRANSPORTATION

  • Provide Transportation to an older family member/friend or neighbor.

  • Volunteer to drive for a volunteer transportation service for older adults.

  • Advocate for Age Friendly transportation solutions in your community.

  • Apply to sit on a committee for the Sonoma County Transit Authority. 

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HOUSING OPTIONS

  • Keep your clients up to date with what's happening. To make this content your own, just add your images, text and links, or connect to data from your collection.  

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EMPLOYMENT

  • Keep your clients up to date with what's happening. To make this content your own, just add your images, text and links, or connect to data from your collection.  

stock-photo-group-of-diversity-people-vo

COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS

  • Volunteer for an organization whose mission is important to you.

  • Invite an older friend, relative or neighbor to join you in activities and outings.

  • Share opportunities for seniors to join your group/club/team and inform Age Friendly Sonoma County about how group is engaging with older adults. 

stock-photo-group-of-seniors-making-part

TRANSPORTATION

  • Provide Transportation to an older family member/friend or neighbor.

  • Volunteer to drive for a volunteer transportation service for older adults.

  • Advocate for Age Friendly transportation solutions in your community.

  • Apply to sit on a committee for the Sonoma County Transit Authority. 

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HOUSING OPTIONS

  • If you have a granny unit on your property or an extra bedroom and can afford to do so, rent to an older adult at a lower than market rental rate.

  • Volunteer to support local home modification and improvement programs such as Rebuilding Together – Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, etc.

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EMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL SECURITY

  • Educate children and grandchildren on the importance of saving early for retirement.

  • If you suspect an older adult might be victim of financial abuse, report immediately and anonymously to Adult Protective Services at  800-667-0404.

  • Consider volunteering as strategy to find employment in later years.

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HEALTH & COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

  • Talk about healthcare with your family and how to be engaged with each other’s well-being.

  • Bring a healthy meal to an older family member or friend as a way to catch up and ensure good nutrition.

  • Ensure that family and friends have access to healthcare and community services.

  • Discuss your own healthcare plans with others, complete an advanced healthcare directive and encourage others to do the same.

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OUTDOOR SPACES & BUILDINGS

  • Report any safety concerns including poor lighting, obstructions, cleanliness, noise and odors. 

  • Use separate bike paths when available to help maintain safety of pedestrian walkways.

  • When appropriate, politely ask if you can assist an older person who might need a hand with grocery bags, maneuvering across the roadway, etc.

  • Offer available chairs and sitting areas to those who might need to use it most.

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HEALTHY LIVING

  • Take an older adult (friend, neighbor, relative) for a walk every day.

  • Encourage the older adults in your life to begin some form of exercise.

  • Be a voice in the community and talk about the potential of a longer health span.

  • Create neighborhood gardens and/or share your bounty with older adult neighbors.

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LIFELONG LEARNING

  • Attend classes, learn a new language or musical instrument, read about new areas of interest, and engage in mentally stimulating games and puzzles.

  • Go back to school to complete a degree or certificate in a new area of profession or service.

  • Volunteer to teach a class at a local senior center.

  • Write and share your expertise and experience with others - letters to family and friends, opinion essays to local papers, articles for club and organizational newsletters.

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COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

  • Share information about community events, activities and resources that will be of interest to your older adult friends, family and neighbors.

  • Stay in touch with older adult relatives, friends and neighbors by phone, email and in-person visits.

  • Support family members and friends to be technologically connected with email, internet, cell phone, smart phone and/or tablet, based on their level of interest.