When Event
03/20/201903/27/2019 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Take Charge - Advance Care Planning Workshop

Little House Activity Center800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park

If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want? If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would? Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind to you and your loved ones. In this free advanced care planning workshop, you will learn the importance of planning ahead, how to complete your advance care planning directive and have the difficult conversation with your loved ones.

Bring a friend or family member to this two-part workshop on advance care planning.

Please RSVP here:  so we have the right amount of snacks! 

Free in Partnership with Mission Hospice







03/20/2019 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Money Management/Budgeting 101 Seminar - A Balancing Act

Redwood City Public Library1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City
Shawn Tydlaska, CFP, MBA
Ballast Point Financial Planning
Shawn is the founder of Ballast Point Financial Planning, an independent fee-only practice dedicated to helping young professionals and families set and achieve their financial goals.  He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business.

Presented by FPA of Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization.  Financial Planners will not endorse or recommend individual stocks or products. This workshop is offered as a public service to improve financial literacy, free of charge.  Sponsored in part by Friends of the Library.

Location: Community Room


More Information
Contact: Roz Kutler
Phone: 650-780-7058
03/21/2019 11:30 am12:15 pm

Sharing the Road

Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Have you seen the new bike lanes and improved crosswalks? More people are biking and walking in our community – share your thoughts and learn about making our roads safe for everyone!

Event Includes:

  • Discussion – tell us your thoughts about how to make the road safe for everyone.
  • Driving, biking, and walking safety.

Free to attend!

03/28/2019 6:30 pm8:00 pm

2019 Author Series: Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, An Ocean Between Them

Mission Hospice & Home Care1670 S Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo

Part of our FREE series of readings and discussions by leading writers about end of life, dying, and grief:

Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, An Ocean Between Them

Cheryl is a trained psychotherapist and host of the VoiceAmerica radio show Good Grief. Her novel follows Chloe and her mom Sal. After a 10-year estrangement, Chloe’s cancer leads them to try to repair what has been broken. This is a story for anyone navigating a family estrangement, particularly during illness, and at end of life.

Please reserve your seat online. Contact Susan at 650.532.2396 with questions.

03/30/2019 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Mother Lear: A We Players Original Production

Mission Hospice & Home Care1670 South Amphlett Blvd #300, San Mateo

This moving 2-person play follows an irascible scholar with dementia who communicates with her daughter using only the text of King Lear, as they struggle with aging, love and more. We’ll follow the play with a discussion about aging, dementia, caregiving and end of life.

Tickets $25  at

Questions? Contact Susan Barber 650.532.2396 or

04/01/201904/24/2019 10:00 am12:00 pm

A Matter of Balance

Sequoia Hospital – Health & Wellness Center749 Brewster Ave., Redwood City

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE (MOB) is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.


  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance


  • Anyone concerned about falls
  • Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • Anyone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

The classes are held twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, for 4 weeks for 2 hours each.
This class is FREE.  To register call:  650-367-5998

April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, & 24

04/27/201906/08/2019 9:00 am12:00 pm

Senior Peer Counselor Training in Spanish

Peninsula Family Service24 2nd Ave, San Mateo

Just by volunteering one hour a week…you can make a positive difference in the life of an older adult who is depressed, coping with life changes or suffering from the loss of a loved one.

The Senior Peer Counseling Program at Peninsula Family Service is offering FREE training for new volunteers. Our classes will teach you to be an active listener, recognize and respond to grief, depression and anxiety and work with diverse cultures.

Volunteer counselors receive FREE specialized training with the tools to provide confidential support. After completing training, counselors work one-on-one with participants to help them manage loneliness or social isolation, life changes, health concerns, depression, and loss of family and friends.

If you are 55 years or older, and have an interest in helping older adults in your community give Senior Peer Counseling a call at 650-403-4300 Ext. 4322 or 4389. Older adults deserve to live the best life possible.

April 27th – June 8th, every Wednesday from 6-9 PM and Saturday 9 AM-Noon.

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