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Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring

Monday and Wednesday; 11am-12pm; FREE

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids! Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring about mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Open a page and say ah.

Open Lab

Open LabUse our desktops for your own purposes, access internet, etc. Volunteer staff available for advice on problems with your electronic devices; laptops, tablets, etc., and can help with software applications. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Using iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phones & Tablets

Using iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phones & TabletsIn this class, we will take you through common tasks like making phone calls, sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, and surfing the Web. You’ll learn fundamentals such as configuring the security options for safe and private use, finding and installing apps, adjusting the brightness of the display, working with a wireless network and more. See how smart your device really is! Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phone & Tablet Applications

iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phone & Tablet ApplicationsYou’ve learned the basics and now want to find out the applications “apps” the cool kids are using. There are apps for everything. In this workshop, we’ll highlight the most popular, fun and useful apps to get the most out of your i-device. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Food Bank

Food Bank
3rd Wed of the month, 9:30am-12:30pm

Every third Wednesday of the month, Whistlestop participates in the Supplemental Food Program, where on average, 66 older adults and 5 children receive food boxes that include a variety of quality foods such as tuna, rice, cheese, pasta and peanut butter. This is a Federal program being offered in Marin for the first time. It is designed to serve those individuals who do not participate in the WIC food stamp program. If you live in Marin, are 60 years old and your income is less than $1,265/month (or you have a child younger than 6 years old and your family does not participate in WIC), you may be eligible for the Supplemental Food Program. Food boxes include a variety of quality foods such as tuna, rice, cheese, pasta and peanut butter. Please bring original form of ID, proof of income, and proof of residency.

For more information on the required documentation, call Shirley Chen, SFP Senior Program Coordinator, at 415-282-1900 x370.

Intro to Computers (Windows)

Intro to Computers (Windows)Start at the very beginning and get an overview of what a personal computer can do for you, in this hands-on course. Designed for first-time computer user, you will learn how to start your computer and turn it off, use the mouse and keyboard to perform basic computer tasks, use Windows components to create and print a document, identify the basic parts of a computer and their use, search the Internet to find information and set up an email account. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Beginning/Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Beginning/Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Intermediate Spanish: Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, $2/3 per class, No need to preregister; drop-ins welcome.

Beginning Spanish: Tuesdays, 3-4 pm, $2/3 per class, No need to preregister; drop-ins welcome.

Instructor: Carol Costa

Senior Connect

Senior ConnectTechnology 4 Life is offering a workshop for seniors who want to learn to use iPads and tablets and what they can do on the internet. No device? No problem! We have iPads and tablets for you to try while we teach you some basics.

Learn how to use the internet to shop without driving or how to catch a bus to the doctor’s office or to the movie theater or where to find answers to personal medical issues. Learn how to use the internet safely and protect your privacy Come join other beginners just like you.

Movement & Music

Movement & Music

Mondays, August 26-October 7; 11:00am-12:00pm; Fee $15 yearly Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM) membership, plus $63 for ESCOM members $82 for Non-members (6-week class) paid to the College of Marin registrar. Call 415-485-9318 to register.

If you have not been exercising regularly or have arthritis-related problems, this class is for you. Join instructor, Diane Haine in the comfortably paced class that meets individual needs. Chair exercises tone both upper and lower body muscles. Includes: joint flexibility, muscle strengthening, balancing, breathing coordination and modified Tai-chi movements. (No class on Labor Day, September 2)

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30

Fridays, September 6 & 20 10:00am-1:00pm; Free; Drop-in

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, CalFresh, provides qualified applicants with an EBT card to use at participating grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 1

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 1

Thursday, September 12, 9, 26 & Oct. 3; 3-4:45pm; $50/60, plus $10 text book fee payable to facilitator first day of class

This Basic Life Story Writing 4-week workshop is a Part 1 and uses the Dr. James Birren approach, universal themes and sensitizing questions, to help you rediscover memories and continue your life story writing.  Weekly writing assignments to be done at home. You must attend the Introduction first before being admitted to this series.

Victim-Witness Assistance

Victim-Witness Assistance

Thursdays, September 12 & September 26; 9:00am-12:00pm; No Fee

Advocate Yolanda Johnson from the District Attorney’s office answers questions, provides information, and connects you to resources. For more information, please call 415-473-6450.

How to prepare a backpack size “Go-Bag” during a Disaster

How to prepare a backpack size “Go-Bag” during a DisasterTuesday, September 17; 11:00am-12:00pm; Registration Required; Free

You might think it is easy to walk out the front door when disaster strikes. Are you ready? Most residents think they are, but actually, they are not. Join long-time member of Whistlestop, Thomas Burford to learn how to prepare for a disaster. You will learn how to pack a bag with essential items you would actually need, if you had to leave your home for three or more days because of a disaster in your area. Thomas Burford, a USAF Sergeant and Military Veteran is trained in disaster relief. He is currently an active member of CERT, Community Emergency Response Team registered with the State of California.

Your Life is a Musical: Something to Crow About!

Your Life is a Musical: Something to Crow About!Thursday, September 19; 10:00am-11:00am; Free; Registration Required

A lot happens in a day. Life can turn on a dime. Whether you are filled with sunshine and rainbows or ready to strangle a stranger (just kidding…sorta) let us harness that raw and powerful energy and put it to good creative use. Using singing, authentic movement, creative writing and improvisation exercises,

Jennarose Johnson will lead you in discovering how liberating the creative process can be. She brings stories of her years as a “jingle”, TV and film session singer in the SF Bay Area, as well as a plethora of creativity boosting exercises that will inspire and entertain all participants. Come join in the fun!

Maximizing the Value of Your Home for Heirs

Maximizing the Value of Your Home for HeirsWednesday, September 25, 10:00am-11:15am; Free; Registration Required

For many older adults in Marin, their homes are their most valuable assets. However, leaving your home to your children or other heirs at its maximum value is a complex process. Join Rob Rosborough–trained attorney, mediator, and estate planning advisor–at Whistlestop for an informative presentation on building an estate plan and the process of leaving your home to your heirs. Kindly register by calling 415-456-9062 x100. Free estate planning binders will be available for attendees.

Thrive Alive with Kat Downey!

Thrive Alive with Kat Downey!Thursday, October 10; 9:45am-11:00am; Cost TBD; Registration Required

Thrive Alive is a science-based program that improves brain health and increases longevity with music, movement, and relaxation. Thrive Alive is a multi-interventional experience. Kat Downey, Brain Therapist from Boston has been developing therapeutic programs for 25 years. She will inspire you to live your life with passion and purpose.

Cal Fresh Registration

Cal Fresh Registration

1st & 3rd Fri (June 1st & 15th); 10:00am-Noon; No fee

The CalFresh Program provides qualified applicants with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Use the card at participating grocery stores to supplement your food purchases. To register, bring an ID, proof of income and unearned income, bank statements, and proof of residency, etc. A CalFresh specialist will determine your eligibility.

Whistlesizers

Whistlesizers

Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:30am; $4/5; Drop-in

Thursday; 11:00am-Noon; $4/5; Drop-in

Join Elizabeth Lynn, instructor for gentle chair exercises and light cardio to improve your strength, flexibility and motion.

Movie Club

Movie ClubEvery Fri; 1-3pm; No Fee; Drop-in

Enjoy a cozy afternoon movie with free popcorn and good company. Bring a friend along to the Whistlestop lounge and share the experience!

 

Yoga

Yoga

Fridays 3:00pm-4:00pm; $3/5; Drop-in

Improve balance strength and flexibility with Kelly Lynch, instructor. Please bring your own yoga mat.