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The Twin Cities Village community is continuing to grow and take shape as the concept of neighbors helping neighbors and in-person social networking gains momentum.  Spring is the season for growth and rejuvenation, and there is a lot to be excited about as a supplementary support system for older adults is adopted and incorporated through the vehicle of the Village movement. 


We hope to see you at one of the Village events this month, as we continue to sow the seeds of independence for seniors living in the Corte Madera and Larkspur communities.


Welcome New Members:

  • Zvi Danenberg
  • Lisa Guthrie
  • Thorley and Robert Murray

Welcome New Volunteers:

  • Joe Barton
  • Anne Knuut


In Memory -  it is with great sadness that we must share with you the Marjolaine O’Neill passed away on April 23rd after a brief battle with cancer.  Just celebrating her 95th birthday, Marjolaine was featured in our February newsletter.   Marjolaine joined Marin Villages in March 2013 and will be missed greatly.



What’s Happening in Twin Cities 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.


Twin Cities Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Bel Campo at Larkspur Landing

Professor Peter Mellini willed the group and gets the discussions going.  Come find some solace in the unity of aching knees, life as a senior orphan, pacemakers, and walkers.  Here is your chance to grumble, comment or advise all unmuffled.


Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting

Wednesday, May 10         9:30 – 11:00

Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Are you interested in meeting new people?  Do you like to organize programs and events? We’d love to have you on our steering committee.  Come by and see what we’re planning.

Mind Your Money: Avoiding Scams, Fraud & Identity Theft  

Wednesday, May 17    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm

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

Don't let those calls fool you!  Marin FAST (Financial Abuse Specialist Team) hosts this valuable presentation to arm us against online, phone and mail scams, fraud and identity theft. A 2015 study asserts that financial elder abuse costs $36.5 billion annually. In Marin County alone, financial abuse cases make up 35% of all referrals to Adult Protective Services. Nationwide it's estimated that only 1 in 10 cases is ever reported. 

Presenter: Salamah Locks , RN and Maria Gregoriev, Marin FAST


Twin Cities Village Monthly Coffee – Third Thursdays

May 18 – 10:00 – 11:30

Where: Il Fornaio at Town Center, Corte Madera

Join us for a cup of coffee, conversation and chance to connect with other Village members, volunteers and guests. 

Happy Hour in Twin Cities

Tuesday, May 30, 3 to 5 PM.

Where: The Left Bank, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Come to our Twin City Village Open House on May 30 from 3-5PM at the Left Bank.  Bring your friends to learn about the Twin City Village and how to become a member or a volunteer. Twin City Village will provide light appetizers and a no-host bar will be open.



Wednesday, June 21st at 1:00PM

Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

Are you considering a trip this summer? Wondering about insurance? Group tours? Protecting your health and safety? Need a wheelchair or scooter abroad? When to book on the internet or use a travel agent? Abundant planning for travel as a senior will save many anxious and exhausting hours during your trip and allow you to fully enjoy the journey. Learn some expert tips to help ensure a carefree getaway. Complimentary light refreshments

Speaker: Diana Saint James, Dimensions in Travel



Wednesday, July 19 at 1PM

Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive,  Larkspur

Where did I leave my cell phone? What did I come in the kitchen for? Wasn't I supposed to call someone this afternoon? While it's true certain brain changes are inevitable when it comes to aging, major memory problems are not one of them. Discover how to tell the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and dementia, and learn a variety of strategies to improve your memory. Complimentary light refreshments

Presenter:  Shannon Speaker, Family Care Associate , North Bay Alzheimer's Association

In the other Villages:

Many activities and programs offered within Marin Villages are open to all members and volunteers.


Ross Valley Village Bus Trip to Rosie the Riveter Museum 

Tuesday, May 9, 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bus pick up at Jason's Restaurant parking lot in Greenbrae

Ross Valley Village invites you to the famous Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond. We have rented a bus to take participants.  Members, volunteers, and guests are welcome! 

Cost: $10.00  Seating is limited.  RSVP:415-457-4633


Table for 8 Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays

Thursday, May 11, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Jason’s, 300 Drake’s Landing Rd, Greenbrae

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.   


Ross Valley Village Sculpture and Glass: A Talk on American Glass

Monday, May 15, 3:00 p.m.

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

Glass sculpture can move us out of our everyday existence by providing the viewer with a reason to pause, to support ‘being’, rather than ‘doing.’ Join us for a presentation by RVV member Penelope Starr.  Penelope has been working in glass for over 40 years, with commissioned pieces in corporate, public, and private environments.  RSVP to the office at 415-457-4663 or and let us know if you need a ride.


“Fall Prevention" with Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley

Mill Valley Village invites you to a presentation by Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles. In February, Dr. Clark-Sayles participated in a kickoff meeting of the Marin General Hospital sponsored “Fall Prevention Task Force”.  Her presentation to us will include some of the concerns and plans that came out of that group as well as her own practical advice on assessing and managing your “fall risk”.


iPad and iPhone Tutorial Workshop

June 19, 3:00 p.m.

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

Join Apple Genius Sharon Beck for this workshop that emphasizes “Conversational” technology.  Sharon will teach you all the things you want to do with fun and ease and help you get the most out of your iPads and iPhones.  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4663 or and let us know if you need a ride.


Residential Options for Seniors: Retirement Living Workshop

Wednesday, June 14,            2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, San Pedro Road, San Rafael

While staying in our own homes is a desire many of us have, there may be a time when it is no longer ideal.  Learn about what living arrangements are available to us when we decide that independence is no longer the best option. John Milford will discuss different housing choices including: equity (ownership); entry fee (non-equity); Villages and NORCS (naturally occurring retirement communities); affinity based housing; and rental (including independent, assisted living, and continuing care communities).


With over 34 years in the retirement living field, John has a deep expertise in the aging services industry and remains active as the principal of Heritage Consulting for Retirement Living.  (for more information see our calendar on  This event is co-sponsored by Rhoda Goldman Plaza and Seniors at Home.

To RSVP, click here or call Marin Villages at 415-457-4633 by June 7.




Marin Villages' Putting Its Best Foot Forward  

in the 2017 Bay Area Human Race


Come out and support us in this year's Bay Area Human Race, sponsored by the Center for Volunteers and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL). Support one of our registered team members on their journey by, clicking this link.     Be sure to select Marin Villages!


The internet is not required to participate and make a difference, if you'd like to donate offline, you can mail your check made out to Marin Villages to our main office:  Marin Villages, 4340 Redwood Hwy, Suite F-142, San Rafael, CA 94903 


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