City of Daly City Department of Library and Recreation Services

May 1, 2020

Daly City Active Adults/Senior Services Update

There's much to celebrate this month with today being both May Day and Lei Day, Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, and Mother's Day on the horizon. We hope May finds you safe, healthy and optimistic about the future. Californians are " flattening the curve " and doing a remarkable job caring for one another!

We especially want to wish you a happy Older Americans Month ! Our nation has celebrated Older Americans Month each May since 1963. This year's theme is "Make Your Mark!" How are you making yours? Send us an email to let us know!
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If you are feeling anxious and isolated or are concerned about access to nutritious food, following are some helpful resources. And, you can always call our Daly City Active Adult/Senior Services hotline at 1 650 991-8012.

1 888 670-1360 
The Friendship Line at the Institute on Aging is the nation’s only 24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults. Trained staff and volunteers make and receive calls to and from individuals who are either in crisis or just in need of a friend. 

1 877 797-7299 
The “Well Connected” Program (formerly “Senior Center Without Walls”) is an award-winning program that offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online. Well Connected is a community made up of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other and who value being connected. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost to you.

San Mateo County Health is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to novel coronavirus and its potential impacts on the Bay Area.

Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Call the County call center at 2-1-1 between 7 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday. The call center is for non-medical questions about COVID-19. Translations for all languages are available on the phone. If you are sick, call your doctor directly.

1 650 780-7542
All those 60+ in San Mateo County can stay connected during this time of "sheltering in place." One of our experienced professional support team members will be able to connect you to a wide range of community resources including food services and a weekly wellbeing call with a Senior Peer Counselor.

Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

1 415 282-1900
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5 PM

Home delivered meals may be available to frail, homebound seniors 60 years and older in San Mateo County. Daly City residents can contact the following agencies for more information. 

Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels       
1 650 323-2022      

Daly City Partnership/Healthy Aging Response Team
Mom's Meals    
1 650 991-5558  

IRS: Tax Day Now July 15, 2020
1 888 227-7669

1 800 350-7025

Earn it! Keep It! Save It! DIY Online Tax Filing

Daly City Seniors VIRTUAL Health and Fitness Fair
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Please save the date for our ONLINE Senior Health & Fitness Fair on Friday, May 28. Watch our website and these emails for more information on how you can participate in the Fair and get live, pre-recorded and print information from your favorite local providers, vendors and entertainers. Special thanks to Republic Services and Duggan's Serra Mortuary for continuing to sponsor this important event!
Daly City Libraries - Celebrating 100 Years!

While our libraries are still closed due to the stay-at-home order, our librarians and staff are at work ensuring resources of all kinds remain available 24/7. Check out the following services!


Be Well Corner: Tips to Thrive Amidst the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place with Leslie K. (Peay) DuBridge , HWC, ACC, CTC, M.A .

Pleased With Your Wellness Score? 
How Did You Rank?
Last issue, we defined wellness as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (WHO) Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life.

Look back at your completed wellness wheel . What would help to make each section one number higher? Or what would you need to do to maintain a good rating? Choose one section and ask yourself, “What might this area look like one year from now if the shelter-in-place order was lifted and I had the resources I need to help me?" More on this in next week’s eNews Update!
Cognitive Fitness Exercise
Online Healthy Crossword Puzzle by Crossword Labs
G o4Life ® & Daly City are Partners!

Go4Life® is an exercise and physical activity campaign designed to help aging adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. In 2015, the City of Daly City became partners with the Go4Life ® program, which is offered through the National Institute on Aging under the National Institute of Health. Their support for our Active Adult/Senior fitness activities has been beneficial to many of our seniors and offers free materials, dvds and healthy tip sheets! Likewise, we’ve been able to support Go4Life® and their other partners around the country by sharing some of our event ideas like our Go4Life Monthly Walking Activities amd Go4Life Monthly Pre-Lunch Seated Fitness sessions. It has been a pleasure to host them and for us to move together!

