Menlo Park: Peter Olson new CEO for Peninsula Volunteers


Peter Olson, who has served as director of Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park since 2010, is the new chief executive officer for the Peninsula Volunteers Inc., which provides a number of services for seniors in this area.

As CEO, Mr. Olson will oversee PVI's four major programs:

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• Meals on Wheels, which provides 78,000 hot meals yearly to home-bound older adults in San Mateo County.

• Rosener House in Menlo Park, which provides adult day services to 150 clients and respite care to more than 400 family caregivers.

• Little House, which provides health, wellness and social programs and services to 3,500 community members annually.

• Senior housing in Menlo Park. (PVI says it provides 82 percent of the affordable housing for community seniors.)

In addition to his experiences at PVI, Mr. Olson has served as director of public affairs and communications for Easter Seals Bay Area and as health and wellness director for Easter Seals Timpany Center in San Jose.

"I am excited to lead Peninsula Volunteers into its eighth decade," Mr. Olson said in the announcement.

A graduate of San Jose State University, Mr. Olson said he enjoys fishing, backpacking, cycling and spending time with his daughter.

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