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The Vineyards California Armenian Home Announces New Chief Executive Officer, Francis X. Rodgers

By 21st February, 2019 Press Release Comments Off

Leadership Announcement Comes on Eve of their One-Year Expansion Anniversary

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA…February 21, 2019…The Board of Directors of The Vineyards California Armenian Home (The Vineyards) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francis X. Rodgers, the first Chief Executive Officer of the highly regarded continuing-care retirement community. Rodgers can be reached directly at (559) 251-8414.

Rodgers brings over 35 years of experience in long-term care, assisted living and continuity care retirement communitiesto The Vineyards. As Chief Executive Officer he will oversee the management of all levels of care at the senior lifestyle community offering continuing-care for seniors over the age of 60.

The Vineyards offers 12 resort-style independent living villas, 60 independent living apartments, 50 assisted living apartments and 36 dedicated memory care apartments with private pay, month-to-month rents. Additionally, there are 30 short and long-term 24-hour skilled nursing residences.

“We are pleased to welcome Fran to our dedicated management team at The Vineyards California Armenian Home,” said Lucy Kazanjian Grayson, President of the Board of Directors. “Our team has already benefitted from his caring leadership and extensive senior living experience.”

The Vineyards California Armenian Home is celebrating its 67th anniversary during the month of February and the one-year anniversary of its $42 million privately funded expansion which is nearly 80 percent occupied in just its first year.


About The Vineyards California Armenian Home

The not-for-profit corporation, California Armenian Home was established in 1952 by the local Armenian community, who generously donated 40-acres of land in Fresno, California’s southeast countryside, the building, and the funds to furnish a continuing care retirement community.

On January 2, 2018, The Vineyards expansion of California Armenian Home, Fresno County’s largest privately funded $42 million senior lifestyle community, opened for residents. Today, The Vineyards California Armenian Home offers both short and long-term, 24-hour skilled nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living residences, and takes most insurance programs. The expansion 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 including multiple dining establishments, recreation, fitness and daily needs services.

The Vineyards California Armenian Home welcomes senior residents of any national origin and includes dedicated and caring professional staff and volunteers. More information about The Vineyards California Armenian Home can be found by visiting www.lifeatthevineyards.org, and on Facebook and Instagram (@thevineyardslife).

Documentary Features Healing Power of Music

By 20th February, 2018 Press Release Comments Off

Free community screening reveals how personalized music provides comfort

The public is invited to a free screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that explores the transformative impact of music on people living with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disorders. The award-winning documentary follows the journey of social worker Dan Cohen, creator of the national MUSIC & MEMORY® program, which helps non-verbal dementia patients re-ignite positive memories as they listen to familiar songs from their past. Two hours of BRN and NHAP continuing education credits are available for attending this screening.

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018
WHERE: The Vineyards California Armenian Home, 6720 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno
TIME: Doors and vendor tables open at 3:00 PM/Film begins at 4:00 PM

The screening is sponsored by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) with support from Music & Memory, Valley Caregiver Resource Center, and The Vineyards California Armenian Home. Created in 2008, the MUSIC & MEMORY® program provides personalized music to people with dementia in thousands of long-term care facilities in the U.S. and Canada. In California, a $1.4 million state grant administered by CAHF, is delivering the MUSIC & MEMORY® program to 300 skilled nursing homes, providing music to more than 4,000 elderly patients.

MUSIC & MEMORY® support groups are encouraging community involvement to increase the presence of music in long-term care settings. Suggestions include conducting an iPod drive, holding a concert, collecting used CDs, raising money for iTunes gift cards and seeking support from local artists, choral clubs, and music programs at local schools.

Valley Caregiver Resource Center is a non-profit agency that assists seniors and caregivers. They offer a comprehensive array of services designed to assist elders and their families master the challenges that accompany the aging process.

The Vineyards is the expansion of the California Armenian Home, a not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 on 40-acres of land in Fresno, California’s southeast countryside. The continuing care expansion, The Vineyards, opened in January 2018 and includes private pay, month-to month rentals 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.


For Media Inquiries contact:
Danielle Griffin | Cohen Communications | (559) 222-1322
Ren Ramshaw |The Vineyards | (559) 970-3646