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Melvina’s Story

Melvina is the face of our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center, greeting everyone with warmth and openness from the first moment they walk through our doors. Through sheer force of personality, she pulls each and every person right in. Since 2007, Melvina has been a regular volunteer at our center for twenty-two hours a week. You will see Melvina wherever someone is needed, whether that is welcoming visitors at the front desk, passing out brown…

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Come “SoulCycle” with us and transform lives!

Do good and have fun with a great workout for your body and for your soul! Peninsula Family Service is proud to partner with SoulCycle’s new studio in San Mateo and offer you the chance to enjoy a very special 45-minute workout session. Get your tickets here! With your help, more than 50 children in our community will be able to enjoy new outdoor toys and slides. Come join this 45-minute cardio party and help…

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Join us for the PRIDE Center opening!

Come celebrate with us the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the PRIDE Center in San Mateo! You will be part of a historic moment as we open the doors of the first ever LGBTQ+ Center in San Mateo County. The meeting is next Thursday, June 1st from 4 to 7 pm at 1021 S El Camino Real in San Mateo. To get your FREE tickets, check out the center’s Event page. The PRIDE Center is a collaborative effort…

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Dine. Drink. Mingle.

Hack for good. Write for good. Design for good. Advocate for good. Mingle with a Mission Our third annual Mingle with a Mission is almost here! Join us for an evening of delicious food and inspiring conversation. Learn how to combine your passion with your purpose and make a tangible impact in your community. The tickets are on sale and they will go fast. Be sure to reserve your seat (and bring a few friends…

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2017 Open House at Peninsula Family Service

On May 16th, Peninsula Family Service held its 2017 Open House. At the end of the work day, we opened the doors of our headquarters in downtown San Mateo to the many community supporters that bring families and individuals closer to opportunity, financial stability and wellness. We were also delighted to see some new faces! Old friends and new had a chance to meet with our Executive Director, Heather Cleary and to learn more about our…

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Puttin’ on the Ritz!

On April 29th, the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Peninsula Family service held its 53rd Annual Gala. The event took place in The California Golf Club of San Francisco. A lively crowd in top hats, gowns and evening gloves celebrated the era of art deco, speakeasies, and the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” During the event, a participant from the Drive Forward program addressed the audience, speaking about the difference it has made in her life. “My income was…

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Celebrate Pilates day with Scoop Studio and help our Early Learning Center!

Scoop Studio is celebrating Pilates day (May 6th) in a great way! On May 6th and throughout the week of May 7th, Scoop will offer 45 minute sessions to first-time and experienced Pilates enthusiasts that will benefit our Early Learning Center. To enroll, visit the Scoop Studio website, scoopstudiopilates.com. The session on Saturday, May 6th will offer the following options: 9 am: On the mat 9 am: Jumpboard on the Reformer 10 am: Springboard/Wunda Chair 10 am:…

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Sun, fun and running for our local community!

Last Sunday, the Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise held its annual Color 5K Charity Fun Run. The event took place at the College of San Mateo and had an amazing turnout! The community gathered to support great causes, as the proceeds from the run will benefit Peninsula Family Service, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the San Mateo-Foster City School District. The Peninsula Family Service team was there too: in our booth, having fun at…

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Chess at Fair Oaks

Do you like chess? Are you 55 or older? We might have just what you are looking for! The Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City has a Chess Club. According to Karel van Delft, who gave a lecture at the 2015 London Chess Conference, chess is gymnastics for the mind. Our brains are muscles, and we must exercise them to keep them healthy. Those who play chess regularly stay mentally fit, thus delaying…

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Change a life, it only takes to listen

The Senior Peer Counseling training starts this week. For information about training, contact us at 650-403-4300 Ext. 4389 or via email. Isolation is more than being alone. It is the result of feeling detached physically, psychologically, or being disconnected from support groups or family. Prolonged social isolation can equal the health risks of smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to a report from the AARP Foundation. Here at Peninsula Family Service, we believe that nobody…

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