Mercy Retirement & Care Center

  • Explore the Freedom of Downsizing, Oct. 11

    Explore the Freedom of Downsizing, Oct. 11

    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……

  • What’s New with the Brown Bag Program?

    What’s New with the 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,……

  • Mercy Residents Embrace Creativity in Recent Cabaret Club Performance

    “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret.” – Cabaret by Liza Minelli Embracing these words, Conly Basham, expressive arts therapist in training and former New York City actress, shared her love of theatre and artistic expression with Mercy Retirement……

  • Team Members Spotlight on the Mercy Team

    Team Members Spotlight on the Mercy Team

    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……

  • Older Americans Month: Engage at Every Age

    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

    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……

  • Community

    Community

    One of my favorite parts about working for Mercy Brown Bag is working with all of the amazing volunteers and seeing them work together. There is so much joy, collaboration, and love that fills the sites and makes everyone feel welcome. And it’s fun! I think about places like Eden Issei Terrace that has a fantastic……

  • ‘Movie Moments at The Vogue’ Recap

    ‘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……

  • Residents, Students, Staff Members Enjoy Mural Project Installation and Reception

    Residents, Students, Staff Members Enjoy Mural Project Installation and Reception

    Students, residents and staff members gathered recently for a reception and installation of a mural project at Mercy Retirement and Care Center. The murals were created through a partnership between Mercy and California College of the Arts. The ENGAGE at CCA program brought together an entire class of art students with the Mercy residents to……

  • Heart of Gold Award Winners

    Heart of Gold Award Winners

    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……