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PVI and Lyft to Honor all who Served, with Lunch on Veterans Day at Little House

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Celebration to Feature Presentations by Derrick Felton of the Palo Alto VA,
the Boy Scouts of America, and the Menlo Atherton Choir

 

MENLO PARK, CA – Oct. 28, 2016 – - In tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI), will offer a complimentary lunch to all veterans and their families this Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Free transportation to and from the event will be provided by Lyft.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to honor those that have served our country, and we’re so excited to partner with an innovative business in Lyft to ensure that any Veteran in our community is able to attend, regardless of their access to transportation,” said Peter Olson, CEO of PVI.

The complimentary lunch will include Cornish game hen, cranberry rice pilaf, green beans amandine, garden salad, and mini cheese cake. Non-military guests are asked to pay $10 for lunch. Ceremonial remarks by Derrick Felton, Team Leader at the Palo Alto VA will begin at noon, with a presentation by the Boys Scouts of America and a musical performance by the Menlo Atherton Choir.

The event will be held at Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025. More information and directions are available at www.penvol.org. An RSVP is requested at (650) 272-5045.

About PVI

For almost 70 years, PVI has 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 affordable senior housing, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center. www.penvol.org.

About Lyft

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of our cities.

 

 

Fabulous Shopping Experience Returns at Peninsula Volunteers Baubles, Bangles and Bags

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Event is Fundraiser for Menlo Park Non-Profit Dedicated to Providing Quality Senior Services

MENLO PARK, CA – Sept. 19, 2016 – - The eighth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags arrives at the Menlo Circus Club on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Peninsula Volunteers’ signature silent auction is always a shopping paradise with vintage, designer and specialty handbags and baubles, as well as themed gift baskets, mystery boxes, and four special Christmas trees.   There will be some very special handbags available for purchase, including a Judith Leiber Carousel bag donated by Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey of San Francisco, and a very unique Hermes Vibrato Kelly bag.   Other in-demand labels include Yves St. Laurent, Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, and Stella McCartney.

The day consists of silent auction, champagne and specialty cheeses, seated luncheon and special speakers, including:

Christopher Tattanelli is a member of a four generation Italian family business, Il Fiorentino, that produces high end leather goods for five leading international brands,.  Christopher will enthrall attendees with insider information on how to identify a well made handbag and what “Made in Italy” truly means.

Ashley McCumber, Executive Director and CEO of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco and Chair of the Board of Meals on Wheels America, will be a special guest and will share information about the trends in senior hunger.

Chaired by Mrs. Gidu Shroff of Atherton, the event co-chairs include: Mrs. Gary Carville of Los Altos, Mrs. John Grillos of Sonoma, Mrs. John Jerrehian of Los Altos Hills, Mrs. Bob Sturm of Rocklin, and Mrs. Jim Woodson of Atherton.

Tickets are $175 and are available by calling Cathy Duhring at 650-272-5001.

About PVI – For almost 70 years, PVI has 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 expectance 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 affordable senior housing, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center.

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Peter Olson Appointed CEO for Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Peninsula Volunteers Inc. (PVI), a non-profit organization serving older adults on the mid-Peninsula, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Olson as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Serving as PVI’s Director of Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, since 2010, Peter is ideally suited to provide leadership for PVI as it enters into its next chapter of expanding services and evolving to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

As CEO Peter will oversee Peninsula Volunteers‘ four major programs:
1) Meals on Wheels providing over 78,000 hot, nutritious meals yearly to home-bound older adults in San Mateo County;  2) Rosener House , Adult Day Services providing a therapeutic activity program for over 150 clients and respite care for 400+ family caregivers; 3) Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, providing an extensive array of services centered on health, wellness, and social interaction to over 3,500 community members annually; 4) Senior Housing in Menlo Park currently providing 82% of the affordable housing for community seniors;.

“I am excited to lead Peninsula Volunteers into its eighth decade,” said Peter Olson, CEO of PVI.  “Since opening its doors in 1947, PVI has been providing quality, innovative services and housing for the aging adults in Menlo Park and beyond, and it thrills me to carry this legacy forward.”

“We are delighted that Peter Olson has agreed to accept the role of CEO and lead Peninsula Volunteers in addressing the ever evolving needs of our growing senior population,” said Susan Sweeney, outgoing Board Chair of PVI.  “His excellent nonprofit leadership skills, his enthusiasm and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and organizations, and his vision and breadth of understanding of our senior community and the opportunities ahead for PVI make Peter the perfect leader in moving the organization forward in its expanding community role.”

In addition to his experiences at PVI, Peter has over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector, specifically older adults, individuals with special needs, and children. Peter’s professional experience includes the Director, Public Affairs and Communications for Easter Seals Bay Area and the Health and Wellness Director at the Easter Seals Timpany Center in San Jose. A graduate of San Jose State University, Peter enjoys the active outdoor lifestyle of the San Francisco Peninsula, spending time fishing, backpacking, cycling and is dedicated to spending time with his daughter.

