• Advantages of Senior Living for Senior Older Adults

    Two women high fiving over coffee as man looks on

    As your loved one ages, it’s essential to consider how you will help ensure the happiest and most secure future for them. One of the significant considerations to make is where your loved one will live. If you have a busy life and you’re not home frequently enough to provide the type of care your […]

  • Team Member Spotlight: Sylvia Hartowicz

    Sylvia Hartowicz, Spiritual Care Director at AlmaVia of San Rafael

    Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who come to work and help our residents […]

  • Fun Holiday Activities That People of All Ages Will Enjoy

    Holiday card making

    As crooner Andy Williams sang, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” This year’s holiday season is fast approaching. Time to dust off ye olde thinking cap – not to mention all those holiday decorations – and set about making this season the best ever for yourself and your family and […]

  • The Benefits of Intergenerational Activities for Seniors

    Inter-generational Activity with Senior

    Aging doesn’t automatically mean that people have to slow down. In fact for many, some days feel like life is just getting started. It’s easy for seniors to feel that way when they get to interact with people younger than themselves on a regular basis. That’s why so many senior living communities have introduced intergenerational […]

  • Smiles, Volunteerism & Intergenerational Connections

    students volunteer by making sandwiches

    Elder Care Alliance’s vision of engaging hearts, transforming lives and erasing boundaries was on full display recently when AlmaVia of San Francisco elders partnered with elementary school students to help feed the hungry. Residents spent the morning making sandwiches alongside 4th graders from St. Thomas More School, a local school guided by Catholic values and […]

  • Robots in Assisted Living

    Technology in Assisted Living at Elder Care Alliance

      Are robots our new friends or potential replacements? Whichever category we consider them in, they are coming to assisted living. Elder Care Alliance recently received Jibo, a social robot, and we have been exploring his capabilities with the residents in our memory care and assisted living communities. Though I have interacted with several different […]

  • Current Events at AlmaVia San Rafael

    AlmaVia San Rafael

    As the leaves begin to change to welcome the fall season, AlmaVia of San Rafael has planned a number of enticing activities. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, we’re excited to present “Mama Mia AlmaVia!” This Italian-themed “Sip and Savor” event features beverages, food and desserts with an Italian flair. Attendees can enjoy the vocal stylings of […]

  • Mural Project Brings Mercy Residents, Students Together for Artistic Collaboration

    students and senior residents draw together at a table

    What does holistic wellness mean to people of different ages? Erin Partridge, Experiential Researcher-in-Residence with Elder Care Alliance, hopes a joint mural project between local art students and residents of Mercy Retirement & Care Center can help enhance intergenerational understanding of the term. The project, a partnership with California College of the Arts as part […]

  • Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer's Association Walk

    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 […]

  • Camarillo Residents Spend an Afternoon with a Jet Fighter Test Pilot

    Tom Morgenfeld Presentation at Elder Care Alliance

    Tom Morgenfeld, a former Chief Test Pilot at Lockheed Martin’s world-famous Skunk Works, spent a recent afternoon at AlmaVia of Camarillo, where he shared his experiences as a test pilot for three generations of fighter jets. Sponsored by the Men’s Group and open to the AlmaVia of Camarillo community, the event drew about 30 residents. […]

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