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News and perspectives from Covia.

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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Earth Day every day at Canterbury Woods

Earth Day every day at Canterbury Woods

“I’ve always been interested in the environment,” says Canterbury Woods resident Nancy Frost. “I was fortunate enough to spend my summers in a redwood forest. And how can you not be interested in the environment when you get to do that.” For more than 30 years, Frost worked for the Government, first in the U.S….

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Covia and Fair Housing

Covia and Fair Housing

In theory, Fair Housing is a straightforward concept: “At the end of the day, it’s that you don’t have special treatment for one resident over another,” says Karim Sultan, Covia’s Vice President of Affordable Housing. But in practice, it may not be as easy as it sounds. The Fair Housing Act guarantees protection from discrimination…

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Introducing/Presentando Well Connected Español

Introducing/Presentando Well Connected Español

Interview with/Entrevista con Lizette Suarez, Program Manager/Coordinadora de Programa Well Connected Español To learn more about Well Connected Español, visit our webpage at https://covia.org/services/well-connected/bien-conectado/. Para obtener más información sobre Well Connected Español, visite nuestra página web en https://covia.org/services/well-connected/bien-conectado/. For those who don’t know, what is Well Connected? Well Connected is a phone and online program…

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Los Gatos Meadows Announces Impending Closure Due to Safety Risks

Los Gatos Meadows Announces Impending Closure Due to Safety Risks

Los Gatos Meadows announced today that, after reviewing the findings of a rigorous facilities assessment, it will begin the process of closing the senior living community, concluding that continuing operations in their present form is too great a safety risk for residents and employees. “Providing quality care and a safe and pleasant community is our…

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