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September is PACE Month in California

California Assembly passed a resolution that designates September as PACE month in California. Center for Elders’ Independence offers PACE to seniors in the East Bay.
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Losing Myself in Caregiving

Do you feel as if you're losing your identity as a person, as a woman, as a professional, by caring for your elderly parent?
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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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East Bay Senior Independent (EBSI), January 2019

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. Let’s welcome the New Year with all the great opportunities it brings. If staying active and having a good time is your resolution, join other community members in these…
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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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When caregiving strains family relationships

Becoming a Caregiver The realization that my Mom needed more care than my elderly Aunt Mary could provide hit me hard. As described in my first blog post, a visit to them in Florida confirmed that Mom’s changing behavior – forgetful, sometimes erratic – was more than Aunt Mary could handle. Not only that, my…
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A Lifetime of Love – The Rosas

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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