Second Tuesday LGBT+ Senior Gathering Topic: What Is a Before-&-After Moment in Your Life? at Mgt. Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road, Novato in the Hill Community Room behind the main building(see site map & more information below)12:30 to 2:30
Vitality@VivalonFree 8-week Healthy Aging Course Beginsat Vivalon next to San Rafael Transit Mall (see more info below)10 am to noon
LGBT+ Senior Monthly Mixer **at San Rafael Joe’s -from 4th Street entrance4:30 to 6 pm
September 14Topical Thursdays12:30 to 2 pm on zoomTo join group, find purple Join Group button below
Growing Older in Marin Panel **Link Between Ageism & Wellbeing(more info below)2 to 3:30 on zoom
LGBTQ+ Senior Luncheon Returns! * **The Club Restaurant 250 Smith Ranch Rd, McInnis Golf Center limited to first 50 people who send their checkpresented by the Social Committee(more info above)11 am to 2 pm
* Social Committee event, must RSVP, at least 8 participants required;to RSVP or get on their email list, write to them at [email protected]
** See flyer below
To join the Spahr Senior Groupon ZoomMondays, 7 to 8 pm, &Thursdays, 12:30 to 2 pm,click the purple button below the Butterfly Heart or here:
|New participants are warmly welcomed!If you’re zoom-challenged, let me know and I’ll work with you!|
|Topical Thursdays12:30 to 2 pm|
September 7 zoom group is cancelled!
September 14Topic to be determined…
Living Room Mondays7 to 8 pm
We share with each other about how we’re doing and have unstructured conversations focused on listening from our hearts and deepening community.
|September 12 In-person at Mgt Todd Senior Center|
1560 Hill Road, NovatoHill Community Roombehind the main buildingsee site map below
new people warmly welcomed!
12:30 to 2 or 2:30 pm brown bag & discussion
Topic: What Is a Before-&-After Moment in Your Life?Can you think of a moment that changed your life? An experience when you changed or the world around you changed? It may not have seemed so at the time but looking back, you can see how nothing was the same anymore. Let’s talk!
New Covid Protocols: The Spahr Center provides critical, life-saving services to some immunocompromised communities. Therefore, we require program participants to be fully vaccinated, including a bivalent booster. Otherwise, community members are required to wear a mask. And please stay home if you’re experiencing any possible covid symptoms!
The purple arrow points to our meeting room behind the main building at the Mgt. Todd Senior Center:
|Still time to sign up…|
Aging Gayfully!FREE Online Class For LGBTQ+ Seniors
Buz Hermes is back with a new series of online classes, starting August 16th, 11 am to 1 pm. Many in our community have taken this class and describe their experience as transformative. This is a great way to spend time learning and socializing with others!
Aging Gayfully! is a unique class being offered online as part of the Older Adults Program of Santa Rosa Junior College. It is free to all California residents. The class provides a comfortable space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults to explore skillful aging strategies that address our unique aging issues. The Fall 2023 semester session begins online on Wednesday, August 16th from 11 am to 1 pm and continues weekly until December 13th. It’s not too late to join the class.
For more information or to enroll, contact Buz at [email protected] or 707/227-6935.
Last chance! This will be the last time Buz offers the introductory course.
Vitality@Vivalon8-week Healthy Aging Course
Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00 pm, begins September 12at Vivalon next to the San Rafael transit mall930 Tamalpais Ave., parking lot across the street Taught by physical therapist Krissy Waller, DPT, it provides participants with a baseline assessment of their current health, followed by information, tools, and support to encourage shifts toward new habits that promote healthy aging and includes free individual appointments for additional support. Topics include physical activity and falls prevention, social engagement, cognitive & mental health, nutrition, sleep & stress management, and spirituality. Free. Space is limited so register early if interested. To register, call Maeve Murphy at 415-456-9062 ext. 102or email her at [email protected].
|Does Ageism Affect Our Wellbeing?|
The Northbay LGBT+ Senior Social Committee has been consistently offering meaningful, fun events for the senior community. Everyone born in any month will be celebrated in that month’s email – including your birthday if you’ll let them know when it rolls around!
To sign up for their emails or register for events, click here.
You can check out their August birthdays and calendar by clicking here.
A second bivalent covid vaccination is available to seniors and immune-compromised individuals if you had your first bivalent injection at least 6 months ago.
Covid Test Expiration Dates Extended:When the tests were created, a conservative date was assigned because authorities didn’t know how long they would be effective. They are working beyond their original expiration date and have been assigned new ones. You can check on your kits’ expiration date and learn more by clicking here.IF your kit is made by Quickvue, you can search for the updated expiration date here.
In order to keep track of new infections, the County asks that we report self-test results here.
To see Marin County’s latest pandemic information, click here.
May we all be safe and well!
|Vinny FerraroBig Heart City Meditation SF|
Vivalon Resources for Seniors
Whistlestop, now renamed Vivalon, offers many resources for us seniors, now listed in this easy-to-print one-page guide. Access to rides, food, classes, activities, resources, referrals, and more. Membership not required for most classes and services during the pandemic. Some in-person events are being planned. To get Vivalon’s listings, click here.
They also provide access to resources including rides for older adults. Please note: there is a 3-week registration process for the ride program so register now if you think you may need rides in the future. Click here for their website.
The Jackson Cafe has great specials, a roomy dining room, small tables and big round tables for groups. Open 11:30 to 1:45; $8 for members, $10 for guests, with takeout readily available. You can find their daily changing menu and more information here.
|Building Community from the Comfort of Your Home!See old friends and make new ones! Join us!|
The Spahr Center’s LGBT Senior Discussion Groupscontinue everyMonday, 7 to 8 pm& Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm on zoom
|To Join Group by Video using Computer, Smart Phone or TabletJust click this button at the start time, 6:55 pm Mondays / 12:25 pm Thursdays:Join Group|