Alzheimer’s Association Workshops Nov 9th

West Marin Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association present two workshops in Pt. ReyesStation on Thursday, November 9th. Shannon Speaker addresses “Healthy Habits for your Brain & Body” and “Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors”.

Both topics are designed for interested members of the community along with local Healthcare partners

Healthy Habits for your Brain & Body will be held at the Dance Palace Main Hall from 1:00 – 2:00

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors will be presented at Stockstill House 12051 CA-1 from 2:30 to 3:30.

For more information, contact Mark Solomons at 663-8148 x103 or


Medicare Fundamentals Seminar – Thu Aug 17th

Cal Fresh Special Event March 30th

March 22nd Stockstill House Tea Party

Medicare Fundamentals Seminar – Thu Feb 23rd

Film Event – Jan 26th at the Dance Palace

Job Opening – Care Manager

West Marin Senior Services

Position Description


REPORTS TO: Associate Director

OVERALL SUMMARY:  The Care Manager is responsible for assessing the needs of older adults in West Marin, and for providing appropriate referrals and support to help the elderly and frail remain safely and with dignity in their homes. Clients and their families may be referred to our assisted living facility, Stockstill House, when appropriate.


  • MSW, LCSW, or RN desirable, 4 year college degree, background in social work, nursing, or homecare required.
  • Good interpersonal skills.  Able to handle sensitive issues with good judgment, tact, and discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.  Able to work with a wide variety of people including clients, other agency personnel and service providers, medical practitioners, home care works, and staff.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including strong telephone skills and working with the hearing impaired.   Pleasant manner when dealing with others.
  • Good computer skills, including word processing, e-mails, and using spreadsheets for reports and data management.
  • Background in social work, homecare, or nursing required.
  • Possess a valid CA driver’s license and state required car insurance as required by WMSS insurance policy.  Able to use personal car to visit clients.


The Care Manager must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conduct telephone interviews to determine needs and appropriateness of our services. Make referrals to other organizations, if outside of our geographic area.
  • Conduct accurate client assessments, including social, environmental, nutritional, and physical conditions of the client and his/her living situation.  Review fee for service with potential clients and their families.
  • Create effective care plans for clients and their family, addressing client and family needs, set clear boundaries and refer to other resources when appropriate. Revise the care plan, as needed.  Engage family members in the care of the client when appropriate.
  • Mediate between clients, family members, and caregivers, as needed.  Offer emotional support and refer to professionals when appropriate.  Report problems or issues to supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Identify self-neglect or abuse and take appropriate action.  Report to authorities, following the guidelines of a Mandated Reporter.  Review with immediate supervisor and complete required paperwork for Adult Protective Services, including copies to Executive Director.
  • Refer vetted caregivers to clients and families from Registries or Home Care Agencies. Help families understand employment ramifications of hiring a caregiver.  Recommend grants, if appropriate, and complete required paperwork.
  • Complete paperwork and reports accurately and in a timely manner, including monthly statistics, assessments, quarterly HDM assessments, care plans, case notes, grant requests, fee for service contracts, and other required data.
  • Participate in community outreach, educational, and social activities, including workshops, congregate luncheons, and fundraising events.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Older Adult Network, Staff and Case Management meetings, and in-service workshops.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.


This is a non-exempt position and salary is dependent on knowledge, skills, ability, and experience.


Getting More From Your Home

Do you know how to generate income or secure services through homesharing? What about the new law that makes it relatively easy and inexpensive (or virtually free) to create a private junior dwelling unit in your home? You can learn about these and other home leveraging strategies at Money Matters’ next FREE morning workshop Saturday, November 12 @ Dominican U: A Place Called Home—Making the Most of the One You Have; Finding One You Can Afford. Sign up and learn more at

Marin Financial Planning Day Oct 29th

Marin Financial Planning Day
 – Saturday, 10/29/2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Financial Planning Association of San Francisco invites you to attend Marin Financial Planning Day where you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of highly qualified Certified Financial Planner professionals to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests.
Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation with an expert on a wide variety of personal finance issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, and estate planning, among many others!
And best of all, there are no strings attached! Financial planners are volunteering their time and will not pass out business cards, marketing materials or sell products or services. They will be stationed at tables and will meet with one individual or couple at a time, but there is no limit to the number of volunteers you can meet with.
In addition to one-on-one consultations, there will be a series of informative classroom workshops presented by top financial planners on a wide range of financial topics. Stay as little or as long as you’d like.
Participants can reserve an appointment in advance at the Money Matters booth at the Marin Senior Fair on October 26; or they can register online at: or simply drop in for an appointment at the event

Medicare Annual Choices & Changes – Oct 13th