If you are interested in joining a group, contact us by phone at (415) 234-5040 and we will place you on the waiting list for the next available group. [continue reading]
By KATE FITZSIMMONS |PUBLISHED: August 22, 2018| UPDATED: August 24, 2018, Marin Independent Journal
Aging is not for the faint of heart. Parts need replacing. Things you take for granted change. Life falls away, yet, opens up in unusual ways. So, where do seniors go to talk about these surprises, inevitabilities, delights and griefs? [continue reading]
If you have participated in one of our groups and wish to continue for another 8-week series, you may have the opportunity to continue with your current group or join another one of our Ongoing groups. Ongoing groups continue throughout the year.
Currently ongoing groups meet at:
- San Rafael Community Center, Mondays at 2 pm
- Northgate Mall Community Room, Mondays at 2 pm
- Corte Madera, Mondays at 2 pm
- Falkirk Cultural Center, Tuesdays at 2 pm
- Mill Valley Community Center, Wednesdays at 1 pm
- Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, Thursdays at 10 am
- San Rafael Community Center, Thursdays at 2 pm
- Margaret Todd Senior Center, Fridays at 12:30 pm
Printed in the Marin Independent Journal Letters to the Editor Readers’ Forum, July 29, 2016
Why are few men involved with AgeSong Marin?
The Independent Journal has run several articles over the past year suggesting that aging presents men with a greater psychological challenge than it does women.
There is much in the literature to suggest that men are far more likely than women to either deny their aging or resign themselves to it. [continue reading]
Printed in the Marin Independent Journal Letters to the Editor Readers’ Forum March 28, 2015.
AgeSong Marin a good resource for seniors
I read with interest your March 20 article about the challenges facing Marin’s growing aging population, and would like to call people’s attention to another valuable resource available for seniors 65 years and older. [continue reading]
AgeSong offers alternative aging perspectives
By Ann Mizel
From The Ark, January 28, 2015
View full article with photos here: AgeSong_The Ark
Aging is often associated with loss, but it can also be a time of discovery.
Tiburon’s Ann Coffey, director and co-founder of AgeSong Marin, a volunteer-led program of small discussion groups for Marin seniors, believes “old age can be a privilege, and that attitude makes all the difference.”
Coffey, a retired clinical psychologist, says she gleaned her perspective from the program’s co-founder, author Elizabeth Bugental, who wrote “AgeSong: Meditations for Our Later Years.” A retired marriage and family counselor, Bugental came up with the idea for AgeSong Marin and Coffey offered to help. [continue reading]
AgeSong Marin Helps Navigate Journey of Losing and Finding
From Whistlestop Express, April 2014
AgeSong Marin is a small discussion and support group of Family Service Agency where older adults meet to talk about what’s really important at this stage of life. A new eight-week group will be forming at Whistlestop in May. [continue reading]
Great Age: Newsletter of the Marin County Commission on Aging
AgeSong Marin by Ann Coffey, Ph.D.
Aging has become a hot topic as our generation continues to grow in number and importance. We are deluged with articles, research findings, documentaries, and even an Oscar winning movie. Gone are the days of sitting back in our rockers waiting for something to happen. [continue reading]
Marin Independent Journal
August 5, 2010
by Ruth Rakovsky
I’m a retired professional who is part of the Civic Engagement Leadership Team. The program, run by Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, affords me the opportunity to happily volunteer my professional services with Marin County nonprofits.
Quite by accident – although I suspect now it was not an accident at all – I was asked to meet with facilitators from AgeSong, a program of Family Service Agency of Marin. [continue reading]
Marin Independent Journal
August 25, 2009
by Paul Liberatore
“Aging is the journey of losing and finding.” That poetic insight is from the late Marin author Elizabeth Bugental’s book, “Agesong: Meditations For Our Later Years.” Passages from it and from its sequel, “Paradoxes,” are at the heart of a Marin Family Services Agency program called AgeSong, a series of peer groups for seniors 65 and older to share their concerns about issues like dealing with loss and looking to the future. [continue reading]