Welcome to Ross Valley Village

Summer is here!  Hot temperatures and great programming abounds in Ross Valley Village!! As we head into July, there are more fantastic programs and lectures on the horizon that we hope to enjoy with our fellow Villagers.   Don’t forget that members of Marin Villages are encouraged to attend events happening in other Villages as well!  Happy 4th of July from everyone in Ross Valley Village!!  

What’s Happening in and Around Ross Valley Village

If you would like to participate in any of the activities below and need transportation, please call the office at 415-457-4633 to arrange a ride.  Please note: our monthly luncheon is the second Thursday of the month.

San Rafael Village Invites You to a:

Theater/Discussion Group – “The Odd Couple”

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.

Ann Amour’s home in Greenbrae

The San Rafael Theater/Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Ann Amour's home in "a level area of Greenbrae".  They would like to invite Ross Valley villagers to attend.  We will be reading the women's version of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.  To RSVP or for more information, please call Ann at 415-461-0477.


Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays 

Thursday, July 13, 12:00 p.m.

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

Join fellow members and volunteers each month for a nice break, good food, and some wonderful conversation.  Set price of $15.00, beverages to be paid by guest.  *Limited number, so please RSVP at 415-457-4633.   

Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Il Fornaio, 223 Corte Madera Town Center

Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and conversation.  Our coffee group meets at Il Fornaio, a lovely setting where there is plenty of parking, good coffee and, if we have enough people, our own dedicated table in the front of the restaurant.


Walking with Poles

Monday, July 17, 3:00 p.m.

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

Jayah returns with her poles and positive energy!  Last time we enjoyed a PowerPoint presentation along with a little practice lesson.  This time, Jayah is bringing lots of poles so we can do even more movement.  This session is about getting and keeping you movin’ and groovin’.  Experience skills and techniques to help improve balance, endurance, walking gait, agility, function and posture.  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4663 or info@marinvillages.org and let us know if you need a ride.



Mill Valley Village – Lilypad Homes Presentation

Tuesday, July 6, 1:00 p.m.

Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley.

Please join us as Rachel Ginis, Executive Director of Lilypad Homes, a woman-led 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization here in Marin, tells us about the latest developments that make it easier for homeowners to create more flexible housing options for themselves, their families and/or tenants. She will explain how you can create spaces within your home that offer more options, and potentially generate income, as your needs change over time.


Maximizing Your Memory

Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.

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

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


A discussion with Erik Rosegard

Friday, July 14, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Homestead Valley Community Center

316 Montford Avenue, Mill Valley

Successful aging starts with "playing" outside. Come join us for this lively discussion, and learn the benefits of being active in nature. Professor Rosegard, a Homestead Valley resident, is Chair of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism at San Francisco State University.  His research interests include the social psychology of leisure and the psychophysiology of play.  Currently Dr. Rosegard is working with the Bay Area Health Parks Healthy People initiative and examining the restorative effects of "green exercise":  play and nature.


“What Does It Mean When You Don’t Understand What You Hear”

Dr. Lee Weissman 

Tuesday, August 8, 3:00 p.m.

Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue

Please join us as Dr. Lee Weissman talks to us about “What does it mean when you don’t understand what you hear?”  Many of us at our age are either wondering if it is time to consider a hearing device or if there are options to help improve on what we already have. 


Dr. Weissman has been dispensing hearing aids for almost 10 years.   Prior to entering the audiology field Dr. Weissman earned degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering and worked as a software developer, product designer and manager for major medical device companies in Silicon Valley.  This combination of skills and experience lend him a unique perspective on understanding the technical features of digital hearing aids, a topic many of us want to understand better.


Managing Grief and Compassion Fatigue

TBD (hopefully August 10th)

Cherie Sorokin’s Home, Tiburon

This presentation and discussion will cover how you might “protect” yourself from compassion fatigue – the continual need to address loss – of loved ones, pets, capabilities.   More details will follow.

The Ross Valley Village Steering Committee Meeting will meet on Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m., if you are interested in organizing our programs, producing the monthly newsletter, or a trying new idea, we welcome you!   Please call the office at 415-457-4633 for directions