RESIDENT AND STAFF VACCINATIONS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

CONTACT THE COMMUNITY FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call to Learn More

vaccinations newsletter senior centers St. Patrick’s Day st patrick's day Farewell Happy Thanksgiving Fisher House Executive Director senior depression Hydration news Med-Tech United Health Foundation Exercise Knit Wits Assisted Living eating healthy dehydration Did you know? save our hospital side effects Medications family memories excellent care and beautiful amenities business meet & greet senior activities assisted living social distance hospitality volunteer Senior Community senior volunteers Holiday Time grief & loss Laura Kephart Adopt a Shelter Dog Month arthritis & joints caregivers outings love Gratitude Garden Preschool heart-healthy residents move MemorialCare Health System UTI resident ambassadors County government small groups Merry Christmas Camp Pendleton Marines senior social issues health organizations resident meeting refer a friend employee of the month visitors welcome Happy Mother ’s Day Orange County Register May Newcomer’s Tea. senior health Essential Visitors Only CARES Act Memorial Medical Center San Clemente Activity Director networking event veteran residents retirement communities St. Pattys Day Medicare part B COVID -19 West Indies Happy New Year creativity & passion Senior Scams forgiveness Saturday Caregiver Support Program senior living children Christmas resident tips nature 911 emergency services Director Of Clinical Services dementia allergies social hour senior memories November 18th mask American Heart Month Easter positivity & encouragement Alzheimer's Disease luxury senior care community COVID vaccine Active Seniors new residents Happy Anniversary memory care senior transportation Independent Living Lower your risk frail seniors Dan Brazeau Happy Holidays flu coronavirus Dear Residents business mixer healthy habits spring comfort foods senior events senior fitness staying active heart disease Family Field Trip senior mental health shortness of breath Ann Ruscoe San Clemente Times gratitude & happiness family members social connections family fever South County Magazine

With the intention of bringing quality living and personalized care to South Orange County seniors, San Clemente Villas by the Sea owners Paul and Aileen Brazeau built this bustling retirement community from the ground up in 2002 on property adjacent to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. No expense was spared in creating their vision—which includes an 85˚ heated pool, on-site fitness center, beauty salon and movie theater among its many amenities.

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

  702 Hits

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.

  905 Hits

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the “West Indies”

Unite Gallery Error:

Gallery with alias: 2020westindies not found
rey santos
lupe ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new resident John P.! Happy Birthday to our Manager Rey Santos 3/13/72 and our beautiful resident Sandy 3/20/26!

We are looking forward to daylight savings time March 8th bringing us more sunshine throughout the day! How exciting! Spring is in the air, beginning March 19th warmer weather ahead! Residents will be relaxing on the patio!

Well the “lucky month of March” has arrived! We have leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold lurking among us! There seems to be a little bit of Irish in all of us celebrating and having fun! Make sure you wear green or you’ll get pinched! Do you know why? The Country of Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle; therefore Countrymen are expected to wear green in honor of their country. If you do not wear green your fellow countrymen will pinch you to remind you that you are of Irish decent!

I would like to thank all the West Indies Staff for all their hard work and dedication every day! There is a lot of love, compassion and understanding from every staff member, and it is shown in many ways! Wishing you all the luck of the Irish and a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

From Leslie, Rey, Nurse Joe and all the West Indies Staff have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

  659 Hits

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

  732 Hits

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!

  1146 Hits

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!

  1244 Hits

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

  721 Hits

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

  776 Hits

Happy New Year from the “West Indies”

rey santos
lupe ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE “WEST INDIES”! A special thanks to all the San Clemente Villas Residents and families for contributing to our West Indies employee appreciation bonus! All our employees appreciated it so much! We will be celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday on January 15th. Happy Birthday to handsome resident Ray R! 1/30/33! He always has a warm smile for you! As we pack up our Holiday decorations and reflect on the past year and all that has occurred, it makes one sit down and think about all of the changes in our lives, some good, some not. It is best to reflect on all that has been a blessing and all the lessons we have learned. In the beginning of the New Year we make a lot of promises to others and to ourselves. Our goals are real and we believe that we will accomplish them. So with positive thought and lots of ambition we settle into the New Year! Now it’s time for New Year’s resolutions! Save money, lose weight and exercise. Just try to get through life the best way you can. Try to take a little more time for yourself! Life passes by so quickly! I don’t know about you but as much as I love the Holiday Season, but I do let out a sigh of relief when it’s passed. Social commitments slow down and it’s time to relax! Enjoy the Season and your family!

