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2010<br />

T W E N T Y - T H I R D E D I T I O N<br />

<strong>Directory</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>Older</strong> <strong>Adults</strong><br />

in Marin County<br />

2010 | DIRECTORY OF SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS | MARIN COUNTY 1<br />

Whistlestop • 930 Tamalpais Ave • San Rafael, CA 94901


The Whistlestop Story<br />

In 1954, long be<strong>for</strong>e there were senior centers, considerations <strong>for</strong><br />

people with disabilities, or specialized transportations <strong>for</strong> these<br />

groups, a grass roots community group decided to band together<br />

to make sure their elders were not <strong>for</strong>gotten.They started<br />

the Marin Senior Coordinating Council (aka Whistlestop), a<br />

charitable senior-focused organization with the intention to provide<br />

advice, programming, and administrative services <strong>for</strong> organizations<br />

working to better the lives <strong>of</strong> older adults. In 1968,he first volunteer-based<br />

ride service began with one vehicle, a stepping stool to help folks into the<br />

vehicle, and a commitment to help one another. These simple acts <strong>of</strong> kindness<br />

blossomed through the years and today includes city-based shuttles,<br />

paratransit services <strong>for</strong> those who aren’t able to use public buses, and a<br />

vibrant active aging center.<br />

Today, Whistlestop provides over 145,000 rides per year and is the largest<br />

nonpr<strong>of</strong>it serving older adults in Marin!<br />

Active Aging Center<br />

With the goal <strong>of</strong> helping older adults<br />

live active, healthy, and independent<br />

lives, we <strong>of</strong>fer classes <strong>for</strong> the mind,<br />

body, and soul.<br />

· Computer Basics<br />

· Exercise<br />

· Tai Chi<br />

· Jewelry Making<br />

· Photography, Poetry, and<br />

Art Competitions<br />

Multicultural Program<br />

Provide camaraderie with people in<br />

the same generation and ethnic origin.<br />

There are opportunities <strong>for</strong> socialization,<br />

education, peer counseling, support<br />

groups, and ESL classes. Special<br />

celebrations are shared around holidays<br />

such as Tet Festival, (Vietnamese/<br />

Chinese New Year), Cinco de Mayo and<br />

Persian New Year. Currently, there are<br />

groups <strong>for</strong>:<br />

· German<br />

· Hispanic<br />

· Persian<br />

· Vietnamese<br />

Whistlestop’s Jackson Café<br />

The Café has a com<strong>for</strong>table atmosphere<br />

where up to 100 people enjoy<br />

a home-style, nutritious lunch every<br />

weekday.<br />

· Weekday Lunches 11:30-1:30<br />

· Holiday Themed Luncheons<br />

· Monthly Ethnically Themed<br />

Luncheon<br />

· Special Senior Discount<br />

· Open to the Public<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation &<br />

Referral <strong>Services</strong><br />

Every 2 years, we produce an updated<br />

<strong>Directory</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> Marin’s <strong>Older</strong><br />

<strong>Adults</strong> (64 pages). Additionally, we<br />

house a volunteer-staffed <strong>of</strong>fice that<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers private meetings to provide<br />

advice on a number <strong>of</strong> pertinent issues<br />

<strong>for</strong> older adults. Some <strong>of</strong> the areas <strong>of</strong><br />

focus are:<br />

· Legal Matters<br />

· Home Care <strong>Services</strong><br />

· Citizenship<br />

· Reverse Mortgages<br />

· Tax preparation<br />

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Table <strong>of</strong> Contents<br />

Adult day care program ...............4<br />

Advocacy ...........................................4<br />

Bingo ...................................................5<br />

CA Senior Legislator ......................5<br />

Care Management ..................6–10<br />

Companionship ........................... 10<br />

Computer <strong>Services</strong> ...................... 11<br />

Consumer <strong>Services</strong> ..................... 12<br />

Counseling <strong>Services</strong> ............. 12-13<br />

Crisis Intervention ....................... 14<br />

Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong> ...... 14-16<br />

Disaster Preparedness/<br />

Assistance ................................. 16<br />

Education ................................. 17-18<br />

Elder Abuse .................................... 18<br />

Employment<br />

Opportunities .................... 18-19<br />

Equipment ............................... 19-20<br />

Financial Assistance .............. 20-22<br />

Food & Nutrition .................... 23-24<br />

Grief Counseling .......................... 24<br />

Health Care ............................. 24–31<br />

Alzheimers ..................................... 24<br />

Blood Bank ..................................... 24<br />

Cancer .............................................. 25<br />

Clinics ............................................... 25<br />

Dental <strong>Services</strong> ............................. 26<br />

Financial Assistance .................... 26<br />

Hearing/Audiology ..................... 27<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral ............... 27<br />

Mental ..............................................27<br />

Organizations ......................... 28-29<br />

Substance Abuse ..........................30<br />

Vision Impairment ................. 30-31<br />

Home Care ............................... 32-37<br />

Medical Alerts ............................... 37<br />

Home Repair ................................. 37<br />

Hospitals ......................................... 39<br />

Housing ..................................... 40-43<br />

In-Home <strong>Services</strong> .................. 43-44<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral ......... 45-46<br />

Insurance In<strong>for</strong>mation .............. 46<br />

Legal Counseling ......................... 47<br />

Pet Care ........................................... 48<br />

Recreation ................................ 48-49<br />

Safety & Security .......................... 49<br />

Senior Organizations ............ 49-51<br />

Skilled Nursing Facilities ........... 51<br />

Support Groups ..................... 52-53<br />

Transportation ........................ 53-54<br />

Veteran’s <strong>Services</strong> ........................ 55<br />

Volunteering ........................... 55-56<br />

Voter In<strong>for</strong>mation ........................ 56<br />

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Adult Day Care Programs<br />

Marin Adult Day Health Center<br />

1905 Novato Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 897-6884<br />

www.lifelongmedical.org<br />

MADHC is a licensed health facility that <strong>of</strong>fers an organized<br />

day program <strong>of</strong> therapeutic, social and health<br />

activities and services to persons with functional impairments<br />

<strong>for</strong> the purpose <strong>of</strong> restoring or maintaining optimal<br />

capacity <strong>for</strong> self-care. The program operates Monday-<br />

Friday and includes transportation.<br />

Advocacy<br />

AARP<br />

(American Association <strong>of</strong> Retired Persons)<br />

1-866-448-3614 or 1-888-687-2277<br />

www.aarp.org<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-5066<br />

www.bvim.org<br />

Provides support groups, peer support, advocacy, social,<br />

cultural and educational events to blind and visually<br />

impaired individuals in Marin.<br />

Gray Panthers <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

(415) 453-1550<br />

www.graypanthersmarin.org<br />

We advocate and endorse positions and actions <strong>for</strong> peace<br />

and social justice, universal health care, electoral re<strong>for</strong>m,<br />

non-privatization <strong>of</strong> public resources, civil rights, human<br />

rights, and civil liberties.<br />

Senior Access<br />

The Wilfred George Adult Day Center<br />

70 Skyview Terrace<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-2500<br />

www.senioraccess.org<br />

At the Dance Palace<br />

503 B Street<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 491-2500<br />

www.senioraccess.org<br />

Offers af<strong>for</strong>dable day programs <strong>for</strong> older adults with<br />

memory loss and/or chronic health conditions. Our<br />

licensed center provides a safe and caring environment<br />

and respite <strong>for</strong> caregivers five days a week.<br />

Marin County Commission on Aging<br />

10 North San Pedro Rd.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-7118<br />

Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program<br />

10 North San Pedro Rd,<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-7446<br />

Assists families with placement and serves as an advocate<br />

<strong>for</strong> persons living in assisted living facilities and nursing<br />

homes in Marin County.<br />

The Seniors Coalition<br />

4401 Fair Lakes Ct<br />

Fairfax, VA 22033<br />

(703) 896-7615<br />

www.senior.org<br />

Advocacy organization that represents the interests <strong>of</strong> America’s<br />

older adult citizens at both the state and federal levels.<br />

HICAP<br />

(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)<br />

3262 Airway Dr, Ste C<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95403<br />

1-800-434-0222<br />

www.senioradvocacyservices.org<br />

Provides objective in<strong>for</strong>mation and assistance to people<br />

who need help in understanding Medicare, supplemental<br />

insurance, long-term care insurance, older adult HMO<br />

plans, and assistance with Medicare billing and claims.<br />

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Bingo<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group<br />

Corte Madera Town Hall<br />

300 Tamalpais Dr<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 927-5072<br />

Bingo Thursdays at 9am. Call <strong>for</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation.<br />

Edgewater Seniors<br />

Sausalito Parks & Recreation<br />

420 Litho St<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 289-4152<br />

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club<br />

Marguerita Johnson Senior Center<br />

640 Drake Ave<br />

Marin City, CA 94965<br />

(415) 332-9323<br />

Mill Valley Seniors Club<br />

Mill Valley Community Center<br />

180 Camino Alto<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 383-1370<br />

Bingo Tuesdays at 10am.<br />

Novato Big Bucks Bingo<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8290<br />

Bingo Sundays, doors open at noon and game starts<br />

at 1pm.<br />

Salvation Army<br />

351 Mission Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-4520<br />

Bingo Fridays at 2pm. Call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation.<br />

San Geronimo Valley Pioneers<br />

Fran Van Midde, President<br />

San Geonimo Valley Community Center<br />

(415) 488-9705<br />

San Rafael Goldenaires<br />

San Rafael Community Center<br />

618 B Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 485-3348<br />

Bingo Wednesdays (except the 3rd Wednesday), doors<br />

open at 10am and games start at noon.<br />

Tam Valley Seniors Club<br />

Tam Valley Community Center<br />

203 Marin Ave<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 388-6393 x. 10<br />

Terra Linda Seniors<br />

670 Del Ganado Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 485-3344<br />

Bingo Tuesdays at 10am<br />

Pt Reyes Bingo<br />

Dance Palace Community Center<br />

503 B Street<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-1075<br />

www.dancepalace.org<br />

Bingo on the 2nd Thursday <strong>of</strong> the month at 1:15pm.<br />

CA Senior Legislature<br />

Eleanor Bloch<br />

Senior Assembly Member<br />

(415) 435-1148<br />

Submits older adult proposals to the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Legislature.<br />

Advocates <strong>for</strong> older adult issues.<br />

Robert Gallimore, Senior Senator<br />

(415) 491-9645<br />

Submits older adult proposals to the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Legislature.<br />

Advocates <strong>for</strong> older adult issues.<br />

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Private<br />

Comprehensive<br />

Care Management<br />

Since 1997<br />

● Assessments<br />

● Care Management<br />

● Crisis Intervention<br />

● Financial Elder Abuse Intervention<br />

Compassionate Care When You<br />

Can’t Be There<br />

415.324.5088 877.301.9702<br />

10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 150, Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

www.agingsolutions.com<br />

MARIN/SONOMA/NAPA<br />

“Our reward comes from advocating <strong>for</strong><br />

quality Standards <strong>of</strong> Care.”<br />

When your loved<br />

one needs support<br />

…we’re here!<br />

HEART & SOUL CARE MANAGEMENT<br />

Trish Mairet, M.A.<br />

● Home Care Coordination<br />

● Functional/Safety Evaluation<br />

● Long-Term Care Planning<br />

● RN Visits/In-home Caregivers<br />

● Psychiatric Case Management<br />

● Family Care Conferences<br />

● Health Care Advocate<br />

● Complex Case Coordination<br />

Trish has 20 years <strong>of</strong> experience. Her background includes<br />

elder care management, home care, discharge planning, rehab,<br />

mental health crisis, family counseling, APS and medical social work.<br />

Trish Mairet, M. A. Care Manager/Owner<br />

Ph: 707-490-6576 Fax: 707-523-1001<br />

caremanager@vom.com www.heartsoulcare.com<br />

Care Management<br />

Acclaim Homecare<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy, Ste A17<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

1-888-499-7372 or (415) 479-5125<br />

www.acclaimhomecare.com<br />

Our care manager conducts initial consultations to determine<br />

level <strong>of</strong> care needed, overseeing and supervising<br />

every caregiver assigned to a case. We prescreen all our<br />

caregivers. We hire licensed CNA’s, HHA’s, caregivers and<br />

companions. Our agency is licensed, insured and bonded.<br />

Aging Solutions<br />

10 Liberty Ship Way, Ste 150<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 324-5088 or 1-877-301-9702<br />

www.agingsolutions.com<br />

We help you find the most appropriate pr<strong>of</strong>essionals <strong>for</strong> all<br />

your home care, legal, pr<strong>of</strong>essional and medical services.<br />

Family Caregiver Alliance<br />

180 Montgomery St, Ste 1100<br />

San Francisco, CA 94109<br />

(415) 434-3388 or 1-800-445-8106<br />

www.caregiver.org<br />

Provides support and assistance to families caring <strong>for</strong><br />

someone with an adult-onset brain impairment and/<br />

or older adults (60 and older), regardless <strong>of</strong> diagnosis.<br />

<strong>Services</strong> include in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral, care consultation<br />

and education. When funding permits, <strong>of</strong>fers legal<br />

consultation, short-term counseling, and limited shortterm<br />

respite assistance to caregivers in need <strong>of</strong> a break.<br />

Heart & Soul Care Management<br />

926A Diablo Ave, Ste 111<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(707) 490-6576<br />

www.heartsoulcare.com<br />

Hired Hands Homecare<br />

84 Galli Dr<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 884-4343<br />

www.hiredhandshomecare.com<br />

A family owned and operated organization dedicated to<br />

older adults since 1994. We provide comprehensive caregiving<br />

services, enabling our clients to maintain their quality<br />

<strong>of</strong> life, and to live safely in their homes. We handle all<br />

employer responsibilities and assistance is available 24/7.<br />

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Care Management (cont’d)<br />

Homewatch Caregivers<br />

7665 Redwood Blvd Suite 200<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 898-5768<br />

www.homewatchcaregivers.com<br />

After a quarter <strong>of</strong> a century providing quality home care,<br />

we have expertise working and caring <strong>for</strong> a wide range<br />

<strong>of</strong> individuals with equally varying needs. From infants<br />

and elderly to clients with special and urgent needs, you<br />

can rely on us to provide quality in home care <strong>for</strong> your<br />

loved ones.<br />

(See our ad on the inside back cover.)<br />

HomeWell Senior Care<br />

300 Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Center Dr Ste 324<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 599-4333<br />

www.homewellnorthbay.com<br />

Homewell provides live-in and hourly personal care, companionship<br />

and homemaker services <strong>for</strong> seniors so they<br />

can remain in the com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>of</strong> their own home.<br />

(See our ad on page 8)<br />

Hospice By The Bay<br />

17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd<br />

Larkspur, CA 94939<br />

(415) 927-2273<br />

www.hospicebythebay.org<br />

Compassionate end-<strong>of</strong>-life and palliative, com<strong>for</strong>t care <strong>for</strong><br />

patients <strong>of</strong> all ages with life-limiting illnesses, as well as<br />

grief and loss counseling and support <strong>for</strong> all community<br />

members. Community education programs also available.<br />

IHSS<br />

(In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1024 x. 11<br />

www.pa-marin.org<br />

A Government funded program that pays <strong>for</strong> caregivers<br />

so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can<br />

continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our<br />

goal by recruiting and training high-quality skilled providers<br />

whose work is valued and respected <strong>for</strong> the important<br />

social service being per<strong>for</strong>med.<br />

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Care Management (cont’d)<br />

Institute on Aging<br />

Care Management & Fiduciary <strong>Services</strong><br />

1005 A Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-8692<br />

www.ioaging.org<br />

For over 18 years, the non-pr<strong>of</strong>it IOA has provided client<br />

centered assistance through its Marin staff, which<br />

includes an experienced RN and psychotherapist. We<br />

coordinate with doctors, manage medications, supervise<br />

caregivers, and support links with family, friends, and<br />

recreational activities. We can serve as the client’s Health<br />

Care agent and obtain the health care the client wants.<br />

Our mission is helping older adults stay at home happily<br />

and safely, but we provide help in every phase <strong>of</strong> moving,<br />

should the need arise.<br />

Marin Independent Caregivers Network<br />

Stevie Alexander, Owner/Care Manager<br />

(415) 382-9203<br />

A caregiving and care management service. Exceptional<br />

caregivers providing personalized elderly, disabled, recovery,<br />

and illness care. Caregivers are CA State certified and<br />

experienced--screened, bonded, and insured--monitored<br />

by Owner/Care Manager. Care Manager available 24/7.<br />

No agency fees.<br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Geriatric Care<br />

Managers<br />

(520) 881-8008<br />

www.caremanager.org<br />

Geriaric care management in<strong>for</strong>mation. Their website has<br />

a directory <strong>of</strong> care managers.<br />

North Bay Eldercare Options<br />

145 Town Center, Ste 414<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 460-6333<br />

www.northbayeldercare.com<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional geriatric care management: consultations,<br />

care-planning assessments, caregiver referrals/monitoring,<br />

health care coordination/advocacy, placement, etc.<br />

Owner Michele Boudinot, a gerontologist and certified<br />

care manager, has worked with and advocated <strong>for</strong> Marin<br />

older adults <strong>for</strong> 25 years. Our team includes social workers<br />

and a geriatric nurse practitioner.<br />

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Care Management (cont’d)<br />

Seniors At Home<br />

a Division <strong>of</strong> Jewish Family & Children’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

600 Fifth Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 507-0564<br />

www.SeniorsAtHome.Org<br />

Individual and family consultations, MSSP (Multi-Purpose<br />

Senior <strong>Services</strong> Program), and ongoing care management.<br />

<strong>Services</strong> include a personalized intake, needs assessment<br />

and plan <strong>of</strong> care. Clients have access to our comprehensive<br />

range <strong>of</strong> services, including Home Care, Palliative and End <strong>of</strong><br />

Life Care, Money Management, Conservatorship, and more.<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc.<br />

1100 Mar West Ste C<br />

Tiburon, CA 94920<br />

(415) 435-1262<br />

www.sncsllc.com<br />

Special Needs is licensed by the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Health <strong>Services</strong> to provide skilled nursing care. We are a<br />

home health care agency driven by the adherence to the<br />

traditional standards <strong>of</strong> com<strong>for</strong>t and care that have been the<br />

hallmark <strong>of</strong> the nursing pr<strong>of</strong>ession. Our pr<strong>of</strong>essional nurses<br />

assess and evaluate patient outcomes. Nurses are accountable<br />

to the standards <strong>of</strong> nursing practice.<br />

Because How You Live Matters<br />

• Award-Winning Home Care • Skilled Nursing Visits<br />

• Care Management • Healthcare Advocacy<br />

• Counseling • Palliative and End <strong>of</strong> Life Care<br />

• Money Management • Conservatorships • Spiritual Care<br />

• Volunteer <strong>Services</strong> • JFCS RIDES Transportation Service<br />

• Caregiver Support Groups • Holocaust Survivor <strong>Services</strong><br />

415-449-3777<br />

www.SeniorsAtHome.org<br />

Serving Marin, San Francisco and the Peninsula<br />

SeniorsAtHome<br />

Because How You Live Matters<br />

SENIORS·AT·HOME IS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS A HOME HEALTH AGENCY.<br />

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Care Management (cont’d)<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice<br />

4000 Civic Center Dr, Ste 190<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-4600<br />

www.svnah.org<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice is a provider <strong>of</strong> high quality home<br />

care services and an affiliate <strong>of</strong> Sutter Health, one <strong>of</strong><br />

the nation’s leading not-<strong>for</strong>-pr<strong>of</strong>it healthcare networks.<br />

Caring <strong>for</strong> patients in 12 counties throughout Northern<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia, our services include skilled nursing, rehabilitation<br />

therapy, home infusion therapy, medical social work<br />

and community flu and wellness programs.<br />

Companionship<br />

West Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

11435 State Hwy 1<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663 8148<br />

www.wmss.org<br />

Provides in-home supportive services to the rural elderly<br />

over age 60. Our purpose is to enable older persons to<br />

remain independent as long as possible and to live with<br />

dignity and self-respect in their own homes.<br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists<br />

PO Box 205<br />

Millbrae, CA 94030<br />

(650) 307-3890<br />

www.accreditedcaregivers.com<br />

ACS <strong>of</strong>fers af<strong>for</strong>dable non-medical homecare services<br />

with qualified prescreened caregivers throughout the<br />

entire Bay Area. Normal rates begin at $17/hr, and livein<br />

rates at $157/day. All caregivers undergo criminal<br />

background checks, TB testing, and previous client reference<br />

checks. For more details on our services, please<br />

visit our website.<br />

Home Helpers<br />

21 Golden Gate Dr Ste A<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 451-0100<br />

www.homehelpers.cc<br />

Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just <strong>for</strong> you. The<br />

services we provide <strong>of</strong>ten grow as our caregivers and<br />

seniors become more com<strong>for</strong>table with each other. Just a<br />

few <strong>of</strong> the services we may provide include: companionship,<br />

bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light<br />

housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s <strong>of</strong>fice,<br />

pick-up prescriptions, errand services…and much more!<br />

HomeWell Senior Care<br />

300 Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Center Dr Ste 324<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 599-4333<br />

www.homewellnorthbay.com<br />

Homewell provides live-in and hourly personal care, companionship<br />

and homemaker services <strong>for</strong> seniors so they<br />

can remain in the com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>of</strong> their own home.<br />

