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Elder Care Alliance is honored to announce our approval to host the Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0. The accomplishment comes after several months of engaging in a rigorous interview process, and we look forward to creating original events in our Support Center to continue our commitment to innovation in aging. Aging2.0 is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge…

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For LGBT elders, recent years have brought a welcome shift in attitudes — and more acceptance. In cities across the country, parades and celebrations marked Pride Month in June, and the festivities are slated to continue throughout the summer. But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors also have experienced darker times when they did not…

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Social isolation has serious risks for older adults. Individuals who have minimal contact with friends or family members are at higher risk of illness and death, and they experience higher health care costs than seniors who engage with others often. The Villa at San Mateo and other organizations offer a variety of activities to help…

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Need a ride? There’s still time to participate in the city’s Senior Rides program! The City of San Mateo Senior Rides Pilot Transportation Program offers affordable transportation service to adults over the age of 60 who are current residents of the City of San Mateo. The program runs through June 30 and offers service when…

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During Men’s Health Month in June, the White House and the federal government encourage early detection of diseases affecting men. The campaign also raises awareness of preventable health problems and the benefits of seeking medical advice and timely treatment for injuries and illnesses. At The Villa at San Mateo, we believe that physical wellness comprises…

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Summer has arrived, providing welcome relief from spring allergies. While having fun this summer, there are some seasonal safety considerations for older adults. June is National Safety Month, when the National Safety Council and other groups strive to raise awareness of the top causes of injury. What are some steps older adults can take to…

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Calling all creatives! Help us re-imagine unused space at the iconic Villa Hotel, a major entertainment venue back in its 1950s heyday. Now home to The Villa at San Mateo, we’re inviting community members to participate in The Villa Challenge competition to redesign space that supports aging in place. Spaces included in the challenge were…

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What does retirement mean for you? For many older adults, it means continuing to work — whether full-time or part-time. An increasing number of Americans over the age of 65 are choosing to keep working, for a variety of reasons. In 2000, research found that just under 13 percent of older adults continued to work.…

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Art Therapy at Elder Care Alliance

Big News For Art Therapy This week, something big happened with implications for art therapy, creativity, and research at Elder Care Alliance! First, an update from Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC on art therapy and creativity in our communities and then the big announcement. Art Therapy at Elder Care Alliance Last month, I presented at the American Art…

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