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Installing a Generator

By |2021-11-05T13:12:11-07:00November 5th, 2021|BLOG|

A REALLY BIG PROJECT Academy Villas assisted living recently installed a 100,000 watt standby generator, as protection against future power outages. The 6,200 pound generator is equipped with a 300 gallon tank, providing a three-day supply of diesel fuel. Arizona does not require standby generators at assisted living facilities. [...]

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Villas Activities

By |2021-07-16T11:26:38-07:00July 15th, 2021|BLOG|

  LOTS TO DO Many activities are available to Villas residents. Led by Diana Hannifan, Activity Coordinator these include, among others, chair aerobics, board games, art, gardening, and special holiday activities. She also is a photographer, and took the photos shown below. GARDENING: Residents enjoy planting and caring for [...]

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Caring for Our Elders

By |2021-07-16T11:07:16-07:00September 22nd, 2020|BLOG|

Dr. Gary Fenstermacher Staying in Touch They go by many names: elders, seniors, the elderly, older people. No matter the name you give them, they are typically in their sixties or later years. Right now, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, they are considered the [...]

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Villas Residents Honor 19th Amendment

By |2020-08-22T16:01:25-07:00August 22nd, 2020|BLOG|

Academy Villas Residents Honor The 19th Amendment On August 19, 2020, Academy Villas residents honored the suffragettes and the 19th Amendment. One-hundred years has passed since the U.S. Government passed Amendment 19 of the U.S. Constitution.  This amendment allowed women to vote in all forms of elections in [...]

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The Villas Responds to Covid-19

By |2021-01-18T09:13:42-07:00May 11th, 2020|BLOG|

Covid-19 Staff Preparation What has the Academy Villas residence done to avoid any resident to date contracting the Covid-19 Virus? The Villas staff started early in March to retrain staff in hand hygiene and general cleaning. They also began purchasing extra supplies. When the Pandemic approached Tucson, they [...]

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Perfect Score from AZ State Review

By |2019-10-04T10:07:52-07:00May 4th, 2019|BLOG|

Academy Villas Receives a Perfect Score in State Review When the Arizona Department of Health Services announced a perfect score for the Academy Villas on a recent review, the staff members were thrilled.  A perfect score indicates that the State Regulatory agency, in an on-site review, found no [...]

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Academy Villas Resident Sings in Local Chorale

By |2019-05-04T11:06:12-07:00November 7th, 2018|BLOG|

Academy Villas Resident Sings in Local Chorale William Archibald,  an Academy Villas resident, sings in the local Vail Chorale. Recently, at one of their concerts, he was a soloist.  Songs from the 1940's was the theme of the concert.  The Arizona Senior Academy hosted the concert, and not [...]

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New Fabric Art on the Academy Villas Living Room Wall

By |2019-05-04T11:04:54-07:00April 18th, 2018|BLOG|

New Fabric Art on Academy Villas Living Room Wall A new fabric piece of art has become a permanent addition to the growing art collection at the Academy Villas.  For example, the walls contain many pieces of art that brighten the rooms and are a joy to view. [...]

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Wildlife Surrounds the Villas

By |2019-05-04T11:03:45-07:00March 25th, 2018|BLOG|

Wildlife Surrounds the Academy Villas Wildlife surrounds the Academy Villas and Villas residents have wonderful views of wildlife on a daily basis.  The Southwest desert of the United States supports a huge variety of fascinating creatures. The very pretty bobcat in the photo lives in the Village.  While [...]

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The Green House Approach to Senior Supportive Care

By |2019-05-04T11:00:43-07:00January 2nd, 2018|BLOG|

Green House Approach And Academy Villas The Green House approach to senior supportive care strongly influenced the building and running of the Academy Villas.  Recently, a research study was conducted that offers support for this approach (New York Times).  This nine year study found that the Green House approach [...]

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