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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014



GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews

Peninsula Volunteers announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Norman W. Robinson, Interim Executive Director, Peninsula Volunteers. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including delivering over 1,400 hot meals every week to the homebound through Meals on Wheels, and impacting over 4,500 households through programs at Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and Crane Place and Partridge-Kennedy Apartments low cost housing. 
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Peninsula Volunteers received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.

Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A thousand thanks to our 297 donors who contributed $27,488 to the Alzheimer’s Association and Rosener House for the September 20th Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Donations accepted through Dec. 31st. Click here to learn more about how you can be a part of our great cause!

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)


Pick Your Restaurants for Dine Out

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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


Which Dine Out Restaurant Are You Craving?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The countdown to Dine Out has begun! And it’s never too early to plan how you can help make a difference for Meals On Wheels participants through out the San Mateo County. This year’s list of restaurants has been released- so start planning your lunch outings, dinner dates, and even dessert stops!

Click here to view our list restaurants. Meals On Wheels Dine Out will be held on October 14th and 10% of all proceeds made by participating restaurants will be donated to our program.

Baby Boomer Retirement Trends

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Planning ahead for your future? Check out some retirement trends reported by a new Census Bureau report:

  • “There are 11 states with more than a million people age 65 and older, led by California with some 4.3 million. The states with the highest percentages of people age 65 and older are Florida, West Virginia, Maine and Pennsylvania. The states with the lowest proportions of senior citizens are Alaska, Utah and Texas.

The average income for those between ages 65 and 69 is $37,200, but drops to a little less than $20,000 for those over age 80. The main sources of income for people over 65 are Social Security (37 percent), income from working (30 percent), pensions (19 percent) and savings and investments (11 percent). Younger retirees derive more income from working and investments, while older retirees rely more on Social Security.

The poverty rate for people age 65 and older is lower than any other age group. And the percentage of people 65 an older who own their own home has remained steady since before the great recession at 81 percent, while the percentage of people under 35 owning their own home has dropped from 43 percent in 2006 to about 37 percent today.”

Peninsula Volunteers is dedicated to helping you find a enjoyable lifestyle during your golden years. With affordable living and a family-like environment, we can assure you that we provide the best services in Menlo Park. To read more statistics like these, click 12 Baby Boomer Retirement Trends posted by U.S. News.

July Fun with Rosener House

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Picnics, a luau, music classes and more! If you haven’t already checked out our activity schedule at Rosener House for the month of July, be sure to do so before you miss out. Programs at Rosener are therapeutically designed to help enhance bodily activity, mental strength and self-confidence to perform daily activities. Provide your loved ones with safety and comfort throughout the day.

To learn more about Rosener House visit http://www.penvol.org/rosenerhouse or click here to view the July activity schedule.

Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Save the date for our 4th of July celebration!

Get your holiday weekend started early on Wednesday, July 2nd by celebrating with our family at Little House! Lunch is only $7 and includes free live entertainment!

  • Doors open at 11:30am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Entertainment by St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band, authentic New Orleans Traditional Jazz: 11:45am – 1:15pm
  • Menu: Hotdogs, hamburgers, mac salad, beans, & watermelon

For more information visit http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse

Successful Aging

Monday, June 16th, 2014

How do you define successful aging? A recent article published online by the Huffington Post reminded us that successful aging is just as subjective as it is objective. Objectively, we desire to be healthy both physically and mentally. But aging can also be a positive experience subjectively by finding happiness beyond the decline of our bodies. Take a look at what Michael Friedman from Huff Post had to say:

“[B]y 70+, many, if not most, of us have already experienced some significant declines in our physical and mental abilities. So it’s good news that whatever the condition of our minds and bodies objectively, we can still age well subjectively. We can be old and feel good.

How? Here’s some of what old people have told researchers.

First, having certain personality traits is a plus. These include: a positive attitude, optimism, adaptability and resilience.

Second, old people say that it’s important to have relationships with people you like and care about and who like and care about you. They also say it’s important to engage in activities that you find pleasurable, engaging, valuable and/or meaningful. In addition, having a sense of control (however limited) of your circumstances and condition is also characteristic of people who say they are doing fine even if they have significant problems to cope with.”

Aging doesn’t have to include struggle. Whether your definition of success includes staying physically healthy or happily engaged with a warm and welcoming community, the Peninsula Volunteers programs are here to provide any outlet for the aging process. Check out what kind of activities we have at Little House, spend time with our friends at Rosener, or develop a relationship with our Meals on Wheels team. Whatever your need may be, we’re here to help!

Click here to read the full article.