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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How to Fight the Winter Blues with CEI’s Tips! (December EBSI)

  The winter holidays can be a sad or lonely time for older adults. The shorter days with less sunlight can also bring on “winter blues,” called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD). If you feel yourself becoming anxious or dreading the holidays, there are things you can do.   5 ways to beat the holiday blues:…

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Aging in Place: Stay Safe at Home With CEI’s Tips! (November EBSI)

Given a choice between nursing home care and “aging in place,” most seniors enjoy the independence that comes with living at home. That can often be a challenge, but with a few modifications, you can stay living at home safely and happily. 5 ways to stay safe at home: 1. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms:…

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