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2012 DIRECTORY of OLDER ADULT services Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Avenue San Rafael, Ca 94901 whistlestop.org

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Helping You Maintain Your Independence As everyday life becomes more challenging, a little help can go a long way. A sample of our services:

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acacia Society..................................................................21 Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery............................... 5 Aldersley Retirement Community.........................33 At Home Caregivers........................................................ 2 Drake Terrace Retirement Community................. 3 George H. John, Attorney at Law............................................................39 Health Care Connection............................................... 9 Hired Hands......................................................................11 Home Care Assistance.................................................15 Home Helpers.................................................................... 3 In Your Home Care for Life.........................................48 Lifeline................................................................................... 5 Marin Eyes.........................................................................29 Marin Health and Human Services.......................35 Marin Independent Caregivers Network...........31 Marin Realty Group......................................................... 5 Marin Village.....................................................................41 North Bay Elder Care Options.................................... 9 Professional Health Care at Home.........................17 Seniors at Home............................................................33 Silver Rain Estate Transition Services....................21 Sutter Care at Home.....................................................11 The Tamalpais Retirement Community . ............. 7 Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services............ 9 4

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Adult Day Care Programs....................8 Advocacy................................8 Bingo......................................10 Care Management..........10 Companionship................13 Computer Services..........13 Consumer Services.........13 Counseling Services.......14 Crisis Intervention............15 Disabled Adult Services...............................16 Disaster Preparedness...................18 Education.............................18 Elder Abuse.........................19 Employment Opportunities..................20 End of Life............................20 Equipment..........................20 Financial Services.............21 Food and Nutrition.........22 Grief Counseling...............24 Health Care ................24 Alzheimer’s.......................24 Blood Bank.......................25 Cancer................................25 Clinics..................................25 Dental Services..............26 Financial Assistance.....26 Hearing/Audiology......27 Information and Referral..................27

Mental................................27 Organizations.................27 Substance Abuse..........29 Vision Impairment........29 Home Care ....................30 Home CareMedical Alerts..............33 Home Repair......................33 Hospitals...............................33 Housing................................34 Information and Referral......................36 In-Home Services.............37 Insurance Information......................37 Kidney Dialysis...................37 Legal Counseling.............38 Older Adult Organizations.................38 Personal Care.....................41 Pet Care.................................41 Recreation...........................42 Safety and Security.........42 Skilled Nursing Facilities..............................43 Support Groups................43 Transportation...................44 Veteran’s Services.............45 Volunteering......................45 Voter Information............46

Whistlestop Directory Volunteers: Georgia Anker, Janice Lovi, Susan Woodrum Whistlestop Development and Marketing Director: Yvonne Roberts Art Director/Production Manager: Missy Reynolds Graphic Designers: Gwen Aguilar, Michelle Palmer Advertising Director: Linda Black Display Sales: Linda Curry, Helen Hammond, Thomas Morton, Katarina Wierich Traffic Coordinator: Stephenny Godfrey Proofreader: Stephenny Godfrey

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This PHYSICIAN directed Hyperbaric Center was a pleasure to deal with. I looked forward to my treatments. They were very professional, yet very approachable and friendly. —Rhea K., Novato

We are the ONLY Medical-grade and Industry-regulated Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility in Marin

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You can’t know what the future will bring. But you can be prepared for it.

“The moment I saw The Tamalpais, I knew it was the right place for me. I am a person who lives in the moment, so I like knowing I don’t have to spend my time worrying about the future.”

To find out how you can gain the peace of mind shared by T-Y Shen and all our residents, call Nancy Martin at 415.464.1754 and ask about our new contract options.

501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae, CA 94904 Tel: 415.461.2300 | www.thetam.org

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Retired economics professor and avid hiker

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The Tamalpais is an accredited continuing care retirement community. The Tamalpais is a not-for-profit community of Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. License# 210102761 COA# 099

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Adult Day Care Programs Adult Day Health Center - Novato Lifelong Medical Care 1905 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 897-6884 • lifelongmedical.org ADHC - Novato is a licensed health facility that offers an organized day program of therapeutic, social and health activities and services to persons with functional impairments for the purpose of restoring or maintaining optimal capacity for self-care. The program operates Monday-Friday and includes transportation. Senior Access The Wilfred George Adult Day Center 70 Skyview Terr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-2500 • senioraccess.org Offers affordable day programs for older adults with memory loss and/or chronic health conditions. Our licensed center provides a safe and caring environment and respite for caregivers five days a week. Senior Access Dance Palace Community Center 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 491-2500 • senioraccess.org Offers affordable day programs for older adults with memory loss and/or chronic health conditions. Our licensed center provides a safe and caring environment and respite for caregivers five days a week.

Advocacy AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (866) 448-3614 • (888) 687-2277 aarp.org Eleanor Bloch Senior Assembly Member (415) 435-1148 Submits older adult proposals to the California Legislature. Advocates for older adult issues.

Gray Panthers of Marin (415) 453-1550 • graypanthersmarin.org We advocate and endorse positions and actions for peace and social justice, universal health care, electoral reform, nonprivatization of public resources, civil rights, human rights, and civil liberties. HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) 3262 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (800) 434-0222 senioradvocacyservices.org Provides objective information and assistance to people who need help in understanding Medicare, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance, older adult HMO plans, and assistance with Medicare billing and claims. Marin County Commission on Aging 10 North San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-7118 Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 10 North San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-7446 Assists families with placement and serves as an advocate for persons living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Marin County. North Bay Eldercare Options Michele Boudinot, MA, CMC 145 Town Center, Ste 414 Corte Madera, CA 94925 Michele@NorthBayEldercare.com (415) 460-6333 • northbayeldercare.com Owner Michele Boudinot is a credentialed Gerontologist and Certified Care Manager. She has been serving Marin seniors since 1986 and works with a team of top eldercare professionals, including a geriatric nurse practitioner and geriatric social worker to provide personalized care management for North Bay residents. » More ADVOCACY page 10

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The Seniors Coalition 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste 200 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 261-3594 • tsc@senior.org • senior.org Advocacy organization that represents the interests of America’s older adult citizens at both the state and federal levels.

Bingo Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-5072 Bingo Thursdays at 9am. Call for information. Edgewater Seniors Sausalito Parks & Recreation 420 Litho St, Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 289-4152 Edgewater Seniors have a recreational gettogether the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month at 11am. Marin City Senior Sunshine Club Marguerita Johnson Senior Center 640 Drake Ave Marin City, CA 94965 (415) 332-9323 Mill Valley Seniors Club Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-1370 Bingo Tuesdays at 1pm. Novato Big Bucks Bingo Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 Bingo Sundays, doors open at noon and game starts at 1pm. Pt Reyes Bingo Dance Palace Community Center 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-1075 • dancepalace.org Bingo on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:15pm. 10

Salvation Army 351 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-4520 Bingo Thursdays, 2 to 4pm. Call for more information. San Rafael Goldenaires San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3348 Bingo Wednesdays (except the 3rd Wednesday), doors open at 10am and games start at noon. Serves lunch at 11am. Tam Valley Seniors Club Tam Valley Community Center 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-6393, x10 Wednesday 11am serves lunch. Terra Linda Seniors 670 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 485-3344 Bingo Tuesdays at 10am.

Care Management At Home Caregivers 7665 Redwood Blvd #200 Novato, CA 94945 (415) 898-5768 SF/Marin (707) 996-5768 Sonoma/Napa athomecaregivers.com Locally owned and operated full-service employee model agency. This means At Home Caregivers is the employer of record, pays all taxes, insurance and worker’s compensation for our carefully selected and trained compassionate caregivers. Caregivers are triple-screened, experienced, insured, bonded and supervised. Discounts given in long-term cases. Free assessments, care plans, home safety inspections and monthly quality assurance evaluations!

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“Hired Hands is our family safety net.� ~A.N.

•We deliver full-service, non-medical caregiving •Our caregivers are our employees—each is insured and bonded, and has gone through rigorous screening, orientation and training •We handle all employer responsibilities—wages, taxes, and Workers’ Comp •Family-owned and operated since 1994

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Family Caregiver Alliance 180 Montgomery St, Ste 900 San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 434-3388 • (800) 445-8106 caregiver.org Provides support and assistance to families caring for someone with an adult-onset brain impairment and/or older adults (60 and older), regardless of diagnosis. Services include information and referral, care consultation and education. When funding permits, offers legal consultation, short-term counseling, and limited short-term respite assistance to caregivers in need of a break. Hired Hands Homecare 10 Commercial Blvd, Ste 102 Novato, CA 94949 • (415) 884-4343 www.hiredhandshomecare.com A family owned and operated organization dedicated to older adults since 1994. We provide comprehensive caregiving services, enabling our clients to maintain their quality of life, and to live safely in their homes. We handle all employer responsibilities and assistance is available 24/7. Homewell Senior Care 200 Professional Center Dr, Suite 226 Novato, CA 94947 (415) 599-4333 • (707) 931-4280 homewellseniorcare.com/northbay We provide live-in and hourly personal care, companionship and homemaker services for seniors so they may remain in the comfort of their own homes. IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin) 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016,San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1024, x11 • (415) 499-1012 pa-marin.org A Government funded program that pays for caregivers so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our goal by recruiting and training highquality skilled providers whose work is valued and respected for the important social service being performed. 12

Institute on Aging Care Management & Fiduciary Services 1005 A Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-8692 • ioaging.org For over 18 years, the non-profit IOA has provided client centered assistance through its Marin staff, which includes an experienced RN and psychotherapist. We coordinate with doctors, manage medications, supervise caregivers, and support links with family, friends, and recreational activities. We can serve as the client’s Health Care agent and obtain the health care the client wants. Our mission is helping older adults stay at home happily and safely, but we provide help in every phase of moving, should the need arise. Marin Independent Caregivers Network Stevie Alexander, Owner/Care Manager (415) 382-9203 A Caregiving and Care Management Service. Exceptional Caregivers providing personalized elderly, disabled, recovery, and illness care. Caregivers are CA State certified and experienced—screened, bonded, and insured—monitored by Owner/Care Manager. Care Manager available 24/7. No agency fees. National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (520) 881-8008 • caremanager.org Geriatric care management information. Their website has a directory of care managers. North Bay Eldercare Options Michele Boudinot, MA, CMC 145 Town Center, Ste 414 Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 460-6333 • northbayeldercare.com Michele@NorthBayEldercare.com Owner Michele Boudinot is a credentialed Gerontologist and Certified Care Manager. She has been serving Marin seniors since 1986 and works with a team of top eldercare professionals, including a geriatric nurse practitioner and geriatric social worker to provide personalized care management for North Bay residents.


