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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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Why Carlton?

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

 

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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.

Pleasant Hill - Poet's Corner Memory Care

Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner, our purely Memory Care dedicated Community, strives to create an atmosphere that supports and enhances the individual lifestyles of our residents. We offer a wide range of services for seniors including Memory Care, On-Site Nursing, Medication and Diabetic Management. Residents can enjoy participating in various enriching “Signature Programs” that provide an imagination-based approach to engaging residents in a dignified fashion. Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner’s Executive Director, with 23 years of senior living experience and 17 years of Memory Care 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 99% of Carlton family members would recommend us. (Formerly known as Chateau Poet’s Corner)

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From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

Spotlight Resident - Lillian Bean

Meet Carlton Senior Living's spotlight resident,  Lillian Bean ­— Lillian was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the DeLaura family in 1919. Her father, Victor, worked in the Brockton Shoe Factory and her mother Emelia, was a housewife. Emelia had 11 children, three of which died at birth, two before Lillian was born, and the third shortly after which caused Emelia to have a nervous breakdown and she was hospitalized soon after. When Lillian was two, her father decided it was necessary to put Lillian and her closest sister in an orphanage where she remained in for eight years while her older siblings took care of the home while her father worked. When Lillian was just seven, her mother passed away from a heart condition. Lillian left the orphanage at the age of 10 and returned home where she was looked after by her older sisters. When she was a teen, Lillian took two years off from high school to work for a family friend before returning to school and graduating in 1938. That July, Lillian and some friends decided to go swimming and the consensus was that the group would be divided into pairs. Her friends suggested she go with Charlie and Lillian said, “No I don’t want to go with Charlie, I want to go with Steve” as he had caught her eye. The two connected that day and began dating. The following year, the couple were married. Steve worked odd jobs as a mechanic and anything he could get before being employed for the government building homes for troops during the war. He became a well accomplished carpenter and the two were living “high on the hog” earning up to $60 a week. In May of 1941 their first child, Stephen was born. Steve then got a job at the Naval Base in Newport Rhode Island and in 1942, the couple welcomed their second child, Arthur. In 1944, Steve was drafted by the US Navy and was assigned to the USS Eldridge Escort and would visit every four months. During this time, Lillian gave birth to Tom. In the fall of 1945, Steve was sent home and proceeded to build the couple’s first house, and in 1951, their daughter Sally was born. Soon after, the family decided to move to California and sold their home for $10,000 before making the move across the country. They settled in Walnut Creek where Steve worked as a carpenter and was one of the first builders of the Gregory Garden home tract. The birth of daughter, Linda, in 1958 completed the family and Lillian became very active with her children’s school as a teacher’s aide. In 1976, Steve passed away after 44 wonderful years of marriage. Lillian lived on her own for two years before she met Ray Bean through mutual friends. Ray’s family was from Scotland and was related to L.L. Bean and Alan Bean (who walked on the moon). The couple were married in 1979 and moved to Idaho. Lillian and Ray enjoyed traveling to such places as the Panama Canal, Alaska and all around the country and eventually settled in an assisted living community when Ray’s health began to decline. They enjoyed 30 years together until Ray’s passing at the age of 105. In 2016, Lillian made the move back to California to be closer to her daughter, Linda, and selected Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill as her new home. Here, she loves participating in many of the activities and as a life-long learner, makes it a point to ask herself, “what can I learn from this activity?” Family and heritage is very important to Lillian and she is very proud of her six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Patrick Coleman   Read more

This Carlton Resident Has 103 Reasons to Celebrate!

Ruth Whysong is celebrating 103 AMAZING years today! She says she has always been an independent person. As a child she loved to knit, sew and cook. She would always alter her recipes each time and her husband would eat whatever she cooked. He never refused or complained about anything, which is also pretty amazing. The couple loved each other’s company and traveled many places together. They even ventured as far as the North and South poles. After her husband’s death, Ruth continued to travel because, as she says, she "liked seeing things she hadn’t seen before." Ruth proudly did her own taxes and was fairly independent until her 90's. She drove everywhere. When Ruth was 60, she learned to swim and continued to do so into her 90’s; as she had found out that she naturally floats in the water. One of Ruth's favorite sayings is that, “I would rather laugh then cry.” She always has a good motto to offer a listening ear and, even at 103, she is always ready for an adventure. Since turning 103 is such a major deal, the Downtown Pleasant Hill community made Ruth a celebrity for a day when they hosted a fashion show and birthday party in her honor complete with a red carpet.     She continues to inspire the people around her and today, on her 103rd birthday, Carlton Senior Living celebrates Ruth! [caption id="attachment_17965" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ruth visting with her great niece and great grand niece.[/caption]   Read more

