Spotlight on the Spirituality Domain of Holistic Wellness

Holistic wellness focuses on many aspects of health — including physical, environmental, emotional, social and spiritual. At AlmaVia of Camarillo, a variety of diverse programming supports the spiritual component. “In caring for the whole person, you must care for the health of the spirit as much as the body,” noted Jerry Cooper, Spiritual Care Director…

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Current Events at AlmaVia San Rafael

As the leaves begin to change to welcome the fall season, AlmaVia of San Rafael has planned a number of enticing activities. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, we’re excited to present “Mama Mia AlmaVia!” This Italian-themed “Sip and Savor” event features beverages, food and desserts with an Italian flair. Attendees can enjoy the vocal stylings of…

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Supporting LGBT Elders to Foster Diversity, Acceptance

More than 2.4 million Americans over age 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. While more LGBT people are open about their status now than ever before, many continue to suffer the effects of stigma and marginalization. Providing affirmation and support toward LGBT elders is critical for ensuring that they receive the health care…

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Bone and Joint Health Week

For more than half of U.S. adults over the age of 50, bone health is a significant concern. Approximately 54 million people have an elevated risk of low bone mass and osteoporosis, increasing the chances of a devastating fracture. Bone and Joint Action Week, observed from Oct. 12-20, seeks to raise public awareness about medical…

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The Villa at San Mateo Promotes Holistic Wellness During Active Aging Week

Staying active can mean many different things as we age. To some people, active aging is keeping physically fit and eating in a healthful manner. To others, getting together with friends or engaging in intellectual pursuits may represent the ideal of an active life. Active Aging Week is Sept. 24 through 30, and it’s the…

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Long-Term Care Planning Month and National Save for Retirement Week

If you are considering a move to senior living for yourself or a loved one, you may wonder about the costs and possible payment sources. Questions around pricing for assisted living and other levels of senior living come into special focus in October as Long-Term Care Planning Month. In addition, National Retirement Security Week —…

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Mural Project Brings Mercy Residents, Students Together for Artistic Collaboration

What does holistic wellness mean to people of different ages? Erin Partridge, Experiential Researcher-in-Residence with Elder Care Alliance, hopes a joint mural project between local art students and residents of Mercy Retirement & Care Center can help enhance intergenerational understanding of the term. The project, a partnership with California College of the Arts as part…

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ECA New Employee Partner Program

A group of Elder Care Alliance team members recently became the first graduating class of the New Employee Partners program. The pilot program launched June 22 with a celebration that followed a four-month leadership development course for the new Partners, who will serve as guides to new team members. Kathleen Quinlan, Director, Professional Development, noted…

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So is AlmaVia of San Rafael! Join our Mama Mia, AlmaVia team on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The event in Petaluma begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shollenberger Park. If…

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Meet AlmaVia of San Francisco’s New Executive Director!

AlmaVia of San Francisco has a new Executive Director, and we are excited to introduce her to you. Pamela Hamilton joined our community as Executive Director in May. Phil Altman, Elder Care Alliance’s Director of Operations, introduced Pam to AVSF residents and staff and noted how excited he was to be welcoming her to the…

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