This guide provides information on the direct client services Marin County, Department of Health and Human Services provides. Some resources are for all residents, such as the Marin Employment Connection, while others are primarily available to low income residents such as health insurance and supplemental nutrition programs. Other services are available for certain target populations, such as children, older adults, or people with disabilities. In addition to the services in this guide, there are many services provided in the community by local non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and other government agencies
Marin Villages' goal is to help seniors remain in their homes and communities as they age, rather than to depend on agencies or public services. Members and volunteers of Marin Villages lean on each other to make life's simple tasks like driving to the store, changing out batteries on a smoke detector, or learning the newest app on your Ipad, still manageable.
By matching neighbor to neighbor, not only do we alleviate some daily stress, but we provide opportunities to build new friendships, develop interests and utilize skills and knowledge.
710 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
The Center for Independent living matches Personal Assistants and/or caregivers with seniors and people with disabilities to promote independent living. This is a good resource that provides assistance in the home, community, in school and in the work place.
930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop's Aging Center provides deslicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services. Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit.
Discover & Go
With your Marinet (County) Library Card, you are eligible for free and low-cost tickets to world-class museums, theaters, aquariums, zoos and science centers. Check the Discover & Go website for participating cultural venues.
Library Beyond Walls is a free service of the Marin County Free Library, offering library services to county residents who are unable to visit our various locations in person. Library Beyond Walls staff and trained volunteers deliver and pick up library materials from the homes of our patrons.
The following information has been provided by the corresponding agencies. Age-Friendly Corte Madera assumes no liability for any claims or services. Age-Friendly, however, would very much appreciate your comments on the experiences you may have had with any of these agencies.. In addition, if you know of additional resources that would be helpful to others, please let Age-Friendly know.
A Directory for Older Adults
P.O. Box 6863
Napa, CA 94581
A comprehensive directory of essential services available in Marin and Sonoma Counties. This remarkable directory, along with timely articles, is directed toward seniors and their families and is published yearly by Yvonne Baginski. It is available at no charge.
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
The Corte Madera Parks and Recreation offers superb programs for Seniors, including trips and tours. You're invited to join fellow seniors every Thursday at noon for a complete, catered lunch served in the Community Center, never exceeding $3.
Age-Friendly Corte Madera
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
Age-Friendly Corte Madera is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating physical and social environments that support and enhance healthy, and active aging and an optimal quality of life for our Corte Madera residents who are 60 and over.
Using the World Health Organization's (W.H.O.) Age-Friendly Network as a platform for exchanging information and mutual support, AFCM will conduct analyses and promote improvements based on the areas of needs for our Corte Madera Seniors.
70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, CA 94903
Senior Access responds to the growing need for those who prefer home care to care homes. By enabling respite for family members who care for seniors at home, such day activity programs can help the Marin community to "age in place." Wilfred George Adult Day Care Center services include brain fitness presentations and confidential memory screenings; early stage excursions; and adult day programs with therapeutic exercise, art and other innovative activities; personal elder care for people living with memory loss; respite, support groups, and educational workshops for family caregivers.
This is a one-stop resource for program information and eligibility for all the Marin Access programs. These Navigators are able to recommend the transportation program or programs that will best suit our riders and then walk them through the eligibility process for those specific programs.
Marin Catch-a-Ride is a discounted ride program that provides another transportation option for seniors in Marin through discounted taxi rides to Marin locations. The new customized transporatation option enables Marin seniors, 80 and older, as well as residents 60 and older who no longer drive, and people with disabilities to take taxi rides at a discounted rate. To determine if you are eligible, please call (415) 454-0902.