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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

" O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountains majesty
Above thy fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!"
Katherine Lee Bates

Summer! As a young girl growing up in Western New York, I dreamt of it in late Fall as the air turned crisp. I waited for it patiently as we bundled up and shoveled a path to our road to walk to school, each of us with a hot scone in our pocket (wrapped in foil to help keep us...and it...warm), and somewhat less patiently as that same white blanket of snow turned gray and slushy in Spring. As we move into the warmer months, we're helping residents take some time to enjoy the great weather, and all of the lovely amenities we have here at San Clemente Villas. Our front Courtyard, patio and beautiful poolside areas are consciously designed to help residents relax, listen to the fountains, enjoy the flowers and birds, and catch some healthy rays to boost their Vitamin D. We invite them to try a scenic drive on our cool new van, join our walking group, or sit with a friend and visit outdoors! Our Happy Hours and wine mixers will be incorporating more outdoor sun time this month, and we look forward to seeing residents join in for some Summer Time Fun! This month, we also celebrate America and our Independence with a plethora of patriotic activities and events, including our Fourth of July Resident Barbecue and celebration. We are always excited to hear new ideas from our residents on things they would like to try...we ask that they drop a suggestion at the Front Desk, or feel free to email any of us! Our email addresses are our first names and then @sanclementevillas.com.

Happy Summer!

Laura Kephart, Executive Director
P:(949)489-3400 ext. 102

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July Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 july newsletterJuly is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our July Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

 

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Happy Independance Day

Saturday, July 4th @ 11:00am out Front

We have Cmdr. (Ret) John Doogan coming to speak to us to help us celebrate our Nation's Independence Day! WEAR A HAT and/or SUNGLASSES Immediately Following we will have a BARBECUE. 

Residents will be able to choose a hot dog, hamburger or cheeseburger and sides which will be dished up by kitchen staff. You'll take your plate and sit, distancing yourself in chairs out front (away from the barbecue), in the lobby, Kahuna or 2 to a table in the dining room.

THIS IS FOR RESIDENTS ONLY

 

touched by an angel

Miss Going to Church?

Sundays @ 11:00am in the Activities Center

We show one episode each week of this award winning series. It reminds us that there are angels among us, and for believers, that "nothing is impossible with God”. Be prepared to laugh and cry, but mostly to be touched and changed in positive ways.

 

notaryNotary Service

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseMonday & Wednesday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Activities Center

Monday with Keith (on DVD); Wednesday Balance & Mobility and Friday with Jane (on DVD) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Activities Center. During COVID we are doing FIT exercises via DVD in our Activities Center Lower Level. We also have a guided walk at 4:15 for residents who may need supervision. These walks will occur Wednesday through Sunday until further notice.

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Thursday at 2:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

On hold during COVID. Our Executive Director, Laura will be doing a craft on the second Wednesday of the month (June 10th) and Daiana will be doing watercolor class the other Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. until further notice.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

July 2020 Employee of the Month

John McKownJohn McKown

John is a worker that we consider to be a big asset to our team. He is an incredible employee recognized and elected by both his co-workers and residents. He is a kind man full of soul and compassion. Let me tell you a little bit more about why John is this month’s employee of the month. John was born in Torrance, California. He is the only boy and has three sisters that he went to school with. He was raised in San Pedro and graduated from San Pedro High School. He was born on the hottest day on record in Torrance on September 1st, 1955. Growing up he was introduced to surfing and fell in love with it. He traveled all over the world to surf. Places like the North Shore of Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and many more places. He went to Saddleback College and got his Associate degree. He worked for AT&T for 36 years. Then he retired, but decided to still pick up another job because his wife is a paralegal who won’t stop working. So he decided that the best fit would be to work in a retirement home because his mother-in-law was in an assisted living place and he loved the way they were treating her, so he wanted to be a part of something like that. He also had a VERY, very deep love for his grandparents so he thought it would be a perfect fit. He says that he absolutely loves working here at San Clemente Villas. He loves the family atmosphere, the residents and his coworkers. He believes that “whatever little he gives to people comes back to him tenfold.” One thing he highly emphasized is that the biggest treasure he has is his wife Lori and “when you get me, you get her, because she’s the one that sends the little gifts like the soaps and the chocolates. She’s very generous and she loves to share and I love to share it with her.” They’ve been married almost 37 years. They are both HUGE animal lovers and absolutely love people & cherish friendships. John would like to add that he is so grateful to be a part of such a lovely work place with people he feels are like one great big family. Congratulations John on being Employee of the Month!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

