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Volunteering – It’s What We Do!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Peninsula Volunteers is always looking to provide those opportunities. Check out our current volunteer openings below at Little House:

  • Community Services Desk – Provide information and referrals about issues such as housing, food, transportation and other social services over the phone or in person.
  • Front Desk Receptionist – Great and interact with members and guests, answer questions regarding classes and activities, and help maintain the Little House image.
  • Lunch CashierRun the cash register during lunch hours; ring up sales, handle money and tally the daily receipts.

To learn more about these positions call (650)322-0129 or email volunteer@peninsulavolunteer.org.

For a full list a volunteer opportunities visit http://www.penvol.org/volunteer/

 

 

Living Healthy at Little House

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Get the tools to live a healthy life! This 7 week workshop will offer practical techniques and support for feeling betting and making the best choices for our health and well-being.

Weekly sessions will address:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise
  • Stress and Pain Management
  • Memory
  • Communications
  • And more!

Classes will be held on Mondays, February 9 to March 30, from 10:30am - Noon, at Little House Activity Center.

No class on February 16.

For more information call (650)32-2025 ext. 222

Quarterly Newsletters Coming Soon!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Been wondering where our Little House newsletter has been the past few months? In case you missed our memo, the monthly newsletter has been switched to a quarterly publication. So don’t fret! Your names are still on our list and the new and improved issue will begin in October. Be on the look out for your copy within the upcoming weeks!

To stay up to date in the mean time, visit our website, call us at (650)326-2025 or sign up for our monthly email blasts- sign up is located in the bottom right hand corner of our Little House homepage.

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)

 

Senior Showcase at Little House

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Stop by Little House tomorrow, August 23rd, and interact with over 30 exhibitors from all over the Bay Area. The Daily Journal’s Senior Showcase will take place from 9am – 1pm and will feature vendors who specialize in senior needs, refreshments, door prizes and more! Admission is free and goody bags will be handed out to the first 250 guests. We hope to see you there!

Woodworking At Its Finest

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Every week Little House offers bakery and fruit distribution to its members in conjunction with the Menlo Park Farmer’s Market. This week’s food supply was extra sweet as it was displayed on our new stand, hand crafted in our Woodshop Class. Peninsula Volunteers would like to thank our hard working members who graciously give their time and efforts to help make our facilities a brighter place!

Volunteers Recognized at RSVP Luncheon

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Volunteers are often the building blocks for any non-profit organization. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is no different! Community Volunteers were honored at a recognition luncheon for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members of the San Mateo County. Among those recognized was Angela Owen, a Little House volunteer, who has served her community for over 20 years! Angela received The Presidential Volunteer Service-Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to volunteers who have contributed at least 4,000 community service hours. Thank you Angela!

To learn about how you can make a difference in the lives of others, visit http://www.penvol.org/volunteer/.

Tai Chi at Little House

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

It’s clear that the benefits of exercise for older adults are endless. That’s why Little House has decided to add a new class to its health and wellness list. Starting this September, Tai Chi will be offered to anyone who would like to improve the mind and body, balance, flexibility, and awareness, all through a low-intensity form of exercise. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7pm – 8pm, beginning September 11th. For more information regarding this exciting new opportunity, visit http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse/relax-and-rejuvenate.cfm/#taichi.

 

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!

 

Let Us Be Your Support!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The landscape of California’s demographic is quickly changing. With the baby boomer generation extending life expectancy to 81 years, a steady increase in the senior citizen population has taken course. And with this growth, the needs of our society will begin to shift. Check out some key components taken from the Fresno Bee article, “Aging in California: Who will support our seniors?

“Studies are clear: The aging of the population will bring about a nationwide wave of lifestyle changes, shifts in real estate prices, huge pension payments for the elderly, increases in the cost of health care and heavy caregiving demands on a smaller number of younger family members…

By 2030, according to the latest projections from the state Department of Finance, the state will have about three working-age adults per senior citizen. Looked at another way: The number of older adults in California is projected to increase by 96 percent over the next two decades, while the number of working-age adults will increase by only 9 percent.

While the state may have its ways to support our senior community, we can assure you that Peninsula Volunteers will also be there every step of the way. Our programs at Little House and Rosener House help to strengthen our members both physically and mentally. Our Meals on Wheels program also assures that our homebound seniors receive nutritious and fresh meals everyday.  Be sure to check out our daily activities and menus through out the website and find out how we can help support your needs!