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Eskaton Kids Connection Combats Loneliness by Introducing Elementary Students to Seniors

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 19, 2017 1:59:21 PM

Eskaton celebrates the ninth school year of the Kids Connection program, bringing elementary school children together with older “buddies” to create meaningful friendships and abolish loneliness.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Kids Connection

What does Senior Living look like today? It's kind of like a cruise ship on land!

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 11, 2017 2:34:46 PM

It is easy to enjoy an active lifestyle in Nevada County given the ample opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, boating, tennis, Bocce Ball, snow sports and a great variety of stimulating fitness classes. The City of Grass Valley is even adding pickleball courts at Memorial Park!  Each season offers its own full roster of activities and outdoor fun. Just a few of the types of activities that are beneficial to seniors include:

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Learn About ADLs and How to Recognize When Your Parent Needs Help

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 6, 2017 6:58:34 PM

Activities of Daily Living, also known as ADLs, are routine tasks people do almost every day without assistance. Although some of these tasks can become more difficult with age, it does not mean that everyone will require assistance when they grow older. However, it is good to familiarize yourself with ADLs just in case a parent or loved one needs a helping hand.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Assisted Living

7 Ways to Help Fund Your Retirement Living

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 27, 2017 3:26:30 PM

As you are planning your retirement, keep in mind downsizing can have a huge upside. There are many financial strategies to keep in mind, but the best way to be prepared is to know your options. The most common ways people afford senior living is by sellilng a home they have equity in and using their retirement savings or a pension. Social Security benefits were designed to be a supplement, and help many people afford living expensives long after retirement.

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Topics: Ask the Expert

Make Healthier Choices When Dining Out

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 27, 2017 2:39:57 PM

As the holidays are in full effect you may end up going out to dine with friends or family who are in town. Here are some good tips to keep you on track when deciding what to eat at a restaurant.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Homeless Veteran Finds Comfort at an Eskaton Affordable Housing Community

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 21, 2017 6:18:31 PM

Homeless veteran gains attention of El Dorado County Homeless Outreach Team, also known at HOT. Eskaton partnered with HOT and local nonprofit organizations to help Navy veteran secure affordable housing in Placerville, California.

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Topics: In the News

Eskaton’s Quality & Compliance Team Completes NRPC Certification Program

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 1, 2017 4:08:07 PM

Eskaton receives rare certification from the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. Eskaton’s Quality & Compliance team earned the Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow (CRPF), a rare distinction for senior care communities.

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Topics: In the News

2017 Walk to End ALZ

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 6, 2017 5:40:21 PM

This year 2,776 walkers in Sacramento came out to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The morning air was cool and crisp—a refreshing change from the warm Sacramento summer heat. It was a perfect fall day—the crowd was filled with people wearing purple who were holding forget-me-not flowers that each tell a story. The feeling that day was hope.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Memory Care

5 Must Have Nutrients for Runners

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 3, 2017 11:54:06 AM

Fall is a perfect season for running. it is important to be eating the proper foods when preparing for a run. Here are 5 important nutrients you need for running activities.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Taking your Brain for a Walk: The Secret to Delaying Dementia

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 19, 2017 2:02:47 PM

Regular brisk walks can slow down the shrinking of the brain and faltering mental skills that happen with age. Multiple studies have shown the impact that walking has on reducing the development of dementia. Regular physical activity, such as walking, ensures there is a steady flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This is thought to prevent the build-up of plaques (the deposits of protein in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s).

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Topics: Wellness Tips