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Antioch residents celebrated for turning 102, 103

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Amelia Smith turned 102 on Oct. 8 and Maurice Lynch turned 103 on Nov. 5, 2022. Photos courtesy of TreVista Antioch

Offer their keys to long life

By Elena Patchin, TreVista Senior Living Antioch

Amelia Smith

Our Amelia Smith turned 102 on October 8, 2022. She was born Amelia Lopes on October 8, 1920, in Vacaville. The family moved in 1936 to Brentwood where they bought an almond farm. She worked in the farm’s store and was the only sibling who graduated from Liberty High School in 1940.

Amelia married Buzz Smith who also worked in the farm during World War II. They had a daughter in 1948. Amelia is a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Asked her what the secret of long life, Amelia replied “work hard for the people you love and love them with all your heart.”

Then on November 5, Antioch resident Maurice Lynch turned 103 years old. He was born on November 5, 1919 and is a long-time Antioch resident.

Maurice Lynch

Before his birthday, we asked Maurice what he wanted for this special birthday? He said he wanted to see his daughter who lives out of state, moreover, that he wanted to celebrate his birthday with the whole family at Smith’s Landing in Antioch.

Well, this incredible organization called An Elderly Wish Foundation heard about Maurice’s wish and they made it happen! They brought his daughter and the rest of the family to him, treating everyone to an amazing dinner at Smith’s Landing to celebrate his 103rd birthday. He was over the moon.

He told us that his goal is to reach 105. When we asked him what the key to a long life is, he said, “love your family, work hard, and be kind to others.”

Way to go Maurice! A big thanks to An Elderly Wish Foundation for making this birthday a night to remember.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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Antioch Senior Center Halloween Costume Party Monday, Oct. 31

Friday, October 28th, 2022

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Seniors and Depression presentation in Antioch Oct. 26

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

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TreVista presents AARP Home Fit at the Antioch Senior Center June 23

Monday, June 20th, 2022

First of three presentations at the Antioch Senior Center, this summer.

Please Click Here or https://bit.ly/HomeFitAARP to reserve your seat.

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Hear from author of “Creating Moments of Joy” at TreVista Antioch June 28

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care welcomes author Jolene Brackey for a Zoom Event on June 28, 2022

Brackey will offer tips to caregivers, friends and family of individuals with dementia

Although it’s impossible to create a perfectly wonderful day, caregivers for those with dementia can create perfectly wonderful moments for those with memory loss. In an effort to assist caregivers as well as anyone who loves someone with dementia, TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care in Antioch and Concord are pleased to welcome Jolene Brackey, author of Creating Moments of Joy, for a special event. Brackey will discuss fun and simple ways to bring joy into every day for those with dementia. She will also answer questions from event attendees.

The zoom event will be held on June 28, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (pacific). Those interested in attending should either Tamsen Meierdierck at TreVista Antioch at tmeierdierck@trevista-antioch.com or 925-470-3395 or Mike Bonifay at TreVista Concord at mbonifay@trevista-concord.com or 925-798-3900. Those who contact either individual will be added to the RSVP list and get a personalized zoom link. Those who attend the event live on zoom will get a free copy of Jolene Brackey’s book.

Jolene Brackey has shared her message of joy and inspiration with families and caregivers across North America for more than twenty years. A sought-after voice in the health care community, Brackey maintains an active speaking calendar. Passing on all she has learned from her travels and from her work with families and loved ones, her passion is to change the way people see people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. More information can be found at Jolene’s website, enhancedmoments.com.

For more information on TreVista, please visit trevistaseniorliving.com.

About TreVista

TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care provides expert, loving care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. TreVista believes that the quality of life for those with memory loss can be enhanced in the right environment with their support. There are two TreVista communities, located in Antioch and Concord, CA. TreVista is a member of the Agemark Senior Living family of companies. Agemark has been an industry leader in creating home-like senior communities for more than three decades and has been named a Great Place to Work in Aging Services by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine, three years running. For more information on TreVista, visit trevistaseniorliving.com. For more information on Agemark, visit www.agemark.com.

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Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan presentation at Tre Vista Thursday, May 17

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

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Contra Costa County Fair is back in Antioch May 12-15

Friday, May 6th, 2022

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TreVista in Antioch named Agemark Senior Living’s Rising Star Community

Monday, March 28th, 2022

The TreVista Antioch Team. Pictured left to right: Ifrana Nisha, Erika Mendez, Teresa Glenn, Ali Haddadi, Alberto Maldonado, Jeanette Marquez, Ana Munoz, Elena Patchin, Connie Madrigal. (Not pictured: Tamsen Meierdierck). Photo by Agemark

The community’s first honor under Executive Director Alberto Maldonado

Antioch, CA – Agemark Senior Living recently recognized several of the company’s senior living communities as well as individuals from those communities in a company-wide virtual awards ceremony held February 10. TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care in Antioch was recognized as the company’s Rising Star Community of the Year. This award is given to the Agemark community that has shown tremendous improvement and future promise.

Agemark Founder and Managing Partner Richard Westin is impressed with the team at TreVista in Antioch.

“After undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, the community has filled nearly all of its available apartments, thanks to the excellent efforts of the entire TreVista team,” he said. “We are so thankful for their commitment to providing excellent care, love and support to all residents of the community.”

TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care in Antioch is under the direction of Executive Director Alberto Maldonado. He began leading the community in August 2020 and says the team is honored to be recognized by Agemark.

“Our community and incredible team embody the values of Agemark proudly and I believe that they are the reason for our tremendous growth, particularly over the last year,” Maldonado stated. “Agemark empowers its leaders and team members to operate as a family, and that’s another reason for our success. We are so thankful for Agemark’s belief in what we do, and we are proud to be the Rising Star recipients.”

TreVista in Antioch offers both Assisted Living and Memory Care in one comfortable and homelike community. Located at 3950 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, the community was acquired by Agemark Senior Living in fall 2017, with management takeover shortly thereafter. In 2020, the community completed an extensive remodel, which improved all common areas and added a bistro, theatre room, in-house beauty salon and manicure station, among other improvements for residents to enjoy. The in-house memory care community, The Villa, was completely redone, and made into a more homelike and comfortable environment for those who live with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

A sister community, TreVista in Concord, is also managed by Agemark Senior Living. To learn more about TreVista, visit trevistaseniorliving.com.

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