Seniors At Home 600 Fifth Ave San Rafael, CA 94901 • (415) 507-0564 Info@SeniorsAtHome.org SeniorsAtHome.org We work with individuals and their families to solve problems, enhance quality of life, encourage independence, and provide a safe and supportive living environment. Senior care consultations, ongoing care management, and MSSP program are available. Clients have access to our comprehensive range of services, including Home Care and Money Management. West Marin Senior Services 11435 State Hwy 1 P.O. Box 790, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-8148 • wmss.org Provides in-home supportive services to the rural elderly over age 60. Our purpose is to enable older persons to remain independent as long as possible and to live with dignity and self-respect in their own homes.

Companionship Home Helpers 21 Golden Gate Dr, Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 451-0100 • homehelpers.cc Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just for you. The services we provide often grow as our caregivers and seniors become more comfortable with each other. Just a few of the services we may provide include: companionship, bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s office, pick-up prescriptions, errand services…and much more! LITA (Love is the Answer) 4340 Redwood Hwy, F101 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-5482 • (415) 472-4965 litamarin@sbcglobal.net • litamarin.org Provides volunteer adults, youth, children and pets as weekly visitors/friends for lonely and isolated elderly living in long-term care facilities. Volunteers establish ongoing friendships with older adults who have few visitors to none at all. Contact us to get more information about volunteer opportunities.

Computer Services Marin County Library Computer Tutoring (415) 499-6058 • marinlibrary.org Free one-to-one computer tutoring available at most city and county library branches in the county. San Rafael Public Library Computer Tutoring Marilyn Boatright 1100 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3317 Volunteer tutors give free one-on-one instruction in basic use of the internet.

Consumer Services Better Business Bureau (866) 411-2221 • bbbgoldengate.org Receives complaints about local businesses. Consumer Credit Counseling 595 Market St, 15th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 (800) 777-7526 • (415) 777-4030 info@cccssf.org • cccssf.org Non-profit community service to help individuals in financial difficulty. Reverse mortgage counseling. Appointments available. Edward Naegel Hair Cutting 1368 Lincoln Ave, Ste 113, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-0407 • en99zen@yahoo.com “Senior Day” Monday’s only from 10 to 3pm. Hair cuts $12 men & women. Great Parking.   Estate Services 14 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 233-3210 • (415) 927-1670 myestateservices@gmail.com myestateservices.com Since 1997 Estate Services has handled every detail of closing up a home. We take care of everything from the Cat-to-the-Car… Inventorying/ Moving / Shipping / Storing / Selling and much more! We are friendly, honest and safe with strong local references and we are here for you and your family!   » More Consumer Services page 14

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Marin Notary and Loan Signing PO Box 5183, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 827-4201 • notary.dlmarin@att.net Professional, efficient mobile notary signing services in Marin. Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Office 3501 Civic Center Dr, Rm 130 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6495 We provide information on consumer rights and act as mediator between consumers and businesses. Take appropriate prosecutorial action if appropriate. No fees or charges. Your Info Minder Stephanie Leonard PO Box 2613, Sausalito, CA 94966 (415) 331-2131 stephanie@yourinfominder.com yourinfominder.com Providing tools and services that will help you get your paperwork and records organized and your bills paid on time.

Counseling Services ACASA and Senior Peer Counseling Marin County Community Mental Health Services 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1020 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6802 Provides comprehensive assessment, counseling and consultation to people 60 years and older. Older adult Peer Counseling in English and Spanish. Amigos Consejeros a Su Alcanse (A.C.A.S.A.) Apple FamilyWorks 4 Joseph Ct, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-0720 • familyworks.org Non-profit agency that provides sliding-scale services benefiting older adults. Counseling services address life transitions, anxiety and depression, grief, relationship issues, anger, stress and more.

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Catholic Charities of Marin 180 Howard St, Ste 100 San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 972-1200 Top of Form (415) 972-1201 Bottom of Form moreinfo@cccyo.org • community.cccyo.org Psychotherapy counseling. Fees on a sliding scale. Community Healing Centers 14 Commercial Blvd, Ste 101 Novato, CA 94949 (415) 499-1115 apryor@communityhealingcenters.org communityhealingcenters.org Counseling, psychotherapy, stressmanagement, grief and loss counseling. Community Institute for Psychotherapy 1330 Lincoln Ave, Ste 201 San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-5999 • cipmarin.org Provides high-quality psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and families on a sliding scale basis. Our focus includes depression, anxiety, grief counseling and family disputes. Community Violence Solutions 30 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 170 San Rafael, CA 94903 (800) 670-RAPE (7273) (415) 259-2850 Office • (415) 259-2851 admin@cvsolutions.org • cvsolutions.org Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, we are a non-profit agency providing free counseling and advocacy services for past and current victims of sexual trauma including childhood and elder sexual abuse. We have a confidential 24 hour crisis line, support group and self-defense classes available. CorStone 250 Camino Alto, Ste 100A Mill Valley CA 94941 (415) 388-6161 • (415) 388-6165 info@corstone.org • corstone.org Provides non-sectarian spiritual and emotional support for those coping with


illness, aging, care giving, and bereavement. Group support and one-on-one counseling available. Offered free of charge. All inquiries completely confidential. Family Service Agency of Marin 555 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-5700 24-hr Crisis Hotline (415) 499-1100 fsamarin.org Affordable counseling and support services for older adults and family members to help maintain independent living and self-sufficiency, understand personal and relationship conflicts, and promote optimum health and well-being. Hospice By The Bay 17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939 (415) 927-2273 • hospicebythebay.org Compassionate end-of-life and palliative, comfort care for patients of all ages with lifelimiting illnesses, as well as grief and loss counseling and support for all community members. Community education programs also available.

Crisis Intervention Community Violence Solutions 31 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 170 San Rafael, CA 94903 (800) 670-RAPE (7273) (415) 259-2850 Office (415) 259-2851 • admin@cvsolutions.org cvsolutions.org Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, we are a non-profit agency providing free counseling and advocacy services for past and current victims of sexual trauma including childhood and elder sexual abuse. We have a confidential, 24-hour crisis line, support group and selfdefense classes available. Institute on Aging Friendship Line for the Elderly 3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 752-3778 • (800) 971-0016 ioaging.org 24-hour emotional support and telephone

         

 

  

  

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companionship program. Crisis intervention for individuals over the age of 60. Marin County Adult Protective Services 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1002 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-2774 • co.marin.ca.us Takes reports and investigates elder and dependent adult abuse. Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline Family Service Agency of Marin PO Box 4369, San Rafael, CA 94912 (415) 499-1100 24 hrs. • fsamarin.org Crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Hotline available 24 hours a day.

Disabled Adult Services California Department of Rehabilitation 120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 507-1483 • dor.ca.gov The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities. Canine Companions for Independence P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446 1-866-CCI-DOGS (224-3647) • cci.org Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. College of Marin Adaptive P.E. Kentfield Campus 835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 485-9654 Individualized exercise programs including yoga, Tai Chi, aquatics, and aerobics. Requires a physician’s approval.

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College of Marin Disabled Students Program Kentfield Campus 835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 485-9406 Counseling for disabled students. Variety of classes and services that support seniors. Information and referrals for all. Easter Seals of Northern California 20 Pimentel Ct, Ste A-1, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 382-7450 • noca.easterseals.com Small equipment loan program for the disabled. IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin) 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1024, x11 • (415) 499-1012 pa-marin.org A Government funded program that pays for caregivers so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our goal by recruiting and training high-quality skilled providers whose work is valued and respected for the important social service being performed. Library Beyond Walls Marin County Free Library PO Box 1330, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-8818 • marinlibrary.org Volunteers help home-bound Marin residents select library materials at their homes, and then deliver those materials. LightHouse for the Blind - SF 214 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 431-1481 • lighthouse-sf.org Services for the blind and visually impaired, including Adaptations, the LightHouse Store. LightHouse of Marin 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 258-8496 • lighthouse-sf.org Loss of vision due to macular degeneration or other eye conditions requires learning methods for reading, traveling in the community, computer access and completing daily living activities, staff provides


counseling, training and resources for persons with vision loss. Training and support is available in English & Spanish and other languages. Marin Access Operated by Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-0964 • (800) 454-0964 (outside of Marin) whistlestop.org Whistlestop provides door to door personalized transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public transit. An eligibility application to use the service must be approved prior to service. Please call or visit our website for further information.

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MCIL (Marin Center for Independent Living) 710 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 9901 (415) 459-6245 • marincil.org One-stop resource center for older adults and people with disabilities. Benefits counseling (SSI, SSDI), personal assistant registry, home modifications, support groups, assistive technology, disability rights advocacy. No agency fees. North Coast Mobility 400 Tamal Plaza, Ste 417 Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0111 Repair of wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and vehicle lift ramps. Sale of used and new equipment. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 444-8000 • marinjcc.org The Marin JCC offers a full schedule of highly beneficial aquatic and land-based therapeutic exercise programs.

