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Expert Tips & Tricks for a Stress Free Move to Senior Living

Oct 21, 2022 2:00:17 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving

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Jami Shapiro is the founder of Silver Linings Transitions, a San Diego based company that handles senior and specialty move management. They have been in business for over 10 years and specialize in home organization, downsizing, and senior moves. Silver Linings Transitions has aided hundreds of San Diego seniors through the process of moving from family homes to senior living communities. 

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Top 10 things to Do in Arizona

Oct 19, 2022 10:33:57 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living

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Arizona is a state full of beautiful landscapes, rolling deserts, and stunning canyons. It’s warm dry climate also makes it a popular destination for older adults looking to retire somewhere with mild winters, tax breaks, luxury shopping, impressive golf courses and great healthcare options. 

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The In-Motion Program: Why Staying Active is Key to Fall Prevention

Oct 17, 2022 1:01:20 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Spotlight, Activities

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Staying fit, keeping moving and exercising are - as most people know - a major part of keeping healthy and boosting mood and mental health. Though it can be harder to stay active as you age, ensuring mobility as you get older becomes more and more important. Staying active can improve overall health, but also goes hand in hand with seniors’ independence.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 12, 2022 10:42:27 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Resident Spotlight, Healthcare and General News

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which marks an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the impact of breast cancer. One of the major goals of this awareness month is ensuring all women have access to mammograms and breast cancer screenings which can lead to early detection, as well as ensuring everyone has access to support systems.

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Bon Appetit Galletas De Pacifica

Oct 11, 2022 10:10:19 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Try something new with these traditional Filipino sugar cookies, called Galletas, by Chef Allen of Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro. These sweet treats are sure to please, and pair perfectly with your favorite warm drink. 

Serve some with coffee, a festive pumpkin spiced latte, or one of the traditional drinks, Filipino hot chocolate (Tsokolate De Batirul) or lemon pandan ginger tea (Salabat). Whatever your preference, these cookies are a great addition to a gathering with friends, family meal, or tea time visit. And the best part? You can cut them into any shape or pattern you want using your favorite cookie cutter! 

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Calm in a Storm: Pacifica Communities Stepped up During Hurricane Ian

Oct 6, 2022 1:35:23 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Spotlight, Healthcare and General News

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A natural disaster, storm, or emergency can be a scary time for everyone involved. Whether you yourself are living through it, or have loved ones in a storm’s path, being a part of a hurricane is certainly unsettling. Our hearts and support are with all those who endured the recent Hurricane Ian, which recently hit the southern part of Florida. Pacifica Senior Living has several communities in the state of Florida, and as we watched the projected storm path and weather warnings leading up to the hurricane, it became apparent that some of our residents - specifically those in our Fort Myers community - would have to be moved.

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Football Festivities: How to Turn up the Fun on Game Day

Oct 3, 2022 2:48:44 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Activities

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Football Season is here, and everyone is getting excited about jumping back into the excitement and fun that comes along with supporting your favorite team. Across our communities, residents of Pacifica Senior Living are getting into the spirit as well. From watch parties to rallies, decorations to festive snacks, there are so many ways to make this football season extra special. Whether you are a fan of the NFL, AFC, college football, or have a favorite men’s or women’s football team, getting extra festive is a great way to turn up the fun on game day.

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October Newsletter 2022

Sep 30, 2022 3:06:49 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Activities

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Cozy Up Your Space For Fall: How to make your apartment feel like home

Sep 28, 2022 11:05:07 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living

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Fall is the time for big sweaters, warm drinks, and everything cozy. There is no better time to give your home a refresh. Whether you are a fan of festive decor, like pumpkins, Thanksgiving fair or even spooky halloween decorations, or you are looking for warm colors and comfortable textures, there are so many ways you can cozy up your space this season.

One of the biggest myths about senior apartments or retirement communities is that they are stale, boring, or have no personality. The truth is, most senior housing communities allow you to add your own personal touches to your space, and encourage you to make your apartment feel like home. Bring photos, personal items and touch of your own style to your space. Adding personality and your own touch on a space will help it feel like home - not just like an apartment.

This fall, enhance your daily living with these tips and tricks for making your apartment a more comfortable, cozy, and inviting space.

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Bon Appetit Butternut Squash Risotto

Sep 27, 2022 10:34:47 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Indulge with this Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Chef Jasmine of Pacifica Senior Living Sterling. Hearty, filling, and prefect for fall, it is a delicious take on comfort food.  With rich, creamy butternut squash, and a punch of sage, this savory dish will be a new fall favorite.

Risotto is a dish made with love. Slow cooked and constantly tended to, it is a special treat that is perfect for a fall occasion, family gathering, or dinner party. You can bring home a taste of pacifica Senior Living sterling for yourself, and try this recipe at home! Chef Jasmine makes it easy to replicate this signature dish in your own kitchen.

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