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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.

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Friday, April 5 & April 19; 10:00am-12:00pm; No fee; Call Cal-Fresh/SF Marin Food Bank for assistance: 415-697-7411

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, Cal-Fresh, provides qualified applicants with an EBT card to use at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

Bi-Weekly Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Screenings, and Medication Reviews

Bi-Weekly Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Screenings, and Medication Reviews

Friday, April 12 & April 26; 10:30am-12:00pm; No fee

Bi-weekly blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, and medication reviews offered by BrightStar Care. BrightStar is a local agency providing home care, caregivers, and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses in Marin.

Healthy Aging Workshop

Healthy Aging Workshop

Thursday, April 18; 12:30pm-2:00pm; No fee; Registration required

Are you interested in evaluating and improving your health? Join Wells Whitney, Board Member of the Buck Institute for a presentation of his healthy aging scorecard. Dr. Whitney will help you evaluate and identify the areas where you can improve your health and your life.

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.

 

Nutrition Consultations NEW

Nutrition Consultations NEW

By Appointment Only; Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm

Schedule a 30 minute session with our in-house Nutritionist, Sophia Osotio. Discuss your nutrition related concerns or questions. Enjoy our new Whistlestop Member perk! Schedule an appointment with Sophia at (415) 456-9062 ext. 115.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Fridays; 2:00pm-4:00pm; $2-4; Drop-in

Energetic group of players led by Vivian Malcy. Please wear tennis shoes.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm; $8/10; Drop-in

Join David MacLam on a Tai Chi journey. This non-competitive martial art known for its self-defense techniques and health benefits combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness.

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.