Staying Mobile during the Pandemic

With COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place, Mr. Ervin Vinson visits the center once a week. He says with fewer people around, the center has changed, but that he’s never felt so loved.

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A Simple Way to Stay Healthy

Older Woman Sick in Bed

Being sick is never any fun. There is a simple way to avoid getting sick. The flu. At some point in all of our lives, we all have had it. It’s miserable. The body aches. The inability to breathe. The spiking fever causing chills and sweats. The continual coughing through the night. The hope you…

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Seniors Can Vote Safely by Mail in California

Alameda County Vote by Mail Return Envelope

All Californians registered to vote, including seniors, will receive a vote by mail ballot keeping them safer during the pandemic. This is a big change as Governor Newsom signed an executive order stating that all California registered voters will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot up to 29 days before the November 3rd general election, or…

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Why Bay Area Seniors Should Take the Census

Shape Your Future Census 2020

Census notices arrive in the mail and will guide you to complete the census. In the East Bay, we say, “Strength in numbers!” The census determines local economic and political power for cities, counties and villages in the East Bay. The census results can change boundaries of voting districts. Census results also increase or decrease…

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5 Important Facts About Census 2020

Participating in the Census is important as the data collected is used help to shape our future and impact our communities. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of…

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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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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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Senior Health Policy Forum Topics Still Hold Relevance

Under the Magnifying Glass: The Senior Health Policy Forum Nearly 300 senior advocates, policymakers, and Linda Trowbridge (our CEO) and Grace Li (On Lok CEO) welcomed attendees and spoke about PACE programming. “Today, 2,200 seniors around the Bay Area are not living in nursing homes because of PACE. This morning hundreds of seniors are being…

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