Welcome to Ross Valley Village

Ross Valley Village has some great summer programming planned for August!  There are fantastic opportunities to meet both members and volunteers at our upcoming luncheon, coffee, and programs.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the interesting lectures and offerings that are happening around the Villages, all are welcome to attend, and just let the office know if you need a ride! 

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.  Please note: our monthly luncheon is the second Thursday of the month.


Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays 

Thursday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Perry’s, 234 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Join fellow members and volunteers each month for a nice break, good food, and some wonderful conversation.  Set price of $15.00, beverages to be paid by guest.  *Limited number, so please RSVP at 415-457-4633.   


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Il Fornaio, 223 Corte Madera Town Center

Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and conversation.  Our coffee group meets at Il Fornaio, a lovely setting where there is plenty of parking, good coffee and, if we have enough people, our own dedicated table in the front of the restaurant.



“What Does It Mean When You Don’t Understand What You Hear” Dr. Lee Weissman 

Tuesday, August 8, 3:00 p.m.

Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue

Please join us as Dr. Lee Weissman talks to us about “What does it mean when you don’t understand what you hear?”  Many of us at our age are either wondering if it is time to consider a hearing device or if there are options to help improve on what we already have. 


Dr. Weissman has been dispensing hearing aids for almost 10 years.   Prior to entering the audiology field Dr. Weissman earned degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering and worked as a software developer, product designer and manager for major medical device companies in Silicon Valley.  This combination of skills and experience lend him a unique perspective on understanding the technical features of digital hearing aids, a topic many of us want to understand better.

Grief, Loss and Resiliency:

Managing Grief and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

Thursday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.

Cherie Sorokin’s Home, Tiburon

Join us for a heartfelt exploration of what it means to grieve and how to best care for ourselves and each other through our various losses.  We honor grief, integrate our losses, and foster the resiliency to continue seeking and creating meaning and connection in our lives through the years.

Mimi Degennaro, LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Bereavement Training Supervisor with Hospice by the Bay.  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4633 or info@marinvillages.org


Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series

Junior Units: Another Option to Age in Place

Wednesday, August 16, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

Local seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age.  Come learn about Lilypad Homes, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering housing options by creating an additional living unit in your existing home.  Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are gaining popularity as an opportunity to have a live-in tenant, caregiver, relative, etc., use the unit, or live in the smaller space and rent out the remainder of your home to increase your income.


Lilypad will explain what accessory dwelling units are, the new laws around them and financing options available.  Speaker: Rachel Ginnis, Founding Director of Lilypad Homes.

Love's Labour Lost

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Marin Shakespeare Company, 890 Belle Ave, San Rafael

Join us for an afternoon performance of

Shakespeare's glittering masterpiece of wordplay.  This wit and war-of-the-sexes fun tells the story of four young couples who may or may not find love, amidst broken vows, disguises, and comic confusion.  Will love's labours be lost or won?
Marin Shakespeare Company donated tickets for this performance for our members and volunteers.   Tickets are limited.  Please RSVP to the office @
415-457-4633 to reserve a ticket.


Celebrate the Village Movement’s 15th Anniversary with Atul Gawande on the Value of Community

Monday, September 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: TBD

This webinar will be watched by Villages throughout the U.S.  Hear Atul Gawande speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. Stay tuned for details!



Getting Around in Marin

Friday, September 22, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

What are all the transportation options available for seniors?  We’ll learn about the Marin Access travel navigators at Marin Access (including paratransit and taxi services); ride programs available from Marin Villages and Whistlestop; Golden Gate Local bus services; Clipper cards; ride-sharing with Lyft and Uber, car-sharing, etc.  Facilitator: Jody Timms, FREE! 



The Ross Valley Village Steering Committee Meeting will meet on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m., if you are interested in organizing our programs, producing the monthly newsletter, or a trying new idea, we welcome you!   Please call the office at 415-457-4633 for directions.