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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.

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

Pleasant Hill Road Senior Apartments and Assisted Living

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, our first 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 Independent Living, Assisted Living, On-Site Nursing, Medication and Diabetic Management. Residents can participate in enriching, tailored activities in our hillside, landscaped courtyards or our newly renovated living spaces. Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill's Executive Director, with 48 years of clinical experience and 14 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 Chateau Pleasant Hill)

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From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

"Best of the Best" Awards

Carlton Senior Living’s “Best of the Best” awards honor associates, in all departments and all positions from our culinary team to our Executive Directors, who have gone above and beyond. These chosen individuals are honored quarterly and annually. They are those within our company who have provided particularly high-quality customer service in memorable experiences for our residents, their families and fellow associates. These individuals exemplify the Carlton Commitments to Love, Honor and Provide.     Nominations can be written by residents, their family members, visitors, partnership agencies and Carlton associates by picking up a nomination form at the community’s front desk. Upon submission, this nomination form helps our teams to identify the associates who are deserving of recognition and chosen to be among Carlton's "Best of the Best."       Each quarter the individual communities identify their “Best of the Best” winners and honor them in a ceremony celebrated at their community. Annually each year, the annual “Best of the Best” winners are chosen out of those who had won in the past four quarters of the given year. The winners are then congratulated on being chosen and are invited with a guest to attend the Best of the Best Annual Awards Banquet at the Silverado Resort in Napa, Ca. In honor of them, the winner and their guest receive a complimentary stay at the Silverado Resort on the night of the banquet.   We invite you to stay tuned as we will be recognizing our Regional 2018 Annual Winners in a blog series coming soon!  Read more

"The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story"

Today we celebrate the World Federation of Hemophilia by recognizing the 29th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day. We are thrilled to showcase our very own residents Will & Gloria Curtis, of the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community and the contributions they have made in the founding of the Central California Hemophilia Foundation. We invite you to read more from Will's perspective in his article entitled; “The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story” On a bright summer day in Sacramento, June 10, 1969, our attorney, John R. Saldine, invited me to join him as he walked our corporation papers through the California State House. Our foundation was on its way, and the thought occurred to me that I was not too sure of the next step. But, in hindsight, I see that the steps were already in progress. I kept holding meetings, and people, who cared, kept coming. We had actually had our organizational meeting at the end of "68" under the huge water towers on Alhambra Blvd, where the Sacramento Blood Bank was then operating. That was thanks to the Director of the Sacramento Blood Bank, Mrs. Blanche Babcock, who had been a long time supporter of the hemophilia community on her own initiative, and was eager to support this newly forming chapter of the hemophilia community. Meeting at the Blood Bank thus became our anchor for many, many years. Among those early supporters, the Medical Director of the Blood Bank, Dr. Paul G. Hartersley, not only played a pivotal role in the formation of the chapter at this point, but had been instrumental in introducing the treatment by cryroprecipitates to our community. He had recently come to us from working with Dr. Judith Poole, the discoverer of that treatment, at Standford University. As the hematologist for my 12 year old son, Dr. Hattersley and I had formed a comfortable relationship, and that prompted me, after a routine office visit one afternoon, to ask; "Would you be interested in my forming a chapter?" He was instantly receptive and offered to suggest some people he thought would be of help. Through Dr. Hattersley and Mrs. Babcock, we were then blessed with a group of long-experienced in community work; John R. Saldine, Attorney, Clifford E. Bohmbach, Mrs. Edward C. Wolfe, and Mrs. Dave Dozier, (matron of a well known medical dynasty in Sacramento). Add to this list a couple from our families (who shared my lack of experience), Mrs. Roger Helm, mother of Mark and Scott from Davis, and Mrs. Mavis B. Pierce, mother of John from Sacramento. Completing this list of "founding" board members would be Dr. Charles B. Abildgaard. Some short time after making that offer to Dr. Hattersley, I was brought up to date by Paul on charges at the UCD Medical Center. He indicated that a "Dr. Abildgaard" was coming to direct the hemophilia section at UCD (the Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center not yet quite in place) and that I should certainly meet him. That turned out to be an understatement. Dr. Abildgaard, (we called him "Charlie"), actually attended our first "organizational" meeting under the water tower that winter of 1968. He also met me at my house to drive me to that meeting, ran out of gas on the freeway to that meeting, walked quietly down an off-ramp to get gasoline, put some in the tank, and drove us on to the water towers, arriving just in time. I do not think he change his voice inflection during our travel one iota while all of this was taking place. I, on the other hand, was having a real case of nerves, thinking about my first speech, my first meeting, and whether anyone might even show up. Within about three years, this "founding" board was replaced by our own family members. With the advent of the Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center in 1977, and the continued support of the Sacramento Blood Bank, we continued our journey. A second chapter of this story could well be about the families, the mothers, and the concerned folks who just came by and stayed awhile. These were the people who cared, and, as I continued holding meetings, kept coming.   A special thank you extended to Wilbur "Will" Curtis, Past President, CCHF for his contribution to this blog.    To see a trailer of the video that was produced from the Curtis' interview by the Central California Hemophilia Foundation check out the link The full video is set to be released today on World Hemophilia Day in the Sacramento Regional Celebration.   Read more

