framed paintings at the glorious memories art auction

Creativity and ability were highlighted at the Glorious Moments Art Show and Auction as those living with some form of dementia proudly displayed their artwork. Residents of AlmaVia of San Francisco’s (AVSF) Bridgehaven, Gardens, and Oasis memory care neighborhoods came together on November 16 to showcase their artwork and raise money. Twenty-two works of art…

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Ruth Cook and her dog Maggie

Ruth Cook was an unlikely celebrity. Before the Woolsey fire, she had lived quietly in her Seminole Springs home for more than 40 years. Her daily companion was her beloved dog, Maggie. The fire changed everything. Rescued by two off-duty sheriff’s deputies, Ruth was evacuated with Maggie but had trouble finding a shelter that would…

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Seniors discussing how to pay for assisted living

The choice to place a loved one into assisted living or memory care comes with an array of questions: How does one pay for assisted living? Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living? Which senior living community will be the best fit? Will my loved one be well cared for? What will their quality of…

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daughter hugs senior mom and dad

Spending time with our loved ones is one of life’s great treasures, especially as they age and the time spent together becomes more precious. However, if you’ve been spending that time asking yourself, “How do I get my Mom into assisted living?” because you’ve noticed signs that some extra help is required, it’s time to…

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health care professional cares for senior on a park bench

As the holiday seasons are upon us, this should be a time for joy and celebration. But for some caregivers, this time of the year can bring the blues. Trying to live up to past expectations or cooking the perfect holiday dinner can all add up to a lot of pressure. That stress, combined with…

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Holistic Wellness at Elder Care Alliance

“When I is replaced with We, even Illness becomes Wellness.” – Malcolm X If you or a loved one has done even the smallest amount of research into senior living communities, you’ve no doubt come across the term holistic wellness. What is holistic wellness, exactly? It’s the idea that to enjoy a full and fulfilling…

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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…

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Senior in wheelchair dressing stylishly and comfortably

The days of ill-fitting and unfashionable wheelchair clothing for the elderly or disabled are gone, thanks to fashion designers and companies bringing adaptive clothing for seniors into the mainstream. How? By focusing equally on functionality, comfort and style. Adaptive clothing refers to garments, accessories and footwear specially designed with the dressing needs of seniors and…

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Helping Seniors Living with Dementia

Meaningful engagement and a sense of purpose helps people living with dementia or memory-related disorders feel like they’re still connected and contributing to society. While cognitive skills may diminish, every person still has the ability to grow and learn. That’s the thinking behind “I’m Still Here,” a pioneering, engagement-focused approach to dementia treatment. And it’s…

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