AlmaVia of San Francisco

AlmaVia of San Francisco memory care director receives Excellence in Service Award

Congratulations to Memory Care Director Josie Davis, who was named Outstanding Department Director by the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). The Northern California Excellence in Service Award honors exceptional department directors who have “demonstrated through words and deeds outstanding leadership, as well as a team approach and a strong commitment to the residents and community.”…

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‘Movie Moments at The Vogue’ Recap

More than 200 movie buffs and 20 volunteers enjoyed classic film clips and shared personal stories at the latest “Movie Moments at The Vogue.” The interactive event — presented at the Historic Vogue Theatre in San Francisco — provided a creative outlet for people with memory loss and their care partners. Watching and discussing the…

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Heart of Gold Award Winners

Team members often choose to work with seniors because they have hearts of gold. At Elder Care Alliance, special employees who strive to enhance residents’ quality of life every day receive the Heart of Gold Award. The award, established in 2002, is presented each year to one employee from each community. Winners exemplify the values…

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New Dining Director Brings Culinary Experience to AlmaVia of San Francisco

Oahu native Virginia Mahealani Keaulana-Kuloloia learned to love cooking at a young age. She served along with her siblings as a backup crew member for events catered by her father — an executive chef, party planner and Hawaiian musician. “I was the only one of my siblings that enjoyed cooking and the hustle and bustle…

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Elder Care Alliance Assists with Fire Evacuations

As wildfires raged across Northern California in October, scores of older adults were evacuated under extremely difficult conditions. Many of these elders had no time to gather personal belongings and did not know if they’d have homes once the flames retreated. With little notice, the teams at AlmaVia of San Francisco and AlmaVia of San…

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Robots in Assisted Living

  Are robots our new friends or potential replacements? Whichever category we consider them in, they are coming to assisted living. Elder Care Alliance recently received Jibo, a social robot, and we have been exploring his capabilities with the residents in our memory care and assisted living communities. Though I have interacted with several different…

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Visitor from Assisted Living Community in Argentina Collaborates with AVSF Team

During a recent meeting with an international visitor, team members from AlmaVia of San Francisco had the opportunity to share senior living best practices and further promote the culture of learning that prevails in Elder Care Alliance communities. Elder Care Alliance Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ken Claire arranged the visit to AlmaVia of…

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Disaster Preparedness a Key Focus for Elder Care Alliance Communities

From wildfires to earthquakes to hurricanes, natural disasters have dominated the news recently. Across the country, people worry about whether they are prepared for the next destructive act by Mother Nature. At Elder Care Alliance, team members take a variety of precautions to ensure that vital services continue in the event of a natural disaster…

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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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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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