Aging and Adult Services

This collection of links contains useful information about adult services and other programs available in the County of Marin.

Adult Protective Services

Prevention of elder abuse. Coordinated by the County Department of Health and Human Services.

Aging Services

Information & referral services for older adults and their family members

Aging/Older Adult Services in Marin County

This web site provides a partial listing of services for adults and older adults and their families in Marin County. The site is administered by Marin County Department of Health and Human Service, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

AlmaVia of San Rafael at Faith Center

AlmaVia of San Rafael, now accepting applications for residence, is a faith-based, not-for-profit, 130-unit assisted living community. Developed and operated by ElderCare Alliance, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. RCFE License Application Pending.

Alzheimer's Association - Marin Chapter

This site provides factual information on Alzheimer's disease, offers resources for people living with Alzheimer's, their families and professionals who provide care.

American Society on Aging

This web site provides a partial listing of services for adults and older adults and their families in Marin County. The site is administered by Marin County Department of Health and Human Service, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

CANHR-California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

CANHR provides information about assisted living (board and care), nursing homes, Medi-Cal, and other elder issues and supports advocates for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization. CANHR also has a legal referral service for elder law and maintains the Nursing Home Guide and the Residential Care Guide Web sites with information on every California facility.

Choices for Living 2008

A comprehensive housing resource guide, includes a listing of all older adult housing options, including independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, with a description of their services and latest fees.

Commission on Aging

Information and advocacy for aging services

Commission on Aging

The mission of the Commission is to promote the dignity, independence and quality of life of older persons.

Corte Madera Parks & Recreation

Creating community through people, parks and programs

County of Marin - H & HS - Division of Social Services - In-Home Care Services Program

Providing services which enable aged, blind, or disabled individuals to remain in their own homes rather than being placed in out-of-home care facilities.

County of Marin - H & HS - Division of Aging and Adult Services

The Division of Aging and Adult Services is the agency responsible for the overall planning, program development and coordination of services

Disability Access

The mission and goals of the Disability Access Program as well as complaint forms.

EAH Housing

EAH develops, manages and promotes rental housing in the Bay Area for very low, low and moderate income families, individuals with disabilities, and seniors.

Elder Abuse Program

District Attorney Elder Abuse Program information.

Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN)


EFPN works to prevent financial abuse of elders and dependent adults through community education programs, public awareness campaigns and coordination of financial institution employee training.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides services to persons who are caring for a loved one with an adult-onset neurological impairment including stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's.

Family Caregiver Support

Emotional support, education, training and respite care.

HICAP-The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

North Bay HICAP the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program provides objective information to help seniors and persons with disabilities in Marin County on Medicare make good decisions about their health care coverage. Please call 1-800-434-0222 to schedule an appointment in Marin County. If you would like to become a HICAP Volunteer Counselor please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Albright, at 1-800-434-0222, X-104, or email karena@sasnb.org

Information and Assistance

Information about services for older adults and their families

In-Home Support Services(IHSS)

Home care worker referrals to assist older & disabled  to remain in their own homes.

Institute on Aging

The Institute on Aging (IOA) is a Non-profit organization offering counseling, psychiatric services, senior case management, home care and personal assistance, fiduciary/money management, bill paying and geriatric assessment services. For more information, please call our General Information Line at,(415)750-4111.

Jewish Family & Children's Services

JFCS provides comprehensive services to the entire community including counseling for individuals, couples & families, financial assistance, information & referral, support for people with disabilities, and volunteer opportunities. For comprehensive assistance to seniors, see Seniors-At-Home.

Library Beyond Walls

Library Beyond Walls provides free in-home delivery of library materials to homebound patrons of the Marin County Free Library.

LITA (Love is the Answer)

LITA matches volunteers with the lonely and isolated elderly living in skilled nursing, residential care and retirement residence facilities for one-to-one weekly visits.

Margaret Todd Senior Center

The Margaret Todd Center is a program of the City of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The Center offers enrichment and fitness courses, special events, specialty groups, game groups, senior services, information and referral as well as multiple on-going activities.

Marguerita C. Johnson Senior Center

A non-profit organization located in Southern Marin. We provide programs, referral services, and activities for senior citizens 60 and older. Activities include monthly shopping trips, grocery bingo, arts & crafts, tai-chi, movie day, and monthly luncheons with guest speakers.

Marin County Commission on Aging

The Marin County Commission on Aging is a 23-member federally mandated advisory council to the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The Commission works closely with the County's Division of Aging on behalf of Marin

Marin Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the County of Marin.

Medi-Cal

The MediCal program is administered by the Marin County Dept. of Health & Human Services, Division of Social Services

Medicare

The official U.S. Government site for Medicare

Mill Valley Parks & Recreation

The mission of Mill Valley's Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide opportunities for quality recreation and leisure experiences for all of our citizens, providing programs, facilities, resources and professional support services.

Network of Care Aging

A website for aging health issues, laws and related news.

Northern California Senior Legal Hotline

A non-profit organization that offers free legal advice over the phone to seniors age 60 and over.

Nova-Ro Housing

Provides affordable housing for needy Novato senior citizens. Nova-Ro Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created through efforts of the Novato Rotary Club members.

Novato Independent Elders Program

The Novato Independent Elders Program (NIEP) provides outreach programs that support the independence of Novato’s seniors, with a focus on residents who are frail, isolated and culturally diverse. It is a partnership project of the City of Novato and the Marin Community Foundation.

Novato Senior Citizens Club

Club members enjoy many benefits which include socializing with peers, staying active through planned programs and activities, a warm and friendly environment, reduced fees for club trips, priority registration on club trips, a monthly newsletter, and more!

Ombudsman Program

Ensures the rights and protection of older persons in long term care.

Public Guardian

The legally appointed conservator and representative for vulnerable adults.

Respecting Our Elders, Inc.

An all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing free food for low-income seniors in Marin County.

Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association

For over thirty years RVEHA (Tam House) has been providing high quality affordable cooperative housing for independent and active women and men 63 and over in two beautiful homes in San Anselmo.

Sausalito Parks & Recreation

The Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide quality programs to Sausalito and its community that enhance growth, expression and recreation through people, parks and programs.

Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery

Nonprofit, post-acute therapeutic center offering services designed to help brain injury survivors and their families rebuild their lives, including on-site services, support groups, resource referral assistance, concussion education and educational presentations for medical professionals and the community.

Senior Access

Senior Access has been serving seniors with chronic illness and memory loss in Marin County since 1973. The Adult Day program provides specialized daytime services for older adults who need supervised, personal care and assistance. We offer engaging social activities, creative art and music programs, intellectual stimulation, group exercise, lunch and respite for caregivers.

Seniors•At•Home

Seniors•At•Home helps seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Seniors•At•Home offers a comprehensive range of award-winning services, including home care, palliative and end of life care, skilled nursing, care management, counseling, money management and conservatorships, spiritual care and volunteer services. Seniors•At•Home is a non-sectarian division of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties.

The Dance Palace Community Center

A non-profit community center providing a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and community services to children, adults and seniors in western Marin County.

The Redwoods

A non-denominational, non-profit organization founded and sponsored by Community Church of Mill Valley but admission is open to persons of all races, faiths and lifestyles who are 60 or older.

Veteran Services

Assists veterans, spouses and children to access veterans benefits.

West Marin Senior Services

Enabling older persons to remain independent as long as possible and to live with dignity and self-respect in their own homes

Whistlestop (also known as the Marin Senior Coordinating Council)

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County.

Whitecaps of Bolinas and Stinson Beach

A social organization for seniors in the Stinson Beach and Bolinas area.