The Reutlinger Community-Eskaton Affiliation Authorized by California Attorney General

Nonprofits affiliate to expand services for Jewish seniors in East Bay

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March 18, 2020

DANVILLE, Calif. – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra authorized the affiliation between The Reutlinger Community (TRC) and Eskaton today, to incorporate TRC into the Eskaton Northern California network of retirement communities. The affiliation, once fully executed, will provide TRC the ability to expand services for residents, while maintaining traditional Jewish values.

“Given the challenges faced by health care nonprofits similar in size throughout the country, it was necessary to find a long-term solution ahead of a need dictated by change and advancement in healthcare technology, practices and associated financial challenges,” said TRC President and CEO Jay Zimmer.

TRC and Eskaton signed a notice of intent to affiliate in November 2018 after TRC conducted a multi-year search, which included a number of Jewish and nondenominational organizations, for Reutlinger’s sustainability. In October 2019, TRC and Eskaton applied for approval from the California Attorney General. The affiliation will be finalized pending an affirmative response from the California Department of Social Services.

TRC agreed to affiliate after Eskaton pledged resources required to enhance health care services and committed to preserve Reutlinger’s Jewish traditions and culture that were diligently cultivated for the past 70 years.

Over time, services and programs will be added as the organizations collaborate to expand home care, improve skilled nursing and memory care units, invest in capital improvements and identify other potential opportunities.

The California Attorney General’s approval can be viewed in its entirely online at https://oag.ca.gov/charities/nonprofithosp#reut-decision. The Reutlinger Community website also provides unabbreviated details of the application, review and approval process at http://www.rcjl.org/written-notice-california-attorney-general/.

About The Reutlinger Community
Located in Danville, Calif., the newly renovated 110,000-square-foot Reutlinger Community provides a range of health care and support services for up to 180 residents while maintaining a commitment to Jewish cultural values. Staffed by seasoned specialists with decades of experience in senior care and skilled nursing, Reutlinger treats each resident as if they are the most important person in the building. For more information, call 925-648-2800 or visit http://www.rcjl.org/.

About Eskaton
Since 1968 Eskaton has been serving Northern California older adults. As a nonprofit senior living provider, our mission is to enhance the lives of older adults through innovative health, housing and social services. With five decades of experience and a national reputation for innovation, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience. For more information, please call 1-866-ESKATON, or visit https://www.eskaton.org/.

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