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News and perspectives from Covia.

Earth Day every day at Canterbury Woods

Earth Day every day at Canterbury Woods

“I’ve always been interested in the environment,” says Canterbury Woods resident Nancy Frost. “I was fortunate enough to spend my summers in a redwood forest. And how can you not be interested in the environment when you get to do that.” For more than 30 years, Frost worked for the Government, first in the U.S….

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Covia and Fair Housing

Covia and Fair Housing

In theory, Fair Housing is a straightforward concept: “At the end of the day, it’s that you don’t have special treatment for one resident over another,” says Karim Sultan, Covia’s Vice President of Affordable Housing. But in practice, it may not be as easy as it sounds. The Fair Housing Act guarantees protection from discrimination…

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Introducing/Presentando Well Connected Español

Introducing/Presentando Well Connected Español

Interview with/Entrevista con Lizette Suarez, Program Manager/Coordinadora de Programa Well Connected Español To learn more about Well Connected Español, visit our webpage at https://covia.org/services/well-connected/bien-conectado/. Para obtener más información sobre Well Connected Español, visite nuestra página web en https://covia.org/services/well-connected/bien-conectado/. For those who don’t know, what is Well Connected? Well Connected is a phone and online program…

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Los Gatos Meadows Announces Impending Closure Due to Safety Risks

Los Gatos Meadows Announces Impending Closure Due to Safety Risks

Los Gatos Meadows announced today that, after reviewing the findings of a rigorous facilities assessment, it will begin the process of closing the senior living community, concluding that continuing operations in their present form is too great a safety risk for residents and employees. “Providing quality care and a safe and pleasant community is our…

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Registration open for Celtic Cup to raise funds for seniors

Registration open for Celtic Cup to raise funds for seniors

The Covia Foundation’s 8th Annual Celtic Cup golf tournament, dinner and live auction takes place Monday, April 29th at the historic Berkeley Country Club. Funds raised by the event will support affordable housing and programs to reduce social isolation, provide for immediate needs and emergencies, and improve food security for seniors. Registration is now open. …

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A Year in the Life: Social Accountability Report 2018

A Year in the Life: Social Accountability Report 2018

As a nonprofit organization with values rooted in service, Covia is committed to supporting the communities we serve. We find new ways to help people, especially those at risk, live well and age well, anywhere they call home. To fulfill this commitment, we raise more than $2 million annually through the Covia Foundation and pledge…

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What makes a workplace a Great Place?

What makes a workplace a Great Place?

Originally published in Engage Winter 2019 In December 2018, Sandra Crowder, Environmental Services Tech, was named Los Gatos Meadows Employee of the Quarter. The Covia community shared on Facebook that “Sandra’s positivity and attention to detail inspires all who cross her path. She holds herself to very high standards and strives to provide excellence to…

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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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