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Pacifica Senior Living Expands Memory Care With New Amara Program

Jan 19, 2024 7:56:39 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Memory Care

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Pacifica Senior Living is launching our new memory care program: Amara Memory Support. The Amara program aims to create a welcoming and empowering environment for residents living with dementia or other forms of cognitive impairment. 

In Memory Care communities, it is important to create a warm, welcoming, and compassionate space where those with memory loss conditions can thrive. This means creating a calm and secure environment with caregivers and team members well versed in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. But excellent care is only one part of memory support.

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Signs it's Time to Move Your Loved One to a Senior Living Community

Jan 3, 2024 3:59:46 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Senior Living communities are a great option for individuals who need a little extra support. There are many reasons someone may prefer to move to an assisted living community, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living, seeking additional in-house care, or they may be looking for a community lifestyle where they can enjoy an active social life.

Sometimes, however, the decision is not so simple, and family members or loved ones may be in a position to encourage a senior to make the move. Knowing when it is time to make the move - or encouraging your loved one to make the move - can be a stressful process, but there are several signs that can help you know when the time has come.  

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Drive that Never Quits: Pacifica Senior Living's Cinthya Gamino

Dec 27, 2023 10:48:04 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight

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Cinthya Gamino is the Executive Director at Healdsburg Senior Living, one of Pacifica Senior Living's Aura communities in Healdsburg, California. Having worked for Pacifica for several years, she has learnt and grown so much, all the while giving back to her team and residents. We sat down with her to talk about her inspiring story of ambition, and how she has risen through the ranks of Pacifica Senior Living, accomplishing her dreams every step of the way. 


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Sweets of the Season: Pacifica's Holiday Dessert Competition

Dec 15, 2023 12:19:39 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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This past month we asked our culinary teams and chefs from across all our communities to recreate their favorite holiday dessert. From cookies to chocolate truffles, bread pudding to trifle, we received so many delicious sweet dishes. It was wonderful to see the stories and traditions that inspire the dishes and desserts our chefs create, and even more special to have them share these stories with us and the residents in their communities.

The holidays are a great time to both celebrate the traditions and stories from our families, but also to share the joy and excitement of the things we love with others.

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Come Home for the Holidays to Pacifica Senior Living

Dec 11, 2023 1:59:01 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays, Health and Wellness

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As we approach the end of the year, many are full of holiday cheer, merriment, and a little extra joyful spirit. It is a time that a lot of people will connect with family, loved ones, or friends. But the holidays can also be a difficult time, and can even bring up feelings of loneliness or isolation. A survey from AARP done in 2017 found that roughly 31% of adults had experienced feelings of loneliness during the holiday season.

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Embracing the Magic of the Holidays at Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

Dec 6, 2023 2:32:20 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Spotlight

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We checked our event invitation to confirm we had everything right: December 4th at 11:30, for Pacifica Senior Living’s Jingle Bell Brunch. The anticipation was high. Driving up to the front building, we were welcomed by beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations, and residents eagerly on their way to the event.

As we opened the doors and stepped into the foyer of Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, we were immediately greeted with the festive serenading of Santa’s Sweethearts, a singing group performing classic Christmas songs in three part harmony.

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Chef Courtney's Holiday Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

Nov 28, 2023 4:31:10 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Chef Courtney at Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court has been working with Pacifica since March of 2020. Her love for food and cooking started at an early age, and she quickly began learning and growing in her skills. At Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court she has been sharing her love for the community through food, creating delicious meals and delicious creations for everything from meal times to special events. The community knows any time a special event is planned, Chef Courtney will have something wonderful to pair with it. 

We sat down with her to discuss her culinary journey and what makes working atPacifica Senior Living so special to her:

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Pacifica Communities win Caring Super Star Award

Nov 20, 2023 10:38:23 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Awards

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Pacifica Senior Living is proud to announce it has been recognized by Caring.com among the highest ranking communities.

“Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.” This informational site offers resources for those on the journey to finding a senior living community, including offering thousands of senior living listings, and a detailed review system that ranks those listings and communities.

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Wedding Bells at Sun City Senior Living

Nov 14, 2023 3:41:54 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight, Community Events

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Last weekend marked an extra special Veterans Day for Sun City Senior Living. This tight-knit community in Sun City, Florida, experienced the joy of a wedding on Saturday November 11th. The beautiful bride was none other than the community’s long-serving Activities Director, Jennifer Petit.

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Tampa Gardens Helps Veterans Find Their Way Home

Nov 10, 2023 3:32:42 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Spotlight

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This Veterans Day at Tampa Gardens Senior Living is extra special. For Joe, Allen, and Paul, this year will be marked with an extra dose of happiness and security. For many Veterans, navigating post-service life can be daunting. After years in a regimented lifestyle, navigating the ins and outs of accommodations, benefits, social services or medical coverage can be tricky. That is where veteran’s workers, social workers, and care teams have been truly changing lives.

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