Why Carlton?

We help residents live their lives with attractive senior housing options, acclaimed services and our legendary “culture of care.”


Our Mission

We’re a family-founded, family-focused company, and taking care of you and your loved ones is our mission and our passion.


Service Principles

We aim to love, honor and care for our residents with exceptional service, enthusiasm and integrity.

Senior Living Surprise

While vacationing in San Francisco I decided to take a quick trip up to Pleasant Hill to see an old dear friend of mine who lives at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill. I must say you guys do it right! The food was incredible (especially the salad bar!) I was quite impressed with the staff who went out of their way to make me happy. Very clean and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. As I left a fun county band started to play... I wanted to stay but had to leave, hopefully next time I will catch them. Keep up the great work Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill!!!Dr. Wright

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill Assisted Living Is Truly Special

Special thanks to Lisa Spivey at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, on my visit to see my dear friend, you were so warm and welcoming and thanks for the nice chat. You and your whole team are gifts to all the resident that live their. If I retire in Pleasant Hill someday, I wish to call Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill my home. Thanks again and lunch was delightful.S Pelegrino

The Best Senior Living Community

I visited Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill and I was very much impressed with how you guys run this senior community. I live in Florida and what I've seen in my parts is not even close to what you have assembled here. The food, activities and staff are all above board. Very lively place as well. I'm impressed.John B

Assisted Living That Is Like Coming Home

Warm and friendly staff at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro! They make you feel welcome. Very nice apartments, lots of activities and the Sunday Brunch that I was fortunate to attend was OUTSTANDING! Really as good as anything you will find anywhere in the City. Not sure how you do it but I'm sure glad you do. John loves it there.Kathy Oslow

Wonderful Retirement Community

Thank you to the Carlton Senior Living managers and team, for all of the care, patience, time and efforts you put in to helping my father, he was a blessed and happy man until he passed in March. My husband and I appreciate all that you did for him. We really want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sending us flowers on his funeral. Thanks again!Betty Shrine
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Our Memory Care

“Everyone is helpful and caring. It is such a relief that my mom is taken care of at Carlton’s Memory Care. I never worry about her care or well being and she is happy when I visit. Thank you all!” – Alice C.

From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

Resident Spotlight - Sharon Ross

Resident Spotlight - Sharon Ross

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Sharon Ross - Sharon Ruth Hill Ross was born on May 28, 1941, in Ironwood, Michigan to parents Ruth and Bernard Hill. Bernard, her father, was very smart and climbed up the ladder in his career. He eventually oversaw the maintenance department at a steel mill. She has one younger brother, Bernard Jr. They still talk on the phone often and he is eager to drive out to visit her here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. As a child, Sharon moved around quite a lot for her father’s work. She was finally able to attend the same school from seventh grade all the way to twelfth grade. This gave her a chance to settle in and she was finally able to say, “this is where I grew up.” She lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota all the way through college. In high school, she was a flag twirler for the marching band. She attended the University of Minnesota for college and loved the experience. While there she was a pom-pom girl for their ice hockey team. Sharon has lived in quite a few places, including Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Duluth, Minnesota; Bolder Colorado; Chico, California; and now Davis. She moved her furniture into Carlton Davis in June of 2019 but spent the next two months traveling back and forth between Davis and Chico while she sold her home. She finally settled here in August. Sharon met her future husband, Robert “Bob” Ross, while working as a cashier in Yellowstone National Park back in the 1960s. They were married for roughly fifty-one years. At the time they met, he was a bel hop. Once she left Yellowstone, they continued writing love letters back and forth. Together Sharon and Bob had three children: Andrea, Jason, and her late son Brian. He has three grandchildren: Owen, Mercer, and Josie. In 1968 Sharon and Bob moved out to California after Bob got a job teaching at Chico State University. It took them two car trips as they drove out with one baby, a dog, and two horses! Sharon has had several occupations over the years. She has worked in inventory control, or as a bookkeeper, and was a homemaker. She also taught junior high for five years. Sharon eventually became a professor in the mathematics department at Chico State, specializing in, as she says humorously, “1s and 10s”. Sharon and Bob traveled to many places together and she loves a good road trip. She has traveled to Finland to visit family, New York to visit her grandchildren, and Bali, Mexico. One day she would love to ride the Trans Canadian Railway. Her most memorable moment would be when she and her husband returned home with two adopted babies; one who was three weeks old, and the other six weeks. She thought it was funny how easy it was to get a baby at that time. There seemed to be something very special and unique about not experiencing the nine months before the baby is born, to suddenly have this new wonderful life in your arms that you can call your son or daughter. Every day is special to Sharon. She would like to be remembered as a good mom. Three words Sharon would use to describe herself as are “funny old lady.” She would like to pass along words from William Shakespeare, “to thine own self be true.” She enjoys Rock and Roll music, Roy Rogers movies, and the smell of the beach. If she were to say one meal is her favorite it would be Thanksgiving, since this is the time family gets together. Here at Carlton Senior Living Davis she is really impressed at how quickly the staff learns everyone’s names! View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis Read more

