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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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The Great ShakeOut: Creating a Culture of Safety at Covia

The Great ShakeOut: Creating a Culture of Safety at Covia

On Thursday, October 18th, residents and staff throughout Covia participated in the Great ShakeOut, an earthquake safety drill. From Santa Rosa to Southern California, Covia took time to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” and then gathered to review and reflect. “An earthquake drill like the Great ShakeOut is an example of staff and residents increasing…

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Bethany Center Senior Housing celebrates 50th Anniversary

Bethany Center Senior Housing celebrates 50th Anniversary

Bethany Center, a Covia Affordable Community, celebrated 50 years of housing and services for seniors with a range of activities, including a gala event entitled The Art of Growing Older and the unveiling of the newly renovated Salud! mural. The celebrations also mark the completion of a two-year rehabilitation and modernization project of Bethany Center…

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Covia Director of Senior Resources honored by Rotary

Covia Director of Senior Resources honored by Rotary

Annette Balter, Covia’s Director of Senior Resources for Contra Costa County, was recently named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise for her work in developing the Rotary Home Team program throughout the Bay Area. Rotary Home Team sends teams of Rotarians into their community to provide free, basic home maintenance and…

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Memories of the Santa Rosa Fire

Memories of the Santa Rosa Fire

October 9 is the anniversary of the devastating fires that swept through Santa Rosa in 2017. Residents from both Spring Lake Village and Jennings Court were evacuated and twelve of Covia’s staff lost their home in the fires. Here are a few of the stories from our residents and staff. If you have a memory…

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Covia ranks among 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services

Covia ranks among 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services

We are pleased to announce that Covia has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services in a new list published in Fortune. Covia ranked 29th among senior housing organizations nationwide. This is the first time Fortune and Great Places to Work have created a list for the Aging Services industry,…

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