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Achieving Community Health Together

Summer 2017

Health District News

1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

SAN BRUNO MILLBRAE BURLINGAME HILLSBOROUGH SAN MATEO FOSTER CITY

telephone (650) 697-6900

Let Your Voice

B E HE ARD Do you have 1 minute a month to give us your input? Every survey is anonymous and we’ll use your feedback to address our community health priorities. Sign up today. Please visit:

flashvote.com/phcd

email info@peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

PHCD Is Your Partner For Life. We are with you every age and stage on your journey of health and well-being. Here are a few updates about on-going PHCD projects that are addressing the health needs of teens and seniors.

Peninsula Wellness Community A key aspect of well-being is a community that attracts a diversity of ages to ensure that seniors are integrated into the mainstream of life. The Peninsula Wellness Community is designed for seniors to age in place and stay connected to each other, to the broader community, and to care providers. The selection of a development partner is underway. The Draft Environmental Impact Report is on schedule to be available for public review and comment in mid-November. Find recent board reports at: peninsulahealthcare district.org/peninsula-wellness-community/ project-updates/

Board Of Directors

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visit www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

Teen Mental Health Project Did you know that 1 in 5 adolescents is living with a mental health condition? Teenagers face an enormous amount of stress in their lives. PHCD and the San Mateo Union High School District have embarked on a groundbreaking 3 year pilot program. Read about the first year at www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

Construction of the District’s 124-unit assisted living and memory care facility is on schedule to open in early 2018. To learn more, visit the Sales Office at 1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, call 1-877-521-7779, or visit thetrousdale.org

Lawrence W. Cappel, Ph.D. Chairman

Helen C. Galligan, R.N. Secretary

Frank Pagliaro, Esq. Director

Rick Navarro, M.D. V ice Chair

Dennis Zell, Esq. Treasurer

Cheryl A. Fama, M.P.A, B.S.N., CEO

..................... Stanford Medical School’s Well for Life program Page 2

..................... The Best Things in Life Are Free: Summer Wellness Classes at PHCD Page 2 .....................

Learn How to Find a Little Peace of Mind Page 3 ..................... Peninsula Wellness Community Page 4

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Back then folks were singing about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Fast forward to 2017 and there is another anniversary this year. For 70 years, Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) has served residents and addressed the evolving health needs of our community. It’s PHCD’s 70th anniversary and we are celebrating the dawning of the new age of well-being.

What is Well-Being? It’s essentially a paradigm shift in how we think about our health. Today, we recognize health is more than just the absence of disease. Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in a more holistic approach to disease prevention and health promotion. What is well-being and how does it differ from wellness? Wellness often focuses on physical health, but well-being hones in on the whole life experience. While well-being includes physical health, it also encompasses emotional, social, psychological, intellectual, community,

spiritual, financial, environmental and occupational aspects of living.

Why Is Well-Being Important? Well-being is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. The CDC notes that high levels of well-being can lead to a speedier recovery and increased longevity. Now that you know the vital role well-being plays in our lives, are you ready to find concrete ways to improve your own well-being and let the sunshine in?


You Are Invited To Join The Team at Stanford and PHCD! PHCD has engaged with Stanford University Medical School’s WELL for Life research team to better understand well-being, how it affects individuals and communities, and how we can improve long-term outcomes for everyone. Stanford’s first phase of research has identified five of the most commonly mentioned contributors to well-being irrespective of age, gender, race, or other social factors:

Lifestyle behaviors

Stress and resilience

Social connectedness

Emotional health

Physical health

Stanford’s initial findings emphasize there is no “one size fits all” definition for well-being. Factors such as age or gender influence how we see our own well-being. For a young adult, well-being might revolve around finances, career, or athleticism. But for an older adult, social connectedness and resilience to stress may become more important for overall well-being. We invite you to join Stanford’s team of 10,000 scientists! We are recruiting PHCD residents to be a part of Stanford’s study by completing a series of surveys. Each completed survey will unlock customized personal feedback and techniques on to how improve your well-being. Everyone wants a life full of health, joy and meaning. Exercise and nutrition are important, but there are many other facets of our lives that impact our well-being for life. Join the team now at www.wellforlife.stanford.edu to take part in learning what well-being means to you and our community.

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Learn How to Find a Little

How Does Our County Measure Up? There is room for improvement. The 2013 San Mateo County Needs Assessment found an increasing number of adults having difficulty around life satisfaction:

46% reported difficulty feeling satisfied with one’s life

Connect: Spend time with family, friends, colleagues

34% reported difficulty with family relationships

and neighbors.

27% reported difficulty feeling close to others

Be Active: Walk, cycle, try yoga. Find an activity you

29% reported difficulty with fear, anxiety, or panic

Learn: Cook, learn an instrument or a new language:

enjoy and make it part of your life. acquiring new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.

25% reported difficulty with isolation or feelings

of loneliness

Give Back: Lend a hand to a stranger or volunteer at the food bank: whether large or small, acts of kindness go a long way to improve your well-being.

Be Mindful: Being more aware of the present moment can positively change the way you feel about life.

