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Covia maintains A- rating from Fitch

Covia maintains A- rating from Fitch

On July 2nd, Fitch Ratings affirmed the A- rating on Covia’s revenue bonds, with a rating outlook of “Stable.” Covia first received an A- rating in 2017. “Covia benefits from its size and scale with five full service retirement communities located in desirable locations throughout Northern California, with a total operating revenue base of nearly…

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Ruth’s Table Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Ruth’s Table Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

On July 11th, Ruth’s Table, a program of Bethany Center Senior Housing, is celebrating its grand re-opening at a new dedicated gallery space located at 3160 21st Street, San Francisco. The opening reception from 6:00-9:00 pm launches a year-long exploration of Bauhaus through a series of exhibits. Founded in 2009 with the support of artist…

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Covia Celebrates Pride

Covia Celebrates Pride

Honoring its core values of welcome, inclusion, social justice and grace, Covia is celebrating Pride not only through events this month, but through an ongoing commitment to make its communities and programs welcoming to all. Covia is an Endorsing Organization of the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) – the  first organization to do so on…

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Spring Lake Village residents medal in Senior Games

Spring Lake Village residents medal in Senior Games

The Village People, Spring Lake Village’s entrant in the Sonoma County Wine Country Games (commonly known as the Senior Games), won their first medal on May 31, 2019, taking third place in the bocce tournament. The team included Capt. Sue Guerra, Don Allison, Brenda and Butch Dippel, Pete Guerra, and Barbara Ware, all residents of…

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Covia builds colleagues and leaders through EMERGE program

Covia builds colleagues and leaders through EMERGE program

Each year, Covia sends candidates to LeadingAge California’s EMERGE program to build and develop their capacity for leadership and to help them network with other leaders in the Aging Services field. This May, Rosa Torres, Human Resources Manager for Los Gatos Meadows, and Cammille Lo-Li, Regional Social Services Manager for Covia Affordable Communities, are graduating…

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Market Day: Fresh food for healthy living

Market Day: Fresh food for healthy living

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging, but Covia is making it easier for over 1,500 seniors each week across the Bay Area. Through the Market Day program, Covia Community Services provides 19 produce markets from Sonoma County to Monterey that provide seniors with fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. The markets, run primarily…

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Covia is certified a Great Place to Work

Covia is certified a Great Place to Work

For the second consecutive year, Covia has been certified a Great Place to Work. Great Place to Work™, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluates an organizational culture brief as well as more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These elements include pride in the organization’s community impact, employees’ belief that their work makes a difference, and…

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San Francisco Towers: A Family Home

San Francisco Towers: A Family Home

Ruth Reznikoff and Laura Olson share the distinction of being one of the few mother/daughter pairs living in the same community. Ruth worked as a dietitian in San Diego and raised her family of three daughters. One of her girls, Laura, eventually settled in San Francisco with her husband, Stephen. In 2013, Ruth, then 96,…

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Celtic Cup raises over $250,000 for seniors

Celtic Cup raises over $250,000 for seniors

The 8th Annual Celtic Cup Golf Tournament and Gala Reception brought together more than 220 guests to raise a quarter of a million dollars to support services for seniors in need. Thanks to our many sponsors, golfers and community friends who joined us at Berkeley Country Club and made this year’s tournament the best yet!…

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