Solstice Celebration Brings Back Memories of Summer of Love

For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice represents the beginning of summer — and the year’s longest day. On June 21, residents and staff members at AlmaVia of San Rafael ushered in the summer season with a Summer Solstice Celebration. Residents made and wore do-it-yourself flower crowns to recognize…

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Grandmas in Tiaras Fashion Show and Talent Competition

If you grew up prior to the 1980s, you probably remember the one and only Bert Parks crooning “There she is, Miss America” as he crowned a lucky winner among the ladies vying for the title. You may have even dreamed of winning that crown yourself. Recently at AlmaVia of Camarillo, 12 lovely ladies participated…

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Movie Moments at the Vogue Entertains, Enlightens

The recent Movie Moments at the Vogue entertained participants with clips from classic movies. Even more importantly, the event reduced stigma as it increased awareness about dementia and illustrated what dementia inclusivity means. Individuals with dementia, along with their caregivers and the wider community, were invited on May 23 to Movie Moments at the historic…

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Help Goes Mobile for Alameda County’s Starving, Aging Population

Thanks KQED News and Journalist Jenee Darden for the great coverage of our Mercy Brown Bag Program and new mobile truck! The article includes photos of our wonderful volunteers and recipients, as well as insight from Mercy Brown Bag Program Director Krista Lucchesi. Read the full article here. Listen to the radio broadcast. .

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Zooniverse: A Simple Way for Seniors to Explore, Learn and Have Fun

Are you looking for ways to broaden your horizons, learn something new and have fun? Zooniverse, an online “platform for people-powered research,” may be just the opportunity that fits the bill. The site brings together hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world to help professional researchers with a variety of projects. You’ll find a…

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The Human Voice & The Power of Humanity

In recognition of National Aphasia Awareness Month, the daughter of an Elder Care Alliance staff member recently gave a presentation about her work to help those who suffer from voicelessness. Seventh-grader Ruby Jordan presented “The Human Voice & The Power of Humanity” at Mercy Retirement & Care Center on June 7. Ruby attends Ecole Bilingue…

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Helpful Mobile Apps for Seniors

These days, most people carry a smartphone to keep abreast of the latest news and stay in touch with loved ones. But did you know smartphones may help improve your quality of life? By loading your mobile device with helpful applications, you can entertain yourself, continue learning, pay your bills, shop, manage the practical aspects…

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Elder Care Alliance Researcher Named to Art Therapy Board

An art therapist with Elder Care Alliance recently was named to a leadership position for a board that credentials art therapists around the country. Dr. Erin Partridge, experiential researcher in residence at Elder Care Alliance, has been appointed to the Exam Development and Standard Setting Committee for the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. Erin’s term…

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IBM Report Taps Thought Leadership of CEO Iverson

What causes loneliness among seniors, and why is it critical that organizations understand loneliness and aging? The IBM Institute for Business Value asked those questions in a recent report entitled “Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and governments can address a looming crisis.” Adriene Iverson, President and CEO of Elder Care Alliance, was among…

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Staying Fit at any Age

Are you feeling challenged to stay fit as you get older? If so, you’re not alone. Metabolism begins to slow with age, and a healthy diet and a little exercise aren’t always enough to keep fitness at an even keel. For people in their 30s and 40s, some experts recommend increasing cardiovascular activities to boost…

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