Resident Spotlight - Willah Haberman

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Willah Haberman - Willah was born on April 14th in San Francisco, California. She lived in Oakland for a time but grew up in Berkeley along with her four younger brothers. In her early childhood days, Willah remembers playing with the neighborhood kids in empty lots and she can’t forget the tethered goat with big horns from her youth. She also liked to read a lot and listen to the radio. Willah attended Berkeley High School where she developed a passion for art and dance. During her senior year of high school, World War II broke out. After high school, she was accepted into a commercial art school. After graduating, she began her career as an Art Director designing ads for newspapers and magazines as well as professional photographers. She still has a notebook containing some of her beautiful artwork from throughout her career. Soon after Willah was born in 1928, her family was featured in the local newspaper article with a photo showing five generations of the women from her family including her grandmother, great-grandmother and her great-great-grandmother. What an article that must have been! Married twice, her second marriage spanned 53 years. Willah has three sons and two lovely granddaughters. At Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill she enjoys visiting friends and making new ones. She also likes the challenges of the Dakim BrainFitness program in which helps to keep her mind sharp. Along with the many activities she participates in at Carlton Downtown Pleasant Hill a book club is also being started at her request. April 14th marks her 91st birthday! Read: Have YOU tried Dakim BrainFitness? View additional Resident Spotlight articles.       Read more

Resident Spotlight - Bob & Gayle Doebert

Meet Carlton Senior Living's spotlight residents, Bob and Gayle Doebert - Robert “Bob” Doebert was born March 5, 1934, to parents Dorothy and Frank, in East St. Louis, Illinois, a continuation of the major city in Missouri, across the Mississippi River. Gayle was born December 12, 1938, to parents Eleanore and Nicholas, in San Francisco. Bob and Gayle both attended San Francisco State University, where they met. The couple married after college and the two remained in San Francisco for several years afterward. Each worked part-time during college at Candlestick Park. Gayle was an usher and “the beer girl” for the radio announcers during San Francisco Giants games. She says, “they drank a lot, and always let me keep the change for what the beers cost, so I actually made quite a bit of money!” Gayle received her degree in teaching and became a ballet and jazz dance instructor. Bob didn’t quite know what he wanted to do for a living but knew he wanted to try many different jobs, “finding one that would stick,” as he puts it. Among his vocations was working in a health club, at a winery’s tasting room, and teaching industrial arts. Bob is also a master gardener and still loves to get outside and play in the dirt, tending a tomato garden right here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. As Gayle put it: “He plants, and I clean up!” One of Bob’s fondest memories is a 5-month long trip he took to Europe with some friends. They were able to travel all over the continent and Bob reminisces about how far you could get on five dollars a day. Bob also had the opportunity to play golf in Scotland’s St. Andrews Links, the “Home of Golf.” Gayle loves to exercise and physical fitness and likes to see others get involved in the classes here at Carlton. Their favorite meals include fish, veal piccata, good ice cream, and Gayle loves chocolate candy. They have a daughter, Denise, who’s retired and lives in Davis. When asked about a life philosophy, Bob states, “Search for something that makes you happy, and try different things.” Bob and Gayle both describe themselves as helpful to the people they meet. Bob most admires his parents for inspiring him to keep trying and not quit. Gayle admires their two granddaughters–Tara and Kelly–who work extraordinarily hard to achieve their goals in life. The thing they like best about living at Carlton Senior Living is the “wonderful and sincere staff!” View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Eric Demuth Read more