Resident Spotlight - Jean Malamud

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jean Malamud - Jean was born in San Diego to parents Sydney and Zelma. Her father was a printer, and print shop owner, who created, among other things, business cards and wedding announcements. Her mother was a bookkeeper, who in fact had to pretend she was older in order to get the job. Jean’s parents were also survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires that leveled the city. Jean has one sister, Ellen, who currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She recalls fondly that during the period in time of her high school education, she was “lousy at sports,” and it was unusual for women to become involved in them, but the athletic coach realized the potential they had, and offered gymnastic tumbling. Jean partook in this, and it eventually led to the formation of a school team! Although she has lived in Davis since 1993, Jean has traveled extensively, and lived in a wide variety of places including: Berkeley, California; Ithaca, New York; Lausanne, Switzerland; Feigères, France; Tucson, Arizona; outside of Chicago, Illinois; Irvine, California; Pullman, Washington; and Atlanta, Georgia. During her freshman year at UC Berkeley, Jean was quite impressed by a physicist she met who had built a blinking-light circuit, and the two formed a relationship, which included rock climbing together, with trust given to Jean to be on belay (holding the rope, making sure he didn’t fall!). The two married, and subsequently moved to Ithaca, New York, where he worked as a post-doc. Jean enrolled at Cornell University, and earned her Bachelor Degree in Zoology. His work and her education took them to various corners of the world, including their time spent in Switzerland and France. They had three children together- Carl, Yvette, and Bruce. She also has two grandchildren, Becka, who lives in Oakland, and Nate, currently living in Oregon. In 1993, when Jean moved to Davis, she worked as a comparative physiologist at UC Davis, studying, evaluating, and experimenting with the mechanisms and physiology of animals, generally using non-vertebrates in her laboratory. She also has a keen interest and passion for insects, which continues today, and wants to remind us that “all bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs!” Some of Jean’s most passionate hobbies included rock climbing and camping, especially in the gorgeous Sierra Nevada Mountains and near Aspen, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains. These treks also allowed her to focus her lens on another hobby, photography. Living within reach of an ocean for many years, Jean loves fresh sushi, and a slice of lemon meringue pie for dessert! Jean says three words that describe her best are “small, yet determined!” She also says, “people have been very nice to me, and I try to return the favor.” View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by  Eric Demuth   Read more

In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week, our Carlton Senior Living San Jose community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight their nursing team; Paige Woods and Mike Aberin. Paige chose to work for Carlton because of the clinical environment we endorse as a company, although we are a social model of care, our Nurses role allows us to assist in clinical aspects that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to without them. In that same regard, Mike enjoys the fact that Carlton is a diverse place where every day is a different day with new possibilities. The level of comfort that exists for the residents who can receive specific clinical services without having to be transitioned to a Skilled Nursing Facility is second to none. Paige feels it is rewarding to have the opportunity to work alongside “fantastic and experienced management” who provide leadership for the nursing staff. Paige was motivated to become a nurse by the thought of spending the majority of her time at the bedside of the residents. She enjoys learning and loves to socialize and converse with others that enjoy discussing similar interests. Being able to learn and love medicine gives her the ability to take what she knows and ensure that the residents receive the best quality of life possible. Mike became a nurse to have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others and help people. For Paige, the best part of her job is developing the relationships with residents and their families and being able to build on those each day she comes in for her shift. For Mike, he loves everything about his job and doesn’t consider it a job because he is having the chance to help our residents and truly enjoys getting to know them. “I really feel lucky to be working at a place like our building in San Jose. The people who live at my facility are warm, loving, funny and so caring; and it makes me so happy to be able to spend so much time with them. Carlton is the type of facility I would be comfortable sending my family to.” ~Paige Woods, LVN San Jose Carlton Read more

In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week our Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight our nursing team; Geraldine, Stephanie, and Mark. Geraldine and Stephanie have built a fantastic team between themselves having worked together for the past seven years. The Director of Resident Services, Jocelynn, shares that “their communication is second to none, the way that they coordinate their time off and remain willing to cover and flex when needed is an amazing benefit to our community.” As Jocelynn recalls, there are many situations in which both Geraldine and Stephanie have gone above and beyond, yet one remains especially close to her heart and prominent in her mind. Jocelynn recounts the time when they (Geraldine and Stephanie) both came back, after working all day, to complete an evening treatment for a week for one of the residents in need. This care and consideration offered the resident the ability to remain and stay in the community while needing that treatment. Having been raised in a family of medicine, where both her mom and aunt are nurses and her uncle is a doctor; it is no surprise that Geraldine discovered Carlton through a family friend. She enjoys taking care of people and the challenges presented for her to overcome during specific treatment needs such as wound care.  She finds great fulfillment when she can determine what will help a wound heal. Stephanie arrived to work for Carlton having been referred to by her sister who previously worked for the company. Having just graduated with her nursing degree, she was drawn to the position as an opportunity to begin her professional career. She has since stayed due to the benefits and employee appreciation showed by the company to her as a Carlton associate. Her favorite part about nursing is having the awareness that every day she comes to work, she has the chance to make a difference in someone's life, no matter how little or big it might be. Mark is the newest LVN to join our team and has proven in such a short time, to carry the Carlton commitments of showing our residents his ability to love, honor and provide for them in their times of need. After completing his initial training, he was called to extend help to two of our sister Carlton communities. Not only was he open and willing to this task he completed it with ease and ability. “We are so thankful and blessed to have such an amazing group of nurses that take such great care of our resident's and one another.” ~Jocelynn Ahnstrom, Director of Resident Services at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro 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.