Eat Pasta and Help Those with Alzheimer’s, Sept. 26

Eat pasta and help those with alzheimers.

Baked, stuffed or twirled? Meatless and cheesy or hearty and spicy? Whatever your preference, you can get your fill of starchy goodness while helping those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Residents and their families, as well as area professionals, are invited to attend AlmaVia of San Francisco’s Annual Pasta Feed and Silent…

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Protect Your Well-Being for Healthy Aging Month

protect your well being during healthly aging month.

Are you proactively protecting your health as you get older? September is Healthy Aging Month, a great time to review your overall lifestyle — or that of a loved one — and take steps to improve. Healthy Aging Month brings attention to the positive aspects of aging, including opportunities to take stock of your experiences…

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Meet Diego Sanchez: AVC Employee of the Month

chef diego sanchez

AlmaVia of Camarillo’s daytime chef Diego Sanchez is an ultimate example of our core values in action and a well-deserved recipient of our Employee of the Month honor. Diego strives for excellence in preparing food for our residents and loves to put on a show and make special meals for residents and guests. He collaborates…

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Explore the Freedom of Downsizing, Oct. 11

Explore the freedom of downsizing.

Say goodbye to clutter and learn ways to simplify your life at the Upside of Downsizing event held Oct. 11 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center. Moira Brennan of Senior Settlers will share the secrets to downsizing and the comforting feelings that come with whittling down possessions. Brennan, a certified senior move manager and member…

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Sadie Harmon Joins ECA as Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director

Sadie Harmon

In August, Sadie Harmon joined Elder Care Alliance as Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director. This initiative, supported by a generous grant from The San Francisco Foundation, aims to combat ageism and stigma against people living with dementia through access to arts and culture. Making Connections Between Art and Aging Over the next year, Harmon will organize six…

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Movie Moments Event Helps Erase Stigma of Memory Loss

Individuals with dementia have unique life experiences, and they can continue to contribute by sharing their wisdom, humor and insight. At the latest “Movie Moments” event on Aug. 14, that message of inclusion — and erasing the stigma surrounding memory challenges — came through loud and clear. “Movie Moments at the Vogue” is a popular…

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Chuckles, Chortles & Giggles: The Benefits of Laughter

Seniors laughing

For most people, sharing a laugh with friends can quickly improve your day. But did you know laughing can do much more than boost your mood? Research has found that when people come together through laughter, positive emotional and physical changes can result. Reduced pain levels, protection from the harmful effects of stress, and a…

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ECA Welcomes Dan Hadfield, vice president of sales & marketing

ECA Welcomes Dan Hadfield, vice president of sales & marketing

Elder Care Alliance welcomes Dan Hadfield as vice president of sales and marketing. Hadfield joins the team with more than 20 years of experience in operations, management and sales and marketing. Hadfield will oversee the success of Elder Care Alliance’s five senior living communities located in San Mateo, San Francisco, Camarillo, Oakland and San Rafael.…

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‘The Art of Downsizing’ Presentation Offers Tips on Getting Started

The Art of Downsizing’ Presentation Offers Tips on Getting Started

Many people like the idea of whittling down possessions and moving to a smaller home. But when it comes to the work of downsizing, it seems the devil is in the details. At a recent presentation on “The Art of Downsizing” at AlmaVia of San Francisco, nearly three dozen residents and members of the community…

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