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

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

New Month of June Update

Dear San Clemente Villas Extended Family,

I hope this finds you all healthy and well. We currently have no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Community, and are working diligently to prevent exposure and continue that success.

Over the last 12 weeks, we’ve implemented stringent precautionary measures, intensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols and a COVID-19 screening process that not only records vital health statistics but also tracks a person’s personal travel and recent contacts. Our reception teams have expanded their role beyond the hospitality we are known for to become a first line of defense, with careful screening of anyone who comes to our door.  We’ve restricted visitors, allowing only those most essential: medical, hospice and end of life visitors.  Our front patio area has been redesigned to promote social distancing and prevent exposure, and we have created a dedicated Visiting Window with shaded seating for safe visits. We’ve fought to not only mitigate the spread of this virus but also try to lessen the impacts of these extraordinary precautions on families and loved ones. It’s a delicate balance we constantly strive to achieve.

This disease isn’t over, but we do believe we see light at the end of the tunnel. We’d like to share that light with you, but we also need your help. Quarantine has lasted too long and we must do something about it, but there will be limits based on both regulatory directives and prudence. We have worked hard to put our community in the best position to get back to as close to normal as possible – as quickly as possible – but it’s going to be a progressive process. Each step must be taken as safely as the last. Most crucially, we must continually prove to state and local regulators that we are ready, and advocate for allowing each next step. We believe people belong together. Isolation cannot be a permanent strategy for any society, especially for our residents.

As California begins to ease some of the constraints currently in place, it unfortunately doesn’t mean our residents are any less vulnerable. We can all agree some of the changes in how we work, care for and interact with our residents and teammates will continue into the future. So, we are continuing to consult with leading health and wellness experts and are developing a phased approach to plan for the future. We want to be sure the path we take is thoughtful, careful and focuses on creating a community environment that emphasizes safety for everyone. Everything from our cautious return to restaurant dining to easing visitation and trip restrictions is being meticulously planned for by our operations team.

We’re all in this together…and here at the Villas that sentiment has become our mantra. Staff are going above and beyond to think outside of the box and support our residents, and each other, during this difficult time. Our conscientiously planned activities are vibrant and filled with love and laughter. Our residents are coming together in new ways to visit each other, and supplement the social element of what we do here at the Villas. New friendships have been formed, new experiences are being had, and we maintain an attitude of gratitude, optimism and hope. Thank you all for your continued support, compliance and patience.

Stay well,

Laura

Laura Kephart
Executive Director
P:(949) 489-3400 ext. 102

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Marketing Check-in: Happy Father's Day

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A Father Means:

A father means so many things…
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness,
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too.
A father means so many things when he’s a man like you

Happy Father’s Day to all our Fathers at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

The Marketing Girls,
Esme and Dianna

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June

Dear Residents and Families,

Thank you all for the warm welcome I have received since my arrival at San Clemente Villas by the Sea in mid-March. I look forward to working closely with the residents, families and staff as your Executive Director, and assuring your continued happiness with our many services and amenities.

April and May were busy months for us here at The Villas as we worked through implementing our current COVID precautions and adjusting our daily lives to protect our residents and staff from exposure. Amidst it all, we celebrated Mother’s Day, and enjoyed a great Cinco de Mayo Hallway Happy Hour. In June, we are looking to add more Covidconscious activities for our residents, while maintaining the precautions that are keeping us healthy and virus free.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we will celebrate with a special Barbecue Supper honoring all of our special men, including a wide variety of pie selections for our residents to enjoy. This month, we also welcome Summer to our lovely home on June 20th! We’ll have a special beach themed Happy Hour on the 19th to help ring in the warmer weather, with music and delicious summer themed appetizers. We will also be sprucing up our outdoor seating areas, adding some new flowering plants to our pool area and courtyard, and freshening up the patio seating for all to enjoy, while we maintain our social distancing but get outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine.

