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Eskaton Blog

Eskaton Brings Together Eight Nonprofits to Inspire Volunteerism

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 28, 2018 8:19:00 AM

Inspiration was in the air as eight nonprofits joined together to speak to over 100 attendees at the Arden Fair Inside Track quarterly breakfast. 

Here are excerpts from keynote speaker Darlene Cullivan, community engagement manager of Eskaton. 

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Topics: In the News, Ask the Expert, Wellness Tips

Eskaton Educates Seniors and Families About Navigating the Healthcare System

Posted by Eskaton on May 4, 2018 4:01:16 PM

Eskaton launches resources and seminars to help older adults and their children navigate healthcare and senior services, including an informative breakfast on May 17 at Arden Fair.

 Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in Northern California for 50 years, offers important resources for older adults and their children needing to navigate healthcare and senior services. For people with questions about senior care, Eskaton provides invaluable resources via its website. For more information about the issues facing older adults, please visit https://blog.eskaton.org/ and subscribe to the blog.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Medicare  

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 6, 2018 10:15:54 AM


Medicare is a large and potentially overwhelming topic for everyone, and can be especially confusing for the people approaching 65 years old. Limited computer knowledge and low health literacy can factor into the confusion surrounding the vast maze of benefits that is Medicare.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

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

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 11, 2017 11:34:46 AM

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 3:58:34 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 12:26:30 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 2:10:48 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 1:44:34 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 4:41:15 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 + Staff

Bringing Generations Together

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 20, 2015 4:53:47 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