LITA<br />

(Love is the Answer)<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy, F101<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 472-5482<br />

www.litamarin.org<br />

Provides volunteer adults, youth, children and pets as<br />

weekly visitors/friends <strong>for</strong> lonely and isolated elderly<br />

living in long-term care facilities. Volunteers establish ongoing<br />

friendships with older adults who have few visitors<br />

or none at all. Contact us to get more in<strong>for</strong>mation about<br />

volunteer opportunities.<br />

Senior Companion Program<br />

501 Via Casitas<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 464-1767<br />

Join other older adults in Marin County in having fun, getting<br />

out to local services and taking care <strong>of</strong> themselves.<br />

Provides one-on-one human contact with other older<br />

adults preventing isolation and loneliness.<br />

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Computer <strong>Services</strong><br />

Canal Alliance<br />

91 Larkspur St.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-2640<br />

www.canalalliance.org<br />

Assistance <strong>for</strong> Canal Area residents including Immigration<br />

issues, English as a Second Language Classes, technology<br />

training, and family advocacy.<br />

Marin County Library Computer Tutoring<br />

(415) 499-6058<br />

www.marinlibrary.org<br />

Free one-on-one computer tutoring available at most city<br />

and county library branches in the county.<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Computer & Electronics Repair and Troubleshooting<br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSeniorComputer<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

Marin Senior Computer <strong>Services</strong> are your experts <strong>for</strong> solving<br />

computer and electronics problems. We can set-up<br />

and troubleshoot computers, printers, home networks,<br />

TVs, remote controls, digital cameras, and cell phones.<br />

Friendly and af<strong>for</strong>dable, we’re happy to answer your questions<br />

and <strong>of</strong>fer solutions.<br />

San Rafael Public Library Computer Tutoring<br />

Marilyn Boatright<br />

1100 E Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 485-3317<br />

Volunteer tutors give free one-on-one instruction on the<br />

basics <strong>of</strong> how to use the internet.<br />

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Consumer <strong>Services</strong><br />

Better Business Bureau<br />

1-866-411-2221<br />

www.bbbgoldengate.org<br />

Receives complaints about local businesses.<br />

Consumer Credit Counseling<br />

595 Market St, 15th Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105<br />

1-800-777-7526<br />

www.ccssf.org<br />

Non-pr<strong>of</strong>it community service to help individuals in financial<br />

difficulty. Reverse mortgage counseling. Appointments<br />

available.<br />

Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer<br />

Protection Office<br />

3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 130<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6495<br />

We provide in<strong>for</strong>mation on consumer rights and act as<br />

mediator between consumers and businesses. Take appropriate<br />

prosecutorial action if appropriate. No fees or<br />

charges.<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Handyman & Fix-It <strong>Services</strong><br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSenior<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> helps you take care <strong>of</strong> your house<br />

or condo. We provide expert emergency repairs, fix-it<br />

solutions, and long-term maintenance. From the kitchen<br />

to the bedroom to the bathroom, we’ll keep your place<br />

tip-top shape. Our explanations are easy to understand,<br />

and our work is af<strong>for</strong>dable. Let Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> take<br />

care <strong>of</strong> your home, you’ll be glad you did.<br />

Counseling <strong>Services</strong><br />

ACASA and Senior Peer Counseling<br />

Marin County Community Mental Health <strong>Services</strong><br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1020<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6802<br />

Provides comprehensive assessment, counseling and<br />

consultation to people 60 years and older. <strong>Older</strong> adult<br />

Peer Counseling in English and Spanish. Amigos Consejeros<br />

a Su Alcanse (A.C.A.S.A.)<br />

Apple FamilyWorks<br />

4 Joseph Ct<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-0720<br />

www.familyworks.org<br />

Non-pr<strong>of</strong>it agency that provides sliding-scale services<br />

benefiting older adults. Counseling services address life<br />

transitions, anxiety and depression, grief, relationship issues,<br />

anger, stress & more.<br />

Community Healing Centers<br />

14 Commercial Blvd, Ste 101<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 499-1115<br />

www.communityhealingcenters.org<br />

Counseling, psychotherapy, stress-management, grief<br />

and loss counseling.<br />

Community Institute <strong>for</strong> Psychotherapy<br />

1330 Lincoln Ave, Ste 201<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-5999<br />

www.cipmarin.org<br />

Provides high-quality psychotherapy and counseling<br />

<strong>for</strong> individuals and families on a sliding scale basis. Our<br />

focus includes depression, anxiety, grief counseling and<br />

family disputes.<br />

Catholic Charities <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

One St Vincent Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-4262<br />

Psychotherapy counseling. Fees on a sliding scale.<br />

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Counseling <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

Community Violence Solutions<br />

734 A Street, Ste 3<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(800) 670-RAPE (7273) or (415) 259-2850 Office<br />

www.cvsolutions.org<br />

Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, we are a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

agency providing free counseling and advocacy<br />

services <strong>for</strong> past and current victims <strong>of</strong> sexual trauma<br />

including childhood and elder sexual abuse. We have a<br />

confidential 24 hour crisis line, support group and selfdefense<br />

classes available.<br />

CorStone<br />

33 Buchanan Dr<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 331-6161<br />

www.corstone.org<br />

Provides non-sectarian spiritual and emotional support<br />

<strong>for</strong> those coping with illness, aging, care giving, and<br />

bereavement. Group support and one-on-one counseling<br />

available. Offered free <strong>of</strong> charge. All inquiries completely<br />

confidential.<br />

Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

555 Northgate Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-5700 or 24-hr Crisis Hotline (415) 499-1100<br />

www.fsamarin.org<br />

Af<strong>for</strong>dable counseling and support services <strong>for</strong> older<br />

adults and family members to help maintain independent<br />

living and self-sufficiency, understand personal and<br />

relationship conflicts, and promote optimum health and<br />

well-being.<br />

Hospice By The Bay<br />

17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd<br />

Larkspur, CA 94939<br />

(415) 927-2273<br />

www.hospicebythebay.org<br />

Compassionate end-<strong>of</strong>-life and palliative, com<strong>for</strong>t care <strong>for</strong><br />

patients <strong>of</strong> all ages with life-limiting illnesses, as well as<br />

grief and loss counseling and support <strong>for</strong> all community<br />

members. Community education programs also available.<br />

Institute on Aging<br />

Care Management & Fiduciary <strong>Services</strong><br />

1005 A Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-8692<br />

www.ioaging.org<br />

Individual psychotherapy and family counseling including<br />

caregiver support is provided by an experienced<br />

psychotherapist with a PhD and over 25 years’ experience<br />

working with older adults. We are happy to come to your<br />

home or even in<strong>for</strong>mal settings like cafés.<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 258-8496<br />

www.lighthouse-sf.org<br />

Individual and group counseling focused on adjustment<br />

to vision loss is available and facilitated by a LightHouse<br />

Social Worker. Individuals 55 years and older living in<br />

Marin county are eligible <strong>for</strong> adjustment to vision loss<br />

support at no cost. The LightHouse collaborates with<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin to facilitate peer facilitated<br />

support groups.<br />

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Crisis Intervention<br />

Community Violence Solutions<br />

734 A Street, Ste 3<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(800) 670-RAPE (7273) or (415) 259-2850 Office<br />

www.cvsolutions.org<br />

Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, we are a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

agency providing free counseling and advocacy<br />

services <strong>for</strong> past and current victims <strong>of</strong> sexual trauma<br />

including childhood and elder sexual abuse. We have a<br />

confidential 24 hour crisis line, support group and selfdefense<br />

classes available.<br />

Institute on Aging<br />

Friendship Line <strong>for</strong> the Elderly<br />

(415) 752-3778 or 1-800-971-0016<br />

www.ioaging.org<br />

24-hour emotional support and telephone companionship<br />

program. Crisis intervention <strong>for</strong> individuals over the<br />

age <strong>of</strong> 60.<br />

Marin County Adult Protective <strong>Services</strong><br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1002<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-2774<br />

www.co.marin.ca.us<br />

Takes reports and investigates elder and dependent adult<br />

abuse.<br />

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline<br />

Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

(415) 499-1100<br />

www.fsamarin.org<br />

Crisis intervention & suicide prevention. Hotline available<br />

24 hours a day.<br />

Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong><br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists<br />

PO Box 205<br />

Millbrae, CA 94030<br />

(650) 307-3890<br />

www.accreditedcaregivers.com<br />

ACS <strong>of</strong>fers af<strong>for</strong>dable non-medical homecare services<br />

with qualified prescreened caregivers throughout the<br />

entire Bay Area. Normal rates begin at $17/hr, and live-in<br />

rates at $157/day. All caregivers undergo criminal background<br />

checks, TB testing, and previous client reference<br />

checks. For more details on our services, please visit our<br />

website.<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation<br />

120 N Redwood Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-1483<br />

www.rehab.cahwnet.gov<br />

The Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation works in<br />

partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to<br />

provide services and advocacy resulting in employment,<br />

independent living and equality <strong>for</strong> individuals with disabilities.<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Adaptive P.E.<br />

Kentfield Campus<br />

835 College Ave<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485-9654<br />

Individualized excercise programs including yoga, Tai Chi,<br />

aquatics, and aerobics. Requires a physician’s approval.<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Disabled Students Program<br />

Kentfield Campus<br />

835 College Ave<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485-9406<br />

Counseling <strong>for</strong> disabled students. Variety <strong>of</strong> classes and<br />

services that support seniors. In<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals<br />

<strong>for</strong> all.<br />

Easter Seals <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

20 Pimentel Ct, Ste A-1<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 382-7450<br />

www.noca.easterseals.com<br />

Small equipment loan program <strong>for</strong> the disabled.<br />

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Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

IHSS<br />

(In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1024 x. 11<br />

www.pa-marin.org<br />

A Government funded program that pays <strong>for</strong> caregivers<br />

so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can<br />

continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our<br />

goal by recruiting and training high-quality skilled providers<br />

whose work is valued and respected <strong>for</strong> the important<br />

social service being per<strong>for</strong>med.<br />

Library Beyond Walls<br />

Marin County Free Library<br />

PO Box 1330<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-8818<br />

www.marinlibrary.org<br />

Volunteers help home-bound Marin residents select<br />

library materials at their homes, and then deliver those<br />

materials.<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind - SF<br />

214 Van Ness Ave<br />

San Francisco, CA 94102<br />

(415) 431-1481<br />

www.lighthouse-sf.org<br />

<strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> the blind and visually impaired, including<br />

Adaptations, the LightHouse Store.<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 258-8496<br />

www.lighthouse-sf.org<br />

Loss <strong>of</strong> vision due to macular degeneration or other eye<br />

conditions requires learning methods <strong>for</strong> reading, traveling<br />

in the community, computer access and completing<br />

daily living activities, staff provide counseling, training<br />

and resources <strong>for</strong> persons with vision loss. Training<br />

and support is available in English & Spanish and other<br />

languages.<br />

MCIL<br />

(Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living)<br />

710 Fourth St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-6245<br />

www.marincil.org<br />

One-stop resource center <strong>for</strong> older adults and people<br />

with disabilities. Benefits counseling (SSI, SSDI), personal<br />

assistant registry, home modifications, support groups,<br />

assistive technology, disability rights advocacy. No<br />

agency fees.<br />

North Coast Mobility<br />

400 Tamal Plaza, Ste 417<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 927-0111<br />

Repair <strong>of</strong> wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and vehicle lift<br />

ramps. Sale <strong>of</strong> used and new equipment.<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center<br />

200 N San Pedro Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-8000<br />

www.marinjcc.org<br />

The Marin JCC <strong>of</strong>fers a full schedule <strong>of</strong> highly beneficial<br />

aquatic and land-based therapeutic exercise programs.<br />

San Anselmo Library Outreach Program<br />

110 Tunstead Ave<br />

San Anselmo, CA 94960<br />

(415) 258-4656<br />

Volunteer staff deliver regular and large print books, and<br />

audio books on CDs and cassette tapes to San Anselmo<br />

residents in retirement homes, convalescent hospitals<br />

and private homes.<br />

San Rafael Public Library Outreach Program<br />

Marilyn Boatright<br />

1100 E Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 485-3317<br />

Volunteer staff deliver regular and large print books, and<br />

audio books on CDs and cassette tapes to San Rafael residents<br />

in retirement homes, convalescent hospitals and<br />

private homes.<br />

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Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

Social Security Administration<br />

101 Looten & 3rd Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-772-1213 or 1-866-964-5501<br />

www.ssa.gov<br />

Disability insurance (SSDI) available to eligible disabled<br />

workers. Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI)<br />

available to eligible low income disabled persons.<br />

Visiting Angels<br />

77 Mark Dr, Ste 12<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1200<br />

www.jmhomecare.com<br />

Helping older adults and surgery patients stay independent<br />

at home through caring assistance with all activities<br />

<strong>of</strong> daily life. Licensed, bonded, insured caregivers <strong>for</strong><br />

hourly or live-in help, or respite <strong>for</strong> family caregivers.<br />

Whistlestop Paratransit<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-0964<br />

1-800-454-0964 (outside <strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Transportation <strong>for</strong> disabled who are unable to use public<br />

fixed route transit such as Golden Gate Transit. An eligibility<br />

application to use the service must be approved prior<br />

to service. Office hours are 7 days a week, 8am to 4pm.<br />

Please call <strong>for</strong> further in<strong>for</strong>mation.<br />

Disaster Preparedness<br />

Administration on Aging - Emergency Preparedness<br />

www.aoa.gov<br />

Their website has a wealth <strong>of</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation. Click on the<br />

link to Emergency Preparedness.<br />

American Red Cross<br />

712 Fifth Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 721-2365 or 1-888-443-5722<br />

Assistance to fire and disaster victims in addition to educational<br />

programs.<br />

Get Ready Marin<br />

www.getreadymarin.org<br />

“Get Ready” aims to teach residents to take care <strong>of</strong> themselves<br />

at home should disaster strike. Visit their website<br />

to find local training in a town close to you.<br />

Marin County Sheriff’s Office <strong>of</strong> Emergency <strong>Services</strong><br />

3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 266<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6584<br />

www.co.marin.ca.us/disaster<br />

The OES leads ef<strong>for</strong>ts to protect life, property & the<br />

environment by developing, coordinating and managing<br />

programs that prevent, prepare <strong>for</strong>, respond to, recover<br />

from, and mitigate natural and man-made disasters and<br />

emergencies among all the various local jurisdictions.<br />

Salvation Army<br />

351 Mission Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-4520<br />

The Salvation Army is <strong>of</strong>ten among the first on the scene<br />

when disaster strikes. Officers are trained to meet all kinds<br />

<strong>of</strong> emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing and<br />

spiritual com<strong>for</strong>t.<br />

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Education<br />

AARP Drivers Safety Program<br />

Carol Deuel<br />

(707) 459-4928<br />

www.aarp.org/drive<br />

AARP sponsored first time and refresher courses <strong>for</strong><br />

drivers 55 and older. Most insurance companies <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

discounts to qualified drivers completing the course.<br />

Sonoma and Marin Counties.<br />

Apple FamilyWorks<br />

4 Joseph Ct<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-0720<br />

www.familyworks.org<br />

CPR and First Aid classes <strong>of</strong>fered. Parenting classes <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

grandparents effective tools to increase their grand<br />

children’s cooperation and responsibility.<br />

Buck Institute <strong>for</strong> Age Research<br />

8001 Redwood Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 209-2000<br />

www.buckinstitute.org<br />

Presents community lectures which are open to the<br />

public. Topics range from ground-breaking scientific<br />

research to social policy and include top speakers from<br />

across the country. Call to subscribe to their newsletter.<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Reentry <strong>Services</strong><br />

Kentfield Campus<br />

835 College Ave<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485 9641<br />

The Reentry <strong>Services</strong> Program assists adults 25 years<br />

and older who are entering college after a break in their<br />

education. Academic, personal, and career counseling<br />

is available. Staff provides in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral <strong>for</strong><br />

campus and community services pertinent to the needs<br />

<strong>of</strong> reentry people.<br />

Emeritus College - College <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

Kentfield Campus & Indian Valley Campus<br />

(415) 485-9368<br />

Courses in the arts, computers, exercise, writing, hiking,<br />

the outdoors, and many more.<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8290<br />

Provides social, educational, enrichment, and fitness<br />

programs <strong>for</strong> adults <strong>of</strong> all ages. Classes include strength<br />

training, computers, dance, language, cooking, piano and<br />

more. We also <strong>of</strong>fer in<strong>for</strong>mational workshops and special<br />

events.<br />

Marin County Office <strong>of</strong> Education<br />

1111 Las Gallinas<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-5860<br />

Regional Occupational Program (R.O.P.) vocational and<br />

technical education.<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Computer & Electronics Repair and Troubleshooting<br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSeniorComputer<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

Marin Senior Computer <strong>Services</strong> are your experts <strong>for</strong><br />

solving computer and electronics problems. We can<br />

set-up and troubleshoot computers, printers, home<br />

networks, TVs, remote controls, digital cameras, and cell<br />

phones. Friendly and af<strong>for</strong>dable, we’re happy to answer<br />

your questions and <strong>of</strong>fer solutions.<br />

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute<br />

Dominican University <strong>of</strong> Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

50 Acacia Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 458-3763<br />

www.dominican.edu/osher<br />

OLLI at Dominican is a membership driven community <strong>of</strong><br />

adult learners. Anyone 50 years <strong>of</strong> age or older may join<br />

OLLI. There are three levels <strong>of</strong> membership.<br />

Tamalpais Union High School District Adult &<br />

Community Education<br />

(415) 945-3730<br />

www.marinlearn.com<br />

Call or go to their website <strong>for</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation on class<br />

descriptions and schedules.<br />

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Education (cont’d)<br />

Elderhostel/Exploritas<br />

11 Avenue de Lafayette<br />

Boston, MA 2111<br />

1-877-426-8056<br />

www.elderhostel.org<br />

Educational programs <strong>for</strong> adults 55 and older. Offers<br />

short-term academic experiences all over the world.<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop helps Marin County’s older adults and individuals<br />

with disabilities live active and independent lives<br />

by providing transportation, nutrition, in<strong>for</strong>mation and<br />

referrals services, and an activity centercombined with a<br />

multicultural program in a community based setting.<br />

Elder Abuse<br />

Elder Financial Protection Network<br />

550 Montgomery St., Ste. 485<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

(415) 956 5556<br />

www.bewiseonline.org<br />

Dedicated to the prevention <strong>of</strong> elder financial abuse,<br />

EFPN <strong>of</strong>fers in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals, in<strong>for</strong>mational<br />

brochures, pr<strong>of</strong>essional training, community outreach,<br />

and speakers’ bureau in<strong>for</strong>mation.<br />

Marin County Adult Protective <strong>Services</strong><br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1002<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-2774<br />

www.co.marin.ca.us<br />

Takes reports and investigates elder and dependent adult<br />

abuse.<br />

Marin Abused Women’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

734 A Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 924-6616 Hotline or (415) 457-2464 Ofc.<br />

www.maws.org<br />

Provides services <strong>for</strong> battered women.<br />

Employment Opportunities<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Re-Entry <strong>Services</strong><br />

Kentfield Campus<br />

835 College Ave.<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485 9641<br />

The Re-Entry <strong>Services</strong> Program assists adults 25 years<br />

and older who are entering college after a break in their<br />

education. Academic, personal, and career counseling<br />

is available. Staff provides in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral <strong>for</strong><br />

campus and community services pertinent to the needs<br />

<strong>of</strong> reentry people.<br />

Community Action Marin<br />

Marin Jobs & Career <strong>Services</strong><br />

409 Fourth St.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 526-7540<br />

www.communityactionmarin.org<br />

Provides employment training and case management to<br />

the homeless and those at risk <strong>for</strong> homelessness.<br />

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Employment Opportunities (cont’d)<br />

Marin Employment Connection<br />

120 N Redwood Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 473-3300<br />

www.marinemployment.org<br />

The Marin Employment Connection (MEC) is a partnership<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marin County public and non-pr<strong>of</strong>it agencies,<br />

education and training providers, and businesses coordinated<br />

by the Marin Health and Human <strong>Services</strong><br />

Department and the State Employment Development<br />

Department. The members work together to support the<br />

employers and job seekers with a variety <strong>of</strong> services. MEC<br />

also can supply auxiliary aides and services <strong>for</strong> disabled<br />

individuals.<br />

San Francisco Theological Seminary<br />

105 Seminary Rd<br />

San Anselmo, CA 94960<br />

(415) 451-2819<br />

We <strong>of</strong>fer postings <strong>of</strong> jobs from the Marin community to<br />

Seminary students and their families. There is no cost<br />

<strong>for</strong> this service. Either call us or send your job listing to<br />

BBlank@SFTS.edu.<br />

SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment<br />

Program), Title V<br />

120 N. Redwood Drive<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 269-3463<br />

SCSEP is designed to provide useful and meaningful parttime<br />

training opportunities. Participants must be Marin<br />

County residents, at least 55 years <strong>of</strong> age and low income.<br />

