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Historic Portola Gardens Names New Director

By CiminoCare

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 caring for people,” said Mark Cimino, CEO of CiminoCare. “We know he will help inspire all the team members to ensure a focus on the comfort and well-being of all our residents.”

Ivan joins Portola Gardens with extensive experience in resident care. Most recently he was the Vocational Nurse Instructor at Unitek College in South San Francisco. He had a 100% pass rate for all his graduating students while an instructor at Unitek. Prior to which he was the Director of Staff Development at Kindred-Tunnell. He also was the Director of Staff Development and Nursing Supervisor at San Francisco Healthcare and Rehab. He is a graduate of the N.C.P School of Nursing and graduated with Honorary Mention. 

“I am thrilled to be joining Portola Gardens, a community that cares for its residents as if they were family,” adds Ivan. 

Portola Gardens offers both assisted living and memory care support in a beautiful Colonial Revival building that fosters a strong sense of community in a place that feels familiar. Residents have access to private backyard areas, gardens, walking paths, a sunroom that is perfect for relaxing and reading, and living spaces that feel like home. Portola Gardens is committed to offering the best value for older adults who want to remain in San Francisco. 

Portola Gardens is located at 350 University Street, San Francisco, CA 94134 (415) 337-1587. 

About Portola Gardens
Portola Gardens is a senior living community offering assisted living and memory care services for residents. Located in San Francisco’s Garden District, the community is in a beautifully restored historic landmark building with expert trained staff that provide residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by CiminoCare, a Northern California based senior living management company currently operating 11 senior living communities. For more than 30 years, the Cimino family has provided consistent quality care to seniors living in each of their communities. For more information visit

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