The Square

News and perspectives from Covia.

Emergency Update: Kincade Fire

As the situation in Sonoma County continues to develop, Covia is working with our communities  Jennings Court and Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa, with Friends House in Santa Rosa (with whom we have a management agreement), with our Community Services program participants throughout the county, and with our employees to ensure everyone’s safety. Friday,…

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Financial Wellness: Keeping Up to Date on Estate Planning

Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week! Estate planning is an often overlooked but important part of maintaining financial wellness. The financial aspects of estate planning include assessing your personal situation, creating a will and possibly a trust, planning for disposition of accounts (like life insurance or retirement accounts), naming a power of attorney, gift planning,…

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Ruth’s Table Partners with Reimagine to Explore End of Life Issues through Creativity

Founded on the mission of “increasing access to creative opportunities for older adults and adults with disabilities and providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for creative expression and cross generational dialogue,” Ruth’s Table, a Covia Community Service, has been serving the San Francisco community for 10 years—a  milestone they will be celebrating on November 14th…

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Planning, ingenuity, and community support Spring Lake Village through power outage

Originally published in the Spring Lake Village resident newsletter – special October edition As part of what was labeled a “Public Safety Power Shutoff event” by PG&E and dubbed a “Massive Blackout” by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Spring Lake Village residents and staff were without electrical power midweek during the second week in October…

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Annual Report 2019: Letter from the CEO

Download the full Annual Report with financial reports for FY 2019 here. Looking back over the past months, I can say with great confidence that it has been a year full of progress. Some of it came from the momentum started in 2018 by the unified Covia brand, while other aspects have resulted from a…

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Covia Celebrates Active Aging & Every Dimension of Wellness

October 1st through 7th mark Active Aging Week, a weeklong celebration of living well and aging well initiated by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The term active naturally conjures up images of exercising or other physical activities, but active aging encompasses far more than just keeping oneself physically fit. The ICAA highlights seven…

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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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