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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:

-Carol Lodewyks


Welcome New Volunteers:

- Julie Michaels

- Ellen Turner


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.


Table for Eight – Second Thursdays

March 9, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Jason’s Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing, 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.


Twin Cities Village Men’s Group – Second Thursdays

March 9, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Bel Campo at Larkspur Landing

Professor Peter Melini willed the group and get 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.


Being Mortal – Film and Discussion

March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.  Plan to engage in a lively post-film discussion with representatives from Hospice by the Bay and the Marin County Commission on Aging. 

Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

March 16, 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. 


Monet – The Early Years

March 20, 3:00 p.m.   

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

Kerrin Meis earned her master’s degree in Art History at U.C. Berkeley.  For ten years she taught Art History at San Francisco State University.  Kerrin now lectures for the College of Marin, Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at Domincan University and teaches courses at Book Passage in Corte Madera.  Her classes have been favorites in Marin for years! Please RSVP at 415-457-4633.      


Annuity Mythology

March 21, 11:30 a.m

Where: 4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F-138, San Rafael

What is an annuity?  What is the difference between variable and fixed?  And when is one better for your portfolio than another?   Annuities have specific purposes in a portfolio, depending on needs.  This presentation is for Education purposes only by Maria Gregoriev, Financial Advisor from Quest Capital Strategies.   Maria has been a registered advisor in financial services for over 25 years.  She is also a member of the Marin FAST Team, Financial Abuse Specialist Team, for Marin County.  Please RSVP at 415-457-4633.  


Mind Your Money: Avoiding Scams, Fraud & Identity Theft  

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

Central Marin Police Authority Community Room 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

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, Marin FAST, Appointee to Marin Commission on Aging.



Get Well Soon, Bob!

Please send good thoughts and well-wishes Bob Battersby’s way.  Bob is our newsletter editor and publisher who recently experienced a stroke.   We miss him and wish him a speedy recovery.


The kind of people who volunteer for TCV are often but not always older members of our community who have time on their hands and want to be associated with a movement that is improving lives.

They may be youth, millennials or middle aged looking for a cause that fulfills their passion for helping others who could use a helping hand. They may have a skill, talent or passion they would like to share and believe that no one stands alone or, they may want to give back for all the help they received along the way.

Join us in making this village a Village...if not now, when; if not you, who?

Call 415-517-3631 or email to find out how you can volunteer.