YWCA 50Plus Employment Support Program<br />

<strong>for</strong> Women<br />

120 N Redwood Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 264-7129<br />

Program <strong>for</strong> women seeking employment who are 50+<br />

and looking <strong>for</strong> work. <strong>Services</strong> are free and include skills<br />

identification and development, resumé assistance, job<br />

search workshops, support groups and job referrals.<br />

Equipment<br />

Easter Seals <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

20 Pimentel Ct, Ste A-1<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 382-7450<br />

www.noca.easterseals.com<br />

Small equipment loan program <strong>for</strong> the disabled.<br />

Hear Now<br />

The Starkey Hearing Foundation<br />

1-800-648-4327<br />

www.sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow<br />

Hear Now collects hearing aids <strong>for</strong> recycling purposes.<br />

Any make or model, regardless <strong>of</strong> age, can be donated to<br />

the hearing aid recycling program.<br />

Home CARES Equipment Recyclers<br />

3100 Kerner Blvd<br />

(in the rear)<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 388-8198<br />

www.homecares.org<br />

Accepts donations <strong>of</strong> reusable home healthcare equipment<br />

as well as disposable medical supplies that are<br />

upopened. In return these items are given to individuals,<br />

at no charge, who otherwise would have difficulty<br />

obtaining them.<br />

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Equipment (cont’d)<br />

MCIL<br />

(Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living)<br />

710 Fourth St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-6245<br />

www.marincil.org<br />

Durable medical equipment donations (such as scooters,<br />

electric and manual wheelchairs, and other tools <strong>of</strong> independence)<br />

are available free to those who need them<br />

through the center. In addition, an Assistive Technology<br />

Gazette online allows individuals and vendors to post<br />

pre-owned and new durable medical equipment <strong>for</strong> sale<br />

or to give away in a classified ad <strong>for</strong>mat at no fee.<br />

North Coast Mobility<br />

400 Tamal Plaza, Ste 417<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 927-0111<br />

Repair <strong>of</strong> wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and vehicle lift<br />

ramps. Sale <strong>of</strong> used and new equipment.<br />

Financial <strong>Services</strong><br />

CARE<br />

(Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Alternate Rates <strong>for</strong> Energy)<br />

1-800-743-2273 or 1-800-743-5000 PG&E<br />

www.pge.com<br />

Program provides discounts on utility bills <strong>for</strong> low-income<br />

households. Call <strong>for</strong> eligibility.<br />

Consumer Credit Counseling<br />

595 Market St, 15th Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105<br />

1-800-777-7526<br />

www.ccssf.org<br />

Non-pr<strong>of</strong>it community service to help individuals in<br />

financial difficulty. Reverse mortgage counseling.<br />

Appointments available.<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants<br />

1-800-728-6646<br />

www.designbenefits.info<br />

Get expert help to obtain Medi-Cal benefits when your<br />

family member needs long term nursing home care.<br />

BEFORE spending their life savings, learn all <strong>of</strong> the<br />

available options. 100% Application Success since 1985.<br />

Our Ex-Medi-Cal employees cut through “Red Tape” fast.<br />

Serving All Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Counties, FREE CONSULTANTS.<br />

Call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation: 1-800-728-6646<br />

Elder Financial Protection Network<br />

550 Montgomery St., Ste. 485<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

(415) 956-5556<br />

www.bewiseonline.org<br />

Dedicated to the prevention <strong>of</strong> elder financial abuse,<br />

EFPN <strong>of</strong>fers in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals, in<strong>for</strong>mational<br />

brochures, pr<strong>of</strong>essional training, community outreach,<br />

and speakers’ bureau in<strong>for</strong>mation.<br />

HEAP<br />

(Home Energy Assistance Program)<br />

1-866-675-6623 or 1-800-743-5000 PG&E<br />

www.pge.com<br />

Program provides discounts on utility bills <strong>for</strong> low-income<br />

households. Call <strong>for</strong> eligibility.<br />

In-Home Bookkeeping <strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> Seniors<br />

Jennifer Vaillancourt Moezzi<br />

374 Margarita Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 455-9585<br />

Af<strong>for</strong>dable, personal assistance with bill paying, bank<br />

reconciliation, banking, tax preparation and organization.<br />

Free consultation. Rates start at $40 per hour.<br />

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Financial <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

Institute on Aging<br />

Care Management & Fiduciary <strong>Services</strong><br />

1005 A Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-8692<br />

www.ioaging.org<br />

Our Marin <strong>of</strong>fice is staffed by Licensed Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Fiduciaries<br />

and MBAs who can serve as Successor Trustee/Executor<br />

to carry out the client’s express wishes at far lower<br />

cost than Banks. We have experience managing all types<br />

<strong>of</strong> businesses and transactions, including real estate,<br />

securities portfolios and moving. Also, our user-friendly<br />

bookkeepers can come to the home to sort through mail<br />

to be sure all the bills are accounted <strong>for</strong>, write checks <strong>for</strong><br />

the client to sign, and reconcile bank statements. Check<br />

signing services are also available.<br />

Marin Housing Authority<br />

4020 Civic Center Drive<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-2550<br />

www.marinhousing.org<br />

Technical and financial assistance <strong>of</strong> up to $35,000 <strong>for</strong><br />

eligible low-income homeowners <strong>for</strong> repairs.<br />

Novato Human Needs Center<br />

1907 Novato Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 897-4147<br />

www.nhnc.org<br />

One time financial assistance is available <strong>for</strong> older adults<br />

or disabled adults. Single adults at risk <strong>of</strong> being homeless<br />

may also be eligible depending upon availability <strong>of</strong><br />

funds. Families who are homeless or are at risk <strong>of</strong> being<br />

homeless can be provided with a one-time payment <strong>of</strong><br />

rent or mortgage to prevent a loss <strong>of</strong> housing. Grants <strong>for</strong><br />

critical needs such as car repairs, medical bills and special<br />

equipment.<br />

DOES YOUR LOVED ONE NEED<br />

LONG TERM CARE<br />

❖ STOP spending life savings and<br />

family inheritance<br />

❖ Long Term Care Medi-Cal is your<br />

tax-paid entitlement<br />

❖ 100% application success rate –<br />

expert help since 1985<br />

❖ Former Medi-Cal employees<br />

“Cut Through RED TAPE” fast<br />

❖ High Income will not disqualify you!<br />

We help you retain more money with<br />

Correct Asset Positioning!<br />

❖ Learn ALL Options, including<br />

wartime Veterans Benefit<br />

FREE Consultation:<br />

CALL 1-800-728-6646<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants<br />

Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Honor Roll<br />

Visit our Website: www.designbenefits.info<br />

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Financial <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

Seniors At Home<br />

a Division <strong>of</strong> Jewish Family & Children’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

600 Fifth Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 507-0564<br />

www.SeniorsAtHome.org<br />

Comprehensive financial management services to help<br />

older adults manage their money safely and wisely. <strong>Services</strong><br />

include depositing checks, paying bills, budgeting<br />

and long-term planning, POA <strong>for</strong> finances, trustee/estate<br />

administration, conservatorship <strong>of</strong> person and/or estate,<br />

and more. Clients have access to our comprehensive<br />

range <strong>of</strong> services, including Home Care, Care Management,<br />

Palliative and End <strong>of</strong> Life Care, and more.<br />

Seniors Reverse Mortgage<br />

Peggy M Kegel<br />

283 Cypress Dr<br />

Fairfax, CA 94930<br />

(415) 482-8109<br />

www.seniorsreversemortgage.com<br />

Seniors Reverse Mortgage specializes exclusively in<br />

reverse mortgages. A Reverse Mortgage allows you to use<br />

the equity in your home without making monthly loan<br />

payments. Repayment happens when you move out or<br />

refinance, so there are no payments required while you<br />

live there.<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging<br />

30 Kawana Springs Rd<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br />

(707) 525-0143 or 1-800-675-0143<br />

www.councilonaging.com<br />

Case management, conservatorship, daily money<br />

management, friendly visitors, in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral,<br />

lawyer referral service, meals on wheels, mediation<br />

services, mental health services, older adult day services,<br />

older adult dining rooms, older adult helper list, older<br />

adult legal services, and volunteer services.<br />

Unemployment Insurance<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Employment Development Department<br />

1-800-300-5616<br />

www.edd.ca.gov<br />

Benefits <strong>for</strong> unemployed workers.<br />

Reverse Mortgages are<br />

Gov’t. Insured, Provide<br />

Tax Free Money* and Eliminate<br />

Current Mortgage Payments<br />

CALL FOR A FREE ANALYSIS<br />

(415) 482-8109<br />

PEGGY M. KAGEL<br />

Reverse Mortgage Consultant<br />

e-mail: pkagel@srmortgage.net<br />

*Please consult your tax advisor.<br />

LET YOUR HOME<br />

OPEN DOORS<br />

FOR YOU<br />

<br />

<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-6700 English<br />

(415) 454-0998 Spanish<br />

(415) 454-1552 Vietnamese<br />

(415) 456-9062 Farsi<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop <strong>of</strong>fers general in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals on<br />

programs and agencies throughout Marin County. We<br />

also <strong>of</strong>fer free tax assistance by trained pr<strong>of</strong>essionals to<br />

older adults and much more. Please call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

and to make an appointment.<br />

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Food & Nutrition<br />

Canal Alliance<br />

91 Larkspur St.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-2640<br />

www.canalalliance.org<br />

Assistance <strong>for</strong> Canal Area residents including food distribution,<br />

immigration issues, English as a Second Language<br />

classes, technology training, and family advocacy.<br />

Food Stamps<br />

Marin Co Division <strong>of</strong> Health & Human <strong>Services</strong><br />

120 N Redwood Dr, West Wing<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 473-3470<br />

Federal food assistance program available to eligible persons.<br />

West Marin residents can apply at the West Marin<br />

Center at 100 6th St., Pt. Reyes Station, tel (415) 473 3800<br />

Jackson Café<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop’s Jackson Cafe serves nutritious and<br />

low-cost lunchtime meals, Monday through Friday, to<br />

older adults (including Hispanic, Asian, and Persian<br />

older adults) and people <strong>of</strong> all ages in the modern<br />

Jackson Café in downtown San Rafael. The Café features<br />

hot entrees, sandwiches, pizza, soups, desserts and fresh<br />

salad bar. The Café is open to diners <strong>of</strong> all ages.<br />

Marin Community Food Bank<br />

75 Digital Dr<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 883-1302<br />

www.marinfoodbank.org<br />

Disburses emergency food through pantries at six<br />

locations in Marin County. Also, “Brown Bag” program <strong>for</strong><br />

low income older adults. Monthly USDA distribution.<br />

Marin Meals on Wheels<br />

Russian American Community <strong>Services</strong><br />

One St Vincent Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-4300<br />

www.marinmealsonwheels.org<br />

Home Delivered Meals Program brings food to older<br />

adults that are isolated, homebound, frail, elderly, and/<br />

or ill. <strong>Older</strong> Adult Dining Rooms are open to any person<br />

over age 60 at Novato’s Margaret Todd Senior Center, San<br />

Rafael Community Center on B Street, and the Pickleweed<br />

Community Center <strong>of</strong> San Rafael.<br />

Novato Human Needs Center<br />

1907 Novato Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 897-4147<br />

www.nhnc.org<br />

Emergency Food: A three-day emergency food supply is<br />

available <strong>for</strong> low-income people. Referrals to free dining<br />

rooms and other food pantries are available. Vouchers <strong>for</strong><br />

items not stocked (baby food and <strong>for</strong>mula) are available.<br />

U.S. Surplus Food: We are the on-going Novato distribution<br />

site <strong>for</strong> surplus food from the U.S. Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Agriculture. Low-income residents can receive food once<br />

per month.<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8296<br />

Novato Home Delivered Grocery Program, Golden Days<br />

Café Nutrition Site.<br />

Ritter Center<br />

16 Ritter St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-8182<br />

www.rittercenter.org<br />

Ritter Center maintains the largest food pantry in Marin<br />

County. Each year, the agency distributes more than 7,500<br />

bags <strong>of</strong> groceries to over 1,400 households. The vast<br />

majority <strong>of</strong> food comes via the San Francisco Food Bank.<br />

The pantry packs special bags <strong>for</strong> the homeless.<br />

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Food & Nutrition (cont’d)<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center<br />

11431 Hwy 1, Ste 20<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-8361<br />

Emergency food pantry and older adult brown bag<br />

program. USDA food, utilities assistance.<br />

Grief Counseling<br />

Community Healing Centers<br />

600 Miller Ave<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 499-1115<br />

www.communityhealingcenters.org<br />

Counseling, psychotherapy, stress-management, grief<br />

and loss counseling.<br />

Community Institute <strong>for</strong> Psychotherapy<br />

1330 Lincoln Ave, Ste 201<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-5999<br />

www.cipmarin.org<br />

Provides high-quality psychotherapy and counseling<br />

<strong>for</strong> individuals and families on a sliding scale basis. Our<br />

focus includes depression, anxiety, grief counseling and<br />

family disputes.<br />

Grief Counseling <strong>Services</strong><br />

A Program <strong>of</strong> Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

PO Box 4369<br />

San Rafael, CA 94913-4369<br />

(415) 499-1195 (24-hr)<br />

Six sessions <strong>of</strong> grief counseling at no charge <strong>for</strong> Marin<br />

County residents who have lost a loved one in the<br />

past year.<br />

Health Care – Alzheimer’s<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Registry<br />

1-800-777-7575<br />

Provides in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals to older adults on<br />

housing options including assisted living, residential care<br />

and Alzheimer’s referrals throughout the state.<br />

Health Care – Blood Bank<br />

Blood Bank <strong>of</strong> the Redwoods<br />

2324 Bethards Dr<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br />

(707) 545-1222<br />

www.bbr.org<br />

BBR is a full-service blood bank center serving North Bay<br />

Communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.<br />

Marin Blood Center<br />

4050 Redwood Hwy<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-0730 or (415) 567-6400 San Francisco<br />

www.bloodcenters.org<br />

Local donor site <strong>for</strong> the Blood Centers <strong>of</strong> the Pacific.<br />

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Health Care – Cancer<br />

American Cancer Society<br />

Look Good Feel Better<br />

750 Lindaro St, Ste 120<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-227-2345 or (415) 454-8464<br />

www.cancer.org<br />

A free service which teaches cancer patients hands-on<br />

cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance<br />

related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation<br />

treatments. All services provided by certified and trained<br />

cosmetologists.<br />

Cancer Resource & Recovery Center<br />

at the Marin Cancer Institute<br />

1350 S. Eliseo Drive<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7920<br />

Located in the atrium <strong>of</strong> the Marin Cancer Institute, the<br />

Center serves as a hub <strong>of</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation & support to cancer<br />

patients, their families and friends. Browse the shelves,<br />

surf the net, or ask one <strong>of</strong> the helpful members <strong>of</strong> the MCI<br />

staff <strong>for</strong> assistance.<br />

Marin Cancer Institute<br />

a Program <strong>of</strong> Marin General Hospital<br />

1350 S Eliseo Dr<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7822<br />

A nationally approved center <strong>for</strong> cancer prevention,<br />

diagnosis and treatment. Led by specially trained<br />

physician experts, we <strong>of</strong>fer state-<strong>of</strong>-the-art technology<br />

and personalized, holistic health care in a com<strong>for</strong>table<br />

community setting.<br />

Health Care – Clinics<br />

Hearing & Speech Clinic<br />

Marin General Hospital<br />

250 Bon Air Rd<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7220<br />

<strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> adults and children with communication<br />

disorders. Physician referral and appointment necessary.<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Greenbrae<br />

250 Bon Air Rd<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 448-1500<br />

www.marinclinic.org<br />

An independent, non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization providing<br />

medical services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal,<br />

Medicare and CMSP.<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Novato<br />

6100 Redwood Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 448-1500<br />

www.marinclinic.org<br />

An independent, non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization providing<br />

medical services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal,<br />

Medicare and CMSP.<br />

Ritter Center<br />

16 Ritter St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-8182<br />

www.rittercenter.org<br />

Ritter Center’s medical clinic provides both primary and<br />

urgent care to low-income, homeless, and uninsured<br />

patients. The clinic also per<strong>for</strong>ms adult immunizations<br />

and flu shots, testing <strong>for</strong> HIV, Hepatitis C, and TB, and<br />

medical exams <strong>for</strong> the General Assistance and CalWorks<br />

programs. As with all Ritter Center services, health care is<br />

provided at no cost to clients.<br />

Sutter Terra Linda Urgent Care Health Plaza<br />

4000 Civic Center Dr, Ste 206<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-4800<br />

Urgent care clinic <strong>for</strong> non-life threatening medical<br />

conditions such as earaches, cough and sprains. No<br />

appointment necessary. Sports physicals, laboratory,<br />

and radiology services are also available.<br />

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Health Care – Dental <strong>Services</strong><br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin - Dental Assistance Program<br />

Kentfield Campus<br />

835 College Ave<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485-9327<br />

Provides full-mouth X-rays at the end <strong>of</strong> January and all<br />

<strong>of</strong> February <strong>for</strong> any patient. Must have a written request<br />

from dentist.<br />

Denti-Cal<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Dept. <strong>of</strong> Health Care <strong>Services</strong><br />

1-800-322-6384<br />

www.denti-cal.ca.gov<br />

Provides the names <strong>of</strong> dentists accepting Medi-Cal.<br />

Marin County Dental <strong>Services</strong><br />

Marin Dept. <strong>of</strong> Health & Human <strong>Services</strong><br />

411 4th St, Ste C<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 473-5450<br />

Provides dental services to low income Medi-Cal eligible<br />

Marin residents by appointment only.<br />

Marin County Dental Society<br />

165 N Redwood Dr, Ste 170<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 472-7974<br />

www.mcds.org<br />

Provides referrals <strong>for</strong> dental care.<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Dental<br />

3110 Kerner Blvd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 526-8555<br />

An independent, non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization providing dental<br />

services clinics. Sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal, Medicare<br />

and CMSP.<br />

Health Care – Financial Assistance<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants<br />

1-800-728-6646<br />

www.designbenefits.info<br />

Get expert help to obtain Medi-Cal benefits when your<br />

family member needs long term nursing home care.<br />

BEFORE spending their life savings, learn all <strong>of</strong> the available<br />

options. 100% Application Success since 1985.<br />

Our Ex-Medi-Cal employees cut through “Red Tape” fast.<br />

Serving All Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Counties, FREE CONSULTANTS.<br />

Call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation: 1-800-728-6646<br />

Medi-Cal<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Health and Human <strong>Services</strong><br />

(415) 473-3470<br />

Federal and State-funded medical assistance program<br />

which provides benefits to qualifying low-income<br />

persons.<br />

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Health Care – Hearing/Audiology<br />

DDTP<br />

(Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program)<br />

PO Box 30310<br />

Stockton, CA 95213<br />

1-800-8061191<br />

www.ddtp.org<br />

The DDTP is a program <strong>of</strong> the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Public Utilities<br />

Commission, providing Cali<strong>for</strong>nians who are deaf and<br />

disabled with specialized telephone equipment and relay<br />

services through the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Telephone Access<br />

Program and Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Relay Service, respectively.<br />

Hear Now<br />

The Starkey Hearing Foundation<br />

1-800-648-4327<br />

www.sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow<br />

Non-pr<strong>of</strong>it national organization that provides hearing<br />

aids and chochlear implants to older adults with limited<br />

financial resources.<br />

Hearing & Speech Clinic<br />

Marin General Hospital<br />

250 Bon Air Rd<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7220<br />

<strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> adults and children with communication<br />

disorders. Physician referral and appointment necessary.<br />

The Hearing & Speech Center <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

1234 Divisadero St<br />

San Francisco, CA 94115<br />

(415) 921-7658<br />

www.hearingspeech.org<br />

Our goal is to ensure that clients have the in<strong>for</strong>mation,<br />

technology, and resources they need available to help<br />

them fully participate with friends, coworkers and loved<br />

ones. We educate and serve the general public on issues<br />

relating to hearing loss and speech.<br />

Health Care – In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral<br />

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center<br />

99 Montecillo Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-2173<br />

www.kp.org<br />

Health education department.<br />

Health Care – Mental<br />

Marin Community Mental Health <strong>Services</strong><br />

250 Bon Air Rd, Unit B<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 499-6835 or (415) 499-6829<br />

Crisis unit. Provides psychiatric services <strong>for</strong> the mentally ill.<br />

Marin General Hospital<br />

Behavioral Health Outpatient Servies<br />

250 Bon Air Rd, Unit A<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7679<br />

<strong>Older</strong> adult program that <strong>of</strong>fers transitional services <strong>for</strong><br />

major depression, anxiety disorders, affective disorders,<br />

schizophrenia, psychiatric after care and some case<br />

management.<br />

Marin General Medical Library<br />

250 Bon Air Rd.<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7393<br />

A full-service medical library with reference librarians,<br />

medical textbooks, on-line journals and a link to other<br />

Bay Area medical libraries. Open Monday, Tuesday,<br />

Wednesday, Friday.<br />

National Institute <strong>of</strong> Mental Health<br />

1-866-615-6464<br />

www.nimh.nih.gov<br />

Many publications available on a wide variety <strong>of</strong> topics<br />

related to older adults. Request them on line or over the<br />

phone<br />

Suicide Prevention<br />

PO Box 4369<br />

San Rafael, CA 94912<br />

(415) 499-1100 24 hrs.<br />

Crisis intervention suicide prevention.<br />

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Health Care – Organizations<br />

Alzheimer’s Association <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

4340 Redwood Highway, Suite D314<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 472-4340 or 1-800-272-3908<br />

Provides in<strong>for</strong>mation and support to families including<br />

education programs, support groups. Helpline 24/7 and<br />

family consultation services.<br />

American Cancer Society<br />

Man to Man - Prostate Cancer Support Group<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-227-2345 or (415) 454-8464<br />

www.cancer.org<br />

A support group <strong>for</strong> patients and their partners. Meetings<br />

held at Marin General Hospital on Tuesday evenings.<br />

American Cancer Society<br />

750 Lindaro, Suite 120<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-8464 or 1-800-227-2345<br />

Programs and services <strong>for</strong> cancer patients as well as<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals to all types <strong>of</strong> support services<br />

<strong>for</strong> cancer patients, their families and caregivers — all<br />

completely free <strong>of</strong> charge. A call to the toll free number<br />

is answered by trained specialists to answer questions<br />

about cancer and link callers with resources in their<br />

community.<br />

American Diabetes Association<br />

492 9th Street, Suite 300<br />

Oakland, CA 94600<br />

1-888-DIABETES<br />

www.diabetes.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation on diabetes and services <strong>for</strong> diabetics.<br />

