Donors, political, cultural, and veteran leaders celebrated patriotism and respect for the senior population at Central Valley’s largest privately funded senior lifestyle community
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA…January 17, 2018 The Board of Directors of the California Armenian Home celebrated the completion of its $42 million senior lifestyle community, The Vineyards, and the extraordinary 65-year, 5-star legacy of senior care of every national origin with a symbolic flag raising dedication held on January 17, 2018 – the first of several milestone events to be held through February.
The flag raising dedication provided an opportunity for the community to come together to honor its diverse cultures and proudly honor the generations before them – and those yet to come. It also served as a tribute to the founding fathers of the California Armenian Home whose foresight 65 years ago helped to lay the foundation for The Vineyards – the region’s newest senior lifestyle community that welcomes residents of every origin, and where life is celebrated in a beautiful continuing care community.
In a patriotic gesture, and in honor of their love and respect for the senior generation, the Mimi Koligian Family graciously donated three stately flag poles that were the center of the event. In a moving ceremony, the United States, California and Armenia flags were presented by residents of The Vineyards to the Sanger High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) who raised each flag while the national, state and Armenian anthems were performed by the Sounds of Freedom band.
The dedication event was followed by ribbon cuttings led by the Fresno and Clovis Chambers of Commerce, which were held in front of a new monument sign at The Vineyards. Attendees of the dedication included the Board of Directors of the California Armenian Home, donors, cultural, political leaders, and veterans.
“The flags now on display represent the many cultures that make up our new senior lifestyle community, and the deep respect we all feel for the older generation,” said George Juarez, Executive Director for the California Armenian Home. “We are eternally grateful to the Mimi Koligian Family for such a generous donation and are excited to have these flags forever be a part of our community.”
The Vineyards at the California Armenian Home is the largest privately funded senior lifestyle community in the Central Valley and includes private pay, month-to-month rentals for 72 resort-style independent living villas and apartments, 50 assisted living and 36 memory care apartments, plus a host of hospitality amenities such as a theater, beauty salon and more, plus multiple dining establishments, recreation, fitness and daily needs services.
The California Armenian Home is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 by the local Armenian community, which generously donated 40-acres of land in Fresno, California’s southeast countryside, the building, and the funds to furnish a continuing care retirement community. Today, 65 years later, the renowned California Armenian Home provides both short and long-term 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation residency, and takes most insurance programs.
To prepare for the growing senior population, the California Armenian Home Board of Directors unanimously approved the $42 million expansion project, The Vineyards, in 2014. The continuing care expansion project opened for residency January 2018, and includes private pay, month-to-month rents for resort-style independent living villas and apartments, assisted living and memory care apartments, plus a host of hospitality amenities, multiple dining establishments, recreation, fitness, and daily needs services.
The California Armenian Home and The Vineyards welcome senior residents of any national origin and includes dedicated and caring professional staff and volunteers. More information about the California Armenian Home and The Vineyards can be found by visiting www.lifeatthevineyards.org, and on Facebook and Instagram (@thevineyardslife).