Resident Spotlight - Michael Samberg

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Michael Samberg - Michael was born on July 11, 1921, in the lower east of New York City. In 1920, during World War I, his parents came to the United States from Poland with his sister Anne, grandma and cousin. His dad acquired his own restaurant with a partner, but it was a tough life for them. [caption id="attachment_20725" align="alignright" width="300"] Veteran, Michael poses in front of his various degrees.[/caption] Later, his family moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. His father bought a row house with a substantial mortgage. Michael was placed into kindergarten at age 4 and then public school through high school. He graduated high school at 16 and got a job working part-time to help support his family. When the Great Depression hit, and his father lost his restaurant and home to foreclosure. After 2 years of college Michael switched to the evening session to obtained full-time work. He did assembly work at the minimum wage of 25 cents an hour earning $10 a week. He kept $3 and gave the rest to his mother. When World War II started in Europe, he submitted his job application and drafting samples to a company which manufactured anti-aircraft arc lights. Sadly, after getting the job, the personnel manager called him and sad the supervisor would not employ someone of the Jewish faith. Later, he got a drafting job for $18 a week in a machine shop making torpedo tools for Britain. By early 1941, he was designing machine tools, jigs and fixtures to build a newly designed Sherman Tank and earning a dollar an hour plus overtime. By 1944, Michael was determined to enter the military service. Six months after entering the service he was in combat with Company of the 101st infantry Regt, 26th Yankee Division, 3rd Army. The Battle of the Bulge got him sent to various hospitals because his feet were frostbitten, and by August 25th, he was discharged for disability. Michael returned home and completed his college education. In February, he attended a Valentine’s Day Party where he met his wife Ruth. On August 21, 1948, they married at Ruth’s mother’s home in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. They honeymooned on Cape Cod and set up home in the Little Italy section on the lower east side of New York. Michael and Ruth worked very hard to get their education and good jobs to help support their family. Ruth got her education in Social Work and taught lower grade students. Michael graduated from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn with his Master’s in Engineering. They moved around a lot for jobs and to ensure they lived in good places for their children. The couple has two beautiful and smart children, Mark and Eslee, both doctors. They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Michael retired as Vice-President of Manufacturing. In 1994 Michael and Ruth relocated to Victorville, California and where they lived for 10 years. They became very active with their family as family is so important to Michael. They moved to Merced and about a year after their son and his family relocated there. Michael enjoys being a part of the Carlton Senior Living Sacramento community. He feels that everyone does a fantastic job. He also jokes that the food is great when it’s not spicy. He loves the company and getting to meet new people. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Myna Saengsavanh   Read more

