Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

If you’ve never worked with older adults, you may be missing out on an experience that can change your life for the better. Individuals who work in senior living communities often feel that they get back as much or more than they give. In return for providing compassionate care, employees have the opportunity to learn…

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10 Tips for Communicating with Individuals with Dementia

Individuals living with dementia experience the disorder differently, and their care partners often feel the impact of the symptoms in a variety of ways. In the middle stage of the disorder, communication is one of the key skills affected. The deterioration of expression often occurs just as people with dementia require increasing levels of help…

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Community Renovations Brighten Look at AlmaVia of San Francisco

If you visit AlmaVia of San Francisco in the near future, you may notice some enticing changes to the look of the community. New flooring, paint and custom cabinetry — including countertops and backsplashes — are among the recent changes, notes Interior Designer Caitlyn Webb, who is LEED AP and NCIDQ-certified. Webb works with Warner…

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How AlmaVia of San Rafael Stays at the Forefront of Senior Issues

AlmaVia of San Rafael is committed to staying at the forefront of senior issues. By keeping informed about the latest developments in senior living, we constantly evaluate and improve the ways in which we help residents continue to thrive. One of the ways AlmaVia of San Rafael stays informed about senior-related information is through collaboration…

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AlmaVia of Camarillo opens new Country Café

What’s better than a delicious, fresh muffin first thing in the morning? How about getting that muffin in a beautiful café that’s close to home and also provides a variety of necessities? The new Country Café at AlmaVia of Camarillo meets that description and more. This brand-new dining venue serves all day at no extra…

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How to Support a Legacy of Caring

What does it mean to leave a legacy? In its strictest definition, “legacy” can refer to anything handed down from the past or to gifts that are left in a will. While the concept can remind us of death, the truth is that leaving a legacy is one of the best ways you can continue…

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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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