National Philanthropy is November 15, 2020.

Happy National Philanthropy Day! “It is at times like this that we understand the full measure of the sacredness and impact of the work we do every day.” – Adriene Iverson, President & CEO, Elder Care Alliance On November 15, each year, Americans celebrate the charitable work so many do to make a difference and…

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Art Therapy with Older Adults - Erin Partridge

Based on pioneering research conducted in partnership with Elder Care Alliance, the newly released book “Art Therapy With Older Adults: Connected & Empowered” outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. The…

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boxes from downsizing a senior apartment

Say goodbye to clutter and learn ways to simplify your life at the Upside of Downsizing event held Oct. 11 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center. Moira Brennan of Senior Settlers will share the secrets to downsizing and the comforting feelings that come with whittling down possessions. Brennan, a certified senior move manager and member…

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Elder Care Alliance Brown Bag Program

The Mercy Brown Bag Program is going strong this summer, with a new cooler that allows storage of twice as much produce. Filled with a summer bounty — including melons, cucumbers, strawberries, zucchini, pears, apples, oranges, bell peppers, peaches, plums, nectarines, corn on the cob, broccoli, collard greens and hot peppers — along with tofu,…

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Mercy employee Spotlight: Martha Valesco and Derielle Coleman

Each person who works at Elder Care Alliance (“ECA”) helps to create communities where people are empowered and engaged, providing environments that foster independence and joy. Advanced graphic design students from the TBD*  in-house design studio at California College of the Arts created a Celebrating Elder Caregivers campaign. The student project helps celebrate and honor…

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senior couple holds an american flag

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…

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Heart of gold awards at Elder Care Alliance

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…

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