Bella Vida gets into the Fourth of July spirit
SCV Senior Center staff and volunteers prepare hot dogs for seniors during the center's special, drive-thru Fourth of July celebration. Courtesy

Bella Vida gets into the Fourth of July spirit

Volunteers and staff at the Bella Vida Senior Center donned their most festive, patriotic attire, decorating the center’s parking lot with red, white and blue to make this quarantined Fourth…

Making sacrifices for our seniors’ care
Staff at Oakmont of Valencia Senior Living have made personal sacrifices to take care of the community’s seniors during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy

Making sacrifices for our seniors’ care

When residents at Oakmont of Valencia Senior Living went into lockdown in mid-March amid rising fears of the coronavirus, their lives changed drastically, but it was the staff who took…

Bella Vida honors veterans during Memorial Day car parade
Army veteran Greg Nutter and Air Force veteran Ken Asam, left to right, salute the flag as the national anthem is played during the Bella Vida Senior Center's Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020. Courtesy of Marcelo Del Valle

Bella Vida honors veterans during Memorial Day car parade

A stream of cars decorated in red, white and blue drove through the Bella Vida Senior Center parking lot Friday to honor the fallen heroes this Memorial Day. While the…

A shared coronavirus battle
Mary Rios and Roy M. Rios after they moved to Oakmont of Valencia on Jan. 1, 2020. Courtesy

A shared coronavirus battle

Santa Clarita residents Mary and Roy M. Rios celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4 at their new home in Oakmont of Valencia’s memory care facility. Little did they…

Senior exercise class goes virtual
Exercise teacher Rosemary Competelli (in the front at bottom) with her Fit For Life exercise class during one of their themed workouts for breast cancer awareness. Courtesy

Senior exercise class goes virtual

When Fit For Life exercise teacher Rosemary Competelli’s senior aerobics classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, she quickly realized she wanted to find a way to keep her…

Beating the odds: 91-year-old survives his coronavirus battle
91-year-old David Chalberg and his daughter Chris Morley, right to left, at Oakmont of Valencia in March. Courtesy

Beating the odds: 91-year-old survives his coronavirus battle

Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident David Chalberg is used to taking long walks within Oakmont of Valencia community, where he resides. That all quickly changed in mid-March when the Oakmont…

County approves new protections for skilled nursing homes
New measures approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors aim to strengthen protections for residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities. Metro Creative photo.

County approves new protections for skilled nursing homes

News Release The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday  to call for comprehensive measures that would strengthen protections for residents and staff at skilled nursing homes, among other…

Senior housing facilities confirm positive COVID-19 tests, discuss procedures
Residents enjoy a Father's Day barbecue in 2019 at Oakmont of Santa Clarita in Valencia. Signal file photo

Senior housing facilities confirm positive COVID-19 tests, discuss procedures

Both Oakmont of Valencia and Atria Santa Clarita, two Santa Clarita Valley senior living communities, reported this week they have residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Oakmont officials confirmed Wednesday…

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