Life at CityView - April 2020

by CityView Staff

Like everyone, we are carefully working through the COVID-19 challenge while carrying out our services and activities safely within the scope of CDC guidelines.

Residents and staff are becoming very ingenious with ideas to keep activities going despite our six foot social distance barrier. Each month we set out to make life fun, safe, and healthy, while helping to build a rewarding retirement for everyone out our senior living community. We are proud of our team for responding to this pandemic professionally while ensuring our great activities and services continue.

An Important Time in the Senior Living Industry, and in Los Angeles

COVID-19 has impacted every area of life in Los Angeles. As an assisted living community, we have responded to this pandemic in a serious way. To get up to date on everything we're doing to protect you, our staff and our community during this challenging period, please click here to see the measures we've implemented as part of our COVID-19 Response.

We have a new wellness director

We’re pleased to introduce to our new Wellness Director: Joseph Bautista! He received his Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree (LVN) from National Career College in 2017. As a nurse, he loves getting to meet people from diverse backgrounds, ages, and walks of life. Both the nursing staff he works alongside, as well as the residents they serve, are more than just a job to him. They are incredibly interesting people that he enjoys interacting with, which makes his job more like an enjoyable hobby. 

Joseph originally grew up in the Philippines, and moved to the United States in 2003. Before going to college to earn his degree as a nurse, Joseph spent eight years serving in the U.S. military. He is married to his best friend, Elaine, and together they have three boys: Joshua, Jericho, and Keith. He is an open book and can’t wait to get to know everyone. He has found it surprising that he just started serving as City View’s Wellness Director when an international pandemic rose to the fore and has turned life upside down for a lot of places. However, he is prepared and handling the responsibility of communicating necessary information, enacting preventative measures, and committing to sanitation practices. If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out to Be safe out there!

Happy Passover

Over the past 3,000 years, Passover has endured as the most celebrated and widely observed holiday in the Jewish tradition. Passover commemorates the seminal event in Jewish history — the story of the Exodus which led to the birth of the Jewish nation, Israel. In addition, the most basic and fundamental principles found in Judaism— faith, prayer, deliverance, freedom, and service to God — are woven into this timeless story. The week of Passover begins the evening of Wednesday, April 8th, and ends the evening of Thursday, April 16th. For those that honor the Jewish faith, we will live stream a Seder service the evening of the 9th rejoicing in the Passover message and offer seder plates with ingredients to participate.

Happy Easter

This April CityView will be observing “Environmental Awareness Month” to celebrate our commitment to environmental awareness. Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, where everyone across the world will celebrate earth and our responsibility toward it. While promoting environmental initiatives such as recycling and reusing items, we will highlight the accomplishments of various environmentalists all around the world. From people that create art with recycled materials, to Jewish organizations emphasizing environmental awareness, to famous inventions that have helped the world become more environmentally friendly, we will explore their contributions and even contribute some of our own this month!

Resident of the Month - Ilene

We tell anyone who will listen that we have the best residents at CityView. One of the most rewarding parts of working in senior living is the connections we form with our residents, the stories that they share with us about their lives, and the chance to share their retirement with them. Each month we choose a resident for our “Resident of the Month”. We do this to ensure all of our residents are seen, heard, recognized, and valued. This month we are recognizing Ilene.

Ilene was born in Rochester, NY, alongside her brother Ron. She is close to her cousins Larry and Arlene, as well as her dog named Chipper (featured in her picture). She went to college at CSUN, and achieved her B.A. in English, and then went on to USC to achieve her Masters Degree in Library Science. She enjoyed working in her career as a Children’s Librarian for almost 38 years at the Santa Monica Public Library. Her specialty was storytelling, within which she used her talents in puppeteering and ventriloquism to brighten kids’ days. Her philosophy in life comes from the recitation everyone speaks after reading each book of the torah: “Be strong, be strong, and let us strengthen one another.”

Employee of the Month - Lupe Flores

Lupe was chosen as the City View Employee of the Month due to her positive attitude and commitment to our community as a Caregiver! Her CNA background helps her provide amazing care to our residents, and her welcoming smile makes her a friend to everyone. She loves that her job allows her to help people in need and bring joy and laughter to their days. We appreciate all your hard work, Lupe! Lupe grew up in Whittier, California, and loves spending time with her family. She has a daughter, Samantha, that she is raising to be a strong individual. She loves to relax through shopping, scrapbooking, getting manicures; and other enjoyable opportunities. Her philosophy in life is to always mean it when you say, “I love you” - you will never regret it.


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Throughout April, we will continue to serve and protect our community, and work to maintain an enjoyable atmosphere despite the difficulties that the pandemic has caused. We will focus on the good, and be grateful that our community is safe and healthy right now.

The lifestyle choices you make for yourself or your loved one after retirement can feel demanding, and at CityView, we’re here to help guide you toward the right decision for your family. If you are exploring luxury assisted and independent living in Los Angeles, we would love to show you how our community enhances the lives of seniors through personalized care and a place to call home. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90036

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