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I love to tell my "Marin Villages" stories to family and friends. Like the time I ran into a volunteer at the DMV and, in the course of our brief conversation, realized that she epitomized our mission. Over the past few years, she (and her family) has developed a real friendship with a member who lives close by. They now have dinners together, check in to see if everyone is o.k. and, appreciate the joy this member brings to her family. Neighbors helpingneighbors.
And then there are the fun activities happening monthly. Happy hours are just that - happy! The Sip and Paint event was truly inspiring. Obviously, my artwork isn't, but watching how the attendees jumped in to create their own "masterpieces" was neat. Participating in this event helped me to cherish the diversity of our Villages and the simplicity of what we try to accomplish - to stay active and connected - at any age and with any ability.
And of course, just recently when I went to visit my buddy, Ruth, who had just been discharged the prior week from a 6-week rehab after falling in her backyard . Thinking that she could use the company, I was pleasantly surprised to find her at home in the middle of her monthly bridge game with friends. Oh yeah, and did I mention she's 101 years old?
We are developing a safe place for older adults from different backgrounds, with various levels of mobility, vision and cognition, and at all income levels, to meet up, hang out and pursue the interests they value.
I hope you will be able to join us at our 10th Anniversary party - "Celebrate Us" on September 8th - and share some stories of your own.
Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director, Marin Villages
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