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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Cara Deiro

We’re here to inform you about the risks associated with unprotected sun exposure and things you can do to minimize your risk.

As many of us get ready to enjoy those warm rays this summer, we must remember to protect our skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. The good news is there are things you can do to minimize the risk.

Cover Up: Wearing a Hat (preferably wide brimmed) or other shade-protective clothing can partly shield your skin from the harmful effects of UV ray exposure. Proper clothing may include long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, umbrellas and sunglasses - for eye protection.

Stay in the Shade: The sun's glare is strongest at midday. Staying in the shade between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will further protect your skin. The sun can still damage your skin on cloudy days or in the winter. That’s why it’s important to stay protected throughout the year.

Choose the Right Sunscreen: This is extremely important. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new regulations for sunscreen labeling recommend that your sunscreen have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and should protect against both Ultraviolet A (UV-A) and Ultraviolet B (UV-B) rays. When on antibiotics skin is more sensitive. Take pre-cautions when choosing sunscreen. Use the Right Amount of Sunscreen: According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, most people apply only 25- 50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen. When out in the sun, it's important that you apply at least one ounce (a palmful) of sunscreen every two hours.

You should apply it more often if you are sweating or swimming, even if the sunscreen is waterproof. By taking the proper precautions and following these guidelines you and your loved ones can enjoy the sun safely.

If you are having any problems after being in the sun, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.

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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, let’s 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 you relax, listen to the fountains, enjoy the flowers and birds, and catch some healthy rays to boost your Vitamin D. Try a scenic drive on our cool new van, join our walking club, or just invite a friend for a visit outdoors! Our Happy Hours and wine mixers will be incorporating more outdoor sun time this month, and we look forward to seeing you there 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 celebrations. We are always excited to hear new ideas from our residents on things you would like to try…drop a suggestion at the Front Desk, or pop in for a visit and share your ideas!

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

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July 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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Hello July from San Clemente Villas! Check out our July 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

July Events:

  • Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays – Movie Nights @ 6:30pm
  • July 4th - Independence Day
  • July 7th – Strawberry Sundae Day
  • July 11thAll American Pet Photo Day
  • July 16th – Personal Chef Day
  • July 19th – Ice Cream Day
  • July 20th – Resident Birthday Celebrations
  • July 23rd – Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • July 30th – International Friendship Day
 

Kenia CortezJuly 2021 Employee of the Month

Kenia Cortez

Kenia has been working at the Villas for 13 years. For most of that time she was a dining roomKenia has been working at the Villas for 13 years. For most of that time she was a dining roomserver, but she was promoted to the position of Dining Concierge. Kenia has definitely embracedthis new responsibility and has helped provide a safety net by making sure we have knowledgeof each resident’s welfare at each meal. Kenia has six sisters and one brother. She’s the babyof her family. Kenia loves food, enjoys trying different ethnicities of food, and especially likesdining in restaurants. Kenia does her best to enjoy life!

 

Tina JillingsTina Jillings

I was born in San Jose, California, I moved to San Diego 25 years ago. I have been married for 26 years. I have two beautiful children and 4 amazing grandchildren.

I started working in Senior Care 20 years ago and I find it to be the most fulfilling and interesting work I have ever done. I enjoy working with Seniors because I always get sage advice, amazing stories of resilience, bravery, overcoming obstacles, and sometimes funny stories.

 

July Birthdays at the Villas

  • Adaline B. 07/03
  • Betty S. 07/03
  • Bart C. 07/05
  • Nancy O. 07/17
  • Larry W. 07/17
  • Wayne S. 07/20
  • Elemer S. 07/20
  • Jo Ann S. 07/27
  • Penny T. 07/31
 

Dads on Father's Day

 

chef salvador bbqFrom the desk of Chef Salvador:

BBQ Season is back! Every Wednesday please enjoy a meal right off the grill! Dining Room 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

BBQ at Dana Point Harbor June 22nd! Summer is here and our new menu is starting July!

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

Join us for gentle exercises!2021 garden exercises

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 10 a.m. in the Activity Center

Tuesdays

  • 10 a.m. in the Theater Room

Saturdays

  • 10 a.m. in the Serenety Garden
 

touched by an angelMiss 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.

 

Pride Month

Pride Month is a time for everyone to embrace who they are and let the world know — in style! At San Clemente Villas by the Sea our residents Embrace Diversity & Support Equality!

