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Dear Residents and Families,
We would like to begin by expressing how saddened we all are by the devastation that has occurred in Napa and Sonoma County these past few days. We would also like to thank so many of you for reaching out to our teams to ask how you can help. Carlton Senior Living would like to do our part as well to assist those seniors impacted by this horrible tragedy. We have reached out to disaster relief services, as well as local hospitals, and will be accepting seniors who have been evacuated from their homes. We will continue to do whatever we can to assist. Not only do our new friends need food and other entails, most came in with just the clothes on their backs. We will be accepting gently used and new adult clothing and new shoes and undergarments to provide for our evacuees.
If you have any questions, please contact your management team.
Thank you for all of your continued support.

David Coluzzi, President

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Sacramento Enhanced Assisted Living

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento-Enhanced, an active alternative to a nursing home, strives to create an atmosphere that supports and upholds the dignity of our resident's individual lifestyles. We offer a wide range of services for seniors including Enhanced On-Site Nursing, Medication and Diabetic Management. This Community offers a smaller environment that specializes in providing for those residents who may need enhanced cares services. Our Executive Director, with 21 years of senior living experience and 13 years of Carlton experience, leads a team that is committed to Love, Honor and Provide for our residents. Our Communities are designed to provide a rich environment where being valued, respected and loved is a natural daily occurrence. We invite you to see why 100% of our family members and residents would recommend us. (Formerly known as Crown Plaza of Sacramento)

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From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

Resident Spotlight - Norma Mangels

Meet Carlton Senior Living's spotlight resident, Norma Mangels - Norma was born in Oakland, California in 1931 to the Hoeger family. In 1935, her family moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento in search of work. Norma was raised with her two sisters and a brother. As a child, she learned to play the violin but certainly wasn’t good enough to play at Carnegie Hall. When she was a girl, she also liked to play baseball. Norma prides herself on being a hard worker and really liked working throughout her life. She had several jobs working for insurance business and was employed by the State Board of Equalization and as well as Workman’s Comp. Norma met her husband, Warren Mangels, and they were married for 43 years until he passed away at the age of 90. Norma said that her husband had the best sense of humor and that he could really make her laugh. The couple has two daughters, Sheryl Ann and Lynn Marie, and has been blessed with 3 lovely grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Norma says that she and her husband were not very fond of traveling but really enjoyed visiting Hawaii on their honeymoon. Rather than traveling to faraway places, instead she and Warren would visit his grandfather in San Francisco who had a wonderful three story Victorian home. The home was 110 years old and was absolutely beautiful having 21 rooms which they loved exploring. Norma describes herself as being a happy and easy-going people-person. She feels it is important to treat people as you would want to be treated. Norma advises new residents to not to be afraid and to, “get out and meet new people.” Norma loves living at Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove because it is so clean, convenient and she never has to cook or do yard work. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.   Read more

Remembering Titanic: Residents Pay Tribute to the "Unsinkable" Ship

The story of RMS Titanic has fascinated many of us since its tragic sinking in 1912. Touted as "unsinkable" by its builder, the White Star Line luxury cruiser set sail on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York on April 10th with about 2,200 passengers and crew aboard. Just hours later at around midnight on April 14th, Titanic struck an ice burg and would sink within three short hours resulting in the deaths of an estimated 1,500. [caption id="attachment_17678" align="alignright" width="214"] Richard Shaw, CSL Concord Resident[/caption] Of the estimated 700 survivors was a relative of Carlton Senior Living Concord resident, Richard Shaw, who recounts their tale as he shares with us his interest in the story of Titanic. When Richard discovered that he had distant relatives aboard the ship, he was elated. He had been intrigued by Titanic since his grandmother had taken him to see the movie, "Titanic" starring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Wagner in 1953. From then, his interest grew and he recalls reading "A Night to Remember" by Walter Lord in a single sitting because it was so interesting. Richard's grandmother had shared the story of her relatives with him when he was just a boy: Her cousins lived in San Francisco and her own family lived in New York and so they did not get to see each other much. Her cousins had been aboard Titanic when it sank and among them was Dr. Washington Dodge., who came from a prominent family. The Dodge family had made a trip to France so that Dr. Washington Dodge could receive treatment for a blood disease and were returning to the United States first class on board the Titanic when it sank. On the night of the sinking, Washington helped his wife and son board one lifeboat before he was able to board another and all three miraculously survived. Tragedy would strike the family again in 1919 when Washington suffered a nervous breakdown and attempted to commit suicide but was unsuccessful. He was quickly transported to the hospital and passed away three days later leaving behind his wife and son. Read more about Washington Dodge and his newspaper interviews about the sinking of Titanic. Hearing his grandmother's story and seeing the movie in 1953 left Richard with a thirst to learn more about the "unsinkable" ship. He estimates that he has over three-hundred books referencing Titanic. Of course, when the movie "Titanic," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet debuted in 1997, Richard just had to see it. His favorite part of the movie was the dining room scene because it was so luxurious and the actors in the movie were accurate in their portrayals of their characters and what one would like experience aboard the ship. A lesson he learned from the movie was never to be so sure of yourself and he feels that, had he been aboard the ship, he would have tried to get on a lifeboat rather than succumbing to the icy waters. Richard Shaw is not the only Carlton Senior Living resident fascinated with Titanic. Ted Fuller and Juanita Erickson, both actors in their own right, also love the story and jumped at the chance to recreate a famous snapshot from the 1997 James Cameron film. When Carlton Senior Living associate, Suzette Marco, approached Ted and Juanita with the project they were very excited and immediately started discussing which outfits would work best in assuming the roles of Jack and Rose from the movie. [caption id="attachment_17694" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ted and Juanita assume the personas of Jack and Rose from the movie near the front entrance of Carlton Concord[/caption] On the day of the photo shoot, Suzette recalls that the two were all smiles. After the shoot while the photos were being reviewed, Ted went to remove his captain's hat when Juanita reminded him that, "good actors had to wait until the photos were approved" to remove their costumes in case any retakes were needed. Ted and Juanita enjoyed the project and were still talking about it days later. They enthusiastically agreed that they would like to work on a project like this again in the future. Carlton loves to help our residents live their lives in a way that showcases their talents and honors them as individuals. We appreciate Richard, Ted, Juanita and Suzette's participation in this tribute to Titanic and hope they feel like true Carlton celebrities!   Read more

