Whistlestop, the non-profit organization that provides vital services to Marin County’s older adults and individuals with disabilities, has named Lori Peterson of Mill Valley to its board of directors.
Peterson is the founder of Collaborative Consulting, a company that brings individuals and healthcare organizations together to accelerate change, enhance services, and expand offerings through the vehicle of partnership.
“I joined the Whistlestop Board because I believe Whistlestop’s services are of great value, and the need for these services will only continue to expand under the influence of economic uncertainty and demographic demand trends,” said Peterson.
Since 1954 Whistlestop has been helping the Marin County’s older adults stay happy and active by avoiding social isolation. Whistlestop is best known for providing rides for people with disabilities. Their fleet of over 50 specialized buses run seven days a week from early morning to late night, offering over 150,000 rides yearly throughout Marin and surrounding counties.
In addition, Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center, located in downtown San Rafael, provides socialization for older adults through client-centered services and activities. These include computer and education classes, exercise classes, and many special programs for Spanish, Vietnamese, German, and Farsi-speaking older adults. Invaluable services like citizenship assistance and ESL classes are offered as part of Whistlestop’s ongoing mission.
Whistlestop’s Jackson Café, located at the Active Aging Center, serves delicious and affordable lunchtime meals, Monday through Friday to diners of all ages. The Café features daily specials, deli sandwiches, soups, desserts, and fresh salads. The Jackson Café offers a comfortable setting where older adults and their family and friends can eat well and stay socially active.