Claremont Manor: Celebrating 75 Years of Community and Legacy
Front Porch Communities & Services Blog
by namacias@frontporch.net
1w ago
As Claremont Manor Retirement Community in Claremont, CA celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the rich history and vibrant community that have defined this remarkable institution. From its humble beginnings to its current status as a cherished retirement community, Claremont Manor Retirement Community’s story is one of resilience, dedication, and enduring spirit. The community fosters a sense of extended family, where generational connections and support are paramount. Each resident receives personal attention from a caring and loving staff who go abo ..read more
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Casa de Mañana celebrates its centenary in style
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by namacias@frontporch.net
2w ago
Casa de Mañana is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024. Originally opened as a resort hotel and listed by San Diego as a historic landmark in 1987, Casa de Mañana continues its legacy of hospitality by being named among the top five senior communities nationwide and top three in the west by Seniorly earlier this year.    Located in the La Jolla Park Coastal Historic District directly across the street from La Jolla Harbor, Seal Rock Reserve and the Children’s Pool on the Pacific Ocean, Casa de Mañana was the brainchild of Isabel Morrison Hopkins, a socialite who came to souther ..read more
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Bobbi Gallagher: A Legacy of Caring and Commitment
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
1M ago
Bobbi Gallagher moved to Carlsbad By The Sea (CBTS) in 2015 and lived there until her death in 2022. In those seven years she had an outsized impact on her community in more ways than one. Bobbi joined the community chaplain’s scripture reading group shortly after joining the CBTS community and there she met Marlene Landon, who would become one of her closest friends. Marlene remembers that Bobbi had no shortage of friends. Bobbi was generous with her time and she went out of her way to make her neighbors and friends feel heard and seen. “Bobbi gave her time to the people who needed it most ..read more
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Powered by Connection: Connecting to the Future of Aging Services
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
1M ago
Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2024 theme is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. For more than a decade, the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) has fostered connections with USC (the University of Southern California) and its programs, including the Schools for Gerontology, Engineering, Occupational Therapy and Computer Science. These connections have developed new tec ..read more
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Noticing What Counts
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
1M ago
by Sean Kelly My grandfather is 96 years old. Even though his name is Frank, we call him “Bobby.” He’s a lot slower and a lot quieter than what I remember growing up. He’s not as strong, not as determined in his opinions, and he’s not even saying his prayers every day like he did after my grandmother died almost 16 years ago. He sleeps a lot, but not always during the night. He likes to get dressed every day, but it takes him a long time and he needs help. He likes to watch his grandkids and great-grandkids, although he often has to ask who they are, why they aren’t in bed and why they don’t h ..read more
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A journey of passion and growth: Ndinda’s scholarship story
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
1M ago
Ndinda Spada’s journey at Summer House, Wesley Palms’ memory care neighborhood, began in 2014, marking the start of her dedicated service to older adults. With 19 years of experience in various roles, her commitment to the well-being of Summer House residents shines through her educational pursuits, which have been supported in part by scholarships through the Front Porch Communities Foundation. Ndinda graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Alliant International University and a Master’s in Gerontology from Capella University. She pursued additional certifications, including Geriatric ..read more
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Powered by Connection: Front Porch communities building communities
Front Porch Communities & Services Blog
by ldarling@frontporch.net
2M ago
Every Tuesday at Walnut Village, a Front Porch community in Anaheim, a group of residents gather to make quilts and prayer shawls. Using materials and funds donated by residents and by Walnut Village, the residents divide up tasks, stitching together quilts and shawls to provide warmth and comfort to people in hospice, hospitals, women’s shelters and more. Residents Bonnie Violette and Katherine Green coordinate the process, with Violette storing the quilts in her apartment while Green contacts various agencies for pick-up. The quilting group has distributed more than 200 3-by-4-foot quilts s ..read more
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Front Porch Communities Foundation: Caring, Connection and Being Human
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
2M ago
This guest post by Katharine Miller, Executive Director of the Front Porch Communities Foundation, is presented as part of our Powered by Connection series for Older Americans Month Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2024 theme is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. Connection with one another and caring about something larger than ourselves is at the heart of philanthropy, and makes possible ..read more
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Impulsado por la Conexión: Los programas de Conexión de Front Porch
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
2M ago
Read this post in English here. Cada mayo, la Administracion para Vivir en la Comunidad lidera la observancia nacional del Mes de los Estadounidenses Mayores (OAM por sus siglas en inglés). El tema de 2024 es Impulsado por la Conexión, el cual reconoce el profundo impacto que las relaciones significativas y las conexiones sociales tienen en nuestra salud y bienestar. El programa Well Connected de Front Porch comenzó cuando su fundadora reconoció la necesidad fundamental de las personas por la conexión. Terry Englehart recibía llamadas de asistencia y referencia de personas mayores que volvían ..read more
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Powered by Connection: Front Porch’s Connection programs
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by ldarling@frontporch.net
2M ago
Lee este post en español aquí. Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2024 theme is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. Front Porch’s Well Connected program started when its founder recognized people’s fundamental need for connection. Terry Englehart would receive calls for assistance and referral from seniors who would call back again and again, even though their questions had been answered. Then ..read more
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