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With Safety in Mind: Keeping our Residents and Staff Healthy - Date 01/07/2022

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 loved ones.

Check in with our staff to learn what guidelines need to be considered for an in-person visit or tour. And a virtual visit is always welcome! As always, thank you for your trust. 

When a Recipe is Also a Love Letter - Date 12/13/2021

“Leaving behind a recipe is like sending a love letter to future generations.”
-Chef & Author, Kathy Gunst


Do you have a favorite family recipe? The one dish that sends you back in time to your grandmother’s kitchen? Is there a dessert that transports you to a noisy holiday dinner table from your past?

Food connects us. Whether we cook together, eat together, or even tackle the oft-dreaded clean up together… Food gathers us and binds us through our senses and a shared experience. 

We asked our residents to share with us some of their favorite recipes, and any related recollections. These recipes evoke wonderful memories for them and their loved-ones.

Try one out! We hope you’ll see why these recipes (and the love around them) have endured.


 

Resident recipe notes:  Every year over the holidays my dad would load up our family and we would go to my grandma and grandpa‘s house. It was usually an hour each way. These were my father's parents. I was very, very close to my grandpa. We would make all kinds of candy for Christmas. I can remember standing on a chair helping him to put the turtle mixture onto the saran wrap. I remember putting butter on my fingers so that I could easily slide a glob of the yummy turtle onto the sheet. It was fun and it was something that my twin sister and I looked forward to every year. We also made peanut brittle individually. Oh, and chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge!


Resident recipe notes: The story for this recipe stems from my relationship with my grandmother. Every year both my grandparents would allow my sister and I to help make candy for the holiday. My sister and I would stand on chairs so we’d be tall enough to reach the countertops and I watched my grandma make the divinity, and then I would be able to butter my fingers and scoop up a teaspoon full of candy and plop it on the wax paper with my buttered finger. Of course, some of those little teaspoons of divinity ended up disappearing in my mouth.


 

Your First Visit to Cogir of Vallejo Hills - Date 10/06/2021

There are places where you know exactly what to expect when you get there. The car dealership? You know what’s coming, brace yourself and be strong! The DMV? Yup. Bring a good book, it’s going to be a while.

Maybe you think you know what to expect on a tour of a Cogir Senior Living Community. And maybe you’re mostly right. But we are hoping to surprise you a little too.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A COGIR TOUR 

A warm greeting from our Concierge: Cogir’s front-desk personnel are more than just receptionists. The spirit of Cogir is warm, open and ready-to-serve… and that’s the welcome you can expect upon entering our community. The front-desk is the problem-solving, information-giving, need-fulfilling heart of our property. On your tour you can expect to start at the heart.

A real conversation: Expect your tour to be personal and personalized. We are eager to understand the specific needs of your family. Choosing a care residence is one of the most important choices you will make for yourself or your loved one. We all want the best fit possible. An open, direct and warm conversation about needs, concerns and expectations is key to finding that perfect fit.

A clear dedication to the health and safety of our residents: When you arrive you will be asked to check in at our kiosk. In compliance with the CDC guidelines, visitors must meet one of two criteria: proof of vaccination against COVID or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours. We earnestly hope all our visitors will understand the necessity of this measure. We are happy to help our potential visitors and future residents learn more about this commitment to safety; please let us know if you would like to have a conversation ahead of your tour by calling (707) 553-2698.

An introduction to some staff and residents: In the course of a tour you will have the chance to interact with some members of our staff as they are available. Where possible, you might be learning about our amenities and services directly from our onsite chef, our housekeeping staff, and our activities coordinator. You will also be able to converse with some of our residents. Consider it our own in-house Yelp review. 

Transparency about costs and fees: A relationship of trust and transparency between your family and Cogir Senior Living starts with this conversation. Our costs are laid out clearly for you so that you can make the best choices for yourself or your loved one. 

A follow-up call: After you have had time to process the information from your tour we want to be available to help answer any additional questions you may have. We would love to invite you and your loved one to an upcoming event or lunch. There’s always something fun around the corner on Cogir’s calendar. Each Cogir Senior Living campus is its own thriving community of friends and neighbors. Come be a part of the fun for a day! 

Finding the right care community for yourself or your loved one is a mix of the practical and emotional. We hope you’ll see right away that we can handle both of those very necessary and human responses. Give us a call, we’re ready and waiting to get to know you better. 

