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Rosener Open House

Thursday, November 13th, 2014


Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park / 650-322-0126

Saturday, May 9th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Visitors to Rosener Open House Learn about Services and Participate in Activities

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

On Saturday, November 2, over 60 community members attended an Open House at Rosener House Adult Day Services, where staff members invited them to participate in typical Rosener House activities, tour the program, and learn about Rosener House services.

Volunteers from the National Charity League provided refreshments and helped to greet visitors.  Other volunteers along with social work staff and nursing staff gave tours and answered questions about the program.   Program Manager Dao Do gave a talk on “Brain Games and Whole Person Wellness” to start the day.

Activities that visitors could participate in included Physical Therapy, Cooking Class with our Occupational Therapist, Art, Drumming Circle, Songwriting, and Brain Games.  Family members are able to experience some of the activities that their loved ones would participate in when they are enrolled in the program.

Seeing the Rosener House program in action is one of the best ways for families to be introduced to the value of regular attendance!

If you missed the Open House, you can come for a tour any day of the week to see the program in action—just give us a call at 650-322-0126 and we will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions you may have!

Open House at Rosener House

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Rosener House Adult Day Center

Saturday November 2, 2013 - 10 am – 1 pm

Come experience our adult activity program in action!


Special Presentation, 10:30 am - Brain Games & Whole Person Wellness

Dao Do, Recreation Therapist & Rosener House Program Manager 

Rosener House is celebrating 35 years of care for adults with challenges, including Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson’s or post-stroke.Join us for classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, Registered Nurse and therapists.

Activities at Rosener House : 
  • Music
  • Exercise Classes
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Drum Circle
  • Creative Arts
  • Brain games
  • Pet Partner
  • Gardening
  • Current Events
  • Dance Parties
  • Cooking and more!

Rosener House Adult Day Services

500 Arbor Road,Menlo ParkCA/ 650-322-0126 / www.peninsulavolunteers.org

Keeping Your Senior at Home – Options

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A recent New York Times article explored various options for seniors who want to stay independent, now that most people will live much longer.

“Such dilemmas are increasingly common as people live longer. The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to double to 80 million in the next three decades. People 85 and older are the fastest-growing age group; by 2020, there will be 6.6 million people in that age bracket, when rates of debilitating ailments soar.

“Most Americans over 65 will eventually need help with the so-called tasks of daily living — eating, dressing, bathing, shopping and the like. But with family members spread all over the map or unable to be full-time caregivers for other reasons, the need for new and better options will only increase.

“When asked, 80 to 90 percent of older people say they want to remain in their own homes as long as possible. … 

“The challenge is all the more difficult when no one has thought through the options before a serious illness or injury makes it impossible for elders to return home without full-time help.

“Many elders living independently need outside help long before they require round-the-clock care….

“An older person living in the suburbs who can no longer drive may become isolated, lonely and at risk of malnutrition if there is no person or community service to shop for her and take her places. Even stairs are a major obstacle.”

All of this suggests that Rosener House Adult Day Services  - enriched with physical, occupational, speech and music therapies, as well as nursing assistance – can help you or your loved one live at home longer, happier and healthier, sometimes for decades.

Even if you have full-time care giving assistance, the socialization and ability to “get out of the house” can be a key to staying well, both emotionally and physically.  Rosener House is appropriate for both those with and without cognitive impairment, so do think in terms of all the physically limiting conditions that can be assisted just as well at our program, such as stroke, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, etc., every bit as much as for Alzheimer’s.

Please don’t wait to give Rosener House a call to see what we might be able to offer you: (650) 322-0126.

It’s a free consultation and we’re happy to help!