Serving Northern California

Since 1985

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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.

San Jose Senior Apartments and Assisted Living

Carlton Senior Living San Jose, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, 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 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, On-Site Nursing, Medication and Diabetic Management. Residents can enjoy participating in various enriching, tailored activities led by our very own CALA Outstanding Department Director recipient. Carlton Senior Living San Jose’s Executive Director, with 37 years of senior living experience and 8 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 99% of Carlton family members would recommend us. (Formerly known as Carlton Plaza of San Jose)

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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 - Father Tom Burns

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Father Tom Burns - Born in San Francisco on November 22, 1925, to John Joseph (Joe) and Helen Burns, Tom was their firstborn child. Three and a half years later he was followed by his brother William. Joe worked for General Electric and Helen was a homemaker. Seeking warmer weather, the family moved to San Mateo when Tom was a baby. Although Tom and William were not close as youngsters they became great friends in early adulthood which lasted throughout their lives including attending seminary together and becoming priests. When Tom started school, he loved his kindergarten teacher so much he wanted to repeat the class. The love of school, however, did not last and he found more enjoyment playing tennis and other pursuits. When he came of high school age he attended Bellarmine College Preparatory to which he had to commute by train about an hour each way. Bellarmine, the second oldest Jesuit high school west of the Mississippi River, was founded in 1851 and is one of 59 Jesuit high schools in the U.S. Tom’s academic interest and performance grew here and the hour-long commute each way gave ample time for homework. After graduation, Tom enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII and served for three years. He was trained as a hospital corpsman which is an enlisted medical specialist of the Navy. He served on the USS Repose which was a Haven-class hospital ship and was among the first ships to be able to receive casualties directly by helicopter. The ship traveled to many locations including Mare Island, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Shanghai. At one point it was caught in a typhoon with waves as high as 75 feet and winds of 150 miles per hour. They managed to regain control by sailing into the eye of the storm then navigating to safety. After the Navy, Tom returned to Santa Clara University for two years then enrolled at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park. He was ordained as a priest at St. Mary’s Cathedral in 1954 and served as an assistant pastor in several Bay Area communities. He later served as chaplain at the University of California San Francisco for many years. Later in life, he pursued other vocational interests and worked for St. Anthony’s which has been providing essential support to San Francisco residents living in poverty since 1950. [caption id="attachment_21056" align="alignleft" width="350"] Residents Father Tom Burns and Connie Malone wave to the crowd just after being named Carlton Pleasant Hill's Harvest King and Queen.[/caption] Father Tom has lived in our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill community for ten years and enjoys it very much. He appreciates the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff and was even selected at Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill's first ever Harvest King. Tom was an avid tennis player and cyclist but now opts for fitness walking. He has a consistent schedule that includes a morning walk, daily mass, reading-including two newspapers and visiting with friends and ministering to those in need. Tom loves to read mysteries and religious books, enjoys movie classics, westerns and comedies, and listening to classical music. Honestly, I don’t think you could find a nicer guy. Father Tom is humble, friendly, easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. He is a wonderful asset to our community and a favorite companion among the residents as well as staff members.         View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Mary Ann Ashby     Read more

Resident Spotlight - Dan Julian

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Dan Julian - Daniel “Dan” Julian was born in the beach town of Santa Barbara, California on July 21, 1923, to parents Frank and Esther. He had three brothers and a sister. Dan has eight children; he and his first wife had three children together and his second wife, Doris, already had five daughters when they married. Dan moved to Davis from Berkeley after his wife passed away, to be closer to family. He moved to Carlton Senior Living Davis in early May, making him one of our newest neighbors. Dan served in the United States Navy (Seaman 1st Class) during World War II. He initially tried to enlist when he was only seventeen, but his parents would not sign the paperwork. He patiently waited one more year till he was eighteen and spent three years in the military. After the war, Dan worked in corrections. He served as a probation officer in the East Bay. He prides himself on being one of the most dedicated and hardworking officers in his station. He chalks this up to his drive and determination, as well as his ability to work with and befriend one of the top judges, Judge Richard Arnason. Dan was very keen on keeping people from returning to jail or prison.  He would go above and beyond to show that his clients were on the right track. On one of the last cases Dan ever worked, he was able to save a man’s life. He recognized that his client was exhibiting symptoms of a brain tumor and was able to refer him to a doctor for a diagnosis and surgery.  Helping people turn their lives around was extremely rewarding.  Dan believes that if you can do something for another person to help them function in society, you should do it! Dan has traveled to Europe, the South Pacific, and Mexico. He especially loved his time in Mexico. While there, he bought a reconditioned Volkswagen van and had tons of fun driving it. Since there was a lot of theft in the area, Dan made it look like there was an anti-theft system in the van. This little trick kept his van safe from break-ins. Dan likes traveling, reading, and writing. He loves art and especially enjoys being an artist’s model. He likes classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach. His favorite meal is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and his favorite dessert is fruit from sunny climates. Dan wants to be remembered as a someone who is thoughtful and kind. When asked about advice he would pass along to others, he suggests that people to always find a way to work with others. He most admires Judge Arnason, his former colleague. They worked in complete harmony to help those in need. Dan’s favorite thing about Carlton Senior Living Davis are the people, as they are all very pleasant View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade     Read more

