Center for Elders’ Independence Celebrates 40 Years

The Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) is entering its fifth decade of helping East Bay elders age independently and gracefully. More than 5,000 senior participants and their families have benefited from the dedication of CEI’s staff and leadership. “This talented team has worked so incredibly hard, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide high-quality care…

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Seniors Enjoy Picnicking in the Midst of a Pandemic

Did you now social isolation is more deadly than smoking 15 packs of cigarettes a day? That’s why it’s important to balance safety and socialization. It has become even more important during this long-lasting pandemic for people to get out and stay connected to their friends and loved ones.

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Being Vaccinated is More Critical than Ever

I got my COVID-19 Vaccine Sticker

COVID-19 vaccines protect you from all virus variants. Almost all COVID-related deaths are among unvaccinated people. The Delta variant is spreading fast among unvaccinated people. Get vaccinated today.

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Senior Digital Literacy and Social Engagement Boosts Health

After 20 years of working at the Port of Oakland, Collins returned to college at age 40 earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. She then operated a childcare business for 10 years, teaching close to 500 preschoolers, many with special needs. She was ready for a change in 2008 and joined Center for Elders…

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PACE Concord is Now Open!

Seniors are welcomed at the new Concord PACE Center

We are thrilled to welcome seniors to our newest PACE Center located in Concord, California. PACE enrolled seniors started enjoying the state-of-the-art center on May 1, 2021. This center is open to serve older adults in Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga and other neighboring communities…

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A Friend, Mother, and Social Butterfly Adapts to Change

Ms. Carole Wilson has always been hard working. In order to help provide for her two kids and husband, at times she worked two jobs. In fact, in her 30s, she worked at five fast food restaurants: McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Boston Market, and Arby’s. Though she liked working at the restaurants because she got…

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Mother and Daughter Tag Team in Life and in Health

Mother and daughter Jimmie and Jill Beardsley live together and are close. Jimmie Beardsley, the mother in the power duo, says, “We depend on each other a lot.” And Ms. Jill agrees. “We keep it real though,” she laughs, “and we enjoy each other.” A natural bond strengthens with help It’s because of their love…

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