Menlo Park, CA – June, 2018: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region, San Mateo area. This grant is to further assist PVI’s ability to support aging in place through its nutrition and physical activity programs. This project is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.
“This funding from Kaiser Permanente is essential to our ability to increase access to fitness and active living programs at Little House, the Roslyn G. Activity Center and to increase access to food security and nutritional literacy for senior homebound adults through our Meals on Wheels program ” said Peter Olson, CEO of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. “We’re grateful that Kaiser Permanente is recognizing and investing in these crucial services as the need is growing each and every year.”
“Kaiser Permanente is thrilled to partner with local organizations that are improving our community’s health and wellness on a daily basis” said a representative of KFH Northern California Community Benefit Programs Division. “We want to recognize PVI’s active living and Meals on Wheels programs for the work they do to provide access to needed health services.”
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ Northern California Community Benefit Programs, Community Grants Program is just one example of how KFH invests for the benefit of community health and wellness. The Board annually identifies local health priorities, solicits grant applications from community organizations addressing those priorities, and awards grant funding to support their work and outreach.
About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI):
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., is a pioneer in senior services. For more than 70 years, PVI has provided high quality and nurturing programs for the aging on the Peninsula, supporting the independence, vitality and well-being of our older adult community. Each year, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., delivers over $5 million in services, including over 175,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound, and impacts over 5,000 households through its 3 core programs: Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, and the majority of the affordable senior housing in Menlo Park at Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments. www.penvol.org
About the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Grants Program:
Kaiser Permanente’s community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with nearly 70 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence- based programs that are expanding access to care and creating healthy environments. Our Kaiser Permanente grant of $10,000 will help more people in this community get access to the resources they need to lead a healthy and active life with support for PVI’s active living and food security programs. For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s work in the community, visit www.kp.org/communitybenefit/ncal
Rebecca Matteson Nelson
Director of Development