• Disaster Preparedness a Key Focus for Elder Care Alliance Communities

    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 […]

  • Supporting LGBT Elders to Foster Diversity, Acceptance

    Supporting LGBT Elders to Foster Diversity, Acceptance

    More than 2.4 million Americans over age 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. While more LGBT people are open about their status now than ever before, many continue to suffer the effects of stigma and marginalization. Providing affirmation and support toward LGBT elders is critical for ensuring that they receive the health care […]

  • Meet AlmaVia of San Francisco’s New Executive Director!

    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 […]

  • Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

    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 […]

  • Community Renovations Brighten Look at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    Community Renovations Brighten Look at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    If you visit AlmaVia of San Francisco in the near future, you may notice some enticing changes to the look of the community. New flooring, paint and custom cabinetry — including countertops and backsplashes — are among the recent changes, notes Interior Designer Caitlyn Webb, who is LEED AP and NCIDQ-certified. Webb works with Warner […]

  • Movie Moments at the Vogue Entertains, Enlightens

    Movie Moments at the Vogue Entertains, Enlightens

    The recent Movie Moments at the Vogue entertained participants with clips from classic movies. Even more importantly, the event reduced stigma as it increased awareness about dementia and illustrated what dementia inclusivity means. Individuals with dementia, along with their caregivers and the wider community, were invited on May 23 to Movie Moments at the historic […]

  • ‘Movie Moments’ Stimulates Discussion with Classic Film Clips

    ‘Movie Moments’ Stimulates Discussion with Classic Film Clips

    “Here’s looking at you, kid.” You probably remember that famous quote from the classic 1942 movie “Casablanca.” And even if you don’t recall the name of the actor who uttered those well-known words — Humphrey Bogart — you’d likely recognize his face. Watching clips from familiar, classic films can temporarily ease the burden of dementia […]

  • Bringing Generations Together

    Bringing Generations Together

    Studies have found that intergenerational relationships can benefit both older and younger people in a variety of ways. From learning new skills to relieving loneliness, interaction between seniors and youth opens up a world of opportunities for new experiences. At AlmaVia of San Francisco, intergenerational programming plays a significant role in providing our residents with […]

  • The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    Did you know that physical environment can play a significant role in allowing dementia patients to thrive? Memory care communities carefully consider implementation of environmental design elements, including camouflaging and controlling potentially dangerous exits. Providing personal and private spaces, decorating distinct areas of common spaces and creating safe and therapeutic gardens are among the actions […]

  • World Traveler Settles in San Francisco Senior Housing

    World Traveler Settles in San Francisco Senior Housing

    After decades of traveling the globe, this resident is happy to call AlmaVia home. Roberta Levy has been a world traveler since she was born. The daughter of a Marine, Roberta spent most of her childhood moving across the globe. Though she is now happily settled at AlmaVia of San Francisco, Roberta hasn’t lost any […]

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