Please feel free to stop by my office if you have any questions or would just like to meet in person. I’m also available by phone, text or email. I look forward to getting to know each of you in the days and weeks to come!

Best Regards,

Laura Kephart
Executive Director
P:(949)489-3400 ext. 102

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June Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 june newsletterJune is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our June Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

 

2020 fathers day

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 21st

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day from all of us at San Clemente Villas!!

 

notaryNotary Service

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseMonday & Wednesday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Activities Center

Monday with Keith (on DVD); Wednesday Balance & Mobility and Friday with Jane (on DVD) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Activities Center. During COVID we are doing FIT exercises via DVD in our Activities Center Lower Level. We also have a guided walk at 4:15 for residents who may need supervision. These walks will occur Wednesday through Sunday until further notice.

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Thursday at 2:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

On hold during COVID. Our Executive Director, Laura will be doing a craft on the second Wednesday of the month (June 10th) and Daiana will be doing watercolor class the other Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. until further notice.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

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.

 

June 2020 Employee of the Month

Pedro RuizPedro Ruiz

Pedro has been working at the Villas since 2002, in fact, since San Clemente Villas first opened! He started working here because of Paul and Aileen. He used to work at Baker’s Square. Paul and Aileen would take all of their employees to eat there so Paul hired Pedro because he loved his cooking. Pedro explains that Baker’s Square was like a Carrow’s or Denny’s, a casual place to spend time and eat great food. Pedro has two daughters and two grandchildren. As a pastime, Pedro likes to go fishing. One time he was fishing at the Harbor and was about to throw the bait over and Aileen and Paul just so happened to pass by walking their dog, and their dog munched all of the bait up. So Paul and Aileen would always remind him of that story and they laughed about it a lot. Pedro likes working here because he wants the residents to eat appetizing food and receive good service. Pedro would like to share that he likes to enjoy life and go out to meet the world. He likes to travel to Mexico. The farthest south he’s been has been Colombia. We are very happy to have Pedro as part of the Staff. Congratulations on being Employee of the Month, Pedro!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

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

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Meet the Nurses

We have some new faces here at the 'Villas!

Kristin Rodriguez - Wellness Nurse

I am a California native. I was born in Long Beach. I graduate from Long Beach Poly. After I graduated I joined the Air Force and was a MWR- Morale welfare and recre- ation specialist. My job duties in- cluded working the fitness center and in the mortuary. I was released with an honorable discharge due to pregnancy. I stayed home and raised my three children and then in 2006 I started part time nursing school. I graduated in 2009 and then started working at Villa Valencia as a med tech and then became the Wellness Nurse there until coming to San Clemente Villas by the Sea. My dad was a nurse in the cardiac cath lab. I was able to watch an open heart sur- gery and then knew I wanted to be a nurse. I choose to work in assisted living instead of being a cardiac nurse because while in nursing school working with the eld- erly population was so rewarding. My goal is to become an RN in the future. I love what I do each and every day.

 

Cara Deiro - Director of Clinical Services

My favorite animals are Horses and English Bull dogs. I was born in Memphis Tennessee down the street from Elvis Presley. My dad was in the Marines and we move to the El Toro Marine base when I was 13. My Grandmother and my mother were both nurses and my great great Grandfather was a Doctor in Silerton Tennessee. I grew up hanging out at hos- pitals and nursing homes. At the age of 16 I became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in skilled nursing with my mom as my supervisor. My senior year of High School I completed a Medical Assistant program and went to work for a dermatologist and became a surgical assistant. I graduated Nursing school in 1993 and worked for Lake Forest Nursing Center for 17 years as an LVN and Di- rector of Staff Development. I have been in management most of my nursing career in skilled nursing and Assisted Living communities. I be- lieve that Nursing is the Gentle Art of caring. It is my passion in life to follow my family’s footsteps and doing what I can to enhance the lives of the residents I care for each and every day. Any Questions or con- cerns, please feel free to reach out to me at the community or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If it is urgent in nature and I am off the premises please have the front desk call me and I will gladly return your call.

