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 Senior Apartments and Assisted Living

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento 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 that extend from our very own backyard in the beautiful resident garden to the local points of interest that Sacramento has to offer. Carlton Senior Living Sacramento’s 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 would recommend us. (Formerly known as Carlton Plaza of Sacramento)

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Resident Spotlight - Donna Love

Meet Carlton Senior Living's spotlight resident, Donna Love - With her smile and friendly demeanor, Donna is a wonderful asset to our community at Carlton Pleasant Hill. Her willingness to share her life experiences with honest reflection provides comfort to others to share as well, creating a recipe for meaningful friendships. [caption id="attachment_19041" align="alignright" width="450"] Donna (far right) and friends during CPH's Dining Room Grand Re-Opening[/caption] Donna was born on December 10, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Warner and Elizabeth Love and three older brothers. Donna’s father, Warren, was an engineer and had steady work throughout the depression because he was able to travel all over the country working with the WPA, (Works Project Administration), which was a program of the New Deal, created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Elizabeth, Donna’s mother, was a medical doctor and had her own office within the family home where she saw patients. The family owned the empty lot next to their house which served as a playground for the siblings as well as the neighbor children who spent many hours playing there. Donna and her brothers all attended boarding school during their high school years. Donna was able to go to George School, a Quaker boarding school that was founded in 1895 and is still an award-winning school today. Their mission is not only to educate to the highest degree but to teach that “fairness and justice are inherently tied to each other. Students learn to express themselves without trampling others, asking for what they need rather than demanding what they want.” Donna felt very fortunate to have that opportunity. She was also grateful to be away from home as her father was usually working and her mother was a cold, unemotional person who did not pay much attention to Donna. Donna went on to Mills College in Oakland in the late 1940’s. Although very intelligent, she struggled there as she had in school previously. She did not know it at the time, but Donna has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. "It begins in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Many children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults.” Donna is one of those people, as she was not diagnosed until age 60 when with treatment, she learned strategies to help her deal with its symptoms. After her time at Mills College, Donna met and married her husband Murray Mc Neil who was a meteorologist for the Air Force. Murray continued his education at U.C. Berkley where he got his master’s in architecture and they settled in Berkeley, California where they had three children, two girls and one boy. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce and that is when Donna decided to go back to school. Donna returned to Mills College after her diagnosis of ADHD and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1982. She went on to become a counselor and coach to other adults with ADHD providing the tools needed to more easily navigate their lives. Donna also volunteered to teach parenting classes to help parents learn the skills to help their children with ADHD and facilitated a support group for adults with ADHD, generously giving her time to promote healing and happiness in this community. Donna is a happy person and truly enjoys living at Carlton Pleasant Hill. She loves plants and gardening and also reading, as is reflected in her position as volunteer librarian, once again serving her community. Donna is also interested in art and has studied art off and on over the years. She looks forward to renewing that interest by taking a painting class in the near future. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Mary Ann Ashby     Read more

Let's Take a Walk

“When the world is so complicated the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” Maria Shriver In this life, we learn early on, that acquiring knowledge is the best way to keep ourselves informed. It would come as no surprise that when we or someone we love receives a diagnosis of a health related ailment we instinctively begin to enlighten ourselves on what potentially could happen, what might have caused this diagnosis and ultimately how best to proceed forward with the treatment of it. At this time there are 327,178,060 Americans living in the United States and 5.7 million of them have been diagnosed and are living with Alzheimer’s. The devastation of facing a diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t permit them to expand their knowledge. In fact, it is truly a disease that in its entirety is selfish. It robs the person of not only their memories from years past, but also sabotages their ability to gain insight on the situation, thus hindering them from making new memories. Alzheimer’s disease is the most recognized cause of dementia. The symptoms progress from on-set and impede upon the person’s ability to maintain memory, think and therefore engage appropriately in social situations. Although we have become aware of the progression of this disease and the potential for what it can create, we have yet to find a cure. The treatments that exist allow the dementia related symptoms to temporarily slow in their development thus creating a slightly higher quality of life for the patient. At Carlton Senior Living we understand that Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia present a unique and difficult set of care challenges for seniors and their families. Many families caring for loved ones with memory loss and cognitive impairment find, however, that when the stress of daily care is removed by moving a loved one into memory care, loving relationships often can be re-established and can flourish. Carlton Senior Living’s person-centered approach to memory care values all people as unique, we recognize individual viewpoints and honor the connections between us all. We use best practices in dementia care as well as state-of-the-art sensory integration and therapeutic programming. It is imperative, during the initial time of diagnosis to seek out support that can strive to uplift our spirits, help to maintain our strength and ultimately give us something greater than ourselves to believe in and be a part of. This need for support is why the Alzheimer’s Association exists; it is the leading voluntary health organization in care, support and research of Alzheimer’s. “Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.” – Alzheimer's Association  In the Sacramento, East Bay Area and Silicon Valley, during the month of September and October Carlton associates, residents, family members and friends will join together to take a step forward. The commitment we will make to unite on Saturday September 29th, October 13th or October 20th will symbolize not only that we intend to spread the power of awareness but that we share in the hope for a cure. Therefore we walk and we remember their love when they can no longer remember themselves. If you are interested in joining a walk, please consider signing up with a Carlton team. In a world that becomes extremely complicated, as the mind begins to deteriorate, we are reminded that a smile can provoke a smile, a handshake can trigger a response and a hug is still the kindest gift that one person can give another. Maria Shriver said it best, the simple gift of friendship is truly within all of our hands to be extended out and received by one another. Read more

