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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.

What People Are Saying About Carlton Senior Living

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

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

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. The first communities to be recognized in our week-long celebration of Activity Professionals are the Personal Expressions teams from Carlton Senior Living Concord, Pleasant Hill, Downtown Pleasant Hill, Fremont and San Leandro...   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

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

We are souper excited to present to you this delicious Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup recipe from the Third Edition of Carlton's Cookbook For a Cure in honor of National Soup Month. Pick up all the ingredients you need for this tasty soup on a quick trip to the local Asian market. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk, Chaokoh brand is preferred 6 shrimp, deveined 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Maesri red curry paste, add more to taste 2 tbsp. white sugar Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) Directions Cook coconut milk on low heat in a medium saucepan. When the coconut milk starts to boil, add kaffir leaves. Next, add shrimp and stir gently until the shrimp turns pink and is fully cooked. Add curry paste and stir until well combined. Serve hot with fresh cilantro for garnish. Check out more great recipes from Carlton residents and associates: Carlton’s Recipe Collection [pdf-embedder url="" title="Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup"] All proceeds from the Cookbook For a Cure benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Order the Third Edition today! Visit the Cookbook For a Cure page for ordering instructions. The publication of this book was made possible by Terry Barrett, Associate Director of CSL Pleasant Hill and was whimsically illustrated by Katreece Montgomery, an associate at CSL Pleasant Hill. Read more

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Pamela “Pam” Wingo - Pam was born on March 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Pearl and Benjamin Marton. She has five siblings: Katherine, Barbara, twins David and Donald, and Gary. All of Pam’s siblings hope to have a reunion soon. Some of Pam’s favorite childhood memories are of playing with her brothers and sisters. All of them are close in age and they enjoyed playing hopscotch, dominoes, jump rope and baseball together in the backyard. She also recalls their family getting their first television—big, bulky, and black and white—and to her, this was a big deal. Pam loved school and was “a natural student.” She especially enjoyed reading. She recalls her schools having very strict dress codes—while bent over, your dress was supposed to still touch the ground. Although she always had good grades, she did not do so well in two classes—cooking and bowling. In the cooking class, they made a pizza, and this was, to date, the worst pizza she has ever eaten. She also got a “D” in a bowling class, which had the longest final she had ever taken. In the second grade, Pam decided that she was going to become a nurse. She attended Wayne State University, in Detroit, for her nursing degree. During Pam’s nursing career she always worked in pediatrics, first for Sutter Hospital and then for Kaiser. Pam’s first husband was her high school sweetheart, Richard Chinnock. The two also attended Wayne State together. Pam handmade most of her clothes through college, including her wedding dress. She and Richard had three children: Laurie, Adam, and Lisa. Richard was in the Air Force and during their marriage, their family lived in New Orleans, Utah, and Alaska, which was miserably cold. When her oldest child was 13, they moved to Sacramento. Richard and Pam separated soon after their move to California. Pam met her second husband, Charles Wingo, when she was in her early 40s. Pam has six grandchildren: Grant, Reid, Annaleigh, Parker, Ryan, and Jordan. During Pam and Richard’s many moves they traveled the country extensively. They drove across Canada, on the ALCAN Highway, on their move to Alaska. They also drove from Michigan to California. These trips allowed them to stop and experience different parts of the U.S., including Washington D.C. Pam has also taken cruises to Hawaii and Mexico. Pam moved to Carlton Senior Living Davis in April 2019. She really enjoys the activities and outings offered by the community. She also appreciates the respect the staff show to the residents. She lives here with her dog, Bella, and is very glad that Carlton is pet-friendly. Pam would like to be remembered as a good person and a good mother—she counts becoming a mother among her favorite life experiences. She loves music from the 70s and musicals. Her favorite movie is “The Sound of Music.” Her favorite meal is either tilapia or salmon, with ice cream for dessert. She loves the smell of flowers, especially roses. Pam believes in the golden rule—doing unto others as you want others to do unto you. She encourages others to appreciate every minute they have on this earth and to be thoughtful, kind, and helpful to those around them. She describes herself as kind, generous, and interested in life. She most admires her grandmother, Sarah, who Pam describes as kind and loving. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis     Read more

