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News and perspectives from Covia.
The value of volunteers
The value of volunteers

Many Covia community services programs would never take place without the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. Whether they are connecting with people by phone or in person, delivering food or doing art work, volunteers are the backbone of the services we provide people in the greater community. Market Day, our senior produce market program, is…

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Creating community through Resident Service Coordination
Creating community through Resident Service Coordination

It’s easy to see the communities that Covia creates through its housing. What’s less known is the community created through its services. Covia provides Resident Service Coordination to 21 senior affordable housing communities throughout California, a service that’s largely invisible despite its impact on people’s lives. Service coordination is about connecting residents with the public…

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Covia: What’s in a Name?
Covia: What’s in a Name?

Covia (pronounced co-VEE-a) is not a word that you will find in any dictionary. It’s not an acronym, but it still stands for something. Covia is a name that emerged from deep consideration about who we are and what we stand for as an organization. The “co” of Covia comes from our belief in the…

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Well Connected: Increasing Connection, One Call at a Time
Well Connected: Increasing Connection, One Call at a Time

The following is a summary of the workshop presented at the Aging in America conference by Amber Carroll and Katie Wade. Amber Carroll is Director and Katie Wade is Associate Director of Well Connected (formerly known as Senior Center Without Walls). Setting the stage for their presentation, Well Connected Associate Director Katie Wade asked workshop…

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Covia announces affiliation with Bethany Center
Covia announces affiliation with Bethany Center

Covia Affordable Communities is pleased to announce it is entering into an affiliation with Bethany Center Senior Housing (BCSH) of San Francisco, strengthening both organizations’ ability to provide housing and services to low-income seniors in San Francisco. The affiliation agreement was approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and was finalized on March…

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Getting to Covia: Interview with Mary McMullin
Getting to Covia: Interview with Mary McMullin

The following is an interview with Mary McMullin, Senior Vice President for Organizational Advancement. Tell me about the process of getting to Covia. Initially we worked on our brand identity: what does our system stand for? What’s important? Based on that work, which was over several months, we sent information to professional namers, which was…

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Letter From Kevin
Letter From Kevin

Dear Friend, More than 50 years after our founding, we remain committed to our charitable purpose and to our Episcopal heritage: the values of welcome, inclusion, social justice, and grace. As we go forward, our identity is evolving to fully reflect the increasing range of services and communities we offer and people we serve. We…

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Welcome to Covia
Welcome to Covia

We are proud to announce our new identity as Covia. Our new name reflects our shared purpose of bringing people together and creating a true sense of home. It reflects that we serve people both who live in our communities, and those who live in their own homes. And it reflects that, whatever our age,…

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Senior Resources Marin hosts Health Services Day February 21
Senior Resources Marin hosts Health Services Day February 21

Senior Resources in Marin is hosting its third annual Health Services Day on Wednesday, February 21st. From 9:30 to noon, people age 60 and over can stop by the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato to receive a range of free services, including screenings for skin cancer, glucose testing, and fall prevention tips, as well…

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Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC) is now Covia

Our name has changed, our mission and values remain the same:
To serve our communities as a nonprofit organization as we have done for more than half a century. Our new name reflects our shared purpose of bringing people together and creating a true sense of home.

Welcome to Covia.