From Leslie, Rey, Nurse Joe and all the West Indies Staff have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

  739 Hits

January Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

Unite Gallery Error:

Gallery with alias: 2019_activities not found

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!

  1398 Hits

Marketing Check-in: Welcome December!

ezmeralda lopez dianna mendoza

Welcome December!

Being Santa!

Being Santa must be fun!

Giving gifts to everyone

And riding on a magic sleigh

Jingle jingle all the way.

He’s read a billion Christmas lists,

Employed some elves to wrap the gifts,

Fed the reindeer, tied his boots

And slipped into his nice red suit.

Setting out on Christmas Eve,

Flying over towns and trees,

To every place, down every road

To all the children round the globe.

It’s such a feat of dedication

Speeding to each destination

With a smile upon his face

Then onwards, to another place.

When he’s been all round the world

To every boy and every girl

And left some presents to be found,

His work is done; he’s homeward bound!

Mince pies and milk, he’s had plenty.

His heart is full, his sack is empty.

He cheers as he returns, a winner.

Home in time for Christmas dinner!

“Being Santa” is a short Christmas poem

by English Poet, Ms Moem

Merry Christmas to everyone from Dianna Mendoza and Esmeralda Lopez

  730 Hits

From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

A HOLIDAY QUIZ from the desk of the Executive Director

Have a little fun! Get a piece of paper and write down all your answers. Then check them all with the answers listed in another section of the newsletter.

1. According to the poem “Twas The Night

Before Christmas,” which is not one of

Santa’s eight reindeer?

A. Prancer

B. Comet

C. Archer

D. Cupid

2. Roughly translated, the song title of the

New Year’s Eve standard Auld Lang Syne

means:

A. Peace be With You

B. Good Old Times

C. Best Wishes to You

D. Watch Your Back

3. It is said that the Three Wise Men (also known as Magi) came to Bethlehem

bearing what three gifts?

A. Goats, sheep, and song birds

B. Silk, wine, and perfume

C. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh

D. Corn, camel hair, and olive oil

4. Who is credited with writing the 1857 version of the song Jingle Bells,

which went on to become one of the most performed and recognizable holiday

songs in history?

A. James Lord Pierpont

B. John Philip Sousa

C. Frank Bridge

D. Stephen Foster

5. Turkey makes for a favorite holiday feast. Which two states lead the U.S.

in turkey production, combining to account for about 32 percent of all

birds?

A. South Carolina and Tennessee

B. Indiana and Ohio

C. California and Arkansas

D. Minnesota and North Carolina

6. Which statement concerning Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is not

true?

A. He had a very shiny nose

B. He first appeared in 1937 in ads for General Electric

C. He was forbidden from playing “Reindeer Games”

D. He was created to promote Montgomery Ward department stores in 1939

7. According to Dr. Seuss, the Grinch is “cuddly as a cactus” and has “termites

in his smile.” But what is the No. 1 reason for him disliking Christmas?

A. His dog Max is allergic to wreaths

B. He was once poisoned by arsenic in his eggnog

C. All the Hoos in Hooville sing out of tune

D. His heart is two sizes too small

8. Which is not an ingredient in traditional plum pudding (also known as

Christmas pudding)?

A. Plums

B. Eggs

C. Raisins

D. Suet (beef or mutton fat)

9. According to Forbes, the top-grossing Christmas movie of all time is?

A. Elf

B. White Christmas

C. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

D. The Polar Express

10. According to Billboard Magazine, the artist with the best-selling Christmas

album of all-time is?