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Summer Wellness Classes at PHCD Classes are free to all residents of Burlingame, San Bruno, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Millbrae and Foster City. Pre-Registration is required at peninsulahealthcaredistrict. org/summer-wellness-classes or call 650-697-6900. All classes will be held in the PHCD Conference Room 1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame 94010

We Are Listening

Thanks to your input from FlashVote, we designed these summer wellness classes based on your feedback. Sign up to give your input on our surveys at flashvote.com/phcd

Introduction to Mindfulness We can’t always change our circumstances, but we can change our relationship to them. By focusing on the present moment, we can re-wire our brains and enable ourselves to live with high function, low stress, focused minds, and open hearts. In this workshop we will discuss current research and utilize practical, accessible skills to develop mindfulness in everyday life. Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia, Health Coach and MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction Instructor Class 1 Tuesday, August 8 12-1 pm Lunch will be served

I Beg To Differ: Navigating Difficult Conversations Do you find yourself reacting, internalizing, lashing out, or avoiding difficult conversations in life? This workshop is designed to help you better understand yourself so you can speak more effectively with others. Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia, Health Coach and MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction Instructor Class 2 Tuesday, August 8 5–6 pm With light refreshments

Meditation 101 Are you curious about meditation but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve tried it a couple of times but gave up because it “just wasn’t working”? There are many different types of meditation. Join us for this informative class to find out which one is right for you.

”Waist” Management and Well-Being Managing your waistline can be a full-time job. This class will tackle how to reduce that hard to reach area we affectionately call the muffin top! Learn how to calculate your BMI and Waist/HIP ratio, types of fats, location of fat, and influences on body shape.

Instructor: Stephanie Kriebel, Health Educator, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Instructor: Naina Ahuja, Interventionist, Wellness Living Laboratory, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Class 3 Thursday, August 17 5–6:30 pm With light refreshments Class 4 Friday, August 18 10–11:30 am With light refreshments

Class 5 Tuesday, August 22 10–11:30 am With light refreshments

Stress Management through Meditation Stress affects mental, physical and emotional health. Make stress manageable through meditation. Learn about stress-causing triggers and specific tools to help you move through it. Instructor: Stephanie Kriebel, Health Educator, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Class 6 Thursday, August 31 12–1:30 pm Lunch will be served Class 7 Thursday, August 31 5–6:30 pm With light refreshments

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Achieving Community Health Together

Summer 2017

Health District News

1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

SAN BRUNO MILLBRAE BURLINGAME HILLSBOROUGH SAN MATEO FOSTER CITY

telephone (650) 697-6900

Let Your Voice

B E HE ARD Do you have 1 minute a month to give us your input? Every survey is anonymous and we’ll use your feedback to address our community health priorities. Sign up today. Please visit:

flashvote.com/phcd

email info@peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

PHCD Is Your Partner For Life. We are with you every age and stage on your journey of health and well-being. Here are a few updates about on-going PHCD projects that are addressing the health needs of teens and seniors.

Peninsula Wellness Community A key aspect of well-being is a community that attracts a diversity of ages to ensure that seniors are integrated into the mainstream of life. The Peninsula Wellness Community is designed for seniors to age in place and stay connected to each other, to the broader community, and to care providers. The selection of a development partner is underway. The Draft Environmental Impact Report is on schedule to be available for public review and comment in mid-November. Find recent board reports at: peninsulahealthcare district.org/peninsula-wellness-community/ project-updates/

Board Of Directors

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Staff

visit www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

Teen Mental Health Project Did you know that 1 in 5 adolescents is living with a mental health condition? Teenagers face an enormous amount of stress in their lives. PHCD and the San Mateo Union High School District have embarked on a groundbreaking 3 year pilot program. Read about the first year at www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

Construction of the District’s 124-unit assisted living and memory care facility is on schedule to open in early 2018. To learn more, visit the Sales Office at 1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, call 1-877-521-7779, or visit thetrousdale.org

Lawrence W. Cappel, Ph.D. Chairman

Helen C. Galligan, R.N. Secretary

Rick Navarro, M.D. V ice Chair

Dennis Zell, Esq. Treasurer

Cheryl A. Fama, M.P.A, B.S.N., cEO

CEO

..................... Stanford Medical School’s Well for Life program Page 2

..................... The Best Things in Life Are Free: Summer Wellness Classes at PHCD Page 2 .....................

Learn How to Find a Little Peace of Mind Page 3 ..................... Peninsula Wellness Community Page 4

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Back then folks were singing about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Fast forward to 2017 and there is another anniversary this year. For 70 years, Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) has served residents and addressed the evolving health needs of our community. It’s PHCD’s 70th anniversary and we are celebrating the dawning of the new age of well-being.

What is Well-Being? It’s essentially a paradigm shift in how we think about our health. Today, we recognize health is more than just the absence of disease. Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in a more holistic approach to disease prevention and health promotion. What is well-being and how does it differ from wellness? Wellness often focuses on physical health, but well-being hones in on the whole life experience. While well-being includes physical health, it also encompasses emotional, social, psychological, intellectual, community,

spiritual, financial, environmental and occupational aspects of living.

Why Is Well-Being Important? Well-being is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. The CDC notes that high levels of well-being can lead to a speedier recovery and increased longevity. Now that you know the vital role well-being plays in our lives, are you ready to find concrete ways to improve your own well-being and let the sunshine in?

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