Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators - Interested in Issues Related to Aging in Marin
The World Health Organization launched the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program in 2016. AARP also operates a network identifying Age-Friendly communities around the country.
In Marin, the County, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato, San Rafael, and Sausalito all have received designations as “Age-Friendly” communities, and most other Marin jurisdictions are in the process of meeting qualifications to receive the designation.
Individuals interested in the Age-Friendly movement work together with their local governments to achieve and maintain their Age-Friendly Community designations.
Marin Villages collaborates with Age-Friendly groups throughout Marin.
The Buck Institute
Novato’s Buck Institute is the largest independent scientific institute in the Bay Area.
The Buck aims to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age.
Its goal is to increase human healthspan or healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging, the number one risk factor for serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes, the Buck wants to help people live better longer.
Marin Villages and the Buck cooperate with each other in a variety of ways, ranging from tours and occasional use of Buck facilities to hosting speakers, and making available information on each other’s programs and services. Learn more about the Buck Institure
Tours of the Buck Institute are available every Thursday at 10:30 am. Sign up here
Hospice by the Bay
Hospice by the Bay provides individualized end of life care to enhance the quality of life. They also offer grief counseling services.
Marin Villages and Hospice by the Bay have worked together multiple times when members of Marin Villages need hospice services at end of life. Hospice and Marin Villages have also cooperated on programs about the end of life care, dealing with grief and loss, and other issues related to end of life and/or “starting over” after a loved one passes.
Learn more about Hospice by the Bay
Marin County Services
Aging and Adult Services is a major unit with Marin County’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Marin Villages works closely with the County on issues related to the needs of our members and other older adults in Marin.
Two of the services we use in particular are identified below, but you can find out more about the County’s Aging and Adult Services
Commission on Aging
Marin’s Commission on Aging is a 23-member federally mandated advisory council to the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
The mission of the Commission is to promote the dignity, independence, and quality of life of older persons through advocacy, information, programs, and services.
Meetings of the Commission are open to the public and the Commission usually sponsors programs, often right before its meetings, on topics of interest to older adults and their families and friends.
This is a great Marin County resource for finding out information about all things the County has to offer related to the needs of older adults.
If you have questions about community resources related to aging, just call this number and the dedicated individuals who answer the phone can help you navigate local service options.
While Marin Villages prides itself on being a “one-stop” source of information for our members, we also coordinate closely with the team behind 415 457-INFO.