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Strategic Partnerships

Creating hope, dignity and independence

Alameda County Care Alliance

Alameda County Caregiver Alliance

The Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA), in collaboration with UC Davis’ Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Public Health Institute, is a coalition of five hub churches, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Family Bible Fellowship, Center of Hope Community Church, representing over 35,000 people in Alameda County. The Alameda County Care Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ provides persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers with navigation assistance to local resources and information to manage spiritual, social, health, and planning for advanced care needs. With support from Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, the Hillman Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and California Health Care Foundation, The ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™ has been developed to encourage person-centered care and support where a holistic approach to care is acknowledged.

East Bay Rental Housing Association

East Bay Rental Housing Association

East Bay Rental Housing Association serves multi-family rental property owners and residential property managers large and small to better serve the housing needs of the public, including seniors whose needs and capabilities are changing. CEI and EBRHA jointly present, publish and distribute information for rental owners about CEI’s PACE services so elderly tenants can get help to continue to live safely in their apartments.



Age Song’s mission is to design and build eldercare communities and manage them from a humanistic, elder-centered perspective. They currently operate two sites: AgeSong University in the Portola district in San Francisco Wood Park in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. AgeSong Founder Nader Shabahangi is also founding trustee of CEI’s foundation, Fund for Elders’ Independence. Nader believes elders are wisdom keepers who can guide the younger and less experienced and that society must make room for the role of elders and appreciate the tremendous value they contribute to the world.

Legal Assistance for Seniors

Legal Assistance for Seniors

Legal Assistance to Senior’s mission to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through education, counseling, and advocacy. Every year LAS signs up hundreds of seniors to MediCare and other benefits and refers frail seniors to CEI for help with the medical and long-term support needs.


HUB International

HUB International helps make CEI a great place to work by providing us with comprehensive, affordable employee benefits tailored for our diverse team of medical providers, support services professionals, executive leadership team and our administrative staff.

Hill & Company Communications

Hill & Company Communications

Hill & Company Communications plays a decided role in the messaging, imaging and stories by which we identify and speak about CEI and our PACE program. An engaged community volunteer and advocate, Jim Hill has coached our foundation trustees on fundraising, introduced us to influential community leaders and other resources. His guidance has been invaluable and much appreciated.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank has been Center for Elders’ Independence’s banker since 1991. It is through their good services and financial guidance that CEI has grown from its modest beginnings as Alameda County’s first Adult Day Healthcare Center located at Highland Hospital to one of the nation’s leading PACE programs, helping thousands of frail, vulnerable seniors to live well and independently in our East Bay communities since 1992. Wells Fargo Foundation makes an annual generous contribution to CEI to help provide home-delivered meals to our home-bound seniors.

East Bay Assisted Living

East Bay Assisted Living

(EBAL) Alice Kuang and her husband Michael opened their 68-bed facility in 2009 and right away sought out Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) as a health care provider for their residents who qualify for PACE. “CEI’s PACE is a very good model,” Alice explains. EBAL fosters a caring environment featuring activities, foods, traditions and music of their native China. “By respecting our Asian culture, we earn their trust. Our seniors feel at home here,” Alice says. In fact, residents and staff call East Bay Assisted Living by its Chinese name, “Sou Sing Lou,”( 􄄓􀸈􄰠) which means “Lucky Happy Home.” Alice and Michael are enthusiastic and generous supporters who contribute annually to CEI. “We feel grateful for our good fortune and that is why we give back to our community and to the Center for Elders’ Independence,” Alice explains. The Kuang’s have a second, 90-bed facility opening in Oakland’s Chinatown.

Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay

Alzheimer’s Association of the East Bay

Alzheimer’s Association of the East Bay provides coaching for our caregivers and education for our medical professionals to help manage behaviors and emotions when working with seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Fully 70% of CEI’s participants have some form of cognitive impairment. Our “PACE Setters” team comprised of CEI staff, supporters, families and friends walk together in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Walnut Creek to help raise funds to find a cure.

Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay

Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay

Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay helps seniors live independently and age in place by performing safety repairs, installations and upgrades to seniors’ homes to prevent falls. CEI partners with RTO|EB to perform home safety modifications prescribed by our medical team for CEI participants.


Suhr Risk Services

Providing a comprehensive schedule of personalized support and medical services to frail elders 24/7 means we cannot afford to have members of CEI’s Interdisciplinary Teams be down or out because of workplace injuries. As our insurance partners since 2003, Suhr Risk Services provides diligence, expertise and affordable insurance coverage across a wide spectrum of roles and responsibilities and multiple sites which helps CEI carry out our mission to ensure our participants get all the care they need when and where they need it.


Daybreak Adult Care Centers

DayBreak Adult Care Centers has been referring seniors and families seeking help to find eldercare services from not-for-profit, community-based providers, including Center for Elders’ Independence, since 1993. DayBreak represents a comprehensive network of dedicated, not-for-profit providers of medical and other support services and makes referrals to hundreds of caregivers, families and seniors every year to help older adults secure the resources they need to age in place at home. Nutrition programs, caregiver support, education and respite, health monitoring and nursing care, minor home modifications, exercise and recreation and transportation are among the mix of services DayBreak connects to those who need help caring for an older or disabled adult. DayBreak has added advocacy and creating awareness about the special needs of seniors to its mission, while building community partnerships and helping develop new programs that benefit seniors. CEI is proud to have DayBreak as a long-standing strategic community partner.

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