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How the Ederly are Being Scammed and How to Prevent it from Happening to You

Cara Deiro

Why are the elderly frequent targets of fraud scams?

Unfortunately, elderly individuals are the most frequent targets of fraud scams. Fraudsters target the elderly, as they may be lonely, willing to listen and are more trusting than younger individuals. Many fraud schemes against the elderly are performed over the telephone, door-to-door or through advertisements.

Which are the most common scams targeting seniors?

  1. Medicare - in scams involving Medicare, fraudsters pose as Medicare representatives to get seniors to give them their personal information, such as their Medicare identification number.
  2. Counterfeit prescription drugs - as prices for prescription drugs increase, seniors look the internet to find cheaper prices for their medications.
  3. Funerals - in one type of funeral scheme, fraudsters use obituaries to find out information about the deceased in attempts to extort money from family members or grieving spouses. They claim the deceased has an outstanding debt that must be paid immediately
  4. Telephones — Phone scams are the most common scams used against the elderly. Scammers might get seniors to wire or send them money by claiming to be a family member who is in trouble and needs money. They might also solicit money from the elderly by posing as a fake charity, especially after a natural disaster.
  5. Internet — since the elderly are usually not as savvy with handling emails and surfing the internet, they are easy targets for scammers. Victims have been tricked into downloading fake anti-virus software that allows scammers access to personal information on their computers.
  6. The grandparent scam — this scam is extremely deceptive because it plays on the elderly’s emotions. In a grandparent scam, a scammer calls an older person and pretends to be their grandchild. They ask them if they know who is calling, and when the grandparent guesses the name of one of their grandchildren, they pretend to be that grandchild. The scammer tells the Grandparent that they are in some sort of financial bind and asks if they can send money using Western Union or MoneyGram to help them out. The scammer asks the grandparent not to tell anyone about their situation. Once the scammer receives the money, he continues to contact the grandparent and asks them to send more money.

A Con Artist May Say:

  • You need to “act now” or the offer will expire
  • You’ve won a free prize, but you need to pay for shipping and handling.
  • You need to wire money or pay a debt with a gift card or forward money to someone.

Tips for Avoiding Scams:

  • Take time to research. Have a loved one help you.
  • If a caller tells you to act immediately, they are probably a con artist.
  • If something seems strange about a phone call, simply say “No, thank you,” and hang up.
  • Be careful of unusual emails or messages from family members. If a message contains a lot of typos or simply doesn’t sound like your loved one, it may be a hacker.
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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

June has arrived, and with it the promise of long Summer days, warm breezes, and more good times with good friends here at The Villas!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we will celebrate all of the great men in our Villas family with a special barbecue lunch, followed by an after lunch pie social. Friends and families are always welcome to stop by for a visit and enjoy a slice of pie with Dad to celebrate his special day.

This month, we welcome Summer to our lovely home on June 20th! We’ll have a great beach themed Happy Hour on the 22nd out by the Pool 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 fountain area and courtyard, and freshening up the Courtyard seating up for all to enjoy.

We’re all celebrating being able to be out and about and have visitors as we have seen the virus numbers drop across the County. Our licensing agent requires us to continue wearing masks in the Community, as well as our visitors, but being able to go out to events and visit with family and friends outdoors has given us hope for a brighter future!

Happy Summer! Stay safe and well,
Laura Kephart, Executive Director 
P:(949)489-3400 ext. 102

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June 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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Hello June from San Clemente Villas! Check out our June 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

June Events:

  • Sundays, Mondays & Fridays – Movie Nights @ 6:30pm
  • June 8th – Best Friends Day
  • June 10th – Judy Garland's Birthday - A Star is Born @ 6:30pm
  • June 14th – Flag Day
  • June 17th – Nursing Assistants Day
  • June 19th – National Juggling Day
  • June 20th – Father's Day Lunch @ 11:00am - 12:00pm, enjoy lunch and live music with Robin Gable
  • June 21st – National Selfie Day
  • June 22nd – Summer Beach Party with Robert Fields
  • June 29th – Resident Birthday Celebration

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. Minimum of 6 feet between residents. Face masks worn at all times.

 

Lucia RamirezJune 2021 Employee of the Month

Lucia Ramirez

Lucia was born in Guanajuato Mexico. She has six children and twenty-four grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes are cooking, walks in the park, strolls on the beach and church on Sundays. Lucia has worked at San Clemente Villas by the Sea since 2008. She began as a housekeeper and in 2019 started working in the laundry. Her dream… own her own home. Lucia has a great attitude, positive, happy and grateful. She is a hard worker, dedicated and organized. She is grateful to work in such a caring environment.

