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Whistlestop driver enjoys human touch of helping the elderly

Whistlestop driver enjoys human touch of helping the elderly
Mark helps riders

10/9/2010 – Marin Independent Journal by Will Jason

A great article about Whistlestop driver Mark Cotter. Congratulations to Mark and all of our drivers who work so hard to make a positive difference in our clients’ lives.

Mark Cotter spent 25 years in human resources, working for companies in shipping, health care, high-tech and other industries. Faced with unemployment about three years ago, he made a big career leap.

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Whistlestop driver enjoys human touch of helping the elderly

Mark helps riders

10/09/2010 – Marin Independent Journal por Will Jason

Un gran artículo sobre Whistlestop piloto Mark Cotter. Felicitaciones a Marcos y todos nuestros conductores que trabajan tan duro para hacer una diferencia positiva en las vidas de nuestros clientes.

Marcar Cotter pasó 25 años en recursos humanos, que trabajan para empresas de transporte, cuidado de la salud, alta tecnología y otras industrias. Ante el desempleo hace unos tres años, dio un salto gran carrera.

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Whistlestop Tea Dance Growing in Popularity

Whistlestop Tea Dance Growing in Popularity10/13/2010 – San Rafael Patch by Robin Collins

Seniors shake their stuff in San Rafael.

Mirror  ball, crepe paper, balloons, a CD mix of salsa, tango, waltz and swing.

Think it’s a teen dance? Nope, it’s a tea dance, with food and refreshments for seniors at Whistlestop in San Rafael and they happen every other month from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday nights. And the price? $2.

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Whistlestop Tea Dance Growing in Popularity10/13/2010 – San Rafael de parches por Robin Collins

Mayores sacuden sus cosas en San Rafael.

Bola de espejos, papel crepé, globos, una mezcla de CD de salsa, tango, vals y swing.

Creo que es un baile para adolescentes? No, es una danza del té, comida y bebida para las personas mayores en Whistlestop en San Rafael y suceden cada mes 5 a 7 de la tarde del viernes por la noche. Y el precio? $ 2.

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Lifelong Learning: Choices are Many

Lifelong Learning: Choices are Many03/2010 – Whistlestop Silver Express

“Education is wasted on the young!” is a phrase I’ve heard all my life and one that had particular meaning in the years we were putting our children through college. I would look yearningly at the course choices they got to select from and wish that I could take some of those same classes myself. I instinctively felt that, at the age of 40 or 50 something, I’d appreciate them much more than they would as late teens or young adults. At that time I was too busy working to help raise and support them to contemplate finding time to take a night or weekend class.

Fact is, we learn just by living every day, by our social interactions, by the personal choices we make in our reading, our exposure to media news and the internet, in myriad ways. In my household we always have a book at hand. My husband prefers non-fiction and particularly favors current affairs, history with a leaning to “modern” history – the 19th & 20th centuries. Over dinner we talk about what he’s reading and he may share it with the rest of us. When we have other family or friends with us, there is usually a conversation (or argument) about politics or some event (Haiti’s earthquake is the story as I write this), what we think about it, how we got into the “mess,” how to get out of it, and how history relates to it.

My reading choices are nearly always fiction or biography. I especially love stories about other cultures, other times, American or foreign. I am keenly aware of how much more I know about the world, largely self-taught, than I did as a college student.

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Whistlestop Announces New Staff Member

 Whistlestop Announces New Staff Member11/16/2010 – San Rafael Patch by Clara Franco

Whistlestop, the non-profit organization that provides vital services to Marin County’s older adults and individuals with disabilities, is pleased to announce Skip Corsini as their new Business Development Manager. Skip will be in charge of developing alternative revenue streams for the organization by presenting a range of business to business services. https://whistlestop.org/

”We feel we are adding Skip to the team at a very good stage in our organization’s development,” says Whistlestop’s Development and Marketing Director, Yvonne Roberts. “We have greater capacity to serve the community than ever and we plan to take full advantage of that.” 

View Full StoryWhistlestop Announces New Staff MemberWhistlestop, la organización sin ánimo de lucro que brinda servicios vitales a los adultos mayores del condado de Marin y las personas con discapacidad, se complace en anunciar Skip Corsini como su nuevo Gerente de Desarrollo de Negocios. Ir estará a cargo de desarrollar otras fuentes de ingresos para la organización mediante la presentación de una serie de actividades a otros servicios de negocios. https://whistlestop.org/

“Sentimos que estamos añadiendo Saltar al equipo en una etapa muy buena en el desarrollo de nuestra organización”, dice el Desarrollo Whistlestop y Director de Marketing, Yvonne Roberts. “Tenemos mayor capacidad para servir a la comunidad que nunca y tenemos la intención de sacar el máximo provecho de eso”.

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All in Good Taste: Special menus

All in Good Taste: Special menus3/20/2010 – Pacific Sun by Pat Fusco

WHAT A DEAL A win-win situation has evolved in San Rafael as workers from the culinary arts training program of Homeward Bound of Marin are staffing the kitchen for Jackson Cafe, the dining space at 930 Tamalpais Ave. Weekday lunches are served by Whistlestop, the senior service organization. These are affordable meals that include choices of hot entrees (stuffed cabbage, barbecue chicken), sandwiches, soups, etc. Prices are $3.83 for those over 60, $6.57 for younger folk; hours are 11:30am-1:30pm. Everyone is welcome! Details: www.whistlestop.org.

All in Good Taste: Special menus3/20/2010 – Pacific Sun por Pat Fusco

Que buen negocio una situación de ganar-ganar se ha desarrollado en San Rafael, como los trabajadores del programa de formación de artes culinarias de vuelta a casa de Marín son de personal de la cocina de Jackson Cafe, el espacio de comedor a 930 Tamalpais Avenue. Almuerzos de los días de semana son atendidos por Whistlestop, la organización de servicio de alto nivel. Estas son comidas a precios económicos, que incluyen opciones de platos calientes (col rellena, pollo a la barbacoa), sándwiches, sopas, etc precios son $ 3.83 para los mayores de 60 años, 6,57 dólares para los más populares, las horas son las 11:30 am-1: 30pm. Todos son bienvenidos! Detalles: www.whistlestop.org.