By Peter Olson, CEO
It is with both pride and excitement that we welcome the 70th year of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI). In September 1947, the women who formed this organization began providing services for the aging community in Menlo Park. Now, 70 years later, PVI provides services to over 6,000 seniors throughout San Mateo County.
Throughout those 70 years, PVI has been at the forefront of innovation with the programs we provide. Little House was the first suburban senior center in the United States.
Rosener House was the first Bay Area Adult Day Program to offer the Music in Memory program for its participants living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. PVI was also one of the first organizations on the Peninsula to provide home-delivered meals to seniors and the disabled.
Today our Meals on Wheels program provides meals to homebound seniors in 97% of San Mateo County. What will we be doing tomorrow? How will PVI shape the community for seniors over the next 70 years?
Stay tuned this coming year for information as we look back on each decade that PVI has been in existence. We will be celebrating the accomplishments of this great organization and its contributions to Menlo Park and the surrounding communities through stories and events in the years to come!