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caregivers. Quality care and helping seniors remain in their homes is our primary mission. Choose flexible hourly or 24-hour live-in care. San Anselmo Library Outreach Program 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (415) 258-4656 Volunteer staff deliver regular and large print books, and audio books on CDs and cassette tapes to San Anselmo residents in retirement homes, convalescent hospitals and private homes. San Rafael Public Library Outreach Program Marilyn Boatright 1100 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3317 Volunteer staff deliver regular and large print books, and audio books on CDs and cassette tapes to San Rafael residents in retirement homes, convalescent hospitals and private homes. Social Security Administration 101 Looten & 3rd Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 772-1213 • (866) 964-5501 ssa.gov Disability insurance (SSDI) available to eligible disabled workers. Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) available to eligible low income disabled persons.

Disaster Preparedness Administration on Aging Emergency Preparedness aoa.gov Their website has a wealth of information. Click on the link to Emergency Preparedness. American Red Cross 712 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 721-2365 • (888) 443-5722 redcrossbayarea.org Assistance to fire and disaster victims in addition to educational programs.

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Get Ready Marin getreadymarin.org “Get Ready” aims to teach residents to take care of themselves at home should disaster strike. Visit their website to find local training in a town close to you. Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services 3501 Civic Center Dr, Rm 266 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-6584 • readymarin.org The OES leads efforts to protect life, property and the environment by developing, coordinating and managing programs that prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural and man-made disasters and emergencies among all the various local jurisdictions. Salvation Army 351 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-4520 The Salvation Army is often among the first on the scene when disaster strikes. Officers are trained to meet all kinds of emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort.

Education AARP Drivers Safety Program Sharon Hunter (415) 256-9865 • aarp.org/drive AARP sponsored first time and refresher courses for drivers 55 and older. Most insurance companies offer discounts to qualified drivers completing the course. Sonoma and Marin Counties. Agesong Senior Discussion Group Program 555 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-5700, x5726 Our discussion groups encourage men and women 65 years of age and older to discover and share their concerns and desires about aging. They are encouraged to search for increased joy and satisfaction in life. The eight-week session provides a safe environment in which participants talk about the issues of aging and how to enrich their later years.


Apple FamilyWorks 4 Joseph Ct, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-0720 • familyworks.org CPR and First Aid classes offered. Parenting classes offer grandparents effective tools to increase their grandchildren’s cooperation and responsibility. Buck Institute for Age Research 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 (415) 209-2000 • buckinstitute.org Presents community lectures which are open to the public. Topics range from groundbreaking scientific research to social policy and include top speakers from across the country. Call to subscribe to their newsletter. College of Marin Re-Entry Services Kentfield Campus & Indian Valley Campus 835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 485-9641 The Reentry Services Program assists adults 25 years and older who are entering college after a break in their education. Academic, personal, and career counseling is available. Staff provides information and referral for campus and community services pertinent to the needs of reentry people. Emeritus College - College of Marin Kentfield Campus & Indian Valley Campus (415) 485-9368 marin.edu./communityeducation Courses in the arts, computers, exercise, writing, hiking, the out of doors, and many more. Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 Provides social, educational, enrichment and fitness programs for adults of all ages. Classes include strength training, computers, dance, language, cooking, piano and more. We also offer informational workshops and special events.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Dominican University of California 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 458-3763 • dominican.edu/osher OLLI at Dominican is a membership driven community of adult learners. Anyone 50 years of age or older may join OLLI. There are three levels of membership. Tamalpais Union High School District Adult & Community Education (415) 945-3730 • marinlearn.com Call or go to their website for information on class descriptions and schedules. Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-9062 • whistlestop.org Whistlestop provides educational classes in computers, language instruction, writing and more.

Elder Abuse Marin Abused Women’s Services 734 A Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 924-6616 Hotline or (415) 457-2464 Ofc. (415) 934-3456 Spanish • maws.org Provides services for battered women. Marin County Adult Protective Services 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1002 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-2775 • co.marin.ca.us Takes reports and investigates elder and dependent adult abuse. Elder Financial Protection Network 550 Montgomery St, Ste 485 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 956-5556 • bewiseonline.org Dedicated to the prevention of elder financial abuse, EFPN offers information and referrals, informational brochures, professional training, community outreach, and speakers’ bureau information.

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Employment Opportunities College of Marin Re-Entry Services Kentfield Campus & Indian Valley Campus 835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 485-9641 The Re-Entry Services Program assists adults 25 years and older who are entering college after a break in their education. Academic, personal, and career counseling is available. Staff provides information and referral for campus and community services pertinent to the needs of reentry people.

END OF LIFE Acacia Cremation and Burial Society (877) 916-4779 • acaciasociety.com For more than 25 years, Acacia Cremation and Burial Society has been providing Northern California Families with affordable Cremation, Burial and Scattering Services. Here to assist you 24 hours a day. Pre-Need Planning Services available. All Services Complete – No Hidden Charges.

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Marin Employment Connection 120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-3300 • marinemployment.org The Marin Employment Connection (MEC) is a partnership of Marin County public and non-profit agencies, businesses and education and training providers coordinated by the Marin Health and Human Services Department and the State Employment Development Department. The members work together to support the employers and job seekers with a variety of services. MEC also can supply auxiliary aides and services for disabled individuals.

Easter Seals of Northern California 20 Pimentel Ct, Ste A-1, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 382-7450 • noca.easterseals.com Small equipment loan program for the disabled.

SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program), Title V National Council on Aging 120 N Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 640-4980 SCSEP is designed to provide useful and meaningful part-time training opportunities. Participants must be Marin County residents, at least 55 years of age and low income.

Home CARES Equipment Recyclers 3100 Kerner Blvd (in the rear) San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 388-8198 • homecares.org Accepts donations of reusable home healthcare equipment as well as disposable medical supplies that are unopened. In return these items are given to individuals, with no charge, who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining them.

YWCA 50Plus Employment Support Program for Women 4380 Redwood Hwy, Ste 1A San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-YWCA (9922) admin@ywcasf-marin.org • ywcasf-marin.org Program for women seeking employment who are over 50 and looking for work. Services are free and include skills identification and development, resume assistance, job search workshops, support groups and job referrals. 20

Hear Now The Starkey Hearing Foundation (800) 648-4327 sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow Hear Now collects hearing aids for recycling purposes. Any make or model, regardless of age, can be donated to the hearing aid recycling program.

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sign, and reconcile bank statements. Check signing services are also available. Marin Housing Authority 4020 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-2550 • marinhousing.org Technical and financial assistance of up to $35,000 for eligible low-income homeowners for repairs. Novato Human Needs Center 1907 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 897-4147 • nhnc.org One time financial assistance is available for older adults or disabled adults. Single adults at risk of being homeless may also be eligible depending upon availability of funds. Families who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless can be provided with a onetime payment of rent or mortgage to prevent a loss of housing. Grants for critical needs such as car repairs, medical bills and special equipment. Silver Rain Estate Transition Services Jane Lott (415) 601-2613 • SilverRainETS.com Senior move coordination, downsizing, estate resolution and trustee/executor assistance. Sonoma Council on Aging 30 Kawana Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 525-0143 • councilonaging.com Case management, conservatorship, daily money management, friendly visitors, information and referral, lawyer referral service, meals on wheels, mediation services, mental health services, older adult day services, older adult dining rooms, older adult helper list older adult legal services, and volunteer services. TEAF Program Temporary Energy Assistance for Families (800) 933-9677 A one-time payment program sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) that helps income-qualified families with a minor in the household, who are unable to pay for their energy needs due to an unplanned hardship. 22

Unemployment Insurance California Employment Development Department (800) 300-5616 • edd.ca.gov Benefits for unemployed workers. Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-6700 English (415) 454-0998 Spanish (415) 454-1552 Vietnamese (415) 456-9062 Farsi whistlestop.org Whistlestop offers free tax assistance by trained professionals. Please call for detailed information and to make an appointment.

Food & Nutrition Canal Alliance 91 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-2640 • canalalliance.org Assistance for Canal Area residents including food distribution, Immigration issues, English as a Second Language Classes, technology training, and family advocacy. Ceres Community Project of Marin PO Box 151049, San Rafael, CA 94901 marin.ceresproject.org Ceres brings local teens into a professional kitchen to learn to prepare nourishing, health-supportive meals that are delivered by volunteers to cancer patients in Marin. They prepare meals two days each week in Whistlestop Jackson Café kitchen. Dance Palace Community Center 503 B St PO Box 217, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-1075 • dancepalace.org Provides nutritious hot meals to persons 60 years and older on Thursdays at 12:30pm. Suggested donation of $2 is highly encouraged. Reservations required.


Food Stamps Marin Co Division of Health & Human Services 120 N Redwood Dr, West Wing San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-3460 • (415) 663-8271 West Marin co.marin.ca.us/depts/HH/main/ss/public.cfm Federal food assistance program available to eligible persons. West Marin residents can apply at the West Marin Center at 100 6th St, Pt. Reyes Station, tel (415) 473 3800. Whistlestop’s Jackson Café 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-9062 • whistlestop.org Whistlestop’s Jackson Café serves fresh, affordable, delicious meals at a reduce rate for older adults. The café is open MondayFriday, 11:30am to 2pm. The café features entrée du jour, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94945 (415) 382-1334 A hot lunch is served Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12pm at the Center.  The food is provided by Good Earth Organic Natural Foods.  Reservations must be made by 4pm the day before you plan on dining.  Call the Good Earth at 415-382-1334 for reservations. Suggested donation is $2 for adults 60+ and $6 for adults under 60.  Monthly menus are available at the Center. Marin Food Bank 75 Digital Dr, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 883-1302 • marinfoodbank.org Disburses supplemental food through throughout Marin County. And through our partnership agencies, “Brown Bag” program for low income older adults. Marin Meals on Wheels One St Vincent Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 507-4300 • (415) 507-0121 services@marinmealsonwheels.org marinmealsonwheels.org Delivers meals to the homes of qualified individuals 60 years and older throughout the county, including West Marin. Suggested donation is $3.50.

