From the Desk of Sherri Saunders, Marketing Director

Sherri Saunders

September is here! Tourists are gone, it’s the best time to hit the beach. Kids are going back to school. Maybe families have just one last BBQ or weekend camping trip planned. We are so fortunate & blessed to live here in sunny California, and especially here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. It’s pretty close to an endless summer here. “The cruise ship that never sails.” So remind yourself to take time to sit back and relax, smile and enjoy life! Positive thinkers are healthy people and people I want to be around, it’s contagious!

Our days are gradually getting shorter. Fall begins September 22nd. Days are still warm and pleasant while our nights are getting cooler.

I have 6 grandchildren. One is going into 3rd grade, one is going into 2nd grade, one preschooler, one 3 yr. old and a 10 month old. What an exciting time as I watch my family grow! It’s a busy time also, helping in the classrooms, going to their games, plays, dance recitals, and special occasions. I am so proud of them all! Sometimes it hard to find the time but I always remember they are only young once and to enjoy this while I can. Weekends are usually family time. I absolutely love being a grandma, the grandchildren call me “Mema”. I love them so much, they light up my life! They keep me young and active.

Speaking of being a grandparent, It’s National Grandparents Day on September 8th. So celebrate all you grandparents! I hope you know how incredibly blessed they are to have you. Invite your grandchildren to visit, take them to the pool or reserve our library or private dining room for a family dinner. We welcome everyone, anytime. I feel very lucky to have known and lived with both sets of grandparents as I was growing up. The memories are so vivid and the stories that came to life were part of my childhood. There are so many residents that I’ve gotten to know that have such fascinating lives, and you’d never know until you sit and chat. I encourage everyone to take a moment and ask someone where they’re from or what they did in their lives. Who knows what you’ll learn. It’s a great way to stay active and alert. I’m so happy to be here at the Villas and to have the chance to know so many incredible residents and families.

Love from,
Sherri Saunders, Marketing Director

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September Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 september newsletterAutumn has arrived at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and we have some cool activities this month! Check out our September Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

pancake breakfastFree Car Show & Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 30th - 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Here at San Clemente Villas. Come get to know the Villas and your neighbors. Pancakes, Bacon, Fruit, Coffee

 

dvd libraryDVD Library

If you have borrowed DVDs from the shelves in the movie theater, PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE SHELVES. If you want to donate movies it would be appreciated! Also, donation of books are always a welcome addition to the library. Put them in the basket.

 

theater groupThe Villas' Theater Group

We Need New Members!

This is so much fun! You get together once a week and read scripts! Your fabulous director, Linda Conklin, guides you through acting out the script. The group performs for the residents at the Villas a couple of times per year, as well as helping out as announcers at various other functions. Get your inner “actor/actress” on and join us!! CALL LINDA: (949) 498-4047 or (949) 606-6650 to join!

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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Happy August! from Sherri Saunders, Marketing Director

Sherri Saunders

Happy August everyone! Wow! Higher temperatures – Summer is in full force. We’ve all noticed the heat and humidity and probably are tempted to stay put in our homes with the air conditioning blasting. It’s so important to stay cool and hydrated. I encourage all residents to take full use of our beautiful pool and spa! And if not, to exercise with the wonderful pool aerobics group – they meet everyWednesday during warm weather. You should just enjoy the water and all of its health benefits. So you don’t want to get into a bathing suit? I suggest water shorts and a T-shirt! Believe me once you do, you’ll love it and wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner. Summer is also a time for our lunch BBQs. They are fabulous! We thank Salvador and all our kitchen staff that work so hard to make this possible. We invite families and friends to come and enjoy our BBQs also. If you have a friend who is interested or has any questions or would like a tour, please contact me and we can schedule an appointment. Enjoy these gorgeous summer days. Be positive and keep smiling. Remember, you are loved. We are an amazing Villas family. I feel truly fortunate to be part of the Villas! Have a wonderful month of August!

With Love,
Sherri Saunders, Marketing Director

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August Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 August newsletterAugust is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and activities are blazing! Check out our August Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

theater groupThe Villas' Theater Group

We Need New Members!

