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What happens when your parents say it's time to move?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 10, 2018 5:19:57 PM

Read about one adult daughter's reaction as her parents decide to move to a senior living community.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Residents + Staffs, Eskaton Village Carmichael

A Rekindled Friendship After Two Decades

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 31, 2018 11:14:29 AM

As part of Eskaton’s newly formed partnership with the Sacramento River Cats, we are telling amazing stories about baseball and the people we serve. Take a moment to read these stories on our blog and follow us on Facebook.

Eskaton’s Tighe Hammam played baseball throughout his childhood years up through high school. His junior and senior year team went undefeated. He credits the success to their batting coach known as Coach Z. “Everyone on the team loved him,” said Tighe.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Eskaton Village Carmichael

Age is Beautiful: Growing Up with the Giants

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 26, 2018 3:33:38 PM

As Ed Sagmeister, 78, prepares to take his grandson to a Padres game in San Diego, he reminisced about growing up with the NY Giants. Ed’s dad Frank, an Austrian immigrant, started a 60-year career with the Giants in 1930. Frank was in charge of changing light bulbs at The Polo Grounds in New York City. Frank worked his way up to park superintendent. In 1958 when the baseball team became the SF Giants, Frank and his only son Ed moved to San Francisco. Frank helped coordinate the building of Candlestick Park.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

104 Year Birthday Celebration in Placerville

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 10, 2018 4:59:34 PM

Edith recently turned 104 years old and shared her secret to longevity. 

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

East Sacramento Woman Remembers When…

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 5, 2018 4:03:05 PM

Penny moved to Eskaton in 2017 after  living in the East Sacramento area for 70 years. She was familiar with Eskaton because her father received exceptional care during rehabilitation many years ago. Penny says she loves the people and the staff at Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven. “They do a really good job… it’s so homey.”

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Topics: Residents + Staffs

Eskaton Honored To Receive Two Industry Awards

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 2, 2018 12:31:48 PM

Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years is recognized by LeadingAge California for best practices, innovation and advocacy. LeadingAge California, the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care, honored Eskaton with Best Practices/Innovation and Grassroots Advocate of the Year awards.

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Residents + Staffs

Eskaton 2018 Volunteer Appreciation

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 28, 2018 3:10:50 PM

Each year Eskaton honors its passionate and dedicated volunteers at a special celebration event. Over 2,700 dedicated volunteers contributed 63,000 hours of their valuable time assisting seniors in 2017 alone.

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Topics: In the News, Residents + Staffs

WWII Veteran Meets Someone Unexpected at Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2018 6:17:48 PM

Harry grew up in a small logging town in Oregon where food was scarce and rationed. When he turned 18 in the early 1940s, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and headed off to navigation school before being stationed overseas.

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Topics: Residents + Staffs, Videos, Assisted Living, Independent Living

You’re Invited June 2 to Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2018 5:51:55 PM

What was your first car? How did you feel when you turned the key and felt the engine rumble?

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Residents + Staffs, Independent Living

The Missile Man, Father and Husband

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 15, 2017 12:09:04 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)