Improving Residents’ Lives, One Scholarship at a Time
Education

Improving Residents’ Lives, One Scholarship at a Time

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Of course, he wasn’t talking about CALA’s partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), but he could have been. For four years, USC has made a commitment to support CALA members in their ongoing pursuit of providing excellent care and service to California’s … Continue reading

Welcome, Neighbor: How One Group of Residents Crossed the Street and Built a Relationship
Community

Welcome, Neighbor: How One Group of Residents Crossed the Street and Built a Relationship

When the series of coordinated bombings went off in Paris in November of 2015, the world was shocked and horrified. But the image that resonated in the days following was that of hundreds of people standing in line to give blood to help the wounded. This image says something about our human capacity to care … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease
Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease

It’s somewhat fitting that the Alzheimer’s Association has released their 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report yesterday, the day before International Women’s Day. After all, today is a day set aside to honor the social, economic, and cultural impact of women around the world and, as the Alzheimer’s Association’s report reveals, a majority of those who are … Continue reading

Family: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions
Activities

Family: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions

Family. More than simply a relation via blood or marriage, family can be many things. A haven to comfort you in times of strife. A mixing of personalities, sometimes energizing, sometimes challenging. A source of real support—physical, emotional, financial—in our later years. In the next issue of the News & Views, we will be exploring all these … Continue reading

“The Unchosen Path: Walking with Dementia” at Atria Foster City
Dementia Care

“The Unchosen Path: Walking with Dementia” at Atria Foster City

Scientific data and research can be helpful in identifying different types of dementia and their corresponding symptoms and behaviors. But sometimes, hearing someone’s personal experience is the only way to truly understand what it’s like to live with dementia. Assistant executive director Karen Malekos Smith shared that Atria at Foster Square got an intimate view into life … Continue reading