The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

Social distancing may mean that we can’t be physically close but there are still plenty of ways to connect with each other and the outside world while staying safe at home. Technology can keep us connected to our family and current events but there are also ways to create new social connections during this time….

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COVID-19 Update: Lytton Gardens

April 13 Covia is pleased to report that there are no additional cases of COVID-19 at Lytton Gardens after the case first reported one month ago. The resident who was initially diagnosed has fully recovered. Thank you to the staff and residents whose efforts and cooperation supported the health of all.  March 18 There has…

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Our Employees Make Covia a Great Place to Work

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! We are so excited to celebrate all of the amazing people who help Covia support older adults around the Bay Area and beyond. In honor of this holiday, we were inspired to share stories about our incredible employees from throughout the organization. Community Services Lizette Suarez, Well Connected Español Program Manager…

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What is Covia doing about COVID-19?

Covia has been carefully monitoring the situation around Covia-19, also called Coronavirus,  since COVID-19 has the potential to be far more dangerous for older adults. We will be providing regular updates on https://covia.org/covid-19-response-and-resources/.  As the news about COVID-19 spreads as fast or faster than the virus itself, we wanted to share the steps that Covia…

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Chefs Waste Not At Spring Lake Village

In the United States, 40 percent of all food grown, produced, packaged and sold is thrown in a landfill. This food waste comes from growers, markets, restaurants, and resident homes and is predominantly leftovers, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and packaging. We are all responsible. There are no better ambassadors to inspire us to reduce…

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Celebrating a Founding Member of St. Paul’s Towers

In early January, St. Paul’s Towers honored Eric Hubert with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of service. Both as a former staff member as well as a long-time resident, Hubert’s impact on the Towers’ can be felt to this day. Originally from Orange, Texas, Hubert was working as an administrator at an Episcopal…

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Celebrating National Wear Red Day

The first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day, a holiday devoted to raising awareness of women’s heart health. The holiday, which falls on February 7th this year, is put on by the American Heart Association as a reminder of the threat of heart disease and stroke. It corresponds with February as National Heart…

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Life is Sweet for Pets at San Francisco Towers

For twelve years, the San Francisco Towers’ Pet Club has been meeting to provide a forum for the community’s pet owners to find support and make positive change for their furry friends. The Pet Club began in 2007, spearheaded by SFT resident Adrienne Jonas, so that residents with pets could connect and support one another….

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Home Match: A Perfect Match

Jonathan and Jackie have only lived together for a few months, but they both say it already feels like they’ve known each other forever. They found each other through Home Match, a program of Covia Community Services. Jonathan describes Home Match as “a ‘dating service’ that helps you find the perfect roommate.” For both Jonathan…

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