Welcome to Marin Villages!
Marin Villages' mission is to help older adults remain independent in their homes and communities, with dignity and grace.
2018 Year of the Older Adult in Marin
On January 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution proclaiming 2018 Year of the Older Adult in Marin kicking off a year-long celebration of the social, cultural and economic contributions of Marin's older adults as well as raising community awareness of the diverse needs of our aging population. Each month focuses on a topic of concern for seniors. We hope to encourage participation by providing more detailed information about these monthly activities.
March: Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement or Civic Participation is one of the eight measures or domains on which communities seeking Age-friendly designation are evaluated. All eight domains contribute to the livability of a community. They are:
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
- Social Participation
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Civic Participation and Employment
- Communication and Information
- Community Health Services
Volunteerism is at the heart of civic engagement because it provides people of all ages, but especially seniors, with meaningful ways to stay connected as well as contribute to their community. Marin Villages is a logical partner for communities working to fulfill their Age-friendly status. In terms of Civic Engagement, local Villages can play a key role in recruiting and training volunteers to provide essential services to seniors.
The AARP Age-friendly website offers a range of resources on civic engagement. In addition, the Marin Commission on Aging website lists programs on this and other age-friendly topics.
Marin Villages is a natural partner in assisting communities achieve Age-Friendly goals such as improved personal mobility, safety from injury particularly in the home, and the provision of social, cultural and educational activities that bring people together. We are excited about this proclamation and will keep you informed of future events and activities.
80 Over 80 Exhibition - Co-Sponsored by Marin Villages
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bartolini Gallery, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
80 Over 80
is a special exhibit that will feature 80 works of art by artists over the age of eighty. This juried show will be on view at the Bartolini Gallery at Marin Center from April 19 through June 1, 2018 and will be open to all artists living in Marin County over the age of 80. Former Marin Cultural Treasure Award winners Kathleen Lipinski, Steve Emery, and Cultural Commissioner Donna Seager Libertadore will act as jurors for this exhibit. For more information and/or to register, click on the forms below:
80 Over 80 registration form
80 over 80 submission guidelines
For you support and generosity during our year-end giving campaign. We are tremendously grateful for the matching grant from the Gruber Family Foundation and were honored by the outpouring of contributions we received.
With close to 50% of our revenue generated by membership fees, your donations have an immediate impact on our organization.
If you would like to continue donating throughout the year, please:
CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
Or send your contribution to Marin Villages, 4340 Redwood Hwy, Suite F-142. San Rafael, CA 94903.
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seeks to address the service gap that many seniors face. We are a non-profit, volunteer-supported, membership organization that strives to help seniors age in place safely, confidently and independently. We do that by providing vetted-volunteers who assist our members with local rides, household help, pet care, tech support, office organization, companionship, and more.
Marin Villages recognizes the need to offer
older adults an alternative when deciding how and where they would like
to age and provide opportunities for them to remain socially engaged.
Many thanks to our Donors and Contributors for supporting Marin Villages and helping to make our mission a reality.
Marin Villages is a non-profit 501(c)(3).