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Celebrating the 22nd Anniversary

Celebrating the 22nd Anniversary

Celebrating the 22nd Anniversary: The History of Our Geriatric Residence, Villa Alegría Nursing Homes in Costa Rica

Villa Alegría Nursing Homes

At Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, we celebrate with joy and gratitude our 22 years of unwavering dedication to the care of our residents. In this journey of two decades plus two years, we have learned, grown and shared unforgettable moments in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. Join us on a journey through our history and achievements as we celebrate this special anniversary.

A look at our history

Villa Alegría Nursing Homes in Costa Rica flourished thanks to the shared vision of exceptional individuals who believed in the importance of providing unparalleled care to our seniors. This inspiring initiative was led by Marjorie Romero, Alexandra Romero, Diana Ábrego, and Elias Herrera, who planted the seeds of this noble project. However, we cannot fail to mention Miriam Barquero, the source of inspiration, perseverance and unconditional love, who has been a beacon of light throughout our history.

Miriam Barquero and Diana A. toasting very happily, with their characteristic charisma and happiness
Miriam Barquero and Diana A. toasting very happily, with their characteristic charisma and happiness

Miriam, with her strong belief in providing exceptional care to seniors, played a fundamental role in the first steps of Villa Alegría Nursing Homes. Her unwavering love and constant support were the foundation on which this beautiful project was built. Over time, Nadia Ábrego and Emanuel Segura joined this commitment, who became fundamental pillars in the growth and development of Villa Alegría Nursing Homes.

This collaboration and joint dedication of these outstanding individuals has allowed Villa Alegría Nursing Homes to shine as a corner of love, care and happiness in the heart of Costa Rica. Your continued efforts and unconditional love are why we celebrate our 22nd anniversary with gratitude and joy, remembering how this vision became a reality that has touched the lives of so many residents and their families.

Enfermera Diana y Emanuel compartiendo con Phillip su pastel e cumpleaños felices en Villa Alegría, Costa Rica
Nurse Diana and Emanuel sharing their happy birthday cake with Phillip in Villa Alegría, Costa Rica

Reflecting the achievements

Over the years, we have reached significant milestones that fill our hearts with pride. From receiving multiple local geriatric care awards to expanding our facility to accommodate more residents, each step has been a testament to our commitment to exceptional care amidst the natural beauties of Costa Rica.

Villa Alegría’s commitment to excellence in geriatric care

Resident Marvin with resident Don Jose very happy hugged by nurse Alexandra R.
Resident Marvin with resident Don Jose very happy hugged by nurse Alexandra R.

At Villa Alegría, we believe that each resident is unique and deserves individualized treatment. Our dedicated and passionate staff work tirelessly to ensure that every day is meaningful and special for our residents. From high-quality medical services to enriching recreational activities, everything is done with love and care in our corner of paradise.

Specialization in Alzheimer’s and Aging-Related Diseases

Villa Alegría Nursing Homes is proud to be a nursing home specialized in the care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other diseases related to aging, such as dementia and Parkinson’s. Our dedication to research and continuing education allows us to provide the highest level of care in these specific areas.

Happy Life Stories: Examples of Love and Improvement

At Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, we value and celebrate the life stories of our residents, as they are the very essence of what we do and reflect the authentic spirit of our community in Costa Rica. Over the years, we have had the privilege of meeting extraordinary people who have left indelible marks in our hearts and in the lives of those who shared with them. Below, we will share some of these inspiring stories of love and improvement that have moved us deeply.

Dorothy G.: Finding a Second Family in Villa Alegría

One of the most moving stories we have had the honor of witnessing is that of Dorothy G. When Dorothy arrived at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, she found much more than a place of care; she found a second family. Through our mobility programs, Dorothy had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, and her smile and enthusiasm filled our days with joy. Her story reminds us of the importance of providing a warm and welcoming environment where each resident feels truly at home.

Gladys H.: Celebrating a Century of Life

Resident Gladys doing her physical therapy with the therapist.
Resident Gladys doing her physical therapy with the therapist.

Another story that deserves to be shared is that of Gladys H., who celebrated her hundredth birthday amid the love of her family and the exuberant tropical nature of Costa Rica. Gladys’ determination and vitality are a living testament to the quality of life we foster at Villa Alegría. Her story is a reminder that every day is a blessing and an opportunity to create special memories.

meditation in older adults
Nice Art taking a selfie with Nadia.A.

Charles: The Charismatic Lover of Costa Rican Food

Charles, one of our most charismatic residents, always stood out for his wise advice and his love for Costa Rican food. His presence at Villa Alegría was a constant source of inspiration and joy for all of us. Charles’s story reminds us that connecting with local culture and cuisine can be an enriching experience, even in the golden age of life.

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Residente Marvin con el residente Don Jose muy felices abrazados por la enfermera Alexandra R.

Mrs. Ola Mae: A Visitor from Colorado Who Became Our Family

Mrs. Ola Mae’s story is an example of how geographic borders disappear at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes. Originally from Colorado, Ola Mae traveled to Costa Rica with her beloved pet dog and quickly became a beloved part of our family. Her story teaches us that love and connection can transcend distances and borders.

Debra: Adventures in Las Vegas and the Casino

Debra, another of our beloved residents, found her happiness in trips to Las Vegas and her passion for casinos. Her story shows us that life is full of exciting adventures, regardless of age, and that at Villa Alegría we encourage the exploration of each resident’s individual interests and passions.

