Carlton Senior Living is a winner in the 2019 McKnight’s Technology Awards!

This annual event recognizes providers who have harnessed technology to make life better for their residents. This is an extremely competitive contest, and to be selected as one of the few honorees is a notable accomplishment…… – Read More

Carlton Reduces Resident Falls by 31% with SafelyYou

Falls and fear of falling are often a big part of the decision for a resident and their family to choose assisted living. In assisted living, a care team can support making sure the right protections are in place, and if anything does happen, trained personnel are there to help….. – Read More

Luther Burbank Center And The Santa Rosa Symphony Announce The 2019 – 2020 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for the 2019-20 Carlton Senior Living Symphony Pops Series, to be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa)…. – Read More

RiseUp Project to Hold Groundbreaking on December 10th

On December 10th, 2018 at 11am at 15 Brighton Court, Lot 7, southeastern corner of Old Redwood Hwy and Mark West Springs. Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF) and Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County (HHSC) have partnered on a project to replace a mile of common fencing for two (2) subdivisions in the Larkfield and Mark West Springs areas—a region devastated in the firestorms of 2017…. – Read More

Carlton Senior Living Receives Approval on New $30 Million Senior Community North of Santa Rosa

The Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments has approved plans by Carlton Senior Living LLC to build a new senior living complex in Sonoma County, just north of Santa Rosa. The Concord, California-based owner and operator of 11 existing Northern California senior living communities expects to break ground soon on 134 rental apartments – including independent living, assisted living and memory care options… – Read More

Carlton Acquires Prime Santa Rosa Site for New Community

CONCORD, CA – Carlton Senior Living LLC, the Concord, Calif.-based owner and operator of 11 existing Northern California senior living communities, has agreed to buy a 3.68 acre site in Sonoma County, just north of Santa Rosa, for a new senior living complex… – Read More

Veteran Senior Care Executive to Lead Carlton Senior Living

David Coluzzi, a senior care executive with more than 26 years of industry experience, has joined Carlton Senior Living as president. The company owns and operates senior living communities in Fremont, San Leandro, San Jose, Concord, Pleasant Hill and the Sacramento region… – Read More

Young Entrepreneurs Move Into Senior Housing

Living in three different senior housing communities in one year is hardly typical. But then, either is Sameer Dhar, a 23-year old entrepreneur and product designer for older adults. He and his 20 and 30-something colleagues were creating a sensor called Sensassure that attaches to an incontinence brief (a.k.a. adult diaper)… – Read More

Carlton Senior Living Wants to Built new Senior Facility in Larkfield

A Concord company has proposed building a $30-plus million senior assisted-living facility along Old Redwood Highway in Larkfield. Anticipating more growth in the local senior population, Carlton Senior Living has applied to Sonoma County to build a 142-unit complex next door to the Larkfield Shopping Center, about a block north of Mark West Springs Road… – Read More

Alice’s Embrace Envelops Alzheimer’s Patients With a Blanket of Comfort

For Alzheimer’s patients, it’s like getting a warm embrace. On a recent morning in Davis, about 35 seniors – all with varied degrees of dementia or Alzheimer’s – were treated to a handmade blanket or shawl from Alice’s Embrace, a nonprofit group that has delivered hundreds of them to memory care patients throughout California and other states… – Read More

New Incontinence Sensor Being Tested at Carlton Senior Living

A 23-year-old has founded a company that has created an incontinence sensor, which is being tested at Carlton Senior Living. Sensassure employees worked at the San Leandro facility to learn about managing incontinence in senior care, and used the feedback to create a design of a practical sensor… – Read More

Iron Chef Challenge Whets the Appetite for More

Things got hot at Carlton Senior Living on Wednesday as resident Chef Andrew Moret, foreground, took on Chef AJ Webb in an Iron Chef challenge. Chef AJ Webb of Black Pine Catering gets saucy Wednesday in the competition kitchen at Carlton Senior Living for the Iron Chef Challenge… – Read More

Carlton Senior Living in Northern California Names New President

Carlton Senior Living in Northern California has named David Coluzzi as president of the company, which is comprised of 11 independent and assisted living facilities as well as memory care communities. Before joining Carlton Senior Living, Coluzzi served as CEO of the Esquire Group, a senior living and apartment company with 1,200 units on seven properties in New Jersey… – Read More

Oak Grove Capital Arranges Loan for Fremont Facility

Oak Grove Capital has arranged a $14.7 million loan for the refinancing of Carlton Plaza Fremont, a 122-unit independent and assisted living community in California. It also offers respite care, and is one of eight California communities owned by Carlton Senior Living… – Read More

Carlton’s New Davis Community: Home, Sweet Senior Home

Davisite George Hinkle refers to two dates in his life with powerful distinction: Dec. 7, 1941, and March 22, 2014. His life, as he tells it, changed radically on both days. In one, he embarked on a path from being a young barber to an assistant military medic, earned the right for a free ride to college and launched his career in education… – Read More

Company Has Two New Senior-Living Campuses

Concord-based Carlton Senior Living has opened an upscale assisted-living facility in Elk Grove and begun construction of another in Davis. The company entered the Sacramento market in 2004 with Carlton Plaza on Fulton Avenue… – Read More

