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.
The affiliation of the two Northern California nonprofit organizations is one of an increasing trend across the country as single-site senior living providers determine their sustainability to be in jeopardy without the infrastructure and financial support of larger organizations.
The CEO and board of directors of TRC made just such a determination after an extensive evaluation. Following unsuccessful outreach to other Jewish organizations in the state, TRC approached Eskaton, having been aware of Eskaton’s mission, values and reputation. The two organizations entered into affiliation negotiations with the thought of strengthening their combined offerings of housing and services to seniors in the East Bay Area. Read more.