The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

St. Paul’s Towers goes to Sacramento

St. Paul’s Towers goes to Sacramento

When Mary Linde, Executive Director of St. Paul’s Towers in Oakland, plans development programs for her senior leadership team, “I try to do things that aren’t just about reading and discussing a book,’” she says. In January that led her to bring her team to the LeadingAge California offices in Sacramento. “It’s typically nurses and…

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Invitation to Creative Aging

Invitation to Creative Aging

Introduction to the Creative Aging Symposium Presented by Katie Wade, Associate Director of Social Call and Well Connected This is our second year hosting the Creative Aging Symposium, Power to Change. This online symposium is a place for us to gather around a really profound notion: that aging is a journey ripe with opportunities for…

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Rod Moshiri joins Webster House as Executive Director

Rod Moshiri joins Webster House as Executive Director

In January, Webster House welcomed Mehrad “Rod” Moshiri as its new executive director. He’s spent his first month getting to know the community, both staff and residents. “The first thing that I think I noticed about Webster House is that people care,” he says. “From the line staff to upper management, everybody cares about the…

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Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

The Covia Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Darby Betts grant funds. Established in 2005 as a partnership between Covia and the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Darby Betts fund supports services and programs that benefit seniors in the Episcopal Dioceses of California, Northern California, and El Camino Real. In 2018, the fund…

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A holiday recipe from Canterbury Woods

A holiday recipe from Canterbury Woods

Canterbury Woods residents are making use of the campus facilities to back their traditional holiday recipes: cookies, truffles, and more. One of our residents has shared her personal creation: a recipe for raspberry-jalapeño pepper jelly. Raspberry-Jalapeño Pepper Jelly 1 4-oz can diced jalapeño peppers, drained 1 medium-large red bell pepper, diced 1 ½ – 2…

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Making the most of your charitable giving

Making the most of your charitable giving

Planning to make end of year donations to support the causes you care about? This year’s tax law changes will make a difference in the way those charitable gifts are treated, with an implication for your 2018 taxes and for the year to come. As you do make your final donations of the year, it’s…

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The San Francisco Towers’ Christmas Circus Wagon

The San Francisco Towers’ Christmas Circus Wagon

Every Christmas residents at San Francisco Towers enjoy a beautiful Christmas Circus Wagon, on display in the Lounge during December. This is the story of how SFT residents brought the wagon into existence. In Bill and Martha Steen’s Christmas tree ornament collection was a circus wagon ornament. Bill decided it would be a special treat…

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Holiday Giving – The Magic of Simple

Holiday Giving – The Magic of Simple

This essay by Webster House resident Jim Lyons originally appeared in the December 2018 Webster House Newsletter. It is money grubbing time again. Buy, buy, buy, and then buy more. For those of us who stress about what to buy, discombobulation can smash our frames of mind. Mettle is challenged. Yet it need not be…

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Community

Community

This essay by Chaplain Jacquie Robb was originally published in the Spring Lake Village newsletter. We talk a lot about community here at Spring Lake Village. The conversations are usually about joining the community. . .what it’s like to eat with others in the dining room, how to navigate the programs and events. It’s only…

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