American Heart Association<br />

1400 North Dutton Ave., #20<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95401<br />

(415) 456-9222 or (707) 542-1992<br />

www.americanheart.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation and education regarding heart disease and<br />

stroke.<br />

American Lung Association<br />

115 Talbot Ave<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95402<br />

1-800-586-4872<br />

www.lungusa.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation and education on respiratory disease,<br />

clean air advocacy, research, indoor air quality and<br />

mold concerns.<br />

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association<br />

1-800-498-2071<br />

www.asher.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation and referral <strong>for</strong> speech, language and<br />

hearing disorders.<br />

Amputee Coalition <strong>of</strong> America<br />

1-888-267-5669<br />

www.amputee-coalition.org<br />

Arthritis Foundation<br />

657 Mission St., #603<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105<br />

1-800-464-6240<br />

www.arthritis.org<br />

<strong>Services</strong> to people with arthritis. Literature on diagnosis<br />

and treatment. Referral to programs and specialists.<br />

Cancer In<strong>for</strong>mation Service<br />

A Program <strong>of</strong> the National Cancer Institute<br />

1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)<br />

www.cancer.gov<br />

Provides personal, confidential help. It is the source <strong>of</strong> the<br />

latest, most accurate cancer in<strong>for</strong>mation <strong>for</strong> patients, their<br />

families, the general public, and health pr<strong>of</strong>essionals in<br />

English and Spanish.<br />

EyeCare America<br />

National Eye Care & Glaucoma Project<br />

655 Beach Street<br />

San Francisco, CA 94109<br />

1-800-222-3937<br />

www.eyecareamerica.org<br />

A public service outreach program designed <strong>for</strong> seniors<br />

without an opthalmologist and with limited funds.<br />

Promotes early detection and treatment <strong>of</strong> glaucoma.<br />

Provides free glaucoma educational material and facilitates<br />

access to medical eye care.<br />

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Health Care – Organizations (cont’d)<br />

Foundation <strong>for</strong> Osteoporosis Research & Education<br />

1814 Franklin St., Suite 620<br />

Oakland, CA 94612<br />

(510) 832-2663<br />

www.<strong>for</strong>e.org<br />

Bone density testing, education and support group.<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group<br />

Judith Snyder<br />

(415) 388-3241<br />

The Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group is a self-help<br />

group that meets on the first Saturday <strong>of</strong> each month at<br />

1:30 pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.<br />

Meetings are free and interested persons are welcome.<br />

Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital<br />

Outpatient Center<br />

1125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

Kentfield Hospital has been serving the Marin community<br />

<strong>for</strong> over 25 years with inpatient and outpatient services.<br />

The Inpatient program assists patients with medically<br />

complex issues including respiratory, wound care and<br />

complex rehabilitation. The Outpatient Center <strong>of</strong>fers<br />

comprehensive services — Wound Care, Physical,<br />

Occupational, Speech and Hand Therapies.<br />

(See our ad on page 39)<br />

Marin AIDS Project<br />

1660 Second St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-2487<br />

www.marinaidsproject.org<br />

Free, confidential case management and benefits<br />

counseling services <strong>for</strong> people living with HIV/AIDS<br />

and Hepatitis C. In<strong>for</strong>mation & referral, education &<br />

prevention programs.<br />

Muscular Dystrophy Association <strong>of</strong> America<br />

1-800-572-1717<br />

www.mda.org<br />

Support groups and services <strong>for</strong> persons with MD and<br />

their families.<br />

National Association <strong>for</strong> Continence<br />

1-800-252-3337<br />

www.nafc.org<br />

Consumer education and advocacy organization<br />

dedicated to bladder and bowel health.<br />

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group<br />

PO Box 1186<br />

Woodacre, CA 94973<br />

(415) 488-0137 or (415) 381-6550<br />

Meetings held on the 4th Tuesday <strong>of</strong> the month at 1pm at<br />

The Redwoods in Mill Valley. General meeting, speakers<br />

and discussion groups.<br />

Prevent Blindness Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

1388 Sutter St, Ste 408<br />

San Francisco, CA 94109<br />

(415) 567-7500 or 1-800-338-3041<br />

www.eyeinfo.org<br />

Provides free vision screening <strong>for</strong> adults, public in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

& pr<strong>of</strong>essional education classes.<br />

Reach to Recovery<br />

American Cancer Society<br />

750 Lindaro St, Ste 120<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-227-2345 or (415) 454-8464<br />

www.cancer.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation, advice and support <strong>for</strong> breast cancer<br />

patients from diagnosis through recovery.<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice<br />

4000 Civic Center Dr, Ste 190<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-4600<br />

www.svnah.org<br />

What you get from CCG is a pr<strong>of</strong>essional manager who<br />

first listens to you, your elder and family, then helps you<br />

set reachable goals and then tailors and carries out a plan<br />

to realize those goals. At CCG we have two goals: Enable<br />

our clients to live as independently and enjoyably as possible<br />

and to assist the family to balance their caregiving<br />

with the other parts <strong>of</strong> their lives.<br />

The Mended Hearts<br />

Patrick Farrant<br />

(408) 227-1119<br />

Affiliated with the American Heart Association. Members<br />

visit heart patients in local hospitals. Support groups with<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mative meetings <strong>for</strong> patients and their families.<br />

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Health Care – Substance Abuse<br />

American Lung Association<br />

115 Talbot Ave<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95402<br />

1-800-LUNGUSA<br />

www.lungusa.org<br />

For help with smoking cessation, call their help line.<br />

Bay Area Community Resources<br />

171 Carlos Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-5580<br />

www.bacr.org<br />

BACR provides direct services to individuals and families<br />

needing support to overcome barriers to success. The<br />

Alcohol and Drug, Tobacco and Mental Health Program<br />

delivers prevention and treatment services to youth and<br />

adults having a broad spectrum <strong>of</strong> needs, ranging from<br />

the need <strong>for</strong> basic in<strong>for</strong>mation to treatment <strong>for</strong> chronic<br />

alcoholism and drug recovery.<br />

Health Care – Vision Impairment<br />

Adaptations, the LightHouse Store<br />

214 Van Ness Ave<br />

San Francisco, CA 94102<br />

1-888-400-8933<br />

www.adaptationsonline.com<br />

Find tools to help you live well with vision loss, including<br />

a large selection <strong>of</strong> magnifiers, large print and talking<br />

products, such as watches and clocks. Browse our accessible<br />

online catalog, request a visit from our mobile store,<br />

or visit our San Francisco location.<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-5066<br />

www.bvim.org<br />

Provides support groups, peer support, advocacy, social,<br />

cultural and educational events to blind and visually<br />

impaired individuals in Marin.<br />

Marin A.F.G.<br />

(Marin County Al-Anon/Alateen)<br />

PO Box 400<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94976<br />

(415) 455-4723<br />

We assist family members and friends <strong>of</strong> alcoholics.<br />

Please call us if you want more in<strong>for</strong>mation or a list <strong>of</strong><br />

current meetings. We have meetings every day and four<br />

teen meetings as well. We welcome newcomers to all<br />

meetings.<br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Alcohol,<br />

Drug & Tobacco Programs<br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1013<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-3030<br />

www.co.marin.ca.us/adtp<br />

The Division <strong>of</strong> Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Programs work<br />

to prevent alcohol and other drug-related problems in<br />

Marin’s community. The <strong>of</strong>fice works in partnership with<br />

other county departments, numerous public and private<br />

agencies, and related groups and individuals to provide<br />

leadership in the planning, development, implementation<br />

and evaluation <strong>of</strong> a comprehensive countywide<br />

prevention, intervention, detoxification, recovery &<br />

treatment service delivery system.<br />

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Braille and Talking Books Library<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia State Library<br />

900 N Street<br />

Sacramento, CA 95814<br />

1-800-952-5666<br />

Books on tape and in Braille <strong>for</strong> the blind and physically<br />

handicapped. This is a free service.<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation<br />

Blind Field <strong>Services</strong><br />

50 D Street, Ste 425<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br />

(707) 576-2233<br />

Provides independent living and vocational services <strong>for</strong><br />

people who are blind.<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group<br />

Judith Snyder<br />

(415) 388-3241<br />

The Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group is a self-help<br />

group that meets on the first Saturday <strong>of</strong> each month at<br />

1:30 pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.<br />

Meetings are free and interested persons are welcome.<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 258-8496<br />

www.lighthouse-sf.org<br />

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Health Care – Vision Impairment (cont’d)<br />

Vision Rehabilitation Therapists provide instruction in<br />

managing medications concurrent health conditions,<br />

such as diabetes with vision loss. A Low Vision Clinic in<br />

SF provides assessment <strong>of</strong> useable vision associated<br />

with macular degeneration, glaucoma, & other eye<br />

conditions, providing education and practical solutions<br />

<strong>for</strong> enhancing vision.<br />

Marin Eyes<br />

901 E Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-5565<br />

165 Rowland Way, Ste 307<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 892-5333<br />

www.marineyes.com<br />

MarinEyes is a comprehensive eye care center that does<br />

preventive eye care, examinations, treatment <strong>of</strong> medical<br />

and surgical eye conditions, and they specialize in Cataract,<br />

Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) and glaucoma. They<br />

have board certified ophthalmologists, anesthesiologists,<br />

and optometrists. They also have registered nurses,<br />

opticians and ophthalmic and surgical technicians.<br />

Prevent Blindness Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

1388 Sutter St, Ste 408<br />

San Francisco, CA 94109<br />

(415) 567-7500 or 1-800-338-3041<br />

www.eyeinfo.org<br />

Provides free vision screening <strong>for</strong> adults, public in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

& pr<strong>of</strong>essional education classes.<br />

Marin Ophthalmic Consultants, Inc.<br />

A Medical Corporation<br />

<br />

tools <strong>for</strong> living with vision loss<br />

John R. Campbell, M.D<br />

Christian K. Kim, M.D.<br />

John C. Shin, M.D.<br />

Gareth Valles, O.D.<br />

Jacob Wanon, O.D.<br />

Dianne Wong, O.D.<br />

901 E Street, Suite 285<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

415-454-5565 phone<br />

415 -454-2957 fax<br />

165 Rowland Way,<br />

Suite 307<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

www.marineyes.com<br />

415 892-5333 phone<br />

415 892-1685 fax<br />

Marin Ophthalmic Surgery Center<br />

www.adaptationsonline.com<br />

Order line: 888-400-8933<br />

- Browse our accessible online catalog<br />

- Request a visit from our mobile store<br />

- Or visit our San Francisco location<br />

415 454 2991 phone<br />

415 454 6542 fax<br />

Marin Optical Gallery<br />

415 460 6263 phone<br />

415 454 2957 fax<br />

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Home Care<br />

Marin Independent Caregivers Network<br />

Stevie Alexander, Owner/Care Manager<br />

(415) 382-9203<br />

A caregiving and care management service. Exceptional<br />

caregivers providing personalized elderly, disabled, recovery,<br />

and illness care. Caregivers are CA State certified and<br />

experienced--screened, bonded, and insured--monitored<br />

by Owner/Care Manager. Care Manager available 24/7.<br />

No agency fees.<br />

Acclaim Homecare<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy, Ste A17<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

1-888-499-7372 or (415) 479-5125<br />

Fully licensed, insured and bonded. No agency fees. Providing<br />

multilevel home support services. Our initial assessment<br />

interview by a patient care director is free. Caring, compassionate,<br />

competent, qualified, prescreened caregivers.<br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists<br />

PO Box 205<br />

Millbrae, CA 94030<br />

(650) 307-3890<br />

www.accreditedcaregivers.com<br />

ACS <strong>of</strong>fers af<strong>for</strong>dable non-medical homecare services<br />

with qualified prescreened caregivers throughout the<br />

entire Bay Area. Normal rates begin at $17/hr, and live-in<br />

rates at $157/day. All caregivers undergo criminal background<br />

checks, TB testing, and previous client reference<br />

checks. For more details on our services, please visit our<br />

website.<br />

First Choice Home Care, LLC<br />

369-B Third St, Ste 137<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 295-1565<br />

www.firstchoicecal.com<br />

We are a locally owned provider <strong>of</strong> non-medical home<br />

care services to those wishing to remain independent<br />

and safe in their own home. We provide a free in-home<br />

assessment to determine your exact needs. All our caregivers<br />

are our employees who are experienced, screened,<br />

bonded and insured.<br />

MARIN INDEPENDENT<br />

CAREGIVERS NETWORK<br />

Exceptional Caregivers Providing Personalized Care<br />

STEVIE ALEXANDER<br />

• Elderly, Disabled, Recovery, & Illness Care<br />

• CA State Certified & Experienced Caregivers<br />

• Care Manager Available 24/7 • No Agency Fees<br />

(415) 382-9203<br />

Screened • Bonded • Insured • Monitored<br />

Member <strong>of</strong> National Association <strong>of</strong> Geriatric Care Managers<br />

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Home Care (cont’d)<br />

From the Heart Home Care<br />

4040 Civic Center Dr, Ste 200<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-0663<br />

www.fromthehearthomecare.com<br />

Our network <strong>of</strong> caregivers provide assistance to the elderly,<br />

disabled, and those recovering from illness throughout<br />

Marin County. Caregivers can provide help from one hour<br />

per day to 24-hour live-in care. Caregivers are individually<br />

bonded and carry liability insurance. Rates are af<strong>for</strong>dable<br />

with no hidden fees.<br />

Health Care Connection<br />

1363 Lincoln Ave, Ste 4<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-2256<br />

A home care agency owned and managed by Nancy<br />

Mack, RN, PHN. Free RN assessment and supervision.<br />

Personal care needs. 24-hr. availability. Bonded, insured,<br />

pre-screened.<br />

(See our ad on page 34)<br />

•Experienced caregivers to meet your needs from 1 hour per<br />

day to 24-hour care<br />

•Always on call, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week<br />

•All caregivers are thoroughly screened with criminal<br />

background checks, individually bonded, and insured<br />

•Af<strong>for</strong>dable rates with no hidden fees<br />

Local Offices FREE Serving CONSULTATION<br />

the Bay Area Since 2001<br />

FREE CONSULTATION<br />

415-444-0663<br />

Locally Owned and Operated Referral Agency<br />

415-444-0663<br />

Locally Owned and Operated Referral Agency<br />

Visit us on the web at: www.fromthehearthomecare.com<br />

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Home Care (cont’d)<br />

Heart & Soul Care Management<br />

926A Diablo Ave, Ste 111<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(707) 490-6576<br />

www.heartsoulcare.com<br />

Heart & Soul Care is full-service are management that<br />

addresses the needs <strong>of</strong> older adults and those living with<br />

chronic illness. We provide attention to daily living needs<br />

and handle complex issues, allowing patients to live well<br />

at home.<br />

Hired Hands Homecare<br />

84 Galli Dr<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 884-4343<br />

www.hiredhandshomecare.com<br />

A family owned and operated organization dedicated<br />

to older adults since 1994. We provide comprehensive<br />

caregiving services, enabling our clients to maintain their<br />

quality <strong>of</strong> life, and to live safely in their homes. We handle<br />

all employer responsibilities and assistance is available 24/7<br />

Home Helpers<br />

21 Golden Gate Dr Ste A<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 451-0100<br />

www.homehelpers.cc<br />

Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just <strong>for</strong> you. The<br />

services we provide <strong>of</strong>ten grow as our caregivers and<br />

seniors become more com<strong>for</strong>table with each other. Just a<br />

few <strong>of</strong> the services we may provide include: companionship,<br />

bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light<br />

housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s <strong>of</strong>fice,<br />

pick-up prescriptions, errand services…and much more!<br />

Homewatch Caregivers<br />

7665 Redwood Blvd Suite 200<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 898-5768<br />

www.homewatchcaregivers.com<br />

After a quarter <strong>of</strong> a century providing quality home care,<br />

we have expertise working and caring <strong>for</strong> a wide range <strong>of</strong><br />

individuals with equally varying needs. From infants and elderly<br />

to clients with special and urgent needs, you can rely<br />

on us to provide quality in-home care <strong>for</strong> your loved ones.<br />

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Home Care (cont’d)<br />

Hospice By The Bay<br />

17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd<br />

Larkpur, CA 94939<br />

(415) 927-2273<br />

www.hospicebythebay.org<br />

Compassionate end-<strong>of</strong>-life and palliative, com<strong>for</strong>t care <strong>for</strong><br />

patients <strong>of</strong> all ages with life-limiting illnesses, as well as<br />

grief and loss counseling and support <strong>for</strong> all community<br />

members. Community education programs also available.<br />

IHSS<br />

(In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 1016<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1024 x. 11<br />

www.pa-marin.org<br />

A Government funded program that pays <strong>for</strong> caregivers<br />

so that low-income elderly, blind or disabled people can<br />

continue to remain safely in their homes. We pursue our<br />

goal by recruiting and training high-quality skilled providers<br />

whose work is valued and respected <strong>for</strong> the important<br />

social service being per<strong>for</strong>med.<br />

In-Home Independence<br />

39 Shields Ave<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 897-3867<br />

www.in-homeindependence.com<br />

For over 27 years, we’ve helped keep people, like you, stay<br />

where they belong, in their homes, surrounded by familiar<br />

sights and sounds. With just few customized modifications,<br />

we can quickly upgrade your home to accommodate<br />

any physical condition. Call (415) 897-3867 <strong>for</strong> a free<br />

In-Home evaluation.<br />

MCIL<br />

(Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living)<br />

710 Fourth St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-6245<br />

www.marincil.org<br />

Personal assitant registry <strong>of</strong> thoroughly sceened, experienced<br />

personal assistants available at af<strong>for</strong>dable hourly<br />

rates to older adults and persons with disabilities. Searchable<br />

online database, QuickMatch, aids the selection <strong>of</strong><br />

the right assistant. Home safety assessents by an occupational<br />

therapist, home modifications and assistive technology<br />

referrals. No agency fees.<br />

In-Home Independence<br />

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415-897-3867<br />

We are the<br />

Bay Area’s<br />

Accessibility<br />

Experts!<br />

Get a FREE In-Home evaluation!<br />

www.in-homeindependence.com<br />

Contractor’s State License #519907<br />

North Bay Eldercare Options<br />

145 Town Center, Ste 414<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 460-6333<br />

www.northbayeldercare.com<br />

maintain your life - without changing your address<br />

Our Care Management <strong>Services</strong> (see our listing under<br />

Care Management) <strong>of</strong>fer an extra benefit <strong>of</strong> no-fee referrals<br />

to Marin’s most competent private pr<strong>of</strong>essional caregivers<br />

specializing in skillful dementia care, post-hospital<br />

rehab support, and customized outings. We also work<br />

with agency caregivers to maximize their services.<br />

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Home Care (cont’d)<br />

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Visiting Angels® is the premium provider <strong>of</strong><br />

In-Home care services <strong>for</strong> Marin county and the<br />

surrounding areas!<br />

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(415) 499-1200<br />

www.jmhomecare.com<br />

Seniors At Home<br />

a Division <strong>of</strong> Jewish Family & Children’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

600 Fifth Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 507-0564<br />

www.SeniorsAtHome.Org<br />

RN supervised caregivers are available 4 to 24 hours a day<br />

to assist with personal care, homemaking and companionship.<br />

We employ our caregivers and handle all responsibilities,<br />

such as taxes, training, scheduling, and supervision.<br />

Caregivers are bonded and insured, and background<br />

screenings are per<strong>for</strong>med. Clients have access to our<br />

comprehensive range <strong>of</strong> services, including Care Management,<br />

Skilled Nursing, Palliative and End <strong>of</strong> Life Care,<br />

Money Management, Conservatorship, and more.<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc.<br />

1100 Mar West Ste C<br />

Tiburon, CA 94920<br />

(415) 435-1262<br />

www.sncsllc.com<br />

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Quality Healthcare<br />

in the Com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>of</strong> Home<br />

Marin County’s First Choice <strong>for</strong> Home Healthcare<br />

To arrange <strong>for</strong> care or learn more about our services,<br />

please call (415) 492-4600 or visit www.suttervna.org.<br />

Visiting Nurses Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy<br />

Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Home Health Aides Mom/Baby Visits<br />

Locally Based Not <strong>for</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>it Medicare Certified State Licensed<br />

