Vivalon Soirée d’Élégance Benefits Homebound Meal Programs

Anne Grey and Douglas Reilly

On May 6, more than 200 guests congregated at a private classic car museum in San Rafael to raise funds for Vivalon, a nonprofit that advances the independence, health, and quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County.

Whit and Ann Raab

Vivalon raised over $375,000 during its Soirée d’Élégance fundraiser, where guests congregated amongst a collection of over 100 classic automobiles and participated in a live auction. The evening’s gourmet dinner was prepared by Stacy Scott, award-winning culinary director at Vivalon’s Jackson Café.

The event benefited Vivalon’s home-delivered meal programs – Meals on Wheels and Nourish – as well as other comprehensive, integrated healthy aging services. Vivalon delivers over 130,000 meals annually to more than 700 homebound older adults and people living with chronic health conditions.

Bill and Linda Tichy

Vivalon (formerly known as Whistlestop) has served as Marin County’s hub for healthy aging since 1954. As the largest nonprofit serving older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County, Vivalon offers nutrition services through home-delivered meals plus meals at Jackson Café in San Rafael; a variety of specialized transportation services; and classes for seniors.

Photos: Brian Dettor

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