Age Friendly – Classes & Events

Mat Yoga and Chair Yoga with Tamela in Person and Online

Contact Tamela Smith at tamelak@comcast.net for Zoom links and the most recent schedule.

In-person Mat Yoga classes are limited to 20 people (Priority to Fairfax Residence). Please bring your own props and we will continue to follow social distancing practices. If you are not vaccinated you will be required to wear a mask at all times. If you are vaccinated wearing a mask will be at your discretion.

These classes will be for ALL LEVELS. Students are responsible to modify the poses as needed supporting their bodies.

Please Note:

There will not be classes on the following days:

July 4

Sept. 5

2022 Summer schedule (June, July, August) all classes will be on Zoom.  Zoom Links will continue to be the same:

  • Mat Yoga 9:30 am to 10:45 am Monday and Friday
  • Chair Yoga 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday and Friday

 

In the Fall, Wednesday Classes will resume. 

2022 Fall Schedule September 2nd through December 30th, 2021

  • Mat Yoga Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in-person and on Zoomfrom 9:30 am to 10:45 am
  • Chair Yoga Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Zoom from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Zoom: Please arrive in your space and log in early and get settled. If you are new to Zoom guidance can be found here.

CLASS FEE:  FREE

Remember that your continued assistance with donations is greatly appreciated. All classes continue to be Free to Fairfax residents. If you are not a Fairfax resident, please send a tax-deductible donation to support these classes.

Town of Fairfax

142 Bolinas Road

Fairfax, CA  94930

All checks should be payable to the Town of Fairfax with a note on the Memo line -  Recreation donation.

Anyone can donate to support this program.  The donation can also be made online to the Town of Fairfax:  https://www.townoffairfax.org/donations/

Dance a la Moxie Seniors

Instructor:  Sisi M.P. Hansen

Tuesdays -  no classes for the month of April.  We hope to resume in May.

Right Field Side of Contratti Ballfield

FREE 

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.

Instructor:  Susan Ezra

Tuesdays - ongoing class from 10am – 11am

Bolinas Park

$60 for 4 classes (breaks down to $15/class) Must register monthly for this offering. 

*Beginners welcome,  appropriate for all ages with focus on adults and older adults

Chi Gong (Qigong) is the ancient Chinese practice of movement and meditation, deeply rooted in the balance and harmony of nature.  Chi is the vital life force energy that animates all living beings.  Through gentle exercises we learn to cultivate and direct the flow of Chi within ourselves and draw from the Universal Chi all around us.  Empower yourself to health!

Chi Gong has long been known to: Promote physical and mental health, Enhance the immune system, Improve balance and strength, Benefit all systems, organs and cells, Create inner peace and joy, Lead to vitality and longevity, and Relieve pain and stress.

Ross Valley Seniors

May 5 , 11-2pm  

Come join us at the Fairfax Women’s Club-Bocce ball and social hour runs from 11:00am-12:00pm, lunch will be served at 12:00pm, and our presentation starts at 1:00pm. Speaker is John Martini, a long-time park ranger, and now a historian, writer, researcher, and lecturer. The Presidio encompasses more history than another other site within San Francisco. In this PowerPoint talk, John will talk about about Spanish colonial settlers, 1906 earthquake refugees, the U.S. Army from 1846 to 1995, and the dizzying variety of military architecture found throughout the post. Highlights of this talk include the conversion of the Presidio “from post to park,” the beautifully renovated Presidio Officers Club, archeology at El Presidio de San Francisco, the leasing program that has made the Presidio self-supporting, and the current Presidio Parkway and Tunnel Tops Projects. 

Please e-mail Kevin MacLeod at kmacleod@townofsananselmo.org  or call 415-258-4669 to RSVP or for more details.

 

Age Friendly Marin "Breakfast with Friends Social Hour"

May 18, 9:30-10:30 am

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 “Climate Action for All-Think Globally, Act Locally!” - CANCELLED

May 21, 11-12 pm

An intergenerational conversation on climate change and climate action. What actually is the problem and are there any solutions?!  We’ll have 3 speakers from different generations covering a brief overview of global warming, its consequences and a discussion of an array of solutions. Age Friendly Fairfax, collaborating with Fairfax Climate Action Committee, invites you to join us at the Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.  

