Holiday card making

As crooner Andy Williams sang, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” This year’s holiday season is fast approaching. Time to dust off ye olde thinking cap – not to mention all those holiday decorations – and set about making this season the best ever for yourself and your family and…

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Hands playing piano

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, don’t let the changing season get you down. There’s no need to hibernate and close yourself off from fun activities. Since you live in one of our California communities, there are many indoor activities and San Francisco attractions you can enjoy year-round. Here are just…

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Hands knitting

We all want a healthy and active brain. After all, that’s what keeps our cognitive functions, such as the following, sharp: Thinking Speaking Learning Remembering So how do you go about stimulating your brain? If you’ve never thought about it before, here are five excellent ways to stimulate your brain and keep it active and…

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Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who come to work every day…

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Jefferson Award Winner Krista Lucchesi. (CBS)

The two words “thank you” are not enough to express the gratitude thousands of East Bay seniors and we at Elder Care Alliance have for the Mercy Brown Bag Program and its director, Krista Lucchesi. Lucchesi and Brown Bag provides more than a million pounds of groceries to low-income older adults across Alameda County. Since…

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In an earlier blog post, we discussed some ways in which you can manage chronic pain. This is such an important topic, however, that we felt a follow-up blog is appropriate. Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that lasts 3-6 months longer than expected. Unfortunately, older adults tend to suffer from this kind of…

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What’s your first reaction when you hear the word “exercise”?  Does it make you envision long, intensive, sweaty gym sessions where pain is your constant companion? If you are an older adult, your first reaction may be negative, but exercise comes in many forms. You just need to find your version. It may shock you…

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older adult woman driving

You gain wisdom with age, as well as potential health and mobility problems that can affect your ability to drive safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2018, over 45 million adults age 65 or older had valid driver’s licenses, representing a 60% increase since 2000 for this demographic. If you…

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Woman poses with older adult parents.

If you’ve noticed your cost of living increasing each year, you’re not alone. Everything costs more today than it did even five years ago. And if you’re an older adult who fondly remembers $90-a-month mortgage payments and 49-cents-a-pound ground beef, wrapping your head around today’s prices can be difficult at best. Do you wish to…

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