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Eskaton Blog

Meet our Movement Ambassador: Lonnie Capps

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2019 4:15:40 PM

“Be happy and surround yourself with people." -Lonnie Capps

Lonnie Capps attributes her longevity to her genes and lifestyle. “I try to always be happy," Lonnie says. "You need to focus on the positive things in your life and not your
aches and pains as you age.” Lonnie loves to be around people, exercise and eat.

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Topics: Age is Beautiful

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

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

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

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

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

Building Bridges: Presents Zeke

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 5, 2019 4:29:42 PM

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

Despite living in desperate circumstances, Zeke believed in the power of positivity. He believes in living with a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart. Lawrence James Lewis also known as “Zeke” lived through the Great Depression. Zeke’s father worked in Oregon and bought a piece of land with the intention of building their family home, but after the Great Depression hit he pitched a 1 room tent instead.

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

91-year-old man and 90-year-old woman tie the knot after two years of dating

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 30, 2019 8:43:42 AM

A Love Story Kindled by 90 and 91-year–old

In 2017, Betty Mills, 88, moved to Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay from Red Bluff to be closer to her daughter. The first Sunday after she moved, Betty gathered the courage to go to church with her neighbors. As she was waiting for the bus, Betty locked eyes with a man sitting on a bench outside the community.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Age is Beautiful, Senior Living Community

Jane: Age is Beautiful

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 19, 2019 11:25:25 AM

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" – Satchel Paige

“Statistically, I am 95 years old,” said Jean Humburg. “But that does not clarify who I am.” 

Jean recently had the privilege to be a part of a group of residents from Eskaton who met with graduating students from the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL). They were together every Thursday for eight weeks. During that time, they learned to understand who they were in the eyes of each other.

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