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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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(English) 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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How to Be an Empowered Partner with your Doctors

(English) How to get all the time you need at office appointments. How to ask the best questions. When to bring someone with you to appointments.
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Social Security: When should you start receiving Social Security Benefits?

(English) Discuss the six major reasons why deciding when to take Social Security benefits is age 62, at your full retirement age of 66 - 67, or as late as age 70.
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Marin Senior Information Fair – Free Whistlestop Shuttle Service

(English) Sign-up in advance for free shuttle service from 9am – 3:30 pm., to and from the Marin Senior Information Fair in San Rafael.
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Oktoberfest Celebration

(English) Thursday, October 22, 11:30 to 2pm. Celebrate Germany and the harvest season with Whistlestop’s popular Oktoberfest Celebration! Our native German Social Group will sing traditional Oktoberfest songs in decorative outfits in our café, to the accompaniment of live accordion music.
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Scheduled closed Dates

Whistlestop's Active Aging Center and Jackson Café will be closed on the following dates in 2015: 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:

January 1st - New Year’s Day
January 19th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 16th - President’s Day
May 25th - Memorial Day
July 4th - Independence Day
September 7th - Labor Day
November 26th - Thanksgiving Day
November 27th - Day after Thanksgiving
December 25th - Christmas Day

Whistlestop has a new fee structure 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 Whistlestop members. The new member annual fee (not applicable to current members) is just $5. This membership entitles you to reduced rates for classes and meals in the café and also supports the funding for our center by improving our method of collecting participation data. Please pick up an application at our Front Desk or call 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