Sequoia Healthcare District Awards Grants to Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
Funding Will Improve Health of Community Seniors
June 28, 2017 – Menlo Park, CA At a luncheon presentation for awardees on June 22, 2017, at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Sequoia Healthcare District renewed its commitment to the health and welfare of residents of the District by giving 36 Caring Community Grants totaling $2,063,500, including two programs of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.(PVI)—Meals on Wheels and Rosener House Adult Day Services.
Meals on Wheels was awarded $100,000 to assist District residents who are not able to cook and shop for themselves by delivering a hot, nutritious meal every day. Currently, PVI Meals on Wheels delivers over 3,000 meals weekly to San Mateo County residents. The Meals on Wheels delivery team are trained to do wellness checks on participants while delivering meals, a vital component of the program.
Rosener House Adult Day Services was awarded $75,000 to help families in the District access the day program which promotes health, independence, and dignity for seniors and older adults with limitations and chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, post-stroke, and Parkinson’s disease, preventing hospitalizations and premature institutionalization. Family caregivers are provided a much-needed respite from their constant responsibilities plus support services. All PVI programs are designed to help residents age in place.
The Sequoia Healthcare District is committed to returning to the community 100% of property tax revenue in health-related programs and services. Its mission is to improve the health of District residents by enhancing access to care and promoting wellness. In total, District grants and programs directly benefit at least 50,000 residents per year or about one out of every 4.5 residents. The District is mindful of the health needs of all residents focusing primarily on vulnerable populations with special attention directed to dental, and mental health, the elderly, and the young child.
About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
For 70 years, PVI has created and provided high-quality and nurturing programs for the aging residents of the Peninsula. PVI provides programs, support, and guidance for seniors in the community to allow them to pursue long and useful lives. As life expectancy lengthens, communities need to embrace both opportunities and challenges to help aging adults maintain their dignity, independence, and sense of usefulness. PVI provides innovative services including senior affordable housing, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center.