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Historic Portola Gardens Names New Director

SAN FRANCISCO (September 10, 2019) Portola Gardens, one of San Francisco’s most unique and oldest senior living communities, is pleased to announce that Ivan Emiliano has been named as the Director of Resident Care.  “Ivan has many wonderful qualities that bring strength to our team including his teaching experience, his philosophy and “hands on” approach to […]

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Music Gets the Toe Tapping at Any Age

Music is a great way to improve the quality of life for older adults. Many studies show the benefits of music. It reduces stress, anxiety, and pain. It also can  improve immune function, helps memory, and encourages exercise. It has been well documented that music reaches those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music helps people reminisce […]

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Returning to the Past: People with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Retain Older Memories

Caregivers and family members of adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias notice their loved ones often talk about the distant past—and sometimes believe they’re still living in those past memories.  People with dementia start to lose the ability to capture, retain, and retrieve recent memories—sometimes even things that happened just a few moments ago. But […]

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Volunteer After Retirement-Weighing Your Options

Throughout the country, millions of people have found fulfillment donating their time to causes and organizations that support missions that interest them. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that finances and runs AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and others, estimates that more than 64 million Americans volunteer nearly 8 billion […]

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Portola Gardens Names New Executive Director

Our Portola Gardens community has a new executive director in Jeffrey Dillon. Considered a visionary in senior living services, Jeffrey has been studying the consumer-resident, marketplace-community and has developed ideas and ways to deliver successful aging programs to the next generation of senior living consumers, the baby-boomers.      We are excited to bring Jeffrey […]

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Veterans Benefits for Caregivers and Spouses

What are these benefits, who is eligible, and how to apply. Memorial Day is May 27, a special day for honoring Americans who served in the country’s armed forces. Did you know more than 1.5 million wartime-service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars each year in U.S. Department of Veterans […]

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