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News and perspectives from Covia.

Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

The Covia Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2018 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 2018, the fund…

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A holiday recipe from Canterbury Woods

A holiday recipe from Canterbury Woods

Canterbury Woods residents are making use of the campus facilities to back their traditional holiday recipes: cookies, truffles, and more. One of our residents has shared her personal creation: a recipe for raspberry-jalapeño pepper jelly. Raspberry-Jalapeño Pepper Jelly 1 4-oz can diced jalapeño peppers, drained 1 medium-large red bell pepper, diced 1 ½ – 2…

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Making the most of your charitable giving

Making the most of your charitable giving

Planning to make end of year donations to support the causes you care about? This year’s tax law changes will make a difference in the way those charitable gifts are treated, with an implication for your 2018 taxes and for the year to come. As you do make your final donations of the year, it’s…

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The San Francisco Towers’ Christmas Circus Wagon

The San Francisco Towers’ Christmas Circus Wagon

Every Christmas residents at San Francisco Towers enjoy a beautiful Christmas Circus Wagon, on display in the Lounge during December. This is the story of how SFT residents brought the wagon into existence. In Bill and Martha Steen’s Christmas tree ornament collection was a circus wagon ornament. Bill decided it would be a special treat…

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Holiday Giving – The Magic of Simple

Holiday Giving – The Magic of Simple

This essay by Webster House resident Jim Lyons originally appeared in the December 2018 Webster House Newsletter. It is money grubbing time again. Buy, buy, buy, and then buy more. For those of us who stress about what to buy, discombobulation can smash our frames of mind. Mettle is challenged. Yet it need not be…

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Community

Community

This essay by Chaplain Jacquie Robb was originally published in the Spring Lake Village newsletter. We talk a lot about community here at Spring Lake Village. The conversations are usually about joining the community. . .what it’s like to eat with others in the dining room, how to navigate the programs and events. It’s only…

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Affordable Assisted Living at Lytton Gardens

Affordable Assisted Living at Lytton Gardens

Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto offers something almost unheard of in senior affordable housing: an Assisted Living option. Openings are currently available for seniors age 62 and older who meet certain financial eligibility requirements. Housing Administrator Doris Lee says, “Affordable Housing usually only has independent living, so to have the assisted living and the nursing…

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Remarks from the Inclusion Reception

Remarks from the Inclusion Reception

On Tuesday, October 30th, Kevin Gerber, Covia’s President and CEO, along with Doug Pace, Director of Mission Partnerships for the Alzheimer’s Association, welcomed LeadingAge members to the Inclusion Reception, an event at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia. Covia was one of the Signature Donors for the event.  Kevin – Good evening and welcome to…

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Spiritual Care at Covia

Spiritual Care at Covia

Spiritual Care expands far beyond providing Bible studies or religious services. Spiritual wellness – one of the eight dimensions of wellness – is an important part of Covia’s mission to support well-being for the whole person. The goal of Covia’s spiritual care programs is to enhance the quality of life of every person by building…

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