Delightful December to You!
Hello everyone, 

The holidays are well upon us, and we hope this newsletter finds you well. It will be a quieter month on the age friendly front, we hope you have plenty of time to visit with friends and family. No forum scheduled so perhaps you’d like to join us for our monthly breakfast on the 15th? As 2021 draws to a close, stay as safe and healthy as you can, appreciative of the good things in life and ever curious about those challenges and changes that come with the passing of time. Take care.

The Age Friendly Fairfax Task Force: Jody Timms, Barbara Coler, Susan A. Brandborg, Francie Bedinger, Anne Mannes, Jessica Price,
and Jackie Engstrom. 
Aging in Fairfax, everybody's doing it!
Upcoming Events:

December 2:  Commission on Aging
December 2:  Ross Valley Seniors
December 15: Breakfast with Friends
December 17: Age Friendly Fairfax Task Force Meeting
Marin County Commission on Aging

December 2, 10-11am

“Justice and Equity: Issue of Importance to Older Women.” Come hear from two speakers representing agencies and programs that work directly on issues of justice and equity for older women; learn about their current work and what still needs to be done; and discover innovative solutions to issues facing women as they age. "Older women have a level of wisdom we can act on...the materials we have are the memories, skills, and experiences of a lifetime.” Mary Catherine Bateson Speakers include: Susan DeMarois, Director, California Department of Aging and Ann Wakeley, President, Marin County League of Women Voters.

Join Zoom Meeting-Closed Captioning Available 

Meeting ID: 856 6169 0388 Passcode: 797332
Dial 1+ (669) 900-6833 
Ross Valley Seniors

December 2, 11-2pm

“Celebrate the Holidays,” and the 15-year anniversary of Ross Valley Seniors! We will have a sing along lead by Dave Fromer and a cookie exchange if you would like! Bring 2 dozen cookies to share and a tin or container to take some cookies home in. Join us at the Fairfax Women's Club, 46 Park Road. Agenda: 11- Social time; 12- Lunch-Roasted Turkey with accompaniments; 12:45- Ross Valley Seniors anniversary slide show and sing-along.

Please e-mail Kevin MacLeod at or call 415-258-4669 to RSVP or for more details.
Age Friendly Marin "Breakfast with Friends"

Wednesday,December 15, 9:30-10:30am

Socializing is important for all and it's fun to connect. Join us for coffee, tea and/or breakfast and a friendly and enjoyable chat at Barefoot Café, in person!  
Age Friendly Fairfax Task Force Meeting

December 17, 9:15-10:30 am

Curious about Age Friendly Fairfax? You’re welcome to attend our monthly meeting, bring your questions, feedback, ideas and energy!  

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 935 7484  Passcode: 398715  
Dial in number 1+ (408) 638-0968 
Fairfax Recreation Classes

Free online classes for older adults such as our popular yoga classes. We are offering six classes per week!

Mat Yoga 9:30-10:45
Chair Yoga 12:00-1:00

Mat Yoga 9:30-10:45
Chair Yoga 12:00-1:00

Mat Yoga 9:30-10:45
Chair Yoga 12:00-1:00

For a full list of current classes and how to register, click here.

Dance a la Moxie
Contratti Ballfield 
Instructor: Sisi M.P. Hansen
Tuesdays, 2-3pm

A progressive, FUN total body workout guaranteed to make you feel better, look better and be better! No experience necessary. The eclectic music will make you dance! Wear comfortable clothing and footwear to move in on the field. Covid protocols and safety will be followed. Please wear your mask.
Questions about services for older adults?  
Call 415-473-4636 (INFO)
Local News & Resources:

Marin County:
Free Rides for Seniors & ADA, in case you haven't heard: 
Free rides on local fixed route service countywide for older adults (age 65 or older) and persons with disabilities. This will be a 6-month pilot starting from October 1, 2021 and will continue through March 31, 2022. Paratransit, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, Connect and Muir Woods Shuttle will be exempt from the free fare offerings. This offering will only be limited on Marin Transit fixed-route services and not valid on Golden Gate Transit routes. 

Seniors must have a valid Medicare Card, DMV ID card/license, valid LIFA Bus Pass or senior ID from another California transit service. Persons with disabilities must have a DMV Disabled Placard ID, RTC card, Medicare card, valid LIFA Bus Pass or ID card for persons with disabilities from another transit service. Personal service assistants will not be eligible for free rides and will continue to pay 50% off the adult cash fare ($1) when accompanying a person with disabilities.

Town of Fairfax: 
Are you receiving the weekly Town of Fairfax Newsletter? If not, we really encourage you to do so as there is LOTS of news, information and events listed including: 

  • The Climate Action Plan 2030 was adopted at the July 7th Town Council meeting with a goal of getting to zero emissions by 2030. If you aren’t already, consider signing up for 100% renewable energy through MCE Deep Green.  Sign up here - it is super easy and takes less than five minutes.

  • New vegetation management and home hardening grants will become available soon through the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority—keep an eye out for them in the Town newsletter to see if you qualify.

  • Click this link to start receiving the Town’s newsletter asap!

Fairfax Library: 

Check out these three new resources through the library for computers and training: 

  • Our Computers for the Community Program was created to provide discounted desktop and laptop computers to members of our community who may not be able to afford a full price machine. These computers are the same as our standard Renew builds except we are now able to offer them at a reduced cost to you (under $200).
  • If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. FREE, To access these brief tutorials you'll need a strong internet connection and a computer with speakers or headphones.

  • All Things Apple: learn how to get the most out of your Apple devices by joining Beryn Hammil on Zoom every Tuesday at 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm.  Pre-registration is required for each 1-hour class. Invitations to register will be emailed each Thursday for the following Tuesday’s class. You must register for each class individually. New students, please email Shereen at: to get started. Each topic is relevant for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer.

Check out the California Chronicles, an initiative that shines a light on the diverse experiences and perspectives of our older population! The project will collect stories from older Californians in the form of audio and video recordings, oral histories, written histories and photographs. It is a project of the State Library which has partnered with the California Department of Aging and our Fairfax librarians are available to assist you in being part of this project. Call the library or stop at the desk to find out more.
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