This is so much fun! You get together once a week and read scripts! Your fabulous director, Linda Conklin, guides you through acting out the script. The group performs for the residents at the Villas a couple of times per year, as well as helping out as announcers at various other functions. Get your inner “actor/actress” on and join us!! CALL LINDA: (949) 498-4047 or (949) 606-6650 to join!

 

villas luauThe Villas’ “The Hula Connection”

Wednesday, August 2nd - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Our Annual Luau! The music! The grass skirts! The coconuts! The beautiful girls! The cute kids! Don’t miss it! Invite friends and family.

 

jeff harnar2Jeff Harnar Performs in the Lobby

Monday, August 14th - 1:00 p.m.

Jeff sings the show tunes you love to hear. You most definitely will not want to miss this! Invite friends and family.

 

villas got talentVillas' Got Talent Show

Friday, August 25th - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Lobby

It’s that time, folks! It’s our annual “Villas’ Got Talent” show. “Celebrity Judges” A fun time is in store for all! Don’t Miss the Show

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

housekeepingAugust Employees of the Month

The Villas’Housekeepers

The owners of the Villas wanted to recognize all of the Housekeepers this month. Under the management of Patricia Farias, these girls work hard, and do so with a smile. On the left, in red, from top to bottom, we have Maria Aguilar, Araceli Perez and Delia Cruz. On the right, in blue, from top to bottom we have Lucia Ramirez, Marina Gomez and Anabel Caudillo. These girls are wonderful at what they do, and want you to know they are happy to be serving the residents of the Villas! Photo by Patricia Farias

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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July Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 july newsletterSummer is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and July is sizzling with activities! Check out our July Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

dancing chrisDancing Chris & Lt Col Pearce

They had a nice Memorial Day Ceremony at the Villas. We had a group from ROTC do a flag folding demonstration. There were Boy Scouts who gave every veteran a set of dog tags with their name on them. I led the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem and I read a poem entitled “A Veteran Died Today” The officer in charge gave a wonderful speech. It was all followed with a BBQ for everyone.

It was a great day - Chris Anastasio

 

4th of julyIndependance Day Activities

11:30 am - July 4th Barbecue out Front
3:00 pm - Music & July 4th Dancing with Robin Gable

Happy 4th of July from all of us at San Clemente Villas!

 

photo day2Photo Day!

Saturday, July 8th - 10:00-12:00 in the Lobby

All residents invited to have their portrait taken. 1 FREE 8 x 10 per resident or couple. All NEW RESIDENTS are asked to mark their calendars and make sure you come to this. We need for you to have a good photo for the acrylic frame outside your room.

 

villas got talentVillas' Got Talent Show

Coming in August! Do you have a talent you’d like to share? Magic? Singing? Dancing?

You need to let Barbara know you want to participate This is a structured Talent Show, so we need to know ahead of time Who you are and what you’ll be doing so we can put you on the roster. We can supply an accompanist if needed. Call Barbara today! (949) 370-2797 Or leave a note at front desk saying you'd like to participate!

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

Oscar GarciaJuly Employee of the Month

Oscar Garcia, Dining Room

Oscar came to the VillasMarch 23 six months after the Villas opened! The first job Oscar did at the Villas was supervisor of the dining room – the same thing he’s doing today! He’s quite an experienced guy! He loves serving the residents (though he’s quick to say he’s not fond of any complaints, so he works hard to make sure there aren’t any!).

Long ago, Oscar started at the University in Guatemala to be a lawyer – but then got married and needed to support his family, so he stopped school and got a job. Yes, Oscar is married and has four children! More about them in a minute. Back about 30 years ago, Oscar and his then bride came to America to have his wife’s facial cancer treated. He’s pleased to report that she is okay today with regard to that! Then the couple went back to Guatemala. There they went on to have two sons, Miguel and Oscar (yes, he’s a junior), and two daughters,Maria Elena and RosaMaria. Oscar now has nine grandkids and one great grandchild.

