“Food, that’s the hardest part. I use to eat mostly fast-food, but my health and whole life turned around because of the nutrition teaching. Managing my diabetes and changing the way I eat is difficult, but now I get home-delivered meals and written instructions. They showed me the path; how to stay healthy, clean, and sober – five years now! My mother even got to see me sober.”
– Mr. Burns, Age 65
Mr. Burns is enrolled at Center for Elder’s Independence (CEI) in Oakland, where he receives care from a multi-disciplinary team, including doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social worker, activity leaders, and dietician. He has made friends both at the center and in the community and says he’s the happiest he’s ever been.