Enriching Lives As We Age

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Receives $75,000 in Grants from The Peninsula Health Care District

Menlo Park, CA  February 17, 2017  Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce that it has received   two grants totaling $75,000 from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. This grant will support Meals on Wheels and Rosener House Adult Day Services two of PVI’s programs serving seniors in San Mateo County and beyond.  Meals on Wheels delivers daily hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors, and Rosener House offers a therapeutic activity program for older adults with disabilities and support for their families.

 “PHCD is proud to provide financial support for the 2017 community grant recipients as they work tirelessly to provide services that improve the health and wellness of District residents and empower our community with their impactful, innovative programs,” said PHCD Board Chair Lawrence Cappel, PhD.

Meals on Wheels has recently expanded to serve most of San Mateo County, from Daly City through East Palo Alto, to bring personal daily contact and a hot meal to older adults who are homebound and not able to cook or shop for themselves.  Rosener House Adult Day Services serves San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with an extensive activity program including physical, occupational, speech and music therapies, exercise and art classes, brain games, current events, all planned to maintain and improve cognitive and physical functioning.  Rosener House also offers family caregivers weekly support groups and other educational opportunities.  All PVI program are designed to assist older adults age in place.

At the ninth annual Community Partners Awards Ceremony on February 1, 2017, PHCD awarded the 2017 grants to 30 local organizations. In addition, each organization had an opportunity to recognize a key volunteer who helps support their mission and makes a significant contribution to the community. PVI recognized Jeanne Pedro for volunteering in both programs, as driver for Meals on Wheels and a senior companion at Rosener House.  “We are doubly pleased to be awarded these grants to support the PVI programs and to recognize the essential work of the volunteers that support our mission as well,” said Peter Olson, PVI CEO.  “PVI and the Peninsula Health Care District are committed to improving the health and well-being of older adults in our community.  Together we can all accomplish our goals. We are grateful for the Peninsula Health Care District’s confidence in our programs.”

Every year, PHCD awards grants to local organizations that address local health priorities and help carry out the vision of the District. Community Grant recipients are chosen based on a review of local health care needs and the evolving priorities of District communities. In 2017, PVI is one of 30 local organizations to receive a grant from PHCD.  Since 1996, PHCD has invested more than $50 million to local organizations through the Community Grants Program.

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About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI):  

For almost 70 years, PVI has created and provided high quality and nurturing programs for the aging on the Peninsula.  PVI provides programs, support and guidance for seniors in the community to allow them to pursue long and useful lives.  As life expectancy lengthens, communities need to embrace both opportunities and challenges to help aging adults maintain their dignity, independence, and sense of usefulness.  PVI provides innovative services including senior affordable housing, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center.  www.penvol.org

 

About the Peninsula Health Care District:

Founded in 1947, the Peninsula Health Care District serves the communities of San Bruno,

Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo and Foster City by supporting the unique health

and wellness priorities of our vibrant Peninsula communities, and safeguarding access to health

care services, today and in the future. PHCD fulfills its commitment to the community through

oversight of District assets and infrastructure, planning for future health care needs, and

investing taxpayer dollars in local health-focused organizations and programs. To learn more

about PHCD, visit www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org.

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