Sierra Pointe Bowlers Recognized in NSL

Two of Sierra Pointe’s very own bowlers were recognized by the National Senior League for Wii Bowling. Both Jean Ome and Flo Eng are a part of Sierra Pointe’s Stryke Force and Alley Katz bowling teams. Click here to learn more!

Jean Ome

Jean Ome, pictured above, celebrates 103 years in June.

Flo End

Flo End, pictured above, celebrates 101 years in April.

We are so proud of our dedicated bowlers! Keep up the great work!

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Vintage Simi Hills on CBS Los Angeles

About two weeks ago, Vintage Simi Hills was ecstatic to have won the California Assisted Living Association’s 2012 Award for Innovation in Quality for their Sit & Box exercise program. On Friday, February 1st, Vintage Simi Hills was paid a visit by Amy Johnson, reporter for CBS Los Angeles. The Sit & Box program of Vintage Simi Hills has drawn attention all over Los Angeles, so CBS aired a story on the program. We at Vintage Senior Living are incredibly proud of Vintage Simi Hills for their amazing program that is helping seniors stay fit, focused, and happy!

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CONGRATULATIONS VINTAGE SIMI HILLS!

Click HERE to watch the video from channels CBS2 and KCAL9!

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Vintage Simi Hills Calling All Car Lovers!

Car ShowVintage Simi Hills recently hosted a car show alongside the Roam’n Relics – a nonprofit organization which specializes in American automobiles made before 1974. Jodi Boscarino, Sales Director at Vintage Simi Hills, inspired the event. She quotes in the Ventura County Star -

“They can remember the good old days as they recollect the past … maybe the first car they learned to drive or the first date to the drive-in movie… It’s great to see the faces of young and old sharing a moment with no gap in age, just a common love of cars and the era they came from.”

Awesome event Vintage Simi Hills!

Click HERE to read the full story featured in the Ventura County Star.

 

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Vintage Simi Hills Earns CALA Innovation in Quality Award for Sit & Box Exercise Program for Seniors

Vintage Simi Hills is proud to announce that the Sit & Box senior exercise program has earned the 2012 Innovation in Quality Award from the California Assisted Living Association. Inspired by Vintage Simi Hills Activity Director Flo Trapani, the Sit & Box program has gained exciting momentum with over 20 seniors attending the class. Please click here to read more about the Sit & Box program in an article featured in the Ventura County Star, January 15th, 2013 edition. Congratulations Vintage Simi Hills!Flo Trapani

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Congratulations Vintage Cerritos!

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez visits Laura Trujillo, Executive Director at Vintage Cerritos, during their open house event celebrating the community’s tenth anniversary.

Two years ago, Laura was presented with the 2010 CALA Advocate of the Year award and continues to show her support and encourages education about Assisted Living. CALA and Vintage Senior Living proudly congratulates Laura and Vintage Cerritos for their achievements!

Thank you, Laura, for your strong advocacy and commitment to the senior and assisted living industry!

Read more about Laura Truijillo’s achievements here: http://alinthenews.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/once-an-advocate-always-an-advocate/

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Happy Veterans Day

A few Vintage Sonoma Veterans were honored VIP guests this past weekend at the Veterans Day Celebration at the Veterans Hall in Sonoma. Vintage Senior Living thanks you for your service and we are proud that you call Vintage Sonoma your home.

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Surprising Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Our interest on cucumbers here at Vintage Senior Living was sparked by the recent American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Food of the Week blog. We were so intrigued that we decided to do a little digging of our own. Here’s what we found.

Vitamins and Nutrition

  • Cucumbers contain nutrients such as Vitamins A, C and K. – WebMD.com
    • Vitamin A is necessary for good vision,
    • Vitamin C aids in your body’s ability to heal wounds, and
    • Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and bone health.
  • Cucumbers are a great source for Potassium. – American Heart Association
    • Potassium lessens the effects of sodium in your body, thereby controlling blood pressure.
    • High blood pressure causes your arteries to become inelastic over time and leads to buildup of plaque within those arteries. This is when a heart attack can occur.

By eating potassium-rich natural food sources, you can help lessen the sodium level in your body and help your heart stay healthy and lower blood pressure.

  • Cucumbers are Magnesium rich.
    • Magnesium helps maintain muscle and nerve functions, keeps bones strong, and keeps hearth rhythm steady.
    • As reported by Livestrong.com, senior citizens are more likely to have low dietary intake of magnesium, putting seniors at a greater risk for magnesium deficiency.
    • According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, cucumbers are a good source of magnesium.

 Hydration

  • Cucumbers are over 95% water and can help with natural hydration.
    • Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that seniors are more prone to heat stress because they are more likely to take medicines that impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature and their bodies don’t adjust well to fast changes in temperature.
    • Livestrong.com says cucumbers are a great way to keep the body hydrated and regulate the body’s inner temperature.
    • Enjoy cucumber recipes from The New York Times here.

Happy Eating!

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Resident of the Month

Vintage Senior Living’s Resident of the Month is Clifford Melikian from The Kensington in Walnut Creek, CA!

On the 30th of December in 1920 Clifford was born and raised in Fresno under the roof of Gunyas and Nuridza his father and mother along with his siblings Carl and Grace. He attended school in Fresno and graduated in the year of 1939. After graduation Clifford pursued college, but a few months later he had to make a decision between education and family. He decided to put college on hold to support his family for a while. Clifford attained a temporary job at a near by store, and before long he joined the Army and became a solider for the Untied States of America. Clifford was in the Infantry and was first stationed in France and later in Germany during WWII. When asked, he said his favorite part was, “To serve my country.” After the war Clifford went to Los Angles and studied at USC and obtained his degree in International Relations and Economics.

In his early 30s Clifford met the love of his life, Helen. They were married for 26 years until Helen passed away. She is the mother of his two sons Kenneth and Stephen. The oldest child, Kenneth, is currently a Superior Court Justice. Clifford and Helen’s youngest son, Stephen, is an Attorney. Both sons have three kids of their own now, making Clifford the grandfather of six children.

Clifford has a talent for playing the trumpet and has an ear for symphony music. He also enjoys watching his USC college football team and a good movie every now and then. Clifford enjoys being at The Kensington, and enjoys our friendly and helpful staff. His favorite things here are the overall attitude of the staff, the dining room, and especially the evening entertainment on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Congratulations Clifford on being our Resident of the Month!

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