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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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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), July 2018

We are never too old to learn something new or contribute our time and skills to others. If you no longer work full-time, the East Bay has many ways to enjoy and enrich your retirement years. Senior Centers offer classes and activities to keep our minds sharp and bodies healthy. Volunteering is a rewarding way…
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Caregiving from the Heart

  “One Moment, we fell in Love” Linda Metcalf and Tobin (Toby) Simon met while teaching at Pratt Institute, a small arts college, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1976, they became officemates and in “one moment, we fell in love,” she says. During that time, Mr. Simon also stepped in to help raise Ms. Metcalf’s…
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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), June 2018

About 20 percent of people in the U.S. have an allergy. So don’t let your allergies sideline you this summer! Remember to stay away from allergens that cause your immune system to flare up. Keeping your home clean and dry so it is free of pollen, mold, pet dander and dust mites will help to avoid…
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East Bay Senior Independent, May 2018

Winter calls for hearty meals that provide our bodies with the energy needed to keep us warm. But as the season changes and the weather becomes milder, we don’t need our bodies to work so hard. This means we should choose lighter meals with fresh flavours. Meal planning is a great way to save money…
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