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We are in the holiday season. The season when people spend time with their family and friends. It is a time to celebrate traditions. It is also the time of year when you realize that your aging loved one may not be doing as great as they said they were. You notice changes in someone, […]
In 1982, Mercy Retirement & Care Center residents saw seniors in their neighborhood going hungry. They launched the Brown Bag Program to distribute bags of groceries to hungry seniors in Oakland, CA. Today, 500+ volunteers throughout Alameda County ensure other seniors can remain self-sufficient and independent by providing nutritious food to low-income older adults. Who […]
Mercy Retirement and Care Center is a continuing-care retirement community (CCRC). It is part of the Elder Care Alliance family, one of California’s premier nonprofit senior living providers. MERCY RETIREMENT’S SERVICES The center offers senior living, comprehensive assisted living, specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care residence options and services, and skilled nursing. They offer Life Enrichment […]
Dogs can be people’s pets, but they can be working dogs, too. People train dogs for various reasons, such as police dogs, airport screening dogs, and medical detection dogs, to name a few. Early Alert Canines (EAC) is a non-profit specializing in training dogs to work with people with diabetes. Since COVID, they leveraged their […]
As people age, there are new challenges that present themselves. Navigating the healthcare system and knowing what service a person needs at a time in their life can become overwhelming. Older adults need an advocate at times. A case manager will provide resources before discharging a hospitalized person. If a person is in a Skilled […]
Finding the right senior housing community can become overwhelming with all the choices. You can use the internet, but the information can make your head spin. Understanding the terminology, which place is suitable for the person, and the affordability are a lot of factors to consider. Fortunately, there are senior placement services to help older […]