December Staff Highlight

Yesenia Leon
Medication Technician

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Yesenia started working with seniors at the age of 16, when she took a caregiving position at the Friendship Manor community in Goleta. That was when her passion for senior care was first sparked, and she proceeded furthering her education to achieving her Medical Assistant certification at our own Santa Barbara City College, and working for seven years with the Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care Association.

For the past 17 months, we at Villa Alamar have learned to rely on her watchful and caring eyes as she continues serving our community as a Medication Technician. With acute attention to detail and genuine dedication to the health of our residents, Yesenia is trusted by her colleagues and adored by our residents.

“I love when I catch a glimpse of our residents”, says Yesenia, “on those specialĀ  moments when they realize who they really are and that we are here to care for them. And when they look at you and say: Thank you! – you know it is really sincere and it makes my heart melt… they remind me every day of how much I love my job!” The high quality of her work indeed reflects her passion and dedication!

The Leons are expecting their third child, who will complete the family with their two sons of 4 and 8 years of age. The family enjoys their free time together at local parks, going to as many movies as they can, and having a lot of fun at Golf&Stuff, one of their favorite hangouts!




You are invited to visit Villa Alamar and experience some of the exciting
innovations in memory care we offer
to our residents and their friends and family.

Family and Community Services

Villa Alamar offers workshops and support to
family members and the community at large.


Family Caregivers Support Group

Open to all in the community who cares for a
loved one with memory loss or dementia.

Third Monday of each month, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Jeanne West & Luciana Mitzkun Weston

At Villa Alamar, free Onsite Respite Care
Call Luciana the week before for respite RSVP: (805) 682-9345

in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice of Santa Barbara


Understanding Dementia

Informational workshop, presentation and
group discussion with memory care specialist, Luciana Mitzkun Weston.

At SANSUM CLINIC, 215 Pesetas Lane, 3rd floor

Third Thursday of each month, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and Sansum Clinic