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A Year in Antarctica: Webster House Resident Recalls His Time in the Southern Hemisphere and Its Lasting Life Lessons

A Year in Antarctica: Webster House Resident Recalls His Time in the Southern Hemisphere and Its Lasting Life Lessons

When Webster House resident Chet Frankenfield was growing up on the East Coast, he never dreamed that he would travel to Antarctica. His adventure started in 1956 when he was attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and his commanding officer asked him if he would be interested in studying Aerology at the Postgraduate…

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Covia Celebrates the Season with Annual Thanksgiving Lunches

Covia Celebrates the Season with Annual Thanksgiving Lunches

The Thanksgiving season at Covia is a time for great food, from the Support Services Nuthin’ But Sides potluck to the annual Thanksgiving meals put on by communities and Senior Resources. Two of these Thanksgiving meals, the Senior Resources San Francisco Thanksgiving dinner and the Annual Oak Center Towers’ Thanksgiving Luncheon, give a great peek…

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A salute to Chuck Raymond, lifelong supporter of creative expression

A salute to Chuck Raymond, lifelong supporter of creative expression

Ruth’s Table remembers fondly their friend and participant Chuck Raymond, who was an accomplished architectural designer with a love of creative expression. Chuck died in May of 2018 and made a significant gift in his will to support Ruth’s Table, leaving a legacy to creative aging. Charles “Chuck” Raymond’s passions in life included design, architecture…

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Art Programs at Oak Center Towers Let Residents’ Creativity Blossom

Art Programs at Oak Center Towers Let Residents’ Creativity Blossom

Over the past year, residents at Oak Center Towers have been fostering their creativity through art classes and art programs. Aliona Gibson, Activities Coordinator at Oak Center Towers, has been introducing residents to a new art project every month in addition to supporting the community’s connection with the Art with Elders program. Art with Elders…

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Report from the LeadingAge National Convention

Report from the LeadingAge National Convention

Twenty people from Covia attended the 2019 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, held October 27-30 in San Diego California. Representing Covia’s Communities, Affordable Housing, Community Services, Support Services, and Foundation, they were informed and inspired by lectures, sessions, exhibits, demonstrations, as well their colleagues from non-profit aging service providers from around the country. In total,…

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Covia Announces New Career Site

Covia Announces New Career Site

Covia is proud to announce a brand-new Career Site for job seekers interested in learning more about Covia and joining our team. The site enables individuals to easily search for open positions within Covia while also obtaining a sneak peek into what makes Covia a Great Place to Work! Over the past five months, Covia’s…

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Emergency Update: Kincade Fire

Emergency Update: Kincade Fire

As the situation in Sonoma County continues to develop, Covia is working with our communities  Jennings Court and Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa, with Friends House in Santa Rosa (with whom we have a management agreement), with our Community Services program participants throughout the county, and with our employees to ensure everyone’s safety. Friday,…

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Financial Wellness: Keeping Up to Date on Estate Planning

Financial Wellness: Keeping Up to Date on Estate Planning

Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week! Estate planning is an often overlooked but important part of maintaining financial wellness. The financial aspects of estate planning include assessing your personal situation, creating a will and possibly a trust, planning for disposition of accounts (like life insurance or retirement accounts), naming a power of attorney, gift planning,…

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Ruth’s Table Partners with Reimagine to Explore End of Life Issues through Creativity

Ruth’s Table Partners with Reimagine to Explore End of Life Issues through Creativity

Founded on the mission of “increasing access to creative opportunities for older adults and adults with disabilities and providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for creative expression and cross generational dialogue,” Ruth’s Table, a Covia Community Service, has been serving the San Francisco community for 10 years—a  milestone they will be celebrating on November 14th…

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