AlmaVia of San Francisco

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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The Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

Increased social interaction can benefit senior health and wellness. Walking into the gathering room at AlmaVia of San Francisco, you might see a group of seniors participating in a book club, exercising, working on a group art project, or sipping coffee and chatting. Creating social experiences for residents is an important part of life at…

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Resident Spotlight: Barbara Johnson, AlmaVia of San Francisco

Resident Spotlight: Barbara Johnson, AlmaVia of San Francisco. Barbara Johnson came to AlmaVia of San Francisco after a long, successful career as an author. Born in Aberdeen, Wash., she knew from a young age what she wanted to be, even if it meant going against the wishes of her mother, who insisted she study to…

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Bay Area Seniors Give Back

The Friendly Club fulfills its charitable mission throughout the community. The Friendly Club, a mission-driven group of residents within BridgeHaven, AlmaVia of San Francisco‘s memory care neighborhood, continually finds ways to give back to society. After hosting a successful bake sale to gain initial funding, the Club began making connections with community organizations like the…

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