Villa at San Mateo

Erasing Boundaries for Business: Dementia Inclusion Training

How can we create inclusive communities that enable individuals living with cognitive impairment or dementia to be more engaged and socially integrated? Elder Care Alliance is addressing this issue through development of innovative programs such as Erasing Boundaries for Business, a training program in the pilot stage to help create inclusivity for individuals living with…

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Vision and Hearing Loss, Their Role in Cognitive Decline

Research has linked hearing impairment with a higher chance of cognitive decline as people age. Based on a new study, vision impairment may pose the same risks. Using data on two large groups of older adults, researchers found that individuals who had trouble with distance vision had as much as three times the risk of…

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What’s the Difference Between Active Adult vs. Independent Living?

If you or a loved one are considering a move to senior housing, you may encounter several options for active, independent individuals. What is the difference between active adult communities and independent living, and what should you know to make the best choice for you? Active Adult Communities Active adult communities have emerged in recent…

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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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ECA Contributes Thought Leadership to Senior Living White Paper

Across the country, independent living and assisted living communities meet the needs of older adults with a wide range of services and amenities. However, not every senior needs or can afford the array of bundled services offered by many communities. A promising type of senior housing, Apartments for Life — known as A4L — is…

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The Villa at San Mateo Promotes Holistic Wellness During Active Aging Week

Staying active can mean many different things as we age. To some people, active aging is keeping physically fit and eating in a healthful manner. To others, getting together with friends or engaging in intellectual pursuits may represent the ideal of an active life. Active Aging Week is Sept. 24 through 30, and it’s the…

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Elder Care Alliance Welcomes The Villa at San Mateo to the Family

Elder Care Alliance welcomes the residents, families and staff at The Villa at San Mateo to our family! With its rich history and unique offerings, the 135-unit vibrant community for seniors perfectly complements our mission and 100-plus year history of serving and enriching the holistic wellness of older adults. The Villa at San Mateo’s 4.5-acre…

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Elder Care Alliance Announces Acquisition of The Villa at San Mateo

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 –Elder Care Alliance today announced it has acquired The Villa at San Mateo, an independent living community for seniors. The 135-unit apartment community marks the first acquisition of an existing community by Elder Care Alliance, an Alameda, Calif.-based nonprofit organization that has a 100-plus year history of serving and enriching…

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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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