Donate

Through your donations, we are able to respond to the needs of seniors in our community quickly and effectively.

Community Programs

With the support of our community we provide many essential programs and services.

Volunteer

We depend on YOU to provide direct services. Whatever you choose, know your service is much appreciated!

Donate.

Our Mission: To help seniors live safely and with dignity in our community.

We all want our older folks in West Marin to have long, healthy, vibrant lives. And we hope that when we’re older, we’ll be well-cared for too.

West Marin Senior Services is the organization that allows our community of West Marin to age in our community with dignity, feel safe, and be happy.

We’re invested in our people and our mission. But in order for us to keep doing the work that we’re doing, we need for you to invest in us.

We trust you believe that what we’re doing is important and that you will contribute financially to support our good work.

Through your donations, we are able to respond to the needs of seniors in our community quickly and effectively. Whatever the needs may be, our staff are available to provide resources with compassion and respect.

Please consider West Marin Senior Services when deciding where to make your 2018 charitable contributions. There are many ways to give:

For cash or credit card donations, you can donate online by using the donate link above, or mail a check to our office: WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES, PO Box 791, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
 
To donate appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds, consider the following:

Generous investors often consider their stock portfolio when it is time to make a charitable gift. If you have stock that has appreciated, you have unrealized gains that can enable you to support WMSS and also receive additional tax benefits:

  • You can take a tax deduction at the full current fair market value of the stock.
  • You will NOT have to pay tax on any capital gain (note: You must have held the donated shares for more than a year – capital gain would be taxable if the stock were sold and not given directly to WMSS).
Transferring stock, bonds or mutual funds to West Marin Senior Services at Charles Schwab is quick and simple – and NOW is the perfect time. For more information give your financial professionals a call, or speak with Skip Schwartz at the office 415-663-8148, ext 109. Thank you!

Cash or Check

Cash gifts begin working for West Marin Senior Services immediately. Please make your check payable to “West Marin Senior Services”

Endowment Funds

In addition to its annual operating needs, West Marin Senior Services seeks support for its endowment. An endowment is a pool of money invested for long-term growth and income. Earnings from the endowment support the general operating budget or designated specific programs. The principal in an endowment generates annual income for the organization. West Marin Senior Services has a general endowment fund which is managed by the Marin Community Foundation. Let us know if you are interested in our Endowment Fund.

Bequest

You can provide unrestricted or designated gifts for West Marin Senior Services in your Will through a bequest. You can choose to leave a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to West Marin Senior Services. WMSS recommends you always check with your financial advisor and attorney.

Memorial Gifts and Gifts in Honor

You may wish to remember someone special in your life by making a gift in memory of or in honor of.

Life Insurance

You can name West Marin Senior Services as the beneficiary of your insurance policy and receive a tax deduction.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple agreement which provides you with a fixed, guaranteed, life-time stream of income in exchange for a gift of cash or securities. You would also receive an immediate income tax deduction.

Gifts of Securities, Stocks and Bonds

Stock may be transferred to West Marin Senior Services by your broker. Gifts of stock often generate tax savings and the avoidance of capital gains. You may transfer stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to WMSS at Charles Schwab (contact us for the account number).

Real Estate and Property

You can give land, personal property, a vacation home, or rental property to West Marin Senior Services. These types of gifts require careful planning and we would be delighted to assist you. You may donate your home but retain the right to live in it and receive numerous benefits. You may also donate revenue from a business but retain the ownership. These gifts may generate tax savings and the avoidance of capital gains. WMSS recommends you always check with your financial advisor and attorney.

Matching Gifts

Corporations sometimes match the donations of their employees. Check with yours and request an employee matching gift form.

Legacy Gifts

Our Legacy of Careprogram honors those who have included West Marin Senior Services in their estate plans. Please feel free to call our Executive Director, Skip Schwartz, directly at (415) 663-8148 ext 109 or skip@wmss.org to get information or advice.

Legacy of Care Circle

Join us in becoming a member of the WMSS Legacy of Care Circle. Let us know that you have remembered us in your will or estate plans and you will become a member of the Legacy of Care Circle. As a member you will be invited to our appreciation events.

