City of Daly City Department of Library and Recreation Services

May 12, 2020

Join The Daly City Discussion!

Dear Neighbor,
In our rapidly evolving environment, we are reaching out to let you know Daly City is here for you. We will get through these unprecedented times together!

We are working hard to ensure the City continues to be prepared for any medical or catastrophic emergency including effective deployment of our Police, Paramedic, Fire and 911 services.

The City seeks to restore our level of police officers, maintain firefighters and paramedics, as well as to ensure the City is prepared for state of emergency in these challenging times. In these extraordinary times, these needs are as urgent as ever before.

That is why we are launching  The Daly City Discussion . More than ever, it is so important that we hear from you—the residents we serve.  Please take a moment to Join the Discussion and complete a survey online at .

It is critical for you to stay informed during this rapidly evolving situation. Make sure to sign-up to receive our news updates  on our website here

We continually update our social media, so follow us on:

We are wishing everyone in our community health and wellness. City Hall is still available via phone at (650) 991-8000 or on our website at  for any questions or concerns you may have during this time.

Shawnna Maltbie                       
City Manager                                  
Patrick Hensley
Police Chief
Daly City Seniors VIRTUAL Health and Fitness Fair
May 28, 2020 10 AM - 11 AM
Please save the date for our ONLINE Senior Health, Fitness & Information Fair on Thursday, 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, Duggan's Serra Mortuary and The Daily Journa l for sponsoring this exciting and important event!
Daly City Libraries - Celebrating 100 Years!

While our libraries remained 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 .

In our last eNews update, I shared information on our ongoing partnership with Go4Life ®. One of the ways that I’ve tried to remember the benefits of Go4Life is through Haiku! Here are a couple of my creative moments!

Movement, everyday
Healthy eating come what may.
Strength soars, thriving flows.       
-- Leslie K. DuBridge – 4/29/2020

Go4Life 4ever

G - Grip
O – optimism

4 - ever

L - lean
I – intentionally into
F – Fitness and
E – eating healthy

-- Leslie K. DuBridge – 9/29/2017

Can you do a Haiku Poem? Try your hand at it….for a little cognitive fun! Happy writing! Pull out a piece of paper and a pencil or pen. Review the guidelines below. Ready, set… Let’s write!
Cognitive Fitness Exercise
Online Crossword Puzzle by Crossword Labs
Today's topic is travel!
Meet Senior Advocates Attorney
Jay White

Jay White is a Seniors Advocate attorney who came to Legal Aid after a career as an airline 747 captain and attorney. He began volunteering at Legal Aid helping seniors address their many legal issues. He has helped with issues such as homeowner scams, credit card debt collections abuses, elder financial abuse, insurance coverage, and wage garnishments, to name just a few. Jay was recognized for his volunteerism and dedication by the Legal Aid Association of California and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County in 2006.

Part of Jay's work at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County is to make sure you are aware of scams out there, so you can protect yourself and help spread the word. Click here to learn more about the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and its Senior Advocates Program .
Arts and Crafts at Home

Following up on last week's origami butterflies, our own expert Shirley Ting , recommends these beautiful origami flowers  that are easy to make and have the added benefit of not wilting. They can be perfect gifts or used as festive decorations. The six-petal flower in this lesson is made with three rectangular units tied together with a piece of wire or pipe cleaner. It is informally known as the ”Pipe-cleaner Flower” and can be completed in the blink of an eye.

We'd love to see how these flowers work out for you! 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

Requests keep rolling into the Doelger Senior Center jukebox. This week, our wonderful volunteer Miriam Escajadillo writes, "Boy this is hard to pick one favorite song! I have many favorites from the 60's and beyond. Some of the artists I love are: Whitney Huston, Lionel Richie, Bee Gees, Isley Brothers, Righteous Brothers, Celine Dion, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, The Carpenters, Santana, Etta James, Buddy Holly, and the Rolling Stones.

My favorite songs include: How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, Hello, With or Without You, Don't Make Me Over, Don't Stop Believing, Hungry Eyes, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, My Heart Will Go On, Crying, Since I Don't Have You, Unchained Melody, At Last, Only The Lonely, Anyone Who Had a Heart, I Can't Get No Satisfaction and many more!  

We will let the great Ed Sullivan tell you which of Marian's favorites she sends out this week to all of you with big hugs. Hint: it was the first number 1 hit in the U.S. for a huge British invasion band.

What's on your playlist? Please send Ann your requests!
Sunshine Corner

With a little help from their teacher, Susan McMahon Dyogi, Fernando Rivera School students recently wrote letters to members of their community. They shared jokes, riddles, and kind sentiments during this difficult time. One message is repeated in all the letters, the message of their love to the seniors in their community. 

Thank you Susan and students for taking the time and special effort during your days of distance learning to reach out to others. We are so grateful to you all!
It's with sadness that we share the news from our friends at the Daly City Retired Employees Association of Richard Verducci's passing on April 19, 2020.

Richard proudly served the community as Captain of the Daly City Fire Department for 30 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Pat Verducci, his two children Lisa and Paul, their spouses Tim and Deborah, his two grandchildren Krista and Melissa, their spouses Omar and Mario and his three great grandchildren Josiah, Dace and Chloe. He was a devoted family man and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
Please join us in celebrating each other and our special days even as we continue to "shelter at home." 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

Sometimes it's nice to take a break from reality. Take a trip somewhere, anywhere.  Use guided imagery for relaxation or visualization as a way to travel. Consider the question, "If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, free of charge (and with no signs of this pandemic), where would you go?
Guided imagery is widely used as an effective stress management technique and has remained popular for several reasons. It can quickly calm your body and simultaneously relax your mind. It's pleasant to practice, and not overly difficult or intimidating to learn.
"Virtual Reality"

How are you doing at home? Many of us are having a difficult time feeling a bit isolated and struggling with a touch of cabin fever. Along with the guided imagery Jen recommends, let's take a virtual vacation together to Keukenhof Holland!
Virtual Visit
Let's tiptoe through the tulips with a virtual tour of the Netherland's most spectacular tulip garden .
Virtual Classroom
Connect with AnewVista to learn how to join a "zoom" meeting and attend online classes just for seniors.

Have a technology question? Call the National Senior Planet Hotline at 1 920-666-1959. Open from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT, Monday – Friday.
Seniors matter! What's your opinion?

We value your perspective and 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.
If you haven't had a chance yet, please take a moment to
" Join the Discussion " with City Manager Shawnna Maltbie
by completing a survey online.
Thank you!
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. 

Great Plates Delivered SMC matches participating restaurants with qualified residents, including those who are 60 and older, and adults 60-64 who are at high-risk from COVID-19, to deliver three nutritious daily meals. Delivery is arranged by the food provider and requires that delivery workers are pre-vetted by background checks and other screening, likely tapping into existing delivery infrastructure. Eligible residents include those who are COVID-19 positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, and individuals with an underlying condition. In addition, they must live alone or with one other eligible adult, may not currently be receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, and earn less than 600% of the federal poverty limit. Great Plates Delivered SMC is open for enrollment now. Residents are encouraged to call (800) 675-8437, and speak to multi-lingual county staff to apply for meal delivery services.
1 800 675-8437

Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels       
1 650 323-2022      

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

1 800 350-7025

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

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

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