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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. 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!! 

… to our new Members:     David Litwin

And to our new Volunteer:  Fran Prewitt  

 

Bocce Ball Social in San Rafael a Huge Success! 

We had 15 attendees from the Twin Cities and San Rafael Villages in attendance!  Everyone enjoyed a fun time playing and learning the rules of bocce, hanging out, and conversing.  Bocce seems to be a very popular draw across all Villages, for members and volunteers alike, so look out for more events like this one where we can come together, be active, and age with attitude! 

 

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.

Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, August 2, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sweetwater Music Café, Mill Valley

We are joining the Mill Valley Village’s Men's Group and encourage you, whether a volunteer or a member, to come join us.  It is an informal gathering with no particular agenda beyond the company of friends.  Contact Marcus Byruck (617-763-1697 or marcusbyruck@gmail.com) or David Cardenas (transitionssupport@gmail.com) to get more.

 

Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting 

Wednesday, ­­ August 9, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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.

 

Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays    

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

Where: Perry’s, 234 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Join Ross Valley Village and fellow TCV 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.   

 

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. 

 

Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, August 18, 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.

Social Mixer at Left Bank

Monday, August 21, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Where:  Left Bank, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Twin Cities Village Cocktail Party and Social Mixer at Left Bank Brasserie.  Members, volunteers, and interested members of the Twin Cities communities are invited to join us in this beautiful setting!

 

Around the Villages – Join us!

 

“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.  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

 

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!

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN

 

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 presents, FREE!