Meals of Marin 3095 Kerner Blvd, Ste Q San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-4666 • mealsofmarin.net Delivers free, hot meals to homebound individuals with HIV/AIDS and cancer. Novato Human Needs Center 1907 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 897-4147 • nhnc.org Emergency Food: A three-day emergency food supply is available for low-income people. Referrals to free dining rooms and other food pantries are available. Vouchers for items not stocked (baby food and formula) are available. U.S. Surplus Food: We are the on-going Novato distribution site for surplus food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Low-income residents can receive food once per month. Novato Independent Elders Program 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8296 Novato Home Delivered Grocery Program, Margaret Todd Dining Site. Pickleweed Park Community Center 50 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3077 Serves hot lunches every other Friday at 12pm. San Rafael Community Center 618 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 382-1334 Serves hot lunches Wednesdays (except 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 11am. St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room 820 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-3303 Serves free meals Monday-Sunday. Breakfast served at 7-9am and hot lunch at 11am-1pm. Open to the public. » More FOOD & NUTRITION page 24

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West Marin Community Resource Center 11431 State Hwy 1, Ste 20 P.O. Box 791, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-8148 • wmss.org Emergency food pantry and older adult brown bag program. USDA food, utilities assistance.

Grief Counseling Community Healing Centers 600 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 499-1115 apryor@communityhealingcenters.org communityhealingcenters.org Counseling, psychotherapy, stressmanagement, grief and loss counseling. Community Institute for Psychotherapy 1330 Lincoln Ave, Ste 201 San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-5999 • cipmarin.org Provides high-quality psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and families on a sliding scale basis. Our focus includes depression, anxiety, grief counseling and family disputes. A Program of Family Service Agency of Marin PO Box 4369, San Rafael, CA 94913-4369 (415) 499-1195 (24-hr) Six sessions of grief counseling at a sliding fee scale for Marin County residents who have lost a loved one in the past year.

Health Care Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin 900 Larkspur Landing Cir • Larkspur, CA 94939 (415) 785-8652 • improvehealing.com The ONLY medical grade Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility in Marin. Because we use State of the Art medical grade chambers and hospital standards of care, insurance pays for this life saving, healing therapy. Award winning medical professionals. Sliding scale available. National protocols proven safe and effective. Improve quality of life now.

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In-Home Therapy Services of Marin 195 Nova Albion Way #36 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 722-0177 • (415) 444-0936 inhomemarin@yahoo.com inhometherapyservicesofmarin.com We specialize in physical therapy for older adults to improve mobility, independence and restore quality of life. Improve strength, pain, walking, and balance. We travel to patients’ homes, including retirement communities, independent living and assisted living facilities throughout Marin County. All therapy covered by Medicare Part B and supplemental insurance.

Health Care - Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Association of Marin 4340 Redwood Highway, Ste D314 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-4340 • (800) 272-3900 Provides information and support to families including education programs, support groups, Helpline 24/7, and family consultation services. California Registry (800) 777-7575 Provides information and referrals to older adults on housing options including assisted living, residential care and Alzheimer’s referrals throughout the state. Windchime of Marin 1111 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 482-4100 • (415) 453-2537 fax windchimeofmarin.com Windchime is Marin County’s specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility. The community features an award-winning dining program, landscaped gardens, a dynamic resident-centered activity program and a caring supportive staff.


Health Care - Blood Bank Blood Bank of the Redwoods 2324 Bethards Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 545-1222 • bbr.org BBR is a full-service blood bank center serving North Bay Communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Marin Blood Center 4050 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 507-0730 • (415) 567-6400 San Francisco bloodcenters.org Local donor site for the Blood Centers of the Pacific.

Health Care - Cancer American Cancer Society Look Good Feel Better 750 Lindaro St, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 cancer.org A free service which teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. All services provided by certified and trained cosmetologists. American Cancer Society Man to Man - Prostate Cancer Support Group 750 Lindaro St, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 cancer.org A support group for patients and their partners. Meetings held at Marin General Hospital on Tuesday evenings. American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery 750 Lindaro St, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 cancer.org Information, advice and support for breast cancer patients from diagnosis through recovery. American Cancer Society 750 Lindaro, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 Programs and services for cancer patients

as well as information and referrals to all types of support services for cancer patients, their families and caregivers - all completely free of charge. A call to the toll free number is answered by trained specialists to answer questions about cancer and link callers with resources in their community. Cancer Information Service A Program of the National Cancer Institute (800) 4-CANCER • (800) 422-6237 cancer.gov Provides personal, confidential help. It is the source of the latest, most accurate cancer information for patients, their families, the general public, and health professionals in English and Spanish. Cancer Resource & Recovery Center at the Marin Cancer Institute 1350 S Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7920 http://marincancerinstitute.org/jsp/ PatientCare_SupportHope_CRRC.jsp Located in the atrium of the Marin Cancer Institute, the Center serves as a hub of information and support to cancer patients, their families and friends. Browse the shelves, surf the net, or ask one of the helpful members of the MCI staff for assistance. Marin Cancer Institute A Program of Marin General Hospital 1350 S Eliseo Dr, Ste 100, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7822 A nationally approved center for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Led by specially trained physician experts, we offer state-of-the-art technology and personalized, holistic health care in a comfortable community setting.

Health Care - Clinics Marin Community Clinics - Greenbrae 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 448-1500 • marinclinic.org An independent, non-profit organization providing medical services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal, Medicare and CMSP. » More HEALTH CARE – CLINICS page 26

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Marin Community Clinics - Novato 6100 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 (415) 448-1500 • marinclinic.org An independent, non-profit organization providing medical services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal, Medicare and CMSP. Ritter Center 16 Ritter St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-8182 • rittercenter.org Ritter Center’s medical clinic provides both primary and urgent care to low-income, homeless, and uninsured patients. The clinic also performs adult immunizations and flu shots, testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and TB, and medical exams for the General Assistance and CalWorks programs. As with all Ritter Center services, health care is provided at no cost to clients. Sutter Terra Linda Urgent Care Health Plaza 4000 Civic Center Dr, Ste 206 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-4800 Urgent care clinic for non-life threatening medical conditions such as earaches, cough and sprains. No appointment necessary. Sports physicals. Laboratory and radiology services. Monday-Friday, 11am to 7 pm and Saturday/ Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days. Hearing & Speech Clinic Marin General Hospital 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7220 Services for adults and children with communication disorders. Physician referral and appointment necessary.

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Denti-Cal California Dept. of Health Care Services PO Box 15539, Sacramento, CA 95852-1539 (800) 322-6384 • denti-cal.ca.gov Provides the names of dentists accepting Medi-Cal. Marin Community Clinics - Dental 3110 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 526-8555 An independent, non-profit organization providing dental services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal, Medicare and CMSP. Marin County Dental Services Marin Dept. of Health & Human Services 411 4th St, Ste C, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 473-5450 Provides dental services to low income Medi-Cal eligible Marin residents by appointment only. Marin County Dental Society 165 N Redwood Dr, Ste 170 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-7974 • mcds.org Provides referrals for dental care.

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Medi-Cal Department of Health and Human Services (415) 473-3470 Federal and State-funded medical assistance program which provides benefits to qualifying low-income persons.


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Hearing/Audiology DDTP (Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program) PO Box 30310, Stockton, CA 95213 (800) 806-1191 • ddtp.org The DDTP is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission, providing Californians who are deaf and disabled with specialized telephone equipment and relay services through the California Telephone Access Program and California Relay Service, respectively. Hear Now The Starkey Hearing Foundation (800) 648-4327 sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow Non-profit national organization that provides hearing aids and cochlear implants to older adults with limited financial resources. Hearing & Speech Clinic Marin General Hospital 250 Bon Air Rd • Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7220 Services for adults and children with communication disorders. Physician referral and appointment necessary. The Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California 1234 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 921-7658 • hearingspeech.org Our goals are to ensure that clients have the information, technology, and resources they need available to help them fully participate with friends, coworkers and loved ones. We educate and serve the general public on issues relating to hearing loss and speech.

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Information & Referral Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 99 Montecillo Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 444-2173 • kp.org Health education department.

Marin General Medical Library 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7393 A full-service medical library with reference librarians, medical textbooks, on-line journals and a link to other Bay Area medical libraries. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Health Care - Mental Marin Community Mental Health Services 250 Bon Air Rd, Unit B, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 473-6835 • (415) 473-6666 Crisis Unit Provides psychiatric services for Marin County residents with mental health issues. Crisis unit assist residents in acute crisis. Marin General Hospital Behavioral Health Outpatient Services 250 Bon Air Rd, Unit A, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7679 Older Adult Program. Transitional services for major depression, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, schizophrenia, psychiatric after care and some case management. National Institute of Mental Health (866) 615-6464 • nimh.nih.gov Many publications available on a wide variety of topics related to older adults. Request them on line or over the phone.

