Kevin Schlegel has been a dedicated employee at various properties throughout the Bay Area for more than 35 years, from his humble hourly beginnings to his current position at Vi at Palo Alto, where he’s served since the community opened in 2005.
This pair has been married for more than 40 years — and they didn't meet until they made their way across the globe in opposite directions. They raised a family and learned to love dancing together. They're still at it now that they live at Vi at La Jolla Village, outside San Diego.
I could have spent hours on the phone interviewing this woman. Telling the stories of the storytellers themselves is the ultimate gratification. This feature on a big-hearted widow's transition to life in a senior-living community was one of my favorites to write.
This lady is all Stanford, all the time. She and her husband both graduated from the university and, after living abroad for a year and dedicating themselves to international entrepreneurship, returned to build their life in Palo Alto.
Gail Barnes is the lead licensed professional nurse (LPN) in the memory-support wing of Vi at Bentley Village’s care center — and in 2017, she celebrated her 22nd anniversary with the company.