 

June Birthdays at the Villas

  • Yael R. 06/02
  • Betty M. 06/14
  • Elizabeth M. 06/16
  • Joy W. 06/19
  • Bill S. 06/19
  • Richard H. 06/22
 

Moments to Remember

 

2021 podiatristVisiting Podiatrists:

Dr. Neda Arjomandi, DPM (949) 581-2520
She accepts HMO’s, PPO’s and Medicare.

Dr. Erin Vogtman, DPM (909) 886-3668
She accepts traditional Medicare and supplemental insurance.
Cash Price is $40

Dr. Larry Anthon, DPM (949) 495-3663
He accepts Medicare and /or secondary PPO or PDP plans.
Cash Price is $36

Please feel free to call and schedule an appointment or you may sign up for next schedule visit to the community on the signup sheet located in the Front Lobby area.

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

Join us for gentle exercises!2021 garden exercises

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 10 a.m. in the Activity Center

Tuesdays

  • 10 a.m. in the Theater Room

Saturdays

  • 10 a.m. in the Serenety Garden
 

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.

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STAY HYDRATED?

Cara Deiro

Improving Physical Performance

When you exercise, you need to stay hydrated because your body will use a lot of water. Staying hydrated during and after exercise will improve your overall physical performance. You will also be protecting your body from harm. When you are hydrated, you will reduce the fatigue that you feel after exercise. Your endurance will also be improved. Your maximum heart rate will also lower and you will not feel as sore after exercising.

Boosting Your Mood

It is not only your body that benefits from hydration as it will help your mentality as well. It has been found that people who drink more water will generally have better moods. There is one study that looked at people who usually drank 1.2 litres of water or less per day and increased this to 2.5 litres.

These people were found to experience less fatigue, sleepiness and confusion. The same study restricted people who usually drink 2 to 4 litres per day to one litre. These people felt a negative effect on their mood, had an increase in discontent, positive emotions and calmness.

Preventing Headaches

There are a number of symptoms of dehydration with headaches being one of them. In fact, water deprivation is one of the most common causes of headaches. In most cases, drinking more water will be able to alleviate a headache. However, it is important to note that dehydration can also lead to migraines. If you do not have a regular intake of water, you might be more prone to headaches and migraines. Staying hydrated could reduce the occurrence of headaches and migraines.

Boosting Your Brainpower

While a boost to your mood will generally help in many aspects of your life, hydration can also boost your brainpower. The more water you drink, the better your cognitive performance is likely to be. There are many studies which have been done that support this. These studies have found that people who drink water during cognitive tests will perform better than those that do not. These results have been found to be true for both adults and children. Other studies have suggested that even minor dehydration will cause cognitive function impairment in the short-term.

Protect Against Disease

One of the most important reasons why you should stay hydrated is a simple fact that it helps to prevent disease. There are a number of health conditions which can be prevented by staying hydrated. It is important that you know what they are and how hydration can help.

Some of these diseases will include kidney stones, constipation, urinary tract infections and coronary heart disease. It is also believed that staying hydrated can help with asthma. It is important to note that staying hydrated will not prevent these diseases completely, but will be helpful.

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

"May! Queen of blossoms,
And fulfilling flowers,
With what pretty music
Shall we charm the hours?
Wilt thou have pipe and reed,
Blown in the open mead?
Or to the lute give heed
In the green bowers?"
- Lord Edward Thurlow, May

May is here..and with it the promise of bright sunny days, warmer weather, and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

Our World is ever -changing as we experience life “post-vaccine.” We are so grateful to now be able to have visitors, go out with family and friends for visits, and enjoy life in the new normal. Of course, we will still wear our masks, social distance, and wash our hands well…but this is a far cry from where we were last May. We're grateful for our health, the dedication of our staff, and the kindness, patience and support of our residents, families and friends as we have journeyed to this point together. Let’s celebrate!

