City of Daly City Department of Library and Recreation Services

April 24, 2020

Daly City Active Adults/Senior Services Update

Welcome to the latest Daly City Seniors eNews Update which we will publish each Friday. You are receiving this update because you have participated in Daly City Recreation programs and provided us with your email address. (If you don't wish to continue to receive these updates, please scroll to the bottom of this email to unsubscribe.)

Over the coming we weeks we will be reaching out with news and resources from Senior Services' instructors, volunteers, participants and staff. We hope you enjoy the updates and to hear from you with your ideas and feedback. We also hope you can share these updates with friends, family and caregivers of local seniors, especially those in your circle who don't have email.

While our centers, parks and libraries are closed, good work continues. We miss you! We are working hard to ensure that we stay connected during the "shelter in place" and that you can return to your favorite Daly City spots as soon as it is safe for everyone.
Click here to watch a Facebook message from
your Daly City Recreation staff!
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

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
Those of you who frequent Westlake Park will see that the Pacelli Event Center and Doelger Senior Center are in the process of being painted. Priming has been started and will be completed when it's safe for the painters to return.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 19-25, 2020
Even though we cannot gather together to honor our wonderful Doelger Senior Center, Lincoln Community Center and War Memorial Community Center volunteers this month, we couldn't succeed without their expertise, efforts and energy! We miss you and look forward to working together again soon!
Daly City Seniors VIRTUAL Health and Fitness Fair
Friday, 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 next month 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!
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), will be making "friendly calls" to seniors. Please let us know if you would enjoy a call!
Daly City Library News

While our libraries remain closed due to COVID-19, our librarians and staff are at work ensuring resources of all kinds are available 24/7 to residents. Check out the following services!


Health & Fitness with Leslie K. DuBridge

What's Your Wellness Score?
Fresh from completing her SCW Active Aging Nutrition Coach and Active Aging Fitness Instructor/Coach certifications this past Saturday, Leslie encourages us to consider our overall health by establishing our "wellness score?" Click here to use the "Wheel of Life" tool to determine yours.
Cognitive Fitness Exercise
Online Healthy Crossword Puzzle by Crossword Labs
Nutrition & Culinary Arts

During stressful times, it's especially important to be able to prepare meals that are at once easy, nutritious and comforting. The following recipe, offered by our own Opal Fuller, fits the bill perfectly. It was one of her parents' favorites dishes, especially at the end of the week.

Opal wants to know what you think! What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?
Arts and Crafts at Home

What can you do with supplies found around the house? Take a look at what Doelger Senior Center's Gloria Soliz and Carole Noonan created from left over wallpaper and house paint! What fun and creative projects are you working on? Let us know by emailing us your tips, photos or videos!
Hit Parade Trivia

Elvis had the #1 song 60 years ago. Can you guess the song?
Sunshine Corner

We wish all our April "diamond birthstone" birthday babies a very happy and healthy birthday month. Did you know that the word diamond is derived form the Greek "adamas," which means unconquerable or indestructible. Like diamonds, people born in April are known for their strength and have that special sparkle and shine!

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!
"Virtual Reality"

Technology is integral to our lives and has been for many years. As we "shelter in place," it 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 Daly City Seniors' favorite "virtual realities!"
Virtual Visits
Leslie DuBridge recommends a Spring Walk at Filoli !
Virtual Classroom
Learn how to join a "zoom" meeting and attend online classes just for seniors. There are AnewVista classes next week on cyber security to help you stay safe online.

Fun and Games
Video games aren't just for kids! Explore these and other fun options at Senior Planet .

Seniors matter! What's your opinion?

We are busy preparing for the Summer, even though we're not certain what our "new normal" will be like at Daly City community centers, parks, playgrounds and libraries. We need your help planning for the future and will use these newsletters to solicit your ideas, opinions and feedback.

Please take our quick, anonymous, two-question survey today. Thank you!
Daly City Active Adults/Senior Services
101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Room 16
Daly City, California 94015
650 991-8012