Readers’ Corner: April 7, 2010 |

Readers’ Corner: April 7, 2010

Congratulations to Lorna and Sonja:

Lorna Wood and Sonja C. Marby are this year’s recipients of the Women’s Opportunity Awards, offered by the enterprising women business leaders at Soroptimist International.

Betty Stiving, of the Grass Valley club, and Jacque Brown, of the Nevada City group, made the presentations at their recent awards luncheon.

Lorna and Sonja will go on to the regional level for competition.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards is Soroptimists’ major project. Through the program, clubs assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.

Over the years, many of the women Soroptimists has helped attain a higher education also have worked to overcome poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse.

If you want to keep driving as long as you can, then don’t miss “The Road to Driving Wellness.”

This interactive workshop features classroom activities, light exercise, and tips on how to fit more comfortably in your car. You will also get to test physical and mental skills that affect your ability to drive safely.

If you are thinking about taking the AARP Mature Driver class, think about taking this workshop first, as the two courses complement each other.

It’s from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the High Noon Cafe at Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley. To RSVP, call the HelpLine at (530) 273-2273.

Seniors can get legal information, advice, help completing legal forms and documents, and some limited types of legal representation through Legal Services of Northern California.

Folks 60 and older can contact the office by calling (530) 470-8562 to make an appointment. It’s at 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 106-D, in Nevada City – but please don’t go without making an appointment first.

The program is funded through a grant from the California Department of Aging and the Area 4 Agency on Aging.

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