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LifeSTEPS’ September employee of the month: Sylvia Lopez

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, Sylvia’s creativity and passion has raised the bar in promoting our programs and services. Our residents, property managers and LifeSTEPS’ staff are extremely lucky to have her on our team!” said Rosa Hernandez, Regional Director of Social Services.

Recognizing National Fall Prevention Awareness Week

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 our residents age in place safely and independently despite the social determinants of health issues facing low-income communities.

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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