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The Village at NorthRidge
Podcast Series - Season 1

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Episode #5
WWII Romance

When the world was being torn apart, the war brought Bert (97) and Elaine (97) together through romantic letter correspondence. Seventy-four years of wedded bliss later, the sweethearts share their love story and personal tips for a

long-lasting marriage.

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Episode #4
Secrets of Love 

In a candid conversation, Florence Venet (94) explains how love evolves over seven decades of marriage. Then, Louise Mandell (79) opens up about her decision to start dating again after losing her husband of 56 years.  

The Village at NorthRidge Senior Living Community Podcast Series- Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #3
Hope After The Holocaust

Holocaust educator Joe Hess (88) shares his poignant story of survival to commemorate Days of Remembrance, an annual eight-day period that helps our nation remember and draw lessons from the Holocaust. He recounts the story of being only six years old when his parents put him on a train to escape Nazi Germany in a program called “Kindertransport.” Joe mourned the loss of his parents, but then, a miracle!
 

Episode #2
Confessions of a Mid-Century Model

While she won’t reveal her age, Gloria Sands gives listeners an inside look on what it was like to be a working and successful advertisement model in the “Mad Men” era. Find out how one iconic 7UP ad would change her life forever.

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Episode #1
Breaking the Glass Ceiling

A true trailblazer in American her-story, author of “Breaking Down the Walls,” Norma Yaegar (92) shares how she shattered the glass ceiling in the male dominated world of finance as the first woman to walk the NY stock exchange. 

To Learn More About The Community These Amazing People Call Home, Visit TheVillageAtNorthRidge.com 


 

Past Events

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Spring into Health

On April 9th, residents and guests from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive talk with Dr. Payam Parvinchiha, MD (“Dr. P.”) of CareMore Health, who shared advice for dusting off your health and wellness routine just in time for spring! Dr. P’s health tips will help you start the season off on the path to a leaner, cleaner, and healthier you.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Heart Health

During our February edition of “Doc Talks”, Alyssa Rios, CareMore Senior NP, shared Dr. Jeffrey Felgner's presentation on heart health. She shared risk factors for coronary diseases and lifestyle choices we can each make every day that can positively impact our heart health. An interactive Q&A session followed.

Let's Dish!

A Valentine's Dessert Duo

On February 11th, Executive Chef Erika shared two sweet desserts just in time for Valentine’s Day! Chef Erika masterfully demonstrate how to make a delicious crème brûlée topped with fresh berries as well as a decadent mud pie.

Let's Dish!
Chateaubriand, Sautéed Julienne Vegetables & Lava Cake

Maravilla Santa Barbara hosted a February 2021 “Let’s Dish” cooking demonstration featuring Maravilla’s Executive Chef, Porfirio Lemus & Senior Resource Group Corporate Director of Food Services, Sean Howard. 

 

These talented chefs prepared Chateaubriand served with Sautéed Julienne Vegetables, and Lava Cake with Fresh Berries. The lovely and talented Sales Counselor, Jessica Hines, filmed this video on the beautiful grounds at Maravilla.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: COVID-19 Vaccine

In our first 2021 edition of DocTalks, Dr. Jeffrey Felgner from CareMore Health, hosted an interactive virtual discussion regarding the current surge in COVID-19. Dr. Felgner shared his expertise on the COVID-19 vaccine and how participation will be key to controlling COVID-19 in 2021.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Tips for a Healthy Holiday

On December 11th, residents and guests from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive talk with Dr. Payam Parvinchiha, Medical Director & Dr. Jeffrey Felgner, Lead Primary Care Physician of CareMore Health, who shared healthy holiday tips and insights into the upcoming vaccine.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Keep Your Medications Effective

& Prevent Interactions

An occasional glass of wine or beer can be pleasurable addition to your life. However, drinking more than one's daily recommended amount of alcohol, along with smoking cigarettes, can reduce the effectiveness of one's medications and negatively impact one's health.

