The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

Vaccine Clinics Kick Off at Covia Communities

The week of January 11th kicked off the start of vaccine clinics at Covia communities, starting on January 12th at San Francisco Towers and following later in the week at Canterbury Woods and St. Paul’s Towers.  “When the long awaited day finally arrived, it really seemed to fly by in a flurry of activity,” says…

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Fourth Annual Creative Aging Symposium Celebrates Identity

Covia, Well Connected, and Well Connected Español will host the fourth annual Creative Aging Symposium on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9:00-11:30 PST. This virtual event invites older adults to explore and celebrate identity through a creative aging lens, with keynote speakers that include a CEO, professors of psychology and religious studies, storytellers, multi-media artists,…

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Spring Lake Village Residents Support Community Food Relief with $28,500

Most of this article as well as the accompanying image originally appeared in the Spring Lake Village resident newsletter for January 2021. Shared with permission. Spring Lake Village residents responded to the challenge from the Outreach Committee in December to support The Living Room with generous contributions of $28,500. The Spring Lake Village Outreach Committee…

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Dr. Timothy Gieseke provides perspective on COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Timothy Gieseke, who served as the Medical Director at Spring Lake Village from its opening in 1986 until 2019, sat down on Monday, December 14 for an interview with Laura Darling, Covia’s VP of Communications and Spiritual Care, to give his perspective on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. Gieseke is a…

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Covia Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services™

Covia has been ranked as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. Covia took the number 17 spot on the list, the second time it has been rated in the top 50. Kevin Gerber, President and CEO of Covia, says, “We have always been proud of…

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Covia Communities Skilled Nursing recognized by U.S. News & World Report

All five Covia Communities are among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. The communities received Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, or both….

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Covia and Jobvite Recognized for Excellence in Talent Acquisition

Covia and Jobvite have been recognized for their partnership in talent acquisition by the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Awards. The two organizations were awarded Silver for Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Process, and will be recognized at the HCM Excellence Conference in January, 2021. For the past three years, Jobvite,…

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Creating Lifetime Income While Helping Others

A 3rd generation San Franciscan, Carol DeVincenzi was hoping to stay in her home for as long as possible, but knew that when the time came for her next move, she would choose a non-profit Life Plan Community in the city that she had called home for most of her life. When she started looking…

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Enriching Community Through Shared Experiences

As Covia communities and programs navigate the rapidly changing conditions and restrictions this year, we are grateful that we have resilient residents, participants, staff, and leadership that keep our communities moving forward. Challenging circumstances have brought people from across the organization together in new ways, encouraging teamwork and a sense that we truly are all…

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