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Resident Service Coordinators Are More Important Than Ever

Resident Service Coordinators Are More Important Than Ever

Covia’s Resident Service Coordinators (RSCs) help residents at affordable communities throughout California connect to vital services – work that is more important than ever during the COVID-19 crisis. “RSCs have shown up to work each day from the start of this pandemic and have adapted to providing services to our most vulnerable population while maintaining…

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Supporting Covia’s Employees

Supporting Covia’s Employees

During the COVID-19 crisis, Covia is dedicated to supporting team members as they provide essential care throughout our communities. Part of this support is the ‘Essential Support’ program, which was put into effect on April 29th. This program includes financial support to help with unexpected costs, time off, choice of a fun “family time” membership,…

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Providing care during uncertainty: Covia and Skilled Nursing

Providing care during uncertainty: Covia and Skilled Nursing

Cynthia Shelby worked for 15 years as a hospital nurse – including emergency rooms, ICUs, and medical/surgery – before she took a position as an Assistant Director of Nursing in a skilled nursing community in Ohio. As a hospital nurse, Shelby notes “You become a very good clinician and you have good diagnostic skills and…

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Fostering Creative Expression While Sheltering in Place

Fostering Creative Expression While Sheltering in Place

As we shelter in place, many people are taking up new creative projects, everything from knitting to baking or even learning a new musical instrument. Ruth’s Table is celebrating the power of creativity to lift our spirits and bring us together with the Enduring Inspiration: Creativity at Home initiative. Ruth’s Table, part of Covia’s Community…

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Market Day Delivers

Market Day Delivers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Covia’s Market Day has stepped in to provide fresh produce and staples to almost 1,600 seniors. Market Day, a Covia Community Services program designed to offer pop-up produce markets in accessible locations such as senior communities, senior centers, and churches, made the difficult decision to temporarily close its events starting…

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Staying Connected With Card Writing

Staying Connected With Card Writing

The Social Call program connects older adults with volunteers for one on one visits in person or over the phone. Due to social distancing and shelter in place orders, the program is holding all visits over the phone and has added a new card writing component where volunteers write cards that are sent to Covia…

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COVID-19 Update: San Francisco Towers

COVID-19 Update: San Francisco Towers

On Wednesday, April 15, Covia was informed that there are two confirmed cases of Coronavirus (or COVID-19) at our San Francisco Towers community. SFT immediately contacted the San Francisco Department of Public Health and is following all of their guidance. In addition to the Infection Control Plan that was already in place, San Francisco Towers…

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Covia Foundation provides insights on tax changes, CARES Act

Covia Foundation provides insights on tax changes, CARES Act

The Covia Foundation recently hosted an online presentation to provide insights on the recent changes to U.S. tax laws and what impact that might have. “As I speak with residents and friends out in our communities, we’re getting a lot of questions about recent tax law changes,” says Katharine Miller, Executive Director of the Covia…

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Staying spiritually connected

Staying spiritually connected

During one of his daily briefings, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York told listeners to be “socially distanced but spiritually connected.” Covia’s Spiritual Care team is responding to the challenge of the COVID-19 stay at home orders with creative solutions to keep residents spiritually connected during holy days and every day. Holy Days Since gathering…

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