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Happy Summer from the “West Indies”

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Lupe Ruvalcaba
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Welcome August! The summer is definitely here, so enjoy this beautiful weather, as time passes by so quickly! We would like to give a warm welcome to our new resident Irene L.! The West Indies residents will be relaxing on our patio, enjoying barbeques and beautiful scenic rides! I want to take a moment to thank all of our staff for everything they do for our residents! The daily kindness, patience and encouragement they provide is so important in our daily lives as we age. How fortunate we are to have a loving and caring staff here in the West Indies. As a little tribute to them I asked our residents if they had any comments to share. Virginia C. said their warm friendly smile and caring voice is enough to start her day off well! “It’s nice to know someone is always here to ask if I need any help.” Betty M. said she likes all the caregivers, they are very nice to her. They do their job without complaining. She said she’d like to give them a little something to show her appreciation! Don L. said, “Sometimes I lose track of time reading the newspaper in my room it is very helpful when they remind me that dinner is ready! I like the way they do my laundry. I have enjoyed some good times here with my wife!” Anne and Bob G. said, “It is wonderful how quickly they respond when help is needed. They are really special people and get the job done well! We feel very lucky to be here!” The West Indies Staff and residents wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer!

From Leslie, Rey, Lupe and all the West Indies Staff

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,

All soft and still and fair;

The solemn hour of midnight

Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere

~Emily Bronte~

Growing up as a child, I was very fortunate to have two greataunts and a great-uncle living next door to us. My elegant aunts allowed me access to dusty attic trunks full of beautiful hats and clothes, beads and brooches, and spritzes of cologne from the lovely glass atomizers on their dressing tables. Many a Summer day was spent enjoying a picnic in all of our finery in the garden my Aunt Hilda tended daily. They insisted on cloth napkins and good manners, clean faces and hands, and sitting up straight. Aunt Edna made the most delicious scones I’ve ever tasted, and we would sit outdoors for hours, visiting and enjoying the Summer sun. Our Uncle John was a stately gentleman who had been a judge, and although he was rather stoic my younger brother could always manage to coax him and his driver Jim to take us on outings for ice-cream on a hot afternoon. These genteel ladies taught me the importance of attention to detail, as well as how to embroider, bake, garden and sew. Overall, I learned that” gracious living is the result of meticulous planning” asAunt Edna would say. No guest came to visit that was not met with a warm smile, a good cup of tea, and a well cooked meal or “nosh” as she called any food eaten out of the timeframe of a meal. As we welcome August here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea, I recall these Summer memories, and all of the effort that went in to making them special for us. My staff and I are working together to bring this same attention to detail to all of the events and services that we provide to you; our residents, and to assure that all of our residents enjoy themselves, even during these challenging times. Please know that your suggestions will be met with a ready ear and an open mind. The San Clemente Villas staff and I are available to discuss your suggestions and concerns personally, through voice mail, or email. Drop by for a visit, or drop a note in the suggestion box at the Front Desk. Our passion is, and should always be, to make your lives better.

Here’s to a beautiful Summer!

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

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August Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 august newsletterAugust is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our August Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

 

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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.

 

notary serviceNotary Service

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

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Daily @ 10:00-11:00

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

 

2020 exerciseMonday & Wednesday Exercise

10 a.m. in the Activities Center

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

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Thursday at 2:00

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

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

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

 

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

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

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

 

August 2020 Employee of the Month

Lorena HernandezLorena Hernandez

Lorena Hernandez is our Employee of the month for this month of August. She is a dedicated, positive, and hardworking employee. Lorena is married to Diego. She is a mother of a baby girl named Paulina. She is 3 years old. Lorena loves to play with her and read her stories. They love to all hang out and always spend time as a family. She comes from a big family. She has 8 siblings, 5 women and 3 men. Their family is from Guanajuato, Mexico. She believes that family is the most important thing and that’s why she also loves working here. She says the schedule that they have here at the Villas is perfect for life back at home. She gets to spend a lot of time as she gets off around 3 o’clock. She loves working at San Clemente Villas. It’s been since 2018. She says that what makes it special is the ambiance here. She feels good working in this atmosphere. We very much appreciate having Lorena here as part of the staff. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations, Lorena!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