Resident Spotlight - Richard Shaw

Meet Carlton Senior Living's spotlight resident, Richard Shaw - Richard was born January 22, 1943 in New York, New York. In 1973, he moved to the west coast when he purchased an antique shop in California. From there, he spent his career working in the hotel and restaurant business. Richard is well-traveled and has visited 70 countries. Of the many places he has visited, Richard names Ireland as his favorite because the people were so friendly and were especially helpful with directions. He would like to continue traveling to explore new places and to learn about their unique cultures and histories. One country he would love to visit is Thailand so he could see the Golden Buddha in Bangkok. Richard has two lovely daughters, Amber and Vanessa, and he would like to be remembered as being a caring and loving person. Three words that best describe him are interesting, supportive and talkative. He enjoys the company of others and is not at all shy. One of Richard's favorite movies is "Titanic" because he had family members who were on the famous British passenger liner and survived the tragic sinking of the ship. Richard was pleased to share the intriguing story of his relative's experience on Titanic during a presentation at Carlton Senior Living Concord. Read more about Richard's interest in Titanic and his familial connection to the sinking of this great ship: Remembering Titanic: Residents Pay Tribute to the "Unsinkable" Ship Richard's favorite thing about Carlton is the friendly associates and being able to joke around with everyone. He also enjoys playing the Canasta and listening to classical music. He likes watching sports and his favorite football team is the New York Giants. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Melissa Alvarez     Read more

Ask The Elders: How do I convince my parents to back off a bit?

Carlton's residents love sharing the wisdom they have gained through years of experience and do so regularly through Elder Wisdom Circle, an online community which connects advice-seekers with insightful and thoughtful seniors who offer their advice on a range of topics. We recently polled our Facebook audience about which resident activity we should spotlight and the winner was "Resident Advice" having received 58% of the votes. We hope you'll enjoy our Ask The Elders series and the first letter comes to us from an adult child who is fed up with the constant attention she has been receiving from her controlling parents:     Dear Elders: How do I convince my parents to back off a bit? They have always been pretty overbearing but have been treating me like a child lately because I have recently become disabled at the age of 36. I want to be as independent as possible but they are always telling me what I should and should not be doing. My parents get angry if I don’t call them daily and, if they had their way, I’d check-in with them multiple times a day. When I do call, they insist on keeping me on the phone for about an hour each time although we run out of things to talk about fairly quickly. I’ve lived in the same town as them for nearly a decade and know that they are accessible and available should I need help. I just don't have the time of the energy to keep this up anymore and would appreciate any advice you can offer in terms of managing the difficult relationship with my overprotective parents. -- Disgruntled Daughter     Disgruntled Daughter: Thank you for letting us into your life and for the opportunity to advise you on the challenges you’ve been facing with your parents. We’ve learned from our years of experience that parent/child relationships often become more complex as situations change and dependency shifts. Even as some of our children are quickly approaching retirement, it has been hard to give up control and to allow them to live their own lives. This is because we deeply care our children and want what we feel is best for them as is likely the case with your parents. Of course, there is definitely a fine line between “caring” and “controlling” and we recommend having an in-person conversation with both of your parents in which you recognize that they care for you and ask that they respect your request to regain control of your own life. It is also important to remind your parents that you love them and that having more personal space will allow you the opportunity to learn and grow and will likely result in a more balanced parent/child relationship in the long run. We suggest that you explain to your parents that you are trying to handle things for yourself so that you are better prepared to manage your life in the years to come in case things change and they are no longer available to assist you. We wonder if perhaps your parents’ laser focus on your life is because they have nothing else going on in their lives at the moment. If that is the case, you may want to kindly suggest that they check-in with other relatives, take up a hobby or volunteer within the community to shift the focus from you. Another way to help shift their focus would be to schedule weekly or biweekly phone calls with them so they do not feel completely detached from you while relieving the burden of them constantly contacting you. You can set expectations in advance by letting your parents know that you will only be available during the scheduled time frame and that you will not take their calls, for the time being, outside of the scheduled time. If they have things they’d like to discuss with your outside of the schedule time you can suggest that they make a note so they remember to bring it up during your scheduled call. Overall, we feel your parents want what they feel what is best for you and just need to be reminded that the best way to show their love for you at this moment in your life is to back off and give you the space you so desperately need. Let them know that they should not panic and that you appreciate their concern but that you really need some time for yourself. Tell your parents if they can’t respect the boundaries you are setting you will need to take a longer “time out” and that cutting off communication with them is not in anyone’s best interest. Another option would be to seek the advice of a family therapist and you can get free referrals through the mental health services department in your county. We wish you all the best in building a healthier relationship with your parents and appreciate your trusting us with your concern. Thank you for helping us to reflect upon our own relationships with our adult children and for the reminder to be cautious and caring in how we treat them. -- Carlton Elder Advice Panel   Need Advice? Contact Carlton with your question or conundrum and your submission may be selected to go before our panel of thoughtful seniors who will offer the kind of guidance and wisdom that can only be gained from years of experience.   Read more

