Press Releases

  • AlmaVia of San Rafael Receives SeniorAdvisor.com “Best of Assisted Living” 2018 Awards

    AlmaVia of San Rafael has been selected as a recipient of the Senior Advisor “Best of Assisted Living” 2018 awards. The honor was announced Dec. 13 in Austin, Texas, by SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest rating site in the country for senior living communities and services. Only about 1,600 senior living providers — including memory care, in-home……

  • Elder Care Alliance Assists with Fire Evacuations

    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……

  • Visitor from Assisted Living Community in Argentina Collaborates with AVSF Team

    During a recent meeting with an international visitor, team members from AlmaVia of San Francisco had the opportunity to share senior living best practices and further promote the culture of learning that prevails in Elder Care Alliance communities. Elder Care Alliance Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ken Claire arranged the visit to AlmaVia of……

  • Heart Healthy Dinner and Boot-Scootin’ Chili Cook-Off

    AlmaVia of Camarillo had a delicious — and healthy — month in September with a chili cook-off and a special dinner. Heart Health On Sept. 14, about 25 people attended Heart Health, a free dinner and seminar to help people live a healthy life. Dr. Michael Jamison, an internal medicine cardiologist, gave an educational presentation……

  • 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……

  • Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So is AlmaVia of San Rafael! Join our Mama Mia, AlmaVia team on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The event in Petaluma begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shollenberger Park. If……

  • 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. .

  • 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……

  • 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……