Health Care - Organizations American Diabetes Association 492 9th St, Ste 300, Oakland, CA 94600 (888) 342-2383 • diabetes.org Information on diabetes and services for diabetics. American Heart Association 1400 North Dutton Ave, Ste 20 Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (415) 456-9222 • (707) 542-1992 americanheart.org Information and education regarding heart disease and stroke. » More HEALTH CARE – ORGANIZATIONS page 28

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American Lung Association 115 Talbot Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 (800) 586-4872 • lungusa.org Information and education on respiratory disease, clean air advocacy, research, indoor air quality and mold concerns. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (800) 498-2071 • asher.org Information and referral for speech, language and hearing disorders. Amputee Coalition of America (888) 267-5669 • amputee-coalition.org   Arthritis Foundation 657 Mission St, Ste 603 San Francisco, CA 94105 (800) 464-6240 • arthritis.org Services to people with arthritis. Literature on diagnosis and treatment. Referral to programs and specialists. Foundation for Osteoporosis Research & Education 1814 Franklin St, Ste 620 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 832-2663 • fore.org Bone density testing, education and support group. Marin AIDS Project 910 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-2487 • marinaidsproject.org Free, confidential case management and benefits counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Information and referral, education and prevention programs, testing on Tuesday, and counseling services. Mended Hearts (888) 432-7899 • info@mendedhearts.org mendedhearts.org Affiliated with the American Heart Association. Members visit heart patients in local hospitals. Support groups with informative meetings for patients and their families. 28

Mending Hearts San Francisco, CA mendinghearts.org Offers services and resources to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to offer services of visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums. Muscular Dystrophy Association of America (800) 572-1717 • mda.org Support groups and services for persons with MD and their families. National Association for Continence (800) 252-3337 • nafc.org Consumer education and advocacy organization dedicated to bladder and bowel health. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group PO Box 1186 Woodacre, CA 94973 (415) 488-0137 • (415) 381-6550 Meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1pm at The Redwoods in Mill Valley. General meeting, speakers and discussion groups. Prevent Blindness Northern California 1388 Sutter St, Ste 408 San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 567-7500 • (800) 338-3041 eyeinfo.org Provides free vision screening for adults, public information and professional education classes. Sutter VNA & Hospice 4000 Civic Center Dr, Ste 190 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-4600 • svnah.org What you get from CCG is a professional manager who first listens to you, your elder and family, then helps you set reachable goals and then tailors and carries out a plan to realize those goals. At CCG have two goals: Enable our clients to live as independently and enjoyably as possible and to assist the family to balance their caregiving with the other parts of their lives.


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American Lung Association 115 Talbot Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95402 (800) 586-4872 • lungusa.org For help with smoking cessation, call their help line. Bay Area Community Resources 171 Carlos Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 444-5580 • bacr.org BACR provides direct services to individuals and families needing support to overcome barriers to success. The Alcohol and Drug, Tobacco and Mental Health Program delivers prevention and treatment services to youth and adults having a broad spectrum of needs, ranging from the need for basic information to treatment for chronic alcoholism and drug recovery. Marin County Division of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Programs 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1015 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-3030 • co.marin.ca.us/adtp The Division of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Programs works to prevent alcohol and other drug-related problems in Marin’s community. The office works in partnership with other county departments, numerous public and private agencies, and related groups and individuals to provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive countywide prevention, intervention, detoxification, recovery and treatment service delivery system.

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events to blind and visually impaired individuals in Marin. Braille and Talking Books Library California State Library 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 952-5666 Books on tape and in Braille for the blind and physically handicapped. This is a free service. EyeCare America – National Eye Care Project PO Box 429098 San Francisco, CA 94142 (877) 887-6327 • (415) 561-8567 eyecareamerica.org A public service outreach program designed to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group Judith Snyder (415) 388-3241 • chatoyanti@gmail,com The Ida Geary Glaucoma Group is a group that meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Meetings are free and interested persons are welcome. LightHouse of Marin 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 258-8496 • lighthouse-sf.org Vision Rehabilitation Therapists provide instruction in managing medications concurrent health conditions, such as diabetes with vision loss. A Low Vision Clinic in SF, provides assessment of useable vision associated with macular degeneration, glaucoma and other eye conditions, providing education and practical solutions for enhancing vision.

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Marin Eyes 901 E Street • San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-5565 165 Rowland Way, Ste 207 • Novato, CA 94945 (415) 892-5333 marineyes.com Marin Eyes is a comprehensive eye care center that does preventive eye care, examinations, treatment of medical and surgical eye conditions, and they specialize in Cataract, Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) and glaucoma. They have board certified ophthalmologists, anesthesiologists, and optometrists. They also have registered nurses, opticians and ophthalmic and surgical technicians. Prevent Blindness Northern California 1388 Sutter St, Ste 408 San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 567-7500 • (800) 338-3041 eyeinfo.org Provides free vision screening for adults, public information and professional education classes.

Home Care Marin Independent Caregivers Network Stevie Alexander, Owner/Care Manager (415) 382-9203 A Caregiving and Care Management Service. Exceptional Caregivers providing personalized elderly, disabled, recovery, and illness care. Caregivers are CA State certified and experienced—screened, bonded, and insured—monitored by Owner/Care Manager. Care Manager available 24/7. No agency fees. Health Care Connection 1363 Lincoln Ave, Ste 4, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-2256 A home care agency owned and managed by Nancy Mack, RN, PHN. Free RN assessment and supervision. Personal care needs. 24-hr. availability. Bonded, insured, pre-screened.


Hired Hands Homecare 10 Commercial Blvd, Ste 102 Novato, CA 94949 (415) 884-4343 • hiredhandshomecare.com A family owned and operated organization dedicated to older adults since 1994. We provide comprehensive caregiving services, enabling our clients to maintain their quality of life, and to live safely in their homes. We handle all employer responsibilities and assistance is available 24/7. Home Care Assistance (415) 744-4787 • HomeCareAssistance.com Home Care Assistance provides older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers and the responsiveness of our staff. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. Our unique caregiving approach promotes healthy mind, body and spirit.

Home Helpers 21 Golden Gate Dr, Ste A San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 451-0100 • homehelpers.cc Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just for you. The services we provide often grow as our caregivers and seniors become more comfortable with each other. Just a few of the services we may provide include: companionship, bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s office, pick-up prescriptions, errand services‌and much more!   Hospice By The Bay 17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd Larkspur, CA 94939 (415) 927-2273 • hospicebythebay.org Compassionate end-of-life and palliative, comfort care for patients of all ages with lifelimiting illnesses, as well as grief and loss counseling and support for all community members. Community education programs also available.  More Home care page 32

 

  

  

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IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin) 10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1024, x11 • (415) 499-1012 pa-marin.org A Government funded program that pays for caregivers so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our goal by recruiting and training a high-quality skilled providers whose work is valued and respected for the important social service being performed.   In-Home Therapy Services of Marin 195 Nova Albion Way #36 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 722-0177 • (415) 444-0936 inhomemarin@yahoo.com inhometherapyservicesofmarin.com We specialize in physical therapy for older adults to improve mobility, independence and restore quality of life. Improve strength, pain, walking, and balance. We travel to patients’ homes, including retirement communities, independent living and assisted living facilities throughout Marin County. All therapy covered by Medicare Part B and supplemental insurance. In Your Home Care For Life 4040 Civic Center Dr. Ste 200 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 895-5185 • inyourhomecareforlife.com Families, you choose your caregiver you trust and feel comfortable with! We are committed to helping care for and improve the lives of seniors and their families. Our team of professional caregivers provides services to enhance the lives of those in need. We provide personal care assistance, medication reminders, transportation, companionship.  

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MCIL (Marin Center for Independent Living) 710 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 9901 (415) 459-6245 • marincil.org Personal assistant registry of thoroughly screened, experienced personal assistants available at affordable hourly rates to older adults and persons with disabilities. Searchable online database, Quick Match, aids the selection of the right assistant. Home safety assessments by an occupational therapist, home modifications and assistive technology referrals. No agency fees. Professional Healthcare at Home 185 N. Redwood Dr, Ste 150 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-8400 • professionalhc.com Professional Healthcare at Home is a full service agency, serving Bay Area families 20 years. Services include in-home skilled nursing, rehab, and non-medical personal care with highly-trained clinicians and caregivers. Quality care and helping seniors remain in their homes is our primary mission. Choose flexible hourly or 24-hour live-in care. Seniors At Home 600 Fifth Ave • San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 507-0564 Info@SeniorsAtHome.org SeniorsAtHome.org We help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Caregivers are available 4–24 hours a day to assist with personal care, homemaking, and companionship. We employ our caregivers and handle taxes, training, scheduling, and supervision. Caregivers are bonded and insured, and background screenings are performed. Visiting Angels 77 Mark Dr, Ste 12 • San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1200 • jmhomecare.com Helping older adults and surgery patients stay independent at home through caring assistance with all activities of daily life. Licensed, bonded, insured caregivers for hourly or live-in help, or respite for family caregivers.


Home Care – Medical Alerts Lifeline of the North Bay Maria Larsen Petaluma Health Care District (707) 778-7883 • (800) 949-2434 www.phcd.org Lifeline is the original and leading personal response service for over 35 years. It provides 24-hour monitoring, at the push of a button, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our new service option, Lifeline with AutoAlert, likewise provides access to help at the push of a button, but also offers an added layer of protection: It automatically places a call for help if a fall is detected and you are unable to push the button. No long term commitment, no equipment to buy and no hidden costs.

Care. Orthopedic Specialty Program. Marin Cancer Institute. Marin Heart Institute   San Francisco VA Medical Center 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 221-4810 • (877) 487-2838 sanfrancisco.va.gov A patient-centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellent health care, research, and education.

