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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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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