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Whistlestop PROVIDES LATEST EDITION OF Annual Directory of Older Adults Services

Free resource directory covers services that older adults and their families
might need to live healthy, active lives in Marin County

Whistlestop PROVIDES LATEST EDITION OF Annual Directory of Older Adults Services
San Rafael, CA (March 2013) — Whistlestop, the non-profit organization that provides vital services to Marin County’s older adults and individuals with disabilities, announces the release of the twenty-fifth edition of the organization’s annual Directory of Older Adults Services in Marin County. The Directory provides valuable information on every subject relating to the health and welfare of Marin’s older adults and their families. It includes topics such as adult day care, companionship, disaster preparedness, financial assistance, health care, home care, insurance information, pet care, recreation, skilled nursing facilities and much more. “Our mission at Whistlestop is to give everyone in Marin the opportunity to age with dignity, independence and grace,” said Whistlestop’s CEO Joe O’Hehir. “The Whistlestop Directory provides an aggregate of information covering many of the issues older adults face in our society, and it’s a vital resource for their families. With the Pacific Sun’s support, we’re pleased that we’re able to offer this Directory to the community.” The printed and online versions of the Directory are FREE to the public and available at Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, and at, under the Services tab.

About Whistlestop
Since 1954 Whistlestop has been helping the Marin County’s older adults stay independent and active by avoiding social isolation. Whistlestop is best known for providing specialized transportation for people with disabilities. Their fleet of over 55 specialized buses run seven days a week from early morning to late night, offering over 150,000 rides yearly throughout Marin and surrounding counties.

Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center, located in downtown San Rafael, provides socialization for older adults through participant-centered services and activities. These include educational classes, exercise classes, and multicultural groups for Spanish, German, and Farsi-speaking older adults. Invaluable services like citizenship assistance, translation, ESL, tax preparation, and legal advice are offered as part of Whistlestop’s ongoing mission.

Whistlestop’s Jackson Café, located at the Active Aging Center, serves fresh, delicious and affordable lunchtime meals, Monday through Friday to diners of all ages. The Café features daily specials, deli sandwiches, soups, desserts, and fresh salads. The Jackson Café offers a comfortable setting where everyone is welcome.

Whistlestop Meal on Wheels delivers fresh meals to homebound older adults throughout much of Marin. Their dedicated drivers check in on the meal recipients several times per week and will deliver 70,000 meals this year.

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