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Eskaton Blog

Wellness Tip: Light and Well-being

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2019 4:03:09 PM

Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their day indoors? Light is by far the most important way to maintain the body’s daily rhythm. Our bodies need exposure to bright light in the daytime and darkness at night. Indoor lighting becomes even more important as you age because it can impact your overall health, mood and mobility. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Unexpected Benefits of Moving to an Independent Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Moving to an independent living community comes with a number of benefits. Many people look forward to the freedom that comes with never again having to deal with household tasks such as lawncare. The practical benefits of moving to an independent living community are easy to see. But there are a few unexpected benefits that people often enjoy when they decide to make the move. These include peace of mind, new relationships, and luxurious amenities.

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Topics: Independent Living

Wellness Tip: Sit Less. Move More.

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 13, 2019 5:06:00 PM

“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only—and that is to produce adaptable and complex movement.”   –Daniel Wolpert

Did you know that physical activity has dropped by 32% in the United States in two generations? Vehicles, machines and technology now move for us. Sedentary lifestyles
are normal in today’s society, but evolution designed humans to move.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Deciding Between Assisted Living and Memory Care for Your Parent

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When it is time for your parent to move to a senior living community you will discover that there are a number of different types of communities available. The communities range from those that will allow your parent to live with a high level of independence to those that can provide assistance with all activities of daily living. The best choice is a community that has the resources to provide the appropriate level of care while allowing your parent to have a high quality of life. Two types of senior living communities that adult children often explore for their parents include assisted living and memory care. You can decide which one is best for your parent by learning about each type of community and comparing what they offer to meet the needs of your parent.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Although Ballet Experience is Not Necessary; Movement is Required

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 11, 2019 11:39:53 AM

Eskaton partners with Kaiser Permanente and Sacramento Ballet to provide balance classes to the community. “Be happy and surround yourself with good people,” says Lonnie Capps, resident. Residents from Eskaton Monroe Lodge attend the weekly balance class every Wednesday morning. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips, Age is Beautiful

Meet our Movement Ambassador: Bob Cleaves

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 10, 2019 9:17:08 AM

“No matter how old you are, you can still be active and have a good time.” -Bob Cleaves

Bob Cleaves is a California native who grew up in Southern California. He is 89 years old and attributes his longevity to exercising and his positive attitude. Bob is passionate about spending time with his wife of 66 years and his family … and solving puzzles.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Age is Beautiful

Seated Exercises Designed to Improve Posture, Balance and Strength

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Start incorporating seated movements into your routine to improve your posture, strength and balance. Here are 15 seated movements to try at home.  

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips

Do All Assisted Living Communities Offer the Same Options?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As you navigate the process of looking into assisted living communities you will learn a lot about what they offer residents. You may be asking yourself if there really is a difference between one community versus another. Is it worth the trouble to learn about and tour each place before making a choice? If they all offer the same options then why spend a lot of time making a decision? All assisted living communities that are licensed are required to meet some basic standards in order to operate. Beyond those basic standards you will find that there can be a significant difference in the options offered by assisted living communities. Two of the main differences you will notice between communities are the levels of care and the amenities that are available.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

Eskaton Ranked One of Top 50 Workplaces for Aging Services

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Eskaton Earns Rank #11 in National Top 50 “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine. 

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Topics: In the News, Awards

Meet our Movement Ambassador: Yen Lu

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 30, 2019 2:37:44 PM

“Whatever comes to you is a source of happiness." -Yen Lu

Yen Lu Wong, was born on March 27, 1942 and grew up in Hong Kong, China. She attributes her longevity to her genes, lifestyle, mindset and connection to Buddha. Yen Lu is a movement artist, dancer and choreographer.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Eskaton Village Carmichael, Age is Beautiful