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East Bay Senior Independent, January, 2018

What are some free things to do near me? We’ve got the answer! Here is a full calendar of events we have hand-picked for you. From Richmond to El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro and Hayward. Highlights from the January Calendar: Free Organic Food at Farm Stand Every Monday, 11am to 2pm (or until all…
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New Medicare Cards are Coming

Starting in April 2018, people with Medicare will start receiving a new Medicare card with a new Medicare number. The new cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. Why a new number? Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from your card in order to: Better protect your private medical and financial information…
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Afi Couldn’t Walk 5 Feet. Now You Can’t Stop Her.

Afi Tiombe Kambon is a ray of sunshine. She dresses in colorful clothing and has a permanent smile on her face. She makes it a point to encourage fellow participants and is always on the move, refusing to let disabilities hinder her from living a full life. Born in Berkeley, lost a leg at age 11 Afi was born…
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CEI Opens New Healthcare Clinic and Day Center in San Leandro, for Alameda Seniors

Grand Opening of San Leandro PACE Center Clinic Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly Expands in Alameda With the opening of its new, state-of the-art PACE Center in San Leandro, Center for Elders’ Independence will be meeting the need for healthcare and comprehensive day center services for seniors living in central Alameda County. New Geriatric Medical Clinic The new facility, located at 1850…
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Visiting parents for the holidays?

Know they are healthy & safe with these 10 questions When there are months between family visits, changes in your parents’ health can seem dramatic or alarming. Yet, with the right care and support, many elders can live safely in their homes. While you enjoy your parents’ company during the holidays, take a few moments…
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Thrifty Holiday Shopping

Some of the best bargains and most unusual gifts can be found at your local thrift shop. You can feel good about shopping there because your money supports worthy causes and provides local jobs or job training. And re-using clothes and other items (or donating your own unneeded things) is also good for the environment. Here…
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East Bay Senior Independent, December 2017

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. Be energized by the holiday spirit in our community by attending one of these events. Meet new friends. Calendario mensual de CEI de eventos gratuitos y de bajo costo…
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Taking Care of Our Brain

Until recently, scientists thought that the brain was different from other parts of the body and could not change much after childhood. But it turns out that the brain is more able to adapt and heal than formerly believed. A large, long-term study found that only 25% of brain aging is due to genetics. The other…
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East Bay Senior Independent, November 2017

CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events from Richmond to Castro Valley. Get out and have fun. Bring a friend, or meet new friends. Calendario mensual de CEI de eventos gratuitos y de bajo costo para personas mayores en el este de la Bahía de San Francisco. Disponible aquí en español. CEI每月为旧金山东湾的老年人举办免费和低价活动。这里有中文 Highlights from…
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East Bay Senior Independent, October 2017

Every month, the Center for Elders’ Independence publishes the East Bay Senior Independent in English, Spanish and Chinese. The “Independent” is a single sheet event calendar and tip sheet. Please share it with your neighbors and post it on bulletin boards in your community. On the front, you’ll find a calendar of free and low-cost events from Richmond…
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