Sierra Vista, Arizona – May 27th, 2016. Via Elegante is proud to introduce their new Community Director, Anne Walker. Anne will focus on the day-to- day wellness of the residents at the Via Elegante Assisted Living community in Sierra Vista Arizona. She will collaborate with caregivers, residents and their families to ensure that residents at the facility feel right at home enjoying happy and fulfilling days.
“Anne’s background as an RN who has worked in the Pima County Health Department and also as an instructor at the Caregiver Training Institute provides us with a Community Director that can really make a positive difference in the lives of our residents, their family members and our caregivers. I am delighted that she has chosen to move to Bisbee and join our team” says Andrew Briefer, Managing Partner, Via Elegante.
Anne graduated from the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and has nearly thirty years’ experience as a practicing registered nurse. She brings extensive experience in Public Health, management, program development and case management. With eight years’ experience as an Instructor with Caregiver Training Institute she understands how important well-trained caregivers are in providing excellent care for the residents.
“When I first walked into Via, I felt at home. It is beautiful and we provide excellent care. I am proud to say that I work there. Our residents and their families become our family. That is how it should be” says Anne Walker.
For more information, please contact us at (520) 293-3280, or visit www.viaelegante.com
Sierra Vista, Arizona -, April 28, 2016. Via Elegante recently appointed a new Health Director, Marcy Werne, RN. She will be working closely with residents, their families, physicians, caregivers, the Director Team and other health care providers to best meet the health care needs of their residents.
“When I first met Marcy I knew she would be a great addition to our Via Family in Sierra Vista. Her local connections, nursing knowledge, background and experience provides a great foundation for her to excel as our Health Director” says Andrew Briefer, Managing Partner at Via Elegante.
Marcy has over twenty years of nursing experience and geriatric care. With a broad background including Staff Development, Allied Health Care Education and Business Ownership, as well as hands-on nursing care in the hospital, nursing homes and hospice arenas, she is a great addition to the Via Elegante team.
“The reason I like working for Via Elegante so much is the home-like atmosphere we provide our residents. I’ve been affiliated with health care most of my life, and walking into Via Elegante for the first time felt like home to me” says Marcy Werne, RN.
For more information, please call (520) 293-3280 or visit our website at viaelegante.com
Vista, Arizona, September 29, 2014 – Via Elegante Assisted Living, Sierra Vista has opened their second home of three homes, ahead of schedule. The first home opened this year at the end of July. Each home accommodates 14 to 18 residents for full-service assisted living. Occupancy recently reached one hundred percent for the first home, confirming the need to open the next home.
Andy Briefer, President and CEO of Via Elegante stated, “We could not be more pleased with the tremendous outreach and support of the Sierra Vista community in helping us provide much-needed care and services for our seniors. We expect a quick lease-up of our second and third homes as we have recently been approved as a provider for the ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System), allowing us to serve the needs of all potential seniors who require assisted living in the Sierra Vista and greater Cochise County areas.
Via Elegante, Sierra Vista is a campus of three homes nestled in the most treasured and scenic area of Southern Arizona. They feature bright, sun-lit suites with private bathrooms, large and comfortably furnished gathering areas, full-service dining and engaging daily activities for seniors who wish to transition to community living.
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Tucson, AZ – May 23, 2013 – Via Elegante Luxury Assisted Living at La Cholla is hosting an arts event completely unique to the Tucson arts community. On Thursday June 6th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Via Elegante, in partnership with Harmony Hospice, proudly presents: “Art from the Heart”, an art show and fundraiser to benefit the Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona, a 501(c)(3) foundation. This amazing charitable fund helps grant hospice patients’ final wishes, family housing, special outings and trips, and so much more.
All works of art have been created by the “Artisans Elegante” collaborative art group of Via Elegante. The group is facilitated by Stephanie Sikora, whose collaborative arts program has been used in both assisted living and memory care facilities. Collaborative art for older adults celebrates uniqueness and emphasizes communication. This type of learning and personal growth through creativity is a vision that has developed over the last eight years for Stephanie.
Collaborative art is a process, and quite often projects can span over several weeks. It is a combination of efforts rooted in personal interest, discussion, decision-making, and doing. It is amazing to watch these artists work together on a project that creates unique and individual art pieces. Exercising personal choice is paramount in this group–even down to how a piece of work should be displayed. The program model builds community and insists on individuality and personal expression.
Stephanie stated, “Every student has strengths to bring to the table. One person may be great at color mixing, another at layout, and another at imagination that will help develop a theme. Formal art training is not required. It’s my job to help identify their strengths and energy and harmonize these for meaningful interactions. The artistic outcome almost becomes secondary. When Mimi first joined the group she complained about being bored, missing home, and was not very confident of her talents. Now, almost two years later, she is a prolific artist who is no longer bored and feels very proud of her accomplishments. Jane has years of artistic experience, yet was hungry for new experiences. Jo also attends weekly with her caregiver. She has limited use of one hand, but each activity is adapted to her needs, or her role on the collaborative team is adapted so she can participate.”
Harmony Hospice is proud to be a part of this unique and exciting venture with Via Elegante Assisted Living. Please join us at the Via Elegante Galleria Home, 5643 N. Via Latigo, Tucson, AZ 85704, to view or purchase these amazing pieces of art. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.