11th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference

Friday June 16, 2017 | 8:30am to 4:00pm | Rohnert Park CA | Tickets Required |

The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada presents its eleventh annual education conference in Sonoma County. Alzheimer’s Disease: Continuum of Care XI is a day-long conference for family members and professionals (continuing education units are available) that covers many topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

David Troxel, MPH, co-author of Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, Elderconsult Geriatric Medicine
Viki Kind, MA, Clinical Bioethicist
Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada

To download the flyer, click here.

Registration Rates:
Early Bird – on or before May 19
General Registration $45.00
Professionals requesting CEUs $90.00
After May 19
General Registration $50.00
Professionals requesting CEUs $95.00
Fees include continental breakfast & lunch. Six (6)
Continuing Education Units are available in the following
Registered Nurse Provider #CEP12415
LCSW/LMFT Provider #PCE1121
RCFE Administrator/NHAP Application Pending

To download the registration form, click here. See page two.

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 OR 707-573-1210.

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Addressing Marin’s Housing Crisis One Step at a Time

Sunday April 30, 2017 | Congregation Kol Shofar | 215 Blackfield Drive | Tiburon CA |

Say Yes! In My Backyard
Addressing Marin’s Housing Crisis One Step at a Time

2:30pm Registration and Coffee
3:00pm to 6:00pm Program

Join Marin Organizing Community for a workshop on realistic strategies for ordinary homeowners, renters, and landlords to work together on solutions

Topics to include:
• What is housing-focused shelter? How do we responsibly
shelter those who are homeless?
• What are “Junior Units” (Accessory Dwelling Units: ADU) and
how do we build more in Marin?
• What are the realities facing renters in Marin? How do we
address rising rents and evictions?
To register, email at bayareaiaf@gmail.com

To download the flyer, click here.

Marin Organizing Community (MOC) is organizing a county-wide constituency in support of broad-based solutions to
livability and affordability issues facing our families and communities. We are committed to winnable solutions. Join us to learn, organize and act for concrete change.This event was organized in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin, REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter), and Lilypad Homes.

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Money Matters: A Place Called Home

Saturday May 20, 2017 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Free | Registration is recommended | Whistlestop | 930 Tamalpais Ave | San Rafael CA |

A Place Called Home: Making the Most of the One You Have and Finding One You Can Afford

About the Event

holding-houseThis is a FREE talk given by local experts to discuss the latest developments in home ownership and affordable housing. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend small group discussions from respected experts on the following topics:


  • Shared Housing and Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Affordable Housing and Section 8 
  • Reverse Mortgages, Rehab Loans and Below Market Rate Home Ownership

Breakfast included. To register, click here.

To download the flyer, click here.

Money Matters, part of the Aging Action Initiative (AAI), offers free information, resources and events to help you take action to address your financial future in Marin. AAI is a collective of aging service providers, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MARINSPACE, collaborating for an age-friendly environment.

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Advocate for Seniors on May 11th

Join other service providers at the state capitol to advocate for enhanced quality of life for older Californians 

May 11, 2017 is Senior Rally Day in Sacramento. Join California Senior Legislature advocating for seniors on the Capital Grounds from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Established by state law, the mission of the California Senior Legislature is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life for older Californians and their families

If you want to have a booth to for your nonprofit or for one or more agencies or nonprofit the cost is $250.00. There is no charge just to attend. Tent and chairs provided.

To be in action:


Ellie Bloch member of MCCOA/CSL



About California Senior Legislature
The CSL is a volunteer body whose primary mission is to gather ideas for legislation at the state and federal levels, craft the ideas into formal proposals, prioritize the proposals, present them to members of the Legislature or the Congress, and advocate for laws implementing the ideas. This is accomplished through the annual Session, a four-day model legislative session where proposals are considered and prioritized. Senior Legislators then seek state lawmakers to author at least 10 of the Session’s priority proposals. The CSL works throughout the year to ensure adoption of these measures.

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Creating a Network Strategy for Aging in Marin

March 29, 2017 | Aging Action Initiative (AAI) hosted a Convene & Connect event to explore “Creating a Network Strategy for Aging in Marin”. Roughly 100 people attended to connect, share and work within AAI’s network of agencies, policy makers, and other colleagues from across the county to shape the future of aging in Marin.

Our mission is to promote a county-wide, age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong, diverse network through a system-wide approach to public education, policy advocacy, and service coordination

aai-strategy-pyramidOver 40 agencies and organizations came together to leverage collective knowledge and set to work on a 3-year plan for the Initiative. The new strategy (AAI 2.0) focuses on bringing the lens of aging to every community issue: healthcare, housing, recreation, mobility and community. AAI 2.0 scopes out how the work will be done. The network’s collective effort will be carried out through education, advocacy and service coordination.
Given this direction, the task for the afternoon was to write an AAI 2.0 action plan for the next three years that will make Marin the best place to grow old. Participants broke into groups to establish shared values, a vision for the future of AAI, suggest actions, prioritize the actions, and create metrics for measuring success. Nine tables, 85 people, and two and 2.5 hours later the ideas for a draft action plan.

In the next few months, the Steering Committee will pull together a draft action plan from the March 29 planning session. If you would like a presentation of the draft plan, and to provide your input, please contact AAI Program Director Linda Jackson at linda.m.jackson@agingactioninitiative.org.

To download the slide deck presented at the event, click here.

To read the Program Director’s event summary, click here.

About Aging Action Initiative

Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MarinSpace, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us onFacebook.

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