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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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What We Are Thankful For: Pacifica Senior Living Residents Give Thanks

Nov 21, 2023 4:06:02 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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This Thanksgiving, we are looking back at the year with gratitude and joy. Taking the time to reflect, and share the things and people we are most grateful for is a wonderful way to appreciate all that we have, and to give thanks for one another. Across our communities, coast to coast, residents of Pacifica Senior Living shared with us what they were most thankful for this season.

From family and friends, to good health, good food, and great community, residents have been sharing their sentiments about what makes their lives special.

We love celebrating this time of year, and encourage everyone to take a moment and focus on those special things that make life wonderful. Whether they are small joys or big wins, each is a reminder of the true importance of each day.

Here are some of the words of thanks from residents in our communities.


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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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Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month

Nov 6, 2023 3:52:03 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Respite Care

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November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time to thank and support the over 40 million Americans who act as volunteer caregivers for a family member. Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult and significant roles someone can take on. It can be exceptionally rewarding, but it is also a difficult task full of challenges and hard work.

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Pacifica Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Oct 30, 2023 2:39:37 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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We love Halloween at Pacifica Senior Living. This time of year our communities are transforming into spooky ‘haunted mansions’ or fun-filled festive parties as we celebrate Halloween. Both  our residents and staff members from across our communities love getting involved by dressing up in costumes. Whether you prefer scary looks, funny ones, or cute outfits, there are so many ways to celebrate this holiday!

Many of our communities celebrated Halloween over the weekend, and will continue to celebrate with their communities and neighborhoods with trunk or treat events and halloween parties. Here are some of the ways our communities have celebrated this super fun holiday.

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