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Mercy Housing, Eskaton teaming up on Roseville project

Sacramento Business Journal logo


March 22, 2021

Mercy Housing California and Eskaton are partnering on a project in Roseville meant to include components of both companies’ core missions: affordable and senior housing, respectively.

Pleasant Grove Apartments, a 98-unit affordable project, would be at 1721 Pleasant Grove Blvd., east of an Eskaton senior affordable housing property developed in 2007.

Mercy and Eskaton Housing Project

Pleasant Grove Apartments, a 98-unit affordable project, would be at 1721 Pleasant Grove Blvd., east of an Eskaton senior affordable housing property developed in 2007.

Stephan Daues, Mercy Housing’s regional director of housing development, said the partnership hopes to develop a project that reflects what Mercy Housing has discovered in terms of interest in other projects.

“We found we were attracting older folks with mobility concerns,” he said, speaking specifically of the Lohse Apartments project Mercy developed in 2018 in downtown Roseville. “We decided to take that approach here with elevators and all flats.”


PACE Provider InnovAge Raises $350M in IPO, Sees Potential for Senior Living Initiatives

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March 7, 2021

InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV), which serves about 6,600 older adults through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), executed a $350 million initial public offering (IPO) on March 4.

The Denver-based company is the largest PACE provider in the United States and has taken an out-of-the-box approach to the program through moves such as tapping actress Susan Sarandon as a spokesperson and converting from a non-profit to a for-profit entity. The company has high-profile board leadership, with members that include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilynn Tavenner.


Finding a place for seniors to call home

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March 4, 2021

Residents who live at Eskaton enjoy a variety of services and all the comforts of home.

Making the choice to place an aging parent in a senior-care facility or hire in-home help can be difficult.

East County residents are fortunate to have options available when choosing care for their seniors. Eskaton is a regional, nonprofit, senior-living and aging-services provider with locations across Northern California.


‘It’s really a relief’: Staff, residents at Sacramento long-term care facility get COVID-19 vaccine

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January 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Staff and residents at a long-term care facility in Sacramento began receiving the COVID-19 vaccines Monday night.

Residents at Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven on Florin Road said they’re excited to be a step closer in being able to see loved ones again.

Eskaton Care Centers receive COVID Vaccination

“It’s really a relief to know that they’re doing something and we got to have the shot, which I was worried about, not being able to,” said Penny Kessler, a resident who received the vaccine.


The Reutlinger Community Welcomes New Executive Director, Clara Allen

Danville, CA

January 8, 2021

The Reutlinger Community, in conjunction with Eskaton, is proud to announce the hiring of their new executive director, Clara Allen. Allen comes to The Reutlinger Community with over 25 years of experience in senior living and services, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, particularly in the Bay Area’s nonprofit sector. Replacing Jay Zimmer, Allen was most recently the executive director of Friends House, a nonprofit Quaker-inspired CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Santa Rosa, CA. Prior to that, she was the assistant executive director of San Francisco Towers, a Life Plan Community in San Francisco, CA.


The Reutlinger Community Receives the Morrison Healthcare Dining Award

December 2020

The Reutlinger Community received the coveted Dining Account of the Year due to their TRC dining team embracing creative dining approaches during the pandemic. The team worked as an extension of the life enrichment team, providing creative and engaging ways to build connections and enjoy delicious food, while remaining safe and abiding by public health requirements.


Vets honored

The Daily Journal logoNovember 23, 2020


13 Veterans honored by Burlingame Mayor Emily Beach at The TrousdaleOn Nov. 18, Burlingame Mayor Emily Beach participated in a veterans event at The Trousdale and presented each of the veterans with a special certificate of appreciation from the city of Burlingame. The ceremony included personal stories from some of the veterans.


Lighting Pathways To Digital Literacy In Senior Housing

From ordering medication online to buying groceries or connecting with friends and family, the internet has become a critical survival tool today. Yet millions of low-income older adults in the U.S. lack the basic digital literacy skills they need due to

LeadingAge Ca engage logoby Robin Douglas, Robin Douglas Creative Services, LLC 11/19/2020


A couple sitting on the couch with staff member show tools on  laptop“The internet is a vital tool for older adult residents,” said Sheri Peifer, Chief Strategy Officer at Eskaton in Sacramento, Calif. Eskaton, along with Front Porch in Southern California, will launch the pilot at one community site each – with the plan to expand to a total of six – that will serve as a model and roadmap for replication for other communities. Peifer explained that many senior housing buildings have hot spots or community spaces but don’t necessarily have the infrastructure for residents to access the internet in their apartments. “For Eskaton, it was a good opportunity to look at scaling broadband access to all affordable housing residents,” she said. 


From Theaters to salons to libraries, senior living facilities offer luxury

San Francisco Chronicle logoShared from the 10/25/2020 San Francisco Chronicle eEdition – SENIOR LIVING By Carolyne Zinko


The Trousdale is in a six-story building that contains a theater, salon, spa for acupuncture and massage and fitness center.

Health care is an important factor in selecting a senior living facility, but not the only one. From in-house theaters and salons to spas with acupuncture, retirement communities are offering unique experiences to stand out


Smart Home Technology Keeping Families Connected

Eskaton Senior Living Center is using technology to help its residents communicate with their families during the pandemic.

October 2, 2020

At Eskaton, we believe our residents thrive when they stay active and connected. Keeping families involved and providing our residents with simple, yet intuitive technology to make their lives more enjoyable and engaging is a top priority within the Eskaton organization.


