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Home Match:  A Perfect Match

Home Match: A Perfect Match

Jonathan and Jackie have only lived together for a few months, but they both say it already feels like they’ve known each other forever. They found each other through Home Match, a program of Covia Community Services. Jonathan describes Home Match as “a ‘dating service’ that helps you find the perfect roommate.” For both Jonathan…

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Covia Celebrates Creative Aging with Annual Symposium

Covia Celebrates Creative Aging with Annual Symposium

On January 29th, Covia Community Services is celebrating creative aging with the Creative Aging Symposium. The symposium, which can be attended online or by conference call, celebrates how creativity shapes our sense of self and guides us to more purposeful living. Both individual participants and senior communities nationwide are welcome to register for the 3rd…

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2019 Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

2019 Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

The Covia Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Darby Betts grant funds. Established in 2005 as a partnership between Covia and the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Darby Betts Fund supports services and programs that benefit seniors in the Episcopal Dioceses of California, Northern California, and El Camino Real. In 2019, the fund…

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Giving Back during the Holidays

Giving Back during the Holidays

Our residents and staff give back to the greater community all year round, but in this season of sharing, this generosity takes on special meaning. St. Paul’s Towers started off the season by surprising Oakland’s First Responders with baked goods and treats for Thanksgiving as well as personalized notes thanking them for their work. “It’s…

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Holiday Traditions Around Covia

Holiday Traditions Around Covia

The holidays are in full swing at Covia! Each community and program have their unique way of celebrating the season, from fun decorations and holiday parties to annual traditions and special events. Webster House & Webster House Health Center At Webster House Health Center, the lobby is always decked out in a particular theme for…

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Building Community Through Art

Building Community Through Art

Leon Kennedy has lived and worked in Oakland, California for over 25 years and has been a resident of Oak Center Towers, a Covia Affordable Community, for seven. If you are out, about, and aware, you may just run into him on an Oakland street — where he is busy capturing on canvas the people…

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Covia Resident Service Coordinators honored by Los Angeles

Covia Resident Service Coordinators honored by Los Angeles

On Tuesday, December 3rd, Covia Resident Service Coordinators Sara Choi and Chan Park were honored by the County of Los Angeles for their work in promoting and supporting falls prevention in Los Angeles County. Choi, a Lead Resident Service Coordinator and Wellness Coordinator at Vista Towers in Los Angeles, and Park, a Resident Service Coordinator…

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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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