Here are 6 Upper Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life® for you to do to help keep your upper body strong during the shelter-in-place. You can do them indoors or right outside of your home if you have a safe and level front or backyard! Click here for the 13-minute clip of evidence-based, upper body movement routines by Go4Life ® .
Nutrition & Culinary Arts

With Cinco de Mayo only days away, thoughts of delicious Mexican cuisine come to mind. Here's a healthy recipe that fits the bill!

Opal wants to know what you are up to in your kitchen. What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?
Arts and Crafts at Home

We bet you have some paper somewhere in the house. Even though we are staying safe at home, we can stretch our wings making these oragami butterflies! What other fun and creative projects are you working on? Let us know by emailing us your tips, photos or videos!
Friendly Calls
Many of you have been reaching out to each other with phone calls. Advisory Council members and volunteers from both the Doelger Senior Center and Lincoln Community Center, along with members of our Daly City Retired Employees Association (DCREA), are making "friendly calls" to seniors. Please let us know if you would enjoy a call!
Hit Parade Trivia

We are taking requests here at the ol' Doelger Senior Center jukebox. This tune is sent out to all by Advisory & Council member Carole Noonan. It was a huge hit by Bill Withers and was his only number one single on both the soul singles and the  Billboard  Hot 100 . Do you recognize " The Gambler " who introduces Bill? (Sadly we lost both men in March 2020. Gratefully, their music lives on!)

What's your favorite song? Please send Ann your requests!
Sunshine Corner

We wish all our May "emerald birthstone" birthday babies -- including the volunteers listed below -- a very happy and healthy birthday month. Did you know that the emerald birthstone is a symbol of hope and renewal? Interestingly enough, emerald is the only stone with a cut named after it. For many years, people believed that the May birthstone gave insight into future events and revealed truths. Emerald birthstones are also said to enhance brain power, memory, communication skills, and speech!

Monica Abello
Lily Ballesteros
Lynn Bowdish
Alice Breezi
Justin Castro
Jeannie Fung
Jack Lee
Teresa Lee
Marian Mann
Janice Ng
Carole Noonan
Milagros Pilapil
Gloria Soliz
Betty Suen
Elaine Tom
Terry Zito

Let's keep celebrating each other and our special days even as we "shelter at home." Please contact Ann with any birthdays, anniversaries, remembrances or get well wishes you would like to see honored in this newsletter in May and June!
From the Desk of Jennifer Der ,
S enior Recreation Supervisor

We've all learned that certain types of stress, especially chronic stress, are bad for our health. Stress and isolation combined can be very challenging. It's good to remember that there are wonderful tools we can turn to now and throughout our lives to feel our best.
Taking time to note everything I am grateful for is one of my favorite daily practices. What are you most grateful for? Feel free send me a list of things that bring you joy and we will share it next week's eNew Update.

Here are some other stress-busting tools to explore.

"Virtual Reality"

As we "shelter in place," technology is increasingly aiding our efforts to stay connected, informed and entertained. It also offers a window onto places in our world we look forward to visiting again in person. Following are some of our favorite "virtual realities!"
Virtual Visits
Lace up your "waffle stompers" and let's take a virtual trek through majestic Yosemite National Park !
Virtual Classroom
Connect with AnewVista to learn how to join a "zoom" meeting and attend online classes just for seniors.

Fun and Games
Are you insterested in learling how to shop safely online? Senior Planet can help!
Seniors matter! What's your opinion?

We are hard at work preparing for the Summer and Fall. We need your help planning for the future and will use these newsletters to solicit your ideas, opinions and feedback.

Here are the results of last week's survey.
Please take this week's anonymous, two-question survey today.
Thank you!
Did you miss a prior eNews Update? Find it here!

Daly City Active Adults/Senior Services
101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Room 16
Daly City, California 94015
650 991-8012