Welcome to Ross Valley Village


What’s Happening in Ross Valley Village

If you would like to participate in any of the activities below and need transportation, please call the office at 415-457-4633 to arrange a ride. 

If you would like to participate in any of the activities below and need transportation, please call the office at 415-457-4633 to arrange a ride.  Please note: our monthly luncheon is the second Thursday of the month.

 

Ross Valley Village Wine at Vines – First Wednesdays Begin in April

Wednesday, April 4, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Vines, 906 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

Bring a guest to our first Wine at Vines event.  We are gathering at this lovely wine bar in Redhill shopping center for drinks and appetizers.  We will enjoy our conversation and share information with your friends about Marin Villages.  We are always looking for new members and volunteers!  Make an evening of it and go to one of the adjacent restaurants (Pizzalina, HighTech Burrito, and Framburger) for dinner before heading home.

 

Ross Valley Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Loulie Sutro’s Home – Kentfield

The Ross Valley Steering Committee will meet at Loulie’s home. We welcome people who have ideas for programs and events or who enjoy talking about how to build community.  Call the office for directions!  

 

Breakfast at Barefoot Cafe 

Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Barefoot Cafe, 1900 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax

Join us for our first monthly social hour over coffee and breakfast (you cover the cost) to make new friends and keep the old – bring your neighbor, friend, a family member or show up ala carte!

 

Village Social: Coffee at Farm House Local – Third Thursdays

Thursday, April 19, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Farm House Local, 25 Ward St., Larkspur

Our coffee group is moving to Farm House Local, an award-winning, locally sourced, Americana themed restaurant.  Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and some good conversation.     

 

Age Friendly Fairfax Forum – Are My Ducks in a Row?  Getting to End of Life Planning 

Friday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax

Now is the best time to learn the options and issues you’ll need to address in your later years.  Have a heart-to-heart conversation with your family and then creating an Advanced Directive for Healthcare, a POLST, a living trust, and making final arrangements are just some of the ducks need lining up, are there more on your to do list?

 

What’s Happening Around the Villages:

 

Homestead Village – Sing in the Spring: All Villages Sing-A-Long   

Friday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave, Mill Valley

Do you love to sing?  Join us and join in!  We will be led by the popular George Hsieh, a musician of many skills and voices in singing old favorites and Broadway Tunes.  Come for some fun and refreshments, and little music to sing in the spring!   

 

Information Session on the History of Cannabis Regulation and the Implications of Proposition 64

Monday, April 16, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Have you wondered what all the hoopla is about cannabis use?  Some of our members have expressed curiosity about the changes that went into effect January 1, due to the passage of Proposition 64.  Dr. Larry Bedard will come talk with us and help us better understand both the history of cannabis regulation and what the impact of these new laws are.

 

Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series –

Electronic Bikes and Marin Elder-Friendly Multi-Use Paths

Wednesday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Community Room, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Want to ride a bike without too much sweat, and have a safe and enjoyable trip, or take a walk and exercise safely?  Would you like to understand the often-confusing multi-use path “rules of the road” and to locate our community’s best elder-friendly routes?  Come hear our speaker and check out some electronic bikes.  Complimentary light refreshments.  Presenter: Cheryl Longinotti, Corte Madera Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee member and Corte Madera Citizen of the Year winner 2016-17.

What’s Happening Around Town

 

Ross Valley Seniors First Thursdays: Socialize, Bocce and Games, Lunch and guest speakers

Thursday, April 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax

First time guests are welcome to attend a meeting for $7 or seniors may join RVS for only $30 per year.  Please RSVP to 415-258-4669 prior to attending.

Meeting schedule:
11:00 am–12:00 pm: Social time, bocce ball and/or board/card games. 
12:00 pm– 12:45 pm: Lunch - Be sure to RSVP @ 258-4669 so we will be able to plan for lunch! Occasionally, we have lunch provided by local restaurants! 
12:45 pm -1:30 pm: Guest speaker
Please check this website for updates to our monthly schedule 

 

Marin County Area Agency on Aging – Annual 2018-19 Update and Public Hearing

Thursday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael

The office of Aging and Adult Services is excited to report on the work of the AAA and the Commission on Aging at this annual hearing.  Come learn about accomplishments over the last year and find out about collaborations and activities for the year ahead. 

 

Hospice by The Bay Used Book Sale – Half Price on ALL Books 

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Where:  Hospice by The Bay, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera

Hospice by The Bay operates a used book store at Book Passage in Corte Madera, offering a great selection of gently used books at a great discount.  On Saturday, April 7, stop by and receive 50% off the already reduced price on ALL BOOKS!!  This is a great opportunity to find some great reads AND support a great community organization!  **Extra SALE SPECIAL: on the day of the sale, between the hours of 4 – 5 p.m., you can purchase a “Bag of Books for $8”.  Maximum 10 books.  Come on down!

 

My Life, My Choices: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions  

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur

Ensure your health care wishes will be carried out, even if you can’t advocate for yourself.  Learn how to document your choices, chose the right person to make decisions for your, and communicate your values and goals about medical treatment choices.  Register by calling 415-230-6337

 

Lunch Club for Seniors

Thursdays - Ongoing, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   

Where:  Corte Madera Recreation Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

Come have lunch with us! Every Thursday Good Earth Natural Foods prepares organic, well-balanced, hot lunch for adults. 60+. Enjoy a nice meal and conversation with friends! Every Thursday (Except Holidays) from 11:45-12:45 pm. Adults age 60+, $3.00 suggested donation. No older adult turned away for lack of funds. Reservations are required seven days in advance, call 415-457-4636.

 

Agesong Marin 

Agesong Marin will be accepting participants for several groups beginning in January.  These small lively conversation groups are for seniors who want to be with others the same age to talk, listen and laugh about this stage of life. Groups are led by two senior facilitators and take place at community centers and locations throughout Marin, including Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Terra Linda, San Rafael, Falkirk, and Novato.  The cost is $80, Marin Village Members receive 25% discount and scholarships are available.  Participants must first meet with facilitators prior to attending. If interested call now to schedule a time to meet (415) 234-5040.  For more info go to www.agesongmarin.org

 

Save the Date:

 

Marin County Commission on Aging Annual Health Forum 2018 – Engage at Any Age!

Thursday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross

This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet you commissioner and enjoy breakfast provided by Comforts Café.  Dr. Dean Ornish, Physician, Author, and Researcher will be the featured presenter. 

 

Larkspur Library Presents: Medicare Fundamentals      

Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8: 00 p.m.

Where: Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Are you new to Medicare or want a better understanding of your healthcare?  Attend this free and unbiased seminar for a comprehensive presentation on the basics.  This comprehensive 2-hour seminar is for those who want a solid and detailed understanding of Medicare.

 

RVV Spring Tea with Music and Singalongs 

Monday, May 21, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Church, 14 Lagunitas Rd., Ross

Join us for some easy-listening, sing-a-longs, fun, and a general good time!  We will have light snacks and appetizers to hold us over for dinner.  Don’t miss this one!