Older Adults and Veterans

This dashboard tracks the performance of Measure K initiatives in the Older Adults and Veterans Category. Scroll through to explore how your Measure K funds are used. This page is dedicated to showing you key services provided and key performance data. 

Friendship Line

The Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line is a 24-hour hotline offering suicide prevention and intervention for seniors and disabled adults. A total of 1,757 calls were received in FY 2016-17. Thus far in FY 2017-18, a total of 1,344 calls have been received. Respondents reported feeling more socially connected due to Friendship Line calls. This connection is a vital component in suicide intervention and the reduction of depressive symptoms. Respondents found staff and volunteers to be respectful and kind and would recommend the Friendship Line to a friend or family member. In FY 2016-17, 97% of Friendship Line clients indicated excellent or good in rating the quality of services received, exceeding the target of 80%. Thus far in FY 2017-18, 94% of clients have indicated excellent or good in rating the quality of services received. 

Friendly Visiting & Meals Express Program

The Friendly Visiting & Meals Express Program (FVME) provides home-visiting and meal delivery services to alleviate the isolation felt by older adults and persons with disabilities. Partnering with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. the FVME was able to fill the gap for individuals on the waiting list for home delivered meals in FY 2016-17. As a result, the target has been increased from 50 in FY2016-17 to 800 for FY 2017-18. Thus far in FY 2017-18, 551 meals have been delivered by Meals Express Drivers per quarter, with the goal of reaching 800 by year-end.

Elder Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT) - Aging & Adult and District Attorney

Nationally, experts in the field believe that less than five percent of elder abuse cases are reported. The need for outreach, education, support, investigation, and prosecution - all services provided by EDAPT - is tremendous. In FY 2016-17, Aging and Adult Services facilitated 76 monthly consultations or case updates with the District Attorney’s Office Deputies and/or Investigators on financial abuse cases, exceeding the target of 72. Thus far in FY 2017-18, it has facilitated 68 consultations and case updates. Simultaneously, the District Attorney’s Office coordinated 170 consultations with attorneys, law enforcement, and social services partners, as well as the general public, exceeding its goal of 100, and filed a total of 134 cases. In FY 2017-18, the District Attorney's Office aims to coordinate at least 100 consultations and file at least 130 cases. 

Shared Vision 2025

Shared Vision 2025 reflects the goals and priorities for the San Mateo County community as expressed during a series of public meetings and surveys. 
Our "Shared Vision" is a community that is healthy and safe, livable, prosperous, environmentally conscious and collaborative. The Board of Supervisors invests Measure K funds to further that vision.