A. Nat King Cole

B. Mariah Carey

C. Bing Crosby

D. Elvis Presley

Blessings to All!
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

  854 Hits

Welcome December from the “West Indies”

rey santos
lupe ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

Christmas is an exciting time of the year with family, friends, lights, decorations, cheery music and festive holiday meals! This is the one day of the year to remind us we have so much to be thankful for! So, what is the spirit of Christmas? The answer can be said in one sentence “Giving without the thought of getting”. In the West Indies that means serving and giving with extra love and care. We know this is what makes the residents feel the spirit of Christmas! December is a very busy month for all of us. Our residents will be taking photos on 12/7 with Santa and enjoying a special family Christmas party on December 19th with their loved ones. We’ll be decorating cookies and singing Christmas songs! Christmas time brings up many Holiday memories, so I asked the residents to share a favorite one! Viola M. said “I loved riding to church in our sleigh and singing Christmas songs with the choir”! Eleanor W. enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree with her family. Her favorite Christmas ever was when she was 10 years old and got a new bike! Happy Birthday to Bobby K. on 12/10/32! May your family Holiday’s be filled with joy and peace! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Remember, its not what’s under the tree that counts that matters, It’s who is gathered around it! Blessings to All!

  709 Hits

December Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

Unite Gallery Error:

Gallery with alias: 2019_activities not found

2019 december newsletterDecember is here and the activites are abundant! Check out our December Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

2019 photos santaFree Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 7th @ 10:00-11:30 in the Lobby

“Chris” and the Mrs. will be in the San Clemente Villas Lobby All Residents, Family Members, Grandkids, Neighbors, Friends Don’t miss it!

 

2019JeffHarnarJeff Harnar

Friday, December 27th @ 1:00 in the Lobby

Join us in welcoming Jeff Harnar back to the Villas for his concert Too Marvelous for Words featuring songs of the 1930s!

 

2019 NewYearsEveNew Year's Eve Party

Tuesday, December 31st @ 5:45-7:15

“It’s Midnight Somewhere” when it’s 7:00 p.m. here. In fact, when we ring in the New Year, it will be midnight in: Asuncion (Paraguay), Belem (Lisbon), Brasilia (Brazil), Buenos Aires, Cayenne (French Guiana in South America), Cordoba (Argentina), Fortaleza (Brazil), Stanley (capital of the Falkland islands in the South Atlantic ocean), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Salvador (Brazil), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), Recife (Brazil), Qaanaaq (Greenland), and Paramaribo (Suriname).

So let’s join with these folks in ringing in the New Year! Come dressed to impress! Music! Snacks! Prizes for Best Dressed and Best Dancers. Music by “The Swingin’ Quintet”

 

DIY craftsDIY Crafts with Daiana

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

Starting the first and third Wednesdays in December, and every month following. Daiana will be bringing timely crafts to the residents. In December she has Christmas crafts lined up of course! Come join her!

 

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!

 

2019 water aerobicsWater Aerobics!

Wednesdays at 3:00 (weather permitting)

Now being taught by Physical Therapist, Sandra Wong! Water Aerobics is a low-impact class designed to promote joint flexibility, range of motion, while building cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints allowing greater ease of movement in a fun, supportive environment. The ability to swim is not required to participate. 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.

 

