We could not provide the resources we do without the help of our friends and sponsors! Each Spring we host an annual fundraiser for YHAA. On this page you will find information on this years fundraiser, along with photos and sponsor recognition from the most recent annual fundraiser.
2020 ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER
Celebrating 10 Years of Healthy Aging
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS!
First Northern Bank
Gloria Partida, Davis Mayor
Supervisor Don Saylor
Winters Healthcare Foundation
Woodland Cannabis Collection
Nancy Pennebaker, YHAA board member
Dawn Myers, YHAA board member
Denise Peach, YHAA board member
Ramon Altamarino, YHAA board member
Jon Sugarman, YHAA board member
Patti Huston, YHAA board member
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Carlton Senior Living
cONGRATULATIONS TO YHAA'S 2020
RANCHO YOLO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
(From left to right) Marcia Freedman, Elizabeth Lasensky, John Burmester, Mary Therese Schweickert, Alan Nitta, Nancy Redpath
The Rancho Yolo Community Association (RYCA) is a non-profit, volunteer-run, organization composed of residents of Rancho Yolo Senior Community in Davis, CA. RYCA represents more than 250 households. With over 350 residents aged 55 years and older, we are one of the largest senior communities in Davis. Membership in RYCA is free to residents. Our Board of Directors consists of 9 representatives who are elected at our annual meeting. We also have quarterly meetings to inform and update our members on important issues and topics, as well as to solicit their approval for certain association actions.
The Association was created:
To provide a constructive and effective influence in Park matters affecting the welfare, security, and peace of mind of all homeowners;
To help promote a safe and enjoyable living environment, including social and recreational activities within the Park;
To promote a cooperative interface between Park owners, management, and homeowners.
To serve as a liaison between the RYCA, governmental agencies and other organizations on matters of interest to residents of the Park; and
To position the residents of Rancho Yolo Senior Community for possible purchase of the Park, should the opportunity arise.
RYCA promotes programs to address the need of seniors for meaningful socialization. At the same time, our philosophy is to encourage a neighbor-to-neighbor approach. The concerns of seniors can easily intensify to harmful levels without intervention, advice and even a hand to hold or a shoulder to cry on.
Leader in Dementia Care
Cindi has been a leader in the field of dementia care for over 30 years. In 1986, she opened one of the first dementia specific residential care facilities (RCFE) in the State. The facility, known as the Memory House, was located by a park in a lovely Davis community started as a 6 bed home and eventually became a 12 bed. Cindi’s trailblazing continued into her career. In the 1990’s, she became involved in community advocacy by joining the Yolo County Integrated Long Term Care Task Force and the County Commission on Aging.
During the past 20 years:
She has served 10 years on the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center Board of Directors
Volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association and has been on the planning committee for four Walks to End Alzheimer’s.
She organized a community-wide Fall Prevention Workshop (2016, 2017)
She introduced Brain Boosters via Dignity Health funding to the Yolo County and provided multiple workshops on brain fitness
Served on the board of Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (2017-2019)
She has continued to apply her knowledge and expertise in dementia care throughout her career including serving as Divisional Director for Atria Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living and currently the Manager of Community Outreach for ApexCare.
In 2018, Representative John Garamendi named her California’s Third District Woman of the Year Award for her inspirational contributions to aging and volunteerism.
Additional experiences in include Divisional Director for Atria Senior Living, ∙
Since 1992 she devotes her personal time to a ministry at local migrant camps.
Cindi’s devotion to aging, dementia and caregiving is an inspiration to us all, and her contributions have helped to shape our community.
Advocate for Older Adults
A poised professional, Wally Pearce is adept in regulatory law with over forty years of proven experience in management, construction, production, programs, contract and project management.
Post-retirement, he has been a robust advocate for our older adult community while working in 9-California counties. Here is a list of some of his accomplishments for older adults:
Founded and cofounded several successful older-adult 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s, i.e. Winters Elder Day Council and Winters Senior Foundation.
Yolo County Board of Supervisor appointee to serve a 4-year term as a Commissioner for the Aging and Older Adult Services Commission.
Solano County Board of Supervisors 2-year term appointee to serve for the Solano County Senior Coalition Advisory Board including their Executive Board.
City of Winters appointee to serve a 4-year term, as a commissioner for the City of Winters Aging Commission.
Active member on several Agency on Aging Area 4 Board’s
Active member of Napa/Solano Agency on Aging Area 3 Governing Board
Active member of the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance Advisory Board
Founded Elder Day in the city of Winters, an annual day where those in the Winters community who are 90-years of age or older, are honored for their contributions to their families and community.
Wrote numerous older adult Proclamation’s adopted by the City of Winters City Council.
Wally Pearce is working vigorously on the advancement and realization of the following:
Local transportation systems as well as the necessary transportation segment of the emerging Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved emergency preparedness package,
Relevant wellness program’s in the City of Winters including their prospective inclusion within both Yolo and Solano counties.