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Senior Care Resources

Senior Placement Services offers links to information and resources related to senior health, senior living, and senior housing issues – and other information we hope you and your loved ones will find interesting and useful.

Home Sharing Program

SHARE is a shared housing and resource exchange in Sonoma County for homeowners and renters age 60 or older who would like to share their home or apartment with another in a mutually beneficial living arrangement. For more info click here for a flyer (pdf).

Sonoma County's Winter 2018 Newsletter, with personal stories of Sonoma County residents who have benefitted from the SHARE program: (pdf)

News Articles

Emotional Contagion in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Meaningful Aging
Brain Power, The 90-plus Study
Four Drugs That Cause Most Hospitalizations in Older Adults
Humanistic Approach to Alzheimer’s Care


Downloadable Cognitive Tests

Audio Interviews and Videos

Wendy Mitchell – How I Made My Home Dementia-Friendly

Justice in Aging Video – Four women in California share their stories of slipping into poverty as they reach retirement age:

Meet the Senior Placement Services Team – A 2015 video: Joy Lovinger, Barbara Scharf, and Marian O’Dowd introduce themselves at Sonoma County Section on Aging.

How to Talk to Parents About Assisted Living – A conversation with syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson and editor/writer Carol Bradley Bursack on NPR’s "Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan.


"An Historical Perspective on the Psychology of Aging" by Rabon Delmore Saip, M.A. – from a Powerpoint presentation given at the Counsel on Aging in Santa Rosa on September 12, 2012. Contains copyrighted material.

Book Reviews

How We Age