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Sharing News, Updates, and Stories from CiminoCare

We feel it is essential to share current events; innovations in care; and personal stories of those who make CiminoCare such a special company, including management, staff, residents, and families. We hope you’ll find the following articles to not only be educational, but also a indication of what we feel is important, inspiring, and entertaining. We truly enjoy caring for Seniors and like to share what we do to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.


San Francisco Senior Housing Community Nominated for Prestigious Design Award

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors, Sentinel Real Estate Group’s Portola Gardens leads the way in value-based, quality care with innovative community renovation.


Sentinel Real Estate Group, along with senior housing operator CiminoCare, is pleased to announce their renovation work at the historic Portola Gardens Assisted Living Community has been nominated for a highly-coveted Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award.

Located in the Garden District in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood, the current structure was first built in the 1930s and has a long history of providing senior care to the area. Noted as one of the first senior care communities in California, the renovation project of the 38,000 square foot historical landmark has been a joint effort between Sentinel Real Estate Group, WHA Architects, and Nomad Design.

“We are honored to be considered among the best in our industry in the Renovation and Repositioning category of the SHN Architecture and Design Awards,” said Kent Ahlering, vice president of development for Sentinel Real Estate Group. “WHA Architects and Nomad Design did an exceptional job of bringing carefully planned renovations to the common areas and resident rooms, as well as the exterior of this historic property. These efforts, combined with the addition of other modern care amenities, have completed our vision of restoring this beautiful California landmark.”

“It’s a very gratifying and profound honor to be part of preserving a bit of California history, especially senior care history,” said Mark Cimino, CEO of CiminoCare. “Out team has worked hard to bring quality and operational improvements alongside all the design team renovations…working together to breathe new life, heart, and soul into this community.”

Each year, the SHN Architecture & Design Awards draws entries from some of the most exciting projects in senior housing. This national and international competition had more than 90 submissions this year, bringing together some of the most innovative designs and renovations in the industry. The awards acknowledge those focused on improving the lives of seniors through cutting-edge design; with nominees competing for top honors in several categories including: Affordable, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care and Renovation/Repositioning.

About Sentinel Real Estate Group
Sentinel Real Estate Group is a private commercial real estate development company that has developed or re-positioned 150 plus assets nationwide since 2001. Based in Orange County, their mission is to maximize the value of the asset by optimizing both the property’s physical attributes and its operational performance. As both a developer and an operator, they are positioned to support each client throughout an asset’s entire life cycle.

About CiminoCare
CiminoCare is a Northern California based senior living management company currently operating 11 senior living communities. For more than 30 years, the Cimino family has provided consistent quality care to seniors living in each of their communities. With a mission of making senior care more accessible, CiminoCare is excited to fulfill this core value by participating in the repositioning and improvement of Portola Gardens.

Source: Cision PRWeb

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