I found this little photo on the Ross Valley Rotary website. Not only does it capture the annual work day but our dear departed Greg is there in the front, chipping in to help out. In his good memory, and with thanks to Rotary, I share this.
Our Houses are Currently Full which of course is happy news for all of us. With our New Alex (“Sandy”) settling into the Annex, we now enjoy twenty-one members of the Tam House community.
As a non-profit, RVEHA is a member of the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, the Marin Interfaith Council, the Marin Partnership and the North Bay Chamber Link. Locally, we have worked closely with the Marin Center for Independent Living, Marin Housing as well as social workers and advocates in many agencies. We are also listed with the Fellowship for Intentional Community (an international web of over 2500 shared housing groups around the world).
We have representatives of several congregations and business leaders on our active board and many connections within the circle of our 21 residents.
Even when our two houses are filled, we continue to “get the word out” about our successful 35-Year Experiment in Independent Living! This keeps our Applicant File open and active, and serves to educate the wider community about Tam House (we often get asked where to find “other houses like Tam” and there are very few!).
So, if you are committed to the model of cooperative independent living we have here at Tam, we invite you to pass it around.
-The Best People to tell our story are our residents, our board members and those who believe in what we do
-Feel free to run off a copy of the Latest Poster and hand it out or post it in your congregation, library, business or wherever you think seniors would be interested
Thank you for your help and participation in Telling Our Story!
(if you have other ideas for spreading the word, let us know!)