Peninsula Family Service Recruiting Volunteer Counselors for Spring Training; Classes Set & Published

South San Francisco, CA    April 11, 2016        Submitted by Ofelia Albrecht

The Senior Peer Counseling program is offered by Peninsula Family Service in San Mateo County to adults age 55 and older. Volunteer counselors are trained older adults who share similar experience, values, wisdom and culture. Graduates have reported that they have learned a lot for themselves that they are able to relate not only to clients, but to their families and friends as well.

Training starts May 3, 2016 through June 8, 2016 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the offices of Peninsula Family Service at 24 Second Avenue, San Mateo. Topics include: Aging in America, Effective Communication, Mental Health Challenges, Working with Diverse Cultures, Understanding Loss , Ways to Work with Clients, among other related issues. Counseling is offered in English, Filipino , Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and LGBTQ community.

For additional information: Call Ofie Carpio Albrecht at Peninsula Family Service – 650.403.4300 ext 4363 or email:

Below is the schedule of training sessions and we encourage you to join us in our peer counseling, it is a gift to others and yourself as well!

(SPRING 2016) CLASS SCHEDULE (final)-8-page-001



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