Eskaton’s nonprofit commitment to the greater Sacramento region has never been more vibrant. For more than 50 years, Eskaton has partnered with local organizations to educate and provide resources to improve the well-being and independence of older adults.
“Eskaton Strategically Partners With Businesses And Organizations To Offer The Very Best Services, Care, And Innovations To Transform The Aging Experience For The Better.” — Todd Murch, Ceo
Partnering extensively with local coalitions and organizations, Eskaton brings educational resources, training, and professional support to older adults and their families. In 2020, Eskaton will roll out four educational campaigns: Heart & Soul Health (January-March), Brain Health & Growth (April-June), Fall Prevention & Mindfulness (July- September), and Attitude & Gratitude (October- December).
“We’ve partnered with the Sacramento (StopFalls Network) coalition to disseminate educational training and hands-on classes in fall prevention,” says Therese Ten Brinke, director of strategic initiatives. “Along with Kaiser Permanente we’ve also collaborated with the Sacramento Ballet to provide older adults with ballet classes focused on balance and strength training, with the goal to reduce the risk of falls. Our website offers links to strength-based training videos and educational materials to download, such as the Balance Magazine filled with tips, guidance and stories of resilience from older adults who have transformed their daily lives through intention.”
Other partnerships with innovative technology firms in California and nationwide focus on designing assistive tools for older adults that improve health, well-being and independence. “A great example is Tango, an assistive belt that utilizes artificial intelligence to determine if or when a hip- impacting fall is about to occur and then deploys hip-protecting air bags to reduce the impact of the fall,” says Ten Brinke. “Eskaton residents worked alongside Tango engineers to pilot this belt for more than three years, and now it is commercially available.”
For more examples of how Eskaton is transforming the aging experience, visit the Eskaton Innovation Lab at https://www.eskaton.org/innovation-lab. “Eskaton cares about the health and well- being of our region’s older adults and families,” Ten Brinke says. “Join us today in making a difference!”