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Pick Your Restaurants for Dine Out

Friday, August 29th, 2014


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

 

There Must Be a Better Way Than This! Workshop

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

 

Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges for people with Dementia. As caregivers, we’re often at a loss as to how to talk with and respond to a loved one affected by Dementia. In this workshop, you’ll learn new strategies to handle difficult behaviors and help you remain connected with your family member.

 
 Please join us to:
  • Hear how Dementia affects a person’s ability to understand and communicate
  • Learn simple skills to handle trouble behavior
  • Feel more confident in your caregiving role

DATE/TIME: August 7, 2014  6:00pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: Rosener House Adult Day Services, 500 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park

SPEAKER: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance.

Please contact AJ Dugay at (800) 445-8106, ext. 313 or adugay@caregiver.org and leave your name, telephone number, and the name of the class if you would like to attend.

This program is funded in part by Dignity Health/ Sequoia Hospital  through the Sequoia Community Care Program.  Family Caregiver Alliance is part of California’s statewide system of nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers, offering information, education, publications, care planning, legal/financial consultations and respite assistance.  For more information about FCA, call (800) 445-8106 or visit www.caregiver.org.

“Spine Poetry” …. have you ever tried it?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

“Spine poetry” … have you ever tried it?

Check out Tracy Guzeman’s February blog post:http://tracyguzeman.com/spine-poetry-february-2014/

Then check out our 23rd Annual Authors Salon and buy your tickets!

SPINE POETRY – FEBRUARY, 2014
tracyguzeman.com

Ah, the month of love. Love – Always little earthquakes in between days when the world was steady. (Ann Beattie, Tori Amos, Andrew Porter and Claire Messud)

Jesse James, Ron Hansen, Authors Salon

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Have you seen this movie? It was adapted from Ron Hansen’s critically acclaimed historical novel.Can’t wait to hear him speak at the Authors Salon Luncheon!

Do you have your tickets yet? If not, call right away: Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238 or click here to order tickets online.

For more information about our award-winning, best-selling, and brand new star writers, click here.

Queen Elizabeth – The First One

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Did you know Elizabeth truly was the last Tudor?

Enjoy these “Ten Surprises about Elizabeth Tudor” – compliments of Authors Salon speaker, Margaret George.

If you love history, intrigue, and all the rest that goes with royalty, you’re going to love hearing Margaret George speak at our 23rd Annual Authors Salon on May 4th. For information on the Authors Salon, click here. For tickets call: Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238, or go online.

http://www.margaretgeorge.com/books/elizabeth-i/behind-the-book/

New Author Tracy Guzeman at Authors Salon

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Author Tracy Guzeman shares a little character insight in this brief two-minute video.   Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/QPoZPjeGxSo

Tracy Guzeman on her debut novel, THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS

Join Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. as Tracy Guzeman speaks at the 23rd Annual Authors Salon Luncheon on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Tickets are on sale now. Call Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238, or click here for online ticketing.

A Fine Sunday for an Authors Salon

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Beautiful place to spend a Sunday morning – and you will want to spend it with us!Join us on May, 4th at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club for the 23rd Annual Authors Salon Luncheon -http://www.penvol.org/events/#authors
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How do you spell relief? R-O-S-E-N-E-R

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Life throws some curveballs at all of us. Early onset Alzheimer’s is one of those nobody expects, because we tend to associate Alzheimer’s with old age. Now medical science knows better, and people are getting diagnosed much earlier than before. That doesn’t make it any easier.

There  is only one known treatment for Alzheimer’s to date: socialization.

Guess what you get all day at Rosener House Adult Day Services? Socialization! Yes, we provide all the needed therapies and nursing services, along with the respite and support for families. But most of all, what distinguishes Rosener from other programs is the intensive – and just good fun – socialization.

We heard a talk last week from someone who knows this best of all, Ann Davidson.

Ann Davidson, acclaimed author of two books chronicling her late husband’s life with Alzheimer’s disease in two memoirs, is a former speech pathologist who worked with language-impaired children and a former Rosener House family member.  Ann’s husband Julian was diagnosed at age 59 while he was  prominent physiology professor at Stanford Medical School.

In Alzheimer’s A Love story:  One Year in My Husband’s Journey and A Curious Kind of Widow: Loving a Man with Advanced Alzheimer’s she uses her diary to focus on what is important as they both learn to live and cope with the debilitating onset of Alzheimer’s.

Ann credits Rosener House and all the other great family members she met there with helping her and Julian get through this. Read her books sometime; they’re truly love stories.

We tell people to get their loved ones to Rosener House as early as possible. Don’t wait!!!!! Rosener is the gift of potentially many years of being able to function and to live at home. We do help families stay together. To visit or inquire about Rosener House, click here, or call 650-322-0126.

 

Peninsula Volunteers Honor Community Volunteers

Monday, April 7th, 2014


Each year Peninsula Volunteers takes time to celebrate all our Community Volunteers. April is National Volunteer Month, and since we couldn’t do our work without all our magnificent volunteers, we want to say “Thank You!”

The Peninsula Volunteers and Mary Rached (Director of Community Volunteering) organized a fabulous brunch for over 100 of our best friends. Chef Larry Wong outdid himself yet again with great cuisine.

We honored our Shining Stars!

If you are interested in joining our Volunteers, just click on this link.

Our Annual Report is Online

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Each year Peninsula Volunteers has an independent audit performed on our accounts and business practices. We combine these results (always positive!) with our list of the fiscal year’s donors (that’s July 1 through June 30, not the calendar year), and some highlights of our goings on. These become our Annual Report to our community.

We always post these online, both the financial audits for public disclosure, and the Annual Report.

You can find them on this page: http://www.penvol.org/about/reports.cfm

We hope this gets you as excited as we are about all the great work we are able to do so cost-effectively for seniors throughout the mid-Peninsula.

And if you are so moved, you can join us as a volunteer or as a donor!

Thank you for your interest in helping seniors and for your support of Peninsula Volunteers.