December 2019 Employee of the Month

2019Marina GomezMarina Gomez

Marina Gomez is an amazing woman, mother, friend, grandmother and employee at the Villas. She is a very patient, extraordinary human being. Those are some of the many reasons why she has been chosen for this month’s Employee of the month. Marina was born in Nayarit, Mexico. She is a mother of 5: 4 girls, and 2 boys. She is a grandmother of 10 grandchildren. In her spare time she likes to visit them and care for them. Her youngest grandchild is 18 months and oldest granddaughter is 14 years old. She enjoys taking her to Starbucks to have grandmother and granddaughter time. Marina is part of a Catholic Spanish Catechism Ministry called “Jovenes para Cristo.” She is involved in a prayer group where she enjoys prayer and bringing people to Christ. She is a woman full of faith and hope. She values family and is very proud of the accomplishments in their lives. Marina has a family full of scholars, scientists, artists, athletes etc. Marina has been devoted to her job as a housekeeper since March, 2011. She was first introduced to this place by bringing her grandchild to an Easter photoshoot. She was invited by our driver Alicia Aguilar, who had worked with her in her previous job. As soon as she walked in she noticed the warmth and love in the atmosphere. So Alicia told her to apply because she also loved it very much here. Marina mentioned that in a previous position she did not feel the same type of resident care and service that she sees here and she is very thankful for that. The top thing that she loves about the Villas are the activities provided here and how the residents engage especially to get up and dance even when they are in wheelchairs. “It’s a very beautiful thing to see.” Marina values serving others as she truly believes that everything she does, she does for the Lord. (Colossians 3:23). She says that she never likes to take days off because she loves what she does. “Whatever you do in your life you must do with grace and gratitude towards God.” She also believes that each person is placed to serve as a part of a community that is good for the soul and she believes she has found that place here in a senior community.

 

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!

  1272 Hits

Marketing Check-in: Welcome November!

ezmeralda lopez dianna mendoza

Welcome November!

I am so thankful for my family, my brother and nieces, my sister in laws and my friends. I am grateful for my job, health and the amazing experiences I have had in my life. But most of all I am grateful for the incredible parents I had. Esmeralda Lopez

A Thanksgiving Poem
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump
May your potatoes and gravy
Have not even one lump
May your yams be delicious
May your pies take the prize
But most of all…
May your Thanksgiving dinner
STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!!

Esmeralda Lopez, Director of Marketing & Dianna Mendoza, Marketing Assistant

  694 Hits

From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

Happy Thanksgiving San Clemente Villas!

From Jan’s Desk It’s Fall, the heat of summer, for the most part, has passed. It’s now time to plan our Thanksgiving feasts, those wonderful, traditional foods we have on Thanksgiving Day: Turkey with cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes (yams), ham, apple salad, pumpkin and pecan pies. Generally, I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to have my favorites, so I will “jump the gun” and cook a turkey before the actual holiday. At San Clemente Villas, Salvador, our Director of Food Service Director extraordinaire, is planning a special Thanksgiving meal as well for the lunch hour. He and the Dining Room Staff do a terrific job of preparing those traditional dishes we like and his staff serves them with love! Please tell your family and friends to make their reservations early if they are planning on having their Thanksgiving meal here. I also want to remind residents Salvador has a “Food for Thought” meeting on the 3rdWednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the library. Those meetings give you, as a resident, one on one time to express your wishes to Salvador. If you would like to plan a tour of his kitchens, please let him know! Let’s all think of something we are thankful for this year. For me, it is the fact I have a very large extended family and we all care about each other! We are fortunate to live in the U.S.A., in Southern California, and in particular to live or work at San Clemente Villas by the Sea! I’d also like to encourage everyone to remember the military, past and present, and their families on Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and always. We will be having a program in the Lobby on Veteran’s Day. Check the calendar for more information.

Blessings to All!
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

  779 Hits

Welcome November from the “West Indies”

rey santos
lupe ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful month of November! I love this time of year because we get a little break from the Southern California heat waves! Happy Birthday to beautiful residents Jacqueline H. 11/6 and Viola M. 11/21! We will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 11th! It is a day to be proud and to give thanks to those who served our Country! Then November 28th enjoy your amazing Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. It is time to turn on our ovens and enjoy good comfort foods for your Thanksgiving celebrations. It is a great day to share with friends and family that for which you are thankful! I asked some of our residents to share something they are thankful for. Oscar A. said “I am very thankful that everyone here is so nice to me!” Faye H. replied “I am thankful to have my children!” Eleanor W. said, “ I am happy for my health and to be able to live here were I am happy!” For me, being thankful in this day and age is so important. We don’t know how long we have. So live each day to the fullest! Do more of what you want to do! Tell your family and friends how much they mean to you! We don’t know what tomorrow has to hold for us!

