The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

10 Things about Social Call on Its 10-Year Anniversary

Social isolation and loneliness affect approximately one-third to one-half of the older adult population, negatively impacting seniors’ physical and mental health. For 10 years, Covia has been addressing these issues through a no cost to participants friendly visitor program, now named Social Call. When it was founded, the program only provided in-person connections to people…

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Canterbury Woods honored for Food Safety

In September, Canterbury Woods received the Award of Excellence for Food Safety from the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department – the only senior living community to receive this honor.  “All operating food facilities meet regulatory food standards. Those who excel are recognized with our Gold Seal and those food facilities who…

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Knowing Yourself Is The #1 Tip for Fall Prevention

September 23rd marks not only the first day of fall but also Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of falls and how to prevent them. While adults 65 and older are at an elevated risk for falls, these are not a natural part of aging and many falls can be prevented….

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Well Connected Español

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Between September 15th and October 15th, America celebrates Hispanic heritage and all that those with Hispanic roots have contributed to our nation. Mexico’s Independence Day, paired with the anniversary of independence for multiple Latin American countries on September 15th, kicks off this month long celebration. (Mexican Independence is often mistakenly believed…

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The benefits of joining a waiting list

If you are considering moving to a Senior Living Community – but not just yet – there’s another option available to you: joining a waiting list. Too often, people start looking for senior living options after a need arises, leaving them scrambling for the first available option, even if it isn’t what they truly want….

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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

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

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

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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