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Happy October to all our wonderful members and volunteers.  We hope you’ll join us at some of the fun and exciting events we have planned for this month.  Don’t forget that Marin Villages is much more than just transportation!  If you would like to have a nice conversation, go for a walk, or just hang out with another neighbor in your community, call the office to let them know.  They will send out your request to the volunteers, and you’ll be well on your way to making a new friend!


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, October 4 & 18, 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 or David Cardenas ( to get more.


Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting 

Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 12, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Insalata’s, 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

Join Ross Valley Village and fellow TWCV 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, October 19, 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

Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Where:  Left Bank, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Join Twin Cities Village members and volunteers for this Cocktail Party and Social Mixer at Left Bank Brasserie.  Members, volunteers, and interested members of the community are encouraged to attend!  No host bar, finger foods provided.  Call the office if you need a ride at 415-457-4633.   


Bocce Ball with Twin Cities Rollers

Friday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   

Where:  Marin Bocce, 550 B St., San Rafael

Come join us for an exciting afternoon of Bocce and good company!  Don’t know how to play yet?  No problem!  We will have members and volunteers onsite who will be able to explain the rules and help teach you the tricks of the trade!  Please register with the office at 415-457-4633.  Let us know if you need a ride!


Around the Villages – Join us!


Take Control of Those Files, Closets, Piles & Drawers – Finally!

Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 p.m.

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

Given the growth of the Marin baby boomer population, senior decluttering is a HOT topic.  More often, relatives are left with the daunting task of clearing a house that contains decades of “treasures.”  Spare your heirs the responsibility and sort through your home now.  Organize your paperwork, and declutter your own house – or call in a professional!  Katie Carr, Executive Vice President of the award-winning Changing Places, will be our guest speaker.


Stay or Move

Thursday, October 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bruce Wrisley's home in Mill Valley

Everything Marin Villages does is to help you stay in your own home and community as long as possible.  But since we are living longer, it is quite possible that we may eventually have to sell and move to a different type of housing and/or a different location.  Bruce Wrisley has a combined 57 years as a counseling real estate broker in Marin County, in addition to a master's degree in psychology from Stanford University.  He is the author of The Senior Homeowner's Housing Dilemma, Stay or Move. This program has limited space.  Please call the office at 415-457-4633 to register and for directions.


Novato Village Garage Sale

Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Beth Livoti’s home, 140 Garner COURT, Novato

Please drop by to score new treasures while supporting our Village!  There’s still time if you have items to donate.  We’ll pick up donations until October 16, or you can drop them off by contacting Beth Livoti at 415-892-1043.  Sorry, we’re unable to accept encyclopedia sets, exercise equipment, old TV’s, printers, fax machines.  

Chair Yoga

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 p.m.

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

Curious about yoga, but not interested in getting up and down off the floor?  This is an introductory class on chair yoga, designed for those who have difficulty maneuvering into traditional yoga positions.  We will use standing and seated movements and stretching techniques that increase range of motion, improve posture, restore flexibility and increase breathing capacity.  Morgan Scott, PhD presents, bringing over 20 years of training and practice in mind-body self-regulation techniques that promote self-healing and wellbeing.    



Social Connection and Isolation Among Older Adults: Local and International Perspectives

Thursday, October 5  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Tiburon Town Hall Chambers, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon 

This community forum will give participants an opportunity to learn about the sources of social isolation and potential strategies for addressing them at the neighborhood level.  Featured presenters:  Mary McCall, Professor and Gerontologist, Samuel Merritt University. Rachel Gila, Mental Health Registered Nurse, Marin County.  The event is sponsored by the Marin County Commission on Aging. 


Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

Wednesday, October 11, 2017    2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd., Novato

Register:  415-899-8290

Find the best plan for you in 2018 and learn the latest about Medicare and 2018 Part D prescription drug plans.  This event provides an opportunity to find out about changes in premiums, co-payments, deductibles and formularies, and may provide ways you can save some money.

Marin Senior Information Fair

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Marin Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

Visit a dizzying 135+ notably decorated booths based on the MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! theme. Enjoy all day live entertainment on the Main Stage and around the Fair. Look for mini concerts. Enjoy interactive games. Try out the dance floor. Fair booths present pertinent lifestyle information from A to Z of interest and concern to older adults, their families, and those planning for retirement. This event will offer the most comprehensive collection of providers, professionals, and helpful presenters in Northern California.