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Caring Connections

Vivalon has partnered with LITA (Love is the Answer) to offer a new in-home friendly visitor program. Caring Connections matches older residents with local Marin County volunteers for weekly chats and friendship in the comfort of older                      adults’ homes. The visits are generally 30 to 45 minutes long and will continue for at least six months.Caring Connections

Vivalon has been providing services to Marin County’s older adults for 65 years, including almost 30 years of in-home services, such as meal delivery. LITA has been connecting volunteer friends with residents in Marin’s long-term care facilities for 45 years. We have combined our expertise to develop Caring Connections so that older adults who are aging-in-place have access to vital social connections.

Happiness Packets

Vivalon, the Rotary Club of San Rafael, San Rafael Evening Rotary and generous individuals throughout Marin are creating free Happiness Packets for our homebound older adults!
Happiness Packets

If you would like a packet, please contact our front desk at (415) 456-9062 to preorder.

If you are looking for a noncontact way to help your community, we would appreciate your donated packets. You choose what you’d like to put in your packet. Ideas include: crossword puzzles, Sudoku, adult coloring books, colored pencils or markers, magazines, puzzles, lotion, and a hand written card. We cannot include food items.

Please drop packets off by Friday September 30th at Vivalon, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Call our front desk at (415) 456-9062 if you have any questions.

Bridging Thru Music

Bridging Thru Music, brought to you by Lita, provides both amateur and professional volunteer musicians the opportunity to share their music with Bridging Thru Musicresidents in long term care facilities. These musical events are interactive and informal.

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Healthy@Home Workshops

Vivalon is proud to partner with AyaPlaces to present Healthy@Home Workshops, a series of online classes featuring leading home design and “living in place” experts to help you transform your home into a safer, more comfortable, and more joyful place. For details and a more complete schedule, visit

Healthy @ Home Workshops: Free Online Seminars for Better LivingHealthy@Home Workshops

September 30: “Granny Flats: They’re not just for Granny anymore!”

October 14: “Community Living: Is it for you?”


Free Legal Consultation

Free Legal Consultation

Thursday, by appointment only, call 415-459-6700

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.

Brown Bag Pantry

Brown Bag Pantry will continue to operate as a vital service during the Shelter in Place directive, with the following changes: we will hand pre-packed bags of food to avoid indoor crowds.There are now two ways to pick up your bag-drive up to our front door or walk to the back entrance. Please note the EARLIER  time of 10:00 am – 11:00 am for the Brown Bag Pantry. 
Brown Bag Pantry

Vivalon’s Brown Bag Pantry offers free, healthy, fresh produce, meats, and staple food items provided from the Marin/SF Food Bank. Simply bring proof of Marin residency and sign up.

Brown Bag Pantry is held every Friday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.




Tuesdays 10:00 am-10:30 am via conference call and zoom, Free, Registration Required

A perfect opportunity to socialize and win prizes. Play BINGO from the comfort of your own home!

Please call 415-456-9062 by Thursday to play Bingo the following Tuesday.

You will be provided with the conference call number and zoom information upon registration.