Long Distance Caregiving

Home Caregiver gives senior a hug.

Caring While Living Far Away Taking care of an aging parent can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging things a person will ever do. There are many demands and at one point, everyone will need help. As needs increase, the need for outside help also increases. And if you live far away, you…

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300 Seniors Learn to Connect in their Language

Senior Participant receives iPad Training at PACE Berkeley

A major benefit of PACE healthcare is access to a social worker. Center for Elders’ Independence employs close to 20 social workers and assistants to help participants get the services and support they need. Their work is vital to connect seniors with those services within CEI and within the community. They are knowledgeable about many critical services ranging from housing to home care, from meal delivery to caregiver education. 

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Physical Therapy for Senior Health and Rehab

Despite the pandemic and the risk of contracting COVID-19, our physical and occupational therapists still make a big difference in lives of older adults in the East Bay. They make phone calls, home visits and arrange for group exercise outside at senior housing apartments. It’s a matter of going to where the seniors are rather…

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Regaining Strength & Independence during a Pandemic

Gwen Duncan Smiles Proudly

In June, a delightful woman got up to use the bathroom feeling weak all over. Before she returned to her bed, she fell down. Pulling on the blankets, her cell phone got to her hands and she pressed 1. Then passed out. Pressing 1 was enough to get her sister’s attention to come downstairs to…

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Seniors Get Extra Benefits from Mindfulness & Meditation

5 seniors meditate with a leader

Almost everyone has heard of or participated in a mindfulness or meditation experience. It’s a growing aspect of emotional self-care, physical improvement, and enhancing higher brain functions. For seniors, mindfulness and meditation can play a significant role in their overall well-being. Stresses unique to seniors Most seniors experience certain types of stress more often than…

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Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Protect Yourself from Scams

Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing. Fraudsters are targeting older adults and those with serious long- term health conditions to illegally obtain money or Medicare numbers.   Do not give out your Medicare number or Social Security Number (SSN) to anyone other than your doctor, health care provider, or…

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5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

Finding easier ways to complete daily tasks can make life simpler. As we start the New Year, try these helpful ideas. 1. Alter clothing when you can. Try clothing that fastens or that has Velcro. Attach your belt on your trousers before you put on clothing. Place clear nail polish on buttons to keep them…

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