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Marin Villages

Mill Valley Novato Ross Valley San Rafael Tiburon Twin Cities


Marin Villages is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering older adults to be active, connected and independent in the place they call home.  Through our network of volunteers and local villages we are bringing to life a great idea: vibrant local communities of members and volunteers, enriching each other’s lives, building new connections and making everyday life easier as we age.

We're celebrating our 10th Anniversary !
We are planning 10 activities and events throughout the year. Our first event "The Art of Dim Sum" with Ellen Blonder was a huge success.  Our second event will be held on May 19th to thank those major donors who supported us in 2018.  Below is a list of upcoming activities:

#3:  June 1 -  “Poems from the Heart: Voices Across Generations” with former Marin Poet Laureate, Prartho Sereno

#4:  June 29 - “Soil and Health, Getting Dirty is Good at any Age”, UC Berkeley Scientist, Stephen Andrews

#5:  July 12 - “Dinner with a Legend” – Artist Georgette Owens in Conversation

#6:  July 19 - “Dining Out in Marin” in support of Marin Villages – Left Bank

#7:  August 24 - “A Blank Canvas, a Little Wine & Thou” - Sip & Paint

#8:  September 8 - “10 Years Together” – Celebrating Members & Volunteers

#9:  October 26 - “Lighting Up October”- a Diwali Dinner Party

#10: November 17 - Celebrate Marin Villages 10th Anniversary Luncheon with “Acting Your Age” Comedian Josh Kornbluth at Novato Country Club

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Update from Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director
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Congratulations Cherie Sorokin - Marin Women's Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Marin Villages' Board President, Cherie Sorokin, on her induction to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame! We are very proud of her accomplishments and to have had the honor of watching her receive this award. Cherie was recently featured on Channel 26 as well as in March 13th article in the Tiburon Ark.

View her interview, and read more on Cherie's contributions. 

Welcome to WHO KNEW?  A new feature on our website focusing on life stories from our members and volunteers.
Who Knew?

Every single one of us has an original story to tell about something we’ve experienced. We welcome yours. The more of us who sign-up to tell our stories, the more connections we will forge, coincidences we’ll uncover, and stories worth preserving will be surfaced!  

Come on - sign up, share with all of us at Marin Villages. All you have to do is talk. We’ll come to you, or you come to us.

Rita Lakin

Cheryl Sorokin

Check out the memoir from RVV Member Georgette London Owens - 
Salvador Dali's Walking Renvoir

Georgette London Owens

Did you know that Marin Villages will celebrate its 10th year as a nonprofit organization this year?
Yes, it's true. We were officially incorporated in May 2009 as one of the first, if not the first village organized to serve the entire County (vs. an individual community). Our hub and spoke model serves to address the local needs of each of our communities, while eliminating duplication of efforts. We are able to leverage our resources - financial, human and goodwill - to better fulfill our mission of empowering older adults to remain active, connected and independent in the place they call home.

Thank you to all the members, volunteers and donors who have believed in our mission and supported it as we've grown and evolved.
 — Lisa Brinkmann, executive director, Marin Village 

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The impact of Marin Villages
Hear directly from one of our members, Vivienne, who explains the impact Marin Villages has on her life and well being:

Thanks to Kristi Denton Cohen (Peloton Productions), Kim Scarsella, Ginna Fleming and Lisa Brinkmann   

Lisa has recently been interviewed by Shirley Graves on the Novato Public Broadcasting program, Public Advocates.  Click here to view the interview.

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Are you Ready?
One thing that we know is that you can never be "too" ready for a disaster. Seniors, in particular, seem to be especially hard hit.

Ready Marin is Marin County's source for information on emergency preparedness, whether you are just starting or an experienced emergency volunteer.

Access to these valuable tools, plans and checklists at Be prepared !


Marin Villages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization • 415-457-4633 • • 
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F-142 San Rafael, CA 94903