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Home Care (cont’d)<br />

Special Needs is licensed by the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Health <strong>Services</strong> to provide skilled nursing care. We are a<br />

home health care agency driven by the adherence to the<br />

traditional standards <strong>of</strong> com<strong>for</strong>t and care that have been<br />

the hallmark <strong>of</strong> the nursing pr<strong>of</strong>ession. Our pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

nurses assess and evaluate patient outcomes. Nurses are<br />

accountable to the standards <strong>of</strong> nursing practice.<br />

Visiting Angels<br />

77 Mark Dr, Ste 12<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1200<br />

www.jmhomecare.com<br />

Visiting Angels is a premier provider <strong>of</strong> non-medical<br />

in-home care services. Our Caregivers assist with activities<br />

<strong>of</strong> daily living including transportation, medication<br />

reminders, hygiene assistance, companionship, and moral<br />

support. Employees are screened, bonded and insured.<br />

No weekly minimums and the care schedule is tailored to<br />

fit your needs. FREE ASSESSMENTS provided.<br />

Home Care – Medical Alerts<br />

Bay Alarm Medical<br />

1-877-522-9633<br />

www.BayAlarmMedical.com<br />

Live independently, freely and confidently in your own<br />

home with the peace <strong>of</strong> mind made possible by Bay<br />

Alarm Medical’s 24/7 push-button emergency help<br />

service. Less than $1 per day. Free shipping and installation.<br />

No long-term contracts! Money back guarantee.<br />

Home Repair<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Handyman & Fix-It <strong>Services</strong><br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSenior<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> helps you take care <strong>of</strong> your house<br />

or condo. We provide expert emergency repairs, fix-it<br />

solutions, and long-term maintenance. From the kitchen<br />

to the bedroom to the bathroom, we’ll keep your place<br />

tip-top shape. Our explanations are easy to understand,<br />

and our work is af<strong>for</strong>dable. Let Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> take<br />

care <strong>of</strong> your home, you’ll be glad you did.<br />

(See our ad on page 38.)<br />

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Hospitals<br />

Caremeridian<br />

2390 Sir Francis Drake Blvd<br />

Fairfax, CA 94930<br />

(415) 256-8007<br />

www.caremeridian.com<br />

Provides programs <strong>for</strong> patients with traumatic brain and<br />

spinal cord injuries.<br />

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center<br />

99 Montecillo Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-2000<br />

www.kp.org<br />

Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitiation Hospital<br />

30 Hacienda Dr<br />

Tiburon, CA 94920<br />

(415) 435-4554<br />

www.marinconvalescent.com<br />

Marin Convalescent is a small family-owned hospital<br />

located in the beautiful hills <strong>of</strong> Tiburon.<br />

* 24-hour skilled nursing care<br />

* Daily activities<br />

* Wide variety <strong>of</strong> therapeutic diets<br />

* Physical therapy<br />

* Speech & Occupational therapy<br />

* Beautician & barber service<br />

* Hospice & respite care.<br />

Marin General Hospital<br />

250 Bon Air Rd<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 925-7000<br />

www.maringeneral.org<br />

24-Hour Emergency Department, Intensive Care,<br />

Orthopedic Specialty Program, Marin Cancer Institute,<br />

and Marin Heart Institute.<br />

Serving Marin Since 1973<br />

IN-PATIENT<br />

COMPLEX MEDICAL<br />

Pulmonary Disease<br />

Vent Weaning<br />

Chronic Wounds<br />

Renal Failure<br />

Catastrophic<br />

Rehabilitation<br />

Brain Injury<br />

Spinal Cord Injury<br />

OUT-PATIENT<br />

Kentfield Clinics<br />

Neuro Rehab<br />

Ortho Rehab<br />

Hand Therapy<br />

Wound Care<br />

Pulmonary Rehab<br />

Fibromyalgia Program<br />

415.456.9680 415.485.3541<br />

The Most Comprehensive Healthcare<br />

<strong>Services</strong> in Marin County<br />

1125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center<br />

4150 Clement St<br />

San Francisco, CA 94121<br />

(415) 221-4810 or 1-877-487-2838<br />

www.sanfrancisco.va.gov<br />

A patient-centered integrated health care organization<br />

<strong>for</strong> veterans providing excellent health care, research, and<br />

education.<br />

Novato Community Hospital<br />

180 Rowland Way<br />

Novato, CA 94945<br />

(415) 209-1300<br />

www.novatocommunity.sutterhealth.org/<br />

24-Hour Emergency Department, Intensive Care,<br />

Orthopedic Specialty Program, Marin Cancer Institute,<br />

and Marin Heart Institute.<br />

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Housing<br />

Independent Living<br />

Assisted Living<br />

Health Care and<br />

Rehabilitation Center<br />

Est. 1921<br />

Garden Retirement Community<br />

415.453.7425<br />

800.777.3646<br />

www.aldersly.com<br />

321 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, Cali<strong>for</strong>nia 94901<br />

A not-<strong>for</strong>-pr<strong>of</strong>it Continuing Care Retirement Community. Cali<strong>for</strong>nia license #216801686 COA #004<br />

Assisted Living | Memory Care<br />

■ Studios, one and two bedroom<br />

apartments<br />

■ 24-hour staff and security systems<br />

■ Gourmet and home-style meals<br />

■ Spiritual care services<br />

■ Housekeeping and laundry services<br />

■ Social, leisure and educational<br />

activities<br />

■ Landscaped gardens and<br />

walking areas<br />

A tradition <strong>of</strong> care, a spirit <strong>of</strong> life.<br />

515 Northgate Drive | San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

www.almavia<strong>of</strong>sanrafael.org | 415.491.1900<br />

“Residents are the heart <strong>of</strong> our community.”<br />

Elder Care Alliance, a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it organization, is cosponsored by the Sisters <strong>of</strong><br />

Mercy <strong>of</strong> the Americas West Midwest Community & the Sierra Pacific Synod<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. RCFE Lic # 216801868.<br />

Available: Independent and Residential Living<br />

No Buy-In Fees<br />

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www.TheRedwoods.org<br />

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Aldersly<br />

326 Mission Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 453-9271<br />

www.aldersly.com<br />

Aldersly is a not <strong>for</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>it, independent, Continuing Care<br />

Retirement Community <strong>of</strong>fering Independent Living<br />

and Assisted Living Apartments as well as a Health and<br />

Rehabilitation Center in a garden environment that is<br />

conveniently located to many <strong>of</strong> San Rafael’s amenities.<br />

For a tour and in<strong>for</strong>mation call 800-777-3646<br />

AlmaVia <strong>of</strong> San Rafael<br />

515 Northgate Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-1900<br />

www.almavia.org<br />

AlmaVia <strong>of</strong> San Rafael, an assisted living community, provides<br />

quality older adult housing with support services in<br />

an environment that promotes independence and fosters<br />

dignity and respect. In addition, BridgeHaven is a separate<br />

and unique area <strong>for</strong> those with memory disorders.<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Registry<br />

1-800-777-7575<br />

Provides in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals to older adults on<br />

housing options including assisted living, residential care<br />

and Alzheimer’s referrals throughout the state.<br />

Drake Terrace<br />

275 Los Ranchitos Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-1935<br />

www.kiscoseniorliving.com<br />

Monthly rentals, independent and assisted living. Many<br />

services included. Great location, close to shopping etc. Call us<br />

<strong>for</strong> a tour!<br />

EAH, Inc.<br />

2169 E Francisco Blvd, Ste B<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 258-1800<br />

www.eahhousing.org<br />

Develops and manages apartments <strong>for</strong> low income<br />

persons.<br />

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Housing (cont’d)<br />

Fair Housing<br />

615 B Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-5025<br />

www.fairhousingmarin.com<br />

Non-pr<strong>of</strong>it agency concerned with housing discrimination<br />

and help with <strong>for</strong>eclosure.<br />

Homeward Bound <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

1385 N. Hamilton Parkway<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 457-2114<br />

Temporary housing <strong>for</strong> single adults, elders and the<br />

disabled homeless due to some emergency. Limited<br />

additional services. Small fees. Emergency nighttime<br />

shelter--pre-screening required. Emergency food & case<br />

management.<br />

Marin Housing Authority<br />

4020 Civic Center Drive<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 446-7054<br />

www.marinhousing.org<br />

Administers the county’s public housing which includes<br />

apartment complexes <strong>for</strong> families and those reserved <strong>for</strong><br />

seniors & disabled. Call the above Waiting List Hotline to<br />

hear an outgoing greeting that is updated regularly with<br />

open waitlist in<strong>for</strong>mation and other in<strong>for</strong>mation <strong>for</strong> those<br />

already on the Section 8 Waiting List.<br />

Mill Street Center<br />

190 Mill Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-9651<br />

Provides shelter <strong>for</strong> single adults 18 years <strong>of</strong> age and up.<br />

$3.00 contribution per person. Requires 24-hour notice.<br />

t kisco senior living, we provide<br />

A more than just a place to live. For more than 18<br />

years, we’ve been helping seniors discover The Art <strong>of</strong><br />

Living Well SM<br />

in vibrant community settings that are<br />

attractive and attainable. In fact, when you compare<br />

your true cost <strong>of</strong> living with ours, you’ll find that you<br />

can enhance your quality <strong>of</strong> life and improve your<br />

cost <strong>of</strong> living at Drake Terrace.<br />

PRICE IS WHAT YOU PAY<br />

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Call today to schedule your free personal<br />

consultation with lunch and a tour<br />

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Lic #216801028<br />

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Housing (cont’d)<br />

Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association<br />

Tam House I & II<br />

P.O. Box 2969<br />

San Anselmo, CA 94979<br />

(415) 457-5633<br />

www.TamHouse.org<br />

Shared living <strong>for</strong> 21 independent men and women 55<br />

years <strong>of</strong> age and older. Rents range from $700 - $900.<br />

Food package includes two meals per day. Dinner prepared<br />

by Tam House chef. Two new and newly remodeled<br />

residences in San Anselmo: Tam House I, 34 Tamalpais<br />

Ave., and Tam House II, 61 Woodland Avenue.<br />

Stockstill House<br />

Pam Osborn, RN Administrator<br />

12051 State Hwy 1/PO Box 1014<br />

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-1749<br />

Stockstill house, located in beautiful Point Reyes Station,<br />

is a licensed assisted living facility with room <strong>for</strong> eight<br />

older adults. Rooms with country views, compassionate<br />

and competent caregivers on duty 24 hours a day. Our<br />

residents enjoy living in a family atmosphere with home<br />

cooked meals, specialized activities, exercises and much<br />

more. Stockstill house is overseen by an RN Administrator<br />

and is owned and operated by West Marin <strong>Older</strong><br />

Adult <strong>Services</strong>, a well established, non-pr<strong>of</strong>it agency<br />

that has provided support services <strong>for</strong> older adults <strong>for</strong><br />

over 30 years.<br />

© 2009 NCPHS, Inc. All rights reserved.<br />

“The moment I saw The Tamalpais,<br />

I knew it was the right place <strong>for</strong><br />

me. I am a person who lives in the<br />

moment, so I like knowing I don’t<br />

have to spend my time worrying<br />

about the future.”<br />

Resident T-Y Shen,<br />

Retired economics pr<strong>of</strong>essor and avid hiker<br />

You can’t know what the future will bring. But you can be prepared <strong>for</strong> it.<br />

To find out how you can gain the peace <strong>of</strong> mind shared by T-Y Shen and all our<br />

residents, call Nancy Martin at 415.464.1754 and ask about our new contract options.<br />

The Tamalpais is an accredited continuing care retirement community.<br />

501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae, CA 94904 | Tel: 415.461.2300 | www.thetam.org<br />

The Tamalpais is a not-<strong>for</strong>-pr<strong>of</strong>it community <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Presbyterian Homes and <strong>Services</strong>. License# 210102761 COA# 099<br />

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Housing (cont’d)<br />

The Redwoods<br />

40 Camino Alto<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 383-2741<br />

www.theredwoods.org<br />

One <strong>of</strong> Marin’s most respected older adult living communities.<br />

Residents enjoy the benefits <strong>of</strong> a beautiful location<br />

complemented by an engaging and active lifestyle near<br />

the heart <strong>of</strong> Mill Valley. Independent living apartment,<br />

assisted living, and skilled nursing.<br />

The Tamalpais<br />

501 Via Casitas<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 461-2300<br />

www.thetam.org<br />

Marin’s only accredited Life Care community <strong>of</strong>fers<br />

spectacular views <strong>of</strong> the bay and Mt Tamalpais. Residents<br />

enjoy apartment homes with balconies, an indoor pool,<br />

fitness and lifelong learning programs. An entrance fee<br />

and on-going monthly fees guarantee access to physician<br />

services, hospitalization, unlimited assisted living and<br />

skilled nursing care--all <strong>for</strong> no increase in monthly fees.<br />

(See our ad on page 42)<br />

In-Home <strong>Services</strong><br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Job Placement <strong>Services</strong><br />

Kentfield Campus, Student <strong>Services</strong> Building<br />

835 College Ave<br />

Kentfield, CA 94904<br />

(415) 485-9410<br />

Home Helpers<br />

21 Golden Gate Dr Ste A<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 451-0100<br />

www.homehelpers.cc<br />

Home Helpers’ care plans are tailored just <strong>for</strong> you. The<br />

services we provide <strong>of</strong>ten grow as our caregivers and<br />

seniors become more com<strong>for</strong>table with each other. Just a<br />

few <strong>of</strong> the services we may provide include: companionship,<br />

bathing, dressing, feeding, grocery shopping, light<br />

housekeeping, laundry, transportation to doctor’s <strong>of</strong>fice,<br />

pick-up prescriptions, errand services…and much more!<br />

(See our ad on page 44)<br />

HomeWell Senior Care<br />

300 Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Center Dr Ste 324<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 599-4333<br />

www.homewellnorthbay.com<br />

Homewell provides live-in and hourly personal care,<br />

companionship and homemaker services <strong>for</strong> seniors so<br />

they can remain in the com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>of</strong> their own home.<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Handyman & Fix-It <strong>Services</strong><br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSenior<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

(Continued next column)<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> helps you take care <strong>of</strong> your house<br />

or condo. We provide expert emergency repairs, fix-it<br />

solutions, and long-term maintenance. From the kitchen<br />

to the bedroom to the bathroom, we’ll keep your place<br />

tip-top shape. Our explanations are easy to understand,<br />

and our work is af<strong>for</strong>dable. Let Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> take<br />

care <strong>of</strong> your home, you’ll be glad you did.<br />

MarinHelpers.com<br />

(415) 721-7777<br />

www.marinhelpers.com<br />

Marinhelpers.com is a collaboration <strong>of</strong> several nonpr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

agencies in Marin County. Marinhelpers.com is a conduit<br />

to connect helpers <strong>for</strong> any number <strong>of</strong> possible jobs <strong>for</strong><br />

residential employers who need assistance with chores<br />

and household projects. Here are some <strong>of</strong> the benefits <strong>of</strong><br />

using marinhelpers.com:<br />

* Easy process<br />

* Getting a worker the same day you need help<br />

* Scheduling a worker in advance<br />

* Getting help and providing it at the same time<br />

S.O.S. <strong>for</strong> Seniors<br />

Diane J. Simitz, M.S., NAPO<br />

Marin, Sonoma & San Francisco<br />

(415) 381-8435<br />

Simplify your life now or prepare <strong>for</strong> a move. De-clutter,<br />

reorganize, clean out, relocate. We help sell, donate and<br />

recycle unwanted items. Environmentally responsible.<br />

Additional services available: shopping, errands, scrapbooking<br />

and more.<br />

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In-Home <strong>Services</strong> (cont’d)<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc.<br />

1100 Mar West Ste C<br />

Tiburon, CA 94920<br />

(415) 435-1262<br />

www.sncsllc.com<br />

Special Needs is licensed by the Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Health <strong>Services</strong> to provide skilled nursing care. We are a<br />

home health care agency driven by the adherence to the<br />

traditional standards <strong>of</strong> com<strong>for</strong>t and care that have been<br />

the hallmark <strong>of</strong> the nursing pr<strong>of</strong>ession. Our pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

nurses assess and evaluate patient outcomes. Nurses are<br />

accountable to the standards <strong>of</strong> nursing practice.<br />

Visiting Angels<br />

77 Mark Dr, Ste 12<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1200<br />

www.jmhomecare.com<br />

Visiting Angels is a premier provider <strong>of</strong> non-medical<br />

in-home care services. Our Caregivers assist with activities<br />

<strong>of</strong> daily living including transportation, medication<br />

reminders, hygiene assistance, companionship, and moral<br />

support. Employees are screened, bonded and insured.<br />

No weekly minimums and the care schedule is tailored to<br />

fit your needs. FREE ASSESSMENTS provided.<br />

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In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral<br />

Canal Alliance<br />

91 Larkspur St.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-2640<br />

www.canalalliance.org<br />

Assistance <strong>for</strong> Canal Area residents including Immigration<br />

issues, English as a Second Language Classes, technology<br />

training, and family advocacy.<br />

Community Action Marin<br />

29 Mary Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 485-1489<br />

www.camarin.org<br />

Serving Marin County since 1966, the agency currently<br />

operates 15 programs <strong>for</strong> low income persons covering<br />

a variety <strong>of</strong> needs from childcare and AIDS services to<br />

energy assistance, family needs and mental health issues.<br />

Dial 2-1-1<br />

www.211BayArea.org<br />

Just dial 2-1-1 anywhere in the Bay Area <strong>for</strong> everyday<br />

needs and in times <strong>of</strong> disaster to access hundreds <strong>of</strong> community<br />

services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained,<br />

caring pr<strong>of</strong>essionals can answer questions about services<br />

in your community. 2-1-1 phone service is free, confidential<br />

and available in over 150 languages. You can also find<br />

the help you need by searching our online database at:<br />

www.211BayArea.org<br />

Elder Care Locator - Nationwide<br />

1-800-677-1116<br />

www.eldercare.gov<br />

Nationwide older adult services in<strong>for</strong>mation locator.<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind and Visually Impaired<br />

Vision Loss Resource Center (VLRC)<br />

1-888-400-8933 Toll Free<br />

www.lighthouse-sf.org<br />

The VLRC provides in<strong>for</strong>mation to persons experiencing<br />

vision loss, their family and friends, and pr<strong>of</strong>essionals in<br />

the field. In<strong>for</strong>mation is quality, up-to-date, and accessible,<br />

answering questions about all aspects <strong>of</strong> coping and<br />

living with vision loss. In addition, the VLRC has a Materials<br />

Resource Center which contains a library <strong>of</strong> literature<br />

addressing questions about vision loss and blindness<br />

throughout Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia.<br />

Division <strong>of</strong> Aging &<br />

Adult <strong>Services</strong><br />

{<br />

Marin County’s Area Agency on<br />

Aging, providing resources,<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mation, assistance, and<br />

services <strong>for</strong> older persons and<br />

adults with disability.<br />

Find the service that’s right <strong>for</strong><br />

you. Call the Marin Adult In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

& Referral line at<br />

457-INFO<br />

(415-457-4636)<br />

Also visit the Network <strong>of</strong> Care <strong>for</strong><br />

Aging, Marin’s comprehensive<br />

online search tool at<br />

marin.network<strong>of</strong>care.org/aging<br />

<strong>for</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation, services, and<br />

resources <strong>for</strong> older adults and<br />

people with disability.<br />

For more in<strong>for</strong>mation, call the<br />

Division <strong>of</strong> Aging & Adult <strong>Services</strong><br />

at 415-499-7118 or go to<br />

www.co.marin.ca.us/aging<br />

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In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral (cont’d)<br />

Marin Adult In<strong>for</strong>mation and Assistance Line<br />

10 N San Pedro Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 457-INFO (4636)<br />

Adult and aging in<strong>for</strong>mation assistance line. Available<br />

9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

Computer & Electronics Repair and Troubleshooting<br />

(415) 881-7171<br />

www.MarinSeniorComputer<strong>Services</strong>.org<br />

Marin Senior Computer <strong>Services</strong> are your experts <strong>for</strong><br />

solving computer and electronics problems. We can set-up<br />

and troubleshoot computers, printers, home networks, TVs,<br />

remote controls, digital cameras, and cell phones. Friendly<br />

and af<strong>for</strong>dable, we’re happy to answer your questions and<br />

<strong>of</strong>fer solutions.<br />

Ritter Center<br />

16 Ritter St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-8182<br />

www.rittercenter.org<br />

Ritter Center’s case managers meet one-on-one with<br />

individuals and families in need <strong>of</strong> assistance. Case<br />

managers evaluate each client’s immediate and longterm<br />

needs through an interview assessment process.<br />

Together, the client and case manager develop a case plan<br />

to help stabilize the client and create a path to increased<br />

self-sufficiency.<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging<br />

30 Kawana Springs Rd<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br />

(707) 525-0143 or 1-800-675-0143<br />

www.councilonaging.com<br />

Case management, conservatorship, daily money<br />

management, friendly visitors, in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral,<br />

lawyer referral service, meals on wheels, mediation<br />

services, mental health services, older adult day services,<br />

older adult dining rooms, older adult helper list, older<br />

adult legal services, and volunteer services.<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center<br />

11431 Hwy 1, Ste 20<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-8361<br />

Coordinates resources with community needs in West<br />

Marin. USDA food and help with utilities.<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-6700 English<br />

(415) 454-0998 Spanish<br />

(415) 454-1552 Vietnamese<br />

(415) 456-9062 Farsi<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop <strong>of</strong>fers general in<strong>for</strong>mation and referrals<br />

on programs and agencies throughout Marin County<br />

including in<strong>for</strong>mation <strong>for</strong> multicultural clients and citizenship<br />

classes.<br />

Insurance In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants<br />

1-800-728-6646<br />

www.designbenefits.info<br />

Get expert help to obtain Medi-Cal benefits when your<br />

family member needs long term nursing home care.<br />

BEFORE spending their life savings, learn all <strong>of</strong> the available<br />

options. 100% Application Success since 1985.<br />

Our Ex-Medi-Cal employees cut through “Red Tape” fast.<br />

Serving All Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Counties, FREE CONSULTANTS.<br />

Call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation: 1-800-728-6646<br />

HICAP<br />

(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)<br />

3262 Airway Dr, Ste C<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95403<br />

1-800-434-0222<br />

www.senioradvocacyservices.org<br />

Provides objective in<strong>for</strong>mation and assistance to people<br />

who need help in understanding Medicare, supplemental<br />

insurance, long-term care insurance, older adult HMO<br />

plans, and assistance with Medicare billing and claims.<br />

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Medicare<br />

1-800-633-4227<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation line <strong>for</strong> Medicare.


