Care Coordination Delivers Better Outcomes for Seniors

The overwhelm is real. The doctor appointments. The insurance company phone calls. The medications. Showering. Cooking. Laundry. The transportation needs. The paperwork for all the specialists. The coordination can feel defeating for an elder or their caregiver. Finding the right help can be challenging. Part A, Part B, Part D or a Medicare Advantage Plan?…

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Maria Garcia: Dancing and Laughing to Health

Maria Lopez Garcia, PACE participant at Center for Elders' Independence

The vibrant Maria Lopez Garcia, nicknamed “JLo” can be easily recognized at the East Oakland PACE Center from her hearty laugh, often from the center of a dance circle. A native Spanish speaker, she discovered a renewed sense of well-being and joy through the innovative healthcare service model of PACE, provided by Center for Elders’…

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Reducing Colder Weather Risks for Older Adults

It's cold in the house in winter. A senior person freezing, fever or trouble with heating. Sad person in wool plaid and scarf and wearing warm hat sitting on sofa at home in wintertime.

As we experience winter temperatures, the risk of cold weather affecting older adults is high. The more frail or mildly confused someone is, the greater the risk of hypothermia or becoming too cold. As one ages, the recognition of being too chilly or freezing becomes more difficult to detect and could possibly lead to hospitalization…

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Rose in Bloom: A PACE Participant Profile

PACE Participant: Rose Usher in Bloom

The Importance of Social Connection in Older Adults As one ages, keeping the social connections necessary to find happiness and fight isolation gets more challenging. Research has shown that loneliness can be as damaging to the health as smoking or obesity. Luckily, solutions are at hand. “After my husband passed away suddenly of a heart…

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Tri Valley “Breaks Ground”

PACE Tri Valley Ground Breaking Ceremony

On Friday, June 30, senior leadership, members of CEI Board and Foundation along with two local elected officials celebrated the start of construction for the new Tri Valley campus. This location will serve many seniors living in San Ramon, Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton areas and is located at 2441 Constitution Drive, Livermore. The leased building…

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Two New PACE Centers Coming!

Two PACE Centers Coming

California is predicted to have one of the fastest growing senior populations with over three times the national rate for people over age 60. Many of these seniors call Alameda and Contra Costa Counties home. We also know that there are many seniors currently living in these two counties that need easier access to PACE…

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