Annual Awareness Events
Vintage House participates in the following annual events:
California Great Shakeout – Earthquake Awareness – October – http://shakeout.org/california/. We participate in the Great Shakeout by simulating an emergency situation.
Fall Prevention & Awareness Month – September – Check out the table in the lobby for great information to help with balance issues. Also see our classes for A Matter of Balance, SRJC Balance Class, Feldenkrais, Yoga and others that can help. Organ Donation Activities – Previous Board President and 2015 City of Sonoma Alcaldessa (Honorary Mayor), Marcie Waldron, is an organ donor recipient and has chosen a project for her year as Alcaldessa. Her project is to increase organ donor registration for the city of Sonoma by 1500 citizens. This would make Sonoma the city with the highest percentage of registered organ donors in the state. Go to www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org for more information.
National Donate Life Month – April – visit http://donatelifecalifornia.org to become an organ donor or for more information. National Donate Life Month features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2016 and throughout the year – http://www.nhdd.org/#welcome we participate in collaboration with Sonoma Valley Hospital, Hospice by the Bay, My Care, My Plan – Speak Up Sonoma County to bring important information on how to make sure your healthcare decisions are made clear to loved ones and the medical community. With the showing of Being Mortal, panel discussions with doctors from Sonoma Valley Hospital and Palliative Care professionals from Hospice by the Bay are held at Vintage House.
National Memory Screening Day – November – http://nationalmemoryscreening.org/
Memory screenings are conducted by local retired health-care workers.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15 – www.SoCoElderProtect.org With a focus on increasing awareness, one purple flag is planted to represent each report of elder abuse in Sonoma Valley.