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

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Marketing Check-in: Happy 4th of July

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It’s unbelievable to say we’re in July already. Due to Quarantine I feel that half of the year just went by and we didn’t even notice. COVID-19 brought me closer to my family and it reminded me that I need to stop and reach out to family whom I hadn’t visited in a long time. I picked up my phone and called a lot of my aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends to make sure they were doing well and see if they needed anything. At home we have been spending a lot of time together watching movies, listening to music and even playing board games together - something we hadn’t done in a long time. Both my kids got to get home-schooled by their aunt. At first it was all very nice, but after a while my sister-in-law would tell me “I don’t know how these teachers do it!” I laughed at first and then when I took a couple days off work and helped her at home I was ready to get back to work as soon as possible. I would like to say thank you to all the essential workers here at San Clemente Villas. Thank you for all you do. And a big thank you to all the nurses, doctors, grocery store workers, and first responders - all of you are there for us. 2020 is a year we will never forget and I feel like it has brought all of us closer together and we will continue to get through it together.

The Marketing Girls,
Esme and Dianna

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Happy Fourth of July from the “West Indies”

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We would like to give a warm welcome to new resident Anne G! Happy Birthday to resident Don L. July 12th and employee’s Alicia Aguilera on the 18th as well as employee Ana Aparicio on the 19th. July is such a great month if you love warm weather, Fourth of July celebrations and kicking back on the beach! TheWest Indies residents will be enjoying our weekly barbecues, relaxing on the patio and beautiful scenic rides! I asked some of our residents what special Fourth of July memory they had. Ray R. loved watching water fireworks in Thailand! Viola M. lived in a small town in Kansas with her 12 brothers and sisters and they would go to a park and her Dad would cook a large pot of beans. Luckily they had a large porch where they would watch the fireworks! John P. said his parents built a swimming pool in their yard and they invited the neighbors over for Fourth of July. I asked if they brought food to share. He said no but they brought their children! Pat R. wore all blue and dressed her children up as firecrackers to join in with the town parade! Take time out this Fourth of July to be thankful and remember our Veterans who fought for the freedom we have today!We should have be full of pride and honor to be Americans! We need to work together peacefully to fix any injustices and improve upon what we have!

The West Indies Staff and residents wish everyone a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! Have a relaxing summer! 
From Leslie, Rey, Lupe and all the West Indies Staff

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

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

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

Happy Summer!

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

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

New Month of June Update

Dear San Clemente Villas Extended Family,

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

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

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

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

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

Stay well,

Laura

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

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Marketing Check-in: Happy Father's Day

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A Father Means:

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

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

The Marketing Girls,
Esme and Dianna

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Happy Father's Day from the “West Indies”

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Lupe Ruvalcaba
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This year Father’s Day is observed on June 21st. It is time to honor all fathers for their love and contributions to their families. This is my first year without my father on Father’s Day but I am very fortunate to have several great Dads in our community! Ray R. is a cool charming Dad, always fun to talk to! Bobby K. was a very hard working man that helped those around him! John P. is a very kind-hearted man that likes to help out. Vincent G. is a very energetic man and a great dancer! Yuri L. a handsome guy that loves quiet time! Oscar A. a very loving family man, moved to this country to provide a better life for his children! Don L. enjoys his morning coffee and newspaper. He loves visiting with his family! Claud C. Is a very loving man thankful for everyone’s help here each day! Last but not least, my boss Rey S. is an easy man to talk to and is always busy doing something for someone! If you need him he is there for you! We would like to give a warm welcome to our new resident Aris P.! Happy Birthday to residents Betty M. 6/14, Aris P. 6/25 and Virginia C. 6/28! Happy Birthday to employees Lupe Ruvalcaba 6/18 and Laura Ponce 6/19! Have a wonderful month everyone and enjoy your family on Father’s Day!

