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Seniors Returning To Restaurants Inside and Out

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accinated and raring to return to life, a tsunami of seniors are dining out — and in — at restaurants throughout Sonoma County.

“I am finding a lot of excitement from our regulars who feel a sense of relief from being vaccinated,” said Sarah Piccolo of Fork restaurant in Sebastopol.

After more than a year of takeout and limited outdoor dining, the county lifted its most restrictive regulations in mid-March, allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. That, along with a drop in Covid cases and increasingly mild weather, has seniors cautiously venturing out.

“They are sitting on the patio, excited to be back in our seats! Some of them have either done takeout or just cooked since March. It feels great to have them back,” Piccolo said.

With more than 82 percent of the over 65 age group vaccinated in Sonoma County, according to the California Immunization Registry, and a long year of missing family, friends and favorite restaurants, elders are ready to get out.

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Get Your Gobble on! Council on Aging Providing meals to Seniors 60+

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​The Council on Aging provides Meals on Wheels to all of Sonoma County (with the exception of the Petaluma and Penngrove areas). Please contact Petaluma Peoples Services Center for these areas at 707-765-8490.

We serve Sonoma County areas. Please Contact Us for more information.

Since 1977, Council on Aging has operated the largest meal program for seniors in Sonoma County.

About our Program

The Council on Aging Senior Nutrition Services provides over 285,000 meals annually to seniors in need in the following five programs: Meals on Wheels, Congregate Dining, Senior Social Club/Adult Day Respite Program, and Weekend Meals. These meals reach our most vulnerable, food insecure seniors. The meals provide one third of the recommended dietary requirements for seniors. For many clients, it is their only meal of the day.

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Frail seniors rescued from Oakmont senior community near Kenwood

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With flames lighting up the surrounding hills, a stream of elderly residents from the Oakmont retirement community shuffled out of the facility early Monday morning, many clutching walkers or canes, or pushed in wheelchairs. Buses lined up to take them out of the neighborhood as the fires raging in Wine Country prompted a mandatory evacuation.

Oakmont’s 4,500 residents were forced to flee with surrounding areas along Highway 12, the main road linking the city to the Sonoma Valley.

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