A message to our Holstein 100 riders, volunteers and friends:
West Marin Senior Services experienced many great things this past fiscal year.Our programs and services have expanded to better assist the ever growing needs of seniors in rural West Marin. Here are our most significant accomplishments: Home Delivered Meals(HDM) and Congregate Mealshave greatly benefited nutritionally at-risk seniors. WMSS delivers these meals with a mostly volunteer staff to approximately 32 home-bound seniors per week who may receive up to seven meals per week. Last fiscal year, we delivered 10,937 meals in our rural area South to the North, a round trip distance of
Food Pantry at the Tomales Town Hall: 170 participants, mostly rural ranching and Hispanic families. The Congregate Lunch program in Pt. Reyes Station has almost tripled in size in the last year averaging 40 participants.
Transportation Programs: To date we have provided 11,943 one way trips to 126 clients and those with disabilities, logging 71,950 miles, and our volunteers have contributed 19,235 volunteerhours with a value of $436,634.00 Some of our most fragile clients are facing extreme difficulties getting to medical appointments, especially those with life threatening illnesses such as cancer. Often they need to go to urban medical centers for treatments and are unable to find volunteer drivers to take them. Our “TING” program, (Transportation In Need Grant), supported by an anonymous donor, helps pay drivers as hourly rate as well as mileage to help those with the most critical needs.
WMSS office expansion included a Volunteer Center, a way to recruit, train and retain volunteers – volunteers are a critical element of our nutrition, visitation and transportation programs.
We are proud of the expanded services WMSS has provided and WMSS staff is working at full capacity to provide these essential services. As you know, the Holstein 100 is a major undertaking for WMSS staff and volunteers and has been such a great event for WMSS for many years. However our returns have significantly diminished in part due to the many large, well organized and publicized century rides that we have decided to put the Holstein 100 on hold this year. WMSS will revisit the Holstein 100 for 2016 and we thank you for your continued support.
No matter what leads us or our loved ones to the place in life where we are called "elderly" or "seniors", we hope our lives at that juncture are satisfying, comfortable, safe, dignified, healthy and happy.
West Marin Senior Services has dedicated over 37 years to ensuring that seniors and people with disabilities enjoy successful lives by staying in their homes, among the nestling arms of our community, friends and family, and within the familiar, rural lifestyle of West Marin.
Our work at West Marin Senior Services, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, provides in-home support, assisted living, and community services that foster independence and participation in our community. So often we have witnessed our comprehensive home care prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization. With our assistance, frail, disabled and even gravely ill people have lived in their own homes at a fraction of the cost of institutional care as we bring the warmth, comfort and personal attention we all want for our family members and for ourselves.
If living at home is no longer possible, we have a smooth and compassionate transition for seniors to a higher level of assistance at Stockstill House. This assisted living home is owned and operated by West Marin Senior Services for up to eight seniors and provides the warmth and nurturing qualities that you or your loved one would enjoy at home.
Contact Us The Creamery Building Annex
11435 State Route One
P.O. Box 791
Point Reyes Station