Staff Member Spotlight

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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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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Employee of the Week Spotlights

Every day at AlmaVia of Camarillo, dedicated team members strive to ensure the health, safety and happiness of residents. Please meet four of our recent Employees of the Week, individuals who go above and beyond in their service to our residents. Josie Santos is a Resident Care Assistant in Memory Care. Josie has been with…

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ECA New Employee Partner Program

A group of Elder Care Alliance team members recently became the first graduating class of the New Employee Partners program. The pilot program launched June 22 with a celebration that followed a four-month leadership development course for the new Partners, who will serve as guides to new team members. Kathleen Quinlan, Director, Professional Development, noted…

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Meet AlmaVia of San Francisco’s New Executive Director!

AlmaVia of San Francisco has a new Executive Director, and we are excited to introduce her to you. Pamela Hamilton joined our community as Executive Director in May. Phil Altman, Elder Care Alliance’s Director of Operations, introduced Pam to AVSF residents and staff and noted how excited he was to be welcoming her to the…

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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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IBM Report Taps Thought Leadership of CEO Iverson

What causes loneliness among seniors, and why is it critical that organizations understand loneliness and aging? The IBM Institute for Business Value asked those questions in a recent report entitled “Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and governments can address a looming crisis.” Adriene Iverson, President and CEO of Elder Care Alliance, was among…

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Devoted Team Members Help Make our Community Special

We’d like to introduce you to four more of our Employees of the Week who help make AlmaVia of Camarillo so special. Cook Oscar Garcia knows that for senior living residents, food plays a major role in quality of life. In some ways, it’s like visiting the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner every…

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Highlighting Our Amazing Team

At AlmaVia of Camarillo, we’re proud of our devoted team members, and we want to get the word out about what makes them so special. We’d like to introduce you to four of our extraordinary staffers who were recently honored as Employees of the Week. Veronica Verduzco is a member of our memory care team…

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