Resident Spotlight - Dorothy Scherer

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident Dorothy Scherer - Dorothy was born to parents Arthur and Clara Kruppenbacher on July 18, 1930, in Palisades Park, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Her father was a first generation American and her mother came to America from Germany in her twenties to help the family in New York raise their children. In high school, Dorothy walked about three miles to and from school and worked for a drug store in the evenings. She recalls walking in all kinds of weather with the snow causing the most issues for her. On one occasion on her way home, she found her father and brother stranded after both their cars slid off the road. She grew up and lived in a few different areas of New Jersey, steadily moving northward up the Hudson River Valley. She met her future husband, Richard, when they were teenagers. Dorothy eventually became a registered nurse and Richard joined the United States Air Force, working as an aircraft mechanic. He was sent to Texas and Illinois; the two were married in Illinois. The Air Force then assigned Richard to Tucson, Arizona and he and Dorothy flew to Arizona from Schenectady, New York to live. After about a year, he was reassigned to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. Finding five acres of land in Vacaville, the two built a home and had an almond orchard, which is still in their family today. After her husband’s discharge from the Air Force, he remained at Travis Air Force Base as a civilian aircraft mechanic to perform turnaround maintenance on the multitude of aircraft that arrived at the base. [caption id="attachment_20718" align="alignleft" width="400"] Dorothy, Alice and Miriam during Happy Hour at Carlton Senior Living Davis[/caption] Dorothy received her bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and worked as an operating room nurse. She focused on education and opened the education department for NorthBay Medical Center. She and Richard had three children–Dan, Richard, and Jeanne. They all helped work the farmland in some capacity while growing up. Describing her life philosophy as “connecting with nature,” Dorothy says she loves exploring and “wandering in the woods.” She enjoys going to unfamiliar places and learning about them, especially with her interest in botany and identifying different plant species. A favorite life experience was two bicycling trips with her husband through Europe, first in 1977 and again after her retirement in the 1980s. Their daughter Jeanne, then 16, joined them on the first trip. They biked all over the northern part of Europe, including Denmark and the Island of Fohr, where her mother had grown up. They even met family who lived there–aunts, uncles and cousins. The second trip included eight weeks touring the British Isles, including Ireland, where they met the family of Richard’s mother. Her favorite kinds of music are folk and country, and she is a huge John Denver fan. She loves to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and says nothing beats ice cream for dessert. We are so glad to have Dorothy as a resident of Carlton Senior Living Davis. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Eric Demuth     Read more

In Celebration of March: The Guinness Cupcake

Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community recently made Guinness cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day and the month of March! If your looking for a sweet treat to bring to an upcoming March Madness or MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft party then we have the recipe for you! Dave Lieberman's shared recipe with the Food Network shows the perfect way to combine a love of beer and baking. Traditionally, a stout beer is the best style to bake with and is the chosen one for this recipe. We share below with you now the Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe and how it turned out for our residents in Davis! Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Prep Time: 15 minutes                    Cook Time: 25 minutes                    Yields: 24 cupcakes  Ingredients Needed: 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa, plus more for dusting finished cupcakes 2 cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch fine salt 1 bottle stout beer (Guinness is recommended and is what Carlton Senior Living used) 1 stick butter, melted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs 3/4 cup sour cream 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream 1 (1 pound) box confectioner's sugar Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. In another medium mixing bowl combine the stout, melted butter and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream until thoroughly combined and smooth. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Lightly grease 24 muffin tins. Divide the batter equally between muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for about 12 minutes and then rotate the pans. Bake another 12 to 13 minutes until risen, nicely domed, and set in the middle but still soft and tender. Cool before turning out. After the icing is made, top each cupcake with a heap of frosting and dust with cocoa. ENJOY! Directions to make the icing: In a medium bowl, with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the heavy cream. On low speed, slowly mix in the confectioner's sugar until incorporated and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Icing can be made several hours ahead and kept covered and chilled.     Our staff and residents said it was fun to bake and turned out DELICIOUS! Mixing the frosting was a little hard but they were really glad they made it from scratch because it went super well with the cupcakes!    Special thank you to the Food Network, specifically Dave Lieberman for his Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe. Also a special thank you to our residents and staff at Carlton Senior Living Davis for making these delicious cupcakes and sharing their thoughts with us! Read more

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