Legal Counseling<br />

Bay Area Legal Aid<br />

30 N. San Pedro Rd., #250<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-8224<br />

www.legalaidmarin.org<br />

Free legal assistance in English and Spanish<br />

George H. John, Attorney at Law<br />

175 N Redwood Dr, Ste 140<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-5511<br />

www.geojohn-law.com<br />

Living Trusts, Wills, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, and Elder Law.<br />

Lawyer Referral Service<br />

Marin County Bar Association<br />

30 N. San Pedro Rd. #140<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1813<br />

Legal Aid <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

30 No. San Pedro Rd., Suite 220<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-0230<br />

Provides free legal advice, and other legal services in<br />

noncriminal cases to low income and senior residents<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

Legal Self-Help <strong>Services</strong> <strong>of</strong> Marin Supreme Court<br />

Marin Civic Center, Room 244<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-1111<br />

Assists in answering questions about legal processes and<br />

preparing documents. No appointments. Service is on a<br />

“drop-in” basis.<br />

Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer<br />

Protection Office<br />

3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 130<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6495<br />

We provide in<strong>for</strong>mation on consumer rights and act as<br />

mediator between consumers and businesses. We take<br />

appropriate prosecutorial action if appropriate. No fees<br />

or charges.<br />

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Marin Mediation <strong>Services</strong><br />

4 Jeanette Prandi Way<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-7454<br />

Mediation services help neighbors, tenants, landlords,<br />

business and pr<strong>of</strong>essional people resolve their differences.<br />

Senior Legal Hotline<br />

1-800-222-1753<br />

www.seniorlegalhotline.org<br />

Provides seniors with fast, accurate advice on any legal<br />

subject, by phone and internet. Hours Mon - Fri, 9-12pm<br />

and 1-4pm. Open until 7:00pm on Thurs.<br />

Small Claims Division<br />

Marin Civic Center, Room 113<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 473-6215<br />

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Pet Care<br />

Marin Humane Society<br />

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 506-6255 SHARE Program<br />

www.marinhumanesociety.org<br />

SHARE volunteers provide pet care assistance to lowincome<br />

older adults. SHARE volunteers walk dogs, groom<br />

cats, transport pets to the veterinarian or the groomer,<br />

and deliver free pet food and pet supplies to SHARE<br />

clients. Also emergency boarding <strong>of</strong> pets in the event <strong>of</strong><br />

the hospitalization <strong>of</strong> clients.<br />

Pets Unlimited<br />

2343 Fillmore St<br />

San Francisco, CA 94115<br />

(415) 563-6700<br />

www.petsunlimited.org<br />

Pets Unlimited raises money <strong>for</strong> cats and dogs in need by<br />

running a state-<strong>of</strong>-the-art veterinary center and through<br />

donations from people who care about helping animals.<br />

Marin Humane Society - Dog Licenses<br />

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 883-4621<br />

www.marinhumanesociety.org<br />

Dog licenses available at a discount <strong>for</strong> older adults and<br />

disabled persons.<br />

Recreation<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group<br />

Corte Madera Parks & Recreation<br />

498 Tamalpais Dr<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 927-5072<br />

Computer classes, T’ai Chi, trips, big band dancing, and<br />

exercise classes.<br />

Larkspur Walkers<br />

Larkspur Recreation Department<br />

(415) 927-6746<br />

A walking group that meets weekday mornings M-W-F at<br />

9-10 a.m. at Piper Park in Larkspur.<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8290<br />

Opportunities <strong>for</strong> participation include educational and<br />

fitness programs, theme dinners, dances, card game<br />

groups, bocce ball, bicycle group and walking group.<br />

Marin YMCA<br />

1500 Los Gamos Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-9622<br />

www.ymcasf.org/marin<br />

A non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization with a mission to build strong<br />

kids, strong families and strong communities through<br />

programs and services that benefit all ages; best known<br />

<strong>for</strong> health and wellness programs; hikes and social events<br />

<strong>for</strong> older adults. Volunteers congregate once a year to<br />

raise money in order to grant scholarships.<br />

Novato Senior Citizens Club<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8290<br />

Provides social and recreational opportunities to its<br />

members including Monday meetings, theme lunches<br />

and dinners, and a trip program. Membership is open to<br />

anyone 50+ years <strong>of</strong> age.<br />

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Recreation (cont’d)<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center<br />

200 N San Pedro Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-8000<br />

www.marinjcc.org<br />

The Marin JCC <strong>of</strong>fers a full schedule <strong>of</strong> highly beneficial<br />

aquatic and land-based therapeutic exercise programs.<br />

Safety and Security<br />

“Are you O.K.” Program<br />

(415) 485-3030<br />

A daily telephone call program administed by the San<br />

Rafael Police Dept. Requires registration and is a no-cost<br />

daily telephone reassurance program to check on Marin<br />

seniors.<br />

Bay Alarm Medical<br />

1-877-522-9633<br />

www.BayAlarmMedical.com<br />

Live independently, freely and confidently in your own<br />

home with the peace <strong>of</strong> mind made possible by Bay<br />

Alarm Medical’s 24/7 push-button emergency help service.<br />

Less than $1 per day. Free shipping and installation.<br />

No long-term contracts! Money back guarantee.<br />

Senior Organizations<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group<br />

Corte Madera Parks & Recreation<br />

498 Tamalpais Dr<br />

Corte Madera, CA 94925<br />

(415) 927-5072<br />

Dance Palace Community Center<br />

503 B St<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-1075<br />

www.dancepalace.org<br />

The Dance Palace is a non-pr<strong>of</strong>it community center providing<br />

a wide variety <strong>of</strong> educational, recreational, cultural<br />

and community services to children, adults and seniors in<br />

western Marin County. We serve as the central community<br />

facility <strong>for</strong> the small, semi-rural coastal villages <strong>of</strong> West<br />

Marin including Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Olema,<br />

Nicasio, Marshall, Bolinas and Stinson Beach.<br />

Ross Valley Seniors<br />

46 Park Road<br />

Fairfax, CA 94930<br />

(415) 258-4669<br />

Monthly meetings include a variety <strong>of</strong> social and recreational<br />

activities (i.e.: historical lectures, bocce ball, book<br />

discussions, team trivia, movies, Mah Jong, art projects,<br />

etc.). Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to join.<br />

Meetings are the first Thursday <strong>of</strong> the month and include<br />

lunch. Annual membership fee is $20 or $7 <strong>for</strong> drop in,<br />

first time guests pay only $5.<br />

Bel-Net<br />

(415) 435-3266<br />

A daily telephone call program administered by the<br />

Belvedere Police Dept. to check on Belvedere seniors.<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8296<br />

Fall prevention and postal carrier alert programs.<br />

“You Are Not Alone” Program<br />

(415) 789-2801<br />

A daily telephone call program administered by the<br />

Tiburon Police Dept. to check on Tiburon seniors.<br />

Edgewater Seniors<br />

Sausalito Parks & Recreation<br />

420 Litho St<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 289-4152<br />

Edgewater Seniors have a recreational get-together<br />

on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month at 11am.<br />

Fun activities such as trips and bingo.<br />

Gray Panthers <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

(415) 453-1550<br />

www.graypanthersmarin.org<br />

We advocate and endorse positions and actions <strong>for</strong> peace<br />

and social justice, universal health care, electoral re<strong>for</strong>m,<br />

non-privatization <strong>of</strong> public resources, civil rights, human<br />

rights, and civil liberties.<br />

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Senior Organizations (cont’d)<br />

Larkspur Larks<br />

Larkspur Recreation<br />

240 Doherty Dr<br />

Larkspur, CA 94939<br />

(415) 927-6746<br />

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 11:30-1pm.<br />

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club<br />

Marguerita Johnson Senior Center<br />

640 Drake Ave<br />

Marin City, CA 94965<br />

(415) 332-9323<br />

We provide Programs, referral services, and activities <strong>for</strong><br />

adults 60 and older. Activities include monthly shopping<br />

trips, grocery, bingo, arts & crafts, Tai-Chi, movie day,<br />

and monthy luncheons with guest” to “<strong>for</strong> adults 60 and<br />

older. Activities include monthly shopping trips, grocery<br />

shopping, bingo, arts & crafts, Tai-Chi, movie day, and<br />

monthly luncheons with guest speakers.<br />

Marin Retired Teachers Association<br />

Joan Davis, President<br />

(415) 892-9826<br />

Quarterly meetings.<br />

Marin YMCA<br />

1500 Los Gamos Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-9622<br />

www.ymcasf.org/marin<br />

A non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization with a mission to build strong<br />

kids, strong families and strong communities through<br />

programs and services that benefit all ages; best known<br />

<strong>for</strong> health and wellness programs; hikes and social events<br />

<strong>for</strong> older adults. Volunteers congregate once a year to<br />

raise money in order to grant scholarships.<br />

Mill Valley Seniors Club<br />

Mill Valley Parks & Recreation<br />

180 Camino Alto<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 383-1370<br />

Meets Tuesdays <strong>for</strong> lunch & bingo. Many programs and<br />

activities available.<br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> Retired Federal Employees<br />

Shirley Border<br />

(415) 897-5606<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center<br />

200 N San Pedro Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 444-8000<br />

www.marinjcc.org<br />

Join a congenial group <strong>of</strong> older adults every Friday at<br />

noon <strong>for</strong> a delicious lunch followed by a speaker or<br />

entertainer. Call <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

Retired Public Employees Association<br />

Al Ranzani, Finance Officer<br />

240 Orris Terr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-5299<br />

Meetings held every other month at American Legion<br />

Post 313 in Larkspur.<br />

Ross Valley Seniors<br />

46 Park Road<br />

Fairfax, CA 94930<br />

(415) 258-4669<br />

Monthly meetings include a variety <strong>of</strong> social and recreational<br />

activities (i.e.: historical lectures, bocce ball, book<br />

discussions, team trivia, movies, Mah Jong, art projects,<br />

etc.). Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to join.<br />

Meetings are the first Thursday <strong>of</strong> the month and include<br />

lunch. Annual membership fee is $20 or $7 <strong>for</strong> drop in,<br />

first time guests pay only $5.<br />

San Geronimo Valley Pioneers<br />

Fran Van Midde, President<br />

San Geonimo Valley Community Center<br />

(415) 488-9705<br />

Lunch meetings every Thursday followed by Bingo.<br />

For adults 60 and older.<br />

San Rafael Goldenaires<br />

San Rafael Community Center<br />

618 B Street<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 485-3348<br />

Classes, exercise, bridge, Mah Jong, bingo, tours, etc.<br />

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Senior Organizations (cont’d)<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging<br />

30 Kawana Springs Rd<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br />

(707) 525-0143 or 1-800-675-0143<br />

www.councilonaging.com<br />

Case management, conservatorship, daily money<br />

management, friendly visitors, in<strong>for</strong>mation and referral,<br />

lawyer referral service, meals on wheels, mediation<br />

services, mental health services, older adult day services,<br />

older adult dining rooms, older adult helper list, older<br />

adult legal services, and volunteer services.<br />

Sons in Retirement<br />

Deer Park Villa<br />

367 Bolinas Rd.<br />

Fairfax, CA 94930<br />

(415) 479-2173<br />

www.sirinc.org<br />

Monthly luncheon meetings the 4th Thursday <strong>of</strong> the<br />

month. SIR is a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it <strong>for</strong> retired men. The purpose<br />

is to assist men in renewing friendships and making new<br />

friends. Having fun is our goal. No fees or assessments.<br />

Activities include: speakers, travel, golf, fishing, and a<br />

computer <strong>for</strong>um.<br />

St. Isabella’s 50+ Club<br />

1 Trinity Way<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-1560<br />

Monthly meetings.<br />

Skilled Nursing Facility<br />

Tam Valley Seniors Club<br />

Tam Valley Community Center<br />

203 Marin Ave<br />

Mill Valley, CA 94941<br />

(415) 388-6393 x. 10<br />

Meetings on Wednesdays from 11-1pm. After a short<br />

discussion meeting, there is a bring your own brown bag<br />

lunch. Also bingo and potlucks.<br />

Terra Linda Seniors<br />

Carol Jacobs-Courtz, Coordinator<br />

670 Del Ganado Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 485-3344 or (415) 485-3341<br />

Meetings on Tuesdays from 10-1pm. Lunch, bingo, small<br />

trips. $12 annual membership.<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop helps Marin County’s older adults and individuals<br />

with disabilities live active and independent lives<br />

by providing transportation, nutrition, in<strong>for</strong>mation and<br />

referrals services, and an activity center combined with a<br />

multicultural program in a community based setting.<br />

Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitiation Hospital<br />

30 Hacienda Dr<br />

Tiburon, CA 94920<br />

(415) 435-4554<br />

www.marinconvalescent.com<br />

Marin Convalescent is a small family-owned hospital<br />

located in the beautiful hills <strong>of</strong> Tiburon.<br />

* 24-hour skilled nursing care<br />

* Daily activities<br />

* Wide variety <strong>of</strong> therapeutic diets<br />

* Physical therapy<br />

* Speech & Occupational therapy<br />

* Beautician & barber service<br />

* Hospice & respite care.<br />

Smith Ranch Care Center<br />

1550 Silveira Pkwy<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1000<br />

www.smithranchcarectr.com<br />

Skilled nursing facility <strong>for</strong> 80 residents. Our nursing center<br />

provides a full range <strong>of</strong> medical services to treat the residents<br />

who live with us and the patients who come to us<br />

<strong>for</strong> short-term, episodic medical or rehabilitative care.<br />

The Rafael Convalescent Hospital<br />

234 N San Pedro Rd<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-3450<br />

www.therafael.net<br />

A skilled nursing facility <strong>of</strong>fering short-term and longterm<br />

care.<br />

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Support Groups<br />

Agesong Support Group<br />

A program <strong>of</strong> Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

555 Northgate Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-5700 x. 5726<br />

Agesong discussion groups encourage men and women<br />

65 years <strong>of</strong> age and older to discover and share genuine<br />

concerns and desires, enlivening the search <strong>for</strong> deeper joy<br />

and satisfaction in life. The 8-session program provides an<br />

environment in which participants talk about this stage <strong>of</strong><br />

life and how to enrich their later years.<br />

American Cancer Society<br />

Reach to Recovery<br />

750 Lindaro St, Ste 120<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-227-2345 or (415) 454-8464<br />

www.cancer.org<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation, advice and support <strong>for</strong> breast cancer<br />

patients from diagnosis through recovery.<br />

Amputee Coalition <strong>of</strong> America<br />

1-888-267-5669<br />

www.amputee-coalition.org<br />

Better Breathers Club<br />

Sponsored by the American Lung Association<br />

115 Talbot Ave<br />

Santa Rosa, CA 95402<br />

(707) 527-5864<br />

The Novato Better Breathers Club meets on the 1st<br />

Wednesday at 1:30pm at 165 Rowland Blvd, Wilkes Room,<br />

Novato. The Mill Valley Better Breathers Club meets on the<br />

4th Thursday at 1pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto,<br />

Mill Valley.<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-5066<br />

www.bvim.org<br />

Provides support groups, peer support, advocacy, social,<br />

cultural and educational events to blind and visually<br />

impaired individuals in Marin.<br />

Communtiy Violence Solutions<br />

734 A Street, Ste 3<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(800) 670-RAPE (7273)<br />

www.cvsolutions.org<br />

Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, we are a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

agency providing free counseling and advocacy<br />

services <strong>for</strong> past and current victims <strong>of</strong> sexual trauma<br />

including childhood and elder sexual abuse. We have a<br />

confidential 24 hour crisis line, support group and selfdefense<br />

classes available.<br />

CorStone<br />

33 Buchanan Dr<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 331-6161<br />

www.corstone.org<br />

Provides non-sectarian spiritual and emotional support<br />

<strong>for</strong> those coping with illness, aging, care giving, and<br />

bereavement. Group support and one-on-one counseling<br />

available. Offered free <strong>of</strong> charge. All inquiries completely<br />

confidential.<br />

Elders Circle<br />

Sponsored by CorStone<br />

(415) 479-7528<br />

Meetings held on Wednesdays 10-11:30am at The Whistlestop.<br />

A general peer support group <strong>for</strong> independent<br />

older adults (men and women, age 55+).<br />

Hospice By The Bay<br />

17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd<br />

Larkspur, CA 94939<br />

(415) 927-2273<br />

www.hospicebythebay.org<br />

Compassionate end-<strong>of</strong>-life and palliative, com<strong>for</strong>t care <strong>for</strong><br />

patients <strong>of</strong> all ages with life-limiting illnesses, as well as<br />

grief and loss counseling and support <strong>for</strong> all community<br />

members. Community education programs also available.<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group<br />

Judith Snyder<br />

(415) 388-3241<br />

The Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group is a self-help<br />

group that meets on the first Saturday <strong>of</strong> each month at<br />

1:30 pm at The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.<br />

Meetings are free and interested persons are welcome.<br />

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Support Groups (cont’d)<br />

Institute on Aging<br />

Friendship Line <strong>for</strong> the Elderly<br />

(415) 752-3778 or 1-800-971-0016<br />

www.ioaging.org<br />

24-hour emotional support and telephone companionship<br />

program. Crisis intervention <strong>for</strong> individuals over the<br />

age <strong>of</strong> 60.<br />

Marin AIDS Project<br />

1660 Second St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-2487<br />

www.marinaidsproject.org<br />

Free, confidential case management and benefits<br />

counseling services <strong>for</strong> people living with HIV/AIDS<br />

and Hepatitis C. In<strong>for</strong>mation & referral, education &<br />

prevention programs.<br />

Muscular Dystrophy Association <strong>of</strong> America<br />

1-800-572-1717<br />

www.mda.org<br />

Support groups and services <strong>for</strong> persons with MD and<br />

their families.<br />

Spectrum LGBT Center<br />

30 N San Pedro Rd, Ste 660<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 457-1115 x. 209<br />

www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org<br />

Support and social groups <strong>for</strong> lesbian, gay, bisexual and<br />

transgender older adults. Telephone outreach and home<br />

visits, library, and volunteer opportunities.<br />

The Mended Hearts<br />

Patrick Farrant<br />

(408) 227-1119<br />

Affiliated with the American Heart Association. Members<br />

visit heart patients in local hospitals. Support groups with<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mative meetings <strong>for</strong> patients and their families.<br />

Widowed Person Association<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Chapter<br />

Lurene Schwedhelm<br />

(415) 883-5153<br />

Senior Access<br />

The Wilfred George Adult Day Center<br />

70 Skyview Terr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-2500<br />

www.senioraccess.org<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional and peer-led support group. Meetings held<br />

the 4th Monday <strong>of</strong> the month from 11-12:30 pm. Care<br />

may be available <strong>for</strong> loved ones.<br />

Transportation<br />

Acclaim Homecare<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy, Ste A17<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

1-888-499-7372 or (415) 479-5125<br />

Providing transportation <strong>for</strong> recreational outings, medical<br />

appointments, errands and shopping <strong>for</strong> a fee.<br />

American Cancer Society Ground Transportation<br />

Service<br />

“Road to Recovery”<br />

750 Lindaro St, Ste 120<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

1-800-227-2345 or (415) 454-8464<br />

www.cancer.org<br />

A service program that provides transportation <strong>for</strong> cancer<br />

patients to their treatments and home again. 7 to 10<br />

business days notice needed.<br />

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Transportation (cont’d)<br />

Golden Gate Bridge Toll <strong>for</strong> the Disabled<br />

Administrative Office<br />

1011 Andersen Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 257-4407<br />

www.goldengate.org<br />

Toll discount photo I.D. card to qualified persons with<br />

disabilities.<br />

Golden Gate Transit<br />

Administrative Office<br />

1011 Andersen Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 455-2000<br />

www.goldengatetransit.org<br />

<strong>Older</strong> adults and persons with disabilities are eligible <strong>for</strong><br />

discount fares on public transit.<br />

Hired Hands Homecare<br />

84 Galli Dr<br />

Novato, CA 94949<br />

(415) 884-4343<br />

www.hiredhandshomecare.com<br />

A family owned and operated organization dedicated<br />

to older adults since 1994. We provide comprehensive<br />

caregiving services, enabling our clients to maintain<br />

their quality <strong>of</strong> life, and to live safely in their homes. We<br />

handle all employer responsibilities and assistance is<br />

available 24/7<br />

Novato Dial-A-Ride<br />

(415) 892-7899<br />

www.marintransit.org<br />

Novato Dial-A-Ride Service is designed to fill gaps in<br />

Novato’s local transit service area and provide additional<br />

service. You can use the service to complete a trip within<br />

Novato or connect to fixed route transit service <strong>for</strong> travel<br />

outside <strong>of</strong> Novato.<br />

Visiting Angels<br />

77 Mark Dr, Ste 12<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-1200<br />

www.jmhomecare.com<br />

Visiting Angels is a premier provider <strong>of</strong> non-medical<br />

in-home care services. Our Caregivers assist with activities<br />

<strong>of</strong> daily living including transportation, medication<br />

reminders, hygiene assistance, companionship, and moral<br />

support. Employees are screened, bonded and insured.<br />

No weekly minimums and the care schedule is tailored to<br />

fit your needs. FREE ASSESSMENTS provided.<br />

West Marin Stagecoach<br />

(415) 526-3239<br />

www.marintransit.org/stage.html<br />

Provides transportation to West Marin. The north route<br />

connects Inverness, Pt Reyes Station, Olema, Samual P.<br />

Taylor Park, Lagunitas, Forest Knolls, San Geronimo,<br />

Woodacre, Fairfax, and San Anselmo with the San Rafael<br />

Transit Center. The south route connects Bolinas, Stinson<br />

Beach, Pantoll Ranger Station, Mountain Home Inn with<br />

Marin City. The coastal route connects Pt Reyes Station<br />

and Bolinas to Olema.<br />

Whistlestop Paratransit<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 454-0964<br />

1-800-454-0964 (outside <strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Transportation <strong>for</strong> persons with disabilities who are unable<br />

to use public fixed route transit such as Golden Gate<br />

Transit. An eligibility application to use the service must<br />

be approved prior to service. Office hours are 7 days a<br />

week, 8am to 4pm. Please call <strong>for</strong> further in<strong>for</strong>amtion.<br />