Resident Spotlight - Hank & Rhoda Bruett

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight residents, Hank and Rhoda Bruett. Hank was born in Brunsbüttel, in Northern Germany near Hamburg. His parents and whole family lived there, and as he puts it, “Everyone in my family lived within 35 miles of there, and we only had bicycles and no cars, so if you wanted to meet and marry someone, you would have to ride your bike to the nearest town.” Hank had an uncle living in Bolinas, in Marin County, who asked if Hank or his brother wanted to move out to California. Hank jumped at the idea and set forth for America when he was 19 years old. Rhoda was born in Woodland, California, where her grandmother ran a boarding house. Rhoda was attending San Jose State for a degree in Education when Hank was working for Pacific Gas and Electric and was assigned a job in Dixon. Rhoda’s grandmother wrote to her, saying that she had to come home to meet the man who was staying in the boarding house. Hank says one day he saw a blue dress hanging up, and “wanted to meet the girl who came with it.” The two of them hit it off and now have been married 63 years. Hank continued to work for PG&E, SMUD, and an elevator and escalator conveyance company. Prior to retiring, he ran his own electrical contracting company in Davis. Rhoda taught kindergarten and then became certified as a Braillist, transcribing documents, papers, and other literature into Braille for the San Juan Unified School District’s blind students and teachers. They have two sons: Brooks, who lives in Oregon and is a manager for State Farm Insurance, and Jeff, an electrical contractor, who resides in Sacramento. Hank and Rhoda describe some of their favorite life experiences as being able to travel with their family, and also as a couple, on cruise ships to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Hawaii. Their life philosophy is to “enjoy every day, and each other,” and also that “attitude is everything.” They add to “never go to bed mad.” When asked who they most admire, Rhoda says her mother, as she was happy-go-lucky, and a positive thinker. Hank states that he admires the people who had the foresight to plan and build railroads and dams, find ways to climb mountains and get through deserts, create jobs, and had the get-up and go to get things done. Hank and Rhoda enjoy the wide variety of meals here at Carlton Senior Living Davis, listening to Big Band Music and Lawrence Welk, and enjoy their time spent together and meeting others.   View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Eric Demuth     Read more

Resident Spotlight - Betty Powell: Celebrating 5 Generations of Family

Proud grandmother of four, great-grandma of four more and great-great-grandma of one, Betty Powell is a source of inspiration to the younger members of her family. [caption id="attachment_18988" align="alignright" width="300"] Betty visiting with granddaughter, Heather, and the latest addition to the family, Braiden.[/caption] "My grandmother has been one of the most inspirational people in my life. She has taught me to keep a positive outlook on life, stay physically active, be kind and patient with others, and that there's always a good reason to eat chocolate!" - Heather, Betty's granddaughter   Read more about this amazing mother and grandmother who remains active and involved in her community at 103 years-young as written by her daughter, Nancy Okeefe:     [caption id="attachment_18990" align="alignright" width="300"] Betty with family from Colorado.[/caption] Betty was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a 13 year-old-child, she spent the summer in Europe and still has fond memories of that trip. She attended Stephens College in Missouri and Michigan State University where she studied Physical Education. In 1938, Betty married Robert “Bob” Kingwill. They had 2 children, Nancy and Fred. Betty volunteered at her church and at two local hospitals. Many hours were spent at high school sporting events watching son, Fred, a “star” athlete, compete. Family and friends also enjoyed attending Michigan State football games. Even today, Betty is an avid fan of Michigan State football and basketball. After Bob passed away at an early age, Betty married Chuck Powell. The couple enjoyed many trips together, visiting family in Colorado, Wyoming, and California. Travel has been a big part of Betty’s life. Daughter, Nancy, worked for a cruise line and was able to take Betty to Alaska several times. Betty played tennis until she was 90 years old and only stopped when she no longer has doubles partners. Now she enjoys watching the Tennis Channel. [caption id="attachment_18989" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nancy and Betty visiting with Heather's family[/caption] In 2007, Betty moved to Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill to be closer to Nancy and grand-daughters Heather and Amy who live in the East Bay. Her son, Fred, retired from the U.S. Forest Service in Jackson, Wyoming, spends his free time painting with watercolors. Betty looks forward to visits from family, especially great-grandson, Conor, son of granddaughter, Kelly and her husband, Jim, both doctors livings in Colorado. Grandson, Rob, chose snowboarding as his profession and also lives in Jackson Wyoming. Now at Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner, Betty rarely misses an exercise class. This centenarian enjoys her many friends, singing and taking part in the many community celebrations. Written by Nancy O'Keefe, Daughter of Betty Powell     Read about how Grandparents Connect the Generations and view additional Resident Spotlight articles on Carlton's blog.     Read more

