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Beginning a Discussion About Assisted Living and Long-Term Care

By Andrea Campisi, Director of Marketing, The Reutlinger Community   With heart disease being the leading cause of death for men and women, the observance of American Heart Month each February helps raise awareness of ways to recover from a heart attack and stroke that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. According to […]

Stroke Recovery for Seniors

by Andrea Campisi, The Reutlinger Community   With heart disease being the leading cause of death for men and women, the observance of American Heart Month each February helps raise awareness of ways to recover from a heart attack and stroke that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. According to the American Heart […]

Tips for Communication Between Seniors and their Adult Children

By Carla Adamic, Director of Marketing, The Reutlinger Community As people age they often come to crossroads concerning their health and ability to manage their affairs on their own. These aren’t easy topics to address, but because they are so vitally important they can’t be ignored. Here is some advice for adult children and seniors […]

Fitness and Physical Therapy – Keys to Successful Aging

By Carla Adamic, The Reutlinger Community According to one expert on aging, “If exercise could be put in a pill, it would be the number one anti- aging medicine and the number one anti-depression medicine.” Yes, exercise is essential at any age, but for the elderly, activity is more important than ever. An exercise plan […]

Artistic Expression and Its Healing Powers

By Carla Adamic, Director of Marketing, The Reutlinger Community Learning, creativity, and self-expression are joys that can be pursued throughout a lifetime. Although aging may place some limitations on these pursuits, an assisted living community that provides the opportunity and guidance for creativity can truly enrich the aging experience. Instructional programs in music, dance, poetry, […]

Teens, seniors collaborate on documentary film project

A film festival is coming to Danville and Doris Leiber, 93, is “absolutely” going. “I’m inviting everybody I know!” she said enthusiastically. That’s because Leiber is the star of one of eight mini-documentaries about Jewish elders created by teenagers as part of the Better Together program, a collaboration between students from Contra Costa Midrasha and […]

Reutlinger seeks funding for Holocaust survivors and other residents in need

For years, the Reutlinger Community has quietly assisted Holocaust survivors and residents who have simply run out of money and otherwise could not afford to stay at the senior residence. Now, the facility’s Resident Assistance Fund itself is in need of aid. The Reutlinger Community/Schiff Center for Life has asked rabbis at East Bay and […]

Danville: Senior center ‘Opening Minds Through Art’

DANVILLE — It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Reutlinger Community assisted living center, and resident Jean Jones is wasting no time heading down to the art room. She’s not all that convinced that painting is her forte, but she knows that for the next couple of hours, she’ll be the one calling the shots and enjoying […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring

Spring is the season of renewal. It is the time of year where nature transforms into something inspiring. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new hobby, restart an old one, or try something you haven’t done before. Here are a few ideas: Paint Something Beautiful– Spring is a time when nature begins […]