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Bingo! (Thank you Oracle)

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Oracle Bingo Holiday Social Event At Crane Place 

On  December 20th, the Oracle Customer Visit Center Team presented a Bingo Social in the dining room at Crane Place Apartments. There was a lot of enthusiasm between the residents and the Oracle group; they all were really involved and most of all they were having fun. Oracle gave out $20 gift cards from local vendors for prizes and brought refreshments for the event.

Oracle considered it a very successful event, so now they plan to create more interactive activities during 2014 at our affordable senior housing community.

This isn’t the first time that Oracle teams have graced our Crane Place Apartments with their service. In the past they have hosted an Ice Cream Social and other fun activities.  Oracle is combining good corporate citizenry with good team building and great fun. All work and no play….well, you know how that goes!

Thank you, Oracle. 

If your organization or business would like to volunteer with any of our Peninsula Volunteers programs – Little House, Rosener House, Meals on Wheels or our two apartment complexes – contact our Director of Community Volunteers, Mary Rached: 650-322-0129, mrached@peninsulavolunteers.org.

Samuel Merritt Nurses at Crane Place

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Our Samuel Merritt nursing students have been doing an excellent job of health promotion at Little House, Rosener House and Meals on Wheels.

Come join them at Little House every Thursday morning until Thanksgiving week for: snacks, recipes, screenings, and yet another creative and fun activity to promote healthy living.

What they have also undertaken is to bring the  FUN to our Crane Place Apartments residents in Menlo Park. Click here to take a look.

Peninsula Volunteer Properties Breaks Ground

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Groundbreaking for the long anticipated Crane Place Landscaping Project was held November 19 at 9a.m. sharp!  Participating were representatives from Peninsula Volunteers; Barcelon Associates, who manage the complex; Crane staff and residents.

Upon completion, Crane Place, a 90 unit low-income housing project in Menlo Park, one of two owned by Peninsula Volunteers, will be a Class A project in every respect.The scope of the redesign of the landscaping ranges from the aesthetic to safety upgrades in paving, drainage, irrigation and lighting.

This project furthers our commitment to provide quality housing to Menlo Park low-income seniors. It will truly be the Peninsula Volunteer “crown jewel”.

Crane Place was a pioneering venture by Peninsula Volunteers, under our sister corporation, Peninsula Volunteer Properties Inc. It was the second such complex we built, the first being Partridge Kennedy Apartments, which itself was the very first HUD financed private senior low income housing project in the entire United States!

In fact, President John F. Kennedy, in a letter to PV in 1961, cited our efforts as an example for the nation:

“Your leadership in sponsoring retirement housing is an example for all the nation. The start you have made will soon be followed by similar projects like yours.”

To view the video, Crane Place Ground Breaking