On Saturday May 1st,we’ll enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby... along with a special dinner featuring great Louisville classic recipes. On May 5, th we’ll have a poolside Fiesta for our residents to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 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 Mother’s every time we come to work! This month is a celebration of all our Mom’s, 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. 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 Kephart, Executive Director 
P:(949)489-3400 ext. 102

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May 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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Welcome May from San Clemente Villas! Check out our May 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

May Events:

  • May 1st –Mint Juleps and the Kentucky Derby
  • May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – Mariachi Band
  • May 7th – Military Spouses Recognition
  • May 9th – Special Mother’s Day lunch
  • May 14th – Armed Forces Day Recognition
  • May 24th – Victoria Day Tea
  • May 25th – New Resident Meet & Greet
  • May 28th – Memorial Day Celebration

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. Minimum of 6 feet between residents. Face masks worn at all times.

 

2021 podiatristVisiting Podiatrists:

Dr. Neda Arjomandi, DPM (949) 581-2520
She accepts HMO’s, PPO’s and Medicare.

Dr. Erin Vogtman, DPM (909) 886-3668
She accepts traditional Medicare and supplemental insurance.
Cash Price is $40

Dr. Larry Anthon, DPM (949) 495-3663
He accepts Medicare and /or secondary PPO or PDP plans.
Cash Price is $36

Please feel free to call and schedule an appointment or you may sign up for next schedule visit to the community on the signup sheet located in the Front Lobby area.

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

Join us for gentle exercises!2021 garden exercises

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 10 a.m. in the Activity Center

Monday, Tuesday & Saturday

  • 10 a.m. in the TR

Thursdays

  • 2 p.m. in the TR
 

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.

 

Araceli Torres
May 2021 Employee of the Month

Araceli Torres

Araceli Torres was born in Mexico and came to the United States in 2003. She loves to spend time with her two sons ages 8 & 11 years old. She started working here in Jan. 2020 thanks to Lorena fellow housekeeper for recommending her. Her dreams are for her children to live a successful life. She is honest and trust worthy, she loves what she does and cares about each resident as if they were family.

 

Gabriela Rivero
Please join us in welcoming Gabriela Rivero to our community

Hello San Clemente Villas By the Sea, my name is Gabriela Rivero and I am so excited to be joining the San Clemente Villas Team as the new Director of Memory Care! A little bit about me; I received my degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton where my studies were focused on Gerontology and the disease process of dementia. I have been working in Memory Care since 2014 and my passion lies in creating an environment where residents thrive as well as providing educational tools and resources to fellow associates and families. One of my favorite things about working in Memory Care is that it is a much more intimate setting in which residents and families become a tight knit community. I look forward to supporting and developing robust programs in Memory Care, meeting residents and families, and getting to know the team.

 

It’s National Nurse’s Week!

Cara Deiro
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 hospitals 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 Director of Staff Development. I have been in management most of my nursing career in skilled nursing and Assisted Living communities. I believe 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

 

Kristin Rodriquez
Kristin Rodriquez ~ 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 recreation specialist. My job duties included 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 father was a nurse in the Cardiac lab. I was able to watch an open heart surgery it was then I 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 elderly population was so rewarding. My goal is to become an RN in the future. I love what I do each and every day

May Birthdays at the Villas

  • Mabel W. 05/01
  • Bob G. 05/08
  • Rue F. 05/12
  • Hermina A. 05/12
  • Evelyn S. 05/14
  • Olga S. 05/15
  • Ray K. 05/16
  • Betty T. 05/18
  • Mary B. 05/19
  • Martha W. 05/22
  • Peggy K. 05/25
  • Joan H. 05/27
  • John P. 05/28
  • Paula A. 05/31
 

Moments to Remember

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From the desk of the Activity Director

Ann Ruscoe

“Why Exercise?”

  1. PREVENT DISEASE Studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exer cise improves overall immune function, which is important for seniors as their immune systems are often compromised. Even light exercise, such as walking, can be a powerful tool for preventable disease management.
  2. IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH The mental health benefits of exercise are nearly endless. Exercise produces endorphins (the “feel good” hormone), which act as a stress reliever and leaves you feeling happy and satisfied. In addition, exercise has been linked to improving sleep, which is especially important for older adults who often suffer from insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns.
  3. DECREASED RISKS OF FALLS Adults are at a higher risk of falls, which can prove to be potentially disastrous for maintaining independence. Exercise improves strength and flexibility, which also help improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls. Adults take much longer to recover from falls, so any thing that helps avoid them in the first place is critical.
  4. SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT Whether you join a walking group, go to group fitness classes or visit a gardening club, exercise can be made into a fun social event. Maintaining strong social ties is important for aging adults to feel a sense of purpose and avoid feelings of loneliness or depression. Above all, the key is to find a form of exercise you love, and it will never feel like a chore again.

