From community focused outings and events, to visiting groups and well-planned life enrichment activities, life at Portola Gardens is inspired by the surrounding neighborhood. A private dining room is available for special events or celebrations, and family and friends are always welcome to join us. We share these events and activities with you, along with educational articles and personal stories, to offer a sense of what our residents experience in life at Portola Gardens.
In 1983, Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Now affecting more than 5.8 million American Seniors, boosting awareness of this degenerative disease is crucial to developing treatments, finding a cure and supporting caregivers.
Good mail delivery people are bound by the age-old creed, “neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but at our Portola Gardens community, United States mail carrier Richard Cairo is true to another, more personal commitment, he “says ‘hi’ to Mom.”
Ask any caregiver about the most challenging aspects of assisting older adults, and you’ll likely hear examples of their frustration when help is offered but refused. There’s