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Front Porch Chaplains Help Residents Explore the Many Facets of Spirituality

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 year, because it was a tremendous season of growth and learning for me. My time spent as a chaplain in this community has continued that learning journey and I have come to love the role more and more." …

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Demystifying Resident Contracts

For people who are considering moving to a community, many of the benefits are obvious: a beautiful location, friendly neighbors, great amenities, and supportive staff. But moving to a senior community is a big decision, and one that can raise many questions - especially when it comes to signing a contract or resident agreement. The resident agreement may seem imposing at first, but it also holds the answers to many questions prospective residents may have, such as: What's included and n…

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Family Members Celebrate Sunny View Staff Service with Sweet, Frozen Treats

Gratitude can manifest itself in many ways and recently at Sunny View in Cupertino, it took the form of sweet frozen treats. Over the summer, Marco and Nancy Rosa wanted to express their gratitude to staff who have taken care of Marco's mother, resident Franca Rosa, and all residents in a caring way, particularly during the pandemic. They got the idea after attending a Mother's Day barbecue at Sunny View. The event, which was held outside due to the pandemic, featured several food trucks…

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A Culture that Feels Like Family

Sunny View, Front Porch's retirement community in Cupertino, has a culture that feels like family. As sales and marketing assistant, I have the privilege of assisting prospective residents move to Sunny View. In addition to our wonderful residents, we have great staff that listen, support and respect our residents and each other. I can go to my supervisor anytime about anything and I hear from my colleagues that is the predominate feeling here. Working at Sunny View does not feel like a 9-5…

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Artist Rose Fucile Pulls Inspiration From Home and Abroad

Resident Rose Fucile never had a formal art lesson or studied art, yet she paints like a master. The retired English teacher began painting on porcelain about 20 years ago at age 60, after seeing work at a local art show. "I liked what I saw," Rose said in her one-bedroom apartment at Sunny View. "I thought painting on porcelain tiles was an unusual thing to do and I wanted to try it." Rose estimates she has painted more than 100 pieces. They range in size and form including plates, s…

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Innovative Equipment Helps Residents Stay Fit and Independent

Staying fit, independent and preventing falls are the goals of many residents. That is why the community offers a customized fitness program designed to increase energy and vitality, improve muscular strength, balance, cardiovascular health, and confidence. One of the ways they do this is by using HUR, a specialized strength training solution specifically designed for older adults in senior living communities and skilled nursing rehabilitation centers. The equipment, developed from resea…

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