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.

Downtown Pleasant Hill Apartments and Enhanced Assisted Living

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill 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 participate in enriching, tailored activities, including, but not limited to, trips to beautiful and exciting Downtown Pleasant Hill right around the corner. Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill’s associates, led by their Executive Director with 22 years of senior living experience, are committed to Love, Honor & 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’s members would recommend us. (Formerly known as Chateau III)

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“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- Alan Coffey

Meet Carlton Senior Living Spotlight- Alan Coffey. Alan was born in Washington, D.C. and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He became very knowledgeable about Russian anti-aircraft weaponry and as a result was loaned to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force as a trainer. Alan likes to joke that he couldn’t teach them anything, but they taught him how to drink scotch whiskey and play darts! As a result of his knowledge of anti-aircraft weapons, Alan served as a consultant to Boeing while living in Wichita, KS. At his wife Bev’s urging, Alan and his family relocated to California where he eventually found work as a police dispatcher for Santa Clara County, and then later as a Probation Officer and finally as the Director of Probation and Rehabilitation. In fact, another one of our Carlton Senior Living San Jose residents, Joe Rodriguez was one of his probation officers! In addition to his work with the police department, Alan taught criminal justice classes and published 17 books on the subject. Because of his knowledge base, Alan was sought out as a consultant by actor and producer Jack Webb, creator of “Dragnet.” He also served as President of the Strategic Air Command Proud Alumni Society. After retiring in 1985, Alan and his beloved wife Bev enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Since moving into Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Alan now spends a lot of his time visiting with his wife during his days. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Mander Farrell, Personal Expressions Manager at Carlton Senior Living San Jose community. Read more

Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Stewart

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Dorothy Stewart. Dorothy was born in Corning, CA to John & Jessie Fox in 1932 and has three siblings, Earl, Edyth and Albert. Her family had olive ranches. Dorothy’s father worked for Standard Oil supplying gas to farmers. She used to help her father by checking the levels in the gas tank of the rig. She would climb up the truck’s ladder and then look into the tank and let her father know how much gas was left inside. After graduating high school, in 1950, she moved to Sacramento to attend Sacramento City College for two years while majoring in General Education and Business. In 1957 she married Bill Stewart and they were together until his passing in 2005. Bill & Dorothy have four daughters, Jenny, Kristen, Jill and Pam and a bonus daughter, Laura. All of her daughters live in Sacramento, but all of her extended family lives out of town. Dorothy is a great friend. She and a friend went to interview at Mcclellan Air Force Base for the payroll department, she got the job but her friend didn’t, so she turned down the job. After telling the friend’s mother about that, her friend’s Mom told her that she had to go back and take the job, and she did, and Dorothy worked there for 10 years until moving on to another Federal job with the Corps of Engineers, where she also stayed for 10 years. Dorothy decided to try office work at Patterson Travel, and she was so good at her job that they promoted her to the Travel Guide position. As a travel guide she took groups of people to Hawaii and then Dorothy was promoted again to International Travel Guide. She would take groups of 50 people to places like Korea, New Zealand, China and more. She worked for 25 years at Patterson Travel until deciding to retire. Dorothy also traveled for fun with her husband. They traveled to Japan and other places so that Bill could show his Camellias. They belonged to the Camellia Society and were very involved. In fact, every Camellia and Azalea at First Baptist church, where Dorothy served as a moderator, were planted by Bill and Dorothy. Dorothy’s favorite vacation was to Africa, she liked it so much that she went twice. Dorothy started Courtyard Private School with a friend, it began in the church and is now in Downtown Sacramento. In 1997 Dorothy suffered a severe stroke. She had to relearn how to speak, write and identify objects. Dorothy loves that the Carlton is beautiful, has great residents and an extremely loving staff. Her children feel like she is safe here. Dorothy enjoys Fabulous Fitness classes, sun bathing and physical therapy with Dave & Deb. Her favorite food here are the onion rings. Love is Dorothy’s favorite word and because she is so outgoing and loving, she never meets a stranger. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Roiee Dunham, Personal Expressions Manager at Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. Read more

