Health and Wellness

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Seniors in Balance


This class will improve your balance, stability, and coordination through proven methods from Qigong, Tai Chi, and Western Mind/Body science. Research shows that Tai Chi is an  excellent way for Seniors to develop balance and fluidity of movement; in this class you will be learning an easy, modified Tai Chi form. You will also practice brain-stimulating techniques from Western Science to assist coordination and cognition. In addition, the Qigong movements and mind activity bring inner balance, relaxation, improved immunity, and overall wellbeing. These combined approaches are carefully orchestrated to work on all aspects of balance simultaneously. The class is appropriate for anyone with reasonable mobility who is motivated to maintain a good balance of spirit, mind and body throughout their lives.

Instructor: Shirley Dockstader & Sandy Smith
Location: Main Hall

About the Instructor: Shirley Dockstader is an accredited medical qigong teacher and has been teaching the ancient healing movement arts for over 30 years in Marin and San Francisco. She is the producer/writer of Strengthening Your Immune System with Mind & Movement.  Sandy Smith has participated in Shirley Dockstader’s Seniors in Balance Program for 7 years and has been teaching Tai Chi for 4 years. Sandy’s skills as a teacher and performer of traditional music and dance, lend a special insight into her teaching of balance and through Tai Chi.


Housing Options Presentation For Seniors


Free to the public. You will learn valuable information about affordable housing choices for mature adults in Marin. Whether you are looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend and even if making ends meet is a struggle, Leslie has over 20 years experience working with senior resources and senior housing and can help you find the right housing. It is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by all the different choices, but don’t delay! Start planning today! Free to the public!

About the Instructor: Leslie has more than twenty-five years of experience as a therapist, mediator, communications specialist and life and business coach. She spent many years working in the corporate world as an employment counselor and manager of a temporary employment agency and in the non-profit world specializing in senior resources and intergenerational housing. Most recently she was the Director of Senior Information and Marin Independent Elders at Whistlestop Senior Center and the Housing Advocate at Marin Housing. Currently, she is the Director of Shared Housing with Episcopal Senior Communities.  


Sutter VNA Flu Shots


***Sorry, no flu shot clinics are scheduled at this time. If you have not yet received your flu shot, please call (510) 450-8829 to schedule an appointment.***
A simple vaccination can significantly reduce your risk of being infected with the flu virus. It makes a difference where you get your flu shot! Unlike grocery stores and pharmacies, Sutter Care at Home employs registered nurses to administer your vaccination. Each nurse has years of experience administering injections and is trained to assess the health of each individual they vaccinate. In addition, Sutter Care at Home is a community-based, not for-profit home health care provider. This means proceeds from flu shot clinics support Sutter Care at Home’s ability to provide vital home health care to all those in need in the community, regardless of financial circumstances. No reservation is necessary and if you’re enrolled in Medicare Part B, there is no cost for your vaccination. When attending the clinic, please bring your Medicare Part B card and a second form of identification to allow Sutter Care at
Home to bill Medicare for you. If you are not enrolled in Medicare Part B, the cost for the vaccination is $30 for the Quadrivalent flu vaccine. If you’re unsure about your Medicare coverage, please call Denise Sobel at (707) 535-5690, who can verify your coverage. If you’re unable to attend this clinic, please call (800) 500-2400 to locate a clinic in your area.