Sometimes, teenagers need a little guidance. Most times, grandparents are great role models. That’s the concept behind the GranVida Grandparent Buddy Program in partnership with Rincon High School, where both sides are benefitting in Carpinteria.
A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed a better phrase for “Senior Citizens”. Was it “Elders”? Not exactly. What about “Baby Boomers”? Old hat. “Perennials” is the phrase that was first used by author Gina Pell, Content Chief of The What, in a 2016 email newsletter, but not everyone accepts it readily into their lexicon.
GranVida recently hosted a book reading by Donnie Nair, a Carpinteria resident, Coastal View News columnist, and notable gal about town. Ms. Nair wears many hats, including mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, real estate agent and community volunteer.
A great story about "Einstein" appeared earlier this week on the front page of the Santa Barbara News-Press. "Einstein" is our affectionate nickname for "It's Never 2 Late" (IN2L), an advanced computer system with a 65-inch television screen being enjoyed by residents throughout GranVida.
Every Thursday, something very special happens at GranVida. It's not "Must See TV on NBC" and it's not one of Chef Ken's special dishes (although they're all delicious). It's "Music Thursdays" when residents, families and friends are entertained by a wide variety of local musicians.
A-lo-ha! Over 50 residents, friends and family visited GranVida recently for a festive Hawaiian Luau. Our local Polynesian dance troupe provided island-style entertainment, hula dancers and live music that had everyone swinging to the islands’ rhythms.
Approximately 20 residents, friends and family members participated in our recent Complimentary Hearing Screening Event at GranVida. John “Chuck” Sasala, M.A., F AAA, and his assistant Cheryl Washburn-Lander, performed individual 15-minute hearing screenings throughout the day.
At its 60th Annual Community Awards Banquet on March 10, the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce bestowed its 2017 “Large Business of The Year Award” on GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care. This story in the Coastal View News describes GranVida’s sense of community with 57 team members caring for 47 current residents who range in age from 62 to 96.
We had called this event “Laughter Is All You Need” and we were right! Denise Carter, the reigning queen of Oxnard comedy, was absolutely hilarious. She had residents, families and friends nearly doubled over with laughter. After all, her stories about her husband, her mother and her sisters were the kinds of thing we can all relate to.
On February 28th, GranVida was proud to host over 30 guests and residents who came to discover the secrets of younger, firmer, more vibrant looking skin during our "Five Minutes to Beauty" event.