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Life Enrichment Initiatives

Just as the aging experience is unique for everyone, so too are Eskaton's creative solutions to help assure that life is as independent and purposeful as possible.

We distinguish our commitment to the well-being of our residents and program participants with a variety of original Signature Programs, like Kids Connection; smart motion-sensor technology; and Life Enrichment Initiatives, which include:


We call them huddles, and Eskaton communities are embracing them! Huddles are just one tool supporting Eskaton’s Well-Being Philosophy. The Well-Being Philosophy provokes dialogue and well-being pyramiddiscussions with care partners, residents and family members to challenge the stigma surrounding dementia and expand the possibilities of living well with both changing physical and cognitive abilities.

Key principles of the Well-Being Philosophy are:

  • Discovery
  • Trust and Connection
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Celebrating Life

Social Connections

Residents connecting online with family.

Eskaton encourages and facilitates social connectivity with family, friends and the world through Eskaton Connect.

At Eskaton, we believe in exploring innovative ways to enhance the well-being of all our residents. Eskaton Connect is a simple way to promote family, friend and community life connections via a downloadable app. Additional smart home features ensure quality lighting and comfort in each apartment home.

Through our partnership with K4 Connect, five Eskaton Lodges and Villages are now outfitted with smart home lighting, motion sensing and a resident communication portal to increase the connection between residents, family and staff. Recently, Eskaton Village Roseville added voice-first technology with the Alexa Dot. Residents can now control their smart home with their voice.

Therapeutic Music Program

Woman playing a har

The Power of Sound

For residents with acute chronic pain living in long-term care, the soothing sounds of a harp transform them for a period of time to a space of calmness, peace, joy and fulfillment. Learn more>>

Pet-friendly Communities

Resident with her dog.

Pets Make Us Feel Happy

Eskaton welcomes companion animals in all of its communities, knowing that the bond between pets and people is one of life’s great joys. You don't have to leave your pet behind when you move to an Eskaton community.

Veterans Appreciation

Resident and two Eskaton Kids Connection participants

Honoring Our Veterans

Several hundred military veterans reside in Eskaton communities or benefit from the organization’s home-based support. Eskaton sponsors a variety of celebrations and activities to honor and serve our veterans (as they have done for us). View our Veterans videos.

Eskaton Celebrates 100+

Resident celebrating her 100th birthday

Celebrating Longevity

This program gives special recognition to residents and participants who reach centenarian status. We recognize this individual and collective good fortune with a special package of birthday activities.

Thrill of a Lifetime

Residents Thrill of a Life-time; throwing the first pitch at a Rivers Cat game

"Thrill of a Lifetime" defines an ultimate, life-enriching experience.

As living proof that one is never too old to try something new, Eskaton initiates ultimate experiences to generate anticipation, excitement, satisfaction and memories for residents and program participants. Learn more>>

Programs may vary by community, so be sure to ask a community representative for details.

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