GranVida Grandparent Buddies for High School Students

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.

By | 2018-09-18T09:03:38+00:00 September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Don’t Call Them “Senior Citizens”

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.

By | 2018-09-11T17:33:53+00:00 September 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Donnie Nair Book Signing Was A Memorable Memoir Event

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.

By | 2018-08-29T19:44:50+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

IN2L Featured in Santa Barbara News-Press Story

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.

By | 2018-08-17T14:58:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Welcome to “Music Thursdays, GranVida Style”

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.

By | 2018-08-02T12:20:13+00:00 July 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Free Audiology Screening Event Was Heard Loud and Clear

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.

By | 2018-05-01T09:08:42+00:00 May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

GranVida Wins Large Business Of The Year Chamber Award

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.

By | 2018-03-27T19:15:27+00:00 March 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Our Comedy Night / First Anniversary Party Was Hilariously Successful

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.

By | 2018-04-14T10:37:22+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments