Welcome to Ross Valley Village

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


Your steering committee – 

Katie Erickson, Inna Finkelshteyn, Kay Gillis, Carolyn Jones, Suellen Lamorte, Anne Ramsay, Dianne Sheridan, Teresa Sousa, and Loulie Sutro.  


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: our monthly luncheon is the second Thursday of the month.


Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, October 4 & 18, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sweetwater Music Café, Mill Valley

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


Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays 

Thursday, October 12, 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.   


Social Mixer at Left Bank

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

Where:  Left Bank, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

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


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Il Fornaio, 223 Corte Madera Town Center

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




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

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

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

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


Stay or Move

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

Location: Bruce Wrisley's home in Mill Valley

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


Novato Village Garage Sale

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

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

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

Chair Yoga

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

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

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