AlmaVia of San Francisco

Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

If you’ve never worked with older adults, you may be missing out on an experience that can change your life for the better. Individuals who work in senior living communities often feel that they get back as much or more than they give. In return for providing compassionate care, employees have the opportunity to learn…

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Community Renovations Brighten Look at AlmaVia of San Francisco

If you visit AlmaVia of San Francisco in the near future, you may notice some enticing changes to the look of the community. New flooring, paint and custom cabinetry — including countertops and backsplashes — are among the recent changes, notes Interior Designer Caitlyn Webb, who is LEED AP and NCIDQ-certified. Webb works with Warner…

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Movie Moments at the Vogue Entertains, Enlightens

The recent Movie Moments at the Vogue entertained participants with clips from classic movies. Even more importantly, the event reduced stigma as it increased awareness about dementia and illustrated what dementia inclusivity means. Individuals with dementia, along with their caregivers and the wider community, were invited on May 23 to Movie Moments at the historic…

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Elder Care Alliance Researcher Named to Art Therapy Board

An art therapist with Elder Care Alliance recently was named to a leadership position for a board that credentials art therapists around the country. Dr. Erin Partridge, experiential researcher in residence at Elder Care Alliance, has been appointed to the Exam Development and Standard Setting Committee for the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. Erin’s term…

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Are You Ready for Virtual Reality?

Have you jumped on the virtual reality bandwagon yet? If you’re interested in technology, you’ve probably heard of VR, and you may know that its popularity in the gaming world has grown exponentially in recent years. VR headsets currently appeal mainly to younger consumers who enjoy video games, but the technology has begun to spread…

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‘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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