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The Twin Cities Village community is continuing to grow and take shape as the concept of neighbors helping neighbors and in-person social networking gains momentum.  Spring is the season for growth and rejuvenation, and there is a lot to be excited about as a supplementary support system for older adults is adopted and incorporated through the vehicle of the Village movement. 

 

We hope to see you at one of the Village events this month, as we continue to sow the seeds of independence for seniors living in the Corte Madera and Larkspur communities.

  

Welcome New Members:

  • Sandra Massen
  • Mary and Charlie Jones
  • Lisa Gordon

Welcome New Volunteers:

  • Jeff Buck

 

 

 

We're all wishing Bob Battersby a speedy recovery and looking forward to his return to writing the Twin Cities Village newsletter.  Please be sure to read his article in this newsletter, an invaluable lesson for all of us.

 

What’s Happening in Twin Cities 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.

 

Table for Eight – Second Thursdays

April 13 and May 11   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.

 

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.

 

Speaker Series Programs

sponsored by Twin Cities Village, Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department and Age-Friendly Solutions continue to be popular events, not to be missed.




Don't let those calls fool you!  Marin FAST (Financial Abuse Specialist Team) hosts this valuable presentation to arm us against online, phone and mail scams, fraud and identity theft. A 2015 study asserts that financial elder abuse costs $36.5 billion annually. In Marin County alone, financial abuse cases make up 35% of all referrals to Adult Protective Services. Nationwide it's estimated that only 1 in 10 cases is ever reported. 

Presenter: Salamah Locks, RN, Marin FAST 
Appointee to Marin Commission on Aging.


In the other Villages:

 

"Fall Prevention" with Catharine Clark-Sayles, MD

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

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).

 

 John Milford is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. John has deep expertise in the aging services industry, and thirty-four years of management experience in retirement living and service organization development skills.


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