The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

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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Covia Celebrates Creative Aging with Annual Symposium

On January 29th, Covia Community Services is celebrating creative aging with the Creative Aging Symposium. The symposium, which can be attended online or by conference call, celebrates how creativity shapes our sense of self and guides us to more purposeful living. Both individual participants and senior communities nationwide are welcome to register for the 3rd…

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2019 Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

The Covia Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Darby Betts grant funds. Established in 2005 as a partnership between Covia and the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Darby Betts Fund supports services and programs that benefit seniors in the Episcopal Dioceses of California, Northern California, and El Camino Real. In 2019, the fund…

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Giving Back during the Holidays

Our residents and staff give back to the greater community all year round, but in this season of sharing, this generosity takes on special meaning. St. Paul’s Towers started off the season by surprising Oakland’s First Responders with baked goods and treats for Thanksgiving as well as personalized notes thanking them for their work. “It’s…

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