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The Missile Man, Father and Husband

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 15, 2017 3:09:04 PM

New Jersey born Chuck Naegeli has a fascinating life story.  As a young man, he was a Boy Scout, Eagle Scout and in the ROTC.  Chuck was good with his hands and built lots of things. “I was meant to be associated with aeronautics,” he said. After graduating Georgia Tech with a degree in aeronautical engineering, he was assigned at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, during WWII. “The Air Corps got priority,” said Chuck. He became the project leader modifying airplanes for the US Army Air Corps. For four years he experimented on military planes, naming an F-5D ‘Bobbie’, the nickname he called his wife. ‘Bobbie’ only flew once that he knew of. The one-of-a-kind bullet-proof windshield cracked when the canopy came loose during flight. Planes like this ended up in the junk yard of Patterson Field, or the bone yard in Tucson, Arizona, said Chuck.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Eskaton Village Carmichael, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community)

Eskaton Hayfork Manor Resident and Author of Best-Selling How-To Book

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 7, 2017 12:58:11 PM

Have you ever confronted a leaky toilet or faulty tub and felt utterly hopeless? Before you reach for the phone to call your local plumber, consider fixing it yourself, with a plumbing manual written by Eskaton Hayfork Manor resident Peter Hemp.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

Eskaton Staff Steps Up to Aid Flood Evacuees

Posted by Eskaton on Mar 15, 2017 1:23:40 PM

The February 2017 flood crisis took a giant toll on over 188,000 Northern California residents living in cities surrounding the Oroville Dam. Many families without shelter found themselves living in their cars in parking lots or taking refuge at fairgrounds in more than four counties. Even 578 inmates at the Butte County Jail were transported to Alameda County, about 170 miles away. “I recognize that this is displacing a lot of people,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

Woman Walks 7k Steps a Day, Turns 100 Years Old...

Posted by Eskaton on Mar 14, 2017 4:16:34 PM

Ninety-nine year-old Clea Meyers can be seen walking around Eskaton Village Carmichael with her pedometer clipped on. She recently joined the Eskaton Step It Up program and committed to walking 7,000 steps per day – which she has no problem achieving.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

Celebrating Diversity: Ahmad Norouzi

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 22, 2017 7:58:56 PM

Ahmad, 77, was born in a small village in Theron, Iran. He and his wife of 53 years raised three children: two sons and one daughter. Ahmad first moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 2003 before retiring in California. Now the couple enjoy life at Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor. “I like Eskaton. Good people, good manager. It’s quiet. Everything is good,” says Ahmad

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity: Sumiko Hall

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Orginally from Yokohama, Japan, Sumiko came to America in 1960. She is married and has one child. Throughout her time in the United States, she has lived in California, New Mexico, and Boston, Massachuetts, where she worked in the laundry business. She moved to Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor 8 years ago. “I love it," says Sumiko. "Everything is close by and the people are nice too."

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity: Jia Kai Chu and Hui Wen Liu

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

“Love. L-O-V-E,” says Jia Kai Chu when asked to share his thoughts on what it takes to make a marriage last.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Celebrating Diversity

Intergenerational Activities at Eskaton Lassen Manor

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 6, 2017 4:36:37 PM

 

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Testimonial

Celebrating Diversity: Yu Mei Lin and Joung Hui Chen

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Seventy-nine year old Yu Mei and her husband Joung Hui moved to Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor  5 years ago. They were born in Tipai, Taiwan, and immigrated to America  20 years ago. Together they have 6 children.  Yu Mei and her husband celebrated their 60 year wedding aniverary. Dancing and exercise keeps Yu young, healthy and happy.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Celebrating Diversity

Ready for the Big Game

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 1, 2017 4:09:37 PM

Eighty-four year old Teo is ready for the big game. Her excitement is radiating. Her posture is strong and she is excited to get on the field.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Testimonial