Drive-by birthday salute: World War II veteran and USS Arizona survivor Louis Conter turns 99

The Union logoSeptember 14, 2020

Grass Valley’s World War II hero and USS Arizona survivor, retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou A. Conter, was celebrated Saturday with a drive-by salute for his birthday.

Conter turned 99 on Sunday, and won’t soon forget the procession of law enforcement, firefighter, and community members’ vehicles that took part in his surprise birthday tribute.

“I didn’t know anything about it, my God,” Conter said following the drive-by celebration. “I was just sitting there watching TV, getting ready for going to Jack and Linda’s for a barbecue this afternoon, just relaxing. I walked out here, and what the hell is going on?”


On the open road: Eskaton Village treated to car parade

Mountain Democrat logoSeptember 11, 2020

Eskaton Village in Placerville hosted a car parade on Wednesday for residents as the El Dorado Early Ford V8 and Hangtown Model-A car clubs teamed up to motor through the facility for socially distanced outdoor entertainment.

“My father worked at Ford during World War II and built tanks,” said Eskaton Village resident Lee Hanley. “We had cars just like these when I was a kid. This was amazing today and it was nice to have something to look forward to with everything going on these days.”

“I didn’t know anything about it, my God,” Conter said following the drive-by celebration. “I was just sitting there watching TV, getting ready for going to Jack and Linda’s for a barbecue this afternoon, just relaxing. I walked out here, and what the hell is going on?”


Reutlinger Faces a Brighter Future with Affiliation

The Jewish News of Northern California logoAugust 26, 2020

In response to Donald Chaiken’s opinion piece about the affiliation between Eskaton and the Reutlinger Community, I offer the following:

The affiliation between Eskaton and the Reutlinger Community (TRC) received all governmental approvals and was determined to be final on April 21, 2020.


Lighthouse for Older Adults

The program pilot at two affordable housing communities aims to improve older adult health and well-being.

69 WFMZ-TV News logoAugust 11, 2020

“Lighthouse for Older Adults,” a CITRIS and University of California Initiative, Brings Technology-Enabled Health and Well-Being to Low-Income California Seniors During COVID Crisis

Researchers at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) at the University of California are launching today “Lighthouse for Older Adults” (Lighthouse), a public-private initiative to pilot access to telehealth and internet services to low-income seniors. With $3.6 million in funding and partners including affordable housing providers, technology distributors, and NGOs, Lighthouse aims to equip older adult residents of affordable housing communities with internet access, telehealth tools, and digital literacy skills they need to access information, health care services, and social connections.


COVID can’t keep Corvette Caravan from cruising

Mountain Democrat logoAugust 7, 2020

Eskaton Village and Gold Country Retirement Center residents in Placerville enjoyed their own, personal Corvette Drive-By Caravan Saturday when 23 members of Cameron Park Corvette Club revved up and rolled into the facilities’ lots.

The parade of sleek Corvettes organized in Cameron Park, made its way to Gold Country Retirement Center, then down Main Street in Placerville and on to Eskaton Village.

“I just love Corvettes,” said Eskaton Village resident Bob Addison. “It was fabulous to have the cars come by today. It helped lift my spirits a lot and get outside during this health crisis. We have been cooped up a long time.”


Adventist, Eskaton team with new entrant in Sacramento to launch PACE elder care program

July 8, 2020

The Sacramento Bee logoAdventist Health and Eskaton are teaming up with a Denver-based senior care provider to open a new adult day center that will be a one-stop shop connecting the aged and infirm to dentristy, medical specialists and a range of other services.

InnovAge, the Colorado care provider, has been expanding across the country, and Sacramento is the second city in California where the company is serving seniors. It also has a senior center in San Bernardino.


K4Connect Teams Up with Amazon to Connect Thousands of Older Adults in Isolation Through Free Voice Experiences

May 27, 2020

The Mountaineer logoK4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, announced a new initiative with Amazon to support senior living residents during COVID-19. K4Connect is distributing over 8,000 Echo Dots to more than 40 independent and assisted living communities in West Coast regions highly affected by COVID-19, allowing residents to use voice technology to stay more connected while in isolation. Devices were donated by Amazon as part of a $5 million device donations program created in response to COVID-19, and will integrate with K4Community, K4Connect’s advanced enterprise solution designed for the residents and staff of senior living communities. The experience allows residents to immediately begin their voice experience with minimal involvement from community staff. Communities simply plug in the Echo devices and start enjoying all the benefits of Amazon Alexa, as well as various new capabilities from K4Connect that make community information, services, and communication just an “Alexa” request away.


Livermore Alumnus Named General Counsel at Eskaton

May 7, 2020

The Independent logoThomas M. Garberson, a 2002 graduate of Livermore High School, has been named general counsel at Eskaton, a Sacramento-based nonprofit providing senior living and care facilities at Northern California locations from Burlingame to Roseville.

Garberson was previously a partner in the Sacramento law firm of Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, where he dealt primarily with medical malpractice and long-term care defense.


Danville’s Reutlinger Community finalizes affiliation with Eskaton

Senior community center promises to retain Jewish cultural values

May 6, 2020

Danville-San Ramon logoDanville’s Jewish retirement center The Reutlinger Community has announced that it has officially finalized its affiliation with the Eskaton network, a Sacramento-based senior living nonprofit organization.

Approved after two years of negotiation and government approvals, the affiliation will allow The Reutlinger Community to access the services and resources provided by Eskaton, while still maintaining its priority of preserving Jewish cultural values, practices and policies.

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