Community - January 19, 2011

Help for seniors discharged from hospital

Peninsula Volunteers Inc. is one of five local agencies receiving a grant to provide services to seniors just discharged from Sequoia Hospital. The hospital has distributed $100,000 in grants to agencies carrying out the Sequoia Hospital Homecoming Project.

The program, which began last March and has served more than 50 seniors so far, is designed to bridge the gap between a patient's discharge from the hospital and recovery, allowing recuperation at home.

Besides Peninsula Volunteers, the agencies receiving grants are Peninsula Family Service, Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Samaritan House, and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Services provided include assistance with housing needs, home-delivered meals, help with home repair, weekly groceries, and transportation referral.


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