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

"Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her
The flowery May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose.
Hail, bounteous May, that doth inspire
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire;
Woods and groves are of thy dressing,
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing,
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long."
- John Milton, Song on a May Morning

May is here, and our surrounding hillsides are bright with fresh grass, lupines and mustard as far as the eye can see! At home, May is when I re-plant my front garden and add native milkweed to our butterfly habitat there. Our gardens here at The Villas are being refurbished, and we will be adding plants to the Front entrance as well as out by the pool area for all to enjoy.

May is also the month for remembering and honoring our Mother’s. We have so many lovely, kind and caring ladies here, it’s like having many Mothers every time we come to work! This month is a celebration of all our Moms, who do so much to make our lives richer and fuller.

We also honor our military, with Armed Forces Day, and remember those we have lost on Memorial Day this month. Barbara and her team are working diligently to find new ways to entertain within the constraints of our current virus restrictions. We hope to come up with even more fun things to do as we all work together to stay healthy and well.

Happy May! Laura

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May Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 May newsletterMay is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our May Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2020 mothers day

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 10th

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day from all of us at San Clemente Villas! Check out our newsletter for more Celebrations of Moms!

 

2020 memorial day2020 armed forces dayHappy Armed Forces Day & Memorial Day

May 16th & 30th

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

notaryNotary Service

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2020 church servicesCommunity Christian Church at the Villas

Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. in the Activities Center

Non-denominational, Christian, Bible-based service

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30-3:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseTuesday & Thursday Exercise

9:15 a.m. in the Activities Center

Starting February we will be doing our DVD “Balance & Mobility” exercise in the Activities Center on the Lower Level. Tuesdays will be led by John and Thursdays by Daiana. Come continue your limbering, strengthening, balance-promoting routine! This is for everyone!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

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.

 

May 2020 Employee of the Month

luis cejaLuis Ceja

Luis Ceja is an excellent employee here at San Clemente Villas. He was nominated this month for his willingness to work hard and show up on time with a positive attitude. Luis is 19 years old. He is the second oldest out of his siblings. He has one brother and two sisters. He loves to spoil his younger brother with gifts and video games. They have a really tight older and younger brother relationship. He also has an amazing group of friends. They love to go out to places like Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, bowling, miniature golf, cart racing etc. One of the things that Luis loves doing is going to the movies a lot. He likes all types of movie genres. Luis has been working here at San Clemente Villas since 2018, when his cousin Christian Ceja (a former employee) recommended that he should apply. Since then he has loved working here. He started off as a food server and is now a Prep Cook. He loves to be able to help people out and also make people happy. He also enjoys being able to learn how to cook and acquire new skills in the kitchen. A lot of his best friends work in the kitchen with him so he feels as if it is home for him. He values his relationships with friends and family a lot. He says he wants to work so he can save money to one day travel around the world. His ultimate goal would be to visit Spain one day so that he could watch his favorite Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi. For now he just loves to take it day by day and see where life takes him. We are very honored to have an employee like Luis as part of our Staff.

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere 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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Marketing Check-in: Happy Easter

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Holidays are many things to many people. For some, the primary function of a holiday is its religious significance. It is a time when specific spiritual opportunities are available to experience. For others, holidays are primarily about family getting together. Most people do not work and so there is an opportunity to renew family bonds. Relatives that you haven't seen in a while join together with you to celebrate the family that you belong to. People that do not have large families or may not want to join together with them may celebrate with friends. Enjoy this time with your loved ones and remember to always tell them how much they mean to you and how much you love them. (Be sure to see our Notary Ad in our April newsletter.)

