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 Special Events & Presentations

Detect & Connect²: A Workshop on Mental Health and Dementia Issues in Older Adults

This FREE workshop focuses first on Detection, including normal aging vs. abnormal aging behavior. You will gain insight to identify symptoms and observable behaviors. The workshop then focuses on Connection, including responding in the moment to the observable behavior with empathy and compassion, effective communication techniques, and how best to connect the person to appropriate support services.
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Valentine’s Cards Needed!

Whistlestop invites YOU to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards for our Meals on Wheels clients. Be creative, let your inner artist come out, and invite children you know to create the cards with you.
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Venetian Carnival

Celebrate a traditional Italian carnival with delicious Italian food, decorations, entertainment, and a presentation from our popular Italian teacher Karen Raccanello and her Italian language students.
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Asian New Year Celebration

Come and celebrate the Year of the Monkey with delicious Asian cuisine and entertainment from our Vietnamese social group and Asian community in our Caboose rooms. Sign-up by December 1 at our front office.
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Whistlestop’s CarePool program helps older adults get to medical appointments or the grocery store. CarePool offers FREE rides to Marin County residents 65 or older and to people with disabilities. CarePool offers a unique “door-through-door” service.
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Weekly Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Screenings, and Medication Reviews

Free weekly blood pressure and cholesterol screenings provided by Bright Star Care.
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Scheduled closed Dates

Kick off the New Year with fabulous events, programs and classes to keep you engaged, fit, and prepared! Please note that Whistlestop will be closed on January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

Whistlestop's Active Aging Center and Jackson Café will be closed on the following dates in 2016: Please view the Class Listings and Web Calendar for any class schedule changes. Here is the full list of dates that we will be closed:

Whistlestop Scheduled Closed Dates (2016):

January 1st - New Year’s Day
January 18th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15th - President’s Day
May 30th - Memorial Day
July 4th - Independence Day
September 5th - Labor Day
November 24th - Thanksgiving Day: Whistlestop is closed – Jackson Café is Open For Lunch
November 25th - Day after Thanksgiving
December 25th - Christmas Day

Whistlestop has a new fee structure that started in 2015 for classes, activities and special events at our Active Aging Center; there are now modest fees or suggested donations requested for most programs, and discounted rates for Whistlestar members. The annual fee for new members is just $10-20 (sliding scale). This membership entitles you to reduced rates for classes and meals in Jackson Café and also supports the center by improving participation data collection. Please pick up an application at our Front Office or call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Browse our Whistlestop 2015 Directory of Older Adult Services

View this year’s Directory. We are accepting submissions to our online Directory.

2015 Online Directory

2015 PDF Version