AlmaVia of San Francisco

‘Movie Moments’ Stimulates Discussion with Classic Film Clips

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” You probably remember that famous quote from the classic 1942 movie “Casablanca.” And even if you don’t recall the name of the actor who uttered those well-known words — Humphrey Bogart — you’d likely recognize his face. Watching clips from familiar, classic films can temporarily ease the burden of dementia…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco, April 2017

Studies have found that intergenerational relationships can benefit both older and younger people in a variety of ways. From learning new skills to relieving loneliness, interaction between seniors and youth opens up a world of opportunities for new experiences. At AlmaVia of San Francisco, intergenerational programming plays a significant role in providing our residents with…

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Benefits of Assisted Living

Has maintaining your home become much more of a chore than it used to be? If you or a family member face challenges with the daily tasks required to keep up a home — including yard work, cleaning and cooking — you may want to consider a move to assisted living. By choosing an assisted…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Francisco

Did you know that physical environment can play a significant role in allowing dementia patients to thrive? Memory care communities carefully consider implementation of environmental design elements, including camouflaging and controlling potentially dangerous exits. Providing personal and private spaces, decorating distinct areas of common spaces and creating safe and therapeutic gardens are among the actions…

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Visiting a Senior Living Community: Your First Step

A visit is the perfect starting point to find the right elder care community for your loved one. Visiting a senior living community isn’t the end to your search—it should be the first step when you are exploring senior living options for your loved one. But many people put off an in-person visit. Some don’t…

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World Traveler Settles in San Francisco Senior Housing

After decades of traveling the globe, this resident is happy to call AlmaVia home. Roberta Levy has been a world traveler since she was born. The daughter of a Marine, Roberta spent most of her childhood moving across the globe. Though she is now happily settled at AlmaVia of San Francisco, Roberta hasn’t lost any…

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A Day Dedicated to Senior Health and Fitness

Elder Care Alliance communities are coming together to celebrate holistic wellness on National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Elder Care Alliance residents never have a reason to be bored. Every community has a wide variety of activities and events designed to keep residents active and engaged. From walking clubs and gardening groups to guided meditation…

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San Francisco Seniors Celebrating Culture, Making Connections

Bay Area senior living residents connect with community members at a St. Patrick’s Day event. For a few hours every March, a little piece of Ireland comes to AlmaVia of San Francisco. Each year, the dining room fills up with residents and staff for an afternoon of traditional Irish entertainment put on by the United…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco’s Memory Care Breakfast Club

The daily memory care meeting opens up one senior living resident’s world. Jerry was a bit aloof when he first arrived at AlmaVia of San Francisco in 2012. The 93-year-old didn’t like to socialize. He didn’t say much, and he tended to keep to himself. That didn’t deter Resident Assistant Ronnie Dickens, who leads the…

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Staff Spotlight: James Li, AlmaVia of San Francisco

Our 2014 Heart of Gold award winner goes above and beyond. As a Transportation Specialist, James Li drives residents to appointments and activities. But, he does so much more. James is best known at this community for going above and beyond for the community’s residents, and he is the esteemed recipient of the 2014 Heart…

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