Center for Elders’ Independence Celebrates 40 Years

The Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) is entering its fifth decade of helping East Bay elders age independently and gracefully. More than 5,000 senior participants and their families have benefited from the dedication of CEI’s staff and leadership. “This talented team has worked so incredibly hard, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide high-quality care…

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PACE Centers Honored for Design

Environments for Aging Masthead

In the most recent issue of Environments for Aging magazine, Center for Elders’ Independence was honored to be one of the finalists of their annual Design Showcase. The PACE Downtown Oakland Center was one of 10 finalists among the large number of submissions. The Design Showcase focuses on four major judging criteria of innovation, aesthetics,…

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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 Warm Tribute to Linda Trowbridge

Linda Trowbridge smiling with joy in 2017.

Download the Tribute PDF  | Make a Gift 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…

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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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Taking Care of Seniors in Times of COVID-19

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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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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