Grandparents Connect the Generations

You probably remember your grandparents telling tales from their childhood—their struggles, triumphs and what it was like growing up back then. At the time, you may not have understood the significance of these family stories and the lessons hidden within but now these anecdotes are likely among your collection of most treasured memories. Regardless of the relationship, you had with your grandparents, their mere existence no doubt influenced and shaped the person you are today. As a matter of fact, the role of grandparent is so significant and vital that National Grandparents Day was established to honor and affirm the unique role grandparents play in families across the country. Each year National Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day and this year will be observed on September 9th. The concept of Grandparents Day was conceived by Marian McQuade in the early 1970’s and National Grandparents Day was established by official proclamation from President Jimmy Carter in 1979. In part, his proclamation read: “Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us. Whether they are our own or surrogate grandparents who fill some of the gaps in our mobile society, our senior generation also provides our society a link to our national heritage and traditions.” Unlike Mother’s and Father’s Day, Marian McQuade did not envision the holiday as “belonging” to grandparents. Instead, she saw it as a day of celebration which would allow different generations within a family to connect and share their knowledge. Although McQuade intended for grandparents to be honored on this day, she also felt that it was an opportunity for grandparents to confirm their loving legacy while passing on their years of wisdom and insight to the following generations. National Grandparents Day helps to cultivate intergenerational relationships and friendships in general regardless of familial connections. Many elder Americans living in senior communities have found this to be particularly true because of the meaningful friendships they’ve established with the younger associates and volunteers working within their communities. This point is particularly true for Bill Hall, a resident of Carlton Senior Living, who declared that a birthday celebration hosted for him by his “Carlton Family” made him happier than any event during his entire ninety-five years of life. Stories like this offer a unique perspective on the importance of establishing these timeless bonds between the generations regardless of family connection. Whether or not you have grandparents or grandchildren to share with on National Grandparents Day, it is important to remember that before you reap the rewards of intergenerational friendships, you must first put time into cultivating them. Be it the simple act of sharing a story or a shared experience like with the senior living associates throwing Bill the party of a lifetime, each generation has something unique and valuable to offer.     Written by Denee Coleman Read about Carlton resident and grandmother, Betty Powell, who remains active and involved in her Carlton community at 103 years-young: Resident Spotlight - Betty Powell, Celebrating 5 Generations of Family     Read more

Broadening Horizons with a Positive Approach

At Carlton Senior Living we believe firmly in empowering our team members to seek out and gain knowledge and insight from professionals in the field. Within the US and Canada, Teepa Snow is acknowledged as one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. One of Carlton’s very own, Katheryn Winter, Manager of Talent Acquisition recently attended two-day training with Teepa Snow to become a Positive Approach to Care certified trainer. Katheryn, having graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development was extremely motivated to choose an internship with Carlton. She saw this opportunity as the perfect setting for a recent college graduate, such as herself, because it allowed her to gain firsthand experience in a field she held a keen interest in. She was given a chance to shadow in all community departments including but not limited to; clinical, culinary, activities and administration. Having not had any prior experience or knowledge in assisted living or memory care she didn’t have an initial perspective on what to expect before the internship. However, being immersed in different roles during the intern process, she found it was a great way to learn about Carlton and gain an understanding of the type of care our setting provides for residents. She formulated a well-rounded knowledge of what senior living is and how all of the departments interact with each other to reach a common goal in assisting our residents with their individual needs. In her words, “introducing recent graduates to an industry that they potentially know little about…usually, this transforms into a love for senior living.”     Upon completing her internship with Carlton, it was no surprise that Katheryn discovered her values aligned closely with Carlton’s vision. She joined our HR and Staff Development team and was hired on as our Manager of Talent Acquisition. This opportunity allowed her to exercise leadership, management, and teamwork. She feels that “it is such a joy working with prospective staff, new staff and veteran staff in my everyday environment.” For Katheryn, she shared that Carlton has created a space for self-growth and personal development which has made her feel honored to be a part of a company that supports her as a professional. When asked how the training she received from Teepa Snow changed her perspective on things she shared the following viewpoints. “The training with Teepa Snow was a huge learning experience for me. In college, I studied Human Development and was really interested in learning more about dementia. I have a grandmother living with dementia, which is what initially started my interest in this field. The training with Teepa Snow allowed me to be more empathetic and understanding to those persons living with dementia. I learned that my visual and verbal approach combined with physical touch has a huge impact on my communication with these residents. I learned that some residents may respond better to visual or physical cues, rather than verbal and vice versa. This training allowed me to challenge myself in better communicating with residents living with dementia.”   From all of her Carlton Senior Living family, we take a moment to congratulate her on her success thus far and cannot wait to see the next steps for her as a professional. We know that she will implement the knowledge gained from her training and experience with Teepa to empower our associates and help to support the dignity and independence of our residents facing memory progression. Special thanks to Katheryn herself for taking the time to share her insight on this experience and the knowledge she has gained.  Read more

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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.