Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times
Carlton Residents | March 30, 2020

Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times

“Food tastes great no matter where you eat it.” Carlton Senior Living understands that meal time is one of the most look forward to activities for our residents. It is our goal to make healthy, fun and tasty meals that can hopefully put a smile on everyones faces during these challenging times.

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COVID-19 Hosting Engaging Activities by Phone with RingCentral
Carlton Senior Living | March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Hosting Engaging Activities by Phone with RingCentral

Our Personal Expressions teams are getting creative in providing residents with a variety of options to remain mentally stimulated and socially active while following social distancing guidelines. Using RingCentral, we’re hosting activities like trivia, brain games, and Bingo over the phone. Residents love being able to interact with neighbors while playing along. Friends and family have even joined in the fun from out of the state as well as out of the country. Want to know more? Contact your Personal Expressions team.  

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COVID-19 Staying Connected Through Technologies New and Old
Assisted Living | March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Staying Connected Through Technologies New and Old

While many are embracing new technologies to communicate with family and friends, others are turning to more traditional technologies like paper and pen.   Upper Left: Craftopolis Craft Club creates beautiful handmade cards for residents of Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove. Upper Right: Pat from Carlton Senior Living Davis exchanges smiles with her son and daughter via video call. Lower Left: Ruth’s daily visits with her son and family continue at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill thanks to Zoom. Lower Right: Zayn, a local elementary school student, takes to paper and pen to connect with residents at Carlton Senior Living Downt …

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COVID-19 Mission: Hydration  – Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill
Assisted Living | March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Mission: Hydration - Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

These are such difficult times for so many people in so many ways. We encourage people to utilize the below resource from the CDC to assist with navigating concerns and anxiety regarding COVID-19 CDC Crisis Counselor: 1-800-985-5990 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html Drinking plenty of fluids is important for everyone, especially seniors, and associates of Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill are cruising halls daily with their mobile hydration station. With an abundance of smiles and water to go around, …

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We are proud of our dedicated associates!
Community News | March 25, 2020

We are proud of our dedicated associates!

We are proud of our dedicated associates. Thank you for being a part of the Carlton family and for providing love and care to our residents. Top row, left: Medication Technician, Jasmin, helps Carlton San Leandro residents maintain a healthy lifestyle by keeping them on track with their medications. Top row, middle: Jaime, a Care Partner of Carlton Elk Grove, assists residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) with kindness and compassion. Top row, right: Medication Manager, Mark, takes great care in ensuring residents of Calton San Leandro receive the medications needed to remain active and healthy. Bottom row, left: Khan works behind t …

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Resident Spotlight – Bud Schmidt
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 22, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bud Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bud Schmidt – Bud is originally from Missouri and served in the Navy on the USS Rogers as a Petty Officer during the Korean War. While onboard, Bud was involved in saving the life of a pilot whose plane went down in the ocean. Bud and his fellow crew members pulled the pilot to safety with a grappling hook. Bud has an Associate in Engineering degree from USC as well as an industry honorary engineering degree. He began working for Lockheed in Van Nuys, California after his service with the Navy was over. Bud then transferred to Lockheed in Sunnyvale in 1963. Bud and his wife Shirley were married f …

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A New Day: 7 Key Benefits of Assisted Living Communities
Assisted Living | March 22, 2020

A New Day: 7 Key Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

By Times Square Chronicles Until somewhat recently, seniors were faced with only three possible options after retirement. If the person fell ill or developed severe health problems, those options dwindled to two. And for most seniors, neither of the options were very welcoming. Aging family members can become a financial and emotional burden for their children. This is especially true during times of economic hardship. As such, many elderly choose to maintain an independent life away from their children. But when medical needs become dire, independence may not always be possible. In the past, the most suitable option in these cases seemed to …

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Assisted Living | March 20, 2020

COVID-19 And Trying To Make A Tough Situation Brighter

Dinner Room Service With “The Carlton Daily” 03/19/2020 – To jazz up our room service deliveries, we will now be sending out “The Carlton Daily” as a liner on the dinner tray, or it can be folded and put into the dinner to-go boxes in the hopes to bring a bit of fun activity to the dinner hour. We will send out a new one every day in the hopes to bring not only a fun activity but a bit of optimism to our cherished seniors. We are always on the lookout for innovative approaches to help keep our residents active, healthy and happy, so please stay tuned for what our imaginative staff comes up with next. A little Love A little Activity A little D …

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COVID-19 | March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update 03/15/2020

All of us at Carlton Senior Living are working hard to protect your health and well-being during this most challenging time.  We have heard your concerns about recently implemented policies, requests and directives associated with containing the COVID-19 virus both here at Carlton and in the larger community.  As you know, this is a serious matter and it is imperative that you follow all protocols and directives from public health officials. Throughout the last week, Carlton Elk Grove residents who displayed any COVID-19 symptoms were tested for the virus.  Out of the tests taken, one has returned positive.  The affected resident is remaining …

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COVID-19 Update March 10th, 2020
Carlton Senior Living | March 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 10th, 2020

At Carlton Senior Living our resident’s safety, health and well-being are always our priority. We regret to inform you that a resident of our Elk Grove Community who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 while in the hospital, unfortunately passed away this evening. The resident will be greatly missed and we are all saddened by this loss. Our hearts are with the family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time. As we were made aware of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) coming to the United States, we immediately took action to elevate precautionary measures in efforts to prevent the spread to our Communities. We have been in close contact wi …

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COVID-19 Update March 7th, 2020
Corona Virus | March 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 7th, 2020

Dear Carlton Senior Living Residents, Families, Staff and Friends, We at Carlton Senior Living feel it is important to keep you updated on our efforts and the measures we are taking in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to our Communities. We know that times like these can be challenging when there is such a concern with COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and the spread of it to ourselves and/or the ones we love. We want you to know that Carlton Senior Living is taking precautionary measures to keep our residents, staff and loved ones safe from this contagious virus. We are following all recommendations from the CDC and local Health Departments …

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“Lucy Hanson Remembers…” by Resident, Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | March 6, 2020

"Lucy Hanson Remembers..." by Resident, Harriett Burt

This article detailing a specific time period in the life of Lucy Hanson, a resident of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill was written by fellow resident and Martinez News-Gazette writer, Harriett Burt. At one point in her life, an Arab fortune teller in French Algeria told teenage Lucienne ‘Lucy’ Hanson, “I see you in uniform. I see water very, very far away….” No matter how skeptical one might be about fortune tellers, this turned out to be a true vision. Lucy wore a U.S. Army uniform from 1945 until 1947 when she crossed the Atlantic as the bride of an American army officer with a baby on the way. Born in Aix-les-Baines, France in 1925, L …

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