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

Meet Laura Kephart, Executive Director

Laura Kephart re-joins the San Clemente Villas team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our community. Laura has been working with and caring for seniors since she began her nursing career in 1980. Prior to obtaining her nursing credential, she worked in the hospitality industry in her home town of Niagara Falls, NY. She was an Assisted Living Director at one of the first licensed communities in Southern California, and went on to successfully license and operate communities for many of the larger corporations in the country. She is a licensed nurse, and has worked as a Director of Staff training and development for skilled nursing facilities, and has served as a hospice nurse and nursing staff developer. She has also operated her own consulting business, providing mentorship and guidance to help communities realize their full potential.

Laura is passionate about providing the best care and services to residents, and maintaining an open channel of communication with residents, families and staff.

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April Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 April newsletterApril is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our April Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2020 easter

In Abundance of Optimism

We are publishing our April Newsletter. We are doing the best we can to keep our precious seniors safe at this time. Life goes on at the Villas and all around us. Our thinking is that it would be much easier to let our entertainers, vendors, residents and family know that plans must be cancelled, than to not have prepared any plans at all. Hence, our April Calendar. However, we pray, and hope our prayers are heard, that COVID-19 will disappear as quickly as it came. Please join us in those prayers, and watch for updates as our Executive Director sends out text message notices.

 

notaryMusic for the Mind

March 21st @ 10:00am

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2020 church servicesCommunity Christian Church at the Villas

Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. in the Activities Center

Non-denominational, Christian, Bible-based service

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30-3:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseTuesday & Thursday Exercise

9:15 a.m. in the Activities Center

Starting February we will be doing our DVD “Balance & Mobility” exercise in the Activities Center on the Lower Level. Tuesdays will be led by John and Thursdays by Daiana. Come continue your limbering, strengthening, balance-promoting routine! This is for everyone!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

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.

 

April 2020 Employee of the Month

jace rodriquezjpgJace Rodriquez

Jace is an amazing employee here at San Clemente Villas. She has been working in the Villas since 2016. She came to work here straight out of high school. Jace enjoys art. She especially loves portraits and anime cartoons. She loves to travel and would love to make more trips in the future when she gets the time to. Jace dreams of one day being able to visit places like New York, South Korea, Iceland, Japan, and all places of Mexico. She just recently made a trip to Cancun with her best friend. Jace loves the beaches down in Cancun. She loves the water. She very much enjoys the underground rivers and the Cenotes, which are sinkholes or natural pits resulting from collapsed limestone bedrock that expose the water that normally flows beneath the surface. Jace also enjoys going to concerts, and anime expos. Jace is a very adventurous person. She would love to start doing more adventurous things in her life like skydive, bungee jumping and anything that involves an adrenaline rush. She would love to one day own a tiny home here in the U.S or in Ireland. She also has the dream of owning a loft or a tiny home somewhere in South Korea (Seoul or Daegu) or (Tokyo or Osaka). Her mother Bertha Garcia is another incredible worker here at the Villas. She works as a caregiver. Jace also has her older sister working in the kitchen, she is one of the servers. Her name is Nancy. Jace’s younger sister is 14 years old and she enjoys spending time with her. Jace loves to work at San Clemente Villas. She loves talking to the residents and sharing time and laughter. She started here as a server and then Eleonora offered her a job as a full time receptionist. We are very happy and honored to have an employee who is so patient and dedicated. Jace is an amazing asset to the team!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere 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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Marketing Check-in: Happy St. Patrick's Day

ezmeralda lopez dianna mendoza

The month of March has arrived it will be time for Daylight savings. We will be getting more sunshine! As many of you have noticed we have a number of new residents in our community. I am happy to say we have been very busy in Marketing these past couple of months. Please welcome our new residents and invite them to participate with you on any of the activities. We want them to feel at home and be welcomed with smiles.

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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San Clemente Villas Evolving Preventative Response to COVID-19

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are amending our responses to keep up with each new update.  With guidance from the CDC, WHO and Federal, State and County government and public health organizations, we are working hard to anticipate and implement ongoing preventative measures.  As we all continue to better understand how to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are focused on doing all we can to help protect our communities, our residents and staff.