Age Friendly Marin Forum

May 25, 10:30-11:45 am

“Update on the Marin County Area Plan and the California Master Plan for Aging.”  The work of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Marin County Commission on Aging (MCCoA), the AAA’s federally mandated advisory council, is guided by the 2019 AAA Older Adults Needs Assessment. Come hear about progress on the goals of the Marin County Area Plan: 1) Actively advocate for the needs of older adults at local, state, and federal level, 2) Pursue opportunities to improve access to information, assistance, and resources to achieve greater equity among older adults in Marin, 3) Reinforce the important role of the social determinants which factor into the health and well-being of older adults, and 4) Promote and lead efforts that create and maintain age-friendly, livable communities in Marin.

In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (MPA) to enhance the health and well-being of older Californians and create policies that promote healthy aging. The Master Plan for Aging outlines the goals and strategies needed to build a California for All Ages by 2030. Significant progress has been made to advance the 5 Bold Goals of the MPA:

  • Housing for All Stages and Ages
  • Health Reimagined
  • Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation
  • Caregiving that Works
  • Affording Aging

Speakers: Jenay Cottrell, Program Manager, Marin County Area Agency on Aging and Marin Aging and Adult Services; and Amanda Lawrence, Project Director, California Master Plan for Aging, California Department of Aging.

Join Zoom meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5202078153?pwd=L0hWUEtkMU9ETFRWUHNSMVJDaVFkUT09

Meeting ID: 520 207 8153     Passcode: 572332    

Join by phone at 1-669-900-9128

Please Note:  Prior Age Friendly Marin Forums are available on our You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV2hzXPyuTSKm2N6pYdkmGw/featured

 

Marin County Commission on Aging Annual Forum

May 26, 10am -2pm 

“On the Road to 100! Meeting the Challenges of Longevity.” We must act now to meet the challenges of living longer! Aging is changing and it is changing California. By 2030, one quarter of the state’s population, 10.8 million Californians will be older adults. The policies and investments we make today determine our future no matter where we are along the continuum of aging. Health care is not paying for the cost of aging and housing models have not kept up. Older adults are running out of money in their 60’s and 70’s and living to their 80’s and 90’s. Join us and help create a future that realizes the potential of living longer for generations to come. Our speakers are: Susan DeMarois, Director, California Department of Aging;  John Newman, MD, PhD, Buck Foundation;  Patti Prunhuber, Senior Attorney, Justice in Aging; and Fernando Torres-Gill, Ph.D., Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy, UCLA, Adjunct Professor of Gerontology.

This is an in-person event and proof of vaccination is required. Lunch provided by the Chefs at the Fresh Starts Culinary Academy.  Location: The Key Room, Homeward Bound, 1385 North Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949. 

Register and Purchase Tickets Here 

If you need a scholarship, please call 415.987.7023. 

Age Friendly Fairfax Task Force

May 27, 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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8539357484?pwd=M3JXYlcxYmNvdUJlZlZFWUFZWlhsUT09

Meeting ID: 853 935 7484     Passcode: 398715    

Dial in number 1+ (408) 638-0968

Smartphone Classes (iPhone and Android)

To learn more about small group, individualized trainings offered by the State-funded California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), call 1-866-271-1540, email smartphonetraining@ddtp.org or follow this link. CTAP also offers free specialized phones for those who a mobility, hearing or sight impaired, call 1-800-806-1191 or visit https://californiaphones.org

1 to 1 Volunteer Program to Match Local Residents in Need with Volunteers to Assist Them

The Fairfax community has organized and we are here to help!   From shopping to getting prescriptions filled to picking up your delicious take-out or dog walking.  

 The Town has established a 1 to 1 volunteer matching service to support and protect people in need during this difficult time.Volunteers will help neighbors feel less nervous and alone during this time and check in on what support you may need over the coming weeks.  

 Sign Up! 

If you would like to volunteer or you need some support, please  click here  for more information.  

Kindly spread the word to your neighbors about this volunteer matching service to those who may need support and may not receive our Town email newsletter.  

Volunteers will be encouraged to follow all social distancing precautions including wearing gloves.  

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