 

On November 13th, residents and guests from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive talk with Dr. Payam Parvinchiha, Medical Director of CareMore Health who shared how alcohol and smoking can affect one's medications and tips towards becoming a healthier you.

Dr. Shine's COVID-19 Chat
October 30, 2020

On October 30th, residents from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive discussion with the former Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs for the University of Texas, Dr. Ken Shine, as he shared his take on COVID-19 along with educational facts about it's virology.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Building Healthy Bones

Residents and guests from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive talk with Dr. Payam Parvinchiha, Medical Director of CareMore Health.

 

Dr. Parvinchiha shared tips that you can take to protect your joints, reduce pain, and improve mobility. He also touched on the importance of staying connected with friends and family.

It’s Time for Pumpkin Spice!

The Village at Ocotillo’s Executive Chef Carrie H. taught residents how to make a delicious pumpkin spice roll. Follow along, step-by-step to create your own sweet treat, or watch to get in the mood for fall.

Fresh & Easy Spring Rolls

At La Palmas, Chef Alfredo D. assembled a medley of fresh vegetables – all wrapped in rice paper for Asian spring rolls as a part of the community’s video recipe submission to CALA’s Fall Forum competition. With the theme being simple and easy, you can try your hand at this healthy appetizer.

Delectably Cute Pumpkin Pies

Part of CALA’s Culinary Fall Forum competition, Chef. Priscilla O. at The Kensington baked sweet, mini pumpkin pies. Not only is it a delicious fall-themed dessert, but these cute pies double as décor on your table for fall. Take a look and be inspired this Thanksgiving!

Bold, Flavorful & Healthy

Sierra Pointe’s Executive Chef Peter C. took a healthy spin on his submission for CALA’s Fall Competition. Full of antioxidants, swiss chard is a powerhouse vegetable. Watch and learn how to “dress up” chard to become a mainstay on your table.

 

The Secret to a Delicious Omelet

SRG’s Corporate Food Service Director Sean H., is hoping to wow judges with his simple, five-ingredient omelet during CALA’s Fall Forum competition. Eggs, mushrooms, asparagus, shallots and red pepper combine for the perfect dish. He also shares his secret ingredient for making eggs lighter and fluffier. Voila!

The Secret to a Delicious Omelet

The Village at Sherman Oaks Executive Chef Miguel Lopez, is hoping to impress judges with his brown sugar glazed salmon accompanied with a side of quinoa and sauteed vegetables during CALA’s Fall Forum competition.

A Beautiful, Outdoor Cooking Demonstration

In Santa Barbara, Maravilla's Executive Chef Porfirio L. showcased his expert culinary skills during the community's "Let's Dish" cooking demonstration.

Held on Maravilla's beautiful outdoor grounds, Chef Porfirio walked residents step by step through searing Atlantic salmon, dressing it with handmade pesto and tossing arugula salad as an accompaniment. This delicious entrée is just one of the many dishes that residents enjoy as a part of their gourmet dining menu.

A Concert of Strings

La Vida at Mission Viejo residents enjoyed the beautiful sounds of cellist Hitoshi Suzuki and harpist Tomoko Sato as they performed an ebullient concert of "three swans".

 

Residents enjoyed the warm summer weather while seated in the community’s peaceful courtyard as they listened to renditions of "The Swan" by Saint-Saens", "Song by the Black Swan" by Villa-Lobos, and the famous scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

Prickly Pear Margarita Mixology Class

Maravilla @ The Domain's Mixologist Tim taught residents and guests how to make their very own prickly pear margarita. While observing social distancing and precautionary measures, guests received all of the ingredients to concoct their own cocktail with Texan flair.

Let’s Dish Swordfish! 

In Santa Barbara, Maravilla residents enjoyed a "behind the scenes look" at the community's gourmet dining program with a virtual "Let's Dish" chef's chat.