In Conclusion

Exercise is good for you; it’s just a matter of making it a priority and habit in your daily life. In the aging population, exercise has been shown to prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health and well-being, strengthen social ties, and improve cognitive function. Regardless of your age, we hope this will motivate you to incorporate exercise into your life.

Come and join us. All programs are are chair exercises. Tai Chi, Yoga and Balance & Stretch. Mornings and afternoons. We have a beautiful pool and we’ve started a walking club!

Ann Ruscoe, Activity Director

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

An altered look about the hills;
A Tyrian light the village fills;
A wider sunrise in the dawn;
A deeper twilight on the lawn;
A print of a vermilion foot;
A purple finger on the slope;
A flippant fly upon the pane;
A spider at his trade again;
An added strut in chanticleer;
A flower expected everywhere ..." 
-Emily Dickinson, Nature: April

April has always been my favorite month. Having grown up back East, this is the time when our grey slushy snows started to disappear, and the snowdrops and crocus began to peek up to smile at the sky. Lily of the Valley appeared and bowed their heads, and our lawn was filled with wood violets. Our forsythia shrubs began to blossom, and created a little hut of sunshine for hours of springtime book reading (as well as a great hiding place from chores). And the lilacs that up until now had covered our barn in vines burst forth creating a purple curtain filled with that heavenly scent that only lilacs can create. Hy acinths and daffodils dotted our walkway, and the fruits of my Aunt Hilda’s bulb planting made our garden a patchwork of colorful tulips.

April at San Clemente Villas by the Sea will bring us an opportunity to enjoy our own beautiful grounds and poolside area, as we celebrate our expanding liberties in the post vaccine world. We will keep you and your families informed about new developments as they come up, and we’re hopeful that with decreasing cases and increasing vaccinations, we can add more and more to our activity calendar. We will also be renovating the front patio furniture soon, with bright new cushions for comfortable hours outside on warmer sunny days.

As always, it is our pleasure to welcome a new season of opportunities and adventures with you. We look forward to making many happy April memories together as we revel in Spring!

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

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April 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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Hello April from San Clemente Villas! Check out our April 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

On the Calendar this Month:

  • Thursday Crafts – Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Activities Center
  • Creative Expression – Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Library
  • Wear Pajamas Day – Friday the 16th
  • National Poetry Month – Saturday poetry readings at 10:00am in the Theater Room
  • Movie Nights – Sundays & Thursdays at 6:30pm

April Activities

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. Minimum of 6 feet between residents. Face masks worn at all times.

 

2021 podiatristPodiatrists Who Visit San Clemente Villas by the Sea

Dr. Neda Arjomandi, DPM (949) 581-2520
She accepts HMO’s, PPO’s and Medicare.

Dr. Erin Vogtman, DPM (909) 886-3668
She accepts traditional Medicare and supplemental insurance.
Cash Price is $40

Dr. Larry Anthon, DPM (949) 495-3663
He accepts Medicare and /or secondary PPO or PDP plans.
Cash Price is $36

Please feel free to call and schedule an appointment or you may sign up for next schedule visit to the community on the signup sheet located in the Front Lobby area.

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

2021 garden exercisesMonday, Thursday & Friday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Activity Center

Join us for gentle exercises!

 

2019 bingoBingo is Back!

Sunday, Wednesday, & Saturday 3:00pm in the Activities Center

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. 

 

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.

 

2021 The HuttResident Corner: The Hut

Mr. Hobart, Resident Volunteer

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00 - Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

chef salvador
From the Desk of:

Salvador Caballero

Dining Room Hours:
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Salvador and his team of chefs are always cooking up something special. The dining team will greet you with a smile and give you the best service! Each month we get to have a chat with Salvador. – Food for thought!

 

Nabor Lopez
April 2021 Employee of the Month

Nabor Lopez

Nabor Lopez is an excellent employee here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Nabor is fromMichoacán,Mexico. He has an amazing family- his wife and four kids. He loves to spend time with his kids. Two of his boys play soccer and he enjoys spending the afternoons playing ball with them. Before working here at San Clemente Villas, he used to work at Regency Senior living for 17 years. He also still currently works part time at Dana Point Marriott Hotels. Nabor has not been working for so long at San Clemente Villas. He’s only been employed since January of 2021 which shows that he very quickly has won the appreciation from his peers and the residents. Victor, the maintenance manager had recommended that Nabor came to apply. They used to work together at a previous job. Nabor says that he “loves maintaining everything clean and tidy for the residents, the families and for the boss’ approval.” He is a very kind and humble person and a very hard worker.We enjoy having Nabor as part of the team.

