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 during this time of “sheltering in place”. Available to those ages 60+ in San Mateo County. Get information about community resources including food services and weekly well being calls with a 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

Registration for the limited-membership program will be on an annual basis and may be done on-line or by mail.

As a participant you will be issued a pre-loaded 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

Note: Membership is at capacity for Daly City residents.  Applicants who live in Daly City will be placed on a Wait List.

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

Funding is provided by the County of San Mateo.

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 LGBTQ+ community.

Click the button below to learn more about Senior 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.

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

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Help@ Hand

PFS partnered with the state of California and San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to help older adults ages 55+ with wellness resources. The state- wide initiative features the launch of an app that will support adults with stress relief programs, meditation, exercise routines for all abilities, pain management, and much more. The app will be designed to educate older adults on how to find wellness support and increase their ability to chat with peers and connect to wellness resources.

Use HeadSpace, free if you live or work or go to school in San Mateo County. Use your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Work at your own pace, available 24/7. Get started now: www.headspace.com/san-mateo-county

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.

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

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