Welcome to Ross Valley Village


Greetings to Members, Volunteers and Friends!

Ross Valley Village is continuing to thrive as the concept of neighbors helping neighbors and in-person social networking gains momentum.  One of the key reasons for this growth is the amazing dedication of our valued volunteers.  We hope you will bring a friend and join us at the Volunteer Coffee as we celebrate National Volunteer Month for a chance to be recognized, appreciated, and network with your fellow volunteers!!   


Your steering committee –

Loulie Sutro, Anne Ramsay, Suellen Lamorte, Carolyn Jones, Katie Erickson, Sydney Park, Dianne Sheridan, Arlene Henry, and Margret Wilner.


What’s Happening in 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: Table for 8 is the second Thursday of the month.


Twin Cities Village Men’s Group – Second Thursdays

April 11  -  10:30 a.m.

Where: Bel Campo at Larkspur Landing

Professor Peter Mellini willed the group and gets the discussions going.  Come find some solace in the unity of aching knees, life as a senior orphan, pacemakers, and walkers.  Here is your chance to grumble, comment or advise all unmuffled.


Table for Eight – Second Thursdays

April 13, 12:00 p.m.

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

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.   



April 13, 11:00 p.m.

Come and see a preview of RESTORATION HARDWARE'S whole new concept in retailing that has already met with lots of success in Kansas City and Chicago.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on RH's proposal. Don't miss this beautiful presentation by Stu Wagner, Senior Director at Restoration Hardware. Stan Hoffman, Manager of the Village will also attend and together Stu and Stan can answer all questions. 



April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Location Central Marin Police Authority Community Room

Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Marin.  Since 1977, the Marin County Area Agency on Aging has been dedicated to providing services and planning for the needs of older adults.  With many partners, Marin County coordinates a community-based system of care with a wide range of services such as Information and Assistance, nutrition, caregiver support and elder abuse prevention that sustain the independence of older adults.  Bring your questions and thoughts about what services are available here in Marin and how you can access them.


Ross Valley Village Volunteer Coffee

April 24, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Suellen Lamorte’s Home

April is National Volunteer Month!!  We hope all our Ross Valley Village volunteers will attend this gathering at Suellen Lamorte’s home in San Anselmo!!  This will be an opportunity for us to celebrate your efforts, network with other volunteers, and enjoy good company.  Please RSVP to the office for directions at 415-457-4663 or info@marinvillages.org.


Sculpture and Glass: A Talk on American Glass

May 15, 3:00 p.m.

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

Glass sculpture can move us out of our everyday existence by providing the viewer with a reason to pause, to support ‘being’, rather than ‘doing.’ Join us for a presentation by RVV member Penlope Starr.  Penelope has been working in glass for over 40 years, with commissioned pieces in corporate, public, and private environments.  RSVP to the office at 415-457-4663 or info@marinvillages.org and let us know if you need a ride.


iPad and iPhone Tutorial Workshop

June 19, 3:00 p.m.

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

Join Apple Genius Sharon Beck for this workshop that emphasizes “Conversational” technology.  Sharon will teach you all the things you want to do with fun and ease and help you get the most out of your iPads and iPhones.  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4663 or info@marinvillages.org and let us know if you need a ride.


In the other Villages:

Many activities and programs offered within Marin Villages are open to all members and volunteers.


“Fall Prevention" with Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Where: Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley

Mill Valley Village invites you to a presentation by Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles. In February, Dr. Clark-Sayles participated in a kickoff meeting of the Marin General Hospital sponsored “Fall Prevention Task Force”.  Her presentation to us will include some of the concerns and plans that came out of that group as well as her own practical advice on assessing and managing your “fall risk”.


Residential Options for Seniors: Retirement Living Workshop

Wednesday, June 14   -  12:00 – 1:30

Jewish Community Center, San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Learn about what living arrangements are available to us when we decide that independence is no longer an option or is no longer meeting our needs. John will discuss different housing situations including: equity (ownership); entry fee (non-equity); Villages and NORCS (naturally occurring retirement communities); affinity based housing; and rental (including independent, assisted living, and continuing care communities).