A Golden day for Rona Barrett

  A Golden day for Rona Barrett Ribbon cutting at Golden Inn & Village opens doors to seniors, families Len Wood, Staff Rona Barrett speaks as Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Congresswoman Lois Capps, from left, listen … [Read more...]

Rona Barrett, others celebrate Golden Day

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And the winner is … our senior loved ones

Past Oscar acceptance speeches keep rattling around in my head. Remember Will Ferrell, when the music awkwardly interrupted his fellow presenter Jack Black's speech and he said to Black, "See? You're boring!" I can certainly relate to Sandra Bullock's, "Did I really earn this, or did I just … [Read more...]

Santa Maria Times: Rona Barrett shines at glamorous Golden Inn & Village benefit

The main hall in the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building never looked so glamorous as on Saturday when it was taken over for a fundraiser for the Rona Barrett Foundation Golden Inn & Village (GIV). The celebration doubled as Barrett's 80th birthday party. More than 16 years in the works, GIV … [Read more...]

Rona Barrett Foundation Welcomes Roger Battistone as New Board Member

Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., September 9, 2016– The Rona Barrett Foundation is pleased to welcome Roger Battistone as a new board member. Battistone brings to the Foundation extensive experience in national entrepreneurship, business leadership, operations and growth, philanthropy and a deep … [Read more...]

Noozhawk: Rona Barrett Foundation Welcomes Roger Battistone as New Board Member

The Rona Barrett Foundation is pleased to welcome Roger Battistone as a new board member. Battistone brings to the Foundation extensive experience in national entrepreneurship, business leadership, operations and growth, philanthropy and a deep connection with Santa Barbara County. For … [Read more...]

Something to sink our teeth into

I know of too many struggling seniors whose dental care plans have been reduced to: “I guess I’ll have to chew on the other side for a while.” We are shocked to hear 36 million Americans live without health insurance. But how many of us know that three times that number lack dental … [Read more...]

HOPE for 21st Century’s Great Depression

Most of us don't realize it but we 21st Centurions are in the midst of another great depression. I’m talking about the widespread and insidious depression suffered by the unpaid, untrained and under-equipped caregivers fighting the good fight against the unchecked Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

This topic could be hazardous to your health

Rubbing your feet with a dead mouse.  Brushing your teeth with your dog’s earwax.  Shampooing with pig bile.  Noshing on Sea Slug sushi. Just the thought of all this grossness is enough to keep us awake at night.  But, I kid you not, at some point all of them were considered 100% reliable … [Read more...]

Santa Ynez Valley Star: Project Nears Completion

The Golden Inn & Village, a new senior-citizen residential complex on Highway 246 at Refugio Road in Santa Ynez, is coming down the home stretch after 16 years. … [Read more...]