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Peninsula Family Service “La Esperanza Vive” needs volunteers

The group “La Esperanza Vive” of the Peninsula Family Service Agency in Redwood City is looking for volunteers who speak Spanish to provide company to grandparents who due to life circumstances have been left alone. Rosa Aurora, a participant in the group, is 24 years old in the US and assures that the program has helped her. “It has helped me a lot because loneliness sometimes attacks very badly,” said Rosa. Volunteers help these people…

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Annual Report 2021: Auxiliaries

DEDICATED SUPPORT from our AUXILIARIES  In FY 2020-21 our Auxiliaries demonstrated their dedication in many ways including remote fundraising events and service projects to support Peninsula Family Service (PFS) participants. The Foothill Auxiliary hosted the first virtual fundraising event of the fall of 2020, dazzling guests with floral arrangement demonstrations at their annual Holidays on a High Note. The Hillsborough Auxiliary (HAPFS) followed with their virtual Thanks for Giving, where they honored PFS Honorary Life…

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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 Counseling Training

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 to connect participants with someone who shares similar life-experiences and perspectives, with programs offered…

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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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Training: Senior Peer Counseling

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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Training: Senior Peer Counseling

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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Training: Senior Peer Counseling

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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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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