Love to all! Take care and keep safe! From Leslie, Rey, Joe and all the West Indies staff and Residents!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

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

Dear Residents and Families,

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

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

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

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

Best Regards,

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

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Meet the Nurses

We have some new faces here at the 'Villas!

Kristin Rodriguez - Wellness Nurse

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

 

Cara Deiro - Director of Clinical Services

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

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Happy Mother's Day from the “West Indies”

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Lupe Ruvalcaba
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This year Mother’s Day is observed on May 10th. It is time to honor all mothers for their love and contributions to their family! What is a mom? Well I really don’t think there is a sheet of paper large enough to list everything that they are! So moms, just kick back and relax Mother’s Day is your day! I asked our residents siblings to share something heartwarming or funny about their mother. Viola’s daughter Barbara replied “my mom was an accomplished pianist”. She gave many years to the church playing for Sunday services. I loved hearing her play when we were practicing for church or just playing what she liked. She taught me to play. I got many years of joy at the piano. Thanks Mom! Patricia R. sons Rick and Phil said she always knew how to throw a great party! Once in Spain in 1969 she didn’t just hire a band but instead an entire Choir and Guitar band from the local Medical College known as “Tunas”!

Rick and Phil were only 11 and 7 but we were blown away. See photo below. Everybody danced and sang. Our young Spanish maid was 19 and she fell in love with the handsome young men!

Everyone at the party had so much fun lots of martinis and hangovers! Dora V. daughter Brenda replied “Dear Mommy, One of the fondest memories I have of you was your ability to comfort me in troubling times or when I was upset about something. You would sit me on your lap and hug me until I would stop crying. Then you would make me drink a glass of water. It was like magic. During this time of the pandemic, I could really use one of those hugs! It’s very difficult for me not to be with you right now, but I know how well you are taken care of at the Villas, and I know how wonderful the staff treats you! I love you mom!”

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to residents Claude C. 3rd, Karin H. the 5th, Patricia R. 15th, Trinidad B. on the 19th and John P. 28th. Also our Med Tech Dollie on the 29th! Even with this exhausting pandemic please try to enjoy each day as much as you can. Life passes by so quickly.

Love to all! Take care and keep safe! From Leslie, Rey, Joe and all the West Indies staff and Residents!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

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

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

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

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

Happy May! Laura

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Happy Easter from the “West Indies”

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April showers will bring May flowers, so don’t let the rain get you down! There’s great weather ahead! Residents will be enjoying beautiful scenic rides and weekly barbeques!

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new resident Betty M! Happy Birthday to our beautiful residents Betty D. 4/10, Carol T. 4/13, Dolly V. 4/19 and Martha C. 4/28! On April 1st don’t believe everything you hear!

As you know, April Fool’s Day each year is celebrated by playing practical jokes on each other! Happy Easter on April 12th! It has always been an exciting time of the year! Our residents will be busy decorating eggs, having an egg hunt and eating chocolate bunnies! Of course this isn’t the real reason we celebrate Easter. As Christians, we celebrate Easter as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

I would like to take a moment to reflect on our manager Rey Santos. He is a man that works very hard to keep our Department together. He has earned the trust from our Staff and Resident families. He is always trying to make everything around us better! We are very fortunate to have him on our team!

Have a warm and wonderful month from Leslie, Rey, Joe and all the West Indies staff and Residents!

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Marketing Check-in: Happy Easter

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

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

Meet Laura Kephart, Executive Director

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

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

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

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

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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San Clemente Villas Evolving Preventative Response to COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

Dear Residents, Staff, Families and Friends,

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

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

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

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

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