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Vivalon and Eden Housing Host Healthy Aging Campus Grand Opening Celebration On February 9 in Downtown San Rafael

February 5, 2024

San Rafael Mayor Kate Colin, Marin County Supervisor Mary Sackett, and Marin Housing Authority Executive Director Kimberly Carroll To Offer Remarks At The Grand Opening Celebration And Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The New Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus Includes 66 Affordable Housing For Older Adults, Traditional Medical Services With Coordinated Care, Nutrition Services, And Activities And Programs Designed to Promote Healthy Aging


Vivalon, a San Rafael-based nonprofit that advances independence, health, and quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities, and Eden Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, will host a celebration to commemorate the official grand opening of the Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus on Friday, February 9 in downtown San Rafael (999 3rd Street).

The Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus includes 66 units of 100% affordable Section 8 homes for older adults, developed by Eden Housing. Ten homes are reserved for unhoused individuals.

The grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony will include the participation of elected officials, including San Rafael Mayor Kate Colin and Marin County Supervisor Mary Sackett. Additional speakers include Vivalon CEO Anne Grey, Eden Housing president Linda Mandolini, and Marin County Housing Authority executive director Kimberly Carroll.

The Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus includes a medical clinic combining traditional medical services with coordinated care, social engagement, learning opportunities, nutrition services, a new café in partnership with Community Action Marin, and activities and programs designed to promote healthy aging for Marin County residents.

Sponsors of the Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony include Kaiser Permanente, Westamerica Bank, Eden Housing, By the Bay Health, Valley Memorial Park, Relevant Wealth, and Ragghianti Freitas LLP.

For more information about the Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus, please visit https://vivalon.org/move.


Friday, February 9, 2024, Noon to 2 p.m.


Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus, 999 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901


Special guests and speakers include:



Vivalon (formerly known as Whistlestop) has served as Marin County’s gathering place for healthy aging for 70 years. As the largest nonprofit serving older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County, Vivalon helps these valuable community members stay healthy, active, connected, and informed with classes, workshops, and activities at its Healthy Aging Center; nutrition services such as home-delivered meals through its Meals on Wheels and Vivalon Nourish programs, nutritious prepared meals at its Vivalon Café, and groceries to prepare home cooked meals from its Brown Bag Pantry; and a variety of medical and specialized transportation services. In addition to serving the needs of older adults and individuals living with disabilities, Vivalon provides services for other vulnerable populations, such as those with chronic health challenges. Vivalon opened the doors to its new Healthy Aging Campus on Jan. 2, 2024. For more information about Vivalon, please visit www.vivalon.org and www.vivalon.org/open.


Eden Housing is a non-profit organization with more than 55 years of experience providing safe and affordable housing that helps families stay secure, allows communities to thrive, and solves many of the most pressing housing challenges facing California cities. Since its inception, the Bay Area-based organization has developed more than 10,000 affordable homes and is a leader in making its residential communities environmentally sustainable and efficient through integrating energy conservation. Eden is also known as a champion of housing policy advocacy at the local, state, and national level, supporting practices that both create and preserve affordable housing for diverse communities. Learn more at www.edenhousing.org.