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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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Come Eat!: Social Connection and Nutrition in Senior Living

Laughter is brightest where food is best. -Irish Proverb One of the joys of life is gathering and eating together. Even the most committed introvert can be persuaded to surface with the promise of homemade salsa and warmed tortilla chips. As we age, the need for both social connection and good nutrition only increase in…

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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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The Secret is Togetherness

Last fall Ralph, age 104, and Dorothy Kohler, age 103, celebrated their 86th wedding anniversary, continuing strong as the “Longest Married Couple in America.” Ralph said the secret to a long marriage is simple. Togetherness. Like most couples, Ralph and Dorothy had individual interests that the other did not initially share. But instead of letting…

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Sidestep the Winter Blues Through Connection and Community

There can be a beauty to the perfect winter day, witnessing the snow perfectly stacked on tree branches and having a reason to break out the cocoa mugs. But the shorter days and limits on outdoor activities may also leave older adults in particular more vulnerable to the winter blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal…

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With Safety in Mind: Keeping our Residents and Staff Healthy

At Cogir Senior Living, the health of our residents and staff is our highest priority. Our safety protocols are designed with that in mind. Although we have implemented enhanced measures in accordance with the CDC and local protocols at this time, we are eager to find ways to connect you with our community and your…

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Former Merrill Gardens President Eskenazy Named CEO of Cogir USA

As reported by Senior Housing News:  David Eskenazy, former president of Merrill Gardens, has been named CEO of Cogir USA, effective immediately. Eskenazy takes on this role as Cogir USA expands, having recently added five buildings formerly operated by Sunrise Senior Living, with further management agreements and development plans in the works. After departing Merrill Gardens…

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Meet our Team: Senior Regional Director Benoit Levesque

Benoit Levesque is always ready to run, especially after what can best make a difference in the lives of others. Ben serves as Senior Regional Director for COGIR Management USA. He joined the COGIR family in 2016, eventually relocating from Canada to California in 2019. When asked what drew him to the company Ben cites…

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Honoring Veterans: Air Force One Chief and Cogir Resident Earl Van Valkenberg

Arthur Ashe once said that “true heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost.” Beloved Cogir resident Earl Van Valkenberg spent more than 37 years in the military, mostly behind the scenes, always in service to others. But…

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