AlmaVia of San Rafael

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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Long-Time Team Members Enjoy Serving Residents

At AlmaVia of San Rafael, a number of longtime staff members contribute to a strong sense of community that benefits both residents and employees. Team members who have been with AlmaVia of San Rafael for more than 10 years include: Ricardo Ortiz — Lead Cook Surjit Kaur — Dining Server Tracy Gibson — Administrative Services…

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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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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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Artistic Projects Bring Engagement, Beauty to AlmaVia of San Rafael

For people who love art, the hallways and common spaces at AlmaVia of San Rafael provide a feast for the eyes. Artistically talented residents create a continual rotation of new works that add color and beauty to the community. Working both individually and with a local artist who facilitates a class in the community twice…

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Current Events at AlmaVia San Rafael

As the leaves begin to change to welcome the fall season, AlmaVia of San Rafael has planned a number of enticing activities. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, we’re excited to present “Mama Mia AlmaVia!” This Italian-themed “Sip and Savor” event features beverages, food and desserts with an Italian flair. Attendees can enjoy the vocal stylings of…

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So is AlmaVia of San Rafael! Join our Mama Mia, AlmaVia team on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The event in Petaluma begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shollenberger Park. If…

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September Is Intergeneration Month

Throughout the year, Elder Care Alliance communities support and promote opportunities for different generations to interact and spend time together. September is Intergeneration Month — the perfect time to recognize some of the programs and activities that bring together people of all ages. One example is a new partnership with California College of the Arts.…

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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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How AlmaVia of San Rafael Stays at the Forefront of Senior Issues

AlmaVia of San Rafael is committed to staying at the forefront of senior issues. By keeping informed about the latest developments in senior living, we constantly evaluate and improve the ways in which we help residents continue to thrive. One of the ways AlmaVia of San Rafael stays informed about senior-related information is through collaboration…

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