The Big Impact of Little Sips: The Importance of Hydration for Older Adults

The importance of staying hydrated isn’t breaking news, but there are factors that make it especially necessary for older adults to stay vigilant about their water intake. For example, older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated because the sense of thirst can diminish over time. Additionally dehydration can lead to changes in mood, a…

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What to Understand About Elder Fraud

The FBI recently released a special and very personal warning regarding elder fraud, or as they define it, a financial fraud scheme which targets or disproportionately affects seniors. This special announcement was given by former director of the FBI and the CIA, William Webster. In addition to his distinguished career in special intelligence, Mr. Webster…

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Seniors and Pets: A Perfect Partnership

Cogir Senior Living prides itself on our pet-friendly communities. Pets bring joy and so much fun to our lives. And the benefits of pet ownership don’t stop there. Here are just some of the ways pet ownership impacts senior living for the better. ● Routine and responsibility The senior years bring lots of changes, including…

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Congratulations to Executive Chef Maria Dumpit, Winner of the CALA Department Head of the Year Award

Our Warmest Congratulations! We recently had the pleasure of watching one of our own, Executive Chef Maria Dumpit at Cogir on Napa Road, win The California Association of Assisted Living (CALA) Award for Department Head of the Year! Maria began her Cogir Senior Living journey in 2008 as a housekeeping supervisor, and within two years…

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Cogir Senior Living announces partnership with Eldergrow

Cogir Senior Living is excited to announce a partnership with Eldergrow, a Seattle-based company that brings nature indoors to elders through therapeutic gardening programs. The partnership launched this month where residents designed and planted their new indoor sensory garden. Eldergrow describes their original Therapeutic Horticulture Program as a full-service initiative with a host of beneficial…

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year in the United States. The diagnosis of a progressive disease can be an overwhelming change for a family to face, but there are steps that can help improve the quality of life for someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system…

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Meet our Team: Senior Regional Director of Operations Patrick Mazzuca

Currently serving as Senior Regional Director of Operations at COGIR Management USA, Patrick Mazzuca’s experience in hospitality and senior living goes back decades. However, to get to the heart of this story you might have to go back generations.  Tended to by his affectionate Nana while his parents ran their family business, young Patrick could not…

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