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newsletters? In honor of National Activity Professionals Week, we’d like to recognize the amazing people who are “lighting the way” for our treasured seniors with creativity, energy, enthusiasm and compassion. Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Roiee and the team at a Carlton Senior Living Sacramento have taken residents on a journey around the world with activities that highlight the unique sights, sounds and flavors of different cultures; they even have the passport stamps to prove it. When they're not globetrotting, the team is leading stimulating discussions, getting residents moving with exercise, inspiring the artists within, and are hosting card games galore. They've even been behind the scenes at Good Day Sacramento. Check out what adventures they'll be embarking on next by downloading the community newsletter.     Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove Personal Expressions Manager, Samantha, and her team of leopard print ladies keep things colorful. Themed events like the Wizard of Oz barbecue, transported everyone over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the jolly old Land of Oz. And the entire community had a blast during the July 4th all-American celebration, complete with fireworks. When the Personal Expressions team takes a break from hosting fabulous parties, they are leading residents in dance lessons, working on cool tie-dye projects, making tasty treats or are coming up with creative ways to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. See what the team will be cooking up next by downloading the community newsletter.   Carlton Senior Living Davis Jessalyn and the Personal Expressions team translate the hometown feel of Davis into their activities program. With hands-on activities like soap making, painting, scrapbooking, baking, and gardening, there are many opportunities to create while connecting with others. The team also helps residents tap into their adventurous sides with trips to destinations like the California State Railroad Museum, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and Oakland for a fun afternoon of baseball. Residents and associates also enjoyed an exhilarating cycling experience during a recent visit from Cycling Without Age. See what they’re making this month by downloading the community newsletter.     Carlton Senior Living Concord From cocktail parties to pizza and beer socials, exercise groups to massages, Suzette, Melissa, Leslie and Georgina at Carlton Senior Living Concord are all about enhancing the lives of our Independent Living residents. The Personal Expressions team offers many opportunities for residents to express their creativity through whimsical craft projects, fun door decorating competitions and the yearly building of gingerbread houses which has become a holiday staple of the community. Download the community newsletter to see what's happening this month at Carlton Concord.         Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill Patrick and the Personal Expressions team from Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill are always out and about helping residents get where they want to go. Trips to Cache Creek Casino, lunch outing to restaurants like Benihana, bocce games at Rodgers-Smith Park, and picnics at Cline Winery in Sonoma are among the most popular destinations. Of course, the team also keeps things lively in the community with a variety of live entertainment, games that challenge the mind, and stimulating socials that provide plenty of opportunities to mingle. See what's happening in the Pleasant Hill community this month by downloading the community newsletter.       Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill For JC and the Personal Expressions team at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, the concept of “community” is a common theme. With many opportunities to contribute to organizations like the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, Toys for Tots and CoCoKids, there’s no shortage of ways to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Never ones to shy away from a little friendly competition, JC and company are currently competing to be named the “Fittest Community in the Country” by our partners in health, Live 2B Healthy. And if you happen to be fans of the NBA, you may even see JC and residents decked out in their Warriors gear on a local sports broadcast again in the near future. Check out what's coming up this month by downloading the community newsletter.     Carlton Senior Living Fremont Melanie and the Personal Expressions team in Fremont keep things light-hearted by celebrating the many unique “National Days” like National Hat Day, Ugly Sweater Day, Sangria Day and more. With many opportunities to gather like their Homemade Bread Social, associate pumpkin carving competition and creative craft projects, the Fremont team helps to unite the community, residents and associates alike. See what fun theme-days they’ll be celebrating this month by downloading the community newsletter.         Carlton Senior Living San Leandro Armando, Debbie and Personal Expressions Manager, Roz keep the San Leandro community active with a variety of fun themed socials, Warriors viewing parties, cool games like "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and lots of lunch outings. The team in San Leandro is always looking for new ways to engage residents and actively seeks feedback and suggestions from residents regarding what they'd like to do and where they'd like to go. Take a look at what they have planned this month by downloading the community newsletter.         Learn more about Carlton Senior Living's Personal Expressions program.     Read more