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Marin Villages in the News



• Click here to download the enlightening 2014 Marin County Grand Jury report about Aging in Marin
 
• Click here to download a feature article on Marin Villages in the June 2014 Pacific Sun
 
• Click here to download a terrific opinion piece in the Marin IJ from June 2014 about the Villages by Dana Whitson
 
• Click here to download a front page Marin IJ article from April 2013 on seniors finding ways to live in their homes, featuring Marin Villages.
 
• Click here to download an interesting SF Chronicle article from March 2013 on the Village movement in the Bay Area.
 



 

NBC Nightly News Story About Villages


Click here to watch anchor Brian Williams tell the story of his own family



PBS NewsHour Story About Villages

 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age on PBS

 

Washington Post Article About Villages


Click here to read about  successful Villages in the DC area




 

Marin Senior Transportation Needs


Click here to download a Marin IJ article about a grand jury report concluding that senior transportation resources in Marin are inadequate.  This is one reason why the Villages are so important!


Marin Catch-A-Ride - a discounted taxi program

Marin Transit has launched a new program, Marin Catch-A-Ride, providing discounted taxi rides to Marin locations. Discounted rates are available to Marin residents age 60 and older who are unable to drive and residents over 80 regardless of their ability to drive.

Eligible residents call Catch-A-Ride’s call center to schedule rides.  They will be given an exact, mileage-based price for that discounted ride. Depending on the destination, the discount may even cover the full price of short distance rides.
Call (415) 454-0902 for more information about the program and to apply for eligibility.

For information about transportation options in Marin, visit the Marin Access website here.

ICE - In Case of Emergency

A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their mobile phone's memory under the heading ICE (In Case of Emergency), has rapidly spread throughout the world.

Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative / next-of-kin in an emergency situation.

The idea is the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service paramedic Bob Brotchie and was launched in May this year.   Bob, who has been a paramedic for 13 years, said: "I was reflecting on some of the calls I've attended at the roadside where I had to look through the mobile phone contacts struggling for information on a shocked or injured person.  Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with ICE we'd know immediately who to contact and what number to ring. The person may even know of their medical history."

By adopting the ICE advice, your mobile will help the rescue services quickly contact a friend or relative - which could be vital in a life or death situation. It only takes a few seconds to do, and it could easily help save your life. Why not put ICE in your phone now?  Simply select a new contact in your phone book, enter the word 'ICE' and the number of the person you wish to be contacted.  You might want to put a descriptor next to ICE - such as "ICE-husband"  or "ICE-sister".