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Training: Senior Peer Counselor

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 6 –  November 17 morning sessions: 9am – 12:30pm To register, please contact Geri Lustenberg via e-mail or call (650) 403.43.00 Ext. 4389 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…

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EVENT: Expressing Yourself: Keeping Yourself Safe

We are offering a free program “Expressing Yourself: Keeping Yourself Safe” on September 15 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. SPEAKER: Dr. Patrick Arbore is a nationally known expert on overcoming social isolation, suicide prevention, and grief services. He is the Director and Founder of Elderly Suicide Prevention & Grief Related Services at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco. PARTNERS: San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services/Office of Diversity and Equity and the San Mateo…

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Queer Quaffs: A Virtual Show & Tell

What’s a quaff? It’s a drink that one consumes heartily or copiously. We’re visiting community members at the cocktail hour to see what people are imbibing late in the afternoon. Please register in advance for the link and additional information at ebloomfield@peninsulafamilyservice.org .

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Appy Hour

Facilitator Arlene Aquino will lead us in a discussion about new or new to us technology that can keep us all connected. We will also discuss how to keep ourselves safe online as we install and use new apps. RSVP to Arlene, preferably by June 19, to receive call-in or log-in instructions: aaquino@peninsulafamilyservice.org or 650-403-4300 x4327

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 Focus 2020: A Vision for our Community’s Future

Focus 2020: A Vision for our Community’s Future will be a virtual group conversation with a purpose about the future of the LGBTQ+ community in San Mateo County. From 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, the event is free and open to all who are 50+. Participants will be entered into a chance drawing. Please register at ebloomfield@peninsulafamilyservice.org for the link and additional information.

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 Intimacy & Healthy Sexuality, a virtual workshop for adult woman 40+

Intimacy & Healthy Sexuality, a virtual workshop for adult woman 40+ facilitated by Ruth Schwartz, Ph.D.,co-founder of Conscious Girlfriend Academy (2013.) A writer, healer, therapist, and teacher, Ruth is also certified in the Somatica  Method, an experiential somatic sex & intimacy coaching modality, and has extensive training in energy medicine, shamanism, hypnotherapy and trauma healing. Contact ebloomfield@peninsulafamilyservice.org for more information.

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Wellness Checks and Support for our Aging Neighbors

Our Older Adult Services Senior Peer Counselors are working hard during shelter-in-place. Instead of weekly face-to-face visits, volunteers are on the phone and using technology to provide wellness checks with adults age 55+, either in a one-to-one setting or in virtual groups. It is more important than ever to reach out to our neighbors who feel isolated and need additional services. There has been a surge of need for wellness checks among older adults, according…

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Documentary: Gen Silent

For HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day – We are viewing the documentary, “Gen Silent.” This film examines the concerns of LGBTQ older adults, Hosting the event is the Fenway Health’s LGBT Aging Project. One of the main film participants will be available after the screening for Q & A.The film is at 5 PM and the cost is free. Please register at ebloomfield@peninsulafamilyservice.org for the link and additional information.

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Redwood City Census Help 10am-12pm

We are your trusted Census 2020 source. Come to our site and meet with a PFS staff member who have been trained to answer questions about the Census. We will help you complete the form at our site. The Census determines allocations of federal funds for programs such as Head Start, Medicare/Medicaid, and the NCOA employment program, which in turn impacts our funding, as well as the total number of California seats in the U.S.…

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Redwood City Census Help 10am-12pm

We are your trusted Census 2020 source. Come to our site and meet with a PFS staff member who have been trained to answer questions about the Census. We will help you complete the form at our site. The Census determines allocations of federal funds for programs such as Head Start, Medicare/Medicaid, and the NCOA employment program, which in turn impacts our funding, as well as the total number of California seats in the U.S.…

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