 

April Birthdays at the Villas

  • Daniel Y. 3/31
  • Jeanne N. 04/01
  • Norman S. 04/07
  • Shirley J. 04/11
  • Gloria B. 04/12
  • Betty Hanes 04/18
  • Collette W. 04/18
  • Robert W. 04/29
 

Moments to Remember

A Special Thanks!

To all our frontline staff for all the hard work and dedication!

“Angels work here’’ Keeping our residents safe!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."

- Joyce Kilmer, Spring

Spring is in the air! All around us there are signs of renewal, as we enjoy the beautiful green hillsides from the recent rains, fresh new flowers in our Courtyard and Cabana area, and the warmer breezes and longer afternoons as we move toward Spring on Saturday, March 20th!

Spring is also a great time to refresh our outlook. Make a fitness resolution by joining one of our exercise classes. Tap into your creative side by coming to a painting or craft class. Join us with suggestions for a new club, or try one of our new exciting outings. Make one new friend by talking to a neighbor you’ve never met. Or, put some Spring in your step by joining our new walking club on their “Mission to Fitness”.

March is also a great time to experiment with new foods! Chef has added some exciting selections to the menu with his great team of cooks. Try some of these fresh and exciting new options and let us know what you think!

As we “March into Spring” together, please remember that all of our friendly staff are committed to your happiness and wellbeing. Please reach out to any of us if there is something you need or to share your praises or concerns. We’re all here for you!

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

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Vaccines are adding a new layer to the risk around Covid 19

Villas Strong Vaccination Event Thanks to all who helped make this event a success! The CVS Pharmacy team had nothing but the highest praise for our organization, hospitality & preparedness. Our residents & staff were seen quickly & efficiently.

Like many we all have been daydreaming for months about what life will be like once we gets the COVID-19 vaccine. Hug our children, Grandkids and get back to living life.

Except now that we have received the vaccine, we are finding out it’s not that simple. The vaccine isn’t a ‘get out of jail free card’ we still need to wear a mask, wash our hands and social distance.

Once you have received the second dose of the vaccine protection is estimated to be about 95% two weeks after the second dose.

It’s still unknown how well the vaccine will keep the virus from spreading. It is too soon to tell if a couples who has been vaccinated should be ok to share a meal together indoors. The data so far shows they probably won’t transmit much, if any, of the virus. Since covid arrived here almost a year ago, the coronavirus has been all about risk. The vaccines are adding a new layer to that, even as they offer hope that the end is near for a pandemic that has killed many.

Current guidelines recommend outdoor dining for restaurant’s with small group. If you want to go to your family’s house guidelines is family only and small group with outdoor dining and activities. Any activities with large group with increased risk of exposure may result in self isolation.

San Clemente Villas will continue to provide updates to Residents and family members as guidelines and recommendations change from the Health Department and Community Care Licensing.

Cara Deiro, LVN
Director Of Clinical Services

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March 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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Welcome March from San Clemente Villas! Check out our March 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

On the Calendar this Month:

  • Flower Arranging – Thursday the 4th at 1:30pm in the Activities Center
  • Food for Thought – Wednesday the 10th at 1:00pm in the Dining Room
  • Start a Garden – Thursday the 18th at 1:30pm Poolside
  • National Red Nose Day – Friday the 19th
  • Crazy Hat Day – Friday the 26th

March Activities

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. Minimum of 6 feet between residents. Face masks worn at all times.

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

2021 garden exercisesMonday & Friday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Activity Center

Join us for gentle exercises!

 

2019 bingoBingo is Back!

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, & every other Friday at 3:00pm in the Activities Center

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. 

 

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.

 

2021 The HuttResident Corner: The Hut

Mr. Hobart, Resident Volunteer

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00 - Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

March 2021 Employee of the Month

Jace Rodriguez

Jace has been working in the Villas since 2016. She came to work here straight out of high school. She especially loves portraits and anime cartoons. 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 would love to one day own a tiny home here in the U.S or in Ireland. Perhaps a loft or a tiny home somewhere in South Korea (Seoul or Daegu) or (Tokyo or Osaka). 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 was offered 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.