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margery Daddow - Marge was born September 14, 1938 in Southern California to Alice and William (Bill) Spangler. When she was little her family moved to Nicolaus, California. They made the move because her father’s brothers were both in the service and her grandfather needed help with his farm. After the war, her uncles joined them in Nicolaus and they created their own business, the Spangler Brothers Inc., which is still up and running. Most of Marge’s life was spent on a farm or in farming territory. She has three siblings, James (Jim), her late sister Peggy, and late brother Gary. Marge’s favorite childhood memories come from her grandmother’s home in Rio Linda. After her grandfather passed away, “she (grandma) spoiled me rotten and had such a lovely home.” Her grandfather also built a cabin in Alta, California with a giant fireplace and bunks for sleeping. She fondly remembers “arguing about who got to sleep in which bunk”. Marge and her siblings all attended East Nicolaus High School, where she was a cheerleader. After high school, she attended Chico State University. Marge has lived in many places in California, including Nicolaus, Sutter County, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Gridley, and just outside of Gridley on an orchard. Her favorite trips have also been within the state, including a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. One year her parents took them to Disneyland, and she said, “as a farming family, that was a big deal.” Margery was married twice, first to Richard Nestor and then to Nicholas Daddow. She and Richard had three children together: Patrick, Michael, and Roxanne. She also has three stepchildren from her second marriage: David, Richard, and Nikki. She has five grandchildren, a good number of great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her second husband, Nicholas, was the local paper editor and sports editor for Gridley. He also announced the high school football games. She has had many pets throughout her life, including dogs, cats, and a variety of farm animals. One year they even got a Shetland Pony for Roxanne. When Marge was a kid, she knew she would one day be a schoolteacher. She did become a teacher and was a principal of an elementary school for a portion of the year before retiring. She was an officer and a member of the California Teachers Association and a representative for special needs students within the C.T.A. She also worked for her church as a Sunday School teacher for the preschoolers. In high school, she was a lifeguard and a babysitter. One of Margery’s favorite life experiences was teaching young children. She found it to be very rewarding. She looks at life in a positive way and encourages people to, “just keep working.” She would like to be remembered as a kind person and wants others to know the importance of being nice to their children. When asked about her life at Carlton, she stated that her kids, “moved her here (to Carlton) and I did not even see the place before, but I like it now and couldn’t ask for a better place.” She has lived here since December 2, 2019.  Her favorite thing about Carlton Senior Living Davis is that people keep their word and that things start on time. She loves country western music and ballads. Her favorite movie is “The Sound of Music.” Margery enjoys eating good chicken in just about any form--barbequed, fried, or roasted, but definitely not with gravy on it! Her favorite scent is vanilla. Marge likes to think of herself as “busy, a good entertainer, and a homey, country type of girl.” She most admires the women she used to know during her time with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  She was always impressed at how the ladies there could have a social life, go to church, and still be able to tend to their families. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis Read more

Resident Spotlight - Martha

Resident Spotlight - Martha "Chickie" Falcone

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Martha "Chickie" Falcone - Chickie was born in a little town in Imperial County called Brawley, California. She got her nickname when she was born; her mother told her that she was covered in a light fuzz like a baby chick. Chickie worked for IBM in a clerical position, and as a bookkeeper for the plumbing company her father-in-law started. Her husband, Dave, later took over the company. Dave and Chickie were married for 55 years and had one child together, Jim as well as two other children from Chickie's previous marriage, Dave and Corinne. Chickie also has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dave and Chickie loved to have fun - Dave was a drummer in a band and he and Chickie loved to go swing dancing. The Falcones were fortunate enough to travel the world including Mexico, Argentina, Jerusalem, Tangier in Morroco, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Shanghai in China, and a total of 27 trips to Europe. Chickie is especially fond of Paris and Italy and says that all that traveling allowed her to indulge in her love for science, history, art, and food. She is also interested in fitness, ceramics, watching soccer on TV, and music standards such as those performed by Frank Sinatra (Chickie played the trumpet when she was younger). In addition, Chickie enjoys reading tabloid magazines and watching spooky movies. Chickie enjoys being around other people and would love to share travel stories with others. We are pleased to welcome Chickie as a resident of Carlton Senior Living San Jose. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.   Read more