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Age is Beautiful: 1953 Chicago Cub’s Pitcher Recalls His Baseball Career

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 26, 2018 4:13:29 PM

Tom Simpson, 91, was known as “Duke” during his baseball career. He started playing sports as a child. He even played ball in the Army. 

While studying at Notre Dame, he found a career path as a pitcher. Tom went on to play in the minor leagues with several teams including the LA Angeles before hitting the major league in 1953 as the pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. One of his fondest memories is pitching a no hitter while on the Buffalo Bisons, July 22, 1951, in Buffalo, NY.

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Age is Beautiful: Growing Up with the Giants

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 26, 2018 3:33:38 PM

As Ed Sagmeister, 78, prepares to take his grandson to a Padres game in San Diego, he reminisced about growing up with the NY Giants. Ed’s dad Frank, an Austrian immigrant, started a 60-year career with the Giants in 1930. Frank was in charge of changing light bulbs at The Polo Grounds in New York City. Frank worked his way up to park superintendent. In 1958 when the baseball team became the SF Giants, Frank and his only son Ed moved to San Francisco. Frank helped coordinate the building of Candlestick Park.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 18, 2018 9:17:06 AM

Sleep is such an important part of our lives. Our body needs proper rest to stay happy and healthy. Here are 7 simple, yet quite effective, tips for ensuring you get that good night’s sleep that you deserve.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

104 Year Birthday Celebration in Placerville

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 10, 2018 4:59:34 PM

Edith recently turned 104 years old and shared her secret to longevity. 

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

East Sacramento Woman Remembers When…

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 5, 2018 4:03:05 PM

Penny moved to Eskaton in 2017 after  living in the East Sacramento area for 70 years. She was familiar with Eskaton because her father received exceptional care during rehabilitation many years ago. Penny says she loves the people and the staff at Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven. “They do a really good job… it’s so homey.”

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

Eskaton Honored To Receive Two Industry Awards

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 2, 2018 12:31:48 PM

Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years is recognized by LeadingAge California for best practices, innovation and advocacy. LeadingAge California, the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care, honored Eskaton with Best Practices/Innovation and Grassroots Advocate of the Year awards.

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Residents + Staffs

Eskaton 2018 Volunteer Appreciation

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 28, 2018 3:10:50 PM

Each year Eskaton honors its passionate and dedicated volunteers at a special celebration event. Over 2,700 dedicated volunteers contributed 63,000 hours of their valuable time assisting seniors in 2017 alone.

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Topics: In the News, Residents + Staffs

Six Simple Tips For Managing Your Allergies

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 11, 2018 12:22:26 PM


Winter has come and gone, and just when it seems like all the colds and illnesses have left with it, allergy season suddenly kicks off and the cycle starts all over again.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

WWII Veteran Meets Someone Unexpected at Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2018 6:17:48 PM

Harry grew up in a small logging town in Oregon where food was scarce and rationed. When he turned 18 in the early 1940s, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and headed off to navigation school before being stationed overseas.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Videos, Assisted Living, Independent Living

You’re Invited June 2 to Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2018 5:51:55 PM

What was your first car? How did you feel when you turned the key and felt the engine rumble?

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Residents + Staffs, Independent Living