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ESL Starting Week of February 4 – May 8

ESL Starting Week of February 4 - May 8

Monday and Wednesdays; 2:00pm-3:30pm

Fee: Sign up before February 1 and get a $5 discount $35/$40; after February 4 pay full price $40/45

We will be offering levels 100, 150 and 250.

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 2

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 2Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, & 28; 3-4:45pm; $40 /50, plus $10 text book fee payable to facilitator first day of class

This Basic Life Story Writing 4-week workshop is a continuation of Part One and uses the same 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 complete Part One first before being admitted to this series.

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

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

Friday, February 8 & February 22; 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

Wednesday, February 20; 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.

Nutrition Bites Social Group

Nutrition Bites Social Group

Thursday, February 21; 3-4 pm; No fee; Registration required

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie?! This group is for anyone who loves food! We talk about restaurant suggestions and recipes – with a focus on how to eat healthier while still enjoying delicious food!

Healthy Aging Workshop

Healthy Aging Workshop

Thursday, February 21; 12:30-2pm; 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.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Wednesday, February 27; 10-11:15am; No Fee; Speaker: Peter Tabet

Join us for an in depth presentation on Estate Planning. Most people associate the phrase “estate planning” with having a will – a legal document that names your beneficiaries and spells out who gets what when you die. And while the transfer of your assets is an important part of estate planning, a will or a trust is just one aspect of a broader estate planning strategy to ensure your wishes are known, honored and carried out.

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.

Learn How to Play Mah Jongg

Learn How to Play Mah Jongg

Interested in learning to play this exciting and challenging tile-based game? Put your name on the list! We are gathering a list of people who are interested in learning how to play Mah Jongg this coming June on Wednesday mornings. Once we have enough interest, we will announce the class dates and time.

Capoeira in partnership with Abada Capoeira Marin

Capoeira in partnership with Abada Capoeira Marin

Wednesdays; 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.

Citizenship Prep Class

Citizenship Prep Class

Resuming Week of February 4 – May 8; Wednesdays; 3:30pm-4:45pm

Fee: Sign up before February 1 and get a $5 discount $35/$40; after February 4 pay full price $40/$45

Naturalization is the process to voluntarily become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the United States. In general, you may be eligible if you can show continuous U.S. residence for three to five years, are at least 18 years old, and demonstrate good moral character and loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. If you are currently studying for your Citizenship Exam and need additional support, join us for our weekly class.

 

Yoga

Yoga

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

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

 

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).

Nutrition Consultations NEW

Nutrition Consultations NEWBy 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; 2-4pm; $2-4; Drop-in

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

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.

Tai Chi NEW TIME

Tai Chi NEW TIME

Mondays, 11am-Noon; $8/10; Drop-in

Join David Mac Lam 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.

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.

Rollin’ Root, Mobile Farmers’ Market

Rollin’ Root, Mobile Farmers’ Market

Thursdays rain or shine; 9-10am

The Agricultural Institute of Marin’s Mobile Farmer’s Market visits Whistlestop every Thursday rain or shine. Purchase local seasonal fruits and vegetables with ease right here at Whistlestop.

Covia’s Social Call Program

Covia’s Social Call ProgramAre you a senior 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.