National Healthcare Decision Day April 16

Do you know about advance healthcare directives?

To educate, facilitate and help current participants and their families make important end-of-life care decisions, Center for Elders’ Independence is participating in National Healthcare Decision Day, April 16, 2024. Center for Elders’ Independence is using tools and resources from the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California as guides to facilitate important conversations about Advance Directives…

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Maria Garcia: Dancing and Laughing to Health

Maria Lopez Garcia, PACE participant at Center for Elders' Independence

The vibrant Maria Lopez Garcia, nicknamed “JLo” can be easily recognized at the East Oakland PACE Center from her hearty laugh, often from the center of a dance circle. A native Spanish speaker, she discovered a renewed sense of well-being and joy through the innovative healthcare service model of PACE, provided by Center for Elders’…

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Rose in Bloom: A PACE Participant Profile

PACE Participant: Rose Usher in Bloom

The Importance of Social Connection in Older Adults As one ages, keeping the social connections necessary to find happiness and fight isolation gets more challenging. Research has shown that loneliness can be as damaging to the health as smoking or obesity. Luckily, solutions are at hand. “After my husband passed away suddenly of a heart…

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Tri Valley “Breaks Ground”

PACE Tri Valley Ground Breaking Ceremony

On Friday, June 30, senior leadership, members of CEI Board and Foundation along with two local elected officials celebrated the start of construction for the new Tri Valley campus. This location will serve many seniors living in San Ramon, Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton areas and is located at 2441 Constitution Drive, Livermore. The leased building…

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Two New PACE Centers Coming!

Two PACE Centers Coming

California is predicted to have one of the fastest growing senior populations with over three times the national rate for people over age 60. Many of these seniors call Alameda and Contra Costa Counties home. We also know that there are many seniors currently living in these two counties that need easier access to PACE…

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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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