Standing in a patio full of expressive faces, Vista del Monte Fitness & Aquatics Specialist Karen Rojas holds up a green drum shaped like a wineglass. “This one’s called a djembe,” she says. “It’s from Ghana.” The 10 or so residents live at Summer House at Vista del Monte, the retirement community’s memory care neighborhood.
Samuel Schaar had not planned to be a chaplain. Prior to joining the team at Sunny View in Cupertino as the director of spiritual life, he served as a pastor in a local Methodist congregation. “I had served as a chaplain for one year in a hospital,” he said. “I cherished the experience of that
Self-taught tech wizard helps fellow residents navigate technology When Vista del Monte resident Joe Conway purchased a new laptop, he had trouble syncing his email to his cell phone. He also had an external hard drive that failed and needed to be restored. When he had problems with technology in the past, Joe would often