Pacifica Senior Living Blog

Creating Community With The Hospitality Committee at The Park Lane

May 20, 2024 12:34:02 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Spotlight

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In our communities, building a sense of connection and acceptance is key to creating a warm and welcoming environment. Community is at the heart of it all, and there is no better way to build that than by making our newest residents feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible. At The Park Lane, one of our communities in Monterey, the Hospitality Committee is hard at work ensuring each new resident has the best possible experience when they join our community.

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Pacifica Senior Living's Chef Keoni Shares His Homemade Pizza Recipe

May 16, 2024 10:18:05 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Mealtimes are a major highlight for residents in our community. Not only does everyone love enjoying a delicious dish, but meals also offer a chance to catch up with loved ones, neighbors, or friends. In our communities we make a point to make mealtimes extra special by celebrating fun food holidays and mixing exciting new dishes in with favorites and classics.

For National Pizza Day, Chef Keoni of Pacifica Senior living Poway created a special signature pizza dish for our residents to enjoy. We are proud that our culinary teams go above and beyond to include fun days like national pizza day in their menus, and the residents love seeing what exciting dishes are coming next.

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Shining a Light on our Pacifica Senior Living Nurses

Apr 29, 2024 3:09:12 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight

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Across our communities, our nurses are hard at work ensuring the very best care and wellbeing of our residents. We greatly appreciate all that our nurses do day in and day out to establish comfort, care and support for our residents.

Nurses can most often be found in Assisted Living and Memory Care communities  as well as Skilled Nursing Facilities that cater to older adults. These nurses offer care services that allow residents as much independence and dignity as possible, while ensuring aid and support are on hand when needed. 

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Volunteers in our Communities: Celebrating Those Who Serve

Apr 24, 2024 2:19:52 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Events

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This month is National Volunteer Month, and we are celebrating the amazing volunteers in our own communities. From non profit groups to student volunteers, our communities are honored to have such amazing visitors and helpers around our communities.

Our volunteers fill a wide variety of roles as well. From spending time with our residents to joining in with activities, crafts, or providing acts of service, having volunteers in our communities is part of the rich atmosphere we foster.

We especially love seeing our young volunteers and schools who visit and encourage intergenerational bonds between our residents and young students. It is a joy for our residents to spend time with the kids, and equally the students get to experience an enriching time hearing stories and life lessons from their elders.

Whether we are hosting fundraising events and need volunteer helpers, or we are sharing in an art class together, we understand the value and importance of volunteers.

Here are some of the stories of volunteers in our communities:

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Planning for the Future: Advance Directives and Health Care Planning

Apr 15, 2024 4:22:18 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day that encourages the public to take charge of their own healthcare directives. It is intended to “inspire, educate and empower” while highlighting the importance of advance care planning and advanced directives. Making a plan for your future helps you and your loved ones to be on the same page about your health and your wishes. It’s never too early to think about your future.

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Sandwich Madness Culinary Competition

Apr 5, 2024 3:10:59 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Across our communities our amazing chefs and culinary teams are always cooking up something special. We pride ourselves in serving delicious meals for everything from special holiday events to every meal of the day.

Food is one of the most powerful and natural ways people connect with one another, and we love that meal time is often a highlight for many of our residents. Recently, we had a sandwich competition where we encouraged all chefs to create their favorite sandwich which would then be submitting for judging.

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7 Ways to be More Sustainable This Spring

Mar 18, 2024 2:55:31 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Sustainability and Green Initiatives

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Living a sustainable lifestyle might sound daunting, but it is actually simpler than you may think. Start small, with these every day adjustments to help reduce the negative impact we all have on the environment. Focusing on things like recycling, using less water, or using green cleaning products are simple ways we can all cut back on our carbon footprint. 

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International Women's Day: Stories From Incredible Female Residents

Mar 7, 2024 2:09:35 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Resident Spotlight

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This International Women’s Day we are celebrating the stories of amazing and groundbreaking women within our own communities. Whether it was breaking into new job roles and industries, fighting for women’s rights, or showing off athletic prowess, our residents reflected on how women’s rights have changed throughout their lifetime.

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Inspiring Black Seniors Who Were Advocates for Change

Feb 22, 2024 1:07:33 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living

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This month, as we celebrate Black History and stories, we’re looking at inspiring individuals who continued the fight for visibility and representation well into their later years. Whether it was making a mark on the culinary scene, pushing for desegregation in the armed forces, winning Grammy Awards as a senior, or being one of the first to represent black women on television, these inspiring black individuals left a lasting impact.

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Pacifica Valentines: Stories of Love from Across our Communities

Feb 13, 2024 2:21:48 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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Valentine’s Day is a time to show appreciation and love for those we are closest to. No matter the type of connection, it is the perfect excuse to remind your loved ones how much you care. At Pacifica Senior Living we love celebrating love in all its forms.

From coast to coast our communities have been getting in the festive spirit with themed craft days, decorations, Valentine’s day parties, and so much more. For our residents and staff, Valentine’s Day is a time where we can bring our emotional side to the forefront.

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