At San Clemente Villas by the Sea, the health and wellness of our residents and staff is our top priority and for that reason we have made the difficult but necessary decision to limit resident visits to only essential visitors. We are asking all non-essential visits to be postponed to a later date. 

Essential Visitors Are Defined As: Adults over the age of 18 who are medical providers, hospice care providers, or visitors of residents who are at the end of life.

  • All essential visitors must stop at the Concierge Desk, answer detailed health and travel screening questions and have their temperature read.
  • Those essential visitors that do not pass the screening process or have a fever greater than 100.4 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Essential visitors should visit in resident’s room, not in common areas and follow appropriate precautionary and social distancing measures.

We have also temporarily suspended dining in our onsite dining rooms. Instead, we will be providing residents a selection of menu choices through complimentary room service delivered directly to their apartment at no additional charge.

We have increased the frequency of our extensive cleaning procedures beyond our previously implemented precautionary measures.  Our staff’s consistent and purposeful approach has helped reassure our residents and families that we are working around the clock to ensure their wellbeing.

As we navigate these new guidelines together, staying connected is now more important than at any other time. Within our communities, we are helping our residents embrace technology, such as setting up FaceTime and Skype options with family and friends, helping to navigate online orders or even trying out virtual classes. For our families, we have initiated a new contact system called Call-Em-All.  This system allows us to send you text messages with updates regarding measures being taken to protect our residents during this time. We will also continue to post updates here on our website.

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

Dear Residents, Staff, Families and Friends,

I want to take a moment to welcome all of our new residents! Recently, we’d had many new residents move into our wonderful community! The most recent names are listed in this newsletter. But we also introduce them when they come to the monthly resident meeting, and our fabulous Welcoming Committee has done a terrific job of making sure they get to know their way around The Villas!

The month of March brings daylight savings time, St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring! Barbara and Daiana Ledesma have a month full of great activities planned, so be sure to check the weekly activity calendar available at our front desk, the monthly newsletter and the white board posted near the activity sign up area. Another upcoming activity I would like to mention is our May Newcomer’s Tea. We will be planning that event soon. In months past, it has been one of the resident’s favorites. Ladies, be thinking about a festive hat you could wear for the occasion!

The Irish Blessing that Mr. Paul Brazeau, founder of San Clemente Villas always loved is: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May all of you be blessed in some way this month and always.
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

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March Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 march newsletterMarch is here and we have new activites in blossom! Check out our March Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2020 stpatricksdaySt Patrick's Day Dance Party

March 17th @ 3:00 in the Lobby

 

musicforthemindMusic for the Mind

March 21st @ 10:00am

This is a Jazz Club from San Clemente High School that performs at various places in the community. They perform classic nostalgic jazz tunes to more intricate modern pieces that anyone can enjoy. This group is completely student-run by Crista Mangahas and Jonah Harris. The band consists of hardworking musicians with a passion for performing.

 

creativecreaturesCreative Creatures & Co.

Saturday, March 28th @ 10:00 - 11:30 in the Kahuna area

Don't Miss This!! Join Ceramics with Creative Creatures & Co. for a fun-filled time of creativity! All skill levels welcome as we host an introductory to ceramics, teaching you ceramics 101 so you can make your very own Easter-themed masterpiece! All pieces created during this 1.5hr class will be fired in our offsite kiln following class and returned to you later for you to show off to your friends and family! All materials provided. Comfortable clothing recommended. No jewelry.

 

2020 church servicesCommunity Christian Church at the Villas

Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. in the Activities Center

Non-denominational, Christian, Bible-based service

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30-3:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseTuesday & Thursday Exercise

9:15 a.m. in the Activities Center

Starting February we will be doing our DVD “Balance & Mobility” exercise in the Activities Center on the Lower Level. Tuesdays will be led by John and Thursdays by Daiana. Come continue your limbering, strengthening, balance-promoting routine! This is for everyone!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

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.