So how is it he’s here now? Many years prior to working for the Villas Oscar and his family immigrated to America. They moved to and still live in Santa Ana. He makes the long trek here five days a week. Wow, Oscar, we’re so glad you do that! Every morning and every night Oscar visits his wife, who now lives in a nursing home due to her diabetes. Oscar loves soccer and basketball, he’s not just a spectator, he loves to play both!

As we were finishing up the interview I asked Oscar if there’s anything else he would like people to know. He clutched his heart and said, “I just want everyone to know how hard it is for me to lose a resident. It hurts me. It is hard to get over. Over the 14 years I’ve been here, I’ve lost many people I’ve grown to love.” Well, we love you and your sweet sense of humor, Oscar. Here’s to many more years of your awesome service as a dining supervisor!!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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June Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 june newsletterJune is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and we have many exciting activities this Month! Check out our June Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

villas choralJoin the Villas' Chorale

June 5th - 3:00pm in the Activities Center

We start June 5th preparing for the infa- mous VILLAS’ GOT TALENT SHOW that will be on Friday, August 25th in our lobby. Come meet with us at 3:15 in the Activities Center on the Lower Level, and every Monday thereafter to rehearse for the show. We can help you find a song you’d like to sing, or an act you’d like to perform, or?

 

tech eventTechnology Event

Friday, June 9th - 10:00-11:30 in the Library

Once again SCAN volunteers are coming to give of their time and talents. They will be here to give you technology advice on your laptops, iPads, Tablets, Android cell phone, iPhones and anything else you have.

 

casino nightFather's Day Casino at the Villas!

Friday, June 16th - 1:00 pm in the Lobby

Free token for chips. Play for prizes. Fun! Fun! Fun! Come one, come all, men and women of the Villas. Pacific Coast Casino is here for Roulette, Texas Hold ‘em, Black Jack and more!

 

candlelight dinnerCandlelight Dinners

4:00 pm in the Dining Rooms

There will be a Special Menu and beautiful music, come and enjoy!

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

Vangie CaytonJune Employee of the Month

Vangie Cayton

Vangie grew up in the Philippines with three brothers and three sisters. She met her husband, Joseph, in the Philippines. They married in November, 1982. They have 4 kids, Carla, Paolo, Karen, and Jeremy. All of the kids have worked here at one time or another. Jeremy still works at the Villas. But back up. Where did this gem come from?

Vangie came to the United States in 2002 with her husband and four children. Her mom is anAmerican citizen who had moved to the US in 1972. She’s the one that petitioned for Vangie and her family to come here. Vangie had learned English in her school in the Philippines. She said, “We were not allowed to talk Tagalog (pronounced Tuh-GAL-log) in our school, we had to talk English, or we would be fined.” Her country wanted all the students to learn fluent English because English is the second language in the Philippines. Vangie says the United States helps the Philippines in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to military assistance. The US is like family to the Filipinos. Once in the US, Vangie and her family lived in Mission Viejo with her mom. She didn’t work right away, but her husband and eldest daughter did. In about a year, in 2003, she applied at the Villas for food server, and they hired her right away part time.

After about two months she was offered a full-time job. After six months she was made dining room supervisor! Vangie says everyone at the Villas is like her family. So what does this girl do in her spare time? As most people know, Vangie loves to sing. But she also loves to dance. And she’s a happy person. So now, Vangie, tell us something we don’t know. Well, here it is – she said, “I want to be a good dancer, like someone who could go on Dancing with the Stars. I’d love to go to dancing school!” You go girl! Oh! But not too far, we need you here!!! Congratulations to Vangie, our June 2017 Employee of the Month!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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May Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 May newsletterMay is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and we have many exciting activities this Month! Check out our May Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

2017 cinco de mayoCelebrate Cinco De Mayo!

THURSDAY, MAY 4th in the Lobby

Wear your Mexican Festive attire, or just a sombrero, or just a smile, but come and enjoy! At 1pm Salsa Dancers will demonstrate and teach residents to dance, then at 2pm a Mariachi Group is coming to entertain. There will be Special Snacks and Drinks!