Cogir Senior Living Grows Again! - Date 09/15/2021

Cogir on Napa Road is a 95-door assisted living and memory care community fully dedicated to helping active assisted living seniors and residents with early dementia diagnosis live the Cogir Difference. The community is comprised of 75 assisted living apartment homes with another 24 apartments in a unique open campus memory care. Cogir on Napa Road joins the Cogir family on September 15, 2021. The previous four acquisitions that joined Cogir in July of this year are Cogir of San Rafael in northern California, and Cogir of Bothell, Cogir of Edmonds and Cogir of Northgate Memory Care, all located in Washington State.

David Eskenazy, Cogir Management Chairman of the Board states, "Every single member of our American management team excelled to make this transition a success. Many months of negotiation and preparation were needed to professionally carry out this operation. We are extremely proud and grateful for the dedication and cooperation displayed by every member of the team."

The addition of these five new senior living communities allow the U.S. division to grow, but it will also help to diversify the range of services offered. These properties provide focus on assisted living and memory care environments to seniors experiencing a need for more assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or loss of cognitive impairment, whereas the existing 12 properties are largely dedicated to independent and assisted living residents.

Wally Jossart, President of Cogir Management USA says,"This is an exciting time for Cogir Senior Living. The honor and opportunity to serve more seniors while providing rewarding work experience for employees, is something that I take very seriously. I am beyond thrilled to continue the Cogir journey of expanding our US operations and building a Team of exceptional leaders who will grow the company with compassion and integrity."

Mathieu Duguay, Cogir Real Estate’s president and chief executive officer states, “I am quite proud of the work done by the entire U.S. team. Having experienced an unprecedented global crisis, they have worked hard not only to maintain safe and pleasant living environments for our residents, but also to ensure that this transition was carried out in a highly professional manner with little impact on our seniors, their relatives and our new colleagues."

Cogir Management USA’s efforts to acquire new properties over the coming months are ongoing.

Cogir Senior Living Grows by Four New Retirement Homes - Date 08/02/2021

Cogir is delighted to announce the addition of four new retirement homes on the U.S. West Coast to the 12 already being managed by Cogir Management USA.

That is right! Cogir of San Rafael, a 59-door memory care community is fully dedicated to helping cognitively challenged seniors, joined the group on July 15. Five days later, on July 20, the addition of Cogir of Bothell, Cogir of Edmonds and Cogir of Northgate Memory Care, all located in Washington State, brought the total of new doors to 237. 

“Every single member of our American management team excelled to make this transition a success. Many months of negotiation and preparation were needed to professionally carry out this operation. We are extremely proud and grateful for the dedication and cooperation displayed by every member of the team,” declared David Eskenazy, and Walter Jossart, respectively Cogir Management USA’s chairman of the Board and president.

Not only will the addition of these four new retirement homes allow the U.S. division to grow, but it will also help to diversify the range of services offered. These properties provide memory care environments to seniors experiencing a loss of independence or cognitive impairment whereas the existing 12 properties are largely dedicated to independent and assisted living residents.

“I am quite proud of the work done by the entire U.S. team. Having experienced an unprecedented global crisis, they have worked hard not only to maintain safe and pleasant living environments for our residents, but also to ensure that this transition was carried out in a highly professional manner with little impact on our seniors, their relatives and our new colleagues,” stated Mathieu Duguay, Cogir Real Estate’s president and chief executive officer.

Cogir Management USA’s efforts to acquire new properties over the coming months are ongoing.

Covid-19 Vaccines are Here! - Date 02/08/2021

Vaccine clinics are rolling right along with most Cogir Communities having recieved their first round of vaccines, and have their second clinic scheduled!  Enjoy peace of mind living at Cogir of Vallejo Hills with the knowledge that the majority of our staff and residents are one step closer to living with a real reduced risk of Covid-19 outbreaks . Please contact Cogir of Vallejo Hills Senior Living Community to get all the latest updates regarding Covid-19 vaccines.  We are also conducting in-person and virtual tours, please contact our sales and marketing department for more details - we are looking forward to seeing you! 

Accepting New Residents - Date 10/05/2020

At Cogir of Vallejo Hills we take great care and pride in our safety protocols and adherence to all public health regulations around the coronavirus.  Because of our diligence in sanitizing and social distancing, we are ACCEPTING NEW RESIDENTS during this time.  It's important to understand that we are considered an "essential" extension of the health community and we want to embrace seniors looking for a safe, secure, and enriching environment to thrive in. 

We are conducting both VIRTUAL and IN-HOUSE TOURS and we welcome you in with open arms, and a face mask of course!  We look forward to seeing you very soon!  

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