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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), December 2018

The East Bay Senior Independent is CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. As the holiday season approaches, join other community members in these FREE and joyful events. Celebrate with activities such as tree lighting, musical events, or shop for your holiday…

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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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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), November 2018

The East Bay Senior Independent is CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. As you bundle up and make way for the winter chill, don’t forget to stay active around town. Celebrate Thanksgiving for FREE with other community members, visit a farmer’s…

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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), October 2018

The East Bay Senior Independent is CEI’s monthly calendar of free and low-cost events in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. As you enjoy watching the crisp leaves fall this October don’t forget to attend one of these events. Come and make new friends.   Calendario mensual de CEI de…

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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), September 2018

    Event Highlights for September Spectrum Fall Prevention Program Free, Every Tue. & Thurs. 9:45-10:45am or 11:15am-12:15pm East Oakland Center 9355 Edes Ave., Oakland (510) 615-5731 Pilates (Mon), Zumba (Wed) & Line Dancing (Fri) Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday $10 month for 12 classes, 5:30pm DeFremery Recreation Center 1651 Adeline St., Oakland (510) 238-7739                                …

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East Bay Senior Independent, May 2018

Winter calls for hearty meals that provide our bodies with the energy needed to keep us warm. But as the season changes and the weather becomes milder, we don’t need our bodies to work so hard. This means we should choose lighter meals with fresh flavours. Meal planning is a great way to save money…

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What does CEI mean to a daughter?

To describe my gratitude for the Center for Elders’ Independence as abundant would be an understatement. The year my mother moved to Oakland was a stressful one. I was working full time and working hard to complete my internship to become a psychotherapist. My mother had some serious health concerns and I’m an only child…

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Will To Live: Meet Mr. Keet Abernathy

“Why do I want to tell my story? I want other people to have the courage to go on, like I have since losing my leg,” says Eastmont participant Keet Abernathy. Mr. Abernathy had an above-knee amputation in 2013 and has been working with CEI rehab staff, hoping to walk again. He has a power…

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