 

paul brazeau bdayHappy Birthday Paul

by Chris Anastasio

There are certain people, who make it to the top.
They kept on going, when the others stopped.
They make a tough job, seem like fun.
They work harder, when they are under the gun.
They are head and shoulders, above the rest.
They always do it right, and they do it best.
They are always running, and on the go.
When there’s something to do, they never go slow.
They are way too busy, to take a rest.
It’s always more, and never less.
They always do this, with a smile.
They are always ready, to go that extra mile.
We have that person, in our man Paul.
He works the best, when he is against the wall.
He has made it big, that’s for sure.
He had to work hard, to just endure.
At the age of 90, he just keeps going.
Like a wild wind, that just keeps blowing.
So we wish you a Happy Birthday, Paul.
You are the best, and you have done it all.

 

2017 butterflyCelebrating Life Group

Starting Friday, May 5th - 9:30 to 10:30

Meeting in the Theater, and then every Friday thereafter same & place. This group is being formed as the coming together of kindred souls who have loved and lost and know that the way to carry on is to celebrate life, not mourn loss. For our first series of sessions we will be listening to (CD) and discussing the amazing book, Heaven, by Randy Alcorn. If you’re unfamiliar with this book you’re in for a treat. Talk about celebrating life! This is not just any book on Heaven – it is likely the best ever written about celebrating life. Well, just wait and see. We hope to also bring in guest speakers at some point and to go on Celebrating Life outings. Sign up on the sign up sheet coming soon and join us!

 

candlelight dinnerCandlelight Dinners

4:00 pm in the Dining Rooms

There will be a Special Menu and beautiful music, come and enjoy!

 

2017 mothers dayCRABBY OLD LADY

What do you see nurses? . .. . What do you see? What are you thinking .. .. .. when you're looking at me? A crabby old lady .. .. .. not very wise, Uncertain of habit .. .. .. with faraway eyes? Who dribbles her food .. .. .. and makes no reply. When you say in a loud voice .. .. .. 'I do wish you'd try!' Who seems not to notice .. .. .. the things that you do. And forever is losing .. .. .. A sock or shoe? Who, resisting or not .. .. .. lets you do as you will, With bathing and feeding .. .. .. a long day to fill? Is that what you're thinking? .. .. .. Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse .. . .. you're not looking at me. I'll tell you who I am .. .. .. As I sit here so still, As I do at your bidding, .. .. .. as I eat at your will. I'm a small girl of Ten . .. . with a father and mother, Brothers and sisters .. .. .. who love one another. A young girl of Sixteen .. .. .. with wings on her feet. Dreaming that soon now .. .. .. a lover she'll meet. A bride soon at Twenty .. .. .. my heart gives a leap. Remembering, the vows .. .. .. that I promised to keep. At Twenty-Five, now .. .. .. I have young of my own. Who need me to guide .. .. .. a secure happy home. A woman of Thirty . .. .. My young now grown fast, Bound to each other .. .. ..With ties that should last. At Forty, my young sons .. .. .. have grown and are gone, But my man is beside me . .. . to see I don't mourn. At Fifty, once more, .. .. .. babies play 'round my knee, Again, we know children .. .. .. My husband and me. Dark days are upon me .. .. .. my husband's now dead. I look at the future .. .. .. and shudder with dread. For my young are all rearing .. .. .. young of their own. And I think of the years .. .. . and the love that I've known. I'm now an old woman .. . .. and nature is cruel. 'Tis jest to make old age .. .. .. look like a fool. The body, it crumbles .. .. .. grace and vigor depart. There is now a stone .. . .. where I once had a heart. But inside this old carcass .. .. .. a young girl still dwells, And now and again .. .. .. my battered heart swells. I remember the joys .. .. .. I remember the pain. And I'm loving and living .. .. .. life over again. I think of the years, all too few .. .. .. gone too fast. And accept the stark fact .. .. . that nothing can last. So open your eyes, people .. .. .. open and see. Not a crabby old woman .. .. .. look closer .. .. .. see ME!!