Novato Health Express<br />

(415) 457-1392<br />

Shuttle takes seniors to medical appointments at select<br />

locations in Novato. By appointment only.<br />

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Veteran’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Aging & Adult <strong>Services</strong><br />

10 N San Pedro Rd, Room 1010<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6193<br />

Assistance to veterans in securing benefits, housing, and<br />

medical treatment.<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center - Telephone Advice<br />

Linked Care Medical Advice<br />

1-800-733-0502<br />

Telephone medical advice <strong>for</strong> Veterans receiving VA<br />

benefits.<br />

Volunteering<br />

CVNL<br />

(Center <strong>for</strong> Volunteer and Nonpr<strong>of</strong>it Leadership<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marin)<br />

555 Northgate Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 479-5710<br />

www.cvnl.org<br />

Recruits, screens and refers volunteers to community<br />

organizations. Their Civic Engagement Leadership Team<br />

(CELT) is a skill-based volunteering program <strong>for</strong> 55+<br />

adults.<br />

Civic Center Volunteers<br />

3501 Civic Center Dr, Ste 407<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-7167<br />

CorStone<br />

33 Buchanan Dr<br />

Sausalito, CA 94965<br />

(415) 331-6161<br />

www.corstone.org<br />

Volunteering has been at the heart <strong>of</strong> CorStone’s work<br />

since its founding. With extensive training available<br />

through our workshops, volunteers make excellent facilitators<br />

<strong>of</strong> peer-based support groups. They also help greet<br />

visitors at our reception desk and assist with a variety <strong>of</strong><br />

administrative tasks.<br />

Experience Corps Marin<br />

501 Via Casitas<br />

Greenbrae, CA 94904<br />

(415) 464-1767<br />

Join Experience Corps, an award winning program that<br />

engages people over 55 in tutoring and mentoring<br />

students in elementary schools located in San Rafael.<br />

Help a struggling reader learn to read. Use your time,<br />

talent and experience to help children succeed in school.<br />

Training and materials provided.<br />

LITA<br />

(Love is the Answer)<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy, F101<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 472-5482<br />

www.litamarin.org<br />

Provides volunteer adults, youth, children and pets as<br />

weekly visitors/friends <strong>for</strong> lonely and isolated elderly<br />

living in long-term care facilities. Volunteers establish ongoing<br />

friendships with older adults who have few visitors<br />

or none at all. Contact us to get more in<strong>for</strong>mation about<br />

volunteer opportunities.<br />

Marin AIDS Project<br />

1660 Second St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-2487<br />

www.marinaidsproject.org<br />

Volunteers <strong>of</strong>fer emotional support through a “buddy”<br />

program and assist clients with rides to medical appointments,<br />

grocery shopping, etc. Volunteers also provide<br />

client reception services and administrative support to<br />

assist our program staff.<br />

Marin County School Volunteers<br />

1111 Las Galinas Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-5896<br />

www.mcsv.org<br />

Volunteer program that connects volunteers with<br />

students throughout Marin County. Volunteers work<br />

in classrooms, homeowrk centers and community<br />

programs. Training and support is given so volunteers<br />

can become effective tutors.<br />

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Volunteering (cont’d)<br />

Marin YMCA<br />

1500 Los Gamos Dr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 492-9622<br />

www.ymcasf.org/marin<br />

A non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organization with a mission to build strong<br />

kids, strong families and strong communities through<br />

programs and services that benefit all ages; best known<br />

<strong>for</strong> health and wellness programs; hikes and social events<br />

<strong>for</strong> older adults. Volunteers congregate once a year to<br />

raise money in order to grant scholarships.<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program<br />

1560 Hill Rd<br />

Novato, CA 94947<br />

(415) 899-8296<br />

Volunteer opportunities with outreach programs <strong>for</strong><br />

homebound older adults.<br />

Ritter Center<br />

16 Ritter St<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 457-8182<br />

www.rittercenter.org<br />

Volunteers help make Ritter Center the great organization<br />

it is today. We have a large and dedicated group <strong>of</strong> volunteers,<br />

without whom we could not accomplish all that we<br />

do. There is always much work to be done, so additional<br />

volunteers are always welcome.<br />

SCORE<br />

Service Corps <strong>of</strong> Retired Executives<br />

455 Market St, Ste 600<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105<br />

(415) 744-6827<br />

www.sfscore.org<br />

Volunteer program linking retired persons with management<br />

expertise with small businesses and community<br />

organizations in need <strong>of</strong> management counseling. Local<br />

appointments at the San Rafael Chamber <strong>of</strong> Commerce.<br />

Senior Access<br />

The Wilfred George Adult Day Center<br />

70 Skyview Terr<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 491-2500<br />

www.senioraccess.org<br />

Volunteer opportunities available helping with our day<br />

program: reading, art, music, meals. One-on-one or group<br />

activities.<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center<br />

11431 Hwy 1, Ste 20<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663-8361<br />

Provides opportunities in volunteering at the Community<br />

Resource Center and at the West Marin Community Thrift<br />

Store.<br />

West Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong><br />

11435 State Hwy 1<br />

Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956<br />

(415) 663 8148<br />

www.wmss.org<br />

Please call to get a list <strong>of</strong> our current volunteer opportunities.<br />

We have many opportunities such as; cooking or<br />

delivering meals, friendly visitors, seasonal special events<br />

and mailings. We look <strong>for</strong>ward to including you in our<br />

volunteer family.<br />

Whistlestop<br />

930 Tamalpais Ave<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Whistlestop helps Marin County’s older adults and individuals<br />

with disabilities live active and independent lives<br />

by providing transportation, nutrition, in<strong>for</strong>mation and<br />

referrals services, and an activity center combined with a<br />

multicultural program in a community based setting. We<br />

are always in need <strong>of</strong> volunteers to assist in our mission.<br />

Voter In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

League <strong>of</strong> Women Voters <strong>of</strong> Marin County<br />

4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F108<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 507-0824<br />

lwvmc.marin.org<br />

Marin County Registrar <strong>of</strong> Voters<br />

Elections Department<br />

Marin Civic Center, Rm 121<br />

San Rafael, CA 94903<br />

(415) 499-6456<br />

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Index by Subject<br />

Adult Day Care Programs<br />

Marin Adult Day Health Center ................................ 4<br />

Senior Access ........................................................... 4<br />

Advocacy<br />

AARP ........................................................................ 4<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin ............................. 4<br />

Gray Panthers <strong>of</strong> Marin ............................................ 4<br />

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling<br />

and Advocacy Program) ........................................ 4<br />

Marin County Commission on Aging ....................... 4<br />

Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman<br />

Program ................................................................ 4<br />

The Seniors Coalition ............................................... 4<br />

Bingo<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group .................... 5<br />

Edgewater Seniors ................................................... 5<br />

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club ............................. 5<br />

Mill Valley Seniors Club ............................................ 5<br />

Novato Big Bucks Bingo ........................................... 5<br />

Pt Reyes Bingo ......................................................... 5<br />

Salvation Army ........................................................ 5<br />

San Geronimo Valley Pioneers ..................................5<br />

San Rafael Goldenaires ............................................ 5<br />

Tam Valley Seniors Club ........................................... 5<br />

Terra Linda Seniors .................................................. 5<br />

CA Senior Legislature<br />

Eleanor Bloch ........................................................... 5<br />

Robert Gallimore, Senior Senator ............................ 5<br />

Care Management<br />

Acclaim Homecare ................................................... 6<br />

Aging Solutions ....................................................... 6<br />

Family Caregiver Alliance ......................................... 6<br />

Heart & Soul Care Management .............................. 6<br />

Hired Hands Homecare ............................................ 6<br />

Homewatch Caregivers ............................................ 7<br />

HomeWell Senior Care ............................................. 7<br />

Hospice By The Bay .................................................. 7<br />

IHSS (In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public<br />

Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin) ................................................ 7<br />

Institute on Aging .................................................... 8<br />

Marin Independent Caregivers Network ................. 8<br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Geriatric<br />

Care Managers ....................................................... 8<br />

North Bay Eldercare Options .................................... 8<br />

Seniors At Home ...................................................... 9<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc. ...................................... 9<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice ............................................ 10<br />

West Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> ................................... 10<br />

Companionship<br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists ............................ 10<br />

Home Helpers ........................................................ 10<br />

HomeWell Senior Care ........................................... 10<br />

LITA (Love is the Answer) ....................................... 10<br />

Senior Companion Program .................................. 10<br />

Computer <strong>Services</strong><br />

Canal Alliance ........................................................ 11<br />

Marin County Library Computer Tutoring .............. 11<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Computer & Electronics<br />

Repair and Troubleshooting ................................. 11<br />

San Rafael Public Library Computer Tutoring ........ 11<br />

Consumer <strong>Services</strong><br />

Better Business Bureau .......................................... 12<br />

Consumer Credit Counseling ................................. 12<br />

Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer<br />

Protection Office .................................................. 12<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Handyman & Fix-It<br />

<strong>Services</strong> ................................................................ 12<br />

Counseling <strong>Services</strong><br />

ACASA and Senior Peer Counseling ....................... 12<br />

Apple FamilyWorks ................................................ 12<br />

Catholic Charities <strong>of</strong> Marin ..................................... 12<br />

Community Healing Centers .................................. 12<br />

Community Institute <strong>for</strong> Psychotherapy................ 12<br />

Community Violence Solutions .............................. 13<br />

CorStone ................................................................ 13<br />

Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin............................. 13<br />

Hospice By The Bay ................................................ 13<br />

Institute on Aging .................................................. 13<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin .............................................. 13<br />

Crisis Intervention<br />

Communtiy Violence Solutions .............................. 14<br />

Institute on Aging .................................................. 14<br />

Marin County Adult Protective <strong>Services</strong> ................ 14<br />

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline ........................ 14<br />

Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong><br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists ............................ 14<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation ............... 14<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Adaptive P.E. ............................... 14<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Disabled Students Program ........ 14<br />

Easter Seals <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia ........................ 14<br />

IHSS (In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public<br />

Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin) .............................................. 15<br />

Library Beyond Walls ............................................. 15<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind - SF ................................. 15<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin .............................................. 15<br />

MCIL (Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living) ......... 15<br />

North Coast Mobility ............................................. 15<br />

Disabled Adult <strong>Services</strong> cont’d<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center ................ 15<br />

San Anselmo Library Outreach Program ............... 15<br />

San Rafael Public Library Outreach Program ......... 15<br />

Social Security Administration .............................. 16<br />

Visiting Angels ....................................................... 16<br />

Whistlestop Paratransit ......................................... 16<br />

Disaster Preparedness<br />

Administration on Aging - Emergency<br />

Preparedness ....................................................... 16<br />

American Red Cross ............................................... 16<br />

Get Ready Marin .................................................... 16<br />

Marin County Sheriff’s Office <strong>of</strong><br />

Emergency <strong>Services</strong> ............................................. 16<br />

Salvation Army ...................................................... 16<br />

Education<br />

AARP Drivers Safety Program ................................ 17<br />

Apple FamilyWorks ................................................ 17<br />

Buck Institute <strong>for</strong> Age Research ............................. 17<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Reentry <strong>Services</strong> ......................... 17<br />

Emeritus College - College <strong>of</strong> Marin ...................... 17<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center ................................. 17<br />

Marin County Office <strong>of</strong> Education .......................... 17<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Computer & Electronics<br />

Repair and Troubleshooting ................................. 17<br />

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute .......................... 17<br />

Tamalpais Union High School District Adult &<br />

Community Education ......................................... 17<br />

Elderhostel/Exploritas ........................................... 18<br />

Whistlestop ........................................................... 18<br />

Elder Abuse<br />

Elder Financial Protection Network ....................... 18<br />

Marin Abused Women’s <strong>Services</strong> ........................... 18<br />

Marin County Adult Protective <strong>Services</strong> ................ 18<br />

Employment Opportunities<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Re-Entry <strong>Services</strong>........................ 18<br />

Community Action Marin ...................................... 18<br />

Marin Employment Connection ............................ 19<br />

San Francisco Theological Seminary ...................... 19<br />

Senior Community Service Employment Program<br />

(SCEP), Title V ....................................................... 19<br />

YWCA 50Plus Employment Support Program<br />

<strong>for</strong> Women ........................................................... 19<br />

Equipment<br />

Easter Seals <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia ........................ 19<br />

Hear Now ............................................................... 19<br />

Home CARES Equipment Recyclers ........................ 19<br />

MCIL (Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living) ......... 20<br />

North Coast Mobility ............................................. 20<br />

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Index by Subject (cont’d)<br />

Financial <strong>Services</strong><br />

CARE (Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Alternate Rates <strong>for</strong> Energy) ......... 20<br />

Consumer Credit Counseling ................................. 20<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants .................. 20<br />

Elder Financial Protection Network ....................... 20<br />

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)............. 20<br />

In-Home Bookkeeping <strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> Seniors........... 20<br />

Institute on Aging .................................................. 21<br />

Marin Housing Authority ....................................... 21<br />

Novato Human Needs Center ................................ 21<br />

Seniors At Home .................................................... 22<br />

Seniors Reverse Mortgage ..................................... 22<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging ..................................... 22<br />

Unemployment Insurance ..................................... 22<br />

Whistlestop ........................................................... 22<br />

Food & Nutrition<br />

Canal Alliance ........................................................ 23<br />

Food Stamps .......................................................... 23<br />

Jackson Café .......................................................... 23<br />

Marin Community Food Bank ................................ 23<br />

Marin Meals on Wheels ......................................... 23<br />

Novato Human Needs Center ................................ 23<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program .................... 23<br />

Ritter Center .......................................................... 23<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center .............. 24<br />

Grief Counseling<br />

Community Healing Centers .................................. 24<br />

Community Institute <strong>for</strong> Psychotherapy................ 24<br />

Grief Counseling <strong>Services</strong> ...................................... 24<br />

Health Care - Alzheimer’s<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Registry ................................................. 24<br />

Health Care - Blood Bank<br />

Blood Bank <strong>of</strong> the Redwoods ................................ 24<br />

Marin Blood Center ................................................ 24<br />

Health Care - Cancer<br />

American Cancer Society ....................................... 25<br />

Cancer Resource & Recovery Center at the Marin<br />

Cancer Institute ................................................... 25<br />

Marin Cancer Institute ........................................... 25<br />

Health Care - Clinics<br />

Hearing & Speech Clinic ......................................... 25<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Greenbrae ................... 25<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Novato ........................ 25<br />

Ritter Center .......................................................... 25<br />

Sutter Terra Linda Urgent Care Health Plaza .......... 25<br />

Health Care - Dental <strong>Services</strong><br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin - Dental Assistance Program ...... 26<br />

Denti-Cal................................................................ 26<br />

58<br />

Health Care - Dental <strong>Services</strong> cont’d<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Dental ......................... 26<br />

Marin County Dental <strong>Services</strong> ................................ 26<br />

Marin County Dental Society ................................. 26<br />

Health Care - Financial Assistance<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants .................. 26<br />

Medi-Cal ................................................................ 26<br />

Health Care - Hearing/Audiology<br />

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications<br />

Program (DDTP) .................................................. 27<br />

Hear Now ............................................................... 27<br />

Hearing & Speech Clinic ......................................... 27<br />

The Hearing & Speech Center <strong>of</strong> Northern<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia ............................................................. 27<br />

Health Care - In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral<br />

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center ....................... 27<br />

Marin General Medical Library .............................. 27<br />

Health Care - Mental<br />

Marin Community Mental Health <strong>Services</strong> ............ 27<br />

Marin General Hospital .......................................... 27<br />

National Institute <strong>of</strong> Mental Health ....................... 27<br />

Suicide Prevention ................................................. 27<br />

Health Care - Organizations<br />

Alzheimer’s Association <strong>of</strong> Marin ........................... 28<br />

American Cancer Society–Man to Man ................. 28<br />

American Cancer Society ....................................... 28<br />

American Diabetes Association ............................. 28<br />

American Heart Association .................................. 28<br />

American Lung Association ................................... 28<br />

American Speech, Language and Hearing<br />

Association .......................................................... 28<br />

Amputee Coalition <strong>of</strong> America .............................. 28<br />

Arthritis Foundation .............................................. 28<br />

Cancer In<strong>for</strong>mation Service ................................... 28<br />

EyeCare America .................................................... 28<br />

Foundation <strong>for</strong> Osteoporosis Research & Edu. ....... 29<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group ...................... 29<br />

Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital ....... 29<br />

Marin AIDS Project ................................................. 29<br />

Muscular Dystrophy Association <strong>of</strong> America ......... 29<br />

National Association <strong>for</strong> Continence ...................... 29<br />

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group ....................... 29<br />

Prevent Blindness Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia .................. 29<br />

Reach to Recovery ................................................. 29<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice ............................................ 29<br />

The Mended Hearts ............................................... 29<br />

Health Care - Substance Abuse<br />

American Lung Association ................................... 30<br />

Bay Area Community Resources ............................ 30<br />

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Health Care - Subs. Abuse cont’d<br />

Marin A.F.G. (Marin County Al-Anon/Alateen) ..... 30<br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Alcohol, Drug &<br />

Tobacco Programs ............................................... 30<br />

Health Care - Vision Impairment<br />

Adaptations, the LightHouse Store ........................ 30<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin ........................... 30<br />

Braille and Talking Books Library ........................... 30<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation ............... 30<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group ...................... 30<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin .........................................30-31<br />

Marin Eyes ............................................................. 31<br />

Prevent Blindness Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia .................. 31<br />

Home Care<br />

Acclaim Homecare ................................................. 32<br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists ............................ 32<br />

First Choice Home Care, LLC ................................... 32<br />

From the Heart Home Care .................................... 33<br />

Health Care Connection ......................................... 33<br />

Heart & Soul Care Management ............................ 34<br />

Hired Hands Homecare .......................................... 34<br />

Home Helpers ........................................................ 34<br />

Homewatch Caregivers .......................................... 34<br />

Hospice By The Bay ................................................ 35<br />

IHSS (In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public<br />

Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin) ............................................. 35<br />

In-Home Independence ........................................ 35<br />

Marin Independent Caregivers Network ............... 32<br />

MCIL (Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent Living) ......... 35<br />

North Bay Eldercare Options .................................. 35<br />

Seniors At Home .................................................... 36<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc. .................................... 36<br />

Visiting Angels ....................................................... 37<br />

Home Care - Medical Alerts<br />

Bay Alarm Medical................................................. 37<br />

Home Repair<br />

Marin Senior Serv.- Handyman & Fix-It Serv. ........ 37<br />

Hospitals<br />

Caremeridian ......................................................... 39<br />

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center ....................... 39<br />

Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitiation Hospital ..... 39<br />

Marin General Hospital .......................................... 39<br />

Novato Community Hospital ................................. 39<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center ........................... 39<br />

Housing<br />

Aldersly .................................................................. 40<br />

AlmaVia <strong>of</strong> San Rafael ........................................... 40<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Registry ................................................. 40<br />

Drake Terrace ......................................................... 40


Index by Subject (cont’d)<br />

Housing cont’d<br />

EAH, Inc. ................................................................ 40<br />

Fair Housing ........................................................... 41<br />

Homeward Bound <strong>of</strong> Marin ................................... 41<br />

Marin Housing Authority ....................................... 41<br />

Mill Street Center ................................................... 41<br />

Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association ......... 42<br />

Stockstill House ..................................................... 42<br />

The Redwoods ....................................................... 43<br />

The Tamalpais ........................................................ 43<br />

In-Home <strong>Services</strong><br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Job Placement <strong>Services</strong> .............. 43<br />

Home Helpers ........................................................ 43<br />

HomeWell Senior Care ........................................... 43<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Handyman &<br />

Fix-It <strong>Services</strong> ...................................................... 43<br />

MarinHelpers.com ................................................. 43<br />

S.O.S. <strong>for</strong> Seniors .................................................... 43<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc. .................................... 44<br />

Visiting Angels ....................................................... 44<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral<br />

Canal Alliance ........................................................ 45<br />

Community Action Marin ...................................... 45<br />

Dial 2-1-1 .............................................................. 45<br />

Elder Care Locator - Nationwide ............................ 45<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind and Visually Impaired .... 45<br />

Marin Adult In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral ...................... 46<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Computer & Electronics<br />

Repair and Troubleshooting ................................ 46<br />

Ritter Center .......................................................... 46<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging ..................................... 46<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center .............. 46<br />

Whistlestop ........................................................... 46<br />

Insurance In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants .................. 46<br />

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and<br />

Advocacy Program) ............................................. 46<br />

Medicare ................................................................ 46<br />

Legal Counseling<br />

Bay Area Legal Aid ................................................. 47<br />

George H. John, Attorney at Law ........................... 47<br />

Lawyer Referral Service ......................................... 47<br />

Legal Aid <strong>of</strong> Marin ................................................. 47<br />

Legal Self-Help <strong>Services</strong> <strong>of</strong> Marin Supreme Court . 47<br />

Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer<br />

Protection Office ................................................. 47<br />

Marin Mediation <strong>Services</strong> ...................................... 47<br />

Senior Legal Hotline .............................................. 47<br />

Small Claims Division ............................................ 47<br />

Pet Care<br />

Marin Humane Society .......................................... 48<br />

Marin Humane Society - Dog Licenses .................. 48<br />

Pets Unlimited ....................................................... 48<br />

Recreation<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group .................. 48<br />

Larkspur Walkers ................................................... 48<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center ................................. 48<br />

Marin YMCA ........................................................... 48<br />

Novato Senior Citizens Club ................................... 48<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center ................ 49<br />