Resident Spotlight- Sylvia Thomas

Meet Carlton Senior Living's resident spotlight- Sylvia Thomas. A second generation American, Sylvia’s parents both immigrated from Prosecco in Northern Italy, the region from which the sparkling wine, AKA “Italian Champagne” is created!  She was born in Akron, Ohio on February 16, 1930 the youngest of four daughters to parents Gelindo and Margaret Ortolano. At the time of Gelindo and Margaret’s immigration economic and political hardships in Italy were motivating factors bringing people to America. Between 1900 and 1915, 3 million Italians immigrated to America, which was the largest nationality of “new immigrants.”  “New Immigration,” refers to the third and largest wave of immigration from Europe and consisted of Slavs, Jews, and Italians. This differs from the “Old Immigration” which consisted of Germans, Irish, British, and Scandinavians that occurred throughout the 19th century. Akron was home to three major tire manufacturing companies which were hiring immigrants, consequently a community of others from Italy developed there.  Gelindo worked for Goodyear Tire for many years but eventually became a cement contractor running his own business. Sylvia says she was spoiled being the baby of the family and had lots of love and attention.  She followed in her older sister’s footsteps and became a dietician graduating from The University of Akron.   This is where she met her husband William Thomas through RooCatholic, a Catholic Student Organization which has been at the University of Akron since 1936. Sylvia was at a dance and cut in to dance with William and things progressed from there!  They were married in December 1950. The couple were blessed with four children who were all born in Ohio.  Daughter Margarite was born in October 1951 followed by son Craig, then Dennis, and finally Mary Rebecca “Becky.” Due to frequent job transfers the family moved around a bit, first to Utah for a time when the children were young.  They spent a lot of time camping and made trips to visit all the National Parks.  In 1969 they moved to Redlands California and the three older children went off to college as they graduated high school.  From there the couple and their youngest child Becky moved to Alaska where William worked as an engineer and Sylvia as an expediter on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).  Becky stayed in Alaska and continues to live there to this day. TAPS is one of the world's largest pipeline systems which was built between 1974 and 1977, after the 1973 oil crisis caused a sharp rise in oil prices in the U.S.  The pipeline posed a wide range of difficulties for engineers due to the extreme cold and the difficult, isolated terrain.  There were several more transfers and subsequent moves between Texas, California, Alaska, and then back to California, with Bill and Sylvia finally settling in Pleasant Hill. Sylvia has lived at Carlton since April 2018 and can be found participating in Word and Brain Games, group exercise, musical events and playing cards.  She loves to play bridge which she started playing in college and has played all her life and continues today.  Sylvia is very sharp and has a flair for language and is a great asset at group crossword!  She is also an accomplished seamstress and knitter who made all her daughters’ clothing and amazing knitted articles including a beautiful cardigan sweater that she wears.  Sylvia is a fun and friendly addition to our Carlton community. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Mary Ann Ashby, Personal Expressions Assistant at Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill Read more

Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Benson

Meet Carlton Senior Living's resident spotlight, Dorothy Benson- Dorothy was born in Philadelphia on April 24, 1927, to Peter and Mary Rusyn. Dorothy is an only child, but both her parents came from large families; her mother and father each had seven siblings. When he was young, her father received a scholarship to become a Greek Orthodox Catholic priest. This allowed him to go to school and get an education. Dorothy took after her father, as she also loves school and learning new things. Dorothy and her father discussed books and music. He always taught her through positive reinforcement, which she still believes in. At a young age he would bring her to big church events where she got to meet church leaders. She took pride in always knowing her prayers. After high school, Dorothy and her best friend, Carol Stein, made plans to move away from home. As a kid she always wanted to be a scientist and one day go to the moon. Even though she never went to the moon, she did become a scientist. Her and Carol decided to take (and pass!) a four-hour Stanford-Binet IQ test which got them both scholarships. They went to Temple University, in Philadelphia. Dorothy says college was like heaven to her. She got to study science and was given her own microscope. Dorothy says that even though she is older, she is still the smartest person in her family. Dorothy was married twice. Her first husband, Bill, worked for the U.S. government. He worked on top secret jobs that Dorothy still does not know about. Together they had three children: Rosemary, who just retired from a financial analyst position, Bill, who is a doctor with Sutter, and Ned, who works for the EPA overseeing a territory from Guam to California. Dorothy has eight grandchildren. Dorothy’s second husband, Don, was a mathematician. Dorothy describes him as “brilliant.” Don passed away in May. They were married for 49 years. Early in their relationship, Dorothy decided to prove herself to Don by going on a backpacking trip in the mountains with him. They really roughed it and slept on the ground with the snakes and bugs. Backpacking, camping, and hiking became a pastime for the two during their marriage. Occasionally, when Dorothy and Don saved up enough money, they would ditch the mountains for a cruise.  This was their way of splurging and treating themselves. Dorothy still loves walking and relishes many fond memories of hiking and camping with Don. One of her favorite life experiences was hiking Mount Denali in Alaska. She and Don camped on the shore of Wonder Lake, at Denali’s base, in a two-person pup tent. The tent was tiny; you had to get very close to the person you shared the tent with. She has vivid memories of needing to tilt her head all the way back to see the whole mountain, which was huge and always covered in snow. When she was still with Bill, Dorothy served in U.S. Navy as a Cadet Nurse for about five years. She later taught English at community colleges. She taught remedial courses and helped students with writing and composition. Dorothy thinks a teacher should be a person who wants to help young people get ahead and she believes she was able to help the most in the community college system. She really respected that most of her students were working hard to pay for school on their own.  Dorothy still loves school. She and Don attended classes together even after he was diagnosed with dementia. She continues to attend class twice a week. She likes being able to talk to people who have a similar interest in learning new things. Dorothy also enjoys art and volunteered as a tour guide at the Legion of Honor and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. She creates her own art with various metals and woods. This type of art is called Objet Trouvé (found object) or, as she jokingly calls it, “junk.” She believes you can make art out of anything. Dorothy used to collect old pieces of cars and turn them into art. Dorothy believes in living optimistically and using your brain and intellect to stay happy. She champions the working mother. For many years she was a single mother and had to really work hard to support her family. She would like to be remembered as someone who loves to learn and help people. Dorothy wants people to know that life is good, but you must do a little to make it good. Here at Carlton, Dorothy enjoys Family Feud and word games. She likes classical music, Paul Simon, The Beach Boys, and music from the sixties. She is not a big movie watcher but does enjoy a good documentary. At Carlton she found her new favorite dessert, espresso chip ice cream. She loves all food, and even though she can’t eat gluten she appreciates that she is able to have a full diet here. Given that Dorothy spent so much time in the woods it’s no surprise her favorite scent is the smell of the redwoods and forest. Dorothy describes herself as nutty and chatty. She most admires her father, as he was a marvelous dad who prepared her to be ready for any situation. Dorothy says she really likes it at Carlton, and that she does not like to complain. However, she finds that “you have to complain a little to fit in,” so she complains about the broccoli. Her favorite thing about life at Carlton is the ability to come downstairs and have a cup of coffee and good conversation. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis Read more

2018 Annual Best of the Best East Bay Winners

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. 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. Our East Bay region is comprised of four communities; our Carlton Senior Living Concord, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill and Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner communities. We are proud to showcase our ten 2018 Annual Winners from the East Bay region. From the Carlton Senior Living Concord Exclusive 55+ Independent Living community we honor:   Melissa Alvarez, Personal Expressions Assistant Melissa started as a college intern for Carlton Sacramento in 2015 and was officially hired in 2016. In 2017, she transferred to Carlton Concord to pursue her Masters. She has enjoyed making the residents happy and encouraging them to join different activities based on what they enjoy doing. Melissa is a staunch resident advocate. She juggles school, family and work with a smile.          From the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community we honor:                                                   Shanna Jennings, Associate Retirement Counselor Shanna is definitely a team player.  She always has the attitude of how can I help to make it happen.  Her ability to bond with our team and learn the sales process contributed to her success and recent promotion to Retirement Counselor returning to Poet’s Corner. Her kind nature gives families confidence in their decision to trust us with their loved ones.   Taylor Tobias, Director of First Impressions In her short time with Downtown Pleasant Hill she made an impact on our customers. Her calm, professional manner instills confidence in our families and residents. Her determination to help find a solution or answer for problems is commendable.  Her eagerness to learn and grown within our company has paved the way to her most recent promotion as Associate Retirement Counselor.  Diane Duarte, Housekeeping/Laundry Diane stated with Carlton in 1997. Diane is creative, has a strong moral compass, remains resident focused, and always puts family first.  She is definitely our glue. She keeps us focused on the Carlton commitments. Her loyalty and dedication to our Community goes above and beyond. Her ties to the early days of Carlton help us remain focused on those ideals as we move forward and grow as a company. Delores Undag, Personal Caregiver (AL-PM) Dolores has been with Carlton for almost 9 years.  She is a great caregiver. Residents and families love her positive energy and attitude towards them. She has a great relationship with staff, is a role model to co-workers and is always willing to accept challenges with a smile on her face. She truly has the passion that it takes to be a caregiver. She’s always willing to listen with compassion. Gloria Saldivar, Personal Caregiver (MC-AM) Gloria has been with Carlton for 20 years! Her dedication to our residents is outstanding.  Many days you will find her singing & dancing with our residents bringing joy and fun to them.  Her warmhearted & upbeat personality is contagious to everyone around her.  Her reliability and dedication to our residents instills trust and confidence.  Her professionalism and work ethic is to be admired by all. Yulia Pavlova, Chef Yulia started with Carlton in 1998 as a server, then a cook and finally working her way up to Chef. Yulia has an amazing talent to give flare to any event.  Her creative receipts and presentation gives everyone the feeling of special.  I have never heard her say no to any request but rather how much do you need and when.  Her leadership style is definitely one of rolling up her sleeves and hitting the line with staff.   Ashley Owens, Director of Memory Care Starting in 2013 as the Community LVN she stood out as the nurse who “loved wounds.” Her bright personality, organization, and attention to details made her shine as a nurse. It has been a pleasure watching her become a leader to our Memory Care. I have witnessed her confidence blossom and it shows in her team.  Families feel the love and trust that they need for their loved ones. Janilyn Yu, Medication Manager Janilyn began working for Carlton in 2006 as a Med Tech on NOC shift. She learned the department and became the Medication Manager in 2011. Janilyn has created a department that is efficient and effective.  Through her leadership skills she has bonded a team together that is dependable and flexible.  Her caring personality reassures residents and families. Lisa Spivey, Retirement Counselor Lisa has worked for Carlton since 2012, her larger than life personality sets any room on fire. Her ability to empathize with family members and residents creates the trust and bond needed for those coming into our community.  She has the ability to remember the small but meaningful details of each resident who moves into the community.  Whether it is their favorite tea, flowers or where they were born. A special thank you to all of the Executive Directors for the amazing words they shared about each and everyone of the winning associates.    Read more

