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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. 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!!

… to our new Members:    Rob Appleton, Christabel Bergbauer, Colleen Bradfield

And to our new Volunteers:  Susan Andrus, Christine Wood  

Keep an Eye Out for our Next Happy Hour!

We are working on arranging a monthly cocktail party and get together for members, volunteers and interested members of Twin Cities communities at the Left Bank (3 to 5 p.m.) at a date yet to be determined in the last 2 weeks of July.

 

We hope to schedule it for either the second or third week of July.   Stay tuned!!

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.

Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, July 12, 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.

 

Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting

Wednesday, ­­ July 12, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Are you interested in meeting new people?  Do you like to organize programs and events? We’d love to have you on our steering committee.  Come by and see what we’re planning.

 

Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays 

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

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

Join Ross Valley Village and fellow TCV 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.

THIRD WEDNESDAY SPEAKER’S SERIES:

MAXIMIZE 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. Complimentary light refreshments. 

Presenter:  Shannon Speaker, Family Care Associate, North Bay Alzheimer's Association

 

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.


THIRD WEDNESDAY SPEAKER’S SERIES:

Junior Units: Another Option to Age In Place

Wednesday, August 16, 1:00 p.m.

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

Local seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. Come learn about Lilypad Homes, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering housing options by creating an additional living unit in your existing home. Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are gaining popularity as an opportunity to have a live-in tenant, caregiver, relative, etc. use the unit, or to live in the smaller space and rent out the remainder of your home to increase your income. Lilypad will explain what accessory dwelling units are, the new laws around them and financing options available.  Speaker: Rachel Ginis, Founding Director, Lilypad Homes

 

Around the Villages – Join us!

NATURE, PLAY AND AGING

A discussion with Erik Rosegard

Friday, July 14, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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.


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.

 

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, and capabilities.   More details will follow.

 

“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.