Ross Valley Seniors ................................................ 49<br />

Safety and Security<br />

“Are you O.K.” Program ........................................ 49<br />

Bay Alarm Medical................................................. 49<br />

Bel-Net .................................................................. 49<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program .................... 49<br />

“You Are Not Alone” Program ................................ 49<br />

Senior Organizations<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group .................. 49<br />

Dance Palace Community Center ........................... 49<br />

Edgewater Seniors ................................................. 49<br />

Gray Panthers <strong>of</strong> Marin .......................................... 49<br />

Larkspur Larks ....................................................... 50<br />

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club ........................... 50<br />

Marin Retired Teachers Association ....................... 50<br />

Marin YMCA ........................................................... 50<br />

Mill Valley Seniors Club .......................................... 50<br />

National Assoc. <strong>of</strong> Retired Federal Employees ....... 50<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center ................ 50<br />

Retired Public Employees Association ................... 50<br />

Ross Valley Seniors ................................................ 50<br />

San Geronimo Valley Pioneers ............................... 50<br />

San Rafael Goldenaires .......................................... 50<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging ..................................... 51<br />

Sons in Retirement ................................................ 51<br />

St. Isabella’s 50+ Club ........................................... 51<br />

Tam Valley Seniors Club ......................................... 51<br />

Terra Linda Seniors ................................................ 51<br />

Whistlestop ........................................................... 51<br />

Skilled Nursing Facility<br />

Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitiation Hospital ..... 51<br />

Smith Ranch Care Center ....................................... 51<br />

The Rafael Convalescent Hospital .......................... 51<br />

Support Groups<br />

Agesong Support Group ........................................ 52<br />

American Cancer Society ....................................... 52<br />

Amputee Coalition <strong>of</strong> America .............................. 52<br />

Better Breathers Club ............................................ 52<br />

Support Groups cont’d<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin ........................... 52<br />

Communtiy Violence Solutions .............................. 52<br />

CorStone ................................................................ 52<br />

Elders Circle ........................................................... 52<br />

Hospice By The Bay ................................................ 52<br />

Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group ...................... 52<br />

Institute on Aging .................................................. 53<br />

Marin AIDS Project ................................................. 53<br />

Muscular Dystrophy Association <strong>of</strong> America ......... 53<br />

Senior Access ......................................................... 53<br />

Spectrum LGBT Center ........................................... 53<br />

The Mended Hearts ............................................... 53<br />

Widowed Person Association ................................ 53<br />

Transportation<br />

Acclaim Homecare ................................................. 53<br />

American Cancer Society Ground Transportation<br />

Service ................................................................. 53<br />

Golden Gate Bridge Toll <strong>for</strong> the Disabled ............... 54<br />

Golden Gate Transit ............................................... 54<br />

Hired Hands Homecare .......................................... 54<br />

Novato Dial-A-Ride ................................................ 54<br />

Novato Health Express ........................................... 54<br />

Visiting Angels ....................................................... 54<br />

West Marin Stagecoach ......................................... 54<br />

Whistlestop Paratransit ......................................... 54<br />

Veteran’s <strong>Services</strong><br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Aging & Adult <strong>Services</strong> .. 55<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center - Telephone<br />

Advice.................................................................. 55<br />

Volunteering<br />

Center <strong>for</strong> Volunteer and Nonpr<strong>of</strong>it Leadership<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marin (CVNL) ................................................... 55<br />

Civic Center Volunteers .......................................... 55<br />

CorStone ................................................................ 55<br />

Experience Corps Marin ......................................... 55<br />

LITA (Love is the Answer) ....................................... 55<br />

Marin AIDS Project ................................................. 55<br />

Marin County School Volunteers ............................ 55<br />

Marin YMCA ........................................................... 56<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program .................... 56<br />

Ritter Center .......................................................... 56<br />

SCORE .................................................................... 56<br />

Senior Access ......................................................... 56<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center .............. 56<br />

West Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> ................................... 56<br />

Whistlestop ........................................................... 56<br />

Voter In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

League <strong>of</strong> Women Voters <strong>of</strong> Marin County ............ 56<br />

Marin County Registrar <strong>of</strong> Voters ........................... 56<br />

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Index by Organization<br />

Adaptations, the LightHouse Store........................ 30<br />

“Are you O.K.” Program .......................................... 49<br />

“You Are Not Alone” Program ................................. 49<br />

AARP ........................................................................ 4<br />

AARP Drivers Safety Program ................................ 17<br />

ACASA and Senior Peer Counseling ....................... 12<br />

Acclaim Homecare ........................................6, 32, 53<br />

Accredited Caregiver Specialists .................10, 14, 32<br />

Administration on Aging - Emergency<br />

Preparedness....................................................... 16<br />

Agesong Support Group ........................................ 52<br />

Aging Solutions ....................................................... 6<br />

Aldersly .................................................................. 40<br />

AlmaVia <strong>of</strong> San Rafael ........................................... 40<br />

Alzheimer’s Association <strong>of</strong> Marin........................... 28<br />

American Cancer Society ............................25, 28, 52<br />

American Cancer Society Ground Transportation<br />

Service ................................................................. 53<br />

American Diabetes Association ............................. 28<br />

American Heart Association .................................. 28<br />

American Lung Association ............................. 28, 30<br />

American Red Cross ............................................... 16<br />

American Speech, Language and Hearing<br />

Association .......................................................... 28<br />

Amputee Coalition <strong>of</strong> America ........................ 28, 52<br />

Apple FamilyWorks ...........................................12, 17<br />

Arthritis Foundation .............................................. 28<br />

Bay Alarm Medical .......................................... 37, 49<br />

Bay Area Community Resources ............................ 30<br />

Bay Area Legal Aid ................................................. 47<br />

Bel-Net .................................................................. 49<br />

Better Breathers Club ............................................ 52<br />

Better Business Bureau ......................................... 12<br />

Blind & Vision Impaired <strong>of</strong> Marin .................4, 30, 52<br />

Blood Bank <strong>of</strong> the Redwoods ................................ 24<br />

Braille and Talking Books Library .......................... 30<br />

Buck Institute <strong>for</strong> Age Research............................. 17<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Department <strong>of</strong> Rehabilitation ......... 14, 30<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Registry ........................................... 24, 40<br />

Canal Alliance .............................................11, 23, 45<br />

Cancer Resource & Recovery Center at the<br />

Marin Cancer Institute ......................................... 25<br />

CARE (Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Alternate Rates <strong>for</strong> Energy) ......... 20<br />

Caremeridian ......................................................... 39<br />

Catholic Charities <strong>of</strong> Marin .................................... 12<br />

Center <strong>for</strong> Volunteer and Nonpr<strong>of</strong>it Leadership<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marin (CVNL) ................................................... 55<br />

Civic Center Volunteers .......................................... 55<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin - Dental Assistance Program ...... 26<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Adaptive P.E. ............................... 14<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Disabled Students Program ........ 14<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Job Placement <strong>Services</strong> .............. 43<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Marin Re-Entry <strong>Services</strong> ................. 17, 18<br />

60<br />

Community Action Marin ................................ 18, 45<br />

Community Healing Centers ........................... 12, 24<br />

Community Institute <strong>for</strong> Psychotherapy ......... 12, 24<br />

Communtiy Violence Solutions ..................13, 14, 52<br />

Consumer Credit Counseling ........................... 12, 20<br />

CorStone .....................................................13, 52, 55<br />

Corte Madera Swingers - Bingo Group ........ 5, 48, 49<br />

Dance Palace Community Center .......................... 49<br />

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications<br />

Program (DDTP) .................................................. 27<br />

Denti-Cal ............................................................... 26<br />

Design Benefits/Medi-Cal Consultants ..... 20, 26, 46<br />

Dial 2-1-1 .............................................................. 45<br />

Drake Terrace ......................................................... 40<br />

EAH, Inc. ................................................................ 40<br />

Easter Seals <strong>of</strong> Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia .................. 14, 19<br />

Edgewater Seniors ............................................ 5, 49<br />

Elder Care Locator - Nationwide ............................ 45<br />

Elder Financial Protection Network ................. 18, 20<br />

Elderhostel/Exploritas ........................................... 18<br />

Elders Circle ........................................................... 52<br />

Eleanor Bloch .......................................................... 5<br />

Emeritus College - College <strong>of</strong> Marin ...................... 17<br />

Experience Corps Marin ......................................... 55<br />

EyeCare America .................................................... 28<br />

Fair Housing .......................................................... 41<br />

Family Caregiver Alliance ........................................ 6<br />

Family Service Agency <strong>of</strong> Marin ............................ 13<br />

First Choice Home Care, LLC ................................... 32<br />

Food Stamps.......................................................... 23<br />

Foundation <strong>for</strong> Osteoporosis Research &<br />

Education ............................................................ 29<br />

From the Heart Home Care .................................... 33<br />

George H. John, Attorney at Law ........................... 47<br />

Get Ready Marin .................................................... 16<br />

Golden Gate Bridge Toll <strong>for</strong> the Disabled ............... 54<br />

Golden Gate Transit ............................................... 54<br />

Gray Panthers <strong>of</strong> Marin ...................................... 4, 49<br />

Grief Counseling <strong>Services</strong> ...................................... 24<br />

Health Care Connection ......................................... 33<br />

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) ............ 20<br />

Hear Now .........................................................19, 27<br />

Hearing & Speech Clinic ...................................25, 27<br />

Heart & Soul Care Management ....................... 6, 34<br />

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and<br />

Advocacy Program) ......................................... 4, 46<br />

Hired Hands Homecare ............................... 6, 34, 54<br />

Home CARES Equipment Recyclers ....................... 19<br />

Home Helpers .............................................10, 34, 43<br />

Homeward Bound <strong>of</strong> Marin ................................... 41<br />

Homewatch Caregivers ..................................... 7, 34<br />

HomeWell Senior Care..................................7, 10, 43<br />

Hospice By The Bay .................................7, 13, 35, 52<br />

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Ida Geary Glaucoma Support Group ...........29, 30, 52<br />

IHSS (In-Home Supportive <strong>Services</strong> Public<br />

Authority <strong>of</strong> Marin) ....................................7, 15, 35<br />

In-Home Bookkeeping <strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong> Seniors .......... 20<br />

In-Home Independence ........................................ 35<br />

Institute on Aging ............................8, 13, 14, 21, 53<br />

Jackson Café .......................................................... 23<br />

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center ................. 27, 39<br />

Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital ....... 29<br />

Larkspur Larks ....................................................... 50<br />

Larkspur Walkers ................................................... 48<br />

Lawyer Referral Service ......................................... 47<br />

League <strong>of</strong> Women Voters <strong>of</strong> Marin County ............ 56<br />

Legal Aid <strong>of</strong> Marin ................................................. 47<br />

Legal Self-Help <strong>Services</strong> <strong>of</strong> Marin Supreme Court . 47<br />

Library Beyond Walls ............................................. 15<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind - SF ................................ 15<br />

LightHouse <strong>for</strong> the Blind and Visually Impaired .... 45<br />

LightHouse <strong>of</strong> Marin ............................. 13, 15, 30-31<br />

LITA (Love is the Answer) ................................ 10, 55<br />

Margaret Todd Senior Center ........................... 17, 48<br />

Marin A.F.G. (Marin County Al-Anon/Alateen) ..... 30<br />

Marin Abused Women’s <strong>Services</strong> ........................... 18<br />

Marin Adult Day Health Center................................ 4<br />

Marin Adult In<strong>for</strong>mation & Referral ...................... 46<br />

Marin AIDS Project .....................................29, 53, 55<br />

Marin Blood Center ............................................... 24<br />

Marin Cancer Institute ........................................... 25<br />

Marin City Senior Sunshine Club ....................... 5, 50<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Dental ........................ 26<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Greenbrae .................. 25<br />

Marin Community Clinics - Novato ........................ 25<br />

Marin Community Food Bank ............................... 23<br />

Marin Community Mental Health <strong>Services</strong> ........... 27<br />

Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitiation<br />

Hospital ..........................................................39, 51<br />

Marin County Adult Protective <strong>Services</strong> .......... 14, 18<br />

Marin County Commission on Aging ....................... 4<br />

Marin County Dental <strong>Services</strong> ............................... 26<br />

Marin County Dental Society ................................. 26<br />

Marin County District Attorney’s Consumer<br />

Protection Office ............................................12, 47<br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Alcohol, Drug &<br />

Tobacco Programs ............................................... 30<br />

Marin County Library Computer Tutoring .............. 11<br />

Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman<br />

Program ................................................................ 4<br />

Marin County Office <strong>of</strong> Education .......................... 17<br />

Marin County Registrar <strong>of</strong> Voters ........................... 56<br />

Marin County School Volunteers ........................... 55<br />

Marin County Sheriff’s Office <strong>of</strong> Emergency<br />

<strong>Services</strong> ............................................................... 16<br />

Marin County Division <strong>of</strong> Aging & Adult <strong>Services</strong> .. 55


Index by Organization cont’d<br />

Marin Employment Connection ............................ 19<br />

Marin Eyes ............................................................. 31<br />

Marin General Hospital ................................... 27, 39<br />

Marin General Medical Library .............................. 27<br />

Marin Housing Authority..................................21, 41<br />

Marin Humane Society .......................................... 48<br />

Marin Humane Society - Dog Licenses .................. 48<br />

Marin Independent Caregivers Network ........... 8, 32<br />

Marin Meals on Wheels ......................................... 23<br />

Marin Mediation <strong>Services</strong> ...................................... 47<br />

Marin Retired Teachers Association ....................... 50<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Computer & Electronics<br />

Repair and Troubleshooting .................... 11, 17, 46<br />

Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> - Handyman & Fix-It<br />

<strong>Services</strong> ....................................................12, 37, 43<br />

Marin YMCA ............................................... 48, 50, 56<br />

MarinHelpers.com ................................................. 43<br />

MCIL (Marin Center <strong>for</strong> Independent<br />

Living) ......................................................15, 20, 35<br />

Medi-Cal ................................................................ 26<br />

Medicare ............................................................... 46<br />

Mill Street Center................................................... 41<br />

Mill Valley Seniors Club ..................................... 5, 50<br />

Muscular Dystrophy Association <strong>of</strong> America ... 29, 53<br />

National Association <strong>for</strong> Continence ..................... 29<br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Geriatric<br />

Care Managers ...................................................... 8<br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> Retired Federal<br />

Employees ........................................................... 50<br />

National Institute <strong>of</strong> Mental Health ...................... 27<br />

North Bay Eldercare Options ................................. 35<br />

North Coast Mobility ....................................... 15, 20<br />

Novato Big Bucks Bingo .......................................... 5<br />

Novato Community Hospital ................................. 39<br />

Novato Dial-A-Ride ............................................... 54<br />

Novato Health Express ........................................... 54<br />

Novato Human Needs Center .......................... 21, 23<br />

Novato Independent Elders Program ........ 23, 49, 56<br />

Novato Senior Citizens Club ................................... 48<br />

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute .......................... 17<br />

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center .... 15, 48, 50<br />

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group ....................... 29<br />

Pets Unlimited ....................................................... 48<br />

Prevent Blindness Northern Cali<strong>for</strong>nia .............29, 31<br />

Pt Reyes Bingo ........................................................ 5<br />

Reach to Recovery ................................................. 29<br />

Retired Public Employees Association ................... 50<br />

Ritter Center .........................................23, 25, 46, 56<br />

Robert Gallimore, Senior Senator............................ 5<br />

Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association......... 42<br />

Ross Valley Seniors .......................................... 48, 50<br />

S.O.S. <strong>for</strong> Seniors .................................................... 43<br />

Salvation Army .................................................. 5, 16<br />

San Anselmo Library Outreach Program ............... 15<br />

San Francisco Theological Seminary ...................... 19<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center ........................... 39<br />

San Francisco VA Medical Center - Telephone<br />

Advice.................................................................. 55<br />

San Geronimo Valley Pioneers ........................... 5, 50<br />

San Rafael Goldenaires ...................................... 5, 50<br />

San Rafael Public Library Computer Tutoring ........ 11<br />

San Rafael Public Library Outreach Program ......... 15<br />

SCORE .................................................................... 56<br />

Senior Access ................................................4, 53, 56<br />

SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment<br />

Program), Title V ................................................. 19<br />

Senior Companion Program .................................. 10<br />

Senior Legal Hotline .............................................. 47<br />

Seniors At Home ...........................................9, 22, 36<br />

Seniors Reverse Mortgage ..................................... 22<br />

Small Claims Division ............................................ 47<br />

Smith Ranch Care Center ....................................... 51<br />

Social Security Administration .............................. 16<br />

Sonoma Council on Aging ..........................22, 46, 51<br />

Sons in Retirement ................................................ 51<br />

Special Needs Nursing, Inc........................... 9, 36, 44<br />

Spectrum LGBT Center ........................................... 53<br />

St. Isabella’s 50+ Club ........................................... 51<br />

Stockstill House ..................................................... 42<br />

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline ...................14, 27<br />

Sutter Terra Linda Urgent Care Health Plaza .......... 25<br />

Sutter VNA & Hospice ...................................... 10, 29<br />

Tam Valley Seniors Club ......................................5, 51<br />

Tamalpais Union High School District Adult &<br />

Community Education ........................................ 17<br />

Terra Linda Seniors .............................................5, 51<br />

The Hearing & Speech Center <strong>of</strong> Northern<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia ............................................................. 27<br />

The Mended Hearts ......................................... 29, 53<br />

The Rafael Convalescent Hospital .......................... 51<br />

The Redwoods ....................................................... 43<br />

The Seniors Coalition ............................................... 4<br />

The Tamalpais ........................................................ 43<br />

Unemployment Insurance .................................... 22<br />

Visiting Angels ......................................16, 37, 44, 54<br />

West Marin Community Resource Center .. 24, 46, 56<br />

West Marin Senior <strong>Services</strong> ............................. 10, 56<br />

West Marin Stagecoach ......................................... 54<br />

Whistlestop ..............................16, 18, 22, 46, 51, 56<br />

Whistlestop Paratransit ......................................... 54<br />

Widowed Person Association ................................ 53<br />

YWCA 50Plus Employment Support Program<br />

<strong>for</strong> Women .......................................................... 19<br />

The 2010 <strong>Directory</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Services</strong> <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>Older</strong> <strong>Adults</strong> in Marin County,<br />

Twenty-second Edition, is<br />

brought to you by the Marin<br />

Senior Coordinating Council,<br />

Inc. (Whistlestop.)<br />

A listing in this directory does<br />

not constitute an endorsement<br />

or recommendation. We have<br />

sought to provide an accurate<br />

directory <strong>of</strong> the major resources<br />

available to Marin <strong>Older</strong> adults.<br />

Funding <strong>for</strong> this edition was<br />

provided by the businesses and<br />

organizations who purchased<br />

advertising in the directory. We<br />

greatly appreciate their support.<br />

Whistlestop would like to thank<br />

the following volunteers <strong>for</strong> their<br />

tireless, and diligent ef<strong>for</strong>ts in<br />

assembling the materials <strong>for</strong> the<br />

publication:<br />

Helen Nugent<br />

Orville Teising<br />

Susan Woodrum<br />

Editor:<br />

Rebecca Lack<br />

Art Direction & Design<br />

Jo Jackson, Moejo Studios<br />

Advertising Sales<br />

Tracey Davis<br />

Beth Ullrich<br />

Printing<br />

Lasting Impressions, Inc.<br />

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Whistlestop In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

Main Office<br />

(415) 456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org<br />

Resource Office<br />

(415) 459-6700<br />

Transportation<br />

Reservations (415) 454-0964<br />

Cancellations (415) 457-4630<br />

Multicultural Department<br />

(415) 456-9062 ext. 131, 132, or 133<br />

911<br />

COUNTYWIDE<br />

EMERGENCY<br />

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2010 | DIRECTORY OF SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS | MARIN COUNTY


Let our family care <strong>for</strong> yours!<br />

In today’s busy world we are faced with the unique challenges <strong>of</strong> balancing careers,<br />

raising familes and caring <strong>for</strong> aging parents. Whether you need assistance with a<br />

family member who is a senior, adult or child, Homewatch CareGivers is committed<br />

to providing compassionate home care through an experienced, caring staff.<br />

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2010 | DIRECTORY OF SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS | MARIN COUNTY 63


Do Something Good<br />

For <strong>Older</strong> <strong>Adults</strong><br />

The golden years are <strong>of</strong>ten tarnished by loneliness and daunting health and<br />

financial challenges. By joining the Hugh Thursten Clarke Society with an outright<br />

gift or through Planned Giving, you ensure that Whistlestop will be able to help older<br />

adults remain independent and active <strong>for</strong> many years to come. Of course, there are<br />

tax benefits as well, aligned with your method <strong>of</strong> giving. But the largest benefit is<br />

knowing that you are providing future generations <strong>of</strong> older adults and people with<br />

disabilities a better quality <strong>of</strong> life.<br />

The Hugh Thursten Clarke Legacy Society<br />

Hugh Thursten Clarke embodied the Whistlestop<br />

spirit by volunteering here <strong>for</strong> 20 years and making<br />

a significant bequest. Thus, the Legacy Society<br />

carries his name.<br />

You, too, can do something good <strong>for</strong> older adults<br />

by making a charitable bequest to Whistlestop. It is<br />

easy to do. Simply contact Whistlestop and we will<br />

explain how it works.<br />

“I came to Whistlestop <strong>for</strong> the<br />

companionship, serenity, com<strong>for</strong>t, and<br />

laughter that are available <strong>for</strong><br />

all who visit.”<br />

–Hugh Thursten Clarke<br />

Your gift will benefit generations <strong>of</strong> people who<br />

live long lives and will help make those years the<br />

best they can be.<br />

415-456-9062<br />

www.thewhistlestop.org

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