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Marketing Check-in: Happy 18th Anniversary San Clemente Villas

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The day I applied at the Villas and was hired I had no idea that I would be here 11 years later. I was a lot younger then of course. We have a lot of employees still working here since the very beginning that is so amazing and unheard of. Being privately owned and operated by the Brazeau family, the Villas is able to retain high caliber employees. Because of their attention to detail when selecting candidates to join their staff, our team is dedicated, committed and enduring. The Villas family is comprised of residents, staff and family. The staff looks after the residents with care and tenderness in their hearts. October also calls for Halloween. This year things are going to be a little different than what we’re used to, but I believe that the most important thing is to be with your family. In my case I enjoy every minute I have with my two boys.

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October Covid Activities Update

October 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. Our plans for safe activities are:

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Watch the “whiteboard” by front desk daily!

We will also have: Scenic drives; Residents can schedule window visits or “Face Time”/“Zoom” visits (see activities or front desk); One-on-One help with a chaperoned walk, help with shopping, computer, or cellphone issues, etc.; and we will be having a Halloween party! Details to be given during October.

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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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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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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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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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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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Marketing Check-in: Happy New Year 2020!

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Happy New Year 2020!

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

We wish you the best and brightest New Year!

The Marketing Girls
Esme and Dianna

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Marketing Check-in: Welcome December!

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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

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Marketing Check-in: Welcome November!

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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

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

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Marketing Check-in: Welcome October!

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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!


[to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”]

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

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Marketing Check-in: Fall is Coming!

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Fall is Coming!

For most of us, September makes us think of back-to-school preparations and the upcoming Fall holidays. We also think of New York as it will be 18 years since the 9/11 tragedy. It’s true what they say.You don’t remember what you did one week ago but you will never forget what you were doing that morning of 9/11. I was getting ready for school and my grandma usually made my breakfast. Well, not that morning. She was sitting in front of the TV crying and I remember asking her what was going on. That day at school no one did any work, all classes had the TV on watching the news. It was a horrible day. Please take time this month to honor our emergency personnel, i.e. fireman, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, police, hospital staff, armed forces, the Red Cross as well as the many emergency non-profit organizations. San ClementeVillas would like to thank our First Responders for being there for all of us!

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

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