Family: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions
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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

Thankful: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions
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Thankful: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions

The season of gratitude is just around the corner…as Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, we are feeling thankful, as always, for the amazing professionals that care for California’s seniors each day. For the next Creative View (a special section in each issue of CALA News & Views), we’re hoping to create something special, with your help: a collaborative poem. Collaborative … Continue reading

Going Global: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions
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Going Global: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions

As Assisted Living professionals, what can we learn from other states, other countries…from organizations with national or global reach? And how can we adapt what we learn to our very local, very personalized model of care? These are the questions we’ll be asking in the next issue of the CALA News & Views magazine. And we’d like to hear … Continue reading

Theme Contest for the 2016 National Senior Health & Fitness Day
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Theme Contest for the 2016 National Senior Health & Fitness Day

January is the month of resolutions. And, according to this article from MarketWatch, the two most popular resolutions this year are “enjoying life to the fullest” and “living a healthier lifestyle.” Both of those can be achieved by staying active at every age, as centenarian Carolyn Heeter shows in this video. An Assisted Living resident, Carolyn shared in … Continue reading

Making Sawdust: The Woodworkers of Eskaton
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Making Sawdust: The Woodworkers of Eskaton

What feels better during the holidays—getting the most expensive present on your list, or giving something made with love to someone in need? Since it’s Christmas Eve eve, we’re reposting this story of Eskaton’s woodworkers to celebrate the giving spirit of California’s Assisted Living residents. We think it answers the question pretty definitively: to give … Continue reading