 

March 2020 Employee of the Month

Dollie Dayacap DayAna Mendoza

Ana Mendoza is an amazing caregiver here at San Clemente Villas. Ana is from San Luis Potosí Mexico. She came to California about 10 years ago from Mexico. She began to work at San Clemente Villas when one of the previous employees recommended it to her. She came to apply and got hired within a few days. In August it will be eight years since she started as an employee in the West Indies department. Ana is currently living with her brother and father. Her mom and three sisters live in Mexico. She likes to go visit them when she gets the time to take off work. Ana just got married last year. She met her husband Jose, eight years ago in Mexico. Together they like to travel to different spots in Mexico. She is planning on taking a trip to Cancun with him. Ana loves to shop. Her favorite places include Burlington, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Right now her goals are to study to get her CNA certification and then later become a nurse. She is passionate about people and making connections with them. That is why she loves to work here at the Villas. She says she loves to talk to the residents about their life stories and getting to learn from them. She thinks of the residents as her family. She doesn’t have her grandparents close, so she feels as if she is blessed to be around the elders. She believes that in order to have a job as a caregiver you must be patient, and caring and understanding about the needs of the residents. We are very grateful to have her here as part of the staff. Congratulations on being chosen “Employee of the Month” Ana!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere 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

2020 February newsletterFebruary is here and we have new activites are in blossom! Check out our February Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2020 valentines dayValentine's Auction

February 14th @ 1:00-2:30 in the Lobby

This is our annual all Residents Valentine’s Auction. We give you playing dollars to bid on various items. Come one, come all! It’s a ball! Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

2020 mardigras“Fat Tuesday”

February 25th @ 3:00 in the Lobby

Wear your green, purple and gold and come prepared to tap, clap, dance and, oh yes, snack! Music by John, Jim & Barb

 

DR SE TRINHCome Chat with Dr. Se Trinh about Brain Health

February 25, 2020 @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM In the Activities Center

Sponsored by O C Hospice. Dung Trinh, MD is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Health Educator who speaks throughout Orange County on various preventive health topics including Cancer Reduction Strategies, Alzheimer’s Risk Reduction, Sugar, Inflammation, and Ketosis, among other health topics. He is the Chief Medical officer of Irvine Clinical Research Board Member for Alzheimer’s Orange County, a physician with Memorial Care and is a medical missionary with Tongue Out Medical Missions.

 

2020 exerciseTuesday & Thursday Exercise

9:15 a.m. in the Activities Center

Starting February we will be doing our DVD “Balance & Mobility” exercise in the Activities Center on the Lower Level. Tuesdays will be led by John and Thursdays by Daiana. Come continue your limbering, strengthening, balance-promoting routine! This is for everyone!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

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.

 

February 2020 Employee of the Month

Dollie Dayacap DayDollie Dayacap-Day

Dollie is an extraordinary woman and employee here at San Clemente Villas. She has been with us for coming on 13 years on May 11th. When she started back in 2007, she began as a caregiver for 1-2 months and then moved on to becoming a Med-Tech for the rest of the years. She’s worked here in assisted living for ten years and three years in WI. Her hobbies include dancing. She likes anything, from classical swing to modern pop and hip hop. Dollie is the life of the party! She likes to listen to mellow music and relax as well. She is a mother of four, 3 daughters and 1 son. Dollie says that thanks to the Villas and the years she’s worked here, her daughter Maxine is now a dentist in the Philippines. That is something she will always be grateful for. The other 3 children also graduated college. She is a proud mother. Dollie wants nothing more but to see her children be happy and choose the right person to share life with. She says that she has really enjoyed the years that she has worked here in the Villas and claims, “As long as the Villas is here, I will be here forever.” She says that every day is a learning experience. She is so grateful for the people she has met here. Dollie says that she gets along with many different types of people. With a smile, Dollie says that when people learn that she is a Med-Tech at the Villas they treat her even better. She said San Clemente Villas is like her “bread and butter.” Dollie is a faith-filled woman and her only wish in life is to keep on enjoying life for the rest of her years. “God is so good, he guides me every day. I wake up every morning thanking him for life.” We are very lucky to have Dollie as an employee here at the Villas. Her energy is a light to all who live here and the ones who work with her as well.

