Linda Trowbridge smiling with joy in 2017.

It is with deep sadness that we share with you that Center for Elders’ Independence Chief Executive Officer, Linda Trowbridge, died on August 28, 2020. She was 64. After a highly productive, 30-year career in healthcare, Linda became our leader after the previous CEO, Peter Szutu retired in 2013. Linda’s vision and tireless energy focused…

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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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A CEI aide holds up a We Miss You note to put into a lunch.

Changes Demand Creativity Taking care of seniors in times of COVID-19 takes being creative as the world around us changes. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone had to adapt and get creative with how we live our lives. Taking care of our beloved seniors can be difficult and with the shelter in place orders here…

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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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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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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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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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Protect yourself & others by getting vaccinated     As your mother may have told you, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” One of the best and easiest things we can do to prevent certain diseases is to get vaccinations. Adults may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to…

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  “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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