2018 Annual Best of the Best South Bay Winners

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. 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. Our East Bay region is comprised of three communities; our Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro and our Carlton Senior Living Fremont communities. We are proud to showcase our ten 2018 Annual Winners from the South Bay region. From the Carlton Senior Living Fremont community we honor:                                                                         Savitri Prakash, Personal Caregiver (AL-AM) Savi has been an amazing caregiver with Carlton Senor Living Fremont for almost 18 years! Savi is always doing special things for the residents, sharing some of her delicious home cooked food or cutting out a favorite comic strip for one of the residents, etc. Savi is the definition of team work. Savi brings happiness wherever she goes and lives the Carlton Commitments each and every day. Andrea Quintanilla, Resident Liaison Andrea has a special way of making our new residents feel right at home very quickly and helps them form great friendships. She goes out of her way on a daily basis to make our residents and her co-workers feel special. Andrea goes above and beyond expectations and embodies the Carlton Commitments.  From the Carlton Senior Living San Jose community we honor: Luis Negrete, Maintenance Assistant Luis has been at our San Jose Community for 1 year but in that short time he has made a huge difference in our community. His hard work and dedication to keep our residents safe has made him a favorite among residents, families and his co-workers. You can always count on Luis to have a big smile on his face even when times get hectic.  Joshika Ram, Dining Room Manager San Jose has been very lucky to have Joshika as our dining room manager for the last 10 years and part of the Carlton family the last 20 years. You will see Joshika walking the dining room greeting our residents and bringing warm bread to them at dinner. On several occasions Joshika has gone to the store to get resident’s their favorite food or drive around town to find the perfect flowers for the tables. From the Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community we honor: Parjit Sidhu, Medication Technician Pam is an exceptional Med Tech who is very seasoned.  She is a super star and very dedicated to her work.  Pam is always willing to help, whether that is covering the front desk or helping other med techs, she brings great feedback on residents to the stand up meetings. Geraldine Moguel, Nurse Geraldine is like having a house MD in our community, she is extremely intelligent and so knowledgeable when it comes to clinical interventions.  We are so fortunate to have such a seasoned nurse who is truly an essential piece to our wellness team.  She is the behind the scenes person who has invested in teaching the management team the clinical piece to resident care and needs.   Cora Ongoca, Personal Caregiver (MC-NOC) Cora is one of our veteran NOC shift employees! She knows all the in’s & outs of the community and models key attributes to new and current employees.  She is always on top of her game and we are forever thankful for her being so dedicated to our company and Residents. She is also extremely reliable and dedicated to her role as the lead NOC shift caregiver.  Gary Singh, Plant Operations Manager Gary Singh is an exceptional leader.  His attention to detail exemplifies in every aspect of our community. Gary is a natural leader who is always available to help residents and respect them as his own family. He meets his deadlines, finds very creative ways to overcome challenges. He understands the importance of community operations and how each move impacts the community as a whole. Eliana Serrano, MC Programming It is always a delight to see an associate grow within our company and demonstrate how they can achieve higher positions and master their abilities with self motivation and willingness to learn.  Eliana is a perfect example of how that is done. She truly has dedicated herself to this role and position with tremendous passion.  She is a delight to have on the team. Wilma Meregillano, Personal Caregiver (AL-NOC) Wilma is an exceptional PC and person in general. Her enthusiasm and sense of humor keeps everyone engaged at night as well as keeps it fun. It is a blessing to have a NOC shift PC who is a seasoned Veteran that we can rely on and know they will always keep the residents interest and safety top priority. She is truly a caring and nurturing person by nature which is apparent in her first impressions.  A special thank you to all of the Executive Directors for the amazing words they shared about each and everyone of the winning associates.    Read more

