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Media Coverage 2015

Tooting our Horn!

Tooting our Horn!

For the second year in a row, Whistlestop has been named one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
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Study: Thousands of Marin seniors among state’s hidden poor

Study: Thousands of Marin seniors among state’s hidden poor

By Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal More than three-quarters of a million California seniors, including more than 7,700 older Marin residents, are among the nation’s hidden poor, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Read More…
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Movers & Shakers: San Rafael woman hired as director of program innovation at Whistlestop-July 2, 2015

Movers & Shakers: San Rafael woman hired as director of program innovation at Whistlestop-July 2, 2015

Renzetti has been senior director of educational programs for six years at the American Society on Aging.
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Memory Screening a Valuable Tool – August 28, 2015

Memory Screening a Valuable Tool – August 28, 2015

A lawyer, a writer and an accountant walk into a bar... This is not the start of a joke, but a story that illustrates how we can get more and more forgetful as we age.
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Whistlestop Files Pared Back Plan for Downtown Housing Complex-July 12, 2015

Whistlestop Files Pared Back Plan for Downtown Housing Complex-July 12, 2015

Joe O’Hehir is featured in Monday’s Marin Independent Journal, talking about Whistlestop’s Mission Plaza Project.
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Whistlestop treats change as opportunity-January 22, 2015

Whistlestop treats change as opportunity-January 22, 2015

Whistlestop is planning a face lift with the hope of better serving Marin County’s aging population, but initial reviews are mixed after the community was invited to examine designs for the nonprofit’s new downtown facility.
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Whistlestop Submits Plans to City-July 15, 2015

Whistlestop Submits Plans to City-July 15, 2015

San Rafael is getting its first look at what could be an active hub for senior residents and officials say the initial reaction has been positive.
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7,400 Reasons Why I Love My Job

7,400 Reasons Why I Love My Job

Submitted by Joe O’Hehir, CEO Whistlestop When it comes to seniors aging in Marin, it is important to support activities and events that allow older adults to thrive during the later stages of their lives. When it comes to loving my job, I always find listening to seniors’ stories is both inspiring and encouraging. i […]
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Whistlestop addresses an important need-July 15, 2015

Whistlestop addresses an important need-July 15, 2015

I’ve had a firsthand view of the needs of many of the seniors in Marin County. Not only do I support Whistlestop and its plans to redevelop its building...
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Whistlestop’s plan for much-needed housing-July 17, 2015

Whistlestop’s plan for much-needed housing-July 17, 2015

As a place to call home, Marin has much to offer with its abundance of natural and human resources. I am fortunate to have been able to live here since 1980...
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My very rewarding job at Whistlestop

My very rewarding job at Whistlestop

I finally have a job I truly love, a role that allows me to come into work with a smile on my face and in my heart. As Whistlestop’s Meals on Wheels Supervisor, I get to see first-hand how welcome our meals are and the good our drivers do when they make deliveries to recipients who are isolated and homebound.
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San Rafael and Novato make AARPs Top 10 List in Livability Categories-May 11, 2015

San Rafael and Novato make AARPs Top 10 List in Livability Categories-May 11, 2015

When it comes to healthy living and the dating scene, AARP likes what it sees in San Rafael and Novato.
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Whistlestop is at the right location for seniors- July 19, 2015

Whistlestop is at the right location for seniors- July 19, 2015

At the transportation hub in downtown San Rafael on Tamalpais Avenue, an ideal spot for the services they provide, Whistlestop is developing Mission Plaza. Whistlestop’s efforts to reconstruct their building is a credit to our community. By locating at this site, Whistlestop will expand and enhance the critical and important senior services they already provide. […]
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Whistlestop Renews Marin Transit Board Contract

Whistlestop Renews Marin Transit Board Contract

Whistlestop CEO Joe O’Hehir shared great news with all of us at Whistlestop. The Marin Transit Board awarded Whistlestop a new contract for the operations and maintenance of Marin Access Paratransit Services effective January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2022.
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Dad Was Right and Ahead of His Time-May 20, 2015

Dad Was Right and Ahead of His Time-May 20, 2015

Right now, I’m thinking about the years my father spent in a nursing home. And even decades after he died I have fond memories because I always knew my dad was in a good place.
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There was a senior woman, who lived in a shoe… – July 19, 2015

There was a senior woman, who lived in a shoe… – July 19, 2015

George Russell – Special to Marin Independent Journal After a public “listening period,” the Whistlestop senior center has formally submitted to the city of San Rafael revised plans for a five-story affordable housing complex and service center as the site of its downtown depot headquarters.
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Sausalito’s New Senior Ride Program Could Serve as Pioneer for Programs in Marin-June 21, 2015

Sausalito’s New Senior Ride Program Could Serve as Pioneer for Programs in Marin-June 21, 2015

The steep, winding hills of Sausalito are not easy for anyone to drive, and for seniors they can be downright frightening.
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