Started by a group of forward thinking community leaders in 1947, PVI is a pioneer in providing high quality programs for Peninsula seniors, enabling them to maintain their dignity, independence, and sense of usefulness.  During the last year the PVI board and staff have been working with community leaders to align the services of Little House more closely to the needs of a changing senior population.

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About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is a pioneer serving older adults. Through its programs – Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, – more than $5 million in services are delivered each year to 4,500 households, including 150,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound.  Peninsula Volunteers Properties (PVP) provides 82% of the affordable senior housing in Menlo Park.

PVI Meals On Wheels Celebrates 2016 March For Meals

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Support will help to fight senior isolation and hunger in San mateo County

Menlo Park, CA (March 9, 2016) – PVI Meals on Wheels announced today that it will be participating in the 14th Annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration for national and local Meals on Wheels programs, serving homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital nutrition safety net service. PVI Meals on Wheels’ March for Meals, serving San Mateo County, celebration will begin with a breakfast on March 23, 2016, followed by meal delivery by dignitaries and community leaders:  Mayors and Council members from the cities and towns served by PVI Meals on Wheels will personally deliver meals to demonstrate their support for our community’s older adults in-need.

“We are proud to have our Community Champions – mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, and funders get hands-on experience with this most vital human service.  National studies show that senior hunger is a major health hazard.  There is no need more basic than food, and about 16,000 seniors in San Mateo County alone, our most vulnerable population, face the threat of hunger.” said Marilyn Baker-Venturini, Director of PVI Meals on Wheels. “Raising awareness and charitable funding, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”

Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the annual awareness campaign in an effort to fill the funding gap for the nonprofits that operate local Meals on Wheels programs.   San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, said, “PVI Meals on Wheels provides a critical service for food insecure seniors –  our fathers, grandmothers – people that built the communities we live in today. I support this event annually, and hope that each person who has a senior in their families will support PVI Meals on Wheels as well.  Click here to donate to PVI Meals on Wheels.

“The Meals on Wheels ‘more than just a meal’ model addresses three of the biggest threats of aging: isolation, hunger, and loss of independence,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “More than ever, we must join forces to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in America who want to be able to live at home for as long as they can. It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large.”

About PVI

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) provides innovative services and housing to support aging adults in the mid-Peninsula and Silicon Valley.  High quality and nurturing programs engaging seniors so they are cared for and respected as vital community members is critical to PVI’s mission. Focusing on an active mind and body, experienced in a social environment, allows aging adults to embrace the symptoms of aging with health and a sense of self-worth and self-sufficiency; improving their quality of life.

Through four programs – Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services, Senior Affordable Housing and the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, more than $8 million in services are delivered each year to 4,500 households, including 130,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound.   www.peninsulavolunteers.org.

For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors San Mateo County and across the country, visit www.marchformeals.com

About Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org

 

Rosener Open House

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park / 650-322-0126

Saturday, May 9th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Rosener Open House

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park / 650-322-012

Saturday, Nov 15th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A thousand thanks to our 297 donors who contributed $27,488 to the Alzheimer’s Association and Rosener House for the September 20th Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Donations accepted through Dec. 31st. Click here to learn more about how you can be a part of our great cause!

Make a Difference with Rosener House Walkers

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Rosener House Walkers is currently the top fundraising team in the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Help them to reach their goal of $25,000 by September 20th. Help make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s; every dollar makes a difference. Click here to donate now. Thank you to all those who are supported our team!

Fall Assessments and Flu Shots

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Mark your calendars and join us next week at Little House for a few events that are sure to boost your quality of life. Tuesday, September 9 features the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force who will be conducting assessments to analyze your risk of falling. The assessment will include a brief evaluation and a counseling session to review your results and discuss ways to reduce any identified risk. The event will take place from 11:30am – 1:30pm and is free!

Friday, September 12 we’ll face the flu season head on with flu shots offered by Sutter Care at Home. Flu shots will be given from 9:30am – 11:00pm. See below for pricing details:

Flu Shot: $25

Pneumonia Shot: $70

Sutter Care will be able to bill Medicare for a flu shot ONLY for a senior who:

1.  Does not belong to an HMO or Medicare Advantage Plan such as Kaiser or Secure Horizons or Health Plan of San Mateo

2.  Brings their Medicare Card

3.  Medicare card has to say PART-B which is the medical part that pays for the flu shot. Any letters at the end of the Medicare number have nothing to do with Part B. (Often there is an A or B)

 

Pick Your Restaurants for Dine Out

Friday, August 29th, 2014


Click the plate icon below to view a full list of participating restaurants.