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Windsor Volunteer James Clay Selected as CAHF 2019 Adult Volunteer of the Year.

June 5th, 2019

Licensed Evangelist James Clay recognized by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) as a 2019 Adult Volunteer of the Year for his volunteer work at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley. June 5, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA - Mr. James Clay, a volunteer at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, was recognized by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) as its’ 2019 Adult Volunteer of the Year. Each year, CAHF publicly recognizes special individuals who enrich the lives of others through volunteering at long-term care facilities. Mr. Clay is a licensed evangelist at the Bible Study Fellowship Church. He has volunteered at Windsor since 2012 and conducts a bible study group to its’ residents every Saturday morning. Mr. Clay is Windsor’s longest-standing volunteer and was nominated for the award by Windsor Garden’s Activity Director, Lulu Yepez. “In March of 2012 I wanted to start a bible study group for my residents,” says Yepez. “I needed a volunteer who had experience and who would commit to volunteering once a week. Mr. Clay took the position. It's been 7 years and residents love him and his bible study groups. He is kind, compassionate, always happy and greets everyone with a smile. He is one of the nicest people I know. We are so blessed to have him volunteer at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley.” “I am extremely proud of this award because I never expected any accolades for doing what I love to do,” says Clay. “The patients I see weekly have changed my world.  I look forward to seeing their smiles and eyes full of joy every week.  If I had the means to do this daily I would.” Regarding Windsor Gardens of the Valley, Mr. Clay adds, “The staff at Windsor Gardens has been second to none.  They have shown me much respect and appreciation for what I do over the years, and I have much respect and appreciation for them. I have brought guests from time to time and all of them have commented on the professionalism of the Windsor staff.” Mr. Clay will receive his award at the Awards Luncheon during CAHF’s 2019 Summer Conference on Tuesday, July 16th at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego.

Windsor Elmhaven Care Center Recognizes San Joaquin County First Responders

March 5th, 2019

Windsor Elmhaven Care Center and local businesses offer free breakfast to recognize San Joaquin First Responders and their families. March 5, 2019 – Stockton, CA - Employees and volunteers from Windsor Elmhaven Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Stockton, California, teamed up with a dozen local businesses to show their appreciation for the San Joaquin County First Responders. They provided a complimentary breakfast and gifts, accompanied by musical entertainment. The First Responder Appreciation Breakfast was the brainchild of Elise Sanghera, the Director of Business Development at Windsor Elmhaven Care Center. “We are all extremely grateful to our first responders for putting their lives on the line daily, and for protecting us and our community,” says Sanghera. “It’s important to be part of a community, and to show that community support.” Over 60 paramedics, EMTs, firemen, policemen, and members of the CHP and local sheriff attended the event. In addition to Windsor Elmhaven, the main event sponsors were Creative Vision Printing & Stockton Supplies. Additional local businesses and organizations that participated included: Musician Mondo Mariscal, FinDec, Sweet Pea Cookie Company, Orange Theory, Nektar Juice Bar, Focus Home Health, Provident Care Home Care, Kindred Hospice, Nothing Bundt Cake, JRH General Engineering, Door Wreath, and Good Day Sacramento The event was covered live by KMAX TV, Good Day Sacramento. The segment can be viewed here: https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/4038641-doing-good-first-responders-breakfast/

Charles Seal-Villafranca Elected President of the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers

January 17th, 2019

Phoenix, AZ - Charles Seal-Villafranca, MSHA/HM, CDP, ALFM, Administrator and Executive Director of Encanto Palms Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ announced today his election as the President of the Arizona State Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA). The mission of the NCIA State Board is to protect the health, welfare, and safety of Arizona citizens who use the services of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers. The NCIA Board licenses nursing care institution administrators (nursing home administrators), certifies assisted living facility managers, investigates all complaints, and enforces the practice standards of the Administrators and Managers within the State of Arizona. Villafranca began his career in healthcare in 1994 and he has held various positions in senior living management at the managerial and director level. He is licensed as a Dementia Care Practitioner and is currently the Executive Director for Encanto Palms Assisted Living, a deficiency-free community in Phoenix, Arizona.  Villafranca received a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University for Healthcare Administration. Villafranca was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the State Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facilities Managers in 2016 and serves the State of Arizona with his knowledge and expertise in gerontological health care needs. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be nominated and elected as the new president of the NCIA Board,” says Villafranca. “I look forward to serving the great State of Arizona and helping to ensure the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable population.” Villafranca enjoys working with seniors and is a strong advocate for their needs. He is a devoted husband and proud father of two sons. His professional affiliations include the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Healthcare Administrators, and the Arizona Geriatrics Society.