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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.

ESL Starting Week of September 9-December 4

ESL Starting Week of September 9-December 4

Monday and Wednesdays; 2:00pm-3:30pm; $40/45; Registration Required

We will be offering levels 100, 150 and 250.

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.

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.

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.

Russian Social Group

Russian Social Group

Mondays, 12:30-1:45 pm; No Fee

Are you over 60 years old, Russian speaking, and interested in creating meaningful connections in Marin County? Join this weekly Russian Social group to contribute to intellectual and social discussions.

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!

 

Covia’s Social Call Program

Covia’s Social Call ProgramAre you an older adult or a homebound or disabled individual who lives alone? Register today for free, reassuring calls three mornings a week to say, “Good morning” and check in with you. Call 1-877-797-7299.

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.

 

Too Much Stuff?

Too Much Stuff?

Group meetings will be on a short break starting Tuesday, August 6. The group will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

Do you or someone you love struggle with TMS (Too Much Stuff)? Join this positive support group, led by facilitator Sue Zee Poinsett, as they discuss the challenges of dealing with TMS and open a dialogue about hoarding awareness. Learn how to help yourself or family members with this common and very serious problem.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

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

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

Shake Up Your Mornings with Carol

Shake Up Your Mornings with Carol

Thursdays; 9:30am-10:30am $6/8; Drop-in

Picture this: A great song comes on, and you start humming along, maybe tapping your feet. Join our newest dance teacher, Carol Butler and shake up your mornings!

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.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Intermediate Tai Chi: Mondays, 9:00am-10:00am; $8/10; Drop-in

Beginning Tai Chi: Mondays, 10:00am-11:00am; $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.

Open Art

Open Art

Thursdays; 11:00am-1:00pm; Free; Drop-In

Do you have art projects that are unfinished? Would you like guidance and support from other artists? Join our newest Art facilitator Mary Brooks in doing art here at Whistlestop!

Zumba

Zumba

Mondays; 9:45am-10:45am; $6/8; Drop-in

Dance to the beat of exciting music! Lead by Pam Munter on Mondays.

Free Legal Consultation

Free Legal Consultation

Thursday, by appointment only, call 415-457-6700

Legal Aid of Marin provides free 30-minute consultations for Marin County residents who are 60+. Volunteer trusts and estates lawyers give limited scope consultations on trust and estates; wills; trust administration; Health Care Directives; Powers of Attorney; and some related real estate matters.

Beginning Ukulele

Beginning Ukulele

Wednesdays; 11:15am-12:15pm; $40/$50

Strum your way to happiness with instructor Sandy Bailey! Please bring your own ukulele. Each session runs for 6 weeks.