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Housing Aldersly 326 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 453-9271 • aldersly.com Aldersly is a not for profit, independent, Continuing Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living and Assisted Living Apartments as well as a Health and Rehabilitation Center in a garden environment that is conveniently located to many of San Rafael’s amenities. For a tour and information call 800-777-3646. AlmaVia of San Rafael 515 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-1900 • almavia.org AlmaVia of San Rafael, an assisted living community, provides quality older adult housing with support services in an environment that promotes independence and fosters dignity and respect. In addition, BridgeHaven is a separate and unique area for those with memory disorders.   California Registry (800) 777-7575 Provides information and referrals to older adults on housing options including assisted living, residential care and Alzheimer’s referrals throughout the state. Marin Health & Human Services Choices for Living (415) 457-4636 co.marin.ca.us/depts/hh/main/ag/pubs.cfm Comprehensive housing resource guide includes a listing of all older adult housing options, including independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, with a description of their services and fees. Drake Terrace 275 Los Ranchitos Rd • San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-1935 • kiscoseniorliving.com Monthly rentals, independent and assisted living. Many services included. Great location, close to shopping etc. Call us for a tour!  

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EAH, Inc. 2169 E Francisco Blvd, Ste B San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 258-1800 • (415) 453-4927 eahhousing.org Develops and manages apartments for low income persons.   Fair Housing of Marin 615 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-5025 • (415) 457-6382 fhome@fairhousingmarin.com fairhousingmarin.com Fair Housing of Marin provides counseling, investigative services, mediation, and legal or administrative referrals to persons experiencing housing discrimination. Services are offered in both English and Spanish at no charge. Fair Housing of Marin also offers advice and seminars that help providers in the housing industry to fully understand fair housing laws.   Homeward Bound of Marin 1385 N Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 382-3363 • hbofm.org Temporary housing for single adults, elders and the disabled homeless due to some emergency. Limited additional services. Small fees. Emergency nighttime shelter— pre-screening required. Emergency food and case management.   Marin Housing Authority 4020 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 446-7054 • marinhousing.org Administers the county’s public housing which includes apartment complexes for families and those reserved for seniors & disabled. Call the above Waiting List Hotline to hear an outgoing greeting that is updated regularly with open waitlist information and other information for those already on the Section 8 Waiting List. Marin Realty Group Lou LaGatta, Broker/Owner, DRE#01124649 (415) 608-4842 lou@marinrealtygroup.com Joan Parr, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, DRE#01054763 (415) 518-5186 • joanparrrealtor@aol.com Complimentary consultation and property


analysis. Serving Marin clients since 1989. See our advertisement on page five.   Mill Street Center 190 Mill St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-9651 Provides shelter for single adults 18 years of age and up. $3 contribution per person. Requires 24-hour notice. Must be a resident of Marin County. Nazareth House 245 Nova Albion Way San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-8282

The Redwoods 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-2741 • theredwoods.org One of Marin’s most respected older adult living communities. Residents enjoy the benefits of a beautiful location complemented by an engaging and active lifestyle near the heart of Mill Valley. Independent living apartment, assisted living, and skilled nursing.   The Tamalpais 501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 461-2300 • thetam.org Marin’s only accredited Life Care community offers spectacular views of the bay and Mt Tamalpais. Residents enjoy apartment homes with balconies, an indoor pool, fitness and lifelong learning programs. An entrance fee and on-going monthly fees guarantee access to physician services, hospitalization, unlimited assisted living and skilled nursing care—all for no increase in monthly fees.

Rotary Valley Senior Housing 10 Jeannette Prandi Way, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-3029 Rotary Valley Senior Housing is an apartment development for low-income seniors.   Stockstill House 12051 State Hwy 1 » More HOUSING page 36 PO Box 1014, Pt Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-1749 Stockstill house, located in beautiful Point Reyes Station, is a licensed assisted living Division of Aging & facility with room for eight older adults. Division of Aging Adult Services Rooms with country views, compassionate & Adult Services and competent caregivers on duty 24 hours a day. Our residents enjoy living in a family Find the service that’s atmosphere with home cooked meals, Find the service that’s right forCall the right for you. specialized activities, exercises and much you. Call the Marin MarinAdult Adult more. Stockstill house is overseen by an RN Information & Assistance line at& Information Administrator and is owned and operated Assistance Line at by West Marin older adult Services, a well (415) 457-INFO (415) 457-4636 established, non-profit agency that has (415) 457-4636 provided support services for older adults for Also visit the Network of Care for over 30 years. Marin County’s Agencycomprehensive on AlsoAging, visitArea theMarin’s   Aging, providing Network ofresources, Care for Aging, online search took at Tam House information, assistance, and online search tool at marin.networkofcare.org/aging Marin’s comprehensive (415) 457-5633 • tamanager@comcast.net information, tamhouse.org marin.networkofcare.org/aging services for for older persons andservices and for inresources for older adults and Shared living for 21 independent men and formation, services and resources for older adults with disability. people with disability. women 63 years of age and older. Rents adults and people with disability. start at $725. Food package includes two Forinformation moreright information meals per day. Find theforservice that’s for more visit: visit www.co.marin.ca.us/aging   you. Callwww.co.marin.ca.us/aging the Marin Adult Information & Referral line at

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Windchime of Marin 1111 Sir Francis Drake Blvd • Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 482-4100 • (415) 453-2537 fax windchimeofmarin.com Windchime is Marin County’s specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility. The community features an award-winning dining program, landscaped gardens, a dynamic resident-centered activity program and a caring supportive staff.  

Information & Referral

Canal Alliance 91 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-2640 • canalalliance.org Assistance for Canal Area residents including Immigration issues, English as a Second Language Classes, technology training, and family advocacy.   Community Action Marin 29 Mary St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 526-7500 • (415) 457-9677 cam@camarin.org • camarin.org Serving Marin County since 1966, the agency currently operates 15 programs for low income persons covering a variety of needs from childcare and AIDS services to energy assistance, family needs and mental health issues.   Dial 2-1-1 211 211BayArea.org Just dial 2-1-1 anywhere in the Bay Area for every day needs and in times of disaster to access hundreds of community services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained, caring professionals can help you answer questions about services in your community. 2-1-1 phone service is free, confidential and available in over 150 languages. You can also find the help you need by searching our online database at: 211BayArea.org  

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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Vision Loss Resource Center (VLRC) (888) 400-8933 Toll Free The VLRC provides information to persons experiencing vision loss, their family and friends, and professionals in the field. Information is quality, up-to-date, and accessible, answering questions about all aspects of coping and living with vision loss. In addition, the VLRC has a Materials Resource Center which contains a library of FACT sheets and literature addressing questions about vision loss and blindness throughout Northern California.   Marin Adult Information and Referral Division of Aging and Adult Services 10 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 457-4636 Adult and aging information assistance line. Available 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday   Network of Care for Aging Marin County Commission on Aging (415) 457-4636 marin.networkofcare.org/aging Internet-based resource guide for older adults and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.   Ritter Center 16 Ritter St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-8182 • rittercenter.org Ritter Center’s case managers meet one-onone with individuals and families in need of assistance. Case managers evaluate each client’s immediate and long-term needs through an interview assessment process. Together, the client and case manager develop a case plan to help stabilize the client and create a path to increased selfsufficiency.   Sonoma Council on Aging 30 Kawana Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 525-0143 • councilonaging.com Case management, conservatorship, daily money management, friendly visitors, information and referral, lawyer referral service, meals on wheels, mediation services, mental health services, older adult day


services, older adult dining rooms, older adult helper list older adult legal services and volunteer services.   Whistlestop Help Desk 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-6700 English (415) 454-0998 Spanish (415) 454-1552 Vietnamese (415) 456-9062 Farsi whistlestop.org Whistlestop offers general information and referrals on programs and agencies throughout Marin County in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

In-Home Services Home Helpers 21 Golden Gate Dr, Ste A • San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 451-0100 • homehelpers.cc Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just for you. The services we provide often grow as our caregivers and seniors become more comfortable with each other. Just a few of the services we may provide include: companionship, bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s office, pick-up prescriptions, errand services and much more! Homewell Senior Care 200 Professional Center Dr, Ste 226 Novato, CA 94947 (415) 599-4333 • (707) 931-4280 homewellseniorcare.com/northbay We provide live-in and hourly personal care, companionship and homemaker services for seniors so they may remain in the comfort of their own homes. MarinHelpers.com 91 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 721-7777 • staff@marinhelpers.com marinhelpers.com Do you need help around the house with tasks such as cleaning, painting, yard work, carpentry, moving, and more? MarinHelpers. com is a service of Canal Alliance which can connect you with workers who can complete your household project. Contact us today!

San Francisco Theological Seminary 105 Seminary Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (415) 451-2819 We offer postings of jobs from the Marin community to Seminary students and their families. There is no cost for this service. Either call us or send your job listing to BBlank@SFTS.edu. Visiting Angels 77 Mark Dr, Ste 12, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1200 • jmhomecare.com Helping older adults and surgery patients stay independent at home through caring assistance with all activities of daily life. Licensed, bonded, insured caregivers for hourly or live-in help, or respite for family caregivers.  

Insurance Information

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) 3262 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (800) 434-0222 • senioradvocacyservices.org Provides objective information and assistance to people who need help in understanding Medicare, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance, older adult HMO plans, and assistance with Medicare billing and claims.   Medicare (800) 633-4227 Information line for Medicare.

KIDNEY DIALYSIS DaVita - Northgate At Home 650 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael CA 94903 (866) 889-6019 Placement specialist available. Satellite Dialysis - Marin/ Greenbrae 565 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Greenbrae CA 94904 (415) 924-8622  

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Legal Counseling Bay Area Legal Aid 30 N. San Pedro Rd, Ste 250 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-8224 Free legal assistance in English and Spanish. George H. John, Attorney at Law 175 N Redwood Dr, Ste 140 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-5511 • geojohn-law.com Living Trusts, Wills, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, and Elder Law.   Lawyer Referral Service Marin County Bar Association 30 N. San Pedro Rd, Ste 140 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1813 Legal Aid of Marin 30 No. San Pedro Rd, Ste 220 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-0230 Provides free legal advice, and other legal services in noncriminal cases to low income and senior residents of Marin.   Legal Self-Help Services of Marin Supreme Court Marin Civic Center, Rm 244 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 444-7130 Assists in answering questions about legal processes and preparing documents. No appointments. Service is on a “drop-in” basis.   Marin County Consumer Protection and Mediation 30 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-6495 • (415) 473-3719 consumer@marincounty.org Mediation services help neighbors, tenants, landlords, business and professional people resolve their differences.  

