LifeSTEPS believes in the strong connection between housing and health

LifeSTEPS believes in the strong connection between housing and health, especially for the benefit of our older adult residents and the healthcare workforce. We’re proud that our partner USA Properties Fund, Inc. designates two of its senior apartment communities in Carmichael and Citrus Heights as community health sites for nursing students from California State University-Sacramento, Samuel Merritt University and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

A Master’s Entry Program nursing student recently completed her summer rotation and shared “During these visit visits, we utilize active listening and motivational interviewing to build rapport as well as help the residents find the motivation they need to make the changes that they wish to see in their lives.”

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Meredith Chillemi Joins CalOptima Member Advisory Committee

LifeSTEPS Senior Director of Support and Health Services Meredith Chillemi recently attended her first meeting of the CalOptima Member Advisory Committee, lending her guidance and expertise on senior issues for the health plan. For the past year, Meredith served on CalOptima’s OneCare Connect Member Advisory Committee, representing long-term services and supports needs for seniors in Orange Country. LifeSTEPS currently serves 11 housing communities throughout Orange Country, providing education and support to 2,500 older adults.

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LifeSTEPS residents receive backpacks from USA Properties

LifeSTEPS resident Brendan from Terracina at Elk Grove absolutely loves his new backpack donated by the wonderful team at USA Properties! Brendan and many other students living at USA Properties apartment communities are grateful and excited to get back to the classroom with backpacks filled with pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, sharpeners and binders. This donation enables each student to have the supplies they need to succeed.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Recognizes LifeSTEPS’ 25th Anniversary

An amazing honor to receive a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recognizing LifeSTEPS on our 25th anniversary! Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for your leadership and support, and for helping us celebrate this important milestone.