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

Senior Living

June Is Men’s Health Month

During Men’s Health Month in June, the White House and the federal government encourage early detection of diseases affecting men. The campaign also raises awareness of preventable health problems and the benefits of seeking medical advice and timely treatment for injuries and illnesses. At The Villa at San Mateo, we believe that physical wellness comprises… Read More June Is Men’s Health Month

Senior Living

The Villa Challenge: Redesigning Space to Support Aging in Place

Calling all creatives! Help us re-imagine unused space at the iconic Villa Hotel, a major entertainment venue back in its 1950s heyday. Now home to The Villa at San Mateo, we’re inviting community members to participate in The Villa Challenge competition to redesign space that supports aging in place. Spaces included in the challenge were… Read More The Villa Challenge: Redesigning Space to Support Aging in Place