Advice on Aging, Senior Living

Let’s Socialize! Tips to Boost Your Social Wellness

Whether we’re taking a stroll with a walking group, attending a water aerobics or watching a matinée in the theater, social wellness and nurturing ourselves and our relationships with other people plays an integral role in overall health and life at The Villa at San Mateo. July is Social Wellness Month, a time to recognize… Read More Let’s Socialize! Tips to Boost Your Social Wellness

Advice on Aging, Senior Living

Begone Yawns! It’s National Anti-Boredom Month

Everyone experiences boredom from time to time. When extreme feelings of weariness or discontent are pervasive, though, they can become associated with health problems, including depression and anxiety. Experts warn against using frenzied activity as an antidote, but most agree that keeping your brain engaged can help ward off boredom and contribute to your overall… Read More Begone Yawns! It’s National Anti-Boredom Month

Advice on Aging, Senior Living

Explore San Mateo During Park and Recreation Month

With summer in full swing, you can participate in a wide range of fun and healthy outdoor activities in the San Mateo area. July is Park and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association hopes to raise awareness of the many benefits of parks. From community events to wellness opportunities, senior programs, educational… Read More Explore San Mateo During Park and Recreation Month

Adult Safety, Advice on Aging, Senior Living

Single and No Children? How to Plan Care in Your Later Years

Many older adults rely on family members — often spouses or adult children — to provide care as they age. However, research indicates that a growing number of U.S. older adults are unmarried and do not have children. In fact, a recent study found that nearly a quarter of people older than 65 either do… Read More Single and No Children? How to Plan Care in Your Later Years

Resources for Caretakers, Senior Living

The Villa Challenge Design Competition Continues This Summer

How would you remake iconic spaces to support older adults’ quality of life? Three design teams will have the opportunity to work their creative magic as The Villa Challenge continues this summer. The challenge invited students, professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives from the community to help imagine innovative purposes for unused spaces in the historic Villa… Read More The Villa Challenge Design Competition Continues This Summer

Advice on Aging, Senior Living

ECA Approved to Host Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0

Elder Care Alliance is honored to announce our approval to host the Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0. The accomplishment comes after several months of engaging in a rigorous interview process, and we look forward to creating original events in our Support Center to continue our commitment to innovation in aging. Aging2.0 is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge… Read More ECA Approved to Host Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0

Advice on Aging, Senior Living

Creating Supportive Environments for LGBT Seniors

For LGBT elders, recent years have brought a welcome shift in attitudes — and more acceptance. In cities across the country, parades and celebrations marked Pride Month in June, and the festivities are slated to continue throughout the summer. But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors also have experienced darker times when they did not… Read More Creating Supportive Environments for LGBT Seniors

Senior Living

Support and Activities for Older Adults who Enjoy Solitude

Social isolation has serious risks for older adults. Individuals who have minimal contact with friends or family members are at higher risk of illness and death, and they experience higher health care costs than seniors who engage with others often. The Villa at San Mateo and other organizations offer a variety of activities to help… Read More Support and Activities for Older Adults who Enjoy Solitude