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Thank You for Dining Out!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Peninsula Volunteers, Meals on Wheels would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s Dine Out event. It’s because of our wonderful supporters like you that we’re able to help fight senior hunger in our local community. Together we can truly make a difference! To learn how you can continue supporting our mission, visit the Meals On Wheels page at http://www.penvol.org/mealsonwheels.

Pick Your Restaurants for Dine Out

Friday, August 29th, 2014


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

 

Become Aware Through Education

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

More often than not, getting older comes with a few extra challenges: slight memory loss, slower movement, and even aches in places you didn’t know existed. While most of these changes are simply the results of aging, it’s always smart to be aware of signs that show something a little more. In terms of Alzheimer’s, it’s easy to perceive memory loss as a sign of age. In a recent article by the Huffington Post, the 10 most cited signs of Alzheimer’s, as stated by the Alzheimer’s Association, include the following:

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality

Although these may not apply to you or a loved one, the best way to stay aware is to be educated. Rosener House specializes in finding fun and exciting ways to enhance memory loss and stimulate the minds of those who may be experiencing these symptoms. Be sure to visit the Rosener webpage to see what activities we have in store for the month August.

Free Community Forum at Little House

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Mark your calendars for an important Community Forum discussing the benefits of Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service. When you experience a fall, medical issue or other emergency, every second counts. If you are alone, delayed medical care can jeopardize your recovery and your independence! The Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service provides simple, fast access to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Lifeline, the number one medical alert service is trusted by thousands of hospitals, recommended by over 65,000 healthcare professionals, and has helped provide more than 6 million people with the peace of mind and confidence to help maintain independent living at home.

Join us at Little House on Thursday, July 17th from 9am – 10am to learn more about this important national service at our FREE forum! We hope to see you there!

 

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.