Donate a Vehicle

It’s free, easy, and fast to donate a vehicle to West Marin Senior Services.

In Memory or Honor of
After you click the Donate button you will be taken to our secure credit card processing page. Thank you for contributing.

Programs and Services.

Volunteer in our Community.

“A family member was a HDM recipient – I volunteer to give back, pay it forward.

“There is a great joy I get while volunteering at the senior lunch, it is very uplifting and it changes my outlook on life.”

“All the recognition I need is a smile on the face of the recipient I deliver meals to.”

  • Deliver a meal to a home bound senior.
  • Drive seniors to doctor’s appointments, on errands and to socialize. (Reimbursement available through our Trip Trans program).
  • Help us deliver a top notch dining and social experience once a week at Community Lunch at the Dance Palace.
  • Provide companionship and a listening ear to homebound elderly residents who lack the support of family and friends.
  • Become a Friendly Visitor at Stockstill House and share your talent or interests with resident seniors.
  • Contribute to organizing the monthly tea at Stockstill House.
  • Volunteer in the office.
  • Help with mailings.
  • Fill out a volunteer application and mail back to West Marin Senior Services.

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer please contact us. (415) 663-8148

Welcome to Stockstill House.

Located less than a mile from the main crossroads of the picturesque and historic town of Point Reyes Station, Stockstill House offers high quality, 24-hour personalized care for eight residents, in a warm and spacious home. Owned and operated by West Marin Senior Services, Stockstill House is a state-licensed residential care facility for the elderly with a secured perimeter, staffed by trained and qualified professionals. For eight residents, Stockstill House means safety, comfort and professional supervision that provides families with peace of mind knowing their loved one’s physical, emotional and social needs are being met in a personal, attentive and caring way.

News and Events.

WMSS is monitoring the Coronavirus situation. For the most recent updates please visit the Marin Health & Human Services website.

At West Marin Senior Services we provide adults with recreational opportunities as well as the chance to gather for meals with other seniors in our community. Here is a schedule of current events in West Marin.

In Your Neighborhood

Point Reyes Station Classes and Events:

Gentle Pilates: Tuesdays at 9:30am – 10:30am, Dance Palace (Church space) with Audrey Piper
Community Lunch: Thursdays at 12noon, Dance Palace

Seated Zumba: Thursdays at 11:30am, Dance Palace (Church space).
Seated movement with Cathy Davis

Gentle Yoga: Fridays at 10:45am – 12noon, Dance Palace

Remembering, Aging and the Brain: Thursday April 25th 4:00-5:30pm,
Point Reyes Presbyterian Church more Info

Tomales Classes and Events:

Food Pantry: Thursdays 2pm – 2:45pm, Tomales Town Hall

Stinson Beach/Bolinas Classes and Events:

Third Age, Conscious Aging: 1st Tues. 1:30am – 3pm, Bolinas Firehouse

Whitecaps Pot Luck Lunch: 3rd Thursday at 11:30 am, Bolinas Rod & Boat Club

Gentle Breath Based Yoga: Thursdays 9am – 10am, Stinson Beach Community Center

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Classes and Events:

Senior Luncheon: Mondays and Thursdays 12pm – 1pm

Senior Book Club: 2nd Monday of the month 1pm – 2pm

Food Pantry: Mondays 9am – 5pm and Thursdays 2pm – 5pm

Exercise for Alta Cock-ers: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:45am – 11:45am and Tuesdays 8:45am – 9:45am

Jazz in the Afternoon: Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Senior Ping Pong: Thursdays 1pm – 3pm

Gallery of Art.

*the gallery is closed until further notice

West Marin Senior Services Gallery for Art is a community effort to bring art work of West Marin older adults to our community. This effort was made possible by donations and volunteers who to installed and painted the WMSS Volunteer Center. The first opening in February was a grand affair and a celebration for all.

Every six weeks the show will rotate to highlight another older adult artist in West Marin. Check out our calendar for current and upcoming shows.  If you or someone you know would be interested in showing their work, contact Amena Hajjar at (415) 663-8148 x104 or email amena@wmss.org.

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Home Delivered meals to 67 seniors a year

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Home visits a year to 220 seniors by our Care Managers

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Medical appointments kept a year with our transportation assistance