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Eskaton Kids Connection Combats Loneliness by Introducing Elementary Students to Seniors

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 19, 2017 10:59:21 AM

Eskaton celebrates the ninth school year of the Kids Connection program, bringing elementary school children together with older “buddies” to create meaningful friendships and abolish loneliness.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Kids Connection


Posted by Eskaton on Dec 6, 2016 3:29:14 PM

Jose Montano joins in on few activities at Eskaton Village Grass Valley. However, when staff told him that a little girl who does not speak English needed a buddy, he enthusiastically participated. They quickly became friends!

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Topics: Kids Connection, Philanthropy

Eskaton Intergenerational Program Adopted by 31 Classrooms in Northern California

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 20, 2016 1:27:34 PM

Sacramento, CA (October 2016) -- Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors throughout Northern California, celebrates the 8th year of Kids Connection by announcing new schools as well as the growth of the program outside of Eskaton.

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Topics: In the News, Kids Connection

What Life Lessons Seniors Can Learn From Kids

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 23, 2016 8:25:04 AM

Children can be surprising sources of insight and truth. While their statements are often dismissed, they can contain profound wisdom. But it’s not just insight children have to offer that can teach seniors important life lessons. The lessons below are equally important and beneficial reasons why older adults need to be around children more often.

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Topics: Kids Connection, Assisted Living

Kids Connections Visits Care Center

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 19, 2016 3:27:00 PM


“My kids love the experience,” said a student’s parent. “They get a lot from Kids Connection and they learn to not fear older adults.” Mrs. Hogerheide, from Twin Rivers school district, brings her 3rd graders to Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven every other month.

When the kids come into the room, you can see the energy change. The students shift the mood of the seniors who live here. The choreographed dance to the song “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes brought smiles residents and you could see them bobbing their heads to the music.

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Topics: Kids Connection

Eskaton Kids Connection impacts 101-year-old resident

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 16, 2015 2:30:41 AM

From McKnight's Long Term Care News

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Topics: In the News, Kids Connection

Eskaton Kids Connection Receives State Recognition

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 8, 2015 11:50:00 AM
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Topics: In the News, Kids Connection