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Eskaton Blog

Building Bridges: Presents Ruth

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 26, 2019 3:30:17 PM

“Be curious, not judgmental." -Walt Whitman

“Catching the currents around me I am carried by the generous hearts of my friends and family”. Ruth Ghio plays a kaleidoscope of roles in her life. She is a daughter, wife, mother, teacher, counselor, artist, writer, and friend. Ruth loves life and people.

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

Wellness Tip: Managing Pain to Increase Cognitive Health

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 26, 2019 1:19:57 PM

Did you know that chronic pain can impact your brain health? If you find yourself living with regular chronic back pain, you may know all too well how it affects your ability to be able to move and enjoy an active lifestyle. Harvard Medical Center reports that chronic pain actually alters brain function and contributes to mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, sleeping difficulties and coping skills.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

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