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Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Office 3501 Civic Center Dr, Rm 130 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6495 We provide information on consumer rights and act as mediator between consumers and businesses. Takes appropriate prosecutorial action if appropriate. No fees or charges. Saul Law Firm 1120 Nye Street, Ste 300, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 453-2000 wesaul@saullawfirm.com We provide federal and state tax advice and representation, estate planning and probate services. We form corporations, LLCs and partnerships as well as advise on succession planning. In addition to buy-sell agreements, we advise on asset protection and minimization of estate taxes. Will also assist with property tax reassessments.   Senior Legal Hotline (800) 222-1753 • seniorlegalhotline.org Provides seniors with fast, accurate advice on any legal subject, by phone and internet. Hours Mon-Fri 9-12pm and 1-4pm. Open until 7pm on Thurs.  

Older Adult Organizations

Community Congregational Church 145 Rock Hill Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920 (415) 435-9108 • (415) 435-4658 tib-ccc@pacbell.net • http://ccctiburon.net CCC is a progressive Christian denomination known for taking important positions on issues of justice and inclusion for all people. CCC is an open and affirming congregation committed to creating a child-friendly, multicultural environment where all people might feel the loving embrace of an allinclusive welcome. Corte Madera Swingers 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-5072 Computer classes, T’ai Chi, trips, big band dancing, and exercise classes.  


Dance Palace Community Center 503 B St, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-1075 • dancepalace.org The Dance Palace is a non-profit community center providing a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and community services to children, adults and seniors in western Marin County. We serve as the central community facility for the small, semi-rural coastal villages of West Marin including Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Olema, Nicasio, Marshall, Bolinas and Stinson Beach.   Edgewater Seniors Sausalito Parks & Recreation 420 Litho St, Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 289-4152 Edgewater Seniors have a recreational gettogether the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month at 11am. Fun activities such as trips and bingo.   Gray Panthers of Marin (415) 453-1550 • graypanthersmarin.org We advocate and endorse positions and actions for peace and social justice, universal health care, electoral reform, non-privatization of public resources, civil rights, human rights, and civil liberties.   Larkspur Larks Larkspur Recreation 240 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939 (415) 927-6746 Meets the first and third Tuesdays from 11:30-1pm.   Marguerita C Johnson Senior Center 640 Drake Ave, Marin City, CA 94965 (415) 332-9323 • (415) 332-9225 mcjseniorcenter.com The Marguerita C. Johnson Senior Center is a place where Marin City and Southern Marin older adults can gather to socialize and access healthy and enriching activities. The Center offers a wide range of services and activities to residents 55 and older including health services referrals, quilting, bingo, healthy lunches, computer classes, and more.  

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club Marguerita Johnson Senior Center 640 Drake Ave, Marin City, CA 94965 (415) 332-9323 We provide programs, referral services, and activities for adults 60 and older. Activities include monthly shopping trips, grocery, bingo, arts and crafts, Tai-Chi, movie day, and monthly luncheons with guest speakers.   Marin Retired Teachers Association marinretiredteachersassociation.org Quarterly meetings.   Marin YMCA 1500 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-9622 • ymcasf.org/marin A non-profit organization with a mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs and services that benefit all ages; best known  More OLDER ADULT ORGANIZATIONS page 40

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for health and wellness programs; hikes and social events for older adults. Volunteers congregate once a year to raise money in order to grant scholarships. Marin Village 930 Tamalpais Ave San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-4633 • MarinVillage.org Marin Village is a nonprofit volunteer-driven membership organization whose goal is to enable seniors to continue to live at home as they age. It provides referrals to a screened network of service providers and a connection to community volunteers who organize social activities and provide help with daily household tasks and transportation needs. Mill Valley Seniors Club Mill Valley Parks and Recreation 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-1370 Meets Tuesdays for lunch and bingo. Many programs and activities available including day and over-night trips.   National Association of Retired Federal Employees Shirley Border (415) 897-5606   Pickleweed Park Community Center 49 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3077 The Pickleweed Park Community Center and Library has a 6,000 volume library, a computer lab, homework center, general classrooms, including an art room and teen lounge, a community room that accommodates 300 and a gymnasium.   Retired Public Employees Association Al Ranzani, Finance Officer 240 Orris Terr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-5299 Meetings held every other month at American Legion Post 313 in Larkspur.  

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Ross Valley Seniors 46 Park Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930 (415) 258-4669 Monthly meetings include a variety of social and recreational activities (i.e.: historical lectures, bocce ball, book discussions, team trivia, movies Mah Jong, art projects, etc.). Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to join. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month and include lunch. Annual membership fee is $20 or $7 for drop in, first time guest pay only $5.   San Rafael Goldenaires San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3348 Classes, exercise, bridge, mahjong, bingo, tours, art classes, etc. $25 annual membership. Office Hours: MondayThursday 9 to 4pm and Fridays, 9-3pm. Sons in Retirement Deer Park Villa, 367 Bolinas Rd Fairfax, CA 94930 (415) 479-2173 • sirinc.org Monthly luncheon meetings the 4th Thursday of the month. SIR is a nonprofit for retired men. The purpose is to assist men in renewing friendships and making new friends. Having fun is our goal. No fees or assessments. Activities include: speakers, travel, golf, fishing, and a computer forum.   St. Isabella’s 50+ Club 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-1560 Monthly meetings.   Tam Valley Seniors Club Tam Valley Community Center 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-6393 xt 10 Meetings on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm. After a short discussion meeting, there is a bring your own brown bag lunch. Also bingo and potlucks.   Terra Linda Seniors 670 Del Ganado Rd • San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 485-3344 Meetings on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. Lunch, bingo, small trips. $15 annual membership.  


Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-6700 English (415) 454-0998 Spanish (415) 454-1552 Vietnamese (415) 456-9062 Farsi whistlestop.org Whistlestop offers counseling support groups, Spanish, German, Russian, Vietnamese, and Persian social groups, conversation groups, walking groups, books groups, and more. Please call to sign up. Whistlestop Active Aging Center 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-9062 • Whistlestop.org We host a thriving community of older adults who enjoy our café, language instruction, educational presentations and so much more.Visit today!

Personal Care Services Larriece Stuart, CMP (415) 479-8943 Practicing since 1988. Therapeutic massage and spiritual guidance. Nurturing care for body, mind and spirit.

Pet Care

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Marin Humane Society 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 506-6255 SHARE Program marinhumanesociety.org SHARE volunteers provide pet care assistance to low-income older adults. Enabling to age in their JOIN TODAY seniors and STAY CONNECTED! SHARE volunteers walk dogs, groom JOIN TODAY STAY CONNECTED! homes with grace, confidence cats, transport pets to the veterinarian or the groomer, and deliver free pet food MarinVillage.org and peace of mind. and pet supplies to SHARE clients. Also info@MarinVillage.org emergency boarding of pets in the event JOIN TODAY and STAY CONNECTED! of the hospitalization of clients. (415) 457-4633   Marin Humane Society - Dog Licenses A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization MarinVillage.org 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94947 A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (415) 883-4621 • marinhumanesociety.org info@MarinVillage.org Dog licenses available at a discount for (415) 457-4633 older adults and disabled persons.   A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

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Pets Unlimited 2343 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 563-6700 • petsunlimited.org Pets Unlimited raises money for cats and dogs in need by running a state-of-the-art veterinary center and through donations from people who care about helping animals. 24-hour veterinary center  

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Larkspur Walkers Larkspur Recreation Department (415) 927-6746 A walking group that meets weekday mornings M-W-F at 9-10am at Piper Park in Larkspur.   Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 Opportunities for participation include educational and fitness programs, theme dinners, dances, card game groups, bocce ball, bicycle group and walking group.   Marin YMCA 1500 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 492-9622 • ymcasf.org/marin A non-profit organization with a mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs and services that benefit all ages; best known for health and wellness programs; hikes and social events for older adults. Volunteers congregate once a year to raise money in order to grant scholarships.   Novato Senior Citizens Club 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 Provides social and recreational opportunities to its membership including Monday meetings, theme lunches and dinners, and a trip program. Membership is open to anyone 50+ years of age.   Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 444-8000 • marinjcc.org 42

The Marin JCC offers a full schedule of highly beneficial aquatic and land-based therapeutic exercise programs.   Ross Valley Seniors 46 Park Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930 (415) 258-4669 Monthly meetings include a variety of social and recreational activities (i.e.: historical lectures, bocce ball, book discussions, team trivia, movies Mah Jong, art projects, etc.). Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to join. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month and include lunch. Annual membership fee is $20 or $7 for drop in, first time guest pay only $5. Whistlestop Active Aging Center 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-9062 • Whistlestop.org We host a thriving community of older adults who enjoy Whistlesizers exercise, Tai Chi, yoga, balance classes and so much more. Visit today!  

Safety and Security

“Are you O.K.?” Program - San Rafael 1400 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-3030 A daily telephone call program administered by the San Rafael Police Dept. Requires registration and is a no-cost daily telephone reassurance program to check on Marin seniors.   “Are you OK?” Program - Sausalito (415) 289-4155 Daily reassurance call to Sausalito seniors.   “You Are Not Alone” Program 1155 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920 (415) 789-2801 • (415) 789-2828 ci.tiburon.ca.us/services/police Trained volunteers make daily telephone calls to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities. The program is designed to enhance the quality of life and ease the loneliness of isolated members of the community. Provides police dispatch in the event that a client does not respond to repeated phone calls.  