2018 Annual Best of the Best Northern Winners

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. 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. Our Northern region is comprised of four communities; our Carlton Senior Living Davis, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento and Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Enhanced communities. We are proud to showcase our nine 2018 Annual Winners from the Northern region. From the Carlton Senior Living Davis community we honor:                                                   Ben Parker, Cook Ben loves to be able to see the smile on our residents’ faces when they eat something he put his soul into. Many of Ben’s creations are truly delicious, but his chocolate banana cake blows everyone away and has people craving it and requesting it often. He loves what he does, respects the food he creates, he honors our residents, associates, and pretty much everyone he comes into contact with.  Elvia Sotelo, Waitstaff Elvia is consistent and hardworking. She leads by example and is very attentive to the residents.  She quickly learns resident preferences and uses this information to make residents feel extra special. Elvia takes all feedback as constructive criticism, patiently listening and providing solutions anytime she can. Her calming presence quickly diffuses any heated situations, bringing harmony to the dining room. Lindsey Feifert, Director of Resident Services Even before the community officially opened, the enthusiasm and love for her team and her passion for achievement was evident. She doesn’t sleep at night until she knows her residents are safe and provided for. She gracefully approaches every challenge, pulling from her huge array of knowledge and compassion to problem solve and manage risk. Her loyalty is infectious, and she loves fiercely. Jessalyn Eernisse, Personal Expressions Manager Jessalyn's consistent and productive work ethic lead to the quick climb to her position. Jessalyn’s efficiency allows her to take on additional tasks, helping the greater community and her peers. Jessalyn’s leadership skills have proven effective in the love and respect her team has for her. She has mirrored that trust in her team allowing them the autonomy and support they appreciate and deserve.  From the Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove community we honor:                                                                                             Plao Lee, Personal Expressions Driver Plao is deserving of the award based on his flexibility and customer service alone, however one outing really drives home. Plao was driving the bus to the movies on a rainy Wednesday when the breaks went out on the bus while driving, he was able to coast into the theater parking lot and get residents safely inside. He had the bus repaired and in proper working order before the ending credits rolled on the movie. He was the matinee star that day.  Sherrilynn Geban, Personal Care Manager Sherrilynn has been with Carlton for five years and has held many positions within the community but her heart belongs to Memory Care. Sherrilynn laughs, cries and works the floor with everyone. She will sing, dance and provide a second person assist without losing a beat.  She truly embodies Carlton’s commitments, Love, Honor, Provide. From the Carlton Senior Living Sacramento community we honor:                                                             Irene Dinkins, Dishwasher We have never met a dishwasher quite like Irene.  She comes to work every day with a bright, big smile on her face and the best attitude ever. She says hello to everyone that comes in the kitchen, and asked them how they are doing, and she truly wants to know. She not only is always punctual, but she will continue to clean to her very last minute of her shift. Chef says “Irene is one in a million!" Nhel Ligaya, Personal Caregiver (MC-PM) Nhel has been a consistent caregiver in Memory Care for over 12 years. He was born to work with residents who have a diagnosis of dementia. He is very calm and caring. He takes his time with each of the residents making sure they are dressed well and ready for the day. Nhel truly loves the residents and wants a safe caring home for each of them, and if he can be a part of that, he is happy too.  Emanuel "Manny" Dirar, Associate Director Manny has a WOW factor that cannot truly be summarized into a single word or even a sentence. It’s his presence; it’s his big, kind, heart!  He is a team player who consistently shows up to assist anyone in need.  His work ethic is second to none and his leadership ability truly shines as he leads by example for all staff. The residents all love Manny. As we all say “Manny can do no wrong.”     A special thank you to all of the Executive Directors for the amazing words they shared about each and everyone of the winning associates.  Read more