Age Is Beautiful

Age is Beautiful

Inspiring Stories from our Communities


Eskaton believes in the beauty of what time can teach us. Wisdom, respect, growth and resiliency.  This is expressed through capturing life stories, lessons learned and the wisdom only our elders can share with us.

Age is Beautiful


Meet Lucy, 100 years old and always smiling

Smiling resident, Lucy, with her two daughter and one son.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”  -Thich Nhat Hanh

Lucy’s smile is contagious. For almost three years Lucy has shared the magic of her smile at the Eskaton community where she lives.

Lucy takes after her Grandma Atanacia from Chihuahua, Mexico. “Mama” had fair skin, blues eyes and, according to Lucy, was quite silly. She lived to be 104. “She was a happy, fun loving lady,” said Lucy.


Meet Vic

Resident, Vic sitting a the couch smiling.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”  -Thich Nhat Hanh

Born in 1928, Vic DeStefani spent his life in California. He was raised on a farm in the Central Valley. “I was going to be a farmer,” said Vic. That was until he met LaReece. Vic was working in a grocery store in Stockton and LaReece worked in the back office. She was also raised on a farm. After dating three years, they married in 1949 and continued a long and loving life together as grocers.


Eskaton Deploys Amazon Alexa

Eskaton meets with residents to discuss benefits of having Alexa in their apartments.

Experts get real about voice technology in senior living.

Over the past two years, voice assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have seen an increase of 66 million users. And that number only continues to grow. Adoption of voice-first technology amongst senior service providers and residents living in assisted living has far-reaching implications. Many believe that voice-first technology will revolutionize the senior service industry, but few providers have deployed this technology on a large scale.

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