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The CEI Blog

Aging in Place: Stay Safe at Home With CEI’s Tips! (November EBSI)

Given a choice between nursing home care and “aging in place,” most seniors enjoy the independence that comes with living at home. That can often be a challenge, but with a few modifications, you can stay living at home safely and happily. 5 ways to stay safe at home: 1. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms:…
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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), November 2018

The East Bay Senior Independent is CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. As you bundle up and make way for the winter chill, don’t forget to stay active around town. Celebrate Thanksgiving for FREE with other community members, visit a farmer’s…
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When caregiving strains family relationships

Becoming a Caregiver The realization that my Mom needed more care than my elderly Aunt Mary could provide hit me hard. As described in my first blog post, a visit to them in Florida confirmed that Mom’s changing behavior – forgetful, sometimes erratic – was more than Aunt Mary could handle. Not only that, my…
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A Lifetime of Love – The Rosas

For 48 years, the Rosas have done everything together including joining CEI Carlos and Esther Rosas have been married for 48 years, they have four grown children (two girls, two boys) and five grandchildren. They say their relationship is their biggest accomplishment and that they have done everything together. Joining CEI was no different. Long Distance brought…
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Windows To The Soul: Protect Your Vision With CEI’s Tips! (October EBSI)

  Some say that the eyes are a window to the soul. Did you know that the eyes can also be one of the first clues to spotting diseases early, like diabetes or high blood pressure? Since eye diseases are common and can go unnoticed, take a preventive step in your health and get a comprehensive dilated eye exam…
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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), October 2018

The East Bay Senior Independent is CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. As you enjoy watching the crisp leaves fall this October don’t forget to attend one of these events. Come and make new friends.   Calendario mensual de CEI de…
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Don’t wait, vaccinate! (Sept EBSI)

Protect yourself & others by getting vaccinated     As your mother may have told you, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” One of the best and easiest things we can do to prevent certain diseases is to get vaccinations. Adults may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to…
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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), September 2018

    Event Highlights for September Spectrum Fall Prevention Program Free, Every Tue. & Thurs. 9:45-10:45am or 11:15am-12:15pm East Oakland Center 9355 Edes Ave., Oakland (510) 615-5731 Pilates (Mon), Zumba (Wed) & Line Dancing (Fri) Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday $10 month for 12 classes, 5:30pm DeFremery Recreation Center 1651 Adeline St., Oakland (510) 238-7739                                …
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Avoid Heat-Related Illness (July EBSI)

How to avoid heat-related illness People aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems. Other factors that might increase your risk on hot days include high humidity, obesity, fever, dehydration, prescription drug use, heart disease, hypertension, poor circulation, sunburn, and alcohol use. Symptoms of heat stroke include fever (over 103 degrees…
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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), August 2018

Can you believe that the end of the summer is here and fall is on its way? If you haven’t already, take a trip to the beach with friends and family, enjoy Pier 39 in San Francisco or simply go to a park and enjoy reading a book in the shade. Wherever you go or…
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