Mercedes G.: A Resident with Cuban Love in Her Blood

Mercedes G. very moved with her daughter Mercedes while she sings happy birthday
Mercedes G. very moved with her daughter Mercedes while she sings happy birthday

Mercedes C., a Cuban resident with a peculiar way of speaking, was a constant source of joy and fun for all of us. Her uniqueness and authenticity reminded us of the richness that diversity brings to our community.

Elaine B.: A Breath of Fresh Air

Elaine B. was always known for her gentleness and kindness. Her presence in Villa Alegría was like a breath of fresh air that illuminated our days.

Elaine with Mickey ears very happy with residents Dorothy and Diane ready to celebrate with a good wine
Elaine with Mickey ears very happy with residents Dorothy and Diane ready to celebrate with a good wine

Clemency, the Unbreakable: A 104-Year Legacy

Clemencia, affectionately known as Menchita, left an indelible mark on Villa Alegría Nursing Homes during her 104 years of life.

Her story is a testament to resilience and joy, inspiring us to value each day. Menchita radiated positivity and joy. Always with a smile, she shared funny stories that brightened our days. Her love for life and music was contagious, reminding us to enjoy the small moments.

Through her walks through the gardens, Menchita taught us to appreciate the beauty of nature. Her legacy reminds us of the importance of gratitude and joy at every stage of life.

Celebrating the Holidays with Family

At Villa Alegría, we celebrate various festivities such as New Year, Christmas and Thanksgiving in a family and welcoming atmosphere. We have the visit of the parish priest and the father of the church, and we offer masses for residents who wish to strengthen their faith. The diversity of origins of our residents, many of them of North American origin, enriches our community and gives us the opportunity to learn and grow together.

Boonie Moore: Learning at 83

Bonnie with one of her characteristic poses for the camera, always photogenic.
Bonnie with one of her characteristic poses for the camera, always photogenic.

Among the thousands of stories we have shared over the years, the story of Bonnie Moore stands out. Boonie proved that it’s never too late to learn and enjoy new experiences by learning to ride a scooter at the age of 83. Her story is a testament that life always offers us opportunities to grow and discover.

These are just a few of the many stories we have had the honor of being a part of at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes. Throughout the month, we will delve even deeper into these unique and moving stories plus many more. Each resident brings a special chapter to our community, and we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate life and diversity every day.

Expressing gratitude to our community

Resident Beal blowing out candles of her favorite desserts at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, Costa Rica
Resident Beal blowing out candles of her favorite desserts at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, Costa Rica

Participation of family members and visitors

We could not have come this far without the trust and support of our residents, their families, we want to thank them for trusting us with their loved ones and allowing us to be part of their lives. Every day, we share moments of laughter, joy and mutual support, creating a true family at Villa Alegría. We want to express our sincere gratitude for being part of our hearts at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes.

Reminder of Father Adolfo C. "Don Fito" will always live in our hearts.
Reminder of Father Adolfo C. “Don Fito” will always live in our hearts.
Photograph showing some of the residents of Villa Alegría having dinner.
Photograph showing some of the residents of Villa Alegría having dinner.

Appreciating the contribution of current and former members

At this very special moment, we want to recognize and deeply thank all the staff who have worked at Villa Alegría, both in the past and present. Every nurse, assistant and team member has contributed significantly to our mission of providing exceptional care. They are a valuable part of our Villa Alegría family, and their dedication and effort do not go unnoticed.

Reaffirming our commitment to a future of prosperity

As we celebrate these 22 years of success in this tropical paradise of Costa Rica, we look to the future with excitement and determination. Our commitment to excellence in geriatric care and the well-being of our residents remains unwavering, and we are excited about the upcoming new opportunities for growth and improvement that the future brings.

Sharing the fruits of our success over 22 years

Celebrating the anniversary with pride

We invite you to join our celebration throughout this month of September, sharing your own stories and experiences at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes in Costa Rica. Leave your comments and follow us on our social networks to stay up to date with our special activities throughout the anniversary month in this paradisiacal corner.

Conclusion

At Villa Alegría, we not only celebrate 22 years of exceptional care; We celebrate 22 years of love, commitment and joy in the heart of Costa Rica. Thank you for being part of our history and for allowing us to be part of yours. Happy Anniversary, Villa Alegría Nursing Homes in Costa Rica! We celebrate our 22nd anniversary as Villa Alegría Nursing Homes, a geriatric residence located in Costa Rica. Discover the story behind our company and how it has helped older adults for years to have a happy and fulfilling life.

Frequent questions

What services do we offer at Villa Alegría?

We offer a variety of individualized services tailored to the needs of our residents, including a team of certified caregivers, medical assistance and nursing services, occupational therapy and care, connections to the local community, fun activities and educational programs.

What differentiates Villa Alegría from other nursing homes?

We are committed to offering individualized primary care for each resident. Our medical and nursing team has certified professionals with experience in the field of geriatrics. Our facility also offers a carefully designed environment that provides a comfortable, safe, and reduced environment for our residents.

How can I visit a member of my family who lives at Residencia Villa Alegría?

Family members are always welcome at our nursing home. We are constantly reviewing our visitation policies to ensure visitors and residents are safe. If you would like to schedule a visit for a member of your family, please contact our reception team for more information.

“Join our celebration of 22 years of love, care and joy at Villa Alegría Nursing Homes. If you would like to learn more about our services or schedule a visit for a loved one, contact us today! Together, we will continue to create special stories and memories in the heart of Costa Rica. Thank you for being part of our Villa Alegría family!”

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