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StoryCorps Visits Sacramento, Belle Cooledge Library

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 21, 2015 4:33:39 AM

StoryCorps travels the country recording oral history in their Airstream trailer. All stories are archived in the Library of Congress. We sent in Julie and Connie to tell their story:

StoryCorps Records Eskaton

Thirty-five years ago, at the age of 23, Julie was new to Sacramento. She took a job with Eskaton Monroe Lodge and made working with seniors her career. She is a housekeeper who calls her job "a performance". Early on she meet Connie, the daughter of two Eskaton residents - Mr. and Mrs. West.

Julie remembers Mr. West, a British gent who always wanted his tea hot. Eventually Mr. and Mrs. West moved to Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven, but Julie had plenty more residents to serve. In fact, she calculates in the the last 35 years she has served more than 1,000 residents living at Monroe Lodge.

Connie and her husband now live at Eskaton and get to see Julie on a regular basis. Over the last 35 years, they've became friends. "We appreciate the work you do Julie," said Connie.

Keep your eyes on our feed. Soon we will upload a snippet of the interview. ‪#‎StoryCorps‬

Julie and Connie in StoryCorps Airstream

Topics: In the News, Residents + Staff

The Sacramento region is home to Eskaton, a nonprofit senior care provider offering innovative housing, healthcare and social services. Every day thousands of older adults enjoy retirement at our independent senior living communities and receive the care they need through assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation and in-home care programs. With five decades of experience and a national reputation for innovation, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience.