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Commission on Aging Event Details

Welcome to the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging blog: it’s our ongoing effort to bring information to help and inform seniors in our county. We actively solicit your comments. You can contact the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging by email:

County Supervisor Evan Royce appeared before the Commission September 12, 2011. He was quite candid, fielding many questions and describing his rookie year as "eye-opening" and a "learning curve experience." Mr. Royce said for all of us, this is an era of "difficult times, especially in dealing with the budget issues and economy." Judy Finley and Luci Tyndall outlined their efforts to help what they termed the "Silent Seniors." Judy and Luci expressed their frustration in what seems to be ever so slow, if any, progress toward mutual goals. Mr. Royce thanked all of the Commission for the information and what he described as efforts "of which he was unaware" and said he was very grateful to know this information now. The Commission thanked Mr. Royce for his time. We all committed ourselves to a continuing effort of an open door policy on communication between the Commission and the Board.

DATE CHANGE: Due to a conflict in dates with the Health Fair, the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging’s Centenarian Awards Ceremony has been changed to October 26th, Senior Center, 11AM-Noon.

"Aging for Dummies" Free Workshops, September 29!

This is a free day of workshops for seniors, family members and caregivers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora. People are invited to attend one or more workshops, no need to spend the day. Each workshop is approximately 75 minutes.

The Workshops are:

  • Seniors At Risk
  • Scams And Other Threats
  • Housing And Caregiving
  • Emergency Preparedness And In-Home Safety
  • Senior Peer Counseling
  • Long-Term Care Insurance And Reverse Mortgages
  • Personal Finances For Seniors
  • Hicap: Health Insurance Counseling And Advocacy Program
  • Tuolumne County Medical Services
  • Transportation Options For Seniors
  • Get Me Involved: Leadership Opportunities For Seniors
  • Community Advocacy Programs
  • Community Activities For Active Seniors

The event is being sponsored by: Tuolumne County Behavioral Health, Black Oak Casino, Seniority Lifecare At Home, The California Wellness Foundation, Cutler-Segerstrom Insurance, Sierra Senior Providers

For more information, contact Carleton Penwell at 532-8583 or

The Waste Management "yard service" option means Cal Sierra handlers retrieve and return the garbage carts so the resident doesn’t have to. The fee is currently in the neighborhood of $11.00. There is a proposed change impacting seniors in the new county contract. UPDATE ON THIS SOON, STAY TUNED! The Commission is gratified to learn that their lobbying efforts in this regard might be fruitful.

The Tuolumne County Commission on Aging’s next GENERAL MEETING date: TUESDAY October 11, 1:30PM at Area 12 Agency on Aging. (Note: This usual Monday meeting was changed to Tuesday due to Columbus Day.) All our meetings are open to the public. Join us!

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