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Scam Speak: Skimming, Smishing, Spoofing, and Spear-Phishing – Entering the New World of Scams

Scam Speak: Skimming, Smishing, Spoofing, and Spear-Phishing – Entering the New World of ScamsWed, July 31, 10-11:15am; Free; Reservations required

You may have heard terms like phishing and skimming, but what exactly do these words mean in the world of scams? And, more importantly, how do we protect ourselves from these schemes? Join Kristina Warcholski at Whistlestop to learn tips on avoiding computer tech support scams, investment schemes, online dating scams, rental affinity fraud and more.

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26

Fridays, August 2, August 16 & August 30 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.

Victim-Witness Assistance

Victim-Witness Assistance

Thursdays, August 8 & August 22; 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.

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

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

Friday, August 9 & August 23; 10:30am-Noon; Free; Drop-in

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, August 22; 1:30pm-3:00pm; Free; 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.

The Importance of Financial Caregiving

The Importance of Financial CaregivingWednesday, August 28, 10:00am-11:15am, Free, Registration required

Join Vicki Clarke for an informative presentation on financial planning and creating a plan that maintains your privacy, conveys your wishes, and provides instruction appropriately.

Memory Screenings in partnership with JFCS’ Seniors At Home

Memory Screenings in partnership with JFCS’ Seniors At Home

Wednesday, September 4; 9:00am-12:30pm: No Fee; Registration Required

Worried about memory loss or just want to have a reference detection test? Call today to schedule a free 45-minute appointment. Memory assessment is not diagnostic, but it is an opportunity to speak privately and confidentially with a professional evaluator. Limited to 10 appointments.

Evaluación de Memoria en Español en asociación con JFCS’ Mayores en Casa

Evaluación de Memoria en Español en asociación con JFCS’ Mayores en Casa

Miercoles, 4 de Septiembre; 1:00pm-4:00pm; Gratis; Cita necesaria

Preocupado por la pérdida de memoria o simplemente desea tener una prueba de detección de referencia. Llame hoy para programar una cita gratuita de 45 minutos. La evaluación de la memoria no es diagnóstica, pero es una oportunidad para hablar en privado y de manera confidencial con un evaluador profesional. Limitado a 5 nombramientos.

Employment Support Services for Women 50 yrs. and Older at the YWCAFifty Program

Employment Support Services for Women 50 yrs. and Older at the YWCAFifty ProgramTuesday, September 10; 11:00am-12:00pm; Free; Registration Required

Come hear all about the YWCA50+ Program designed specifically for women 50 yrs. and older! Are you interested in working part-time, full-time, temp or would you like to become an entrepreneur?  Do you need to brush up on your computer skills? Attend this workshop to learn about the Free YWCAFiftyPlus Program for women 50 yrs. and older. We offer several AARP Work for Yourself@50+ Workshop open to men and women several times per year. Learn more about this amazing free YWCA program by attending this informative presentation.

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.

Whistlesizers

Whistlesizers

Tuesdays: 9:30am-10:30am; $4/5; Drop-in

Thursdays: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn How to Play Mah Jongg

Learn How to Play Mah Jongg

Interested in learning to play this exciting and challenging tile-based game? Call our front desk to get more information about the class and style of Mah Jongg!

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!

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 3:00pm-4:00pm; $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).