From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newsletters? In honor of National Activity Professionals Week, we’d like to recognize the amazing people who are “lighting the way” for our treasured seniors with creativity, energy, enthusiasm and compassion. The first communities to be recognized in our week-long celebration of Activity Professionals are the Personal Expressions teams from Carlton Senior Living Concord, Pleasant Hill, Downtown Pleasant Hill, Fremont and San Leandro...   Carlton Senior Living Concord From cocktail parties to pizza and beer socials, exercise groups to massages, Suzette, Melissa, Leslie and Georgina at Carlton Senior Living Concord are all about enhancing the lives of our Independent Living residents. The Personal Expressions team offers many opportunities for residents to express their creativity through whimsical craft projects, fun door decorating competitions and the yearly building of gingerbread houses which has become a holiday staple of the community. Download the community newsletter to see what's happening this month at Carlton Concord.         Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill Patrick and the Personal Expressions team from Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill are always out and about helping residents get where they want to go. Trips to Cache Creek Casino, lunch outing to restaurants like Benihana, bocce games at Rodgers-Smith Park, and picnics at Cline Winery in Sonoma are among the most popular destinations. Of course, the team also keeps things lively in the community with a variety of live entertainment, games that challenge the mind, and stimulating socials that provide plenty of opportunities to mingle. See what's happening in the Pleasant Hill community this month by downloading the community newsletter.       Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill For JC and the Personal Expressions team at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, the concept of “community” is a common theme. With many opportunities to contribute to organizations like the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, Toys for Tots and CoCoKids, there’s no shortage of ways to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Never ones to shy away from a little friendly competition, JC and company are currently competing to be named the “Fittest Community in the Country” by our partners in health, Live 2B Healthy. And if you happen to be fans of the NBA, you may even see JC and residents decked out in their Warriors gear on a local sports broadcast again in the near future. Check out what's coming up this month by downloading the community newsletter.     Carlton Senior Living Fremont Melanie and the Personal Expressions team in Fremont keep things light-hearted by celebrating the many unique “National Days” like National Hat Day, Ugly Sweater Day, Sangria Day and more. With many opportunities to gather like their Homemade Bread Social, associate pumpkin carving competition and creative craft projects, the Fremont team helps to unite the community, residents and associates alike. See what fun theme-days they’ll be celebrating this month by downloading the community newsletter.         Carlton Senior Living San Leandro Armando, Debbie and Personal Expressions Manager, Roz keep the San Leandro community active with a variety of fun themed socials, Warriors viewing parties, cool games like "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and lots of lunch outings. The team in San Leandro is always looking for new ways to engage residents and actively seeks feedback and suggestions from residents regarding what they'd like to do and where they'd like to go. Take a look at what they have planned this month by downloading the community newsletter.         Learn more about Carlton Senior Living's Personal Expressions program.     Read more

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

We are souper excited to present to you this delicious Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup recipe from the Third Edition of Carlton's Cookbook For a Cure in honor of National Soup Month. Pick up all the ingredients you need for this tasty soup on a quick trip to the local Asian market. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk, Chaokoh brand is preferred 6 shrimp, deveined 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Maesri red curry paste, add more to taste 2 tbsp. white sugar Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) Directions Cook coconut milk on low heat in a medium saucepan. When the coconut milk starts to boil, add kaffir leaves. Next, add shrimp and stir gently until the shrimp turns pink and is fully cooked. Add curry paste and stir until well combined. Serve hot with fresh cilantro for garnish. Check out more great recipes from Carlton residents and associates: Carlton’s Recipe Collection [pdf-embedder url="" title="Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup"] All proceeds from the Cookbook For a Cure benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Order the Third Edition today! Visit the Cookbook For a Cure page for ordering instructions. The publication of this book was made possible by Terry Barrett, Associate Director of CSL Pleasant Hill and was whimsically illustrated by Katreece Montgomery, an associate at CSL Pleasant Hill. Read more

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Pamela “Pam” Wingo - Pam was born on March 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Pearl and Benjamin Marton. She has five siblings: Katherine, Barbara, twins David and Donald, and Gary. All of Pam’s siblings hope to have a reunion soon. Some of Pam’s favorite childhood memories are of playing with her brothers and sisters. All of them are close in age and they enjoyed playing hopscotch, dominoes, jump rope and baseball together in the backyard. She also recalls their family getting their first television—big, bulky, and black and white—and to her, this was a big deal. Pam loved school and was “a natural student.” She especially enjoyed reading. She recalls her schools having very strict dress codes—while bent over, your dress was supposed to still touch the ground. Although she always had good grades, she did not do so well in two classes—cooking and bowling. In the cooking class, they made a pizza, and this was, to date, the worst pizza she has ever eaten. She also got a “D” in a bowling class, which had the longest final she had ever taken. In the second grade, Pam decided that she was going to become a nurse. She attended Wayne State University, in Detroit, for her nursing degree. During Pam’s nursing career she always worked in pediatrics, first for Sutter Hospital and then for Kaiser. Pam’s first husband was her high school sweetheart, Richard Chinnock. The two also attended Wayne State together. Pam handmade most of her clothes through college, including her wedding dress. She and Richard had three children: Laurie, Adam, and Lisa. Richard was in the Air Force and during their marriage, their family lived in New Orleans, Utah, and Alaska, which was miserably cold. When her oldest child was 13, they moved to Sacramento. Richard and Pam separated soon after their move to California. Pam met her second husband, