Posts for April 2020

PVE Masketeers

Bob and Debbie Lunning had no idea the kind of adventure they were embarking on when their daughter Tobi, an emergency room nurse at Kaiser Roseville, called to ask if her parents would make masks for the hospital’s nurses.

Local Author Hops on a Longtime Dream

In January, Paradise Valley Estates resident Georgia Buehl DeBarr made one of her longtime dreams come true. She self-published a holiday children’s book she’d been dreaming of for many years.

Flexing Virtual Muscle

As wellness director of Paradise Valley Estates, Jan Olson has flexed her traditionally fitness-focused role with emerging activities that are benefitting the more than 500 residents of the Life Plan Community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New on the Ridge: Terry and Tom Ortez

Terry and Tom Ortez have a love and appreciation of Northern California that runs deeper than most. They’re excited to be joining Paradise Valley Estates’ newest neighborhood, The Ridge, and shared details about their decision to join the Life Plan Community and what they’re looking forward to about their new Northern California home.

Grocery Go-Getters

As Californians began sheltering in place, Ronda Guffey was already concerned about the order’s impact on Paradise Valley Estates residents. In her work with PVE@Home, which provides community residents with a helping hand around the house if needed, she already had a solution in place that could ease food scarcity issues without further endangering residents.


Many PVE residents have family connections to several military services.

A Social Distancing Star

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought significant changes to Northern California’s Paradise Valley Estates and the life of resident Sally Gripman.

Coming Home

Making the decision to leave a home and community where one has invested many happy years is a huge commitment.

Finding a New Normal at Paradise Valley Estates

In a scary and fast-moving health crisis, it’s been soul filling to see our residents and team members respond to this unprecedented stress with selflessness, kindness and creativity.