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Belmont Village Community Relations Associates Receive First-Ever Argentum Senior Living Counselor Certification

Argentum recently announced the first class of Senior Living Sales Counselor Certificate recipients, which includes six Belmont Village community relations associates. First introduced in 2017, the Senior Living Sales Counselor Certificate program is a member-led initiative of Argentum’s sales and marketing executive roundtable and is designed to help build knowledge and competencies of senior living sales professionals. The curriculum focuses on three fundamentals of sales including industry knowledge, marketing strategy, and the consultative sales process. To be awarded a certificate, an individual must successfully complete an online examination administered by a Live Online Proctor. Internet-based training modules have been developed by Argentum and are available for exam preparation. Continue reading “Belmont Village Community Relations Associates Receive First-Ever Argentum Senior Living Counselor Certification”


Peninsula high schoolers give a helping hand to South Bay seniors

Zach Viramontes carefully picked through a pile of buttons next to June Wasko at the Belmont Village Senior Living in Rancho Palos Verdes.

“I found another bedazzled one for you,” the 17-year-old said. “Do you want that one?”

The elderly woman nodded thoughtfully, so Viramontes helped her carefully paint some glue onto the sparkly button and stick it on a cardboard tree.

He is part of a small group of students from the Principal’s Advisory Committee at Rancho del Mar Continuation High School in Rolling Hills that has recently started monthly art lessons with residents of the senior facility. The sessions deliver on one of the committee’s goals to help the students become active members of the community. Continue reading “Peninsula high schoolers give a helping hand to South Bay seniors”


Belmont Village Executive Directors Earn Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) Credential

Congratulations to the 13 executive directors and regional operation specialists who have earned the Certified Directors of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. The certification is awarded by the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) to those who demonstrate a high level of knowledge, ethical fitness, and leadership in the field of assisted living community management.  Currently 50% of Belmont Village executive directors are certified with a goal of full certification by 2019. Continue reading “Belmont Village Executive Directors Earn Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) Credential”


Voice-Tribune: Belmont Village Provides All-Encompassing Care for Seniors

For much of the aging population, the phrase “assisted living” can prompt feelings of anxiety and despair. The thought of giving up one’s lifestyle and having to rely on the care of strangers does not, of course, sound pleasant. However, not every senior living facility has to be intimidating and not every decision has to be stressful; Belmont Village is a perfect example of a facility that strives to give people the best care possible. Continue reading “Voice-Tribune: Belmont Village Provides All-Encompassing Care for Seniors”


The Coast News: Encinitas man celebrates 103rd birthday

ENCINITAS — As Fred Schneider used a walker to stroll into the town hall at Belmont Village in Cardiff, singer Cowboy Jack strummed his guitar and greeted him with a joke.

“Are you sure you’re 103?” he said, as more than 50, mostly silver-haired seniors laughed and smiled. “We’re gonna have to card him.”

The crowd was gathered to celebrate Schneider’s 103rd birthday. The man known for his gregarious personality, smile, devotional outlook and pocket full of candy at his local Baptist church, received a vintage celebration that hearkened back to his youthful days. Continue reading “The Coast News: Encinitas man celebrates 103rd birthday”


After 111 years, a very special Valentine’s Day story

At the heart of February is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for expressing love to that special someone in our lives.

Often we do that with cards, candy or flowers. I’ve been known to write my wife a poem and take her out for dinner at a nice restaurant.

But for those whose Valentine is no longer living, Feb. 14 can be melancholy. That’s especially true for someone I met a few months ago.

Merle Phillips is the oldest person I’ve ever known. She will celebrate her 111th birthday in April. I made her acquaintance while attending One Church Wheaton, whose pastor is my good friend Brian Bradford. Continue reading “After 111 years, a very special Valentine’s Day story”



Belmont Village nearing completion in Lakeway

Belmont Village Lakeway is rising along RM 620 at 107 Bella Montagna Circle, just south of Lexus of Lakeway. The four-level tiered facility—three levels and a garden level on a sloping property—is approximately 130,000 square feet and will have 156 private apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care, company documents showed. Continue reading “Belmont Village nearing completion in Lakeway”


Belmont Village Green Hills Opens Permanent Veteran Portraits Exhibit

Belmont Village Green Hills held an exhibit opening for their American Heroes: Portraits of Service Gallery on January 23. The permanent exhibit features iconic portraits of 21 veterans taken by nationally-recognized photographer, Thomas Sanders. Alongside each portrait is a plaque with details about their service.  Continue reading “Belmont Village Green Hills Opens Permanent Veteran Portraits Exhibit”