Resident Engagement

Resident-Driven Programs

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Resident Association

The Resident Association is an essential part of the core culture and fabric of The Redwoods' community. Residents meet to discuss and debate various issues and opportunities confronting community life. The Resident Association interacts closely with our Board of Directors and Management.  

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Wellness Committee

The Wellness Committee at The Redwoods sits at the heart of our unique campus culture. The committee is comprised of 50/50 staff and residents. As such, a high level of exchange and communication occurs. The Wellness Committee sets the pace and direction for many campus initiatives and programs. 

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Rock the Ages

This unique rock'n'roll chorus is comprised of singers, experienced and new, who want to learn NEW popular music - not the music they grew up with! Music and singing are great for the brain, memory, camaraderie and general well-being. Weekly practices are open to all.

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Corridor Representatives

Our residents play an active role in our Emergency Management System. Corridor Reps attend monthly safety meetings on behalf of their floor and report back to their neighbors with any important updates. They also coordinate with staff in welcoming new residents and executing evacuation drills.

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Meditation Group

Residents play an active role in initiating and leading group activities. The Meditation group meets in the Sanctuary every week to practice quiet sitting in a non-sectarian and inclusive environment open to residents of all spiritual paths, helping to create a sense of community and supportiveness. 

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Seniors for Peace

Mill Valley Seniors for Peace is a group of senior citizens committed to world peace, social justice and genuine democracy. Founded in 2003 just before the Iraq War, the Mill Valley Seniors for Peace has held a Peace Demonstration every Friday at 4 p.m. (rain or shine) for almost 20 years at the corner of Miller Ave. & Camino Alto - come honk!

Robert S. Scott Organic Garden

Located next to the creek and marsh, the Organic Garden is a relaxing and rejuvenating place where residents and their families can enjoy the outdoors. Residents, along with volunteers from the community, have a chance to participate in propagating, planting and caring for a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The planter boxes are designed for easy access for those in wheelchairs. The harvest is available every week for residents to take home and enjoy.

News from The Wellness Committee

Overcoming Isolation Through Community

A recent study in The Journals of Gerontology highlighted how daily contact with friends in the community is linked to higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction. The study looked specifically at ...
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Happy 49th Anniversary!

We are so grateful to everyone who participated in our 49th Anniversary Celebration yesterday. We enjoyed spending time with each of you who attended the event last night, and we’re grateful to ...
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Giving Through Your Estate for a Lasting Legacy

Did you know there are many ways you can support your favorite charity without spending your funds right now? By including a gift in your estate or financial plans, your support for ...
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Profile of The Redwoods – A Community of Seniors

The Redwoods has been a pillar of Mill Valley, an active participant in the vitality of the area, and an affordable option for seniors since 1972.  We are a locally managed, private, ...
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Navigage Foundation Boosts Meadows Revitalization

We are extremely grateful to the Navigage Foundation for their support of the revitalization of the Meadows wing of the Health Care Center. On Friday, they presented a check for $100,000 that ...
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Scholarship Committee Awards 7 Scholarships

Today the residents awarded scholarships of $3,000 each to 7 Marin high school students at our Scholarship Award Ceremony. Each year for over 20 years, the Scholarship Committee has raised funds and ...
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“When my husband and I first visited The Redwoods, it was so lively that we felt like we were visiting a Community College campus.”

- Frieda (A Redwoods' resident of 30 years) 

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