Staff Member Spotlight

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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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

In my time as an art therapist with older adults, I’ve encountered many people dealing with low vision. Most notable were two elders who came regularly to art therapy groups. One had life-long vision loss; he was a strong advocate for independence and autonomy. He enjoyed creating clay sculptures and working with textured materials. Another…

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Elder Care Alliance Hires New VP of Business Development and Strategy

20-year industry veteran Rosemary Jordan will lead strategic growth initiatives ALAMEDA, Calif. — May 25, 2016 — Elder Care Alliance®, a non-profit integrated system of assisted living and memory care communities, today announced Rosemary Jordan has been hired as vice president of business development and strategy. Ms. Jordan brings over 20 years of experience in…

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Leadership Spotlight: Ken Claire, VP of Sales and Marketing

With two decades of industry experience, Ken Claire is using senior living marketing to make a difference in the lives of seniors. In college, Ken Claire knew he wanted to work in the health care field. To prepare, he majored in recreation therapy and landed an internship at a local hospital. Claire didn’t, however, expect…

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Staff Spotlight: Compassionate Care in Oakland Senior Living

After 15 years as a caregiver, this nursing assistant found her skills were ageless. In 2006, Mercy Retirement & Care Center nursing assistant Gilda Soriano and her husband Crisanto decided to relocate their family from their home in Toronto to a more temperate climate. After moving to the Golden State, Soriano—who had been working for…

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