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Letter from Kevin Gerber, President and CEO

Letter from Kevin Gerber, President and CEO

To all of our Covia family, As you are well aware, the presence of COVID-19 in our country has impacted all of us in ways large and small. Every day, the story seems to shift as another news article or chart or special report appears. Coronavirus at the same time seems at once close and…

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How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

Social distancing may mean that we can’t be physically close but there are still plenty of ways to connect with each other and the outside world while staying safe at home. Technology can keep us connected to our family and current events but there are also ways to create new social connections during this time….

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COVID-19 Update: Lytton Gardens

COVID-19 Update: Lytton Gardens

March 18 There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus) at Lytton Gardens, Covia’s Affordable Housing Community in Palo Alto, in the Arbors neighborhood. Covia, the owner of Lytton Gardens, was informed of this today, March 18th.  Since the pandemic started, Covia has been following guidance provided by state, local, and national…

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Our Employees Make Covia a Great Place to Work

Our Employees Make Covia a Great Place to Work

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! We are so excited to celebrate all of the amazing people who help Covia support older adults around the Bay Area and beyond. In honor of this holiday, we were inspired to share stories about our incredible employees from throughout the organization. Community Services Lizette Suarez, Well Connected Español Program Manager…

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What is Covia doing about COVID-19?

Covia has been carefully monitoring the situation around Covia-19, also called Coronavirus,  since COVID-19 has the potential to be far more dangerous for older adults. We will be providing regular updates on https://covia.org/covid-19-response-and-resources/.  As the news about COVID-19 spreads as fast or faster than the virus itself, we wanted to share the steps that Covia…

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Chefs Waste Not At Spring Lake Village

Chefs Waste Not At Spring Lake Village

In the United States, 40 percent of all food grown, produced, packaged and sold is thrown in a landfill. This food waste comes from growers, markets, restaurants, and resident homes and is predominantly leftovers, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and packaging. We are all responsible. There are no better ambassadors to inspire us to reduce…

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Celebrating a Founding Member of St. Paul’s Towers

Celebrating a Founding Member of St. Paul’s Towers

In early January, St. Paul’s Towers honored Eric Hubert with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of service. Both as a former staff member as well as a long-time resident, Hubert’s impact on the Towers’ can be felt to this day. Originally from Orange, Texas, Hubert was working as an administrator at an Episcopal…

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Celebrating National Wear Red Day

Celebrating National Wear Red Day

The first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day, a holiday devoted to raising awareness of women’s heart health. The holiday, which falls on February 7th this year, is put on by the American Heart Association as a reminder of the threat of heart disease and stroke. It corresponds with February as National Heart…

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Life is Sweet for Pets at San Francisco Towers

Life is Sweet for Pets at San Francisco Towers

For twelve years, the San Francisco Towers’ Pet Club has been meeting to provide a forum for the community’s pet owners to find support and make positive change for their furry friends. The Pet Club began in 2007, spearheaded by SFT resident Adrienne Jonas, so that residents with pets could connect and support one another….

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