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Amenities You Should Expect at a Modern Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Miriam-Webster dictionary defines an amenity as something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment. Modern senior living communities offer residents a wide range of amenities that fit within this definition. This is great news if you are thinking about moving into senior living because it means you can have high expectations for any community you consider. You should expect amenities related to health care, lifestyle, and social interactions at the community you choose.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

Building Bridges: Presents Brenda

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 20, 2019 1:57:54 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart

Brenda Heeke and her husband love adventure. Their passion: flying hot air balloons all over California. Her husband would pilot the balloons and Brenda would relish in the natural beauty and diversity of California.

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

Wellness Tip: Supporting Brain Health

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 19, 2019 5:03:15 PM

August is our Brain Fitness Month. Brain Fitness (or brain health) refers to the ability to remember, learn, plan, concentrate and maintain a clear, and active mind. As we age, it is normal to experience some changes in mental function. The brain needs regular exercise just like the muscles in your body.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Most Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Community in Northern CA

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Making the decision to move into assisted living will require effort, time, and a lot of thought. Your experience will be unique but there are certain factors that everyone should consider when thinking about assisted living. Three of the most important factors you should consider as you look into the possibility of assisted living include your needs, the options in your area, and affordability.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

Building Bridges: Presents Herb

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 12, 2019 11:44:00 AM

“The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty." -Bertand Russel


Herb Lindberg was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology he applied for a fellowship at Stanford University. Much to his surprise he was accepted and pursued his doctorate in mechanical engineering and mathematics.

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

Wellness Tip: Keeping Hydrated in August

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 12, 2019 7:01:00 AM

August means rising temperatures and keeping hydrated becomes even more critical to your health and well-being. When your water intake does not equal your output, you can become dehydrated. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Costs of Senior Living Communities in Northern CA vs. Costs of Living at Home

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Northern CA is a wonderful place to live. The natural beauty, temperate weather, and rich history make this region an excellent choice for retirement. But, California is also known to be an expensive place to live when compared to other parts of the country. If you are in retirement and want to stay in Northern CA then you must consider the cost of your living arrangement. Two of the most common living arrangements for senior adults are senior living communities or staying at home. Both of these options come with costs. You will have to compare real numbers in order to decide which of these options is best for you.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

Wellness Tip: Practice Compassion with Yourself and Others

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 5, 2019 4:50:18 PM

Did you know that people who respond with compassion to their own mistakes and limitations have been shown to experience greater physical and emotional health? If not, good news! Compassion is a trainable attribute and you can begin cultivating compassion for yourself and others today. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Building Bridges: Presents Zeke

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 5, 2019 4:29:42 PM

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

Despite living in desperate circumstances, Zeke believed in the power of positivity. He believes in living with a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart. Lawrence James Lewis also known as “Zeke” lived through the Great Depression. Zeke’s father worked in Oregon and bought a piece of land with the intention of building their family home, but after the Great Depression hit he pitched a 1 room tent instead.

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

Supporting Someone with Dementia at Home

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Deciding how to care for a parent or spouse living with dementia is difficult. You want your loved one to get the support he or she needs and to be comfortable in his/her surroundings. If you have a family member with dementia you may be debating whether home is the best environment, especially if the person lives alone. Currently there is no cure for dementia, but environment and lifestyle play an important role in delaying its progression and maximizing quality of life. It’s important to look at both the needs of your loved one and his/her caregiving situation to truly understand whether remaining at home with support makes the best sense.

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Topics: Memory Care