Elder Care Alliance

  • 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……

  • Help Goes Mobile for Alameda County’s Starving, Aging Population

    Thanks KQED News and Journalist Jenee Darden for the great coverage of our Mercy Brown Bag Program and new mobile truck! The article includes photos of our wonderful volunteers and recipients, as well as insight from Mercy Brown Bag Program Director Krista Lucchesi. Read the full article here. Listen to the radio broadcast. .

  • The Human Voice & The Power of Humanity

    In recognition of National Aphasia Awareness Month, the daughter of an Elder Care Alliance staff member recently gave a presentation about her work to help those who suffer from voicelessness. Seventh-grader Ruby Jordan presented “The Human Voice & The Power of Humanity” at Mercy Retirement & Care Center on June 7. Ruby attends Ecole Bilingue……

  • 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……

  • Cub Scouts, AlmaVia of San Rafael Residents Come Together to ‘Age Out Loud’

    Residents of AlmaVia of San Rafael recently teamed up with local Cub Scouts to plant flowers, enjoy the sunshine and — in keeping with the Older Americans Month theme — Age Out Loud. On April 30, members of the 4th-grade Webelos Cub Scouts paid their first visit to AlmaVia of San Rafael to participate in……

  • Art & Research as a Means to Age Out Loud

    Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month. This year’s “Age Out Loud” theme gives aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging. This month, Elder Care Alliance focuses on amplifying the many voices of older Americans and raising……

  • Elder Care Alliance Art Therapist to Present at International Conference

    An art therapist with Elder Care Alliance will present her research on seniors and technology at an upcoming international conference. The event, the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, will take place May 26 at Canada’s University of Toronto. Dr. Erin Partridge was selected to present her findings, which focused on how nonverbal……

  • ‘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……

  • This Chair Rocks: No to Ageism, Yes to Aging

    Attitudes toward aging have changed for the better in recent years, but ageism remains a negative force in modern society. Erin Partridge, Ph.D. ATR-BC, Experiential Researcher in Residence at Elder Care Alliance, recently attended an author event on the subject, “Let’s Rock This Chair: No to Ageism, Yes to Aging.” Speaker Ashton Applewhite led the……

  • AlmaVia of Camarillo Member of Dementia Friendly Ventura County

    For organizations that fight dementia, the disease is a powerful foe. Mounting an effective defense requires tools, strategies and support. Dementia Friendly Ventura County aims to provide support in the form of resources tailored to the local community. AlmaVia of Camarillo is proud to have recently received designation as a member of Dementia Friendly Ventura……