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Click, call or meet with 70 Strong!

Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District, look to strengthen the connections between seniors and services in San Mateo County. Are you 70 or older*, or do you know and care for someone 70 or older living in Atherton, Belmont, Portola Valley, Redwood…

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The LGBTQ Book Club has started!

The Senior Peer Counseling program at Peninsula Family Service and the Reach & Teach educational center invite you to join the first LGBTQ Book Club in San Mateo. We firmly believe that everyone can make a difference in the world, and that is what has brought us together. We invite you to come read, share and learn with us in an open and judgement-free environment! Who can join? Everyone is welcome! LGBTQ Community members, friends and allies.…

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February, American Hearth Month

February is the month to treat your Valentine, but there is also another great celebration around this time of the year: the American Heart Month. This is a federally designated event, encouraging us to take care of our hearts and have our friends, family and community involved. In light of this celebration, our Early Learning centers took part in a door decoration contest. Following a set of rules and letting the creativity and spark of our children’s…

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Success Story: Dependent on Independence

Like many older adults in their mid-70’s, Melvina has hung up her car keys for good. Without her car, getting herself to the grocery store, a friend’s house, or the pharmacy is more difficult than ever. Instead, she’s often stuck at home alone, limited to passing her time in front of the television. However, thanks to the support of Redi-Wheels transportation, Melvina is able to come to our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center four days…

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Introducing DriveForward, Our New Vehicle Loan Program

After nearly 20 years of partnership with Ways to Work, we are excited to launch our own vehicle loan program, DriveForward. With this new program, we are expanding eligibility to serve more of our community and structuring loans to ensure the program can be successful for decades to come. In years past, our vehicle loans were available to parents who had been employed for at least three months. With DriveForward, we are opening our program up to…

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Peninsula Family Service to Partner with Lyft

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Lyft to help older adults access the resources they need to stay independent. Through Lyft’s new “Concierge” platform, Peninsula Family Service can schedule rides for our participants, many of whom don’t have the smartphones necessary to use ride-sharing services. Though we currently offer taxi vouchers and connections to Redi Wheels, Concierge will provide participants with a greater level of flexibility and ease-of-use at absolutely no cost.…

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The Sobrato Challenge is Back!

For the fifth time, The Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded Peninsula Family Service one of its coveted Challenge Grants. Instead of simply writing us a check, the foundation challenges us to raise $100,000 in new or increased gifts by matching those donations 2:1.  That means with your help, we could raise $300,000 over the next two years! Which donations are eligible for the match? All new and increased gifts are eligible for the match. New gifts…

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A Beautiful Day at Fair Oaks

In late June, our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center opened its doors for a wonderful Open House. The event included live music, an art exhibition by the center’s Watercolor Class, a hands-on craft demonstration, and countless other exciting activities. Our Nonprofit Management Intern, Lisa, was on-hand to capture all the fun!

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Kaiser Permanente Awards $10,000 Grant

For more than a decade, Kaiser Permanente has played an important role in the success of our Older Adult program. Today, we are proud to announce their continued generosity through an investment of $10,000 to support wellness and nutrition at our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. Our partnership began in 2004 with a grant through Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program. As part of their mission to improve the health of their members, the organization shares…

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Introducing our New Nonprofit Management Intern!

For the second year in a row, we are proud to welcome a Nonprofit Management Intern into our family for the summer. Lisa Ngo joins us as a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s in Business Management. This year’s field of applicants was incredibly strong; each candidate demonstrating a genuine commitment to philanthropy and impressive maturity. As co-owner of Urbaners Photography, a well-established wedding photography business, Lisa’s experience in using…

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