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Amy Edgett/Sierra SunDavid Soto, left, Area 4 Agency on Aging senior programmer presents a plaque to Sierra Senior Service Executive Director Sarah Deardoff and Board Member Bob Hartsfield. It is in recognition of the continued and varied services offered as a Truckee "focal point."

TRUCKEE and#8212; David Soto, senior programmer for the Area 4 Agency on Aging presented a plaque to recognize Sierra Senior Services as a Truckee focal point, or location with multiple services for older adults.

and#8220;In a time when there have been many cuts, we like to recognize those services that are available,and#8221; said Soto.

Sierra Senior Services, after a financial struggle, is still serving Meals on Wheels, lunch in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartment Common Dining Room, and is also launching a new transportation service.

and#8220;We are working with the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District to provide monthly medical transportation to Reno,and#8221; said Executive Director of Sierra Senior Services Sarah Deardorff.

Vans will travel once each month for Doctors visits, purchase of medical necessities, whether it be Walgreens, the VA or Lenscrafters. The fee will be $5 per person, and payments need to be made in advance to reserve a slot at 550-5600. The vans have two spots for wheelchairs, and anyone who disabled or 60 years or older may take advantage of this transportation pilot program.

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At the community meeting on June 10, 2009, Chairman of the Board David Kahn made the executive decision to keep the kitchen open for another month extending the service until July 31, 2009. Due to the overwhelming community requests to keep the community dining room open, the board voted to remain and#8220;open indefinitely.and#8221; Hot meals will continue to be served for the community dining room and Meals-on-Wheels; however, there is a still have a huge funding gap and need assistance to fill the shortfall. If anyone wishes to volunteer time, assist with fundraising activities or make a donation please contact Sierra Senior Services at 550-7600 or visit Web site

and#8220;Honey, I’m just getting started,and#8221; quipped Mike Caeser to Tahoe Forest Home Health social worker Ann Ajari, when asked how it feels to be 100 years of age.

Caeser cakewalked through his third party of the day at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room May 18, with much jesting about his very attractive and young assistant.

Mike De Cesare was born in Castile Fontano, Italy on May 18, 1909. His father changed their last name when he immigrated to the United states in 1913.

Caeser immigrated to the U.S. in 1914 with his sister and mother, and worked in shipyards, including a naval shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. He married the love of his life, Harriet in 1936. They moved to Kings Beach in the mid 1950s, and purchased what is now Caeser’s Cottages. His wife ran the motel while he commuted to San Francisco working in a steel mill, until he retired in 1974. They ran the business together until his wife’s death in 1997. Caeser now lived independently in the front office/apartment.

On turning 100 years old? Caeser said, and#8220;I didn’t see this coming, but the first 100 years are the hardest.and#8221; Way to go, Mike!

The community health nurse will be conducting checks the last Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Truckee Donner Senior Dining Room. Stay for lunch! Make a reservation at 550-7600. Lunch $3 to $7.

Through a grant from the Area 4 Agency on Aging, Legal Services in Northern California is providing free legal assistance to Placer, Nevada and Sierra County residents age 60 or older. Call (800) 660-6107 or (530) 823-7560 and speak to a client advocate.

On the first Tuesday of every month. Discussion on the latest trips, programs and special events during lunch at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartment’s dining commons, $3 to $7 donation. Make a reservation for lunch at 550-7600 and join us for what’s up with the Active Adults scheduled through TDRPD and/or Sierra Senior Services. Call Susan Duffey Smith at 582-7766.

A gentle, non-impact series of movements, breathing and meditation developed over many centuries to enhance well-being, strengthen the immune system, improve balance, expand breath and energize. Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Community Center gym. Evening classes Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Call Rolf at 587-2557 for info.

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