AlmaVia of San Francisco

Cheers! Culinary Director Eduardo Chavez Joins the AVSF Family

With more than a decade of experience in restaurant, large-scale catering and five-star cuisine, Eduardo Chavez is a chef of all trades, and we’re thrilled to welcome him as our new Culinary Director and Executive Chef. Chef Chavez leads the 15-person culinary team at AlmaVia of San Francisco, serving daily meals to more than 125 residents and guests. He…

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Smiles, Volunteerism & Intergenerational Connections

Elder Care Alliance’s vision of engaging hearts, transforming lives and erasing boundaries was on full display recently when AlmaVia of San Francisco elders partnered with elementary school students to help feed the hungry. Residents spent the morning making sandwiches alongside 4th graders from St. Thomas More School, a local school guided by Catholic values and…

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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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