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

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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Peninsula Family Service delivers technology support and knowledge to older adults in San Mateo County, to overcome isolation that has greatly increased during COVID-19. The Help@Hand program has two different workshops that teach popular technology topics.

Get-Appy Technology Workshops consist of six consecutive workshops held once a week for 1.5 hours. This includes 30 minutes of miscellaneous tech support for participants as well as a one-hour workshop focused on a topic.

Workshop Topics:
Better web browsing
All about applications
Zoom basics
Protecting against identity theft
Avoiding phishing scams
Basic email set up

Get-Appy Workshops are held once a month and consist of 1-hour topics that participants have chosen.

Workshop topics vary and may include:
Social media
Music applications
YouTube
Google maps

The Help@Hand program also offers individual technology support sessions by appointment. Appointments are offered when individuals need help with a specific issue of question that is not necessarily of interest for the rest of the group.

As of January 2023 we are now in collaboration with 16 different sites and have helped a total of 338 Older Adults throughout San Mateo County.

CURRENT WORKSHOPS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Millbrae Recreation Center
477 Lincoln Cir, Millbrae, CA 94030
Held on the First Thursday of the month from 9:30-11am

Burlingame Recreation Center (Tech Sessions)
850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
Held every Tuesday for 6 weeks beginning February 7th, from 10-11:30am

San Mateo YMCA
1877 S Grant St, San Mateo, CA 94402
Held on the second Thursday of the month from 1-2pm

Daly City Senior Services
101 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
Held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1-2pm

 

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

 

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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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.