Resident Spotlight - Peg Arz

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Peg Arz - Peg was born on February 11, 1923 in Buffalo, New York, to parents John and Margaret. Her dad served in the US Navy, and her mother raised her and her three brothers. Her father passed when she was a young age. Peg fondly recalls her relationships with her brothers. One entered seminary school at the young age of twelve and eventually became an Army Chaplain. Another brother would treat her to shows and take her out, and once bought her a stylish pair of white gloves to wear. From Buffalo, Peg moved to nearby Orchard Park, where she attended eight years of Catholic school. She recalls how strict the nuns were! Peg worked for a department store in sales as her first job, and also worked for a telephone company. In 1950, she married her fiancé, Richard. He worked as a pressman, making comics for print. He was offered a job in Oakland, and elected to move the family, including 2 ½ year old son, Richard, out to the West Coast. They had another son, Greg, born in Walnut Creek, who now lives in Davis. Peg held a job at JC Penney for about seven years designing and making clothes with the latest fashion materials to display on the mannequins. After the displays were done, she got to keep and wear what she designed! Peg says she’s grateful the hard part of her life was over early on, and that after she was married it was a breeze. She likes to help people, and says that her advice to others is to always be honest. She likes bowling and pinochle, and the happy hours here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. She enjoys music from the 1940s, lasagna for dinner, and anything for dessert! Her favorite movie is "Gone with the Wind." About the Carlton, she says, “The friendliness of the staff and the excellence of the food are my favorite things!” View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by  Eric Demuth   Read more

Stephanie Brice Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Carlton Senior Living is pleased to announce that Stephanie Brice, Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont, has been named as CALA "Advocate of the Year" The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) advocacy group focuses on representing communities which provide personalized care to their residents while promoting choice, independence and dignity. The advocacy group represents its members before California Legislature, Department of Social Services (DSS) Community Care Licensing Division and other state entities who are involved in the development of senior living policies. As a CALA advocate and Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Stephanie Brice has educated legislators and fellow citizens on the beneficial impact Assisted Living has on the lives of senior residents. CALA hosted their annual Assisted Living Advocacy Day on April 4, 2018 in Sacramento where they presented Brice with the award of "Advocate of the Year" and issued the following statement: "Stephanie Brice, CALA's 2017 Advocate of the Year, has participated in multiple Advocacy Days and Days in Your District. She has used those opportunities to build a relationship with her legislators. Last year, her community had the opportunity to host Assemblymember Kansen Chu. Stephanie has also take the opportunity on several occasions to present CALA's Voice of Assisted Living presentations to local groups such as the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International, and Citizens for Better Community. She has also sent letters to her legislators on specific bills at CALA's request. Stephanie believes that the work all of you are doing today, building those relationships with your legislators, is helping to shape the future of Assisted Living." Carlton Senior Living congratulates Stephanie Brice for being named CALA "Advocate of the Year" and applauds her efforts in advocating for assisted living communities and their residents.   Read more

Carlton Senior Living Careers

We’re looking for inspired, exceptional candidates to be part of our legendary “culture of care.” The growing Carlton team has long-term career opportunities available in resident care, dining, housekeeping, activities, maintenance and management.

If you enjoy working with people, and are looking for a place to start or grow your career, we hope you’ll consider joining Carlton Senior Living.