It’s all about the team

In life, the people you surround yourself with make all the difference. Whether in the workplace or among your circle of friends, being accompanied by great people leads to great outcomes. The same can be said when it comes to choosing a senior living community, and at Covia, we believe our team sets us apart.

When we talk to residents about what they appreciate most about life at their Covia community, time and again we hear one thing: the people. Of course, that includes their neighbors and friends in the community, but we always find it heartening how much our residents appreciate the staff. From our activities, dining, and housekeeping staff to our facilities and nursing professionals, we have a first-rate team, and it shows.

At Canterbury Woods in Pacific Grove, Wei Chang heads up transportation and helps make sure residents get to appointments and activities around town without hassle. He joined the Canterbury Woods staff after more than 30 years as a commercial photographer because he loves working with people. And after helping his father navigate the area, he also understands the challenges transportation can pose as we age.

In Palo Alto, Ann Lee, Webster House’s Wellness Nurse Supervisor, is a great example of a team member residents count on. Originally from Laos, Ann emigrated with her family to Southern California as a child. She has been in the medical profession for more than 16 years. In addition to being a nurse, she is a trained EMT and phlebotomist. We are grateful to have her expertise on our care team, and our residents enjoy hearing about her motorcycling adventures and the symbolism of her tattoos.

The Director of Facilities Services at San Francisco Towers, Martin MacLeod, heads up our maintenance and housekeeping staff and enjoys working with residents to keep everything operating up to their standards. He started working here after relocating to the Bay Area from Santa Monica at the recommendation of his mother, SFT’s Director of Nursing for 19 years. When he’s not keeping everything here in tip top shape, you’ll find him enjoying a round of golf or hanging out with his wife and two English bulldog puppies: Bonnie and Capone.

These are just a few examples of the great people who work at our communities, and who make such a difference to our residents.

One of the advantages of moving to a Covia community is the many people looking out for you. Whether they are attending to daily details like meals or maintenance, organizing events and activities, or providing onsite health services, you always have a team of people ready and willing to help. And we pride ourselves on the consistency of our staff. You can look forward to seeing the same faces and counting on trusted people to help when needed or to simply say hello each day.

Bottom line, where you live as you age is about finding a place that becomes home inside and out. Surrounded by friendly faces and caring, compassionate team members adds that all important final touch to our beautiful communities.