Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Annual Senior Summit returns

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — On Nov. 8, the Lake County Silver Foundation will again host its signature project, the fourth annual Senior Summit.

The all-day conference style event is free to Lake County seniors 60 and over.

The Silver Foundation was formed to support the growing senior population in Lake County and is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors.

The foundation sponsors projects and events benefiting seniors including the Companion Pet Project; holiday gift bags for isolated seniors; a partnership with Sutter Lakeside Emergency and Meals on Wheels; and the Pay Your Pal transportation assist project, a partnership with Lake Links.

Soon the foundation will announce a memorial and bench dedication in honor of Gene Paleno, who was a foundation board member and much beloved local author.

During emergencies, the Foundation also supports seniors with cash and gift cards and recently secured a sizable grant to support the Lucerne Senior Center.

A popular event drawing upward of 200 local seniors is the annual Senior Summit, a one-of-a-kind project that honors the past and continuing contributions of seniors — many who volunteer and give back to their communities long into retirement.

The event on Tuesday, Nov. 8, will be held at the Robinson Rancheria Casino Event Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Inspirational Senior Awards, a Health and Wellness Fair and a complimentary lunch will be served.

The event will be jam packed with important information for seniors touching on subjects like estate planning, advance care directives, protective factors in human trafficking, food insecurity and dietary needs, overmedicating, transportation needs and more.

In addition, there will be many raffles and several workshops to choose from, including watercolor painting by Diane Liebe; “Preserving our Stories” by Laurie Fisher; and “How Lake County was formed through Geology and Politics” by Jim Steele.

“In 2019, when the pandemic hit, we canceled the event,” said Steele, the foundation president. “It would have been our fourth annual summit. Now that there are vaccines and treatments, we have decided to bring back the summit, although as a precaution, proof of vaccination will be required.”

Register online and nominate a senior for one of several inspirational awards by Oct. 24 at www.lakecountysilverfoundation.com. Anyone who needs assistance with registration may call 707-998-1302.

Also, for information about the Health and Wellness Fair, contact Janine Smith-Citron at 707-263-6270, Extension 111.

“We are always looking for volunteers and event sponsors,” said summit organizer, Olga Martin Steele.

To help out or for more information, use the contact form on the website above or call 916-849-8170.

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