Mission: Mission: Covia promotes positive aging by cultivating healthy and engaged communities with a continuum of innovative services that actively support intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.
Vision: We will be widely known as a ...
Last week, Kevin Gerber, Covia’s President and CEO, along with Doug Pace, Director of Mission Partnerships for the Alzheimer’s Association, welcomed LeadingAge members to the Inclusion Reception, an event at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia. You can read his remarks here.
Are you ready in case of an earthquake? We are! Read about how Covia participated in yesterday's Great ShakeOut: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx3S
is a non-profit organization that helps people live well and age well, anywhere they call home. We promote well-being by building strong and engaging communities, connecting people with the services they need to thrive, and providing compassionate, personalized support. We’ve been working with California seniors for over 50 years and are committed to the values of welcome, inclusion, social justice, and grace that come from our Episcopal heritage.
Honor our heritage. Our mission and principles to serve seniors as a nonprofit provider of services and housing have been shaped by the values of welcome, inclusion, social justice, and grace that come from our Episcopal heritage.
Respect one another. We believe in working together, civility in our differences, and treating one another with dignity at all times.
Embrace individuality. We reflect, celebrate, and foster the diversity of those who live and work within the Covia family and society as a whole.
Serve with integrity. Strong ethics are at the heart of who we are and how we operate the organization today and tomorrow.
Grow wisely. We are committed to expanding our mission by bringing our innovative and collaborative programs and housing options to a larger community of seniors with a wide spectrum of financial means.
Build strength. To ensure we can continue to fulfill our mission, we are careful stewards, balancing today’s needs and resources with tomorrow’s needs and opportunities.
Our Business Lines
Life Plan Communities
Our six Life Plan and multi-level communities offer a variety of living options and levels of support that uniquely reflect the spirit and character of their distinctive Bay Area locations.
Covia low-income housing communities distinguish themselves by combining great places to live with help accessing vital services, programs, and events, to ensure residents live well.
Our community services encompass everything from home visits and online learning programs to fresh produce markets—all with the goal of engaging people, ending isolation, and encouraging healthy living.
The Covia Foundation helps us fulfill our commitment to ensuring seniors have the resources and tools to live their best life, regardless of finances, while allowing our residents an opportunity to give back.
Support Services, Walnut Creek: Our main headquarters, with most of our Finance, IT, and Human Resources staff.
Monterey: Canterbury Woods, Pacific Grove
Santa Clara County:
Los Gatos Meadows, Los Gatos
Lytton Gardens, Palo Alto
Webster House and Webster House Health Center, Palo Alto
Shires Memorial Center, San Jose
San Francisco Towers
Presidio Gate Apartments
Bethany Center Senior Housing
Oak Center Towers, Oakland
St. Paul's Towers, Oakland
Spring Lake Village, Santa Rosa
Jennings Court, Santa Rosa
Covia also employs Resident Service Coordinators in Northern and Southern California.
*Does not apply to Covia Affordable Community employees
Employee Engagement is importnat to us at Covia. We recently asked our employees to describe their experience at Covia, check out more below! This review is based on 673 employee surveys, with over 80% of employees saying they love working for Covia and their Senior Living Communities!
Check out the full report here: http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/covia
I have been working at Covia full-time (More than 5 years)
Extremely successful nonprofit focused on services to seniors - with a great focus on staff retention, training, salary and benefits. Large enough that there's room to grow. Organization is definitely run like a business - but totally driven by the reason it's in business: serving seniors in its communities and in the community at large.
Not a drawback - but the organization is growing and adjusting to the inevitable changes that come with growth.
Advice to Management
Continue to focus on maintaining top service levels and retaining staff.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Covia (Oakland, CA) in October 2017.
the interview process consisted of a teleconference and then an in person interview with the Executive Director, followed by an in person interview with the COO. The interview process with the Executive Director was meaningful and I had an opportunity to tour and meet some very nice people.
I then met with the COO for AED and was asked some open ended questions. I thought I answered them to the best of my ability. None of the questions really brought in my experience and background which would both have been relevant to my success in the position.