Due to her strong work ethic, personal integrity and unwavering commitment to excellence, Sylvia Lopez is LifeSTEPS’ September employee of the month. Since joining LifeSTEPS in 2017, Sylvia’s programming has fostered strong relationships and connections, creating inclusive and welcoming communities for residents of all ages. “From the after-school program to case management to food donations, […]
Falls Prevention Awareness Week is September 20 to September 24, and LifeSTEPS Director of Social Services Sylvia provided senior residents at Camino Al Oro in Los Angeles with information focused on fall prevention and older adult disaster preparedness. For older adults living in LifeSTEPS communities across California, our Thriving in Place education and supports help […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The oldest sibling in his family, LifeSTEPS resident David helps his mom by picking up his sister at school, running errands and shopping for groceries. His family cannot afford a car, so walking is his only option. Thanks to a generous gift from the Sierra Nevada High School Cycling Organization, David has a new mode […]
Thanks to the California Community Reinvestment Corporation’s (CCRC) Bridging the Digital Divide program, 50 LifeSTEPS residents recently received tablets designed for seniors, also known as GrandPads. Our staff trained each senior to use the device, which will foster increased socialization opportunities, access to healthcare through telehealth services and online support from family and friends. Many […]
As a top 10 student in her high school with a 4.0 GPA, 18-year old Jena graduated with honors and dreams of becoming a nurse. With her sights set on higher education, she found herself passing up many opportunities for college scholarships due to her immigration status. “Unfortunately, the pathway to nursing can be expensive, […]
Our Big Fun in the Sun after-school program is helping LifeSTEPS residents beat the summer learning slide! Check out Villa Serena’s literacy station, created by Program Coordinator Sylvia, which features our summer books and an art gallery displaying our students’ art work. “Our summer reading curriculum focuses on diversity and inclusion, and our young learners […]
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