 

March Birthdays at the Villas

  • Lynn T. March 1st
  • Rachel L. March 9th
  • Lola G. March 15th
  • Ruth B. March 26th
  • Bill G. march 31st
 

Moments to Remember

A Special Thanks!

To all our frontline staff for all the hard work and dedication!

“Angels work here’’ Keeping our residents safe!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

Bending from Heaven, in azure mirth,
It kissed the forehead of the Earth,
And smiled upon the silent sea,
And bade the frozen streams be free,
And waked to music all their fountains,
And breathed upon the frozen mountains...
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

After the heyday of the holidays has ended, we transition to February and eagerly await the coming of Spring. For those of us lucky enough to live in sunny California, Spring is when we will begin to see the weather improve as bulbs planted in theWinter begin to unfurl in beautiful colors across the garden. This month also gives us even more opportunities to try new events, and activities. Our Activity team is always looking for new and exciting things to add for your enjoyment, and we welcome your suggestions and ideas! This month, we will celebrate Groundhog Day. Valentine’s Day,Mardi Gras, President’s Day, and Chinese New Year!

As we navigate the world following our vaccinations, we will be adding in new adventures as we are safely able to, always with your health, safety and wellbeing in mind. All of our precautions will remain in place for now, and gradually we will expand our activities and outreach to achieve a “new normal”.

In January, I discovered the resolution: “Begin asYou Mean To Continue”. For February, why not go outside of your comfort zone and try one new thing on the calendar that you’ve never tried before. Join us for a craft class. Come and experience a new entertainer. Participate in a new event, join our Walking Club, or share an idea for a new activity or outing.. Give it a try, and be sure to let us know how you liked it!

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

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HOW TO OBSERVE AMERICAN HEART MONTH

  1. Take up a heart-healthy habit. Staying active, eating healthy, and watching our weight are allimportant parts of maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Pick a new heart-healthy habit like jogging or substituting sodaswith water and try to stick to it for a whole month.
  2. Educate yourselfLearn about the risk factors for heart disease, the ways you can prevent them, and the lifestyle choices that can help you stay healthy.
  3. Get your cholesterol tested. If you’re worried you might be at risk for heart disease, ask your doctor to perform a simple cholesterol test to let you know if you’re at risk and should make adjustments to your diet.

WHY AMERICAN HEART MONTH IS IMPORTANT

  1. It reminds us to take care of our heart. American Heart Month motivates us to examine our own health habits and risks and take steps to improve our heart health.
  2. It promotes education about heart health. Knowing the risk factors for heart disease and how to reduce them can help people lead healthier lives and diminish their risk for heart attacks or other cardiovascular diseases.
  3. It raises awareness of heart disease. As the number one killer of Americans, heart disease is a slow-moving epidemic that affects almost everyone.

Director of Clinical Services, Cara Deiro LVN ext. 103

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February 2021 Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2021_february_newsletter

Happy February from San Clemente Villas! Check out our February 2021 Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

New Programs:

  • You be the Judge – True crime cases
  • You be the Judge – Discussion Group
  • Giant Crossword – Table size crossword
  • File & Smile – We file your nails and you leave with a smile!
  • Knitters Group

February Activities

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. No more than 10 residents in an indoor group. Minimum of 6 feet between residents. Face masks worn at all times.

 

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New with Great Food prepared by our Chefs and served by our wonderful dining Staff

 

2021 garden clubGarden Club

If you loved to putter about in your garden learning how to make plants grow. It’s even more fun when you’re part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.

 

2021 valentines dayValentine’s Day Tea

February 14th at 3:00 pm

Join us Poolside to celebrate, featuring accordion & vocals with Brandon Andronessi.

 

2021 mardi grasCelebrate Mardi Gras

February 16th at 3:00 pm

Join us Poolside to celebrate, featuring Music & Vocals with Felson Palad.

 

2021 garden exercisesMonday, Wednesday & Friday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Serenity Garden

Join us for gentle exercises in The Serenity Garden!

 

transportationScenic Drives

Tuesday @ 2:00pm

Maskes are required and be sure to wash your hands before arriving.

 

2019 bingoBingo is Back!

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:00pm in the Activities Center

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. 

 

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Second Tuesday of the Month @ 1:00pm

This month make a card craft with Jessie!