Blessings to all! From Leslie and all the West Indies Staff and Residents!

  775 Hits

November Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

Unite Gallery Error:

Gallery with alias: 2019_activities not found

2019 november newsletterNovember is here and the activites are blustering! Check out our November Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

sees candySee’s Candy Sale

Tuesday, November 5th in the Lobby

Stock up on boxes or bags of See’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas presents or for yourself! Cost is the same or less than if you went to the See’s store. Your purchase benefits CHOC [Children’s Hospital of Orange County]! Bring cash, check or credit card

 

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!

 

2019 veterans dayVeteran's Day

November, 11th @ 1:30 pm in the Lobby

Join us and the Scouts as we remember the military, past & present, and their families.

 

2019 water aerobicsWater Aerobics!

Wednesdays at 3:00 (weather permitting)

Now being taught by Physical Therapist, Sandra Wong! Water Aerobics is a low-impact class designed to promote joint flexibility, range of motion, while building cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints allowing greater ease of movement in a fun, supportive environment. The ability to swim is not required to participate. 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.

 

November 2019 Employee of the Month

2019 Estela MenaEstela Mena

Estela Mena is a caregiver at San Clemente Villas. She is a very hardworking employee with a very positive attitude. She has been working here for 9 years since August 2010. Estela says that she loves working here at the San Clemente Villas. She believes that “to work here you have to be a caring person and be patient and understanding to be able to provide great service to the residents.” Estela highly values family time. She also has many family members that work here at the Villas in the kitchen staff and caregiving. She comes from a big family, where everyone is very caring and love to spend time together. She is married with three kids. She has 2 daughters and one son. They have a home in Ladera Ranch. She loves to go to the movies and go out dancing when she gets the chance. We really enjoy having Estela as part of the team. Her patience, dedication, and hard work is exemplary overall and especially in a job like San Clemente Villas.

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

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

  1301 Hits

Marketing Check-in: Welcome October!

ezmeralda lopez dianna mendoza

Welcome October!

Falling leaves are summer waving goodbye. So that means that this month calls for colder weather, hot cocoa, warm blankets, cozy sweaters and everyone preparing for a spooky Halloween. It’s always fun to be a part of Halloween. Whether it’s preparing your home with all the scary decorations, lights, chocolates and candies or being the parent/grandparent taking the kids out to trick-or-treat, seeing their gleaming faces when receiving treats and how astounded they are by all the décor, lights, and others costumes. Here at San Clemente Villas, we hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN. We also wish San Clemente Villas a Happy 17th Anniversary!

OCTOBER

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER,
THE AIR TURNS COLD.
THE LEAVES ARE ALL CHANGING,
TO RED AND TO GOLD.
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER,
AND PUMKINS I’VE SEEN.
THEY’RE OUT TRICK OR TREATING,
IT’S NOW HALLOWEEN
[to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”]

Esmeralda Lopez, Director of Marketing & Dianna Mendoza, Marketing Assistant

  759 Hits

Welcome October from the “West Indies”

rey santos
lupe ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

Happy 17th Anniversary to the San Clemente Villas serving residents and the community for 17 years! It’s a wonderful place to call home, with a caring, loving staff! October will be a busy month kicking off with our Oktoberfest celebration on 10/3! There will be lots of fun, music and great food, so be sure to stop by! We will be celebrating Columbus Day 10/14! Happy Halloween 10/31! Residents will be looking forward to fun activities and carving pumpkins!! Happy Birthday to beautiful Faye H. 10/4/35, Carrie P. 10/19/59, Yury L. 10/24/37, Oscar A. 10/25/26, and Marguerite R. 10/27/32! I would like to say thank you to our West Indies staff for showing both empathy and compassion toward our residents. A feeling of understanding and togetherness is seen in many ways throughout our day! Enjoy this beautiful weather and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

From Leslie and all the West Indies Staff and residents!

  747 Hits

Have Questions? Call Now! (949) 489-3400 or

Image