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Samuel Merritt Nurses at Little House Thursdays

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

From now through April 17th, each Thursday morning, 9:30 – 11:45 AM, the nursing student interns from Samuel Merritt University will perform various health screenings at Little House. These screenings, as well as their health education and consultation, are FREE to everyone. No reservations are necessary; just come on in.

Check your pulse and blood pressure, ask questions about your health routines or diet – take advantage of these very helpful student nurses. They’re here to serve you!

Little House has many health services to meet your needs year round:

  • massage,
  • acupuncture,
  • podiatry,
  • blood pressure screenings,
  • HICAP Medicare counseling,
  • medication disposal drop box

- and much more.

For a schedule of regular activities, click here. To schedule with any of our health services, call our Community Services Desk: 650-326-2025, ext. 230.

For the latest on our Community Wellness and Fitness offerings, go to our Little House web page: http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse/fitness-classes.cfm


Halloween at Little House

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Ghouls, goblins, kids and nurses were all out in force for Halloween 2013 at Little House!

Yes, those little darlings from the Menlo Park Parent Participating Preschool came for their biennial visit to entertain the Little House members. What a show! If it got any cuter, I’m not sure we could contain ourselves. Thanks so much to their parents for bringing them to us this year.

Our Samuel Merritt nursing students came for their last health promotion event of the semester, as well. You probably figured out that the blood pressure cuff wasn’t exactly cowboy gear. They had fun treating us to snacks and great health screeing and information. We had fun with them. What a creative bunch.









So did you get a lot of candy yourself?

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.

Heart Health Tips from Visiting Nursing Students on Thursday

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Every Thursday morning through October 31st, from 9:30 to noon, the Samuel Merritt Nursing Students come to Little House to treat you to a free snack, great health information, if you want they’ll check your blood pressure and more.

They always have a recipe for a diet that befits the best health interest of week’s theme. For instance, next week is Heart Health, code-named Rumble in the Jungle.




Turkey Cranberry Burger

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


3oz lean ground turkey breast

1tbsp finely shredded carrot

1 tbsp thinly sliced green onions

1 tsp fine dry bread crumbs

1 tsp fat-free milk

1/8 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed salt and pepper to taste

1 cup mixed baby greens

1 tbsp whole cranberry sauce

1 whole wheat hamburger bun, split and toasted


In a medium bowl, stir together carrot, green onions, bread
crumbs, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well.
Shape the turkey mixture into 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patty on greased
unheated broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 11 to 13 minutes or
until done (165 degrees F),* turning once halfway through broiling. Arrange
mixed greens on bottom of the bun. Top with grilled patty and cranberry sauce;
replace top halves of buns.

What are you waiting for? Get down here and try some.