We help people stay connected to their community, their neighbors, and their passion for life. Through our programs we promote health, mobility, independence, and we reduce rates of illness and injury, as well as ensure aging members of our community live better, together.

Call our Older Adult Resource Line to stay connected to resources and services. Available to those ages 60+ in San Mateo County. Find information about community resources including food services and weekly well being calls with a peer counselor. Call us today at (650) 780- 7542 Monday- Friday, 7:30am-4pm

Are you looking for an affordable transportation service that is available when you need it, any day – any time?

For residents of Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco,
San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Half Moon Bay,
Montara, Moss Beach and El Granada — 70 Years and Older

As a participant in our no-cost membership program you will be issued a Got Wheels! membership card and will be able to schedule rides on-demand 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Each month participants are able to take up to 6 one-way trips or 3 round trips for only $5.00 per one-way ride.  Destinations must be within the Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada. Rides must begin and end within the geographic area and San Francisco International Airport

For more information call the Got Wheels! Program Manager: (650) 403-4300, extension 4329.

Funding is provided by Caltrans.

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Trained volunteer counselors offer one-on-one or group support and companionship to diverse community members (aged 55+). The program offers services in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and to our LGBTQIA+ community.

Are you over 55 years of age and want to volunteer to care for the wellbeing of your peers?

Click the button below to learn more about Peer Counseling.

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The center offers many programs and services that empower older adults to improve their health, social lives, and personal fulfillment. Participants have access to a variety of group social activities, fitness classes, health screenings, organic garden club, as well as  information and assistance resources. They may also share a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day, as well as accessing biweekly brown bag lunches and weekly groceries.

Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center Address

2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center building photo

Click the button below to learn more about Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center.

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Help@ Hand

What is WYSA?
Sometimes we get tangled inside our heads, unable to move on. Tell Wysa about what is holding you back – it is anonymous, helpful, and will never judge. Wysa is your 4am friend, coach, and mood journal combined.

Wysa is an AI-based ‘emotionally intelligent’ bot, a virtual coach which responds to the emotions you express and uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), DBT, meditation, breathing, yoga, motivational interviews, and micro-actions to help you build mental resilience skills and feel better.

What can Wysa help with?
Wysa can help you manage your emotions and thoughts. Wysa helps you track your sleep and activity and proactively engages with you. You can type ‘Help’ anywhere in the conversation to see all the things Wysa can help you with.

Is Wysa a human or a robot??
The answer is…both!  Wysa itself is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, it is a pocket penguin which learns and grows wiser with you. Wysa Coaches are humans — more specifically, they are professionals trained to listen, support, and encourage you. Together with Wysa, the coaches will support you in achieving your defined goals.

Who uses Wysa?
People from more than 30 countries across the world and from all age groups talk with Wysa. Our current user base is 300,000+ strong, growing rapidly and with some great user reviews.

What is the science behind Wysa’s suggested techniques?
Wysa uses evidence-based techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which are suggested and approved by professional practicing counselors at Wysa for use in a self-help context, and by our scientific advisory board comprising of leading mental health professionals from around the world.

For more information please email: helpathand@peninsulafamilyservice.org

Re-entering the workforce as an older adult can be challenging. Whether you’re coming out of retirement, looking to change careers, or have experienced a layoff, Peninsula Family Service is here to help.

Our Second Careers Employment Program prepares participants for today’s competitive job market through mock-interviews, vocational counseling, goal planning, resume workshops, paid internships, on-the-job-training, and employment referrals.

How it Works

Each participant is matched with a job coach who mentors them through their entire job search process, including:

  • Skills assessment
  • Resume development
  • Employment referrals
  • Interview preparation

For participants needing additional employment training, we provide paid internships at community service and public agencies. These internships offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job-experience and current references while participants continue to look for non-subsidized employment.

Do I qualify?

Our Second Careers Employment Program offers job assistance and paid internships to adults who are:

  • Age 55+
  • Unemployed
  • Reside in one of the four counties we serve (San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo)
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Have an income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level

In addition, we provide job search assistance to individuals age 60+ who live in San Mateo county or age 50+ who live in Santa Clara county, regardless of their income level.

How do I apply?

Those interested in joining our Second Careers Employment program are invited to schedule an in-person meeting by contacting Brenda Brown, Director of Second Careers, at 650.403.4300 ext. 4385 or by email.

Employ an Older Worker

Our Second Careers Employment program relies on public agencies, organizations, and businesses who appreciate the skills older workers have to offer. If you have an open position to fill, would like to host an intern, or hire a participant on trial through our on-the-job experience program, please contact Brenda Brown, Director of Second Careers Employment Program, at 650.403.4300 ext.4385 or by email.

Mature Worker Job Coaching Program

In 2000, the ratio of older workers (55+) participating in the U.S. labor force was 13 percent; by 2050, this is projected to increase to 24 percent. Within Santa Clara County, there are more than 175,000 older workers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (2013), and this number will continue to grow. Peninsula Family Service and NOVA Job Center have joined forces to ensure that this significant population receives the necessary services to remain competitive within the Silicon Valley workforce.

-One-on-one job-search coaching
-Hiring perspectives directly from local employers
-PEER (Professional Experienced Employees Roundtable) groups
-Exchange ideas on career and job-search topics
-Discuss & set realistic job-search goals
-Establish new network connections
-Special workshops addressing mature worker topics
First Impressions & Presenting a Vibrant Image
Managing Income in Later Career Stages
Navigating the Multigenerational Workforce

-Resident of Santa Clara County
-Age 50+
-Legal right to work in US

To learn more, contact: Anne van Tonningen
Email: avantonningen@novaworks.org


Counseling for adults 55+
Short Term confidential counseling in English or Spanish for San Mateo County residents who are at least 55 years old, provided by a licensed therapist. Individual, Couple, or Family therapy available with a $15.00 co-pay per visit.

For more information please contact Raychelle at 650-403-4300, extension 4389.

Funded by Sutter Health, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

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