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere 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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Marketing Check-in: Happy New Year 2020!

ezmeralda lopez dianna mendoza

Happy New Year 2020!

It’s a new Decade! Dianna and Esme would love to wish you a prosperous and healthy 2020! The New Year is bittersweet. It is nice to go forward and make resolutions but it is sad to see another year slip by. I’m making the resolution to slow down and experience pleasurable moments a little longer especially with my kids. Time passes by very quickly and we tend to forget to really enjoy life and our surroundings more. We are so happy and blessed to have gained a lot of new residents this past year and looking forward to the new resident’s that will be moving in this next year. At the villas we have many events throughout the year where you can come enjoy the music, try our dining room, visit with residents, and enjoy each other’s company. One thing that I love about San Clemente Villas is that we are all a family here.

We wish you the best and brightest New Year!

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

DID YOU KNOW?

In this first month of a new year, let’s all vow to be more positive, kinder, to keep on learning and to have fun every day. With that said, I think it’s fun to mull over factoids I maybe didn’t know. Here’s a few to tickle your brain cells.

If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.

The first movie ever to put out a motion-picture soundtrack was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

pandaAt birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse. (see photo)

Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth over 1 million dollars. It still has not been found.

German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German.

The first service animals were established in Germany during World War I. References to service animals date as far back as the mid-16th Century.

75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plant and five different animal species.

Tirana, the capital of Albania has a lot of things in common with other European capitals – except one. It’s one of two capitals without a McDonalds. The second is Vatican City.

Blessings to All!
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

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January Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 january newsletterJanuary has arrived and we have new activites for the new year! Check out our January Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2020 resident photosSemi-annual Resident Photo Day

Saturday, January 11th @ 10-11:30 a.m in the Lobby

All Residents, come get an updated photo taken in the lobby. You get an 8 x 10 free. It will be put into the acrylic frame outside your room. We will not remove anything that is currently in your frame. If you prefer an earlier year’s photo you can still use that one. If you want more copies, of the newer photo just let Barbara know. All Residents who do not currently have a photo outside their room need to come get one taken. All we need is you and your smile! See you there!

 

2020 veteran donationsVeteran's Donations

Pickup on Wenesday, January 15th

On January 15th the Veteran’s truck will be coming to pick up your donations. Clothing, jewelry, household items, small pieces of furniture, working small appliances (no TVs or computers), and miscellaneous household items are all welcome. Bag or box your donations up and leave the night before to the right of the front desk in the lobby.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

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.

 

January 2020 Employee of the Month

Dianna MendozaDianna Mendoza

Dianna Mendoza is an exemplary employee here at San Clemente Villas. Dianna is a driven and highly dedicated human. She has a very strong passion for making people smile and making them feel comfortable and at home. Dianna is a single mother of 3. Her oldest, Brianna is 9, Damian is second, he’s 6 and the smallest is Isaiah of 4 years. She loves to spend time with them and care for them. Dianna enjoys service for others. In her spare time when she is not with her kids, or best friend Esmeralda, she likes to experiment with makeup, hair styling, and coloring. Dianna started working here in the summer of 2009. She was recommended by her mother Patricia Farias who is the housekeeping service Manager. Ever since then, she has been working in basically every department the Villas has to offer. She worked as a caregiver for 8 years then moved to front desk, then to the kitchen as a server, then a driver, assisted in memory care, activities, and is now the Marketing assistant. She also was hired as a personal DJ for Aileen’s parties which she thought was super fun. Dianna loves to work here at San Clemente Villas. She is definitely a great multitasker. Dianna is always available to help in any way she can and always with a smile on her face. We are extremely blessed to have her here as part of our staff. Congratulations, Dianna, on being Employee of the Month!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere 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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