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

bertha rodriguezMay Employee of the Month

Bertha Garcia De Rodriguez

Bertha was born in Tejupilco de Hildago (aka Hidalgo) which is a state in Mexico. You can find it right down near Mexico City, in the center of Mexico. First off, did you know that Mexico has 31 states? I know I didn’t, and we live so close!

Bertha worked for two years as a secretary for a lawyer in Mexico. She’s a smart cookie! Then in 1994 she met Juan Rodriguez Garcia in Mexico and they married in 1995. After just one month they came to the United States. Bertha was pregnant with her first child, Nancy. Do you know Nancy? She works in our food service department? Some of the employees were flabbergasted recently to learn that Nancy was Bertha’s daughter. Then they almost fell of their chairs to learn that Jocelyn, also in the food service department is Bertha’s other daughter! Bertha also has a daughter, Denice who is in fifth grade.

Before Bertha started working at the Villas she worked for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Housekeeping for 2 ½ years. She applied at the Villas in July of 2003 as a housekeeper. She did that for four years, and then went on to work as a caregiver. And we’re so happy she did. Everyone knows Bertha as very caring, responsible, and professional with resident care. She wants to make a difference every day in the residents’ lives. Her best reward, she says, is when she sees them smile.

Her supervisor Amelia says, “I feel so proud to have Bertha in assisted living. She has been an excellent caregiver in our department.”

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April Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 April newsletterSpring is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and we have many exciting activities this April! Check out our April Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

veterans formCalling ALL Veterans!

EVERY VETERAN, man or woman, needs to do this

You were given a form to fill out and return to Barbara Tancredi, Activities Director. Please do so IMMEDIATELY. The information needs to be sent the first week in April to someone who is going to speak at our Memorial Day Service. If you lost your form, ask at the front desk for another one.  (Not spouses of Veterans, only those who served themselves). Thank you in advance!

 

2017 easter bunny photosEaster Bunny Photos

Saturday, April 8th - 10:00 am to Noon

He’s sittin’ and thinkin’ about the wonderful time he’s going to have with you! Tell your friends, neighbors, kids and grandkids! Wear your Easter finest! Free photo!

 

2017 butterflyCelebrating Life Group

Starting Friday, May 5th - 9:30 to 10:30

Meeting in the Theater, and then every Friday thereafter same & place. This group is being formed as the coming together of kindred souls who have loved and lost and know that the way to carry on is to celebrate life, not mourn loss. For our first series of sessions we will be listening to (CD) and discussing the amazing book, Heaven, by Randy Alcorn. If you’re unfamiliar with this book you’re in for a treat. Talk about celebrating life! This is not just any book on Heaven – it is likely the best ever written about celebrating life. Well, just wait and see. We hope to also bring in guest speakers at some point and to go on Celebrating Life outings. Sign up on the sign up sheet coming soon and join us!

 

candlelight dinnerCandlelight Dinners

4:00 pm in the Dining Rooms

There will be a Special Menu and beautiful music, come and enjoy!

 

witty knittersThe Knit Wits

WITTY KNITTERS to steal the term from Dana Point’s local news, the “DP Times”, is about an article published recently (February, 2017) written by Kristina Pritchett. The full article can be seen at www.danapointtimes. com. The article features our own Jessie Strike, Margo Grube and her daughter Cindy, along with five other ladies who all knit blankets for Camp Pendleton parents. That’s Margo front left, and Jessie next to her in the photo, and Margo’s daughter Cindy in the middle of the back row. The “San Clemente Knit Wits” have donated hundreds of blankets, booties, hats and more to parents at Camp Pendleton that are expecting a child. It all began years ago at an aerobics class at Ole Hanson Beach Club. One of the members of the aerobics class mentioned that she had started taking items such as diapers and baby wipes to young couples at Camp Pendleton. That birthed (forgive the pun) the idea of making baby blankets, asMargo will tell you. She’s a Villas resident and one of the groups’ original members! In fact, member Carol (see below) was just here at the Villas and told me, “Margo Grube and I got a count of our baby sets for Camp Pendleton Baby Boot Camp. So far we have 125 sets that we will deliver April 24th. That’s a record for us. The last delivery we made to Baby Boot Camp was December 19. At that time we took just over 100 sets.” If any of San Clemente Villas’ residents are interested in either joining the group or donating their own creations, email group member Carol Hagedorn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (949) 606-6749.