Resident Spotlight - Jan Cheryl Tanaka

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jan Cheryl Tanaka. Jan was born in Silver City, New Mexico on March 22, 1944. Due to her father being in the United States Air Force, she moved around the world as she was growing up. Jan lived in Casablanca, Africa, the Philippines and France. As a child, she was fluent in French and Arabic. Jan had two main careers in life. The first was working at Bank of America for 10 years. She then transitioned to work for the State of California as an Executive Assistant for 17 years until her retirement. Out of all the traveling destinations, her favorite is to drive to see her sister where she would spend the week. Jan was married twice; first to her high school sweetheart in 1963. They were married for 15 years and had three children: Wendy, Melody and Conley, who lives in Florida. Her second husband, Eric Tanaka, and she were married on her birthday in 1980. Eric is affectionately known as E.T. in her family. E.T. used to work for Citizens Utility which is now called Frontier. Along with her children, Jan has six grandchildren named TracyAnn, Lindsey, Jody, CJ (Conley James), Savana, and Ethan. Finally, three great-grandchildren named Kenade, Nick, Analia. Her hobbies include knitting and collecting statue angels. She has always had dogs and now she has one cute puppy name Foxy who she has had for 10 years. The three ways to best describe her are blessed, a good mom, and an animal lover. Her advice to new residents is to be friendly, move out of your comfort zone, and be yourself. Her favorite thing about living here at Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove is the different variety of meals and that she does not have to cook anymore. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.   Read more

Put a Spring in Your Step with Live 2 B Healthy

Dr. William Buchan, the 18th-century Scottish physician wrote, “Of all the causes which conspire to render the life of a man short and miserable, none have greater influence than the want of proper exercise.” Dr. Buchan was well ahead of his time in this statement. Today, we know that regular physical activity has been proven in study after study to improve quality of life as we age and help to reduce many of the aches and pains that were once assumed to be part of the aging process. Participants of Carlton Senior Living's Live 2 B Healthy classes can tell you that regular physical fitness makes a big difference in improving their balance, flexibility and strength. We regularly see improvements in testing results among even our most senior participants. And many of them credit Live 2 B Healthy classes as the secret to their ability to continue to independently participate in the activities that contribute to their overall well-being. Activities like playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoying the outdoors, and managing their own personal care become easier with regular physical activity. What's more, the Live 2 B Healthy program is proven to help seniors improve both balance and overall strength. Live 2 B Healthy Trainers are all Certified Personal Trainers who are experienced in working with seniors. They are familiar with the challenges that come with age and customize exercise to fit the individual needs of each resident. Live 2 B Healthy's trainers keep participants motivated throughout the class and make an effort to get to know each and every person by name. Don't miss the opportunity to increase your activity and improve your health. Download your Carlton community newsletter for the schedule of Live 2 B Healthy classes and put a little spring back in your step through exercise.       Read more

Resident Spotlight - Jessie Bianchi

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jessie Bianchi – Jessie was born in Italy on April Fools' Day in 1922. When she was only a year old, she and her family moved to the United States. As a child, Jessie fondly remembers playing ball with the neighborhood kids. She also had a beagle dog named Billie who loved going to the schoolyard to steal a ball away from the playing children or to sneak a snack or two from their lunches. In high school, Jessie became known as the “Popcorn Lady” because she was always selling popcorn and volunteering at the high school ball games and events. Jessie is life-long Yankees fan but asks that you not hold that against her. Jessie met her future husband on a ship traveling from Italy to New Jersey and they were married when she was 33 years old. The couple returned to Italy to live for a while as her in-laws also lived there. Later, her husband was offered a job at Chevron in California and so they relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. The couple was happily married for over 60 years and they share three wonderful children together. Family has always been very important to Jessie and she pleased to receive frequent visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very often. Jessie says she loves the associates and her friends at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill and loves being a part of the community in general. Jessie recently celebrated her 97th birthday along with her family and friends at Carlton's Downtown Pleasant Hill community: View additional Resident Spotlight articles.     Read more

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