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Senior Peer Counselor Training

Senior Peer Counselor Training Spring 2021 training dates: March – April (online only) If you are age 55+, you can change the lives of older adults in our community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 30 –  April 28 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm   Specially-trained volunteer counselors provide weekly visits to adults age 55+ to help manage transitions and life changes such as health concerns, mobility issues, caregiver needs, and grief. Special care is taken…

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Senior Peer Counselor Training

Senior Peer Counselor Training Spring 2021 training dates: March – April (online only) If you are age 55+, you can change the lives of older adults in our community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 30 –  April 28 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm   Specially-trained volunteer counselors provide weekly visits to adults age 55+ to help manage transitions and life changes such as health concerns, mobility issues, caregiver needs, and grief. Special care is taken…

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Senior Peer Counselor Training

Senior Peer Counselor Training Spring 2021 training dates: March – April (online only) If you are age 55+, you can change the lives of older adults in our community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 30 –  April 28 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm   Specially-trained volunteer counselors provide weekly visits to adults age 55+ to help manage transitions and life changes such as health concerns, mobility issues, caregiver needs, and grief. Special care is taken…

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Senior Peer Counselor Training

Senior Peer Counselor Training Spring 2021 training dates: March – April (online only) If you are age 55+, you can change the lives of older adults in our community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 30 –  April 28 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm   Specially-trained volunteer counselors provide weekly visits to adults age 55+ to help manage transitions and life changes such as health concerns, mobility issues, caregiver needs, and grief. Special care is taken…

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Senior Peer Counselor Training

Senior Peer Counselor Training Spring 2021 training dates: March – April (online only) If you are age 55+, you can change the lives of older adults in our community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 30 –  April 28 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm   Specially-trained volunteer counselors provide weekly visits to adults age 55+ to help manage transitions and life changes such as health concerns, mobility issues, caregiver needs, and grief. Special care is taken…

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2021 Week of the Young Child

This week is the 50th anniversary of “The Week of the Young Child”, first celebrated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). During April 10-16, 2021, we celebrate children, families, and teachers. Most importantly, we celebrate our collective work to ensure that all young children, no matter their zip code, thrive and learn in a healthy and caring environment, helping each child reach their full potential. This year, the San Mateo…

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Volunteer Strong: COVID-19

Individuals and group volunteers overcame COVID-19 challenges to continue support for PFS participants with a variety of caring projects. The response of volunteers to the increased level of food insecurity experienced by our neighbors continues to be outstanding. From March to December 2020, donations of meal and pantry boxes poured in with an impressive amount of more than 16,145 meal boxes. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food distribution from Second…

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Financial Empowerment Workshop

Financial Empowerment Workshop We offer no-cost Financial Workshops at our offices in San Mateo. Each three-hour workshop covers topics such as budgeting, spending habits, ways to build credit, and benefits of using credit. To register for a workshop in San Mateo, please contact Financial Empowerment Coordinator, at 650.403.4300 ext 4105 https://www.peninsulafamilyservice.org/our-programs/financial-empowerment/ Financial Coaching Workshop overview and introduction to our services and programs, low interest loans, lending circles, prepaid debit cards, auto loans.

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POSTPONED: Senior Peer Counselor Training

To become a Senior Peer Counselor, volunteers participate in two, three and a half-hour training sessions each week for a total of five weeks. During the sessions, volunteers learn the skills they need to be active listeners, recognize and respond to grief, depression, and anxiety, and work with diverse cultures. Volunteers who speak Mandarin, Tagalog, or Spanish, or who identify as LGBTQ+, are encouraged to apply! Prospective volunteer counselors should: Be age 55+ Live in…

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POSTPONED: Senior Peer Counselor Training

To become a Senior Peer Counselor, volunteers participate in two, three and a half-hour training sessions each week for a total of five weeks. During the sessions, volunteers learn the skills they need to be active listeners, recognize and respond to grief, depression, and anxiety, and work with diverse cultures. Volunteers who speak Mandarin, Tagalog, or Spanish, or who identify as LGBTQ+, are encouraged to apply! Prospective volunteer counselors should: Be age 55+ Live in…

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