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Eskaton people and programs that are making news.


Bringing Broadband, Devices, and Training to Affordable Housing Residents

The Lighthouse for Older Adults initiative works to diminish isolation and improve access to health care, wellness, and services for low-income residents.

LeadingAge California logoOctober 7, 2021

Lighthouse for Older Adults is an initiative bringing high-speed Wi-Fi and digital devices to low-income senior housing residents. The program was launched in 2020 by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, a University of California research center focused on using IT solutions to build social and economic benefits.

CITRIS is working with two LeadingAge-member providers in California—Eskaton and Front Porch—to upgrade broadband access and teach residents to use wireless devices.


Centenarian, World War II hero honored: Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter celebrates 100th birthday

The Union logoSeptember 14, 2021

Article by: Elias Funez

Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter is known for many milestones and accomplishments in his life.

On Sunday, Conter became known for turning 100.

 Lou Conter’s 100th birthday cake. Photo: Elias Funez

Though his actual birthday was Monday, a large celebration was held Sunday at the Alta Sierra Country Club, where family and friends from far and wide showed up to honor the living legend and American hero.

Representatives from the California Highway Patrol, Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Grass Valley City Council, and many more all presented Conter with their appreciation.


Food Network Celebrity Chef Visits Senior Living Community Eskaton Village Carmichael

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August 30, 2021

On Thursday, August 26, celebrity chef, TV personality and author Jet Tila paid a much-anticipated visit to award-winning senior living community, Eskaton Village Carmichael. A blue dinner plate with Teriyaki chicken, California fried riceChef Tila began his visit with a cooking demonstration in the community’s auditorium before moving to the dining room to sign copies of his book and chat with residents and staff. In the afternoon, he worked in the kitchen with the community’s culinary team before conducting a second cooking demonstration and book signing. Residents enjoyed a few of Chef Tila’s personal recipes for teriyaki chicken, California fried rice, lo mein with oyster sauce, and Thai iced tea during both lunch and dinner.


ROOT Community Garden Project

Root Garden SignAugust 24, 2021

The Sacramento Kings Foundation, Raley’s and NCCT worked together to bring a beautiful new community garden to the residents of Eskaton Natomas Manor. The ROOT Community Garden project will help strengthen the sense of community for the residents while providing access to fresh produce to support their health and well-being.



RCPD and Eskaton Announce Partnership to Support Rancho Cordova Residents

Rancho Cordova Police Department logoJuly 7, 2021

RCPD and Eskaton are proud to announce a new program, Rancho Cordova CARES, that provides daily phone calls to adults over the age of 65 by RCPD volunteers in the City of Rancho Cordova.

Rancho Cordova CARES, which stands for Connect And Ring Every Senior, was created and modeled through Eskaton’s Telephone Reassurance Program. The program is designed to form connections between residents and RCPD volunteers through daily cost-free calls to share life experiences, memories and laughter. Volunteers will also be able to refer residents to Eskaton’s Resource Navigator who can assist them with accessing resources, education and support groups.


Eskaton Expands the Telephone Reassurance Program with Community Partner Meals on Wheels by ACC

June 28, 2021

Eskaton, a non-profit aging service provider serving Northern California, is partnering with Meals on Wheels by ACC to expand their Telephone Reassurance Program. Today, the program connects over 600 older adults and volunteers from across the country. With this partnership in place, that number could triple to 1,800 before the end of the year.

“Partnering with Meals on Wheels by ACC is a natural fit for Eskaton because both organizations have a desire to empower and support older adults living at home,” said Christie Hebditch, program manager of Telephone Reassurance. Meals on Wheels by ACC will offer over 2,000 Meals on Wheels participants access to cost-free daily social and wellness check calls 365 days a year.


New Reutlinger garden an inviting, safe place for seniors

The Jewish News of Northern California logoJune 14, 2021

With the pandemic easing and warm weather arriving, the residents of Reutlinger Community will be getting outside more often. And when they do, they will be able to enjoy a beautiful garden right on their home turf.

The Deborah L. Lind Memorial Garden was established by Sam Lind in tribute to his late wife, TRC-resident-gardening-in-the-Deborah-L-Lind-Memorial-Gardenwho loved to garden and who was cared for temporarily at the Reutlinger Skilled Nursing Facility before her death at 65 in 2018.


Pop-Up Event at Eskaton!

Supporting Local Small Businesses

Good Day logoMay 17, 2021

Eskaton Monroe Lodge was excited to partner with two local small businesses to bring you two outdoor pop-up shops!

The Miridae Mobile Nursery is a modified box truck available for onsite visits to help people engage with their gardens safely in self-isolation.


Eskaton Partnering to Improve the Lives of Seniors

April 28, 2021

Sacrament State Alumni's from Eskaton. Mark Jenkins, SVP, Chief Financial Officer | Sheri Peifer, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer | Todd Murch, Chief Executive Officer

Our partnerships with Sacramento State greatly benefit us and the university, and our aging population as well.
                                   - Todd Murch, President and CEO Eskaton

Founded in 1968, Eskaton is the largest nonprofit senior living and services provider in the Sacramento region. This integral player in our community’s senior care has numerous links to Sacramento State, including executive-level officers and more than 30 team members with Sac State degrees. “Our partnerships with Sacramento State greatly benefit us and the university, and our aging population as well,” says President and CEO Todd Murch.


Mercy Housing, Eskaton teaming up on Roseville project

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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.

Resident and staff planting in a raised planter box

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 Receives the Morrison Healthcare Dining Award

December 2020

Three staff members showing The Reutlinger Community Morrison Healthcare Dining AwardThe 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.

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.

The Trousdale theater roomHealth 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

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