FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PVI TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PROGRAM RECEIVES $27,000 GRANT FROM SEQUOIA HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Menlo Park, CA – March 2021: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $27,000 grant from the Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD). This grant is to further assist PVI’s ability to support the independence and mobility of seniors in the community through its Transportation Services program. SHD’s generous financial support allows PVI to provide a high level of service to seniors by employing staff who specialize in serving the unique needs of seniors, especially during the pandemic.
“This funding from the Sequoia Healthcare District is essential to our capability to provide excellent customer service to seniors in the community who rely on our low-cost, on-demand transportation alternatives for medical appointments and supermarkets, said Peter Olson, CEO of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. We’re appreciative that the SHD is recognizing and supporting the increasing need for these vital services in the community.”
“The Sequoia Healthcare District is excited to partner with local organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of district residents on a daily basis” said Pamela Kurtzman, CEO of the SHD. We want to recognize PVI for the important work they do to ensure seniors get to essential destinations.”
About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI)
For almost 75 years, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., has demonstrated a profound legacy of caring for seniors, a commitment of providing high quality and nurturing programs so seniors are engaged, cared for and respected as vital community members. PVI’s mission is “We enable seniors to age in place” through PVI’s four core programs: Nutrition Services/Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Services at Rosener House for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and Health & Wellness and Lifetime Enrichment services at Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, and on demand Transportation Services at Little House for access to medical appointments and grocery needs. PVI programs Deliver over $5 million in services to over 5,000 households and address the most pressing issues of aging adults by offering critical services to sustain their daily physical, nutritional, emotional and mental health while achieving dignity and independence in their lives.www.penvol.org
About the Sequoia Healthcare District SHD Board of Directors approves Priority Funding Areas based on current and projected community health needs and variable funding resources. On January 6, 2021, SHD Board approved of a recommendation to allocate $750,000 of Covid-19 emergency funds into the 2021-22 Caring Community grants, raising the total funds to $3.75 million in the 2021-22 grants cycle. A Grants Review Committee consisting of local leaders knowledgeable in areas of community health read all applications and make recommendations for funding. Grantees are required to make mid-year and end-of year reports detailing how they used funds to positively impact the health of District residents.
For more information about Sequoia Healthcare District’s work in the community, visit https://www.seqhd.org