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What the Armed Forces Taught Me: Life Advice from Veterans

Nov 7, 2022 11:02:53 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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On Veterans Day, we take the time to reflect on the freedoms and rights of this great country, and extend our deepest thanks to all those who have served and fought for the United States of America. We honor those who gave their years of service and dedicated their lives to keep us and our country safe.

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Flu Prevention: What You Need to Know this Season

Nov 3, 2022 11:29:43 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Healthcare and General News

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The flu is a relatively common virus that affects most people at some point in their life. Though unpleasant, the flu may seem of minimal concern to the general public, but it can be dangerous - especially for older adults. Those 65 years of age and above experience a much higher risk of flu-related complications including worsening health conditions, hospitalizations, or fatalities. Knowing how to protect yourself against the flu will help you reduce the risks of catching the flu, and help to prevent flu complications by educating yourself about the signs associated with this virus.

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Happy Halloween 2022

Oct 28, 2022 9:15:09 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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Happy Halloween from Pacifica Senior Living!

This year, our communities all across the country have been celebrating this spooky time of year with parties, events, dinners and lots of fun. From Haunted House excursions to Trunk or Treat events and our Boo Bashes, our residents and communities have been getting into the spirit of Halloween. We love spreading joy and fun within our communities, and hosting events where we can have fun and enjoy one another’s company is one of our favorite things to do. Whether we are hosting fundraisers, having dinner parties, or enjoying live musical entertainment, there’s always something going on at a Pacifica Senior Living community.

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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Spiced Mousse

Oct 25, 2022 11:53:33 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Try this festive spiced dessert this season, and bring a little bit of pumpkin spiced fun right into your own kitchen. This delicious, decadent dessert by Chef Jaime is a fall favorite at The Park Lane.

Enjoy pumpkin mousse as a halloween treat, or serve as part of your Thanksgiving festivities. Part sweet, part spice, and all delicious, this is a great dessert choice for those that love the warm cozy tastes of pumpkin in the fall. 

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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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