Bel-Net (415) 435-3266 A daily telephone call program administered by the Belvedere Police Dept. to check on Belvedere seniors.

Skilled Nursing FacilitIES Kindered Transition Care and Rehabilitation Center 1550 Silveira Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1000 • smithranchcarectr.com Skilled nursing facility for 80 residents. Our nursing center provides a full range of medical services to treat the residents who live with us and the patients who come to us for short-term, episodic medical or rehabilitative care.   The Rafael Convalescent Hospital 234 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-3450 • therafael.net A skilled nursing facility offering short-term and long-term care.  

Support Groups

Reach to Recovery American Cancer Society 750 Lindaro St, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 cancer.org Information, advice and support for breast cancer patients from diagnosis through recovery.   Amputee Coalition of America (888) 267-5669 • amputee-coalition.org   Better Breathers Club Sponsored by the American Lung Association 115 Talbot Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 (707) 527-5864 The Novato Better Breathers Club meets on the 1st Wednesday at 1:30pm at 165 Rowland Blvd, Wilkes Room, Novato. The Mill Valley Better Breathers Club meets on the fourth Thursday at 1pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.  

Blind & Vision Impaired of Marin 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-5066 • bvim.org Provides support groups, peer support, advocacy, social, cultural and educational events to blind and visually impaired individuals in Marin.   Community Congregational Church 145 Rock Hill Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920 (415) 435-9108 • (415) 435-4658 tib-ccc@pacbell.net • http://ccctiburon.net CCC is a progressive Christian denomination known for taking important positions on issues of justice and inclusion for all people. CCC is an open and affirming congregation committed to creating a child-friendly, multicultural environment where all people might feel the loving embrace of an allinclusive welcome.   CorStone 250 Camino Alto, Ste 100A Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-6161 • (415) 338-6165 info@corstone.org • corstone.org Provides non-sectarian spiritual and emotional support for those coping with illness, aging, care giving, and bereavement. Group support and one-on-one counseling available. Offered free of charge. All inquiries completely confidential.   Elders Circle Sponsored by CorStone (415) 456-0527 • (415) 331-6161 Meetings held on Wednesdays 10-11:30am at Whistlestop. A general peer support group for independent older adults (men and women, age 55+).   Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group Judith Snyder (415) 388-3241 The Ida Geary Glaucoma Group is a group that meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Meetings are free and interested persons are welcome.   » More SUPPORT GROUPS page 44

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Institute on Aging Friendship Line for the Elderly 3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 752-3778 • (800) 971-0016 ioaging.org 24-hour emotional support and telephone companionship program. Crisis intervention for individuals over the age of 60.   Marin AIDS Project 1660 Second St, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-2487 • marinaidsproject.org Free, confidential case management and benefits counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Information and referral, education and prevention programs.   Muscular Dystrophy Association of America (800) 572-1717 • mda.org Support groups and services for persons with MD and their families.   Senior Access The Wilfred George Adult Day Center 70 Skyview Terr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 491-2500 • senioraccess.org Professional and peer-led support group. Meetings held the fourth Monday of the month from 11-12:30 pm. Care may be available for loved ones.   Spectrum LGBT Center 30 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 160, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-1945 • (415) 472-2158 info@spectrumlgbtcenter.org spectrumlgbtcenter.org Support and social groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Telephone outreach and home visits, library, and volunteer opportunities.   Mended Hearts (888) 432-7899 • info@mendedhearts.org mendedhearts.org Affiliated with the American Heart Association. Members visit heart patients in local hospitals. Support groups with informative meetings for patients and their families.   44

Widowed Person Association, Social Group only California Chapter — Lurene Schwedhelm (415) 883-5153

Transportation “Road to Recovery” American Cancer Society Ground Transportation Service 750 Lindaro St, Ste 100, San Rafael, CA 94901 (800) 227-2345 • (415) 454-8464 • cancer.org A service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again. Seven to 10 business days notice needed.   Golden Gate Transit Administrative Office 1011 Andersen Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 455-2000 • goldengatetransit.org Older adults and persons with disabilities are eligible for discount fares on public transit.   Marin Access Mobility Management Center Marin Transit (415) 454-0902 • marinaccess.org A one-call, transportation information and referral service operated by Whistlestop, focused on meeting the mobility needs of Marin’s older adults, persons with disabilities and low-income residents.   Novato Dial-A-Ride (415) 892-7899 marintransit.org/novatodialaride.html Provides passengers curb-to-curb pick-up and drop-off service. All trips must start and end within the Service Area. The bus will make stops at any safe location within the eligible service area. Everyone is welcome to use this service.   Novato Dial-A-Ride (415) 892-7899 • marintransit.org Novato Dial-A-Ride Service is designed to fill gaps in Novato’s local transit service area and provide additional service. You can use the service to complete a trip within Novato or connect to fixed route transit service for travel outside of Novato.  


Novato Health Express (415) 457-1392 Shuttle takes seniors to medical appointments at select locations in Novato by appointment only.   West Marin Stagecoach (415) 526-3239 • marintransit.org/stage.html Provides transportation to West Marin. The north route connects Inverness, Pt Reyes Station, Olema, Samual P. Taylor Park, Lagunitas, Forest Knolls, San Geronimo, Woodacre, Fairfax, and San Anselmo with the San Rafael Transit Center. The south route connects Bolinas, Stinson Beach, Pantoll Ranger Station, Mountain Home Inn with Marin City. The coastal route connects Pt Reyes Station and Bolinas to Olema.   Whistlestop Paratransit 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-0964 (800) 454-0964 (outside of Marin) whistlestop.org Whistlestop provides door to door personalized transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public transit. An eligibility application to use the service must be approved prior to service. Please call or visit our website for further information.  

Veteran’s Services

Marin County Division of Aging and Adult Services 10 N San Pedro Rd, Room 1010 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6193 Assistance to veterans in securing benefits, housing and medical treatment.   San Francisco VA Medical Center Telephone Advice Linked Care Medical Advice (800) 733-0502 Telephone medical advice for Veterans receiving VA benefits.  

Volunteering Ceres Community Project of Marin PO Box 151049, San Rafael, CA 94901 marin.ceresproject.org Ceres brings local teens into a professional kitchen to learn to prepare nourishing, health-supportive meals that are delivered by volunteers to cancer patients in Marin. They prepare meals two days each week in Whistlestop’s Jackson Café kitchen.   Civic Center Volunteers 3501 Civic Center Dr, Ste 407 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-7167   CVNL

(Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin)

555 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 479-5710 • cvnl.org Recruits, screens and refers volunteers to community organizations. Their Civic Engagement Leadership Team (CELT) is a skill-based volunteering program for 55+ adults.   Experience Corps Marin 501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 464-1767 Join Experience Corps, a program that engages people over 55 in tutoring and mentoring students in elementary schools located in San Rafael. Help a struggling reader learn to read. Use your time, talent and experience to help children succeed in school. Training and materials provided.   LITA (Love is the Answer) 4340 Redwood Hwy, F101 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-5482 • (415) 472-4965 litamarin@sbcglobal.net • litamarin.org Provides volunteer adults, youth, children and pets as weekly visitors/friends for lonely and isolated elderly living in long-term care facilities. Volunteers establish ongoing friendships with older adults who have few visitors to none at all. Contact us to get more information about volunteer opportunities.

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Marin County Civil Grand Jury 3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 275 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6132 • (415) 499-3796 pbaseheart@co.marin.ca.us co.marin.ca.us/grandjury You can make a difference in Marin. Consider applying for the Civil Grand Jury; it investigates and reports on the performance of local government services. Jurors serve a one year term beginning July 1. Applicants must be 18 and Marin resident for a year. Applications are available on the website or contact the number/email above; the deadline is April 2.   Marin County School Volunteers 1111 Las Galinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-5896 • mcsv.org Volunteer program that connects volunteers with students throughout Marin County. Volunteers work in classrooms, homework centers and community programs. Training and support is given so volunteers can become effective tutors.   Novato Independent Elders Program 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8296 Volunteer opportunities with outreach programs for homebound older adults.   SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) 455 Market St, Ste 600 San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 744-6827 • sfscore.org Volunteer program linking retired persons with management expertise with small businesses and community organizations in need of management counseling. Local appointments at the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.  

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West Marin Senior Services 11435 State Hwy 1 • PO Box 791 Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-8148 • wmss.org Please call to get a list of our current volunteer opportunities. We have many opportunities such as; cooking or delivering meals, friendly visitors, seasonal special events, drivers, and mailings. We look forward to including you in our volunteer family.   Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-6700 English (415) 454-0998 Spanish (415) 454-1552 Vietnamese (415) 456-9062 Farsi whistlestop.org Whistlestop offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from teaching classes, serving as the Active Aging Center host and café servers, to special project support.  

Voter Information

League of Women Voters of Marin County 4340 Redwood Hwy, Ste F108 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 507-0824 • lwvmc.marin.org   Marin County Registrar of Voters Elections Department Marin Civic Center, Rm 121 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-6456


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Visit Whistlestop’s Jackson Café. Fresh. Affordable. Delicious. Open for Lunch M-F. Across from the San Rafael Transit Center. The Whistlestop Express newsletter is packed full of useful information, entertaining articles and the local flavor. Download your copy at whistlestop.org, pick up a copy in the last Friday issue of the Pacific Sun each month or sign up for a subscription to be mailed to your home. “Like” us on Facebook to get daily news. For a most rewarding experience, volunteer. Find out about available opportunities at whistlestop.org or 415.456.9062. 2012 Directory of Services for Older Adults | Marin County

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