 

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.

 

2021 The HuttResident Corner: The Hut

Mr. Hobart, Resident Volunteer

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00 - Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

February 2021 Employee of the Month

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This month of February our recognized employee is Phyllis Ogunbuyi. Phyllis is a wonderful employee. She is hardworking, dedicated and always has a positive attitude. Phyllis was born in Tennessee and later moved to Santa Monica, CA when she got married. She has three children- two boys and one girl. Phyllis went to school to get her Cosmetology license and worked within the field, moving her way up to a manager position. Phyllis and her family moved to Orange County because her daughter wanted to go to Irvine University High School. While Phyllis was working in Orange County as a manager, she felt guilty because she worked a lot and wasn’t devoting enough time to her kids. She decided to be a stay-at- home mom but quickly became bored when her children were at school. She picked up some courses in child development to learn more about being a mother and raising children.

From that, Phyllis worked as a teacher’s Aid in Laguna Niguel Maria Montessori School and during the night she picked up shifts at Villa Valencia. During that time her mother and father were in Nevada. Phyllis went to Nevada to take care of her mother after her father passed on. She later brought her mother to live in Laguna Woods. She did that from 2009- 2015.

Phyllis wanted her mother to experience her great grandchildren and be able to spend her last years with them. Phyllis was being trained by Social Services to take care of her mother. During that time, she spent a lot of time learning about the different stages of aging. Her mother unfortunately transitioned in 2015. Phyllis then returned to work in 2016 to senior living.

She also worked for a homeless shelter in Santa Ana. She learned so many things regarding personalities, disabilities, illnesses, etc. At this point she had a lot of knowledge regarding senior care as well, with the experience of taking care of her mother throughout the years. May of 2020, Phyllis came to the San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Cara (LVN) and Amelia (Care Coordinator) were so welcoming.

Phyllis loves to work for the San Clemente Villas by the Sea, there’s a good energy flow.

She is very kind and loving with our staff and our residents. She tries to learn each individual to the core to provide them great service. “Sometimes they just need someone to talk to and sometimes they just need a chamomile tea.”

She says that she feels part of a community and a family. She uses the word “one-ness” to describe the sense of togetherness: “we are all individuals but we become one.” She also wants to add that she would like to thank her coworkers and acknowledge them. “You are all amazing and awesome, thank you so much for the experience that you have given me.” We are happy that her life experiences brought her to working in senior care and she is now a part of our team.

 

Moments to Remember

A Special Thanks!

To all our frontline staff for all the hard work and dedication!

“Angels work here’’ Keeping our residents safe!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne."
- Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne

My father’s family was from Scotland, and we grew up with the fabulous works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Waler Scott, …and of course Robert (Rabbie) Burns. The song “Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung on New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay in Scotland). The meaning of the phrase translated to English comes to be “old long since”..but we can think of it as “days gone by”. The tune had been around since the 16th century before Mr. Burns put pen to paper, and to this day we sing it in remembrance of times gone by, while drinking a cup of kindness with friends (or a “wee dram” as our father called it..).

With the upcoming holidays, and the New Year (which we are all looking forward to!), we remember with fondness times past, as we look forward and prepare for the coming year. Charles Lamb once said “New Year’s Day is everyone’s birthday”. What a great thought! Thinking of the new year as a new beginning, full of new opportunities and experiences…what a joyful concept!

On behalf of all of us here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea…our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year for each of you and your families.

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

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Seniors concerns about the Covid Vaccine

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Director of Clinical Services Cara Deiro, LVN ext. 103

Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first Americans vaccinated, following recommendations by a federal advisory panel. Older adults living at home will need to wait a while longer.

A recent survey shows that seniors are willing to get the vaccine but they're worried about availability and cost. "95 plus Americans who are 65 or older have Medicare. And Medicare part B, according to the CARES Act, will cover all the cost for the COVID vaccine.

Doctors said all seniors should get the vaccine but they should reach out to their primary doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss the best options for them.

"The side effects are very likely to be the same side effects that the person had from the flu vaccine. May be aches, mild fever ... may last a day or two. That does not mean they will get COVID from the vaccine.”

Lower your risk:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

San Clemente Villas will be offering the Covid Vaccine for our residents and staff. As soon as we get more information when the vaccine will be available we will notify residents and family members the times and dates of the in house clinic that will be provided by Omnicare pharmacy.

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