• What’s Up, Doc? Questions to Ask Your Parent’s Doctor

    What’s Up, Doc? Questions to Ask Your Parent’s Doctor

    In a doctor’s office, it’s easy to forget the questions you meant to ask – especially if you’re there for treatment of a specific illness or injury rather than for a routine appointment. As you prepare to accompany your senior parent to a medical appointment, consider making a list of topics to bring up in […]

  • Staying Plugged In: The Importance of Social Engagement in Assisted Living

    Are you doing everything you can to protect your health as you age? You may exercise, eat right and see your doctor regularly, but experts say another factor – social engagement – can help boost both your mental and physical well-being. If you’re looking for a way to stay young, creating and maintaining social connections […]

  • 100 Years Young – Secrets of Centenarians

    100 Years Young – Secrets of Centenarians

    How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the U.S. today have reached that mark, and the number of centenarians (100-year-olds) is expected to increase to 580,000 by 2040.* How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the U.S. […]

  • Aging Safely, Prevent Falls

    Aging Safely, Prevent Falls

    Aging safely – Prevent falls and help maintain independence Falls are unpredictable for nearly everyone, but more so for people age 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of people in this age category fall each year. In addition, those who fall once are two to […]

  • Measuring Clinical Quality

    Measuring Clinical Quality

    Exceptional staff and innovative practices help create communities that foster high-quality clinical care. In a senior living community, nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of its residents. When it comes to resident health, a high level of clinical quality is vital to delivering effective care. Clinical care encompasses a broad spectrum from […]

  • Redefining Age Through Art

    Redefining Age Through Art

    What’s the best part of being your age? How would you show that artistically? Elder Care Alliance, in collaboration with LeadingAge, sponsored ReDefining Age: A Square Foot Art Show in order to gain insights into individuals’ perspectives on the best thing about their particular ages, exploring the topic through art. Organized by Erin Partridge, an […]

  • Vocational Wellness and Volunteering

    Vocational Wellness and Volunteering

    The Mercy Brown Bag Program addresses vocational wellness for older adults, while providing a public service to Alameda County. A component of Elder Care Alliance’s mission is to serve and enrich the holistic wellness of older adults. Vocational wellness, recognizing personal satisfaction and enrichment through work, hobbies or volunteering, is an important aspect of holistic […]

  • Caring for the Community: ECA Supports Senior Health

    Caring for the Community: ECA Supports Senior Health

    Elder Care Alliance’s Care Coordination Program connects older adults with long-term health and wellness planning services. At Elder Care Alliance, the commitment to senior wellness extends to neighbors, older adults living beyond the doors of our senior living communities. Elder Care Alliance’s Care Coordination Program partners with local religious congregations and dioceses to ensure that […]

  • Seniors Helping Seniors: The Fight to End Senior Hunger

    The Mercy Brown Bag Program not only helps fight hunger in the Bay Area—it enriches the lives of senior volunteers. Bill Shabbas and Bernice Smith aren’t used to asking for help. But when their car broke down two years ago, they didn’t know how they were going to get to the grocery store. At 71 […]

  • Seniors and Spirituality: Health Benefits of Faith

    Seniors and Spirituality: Health Benefits of Faith

    Spirituality is a significant part of many people’s lives, and it can become even more important as we grow older. A study by the University of Chicago found belief in god tends to increase with age, especially for those older than 68. Luckily for these spiritual seniors, faith practices come with a host of health benefits.

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