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Rosener Open House

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

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

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

Thank You for Dining Out!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Peninsula Volunteers, Meals on Wheels would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s Dine Out event. It’s because of our wonderful supporters like you that we’re able to help fight senior hunger in our local community. Together we can truly make a difference! To learn how you can continue supporting our mission, visit the Meals On Wheels page at http://www.penvol.org/mealsonwheels.

Combat Memory Loss with Us

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Memory loss has become a common trial for seniors. According to the Alzheimer’s Association some of the challenges that victims face include impairments in language, focus, judgment and visual perception. But it’s important to remember that there are ways to combat one of the biggest threats facing our Senior Citizen community.

Join us at Little House every Monday from 10am – 12pm for “Minds in Motion,” the Peninsula Volunteers early memory loss wellness program – designed for people experiencing changes in memory, or who may have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. It’s an important opportunity to learn both the scientific and practical basis for the class and to try out mental exercises that promote abstract thinking and critical problem solving skills.

Click here for more information or call 650-322-0126.           

Rosener Open House

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

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 / 650-322-012

Saturday, Nov 15th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Celebrate the Fall Season with Fall-Free Prevention Tips

Friday, September 26th, 2014

That’s right CELEBRATE…because the good news about falls is that they are preventable! We all face challenges in life that we may not have much control over; however, falling doesn’t have to be one of them. We know that falls are not an inevitable part of aging if we take some simple preventative measures.

 As we welcomed the fall season on September 23rd, the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force celebrated National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Although the week has come and gone, you can still find ways to celebrate and start a fall-free life!

Here are some good ideas and tips to continue the celebration:

 1. Find a good balance and exercise program. Having good balance and strength can be the difference between a near fall and a fall.

 2. Talk to your health care provider about any falls, near falls or a fear of falling. Consider a home safety pro-active fall prevention plan assessment and getting some help in making a plan of your own.

 3. Regularly review your medications, and anything you take over-the-counter, with your doctor or pharmacist for fall risk side effects.

 4. Get your vision and hearing checked yearly. Good vision and hearing are key to keeping you on your feet.

5. Make safety modifications to age in your own home as safely and independently as possible.

 6. Talk to your family members, ask for help and seek the supports you may need.

 The San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force is a good local resource for you if you need more ideas. We can provide you with written materials and information on fall prevention workshops, balance and exercise programs and home safety tips and services.

Submitted by Sarah Eggen-Thornhill, OTR/L Health Educator for the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force.

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.

Make a Difference with Rosener House Walkers

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Rosener House Walkers is currently the top fundraising team in the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Help them to reach their goal of $25,000 by September 20th. Help make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s; every dollar makes a difference. Click here to donate now. Thank you to all those who are supported our team!

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)