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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meals on Wheels Receives Sequoia Hospital Grant

For the third year in a row, Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels has received a $25,000 grant to participate in the Sequoia Hospital Homecoming Project (SHHP). The SHHP is a 5 agency collaborative that works toward supporting adults who have been recently discharged from the hospital to prevent their re-admission. Meals on Wheels, obviously, supplies the nutritional component and the daily safety check.

Last week the Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) region, from San Francisco down the Peninsula, awarded grants to a number of worthy agencies, all cooperating to improve community health.

Bart Charlow, PV Executive Director, Marie Violet, Director of Health & Wellness Center at Sequoia Hospital, and Marianne Mannia, former Rosener House Director and ubiquitous community volunteer.

The fun part for Peninsula Volunteers was that we got to spend some time with Marianne Mannia, who had been Director of our Rosener House program many years ago. She continues to volunteer for community health. And as you can see in the picture, she is the picture of health herself! What an advertisement for longevity through having a true purpose in life.

Our thanks to Sequoia Hospital and Dignity Health for supporting our program. 

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