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

amelia diazApril Employee of the Month

Amelia Diaz

Before coming to the Villas Amelia was a private caregiver in Laguna Beach (Emerald Bay). She was with a couple there for 6 years (2000- 2006). But let’s go back. Where did this beautiful lady get her start? Well, when Amelia was in fourth grade her teacher asked, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Amelia said she really thought she would be a teacher or a nurse. Amelia’s father had left the family when Amelia was only five, so her mother was mother and father for the eight children consisting of five boys and 3 girls. Amelia said her mother was an excellent mother and provider. This was all inMexico.

Amelia came to California in 1975 with her mom and brothers when she was 17 years old. Immediately she went to work in a strawberry field, doing that for three years. “Not only strawberries but all vegetables, you name it!” She was grateful, she needed a job as she needed to help support her mother and brothers. She also worked in a factory for a year, in a hotel for housekeeping and in a fast food restaurant. In the beginning, as you can imagine,Amelia was scared because she didn’t know English. It was difficult for her to communicate. She never went to school here, but she learned English by working.

Amelia met the father of her children, Domingo, at San Clemente Ranch (south end of town). It was love at first sight. She was 19, he was 23. The two went on to have four children; three daughters Ruby, Arlene and Aricelli and one son Javier. They range in age now from 29-36, and all are out on their own. Amelia has seven grandchildren that she adores. All of Amelia’s children and grandchildren live in the area so she gets to see them often. Sadly Domingo passed away last year.

But how did she come to work at the Villas? In April of 2006 Amelia applied for a job as caregiver at the Villas. They called her two days later for an interview and she got the job. She was working as a caregiver for almost three years when she got the promotion to be a supervisor. I know everyone at the Villas joins me in expressing our love and gratitude for Amelia. She has a servants heart and a genuine love for the residents. The Villas, the residents, and her friends are all very lucky, indeed, to have Amelia in our lives!

  

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgWe Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

Here are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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March Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 march newsletterSpring is on it's way and activities are blooming here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea! Our March Newsletter is filled with events and activities!

launch partyMagazine Launch Party

Thursday, March 2nd - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wear your green and join us for some music, appetizers, fun and networking.

 

candlelight dinnerCandlelight Dinners Start March 15th!

4:00 pm in the Dining Rooms

There will be a Special Menu and beautiful music by Haprist Julio Montero.

 

st pattys daySt. Patrick's Day Party

Friday, March 17th - 3:00 pm

A tribute to the Irish, wear your green and Mario & Anna will sing!

 

small orchestraPerformance by The Small Orchestra

Sunday, March 19th - 1:00 pm

They’ll be off for the summer in just a couple of more months!

 

SOS Dance Crewsos dance

March 21 @ 1:00pm

With Suzy Vanderlip, performing in the lobby.

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

mario veluzMarch Employee of the Month

Mario Veluz

Mario came to the Villas after applying with Anna at the now closed San Clemente Hospital. While applying at the hospital they saw the Villas and came over so Anna could fill out an application. Mario says, “She applied on Friday and started on Monday.” But wait! How many of you thought Anna and Mario met here at the Villas? They even got married here! So where did they meet? Mario says they met in Houston, Texas where the two were in a securities training seminar at the same time. They started dating. Mario said his friends kind of pushed Mario to date (truth is, he had just broken up with someone and wasn’t interested in dating). Well, it wasn’t long, and the two got serious. Then Mario’s mother, who lives in Upland, needed more help, so Mario and Anna moved to California. Anna had gone online and found work at a Subway near Camp Pendleton where she became manager. Mario became manager of another Subway. Around that time Mario began doing work on the house that his parents owned in San Clemente. Eventually the couple moved into that house. So now we’re back to where they were applying at the hospital, but ended up working at the Villas. How did Mario get his job? Anna loved working at the Villas so much, that Mario decided to apply as well. His first job at the Villas was in Dining and Deli. Then the owners of the Villas discovered how personable and talented he was and had him start doing some of the activities. And that, he says, is when he found his calling. It took a while, but after Barbara came on as the Activities Director, Mario began working inActivities full time. Mario’s favorite part about the Villas is the interaction with the residents, especially the brain games that he does with them. Barbara appreciates Mario’s reliability and attention to his work. “It’s a joy and relief to know he’s taking care of everything, I can concentrate on what I have to do” she says. The truth is, all the residents love Mario, and this is why he was nominated and selected as our employee of the month for March! Congratulations Mario, you are a treasure to the Villas!

