Press Releases

  • Social Robots and Older Adults Focus of Inaugural Aging2.0 Event, Oct. 16

    As we develop new roles for robots to play in human life, how might that look in the older adult setting? And what are the promises and limitations of robots in our society? The inaugural event for the Alameda chapter of Aging2.0 kicks off Oct. 16 with a fireside chat on Social Robots & Older……

  • ‘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……

  • Elder Care Alliance Launches Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0; Sets Oct. 16 Event

    The new chapter is tasked with accelerating local, aging-focused innovation by providing a networking and collaboration hub for inventors, researchers, senior living providers, aging experts, older adults, investors and other interested parties. The chapter will also focus on identifying aging-related innovations to support the Aging2.0 Grand Challenges call to action. Continue Reading Elder Care Alliance…

  • 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……

  • CCA Fellow smashes stereotypes through work with Mercy memory care residents

    When Andrea Uribe began working last November with memory care residents at Mercy Retirement & Care Center, the stereotypes she knew about older adults with cognitive impairment were quickly dismantled. Uribe, a California College of the Arts fellow who is studying photography, has worked with many children and teenagers throughout her life but had no……

  • “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……

  • AlmaVia of San Francisco Memory Care Director Receives Excellence in Service Award

    Congratulations to Memory Care Director Josie Davis, who was named Outstanding Department Director by the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). The Northern California Excellence in Service Award honors exceptional department directors who have “demonstrated through words and deeds outstanding leadership, as well as a team approach and a strong commitment to the residents and community.”……

  • Dementia caregiver class focuses on safety, care planning, financial, legal matters

    The California Central Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free “Care Planning, Financial and Legal Matters, Safety Issues and Driving” workshop on April 17 at AlmaVia of Camarillo. The workshop is part of the association’s Confident Caregiver Series for family caregivers of people living with dementia. Attendees will hear from those directly affected……

  • ‘Movie Moments at The Vogue’ Recap

    More than 200 movie buffs and 20 volunteers enjoyed classic film clips and shared personal stories at the latest “Movie Moments at The Vogue.” The interactive event — presented at the Historic Vogue Theatre in San Francisco — provided a creative outlet for people with memory loss and their care partners. Watching and discussing the……

  • AlmaVia of Camarillo Receives SeniorAdvisor.com “Best of Senior Living” 2018 Awards

    Elder Care Alliance community AlmaVia of Camarillo has been named a recipient of the Senior Advisor “Best of Senior Living” 2018 awards. SeniorAdvisor.com, a leading ratings provider for senior living communities nationwide, announced the honor in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 13. The “Best of Senior Living” awards recognize senior living providers that receive exceptional ratings……