The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

Staying spiritually connected

During one of his daily briefings, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York told listeners to be “socially distanced but spiritually connected.” Covia’s Spiritual Care team is responding to the challenge of the COVID-19 stay at home orders with creative solutions to keep residents spiritually connected during holy days and every day. Holy Days Since gathering…

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Creating New Routines While Sheltering in Place

The shelter-in-place order means that many of us are adapting to new schedules and finding new ways to keep ourselves busy. Webster House residents, including one feline resident, are sharing their new routines and how they have adapted. Dick S. My two-room cave with balcony has several activity centers. Dining Table: Read morning NY Times…

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Letter from Kevin Gerber, President and CEO

To all of our Covia family, As you are well aware, the presence of COVID-19 in our country has impacted all of us in ways large and small. Every day, the story seems to shift as another news article or chart or special report appears. Coronavirus at the same time seems at once close and…

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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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