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Eskaton History: 1968 - Present

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 2, 2016 1:39:14 PM

The nonprofit, known as Eskaton, began in the 1960s when several members of the Disciples of Christ Church in Oakland, California, formed a charitable organization to provide health care, housing and other services to seniors and their families. The name Eskaton was drawn from the Greek language and interpreted to mean "the dawning of a new day."

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Topics: In the News, About Eskaton

Pets Provide Perks for Seniors

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 26, 2016 8:43:28 AM

Russ, a retired Los Angeles firefighter and Korea War Veteran, lives in a cottage at Eskaton Village Placerville with his pet Bella. One of his favorite things is happy hour at the dog park. Russ and his neighbors enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while watching the dogs. Neighbors without pets also welcome to join the evening party.

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Topics: About Eskaton

Biography: Hazel Shirley

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 15, 2016 9:10:56 AM

Born: 1898 – Independence, Missouri

Died: 1988 – Oakland, California

Hazel was a registered nurse, musician (organist), poet, writer, widow, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She lived opposite Moeser Lane Shopping Center before its construction, and was prompted to activism by the eviction of trailer residents living there at the time.
Hazel became increasingly disabled by loss of sight and hearing and by frequent falls, but insisted on independent living, refusing family offers of shelter. She finally yielded to residency at “The Berkshire”, a board and care facility in Berkeley.

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Topics: About Eskaton

Music and Memory

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 8, 2016 3:51:22 PM

 

By Javonte Page, Communications Intern for Eskaton

A common misconception is as we get older we are faced with an inevitable loss of mental capabilities, and the decline cannot be stopped. Well, I have good news for you: That is not true. Music and Memory, a program developed by New York City Social Worker Dan Cohen in 2006, is proving to be a way to restore the mind’s abilities, even after the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Cohen’s evidence-based program brings personalized music to people experiencing memory loss.

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News

Learning How to Live with Dementia

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 1, 2016 1:58:01 AM

Eskaton supports a wide range of research and innovative strategies determined to make Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia a thing of the past. But today, over 5 million people in the US are suffering from this disease. There are 45 million family members providing care to those with dementia and other age related illnesses. Eskaton is committed to older adults and their family members to offer flexible options for the level of care needed. Below are resources, support groups and services available in Northern California and beyond.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Living with Dementia

Eskaton Celebrates Two Mile Stone 25-Year Anniversaries

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 22, 2016 9:58:03 AM
Sherry Rodriguez celebrates 25 years with President and CEO Todd Murch
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Topics: About Eskaton, Residents + Staffs

Eskaton Recognizes Care Staff in Gold River

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 14, 2016 3:40:49 AM

Eskaton is different because of its professional staff who dedicate their careers to caring for older adults. Today we recognize the team at Eskaton Lodge Gold River for its outstanding commitment to enriching the lives of seniors by embracing Smart Sensor Technology, one of the Eskaton Signature Programs.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Residents + Staffs

A Phone Call a Day Keeps Loneliness Away

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 13, 2016 3:42:15 AM

by Mallory Tomei, Eskaton’s Information and Resource Specialist

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Topics: About Eskaton, Information & Assistance, Philanthropy

Signs of Aging: Mail piling up

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 5, 2016 4:00:57 AM

Have you noticed piles of unopened mail at your parents’ home?

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Topics: About Eskaton, Signs it is Time for Help

What is Respite? A Break for the Caregiver

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 28, 2015 2:07:17 AM

From AARP

Taking care of an older or ill family member can be enormously rewarding — but it can be physically and emotionally draining as well. That’s why it’s important for caregivers to seek occasional respite from their responsibilities. Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Living with Dementia, Signs it is Time for Help