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News and perspectives from Covia.

Spreading the Seeds of Creativity

Spreading the Seeds of Creativity

A poet since she was a young child, San Francisco Towers resident Sally Love Saunders’ eyes light up when she talks about helping others get in touch with their creativity. “I’m doing it for me because I enjoy it,” she says. Sally has been a poet, poet-in-residence and teacher of poetry in a wide range…

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4th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon Supports Residents That Outlive Their Means

4th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon Supports Residents That Outlive Their Means

On August 3rd, over 170 residents from Covia Communities gathered at Spring Lake Village for the fourth annual Circle of Friends luncheon. This summer luncheon raises awareness for and supports the Circle of Friends Fund, which provides assistance to Covia life plan community residents who have outlived their resources. This year’s luncheon pulled from the…

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Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil to speak on Smart Aging in the 21st Century

Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil to speak on Smart Aging in the 21st Century

On September 5, residents and guests of Canterbury Woods in Pacific Grove will have the opportunity to hear renowned scholar Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil present on Smart Aging in the 21st Century. Currently serving as Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, and an…

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What Great Place to Work Tells Us About Covia

What Great Place to Work Tells Us About Covia

Earlier this year, Covia was certified for a second year as a Great Place to Work. This certification, based on a Trust Index that includes over 60 evaluated elements, considers not only organizational culture but also each team member’s experience. “We like to get feedback from the organization to see how we’re doing,” says Prab…

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CoviaGreen Highlights Residents’ Commitment to Green Living

CoviaGreen Highlights Residents’ Commitment to Green Living

Inspired by their passion for protecting the environment for future generations, members of St. Paul’s Towers’ Green Action Committee created CoviaGreen, a program focused on sustainable living and environmental responsibility. The program is centered around the CoviaGreen pledge, which offers residents a number of ways that they can reduce their negative impact on the environment….

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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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