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Steve Considers NEW TIME

Steve Considers NEW TIMEWed, Dec 2 & 16; 11am- noon; No fee

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a lively, engaging take on the headlines. Our facilitator, Steve Gordon, will guide the group through what promises to be an entertaining and intelligent discussion of current affairs and major national and international news events.

Nutrition Bites Workshop

Nutrition Bites Workshop

Thurs, Dec 6 & Dec 20; 3-4 pm; No fee; Registration required

Join Sophia Osotio, Whistlestop’s Nutrition Program Coordinator, and learn how to improve your health by modifying your diet. Discussion topics: pre-diabetes, hypertension, and weight loss. Snacks and recipes provided.

Free Legal Consultation

Free Legal Consultation

Thurs, Dec 6, 13 & 20; by appointment only; call 415-459-6700

Legal Aid of Marin provides free 30-minute legal consultations for Marin County residents who are 60+. Local volunteer lawyers offer general advice, explain legal options and rights, and recommend referrals to attorneys who have expertise in your particular area of concern.

CalFresh (eligibility & application assistance)

CalFresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Fri, Dec 7 & Dec 21; 10:00am-Noon; No fee; Call CalFresh/SF Marin Food Bank for assistance: 415-697-7411

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

Magical Mystical Elf Tour featuring Emmy nominated Comedian, Michael Pritchard

Magical Mystical Elf Tour featuring Emmy nominated Comedian, Michael PritchardMon, Dec 10; 11am-noon; $5/10; Registration required (Event will sell out quickly)

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” Quote from Michael Pritchard. When is the last time you laughed so hard your belly hurt? Michael is known as the happy guy with the warm heart. Make a reservation today and join the fun!

Line Dancing with Dixie James

Line Dancing with Dixie JamesMon, Dec 10 & 17; 2-3pm; $5/7each date; Registration required

Do not worry if you have two left feet—everyone is welcome to join the line-up for this 2-session dance party. Dixie James is your guide to all the line dance choreography you’ll need to know. She’ll show you choreographed steps for the Electric Slide and many others. Make sure to wear your best western attire. Bring a friend: the more the merrier!

Create a Holiday Wreath

Create a Holiday WreathTues, Dec 11; 10:30-11:45am; $5/7; Registration required

Create a small wreath for the holidays. We will provide the greenery, ribbons and inspiration. Please bring a pair of gardening gloves to handle the greenery.

Holiday Luncheon Featuring Bread & Roses’ Holiday Chorus

Holiday Luncheon Featuring Bread & Roses’ Holiday Chorus

Thurs, Dec 13, 11:30am-1:30pm, Lunch; 12:00-1:00pm; Jackson Café; Advanced ticket purchase suggested $10, limited tickets available the day of event

Bread & Roses’ presents their holiday chorus in the Jackson Café. This annual holiday traditional sing a long is always a hit! Purchase advance tickets by Thurs, Dec 6 because they may sell out.

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

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

Fri, Dec 14 & Dec 28; 10:30am-Noon; 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.

SF-Marin Food Bank’s Monthly Food Box for Older Adults

SF-Marin Food Bank’s Monthly Food Box for Older Adults

Dec 19; 9:30am-12:30pm; Drop-in

The SF-Marin Food Bank operates the Supplemental Food Program, providing a monthly box of quality U.S. Dept. of Agriculture food to low income seniors. To register, bring an ID, proof of income, and proof of residency and one of the Food Bank specialist will determine your eligibility.

Capoeira NEW in partnership with Abada Capoeira Marin

Capoeira NEW in partnership with Abada Capoeira MarinWed, Jan 9; 3-4pm; $8/10; Registration suggested

Capoeira begins with a gentle warm up, followed by a series of acrobatic, martial art movements, for individuals and partners, building strength, balance and agility. These movements are led by the rhythm on the berimbau, Capoeira’s lead instrument.

A Touch of Hula-Beginning Hula NEW

A Touch of Hula-Beginning Hula NEWWed, Jan 9-Jan 30; 2-3pm; $32/36; Registration

Charlotte Kobayashi has been dancing for over 50 years! She will be teaching a beginning Hula Class where you will learn the history, evolution and appreciation of Hula with five basic steps and two modern hula dances.

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.

Yoga

Yoga

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

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

 

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

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

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

ACASA

ACASA

The HOPE Program, Senior peer counseling and ACASA is a group of volunteer Spanish speaking senior peer counselors (services also available in English). Trained counselors have supportive counseling skills and provide weekly home visits to their clients, offering free and confidential emotional support.

ACASA is currently looking for counselors. For questions or to sign up for a friendly visit, contact Laurie Hunt (415 473-6802).

Tai Chi NEW TIME

Tai Chi NEW TIME

Mon, 11am-noon; $8/10; Drop-in

Try something new. David Mac Lam will be teaching Tai Chi over the holidays.

Free Manicures NEW!

Free Manicures NEW!

Tues; 10am-1pm; Registration required

Christy, is back to offer complimentary manicures to you. Simply call our front desk after 9 am on Tuesday mornings to schedule an appointment. While manicures are free, donations are appreciated.

Therapeutic Medical Massage by Rabel

Therapeutic Medical Massage by Rabel

Available by appointment only. Call 415-419-4608; Fee: $1/minute

Rabel is a soft tissue specialist, certified by the American Medical Massage Association. Massages are located in the alcove by Whistlestop’s Jackson Café.

Covia’s Home Match & Social Call Programs

Covia’s Home Match & Social Call Programs

The Home Match Program is a free service matching a senior in need of housing with a senior homeowner who would like to rent out a room in their house for rent and/or an exchange of services.

Are you a senior or a home-bound or disabled individual who lives alone? Register today by calling 877-797-7299 to take part in Covia’s free Social Call Program.

For more information on either program, contact the Covia Program Director: 415-456-9068 or jarent@covia.org.