 

Led by Maravilla's Executive Chef Porfirio Lemus, viewers enjoyed a demonstration of sautéing fresh and locally sourced wild-caught swordfish accompanied by savory heirloom tomatoes and summer vegetables. Residents also had the added benefit of tasting the dish for themselves on the evening’s dinner menu.

A Taste of Inspired Cuisine

Residents at Maravilla @ The Domain can get an in depth look at the community's gourmet dining with special “Chef’s Chat” events featuring Executive Chef Seth T.

 

At this special engagement, residents were able to watch step-by-step as Seth created a delicious, Asian-inspired five spice seared ahi tuna on a wonton crisp with avocado mousse. The event was broadcasted on Zoom as well for those who wanted to enjoy the demo from the comfort of their homes.

Senior Resource Group & CareMore Health present

DocTalk: Tips for Achieving a Happy, Healthy You

Residents and guests from SRG communities nationwide enjoyed an interactive talk with Dr. Payam Parvinchiha, Medical Director of CareMore Health.

 

Dr. Parvinchiha shared easy, science-backed tips on ways that one can keep the mind, body and soul as healthy as they can possibly be. He also shared tips on the flu shot and advice for the upcoming flu season.

Virtual Cooking Class Creates Lobster Risotto

Those at Maravilla Scottsdale are no strangers to fine cuisine crafted by the community's dining team. Residents can now try their hand at expert recipes at monthly virtual cooking classes.

 

Led over Zoom by Maravilla's Executive Chef Erika, attendees enjoyed the convenience of having the ingredients delivered directly to their doorstep and step by step guidance on making delicious Lobster Risotto with English Peas. 

Maravilla Hosts the Santa Barbara Symphony

Residents at Maravilla were delighted when the Santa Barbara Symphony visited their community and performed a lovely array of classical pieces. Those attending were able to socially distance for the outdoor performance and enjoy the sunny Santa Barbara afternoon.

The community is pleased to have the Symphony back in September for another performance that will also be broadcasted virtually on Zoom.

Let's Dish! Chocolate Cream Pie

If you’ve ever wanted an inside look at the steps behind creating some of the most decadent culinary treats, La Siena’s “Let’s Dish” video showcases the community’s Chef Hoffman, who leads viewers step by step in creating Chocolate Cream Pie.

 

A resident favorite, watch as he mixes the chocolate filling and delicately decorates the pie with whipped cream. The community’s “Let’s Dish” sessions are a great way to get an inside look behind the delicious daily offerings that are a part of La Siena’s robust dining program. Enjoy!

Colonel Philip E. Smith: The Meaning of Freedom

On July 4th, residents at Maravilla Scottsdale listened to a firsthand account from resident, Colonel Philip E. Smith, a seven year prisoner of war held in solitary confinement. Colonel Smith is shared a timely, uplifting and empowering narrative about his experience and his strategies to cope through hard times.

All about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Felgner, MD

Dr. Felgner, MD answers vaccine questions exclusively for SRG residents. 

Why I’m getting the vaccine 1

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 2

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 3

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 4

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 5

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 6

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 7

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why I’m getting the vaccine 8

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Why I’m getting the vaccine 9

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 1

The COVID Vaccine is Safe by Dr. Felgner, CareMore Health.

This is why I'm getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 2

Post Getting Shot - Mild Side Effects by Dr. Felgner, CareMore Health.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 3

Speed does not mean vaccine is unsafe by Alyssa Rios, CareMore Senior NP.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 4

Mild COVID symptoms doesn't mean you shouldn't get vaccine by Alyssa Rios, CareMore Senior NP.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 5

Post Vaccine Symptoms by Alyssa Rios, CareMore Senior NP.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 6

COVID vaccine will not cause you to test positive on COVID tests by Alyssa Rios, CareMore Senior NP.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 7

Speed does not mean the vaccine is unsafe by Krystal Adams, CareMore Lead NP.

Get the Facts – COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion 8

About mRNA Vaccines by Qing Zhang, CareMore NP.