 

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgWe Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

Here are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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February Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 february newsletterFebruary is here and we at San Clemente Villas by the Sea wish you a Happy Valentine's Day Our February Newsletter is filled with events and activities!

jeff harnarSinger Jeff Harnar

February 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Lobby

It’s De-Lovely AValentine’s Day Songbook Performance JEFF HARNAR is an Award-winning NewYork cabaret and recording artist. His Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. At Carnegie’sWeill Recital he appeared in a sold-out solo concert, and most recently as Michael Feinstein's special guest in his Jule Styne tribute at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. He is best known for his critically acclaimed engagements at The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room, The Russian Tea Room, Birdland, Feinstein's/ 54 Below and most recently at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. We are blessed to have him perform for us in honor of his mother, Marilyn’s birthday!

 

valentine concertTHE SMALL ORCHESTRA

February 19th at 1:00 in the Lobby

Be sure to be in attendance. This marvelous group will only be playing a few more times, then they’re done. Let them tell you why and what’s going on when you see them.

 

mardi grasMardi Gras Party

February 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Lobby

Food, Live Music, Dancing and Fun! Wear Your Purple, Green and Gold if you can!

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo banoanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

karina alayFebruary Employee of the Month

Karina Alay

Karina started working at San Clemente Villas about two years ago. Now she’s been recommended for “Employee of the Month” for February. Is it because she is a friendly, happy person who loves to smile, laugh and stay positive every day? Absolutely! But we also found out that her favorite thing about working at the Villas is giving companionship to the residents because she believes they are the most important people at the Villas. Amen to that Karina! She says it is important to also work to ensure residents are safe. In fact, Karina is a Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aid and has been for the past 15 years. She enjoys this line of work and cannot picture herself choosing any other career or job. Karina is a single mother to five wonderful kids, three girls and two boys. In her spare time she loves spending time with them. They go to the movies, eat out, or go to the park. Karina would like to thank her co-workers, supervisors and the owners of the Villas for working together as a “family”, being supportive and working hard for the residents and their families. She appreciates that. And we appreciate YOU Karina! Keep up the awesome work.

  

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgWe Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

Here are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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January Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2017 January newsletterHAPPY NEW YEAR! From all of us at San Clemente Villas by the Sea! Our January Newsletter is filled with events and activities!

photo dayVillas’ Annual Photo Day

Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 in the Lobby

For all of our residents! Come get your photo taken. You’ll get your FREE 8 x 10 to put in your frame outside your room, or to give to loved ones.

 

braille instituteThe Braille Institute Presents Information you can Use!

Thursday, January 19th - 1:00 pm in the Lobby

Come to this informative seminar!

 

scrabble showdownSign Up Now for the Scrabble Tournament

Thursday, January 26th

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo banoanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

mirna uriasJanuary Employee of the Month

Mirna Urias

Mirna came to work at the Villas about 6 years ago. She was born in Tijuana. She grew up there as well. She has a sister that lives in Bellflower and one more that lives in Mexico. Her parents have passed. She is a caregiver on the AL side. Her favorite thing about being a caregiver is hearing the stories from the residents, sharing with them, and caring for them. Mirna is married toMoises, and has four daughters, Jaquelene,Mia,Michelle andMaya. Mirna loves to bake cakes and spend time with her girls. Mirna has always been a caregiver but if she wasn’t a caregiver she would have been a lawyer! Managers and employees have taken note as to how loving and kind Mirna is. We love you Mirna! Keep up the awesome work.

 

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgWe Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

Here are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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