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Support Vivalon

Vivalon helps Marin County’s older adults and vulnerable residents thrive through the power of human connection with rides, meals, classes, care, advice and more.

Our Mission

Vivalon’s mission is to promote independence, well being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Vivalon provides a comprehensive, integrated program of active aging services and activities, including: specialized transportation, nutrition programs, classes and other means of social connection.

Our Annual Impact

Rides Given
Meals Served
Classes & Events Held

Need a ride?

Personal Transportation To doctor’s appointments, groceries, see friends and more. Learn More >
Paratransit If you are unable to independently use public transit, we can assist. Learn More >
Business Transportation Shuttles, charters, fleet maintenance, communication center and more. Learn More >
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Need a meal?

Good nutrition is a critical part of staying in good health. Vivalon helps seniors and vulnerable individuals and families get the nourishment they need by providing delivered meals to anyone who is homebound, a brown bag pantry, monthly food boxes, free nutrition consultations and more. We serve tens of thousands of Marin County residents every year.

Healthy Aging Campus

Vivalon’s Healthy Aging Campus is designed to support the social and medical needs of older adults with wrap-around healthcare services, vibrant activities, accessible transportation and a myriad of programs to improve human connectedness. It includes affordable apartment homes in downtown San Rafael within easy walking distance of transportation.

Work for Vivalon

Vivalon is widely recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Marin County. We have a dynamic, team-oriented environment, where every day we get to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Want to become part of our team?

What’s New at Vivalon!

We’re Open!

In-person classes begin May 3.
Jackson Café Opens June 14.
Reopening Celebration Lunch July 1.
We can’t wait to welcome you back!

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Our Stories

Since December of 2019, she has been receiving seven meals a week from Meals on Wheels, delivered by volunteers. As Susan says, “I’ve been very impressed with the service and the food. It tastes good, it’s healthy and I really like it. And, the food is really helping. The meals are balanced and varied and provide fruit, vegetables, and protein. The meals I receive are almost all I eat. I had my blood work done recently and for the first time, it came back perfect. I credit Meals on Wheels!”

Driving for CarePool allows her to give back in a way that fits into her schedule. “I love this volunteer program,” she says. “I have developed relationships with many riders, such as Joan. She and I have become friends, so I drive her whenever I can. I’ve been volunteering about a year, along with my husband, Bill, who is also working and volunteering as a CarePool driver. We both find it fabulously rewarding. When I come home, I know I’ve done something kind for someone. I love to make it part of my day. I hope others out there will be inspired to give a little bit of their time to this wonderful program.”

“Someone introduced the place to me seven years ago, and I’ve been coming ever since. I like older people, interacting, conversing. Sometimes we just share what we’ve done all day. I’ve met professionals who are retired engineers and doctors. I like to make them laugh.” Franklin feels, if you haven’t discovered the Jackson Café, you are missing out on a great lunch spot. “There is free parking and great food, but above all, the volunteer staff are friendly and helpful, everyone knows your name, and the company you find there is great, along with the conversation.”

Become a Vivalon Member

When you become a member of Vivalon, you receive discounts on meals, classes, workshops and more. Vivalon’s membership program is for anyone who uses the Active Aging Center or visits Jackson Café.

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