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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

What is Independent Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 4, 2016 5:10:48 AM

Part one in a four-part blog series by Mallory Tomei, Eskaton’s Information and Resource Specialist

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

Have you written your autobiography?

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 19, 2015 4:44:34 AM

Sitting down to write a book is a daunting task. I tried once, but gave up after a few hours when I got stuck on page three. When I met 93-year-old LaVonne Amaral, I was in awe when she told me about her autobiography: What a Wonderful Life.

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Topics: In the News, Ask the Expert

Caregivers, take time for yourselves

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 28, 2015 7:41:15 AM

I've met many caregivers over the years, and they have one obvious trait in common: Tireless dedication.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Philanthropy, Residents + Staffs

Bringing Generations Together

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 20, 2015 7:53:47 AM

Did you know there is a physiological response when we look at youth? It’s not just our brains going to mush when we start making googly noises at babies.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Philanthropy

Philanthropy: Good for Your Soul

Posted by Eskaton on May 20, 2015 8:35:45 AM

I’ve met many kind and giving people of all ages, but I have noticed that as you grow older, giving back to the community becomes even more important.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Philanthropy

Don’t Forget to Recognize Mom this Mother’s Day

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 20, 2015 8:10:52 AM

Working in senior living, I’m surrounded by mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers on a daily basis. The 96 women living in our Lodge each have a unique experience raising children.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Ask the Expert, Philanthropy

Pen and paper, relics of past generations

Posted by Eskaton on Mar 20, 2015 8:15:19 AM

Sadly, handwritten letters and cards are a thing of the past. For those of us who use email, text and social media, we don’t notice. We over-communicate constantly. However, for people in their 70s, 80s or 90s who don’t use a computer, they truly miss receiving letters in the mail.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Residents + Staffs