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“Resource Office”

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During the shelter in place order, our staff is still here to answer your calls at 415-456-9062. We strongly recommend the County helpline as your best source of referrals and information during this time: 415-473-INFO (4636).

Got questions? Our volunteers have answers

The Resource Office is staffed with trained volunteers ready to provide information on services and resources for older adults. Please leave a detailed message and volunteers will respond with referrals to available services.

Marin Community Foundation – Successful Aging

marinCommunityFoundationThe growth rate of the older population in Marin is the fastest in the state. By 2010, one in four adults in the County will be over 65. The largest subset of this population growth is in the over-85 age group. The service system and other relevant resources will be pushed to new limits. As older adults age, they face increasing difficulty in remaining in their own homes or other living situations without increases in home health and other supportive services.

Older adults face a unique set of challenges, including isolation (which often leads to depression, self-medication, and other secondary problems), increased falls, malnutrition, lack of information on resources, and lack of appropriate supportive services. These challenges make this population more vulnerable to hospitalizations and unwanted institutionalization. In addition, one-third of Marin’s older adults — or 21,000 residents — are dependent upon fixed income of Social Security alone. This low-income group is the target population for the Foundation’s support of client services.

Older adults are important assets to our communities, and keeping them healthy and engaged in community life is beneficial for the County’s entire population. Community engagement in older life is correlated to improved health and quality of life and improvement of overall health indicators (e.g., reduction in depression, alcohol consumption, and isolation). Older adults with access to a highly coordinated network of health and social services along with opportunities for both community engagement and employment are more likely to age in place with maximum health and dignity. A healthy, fully-engaged older citizenry ultimately strengthens the entire community.

Whistlesizers

Whistlesizer Chair Exercise

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Free

Yes, you can still get a workout while sitting down! Gentle chair exercises and light cardio to improve your strength, flexibility, and motion are taught by Elizabeth Lynn.

To join in by Zoom phone: Call (669) 900-9128. When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 841 8487 3719.

To join in by Zoom: click the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84184873719.

Free Legal Consultation

Free Legal Aid of Marin

By appointment only, call 415-492-0230, x 102.

Legal Aid of Marin provides free consultations for Marin County residents who are 60+.

Please, leave a message including your name, phone number, and the town where you live. You can also use Legal Aid of Marin’s Online Appointment Request Form, by visiting https://legalaidmarin.org/appointments/

You will be contacted within 24 hours or on the next business day with a suggested appointment time and location.

As a courtesy to Legal Aid of Marin’s staff and other community members who need Legal aid of Marin services, they kindly request 48 hours notice by voice-mail message if you will be unable to attend a scheduled appointment.

1401 Los Gamos Drive Suite 101 San Rafael, Ca 94903 Phone: (628)253-5755 Fax: (415) 492-0947

Regular Office Hours Monday – Thursday 9:00am- 12:30pm; 1:30pm- 5:00pm.