Schedule a Visit Today (510) 769-2700

Schedule a Visit Today
or Call (510) 769-2700

AlmaVia of San Rafael

Meet Virginia Vecina of AlmaVia of San Rafael

Virginia Vecina

Q: How long have you been part of the San Rafael family and what is your role? A: I started in February 2013 as a resident assistant and still enjoy that role and being here for the residents.   Q: What does a typical day look like? A: I help residents get dressed and washed…

Read More

Resident Spotlight: John Hurford

Resident Spotlight: John Hurford

Following a distinguished career in mechanical engineering, a resident of AlmaVia of San Rafael is earning accolades in a very different field: oil painting. Resident John Hurford, a native of Southern California and an AlmaVia resident since November 2017, began pursuing oil painting after his early retirement to stimulate his creativity and keep his mind…

Read More

Let’s Socialize! Tips to Boost Your Social Wellness

Whether we’re sipping wine on a Friday evening, visiting a new art exhibit or enjoying a beautiful picnic with friends, social wellness and nurturing ourselves and our relationships with other people plays an integral role in overall health and life at AlmaVia of San Rafael. July is Social Wellness Month, a time to recognize the…

Read More

San Rafael Resident Has a Poetic Way with Words

Resident Marcia Rafinski

AlmaVia of San Rafael resident Marcia Rafinski is actively involved with a number of social opportunities throughout our community. The licensed psychotherapist has always enjoyed reading, writing and creating poetry. We’re proud to share her latest work, Spring, which will be published in the upcoming issue of California Assisted Living Association’s News & Views magazine. Spring…

Read More

Older Americans Month: Engage at Every Age

Aging isn’t what it used to be. Life expectancy continues to increase among Americans, but aging may be changing in another profound way. Slower aging — actual alterations to the rate at which people age biologically — may play a significant role in lifespan, research indicates. May is Older Americans Month, an ideal time to…

Read More

“The Lost Torah” donated to AlmaVia of San Rafael


The Fuerstenau/Hamburger/Kodmur Torah had a fascinating and extensive journey before making its way to a special display case at AlmaVia of San Rafael. Here’s the story: This Torah, this sacred scroll, was possibly written by a scribe in Germany in the mid-1800s. It was entrusted to a small congregation in the town of Fuerstenau, a…

Read More

Heart of Gold Award Winners

Heart of gold awards

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…

Read More

Long-Time Team Members Enjoy Serving Residents

Celebrating 10 years at AlmaVia of San Rafael

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…

Read More

Elder Care Alliance Assists with Fire Evacuations

Elder Care Alliance welcomes wildfire evacuees

As wildfires raged across Northern California in October, scores of older adults were evacuated under extremely difficult conditions. Many of these elders had no time to gather personal belongings and did not know if they’d have homes once the flames retreated. With little notice, the teams at AlmaVia of San Francisco and AlmaVia of San…

Read More
Live Well Today
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,
Live Well Today, and get our blogs delivered straight to your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.