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Jane: Age is Beautiful

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 19, 2019 11:25:25 AM

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" – Satchel Paige

“Statistically, I am 95 years old,” said Jean Humburg. “But that does not clarify who I am.” 

Jean recently had the privilege to be a part of a group of residents from Eskaton who met with graduating students from the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL). They were together every Thursday for eight weeks. During that time, they learned to understand who they were in the eyes of each other.

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Topics: LifeBios by Students, Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As you start to explore the world of senior living you will find that there are many different options. There are several types of communities to choose from based on the needs of you or your aging parent. Within each category of community there are also choices to make based on personal preferences. Before you can narrow down which community is best it is helpful to understand what differentiates the different levels of support. Two  common options include assisted living and memory care. Finding an option that meets the individual needs of you or your loved on is the most important part.  

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Staying Cool in Hot Weather

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 16, 2019 1:57:50 PM

Exercising, gardening, or simply walking in hot weather puts extra stress on your body and increases your core body temperature. This could increase your risk for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Building Bridges Presents Harry and Frances

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 16, 2019 1:57:21 PM

“Being happy is a state of mind." Harry attributes his longevity to his wife Frances and his state of mind. Harry and Frances Bleile were married in 1942 and celebrated over 70 years of marriage. "Our marriage hasn't always been easy but, no relationship ever is," says Frances. 

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Topics: LifeBios by Students, Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful

Exploring Dementia Care Options

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Living with dementia can be a difficult journey, both for the person living with the disease and their care partners. There is currently no cure but there are steps you and your loved one can take to live well even with a diagnosis. If you have dementia or have a loved one with dementia it is important that you plan for both present and future needs.

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Topics: Memory Care

What is the Best Senior Independent Living Community in Sacramento?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Sacramento is a wonderful place to spend your retirement years. The mild weather allows residents to enjoy nature all year long. It also offers a wide variety of dining, cultural, and entertainment options. If you are an active older adult looking for a place to move, Sacramento is a city worth exploring. You can find a number of senior independent living communities in Sacramento. Eskaton Monroe Lodge stands out amongst the options as the best independent living community in Sacramento. It has received honors for excellence in senior care and has been listed as one of the best senior living communities in the nation. Two of the factors that help Eskaton Monroe Lodge stand out are its location and long list of amenities.

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Topics: Independent Living

Lessons from Playing Baseball in the South Pacific

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 10, 2019 11:30:00 AM

“The secret to a happy life is people." Michael Catino, born on January 22, 1920, in New York, attributes his longevity to living a happy life and having a healthy social life. Mike is the grandson of Italian immigrants and is 99 years old. His passions in life are family, friends and baseball.

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Topics: Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful

How Can I Talk to My Mom About Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Opening up the lines of communication about assisted living is difficult in some families. If you have never discussed assisted living or elder care with your mom then you may be concerned about how she will react to the topic. There are many older adults who are resistant to even discussing the options. If you want to broach the topic of assisted living with your mom the best way to start is by listening to her thoughts and concerns on the topic. Once you understand where your mom is coming from then you can talk to her about the burdens than come with staying at home and the benefits offered at assisted living.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Eating Well as You Age

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 8, 2019 2:55:47 PM

As you get older, eating well can help improve mental acuteness, boost your energy levels, and increase your resistance to illness. These nutrition and diet tips can help you feel great at any age. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Best Independent Living Communities in Northern California

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Making the move from your home into an independent living community can be exciting and a little scary-just like any big change. You can minimize the apprehensions you feel about transitioning into independent living by making sure that you are moving into the very best community available. In Northern California there are a number of excellent options for independent living.

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Topics: Independent Living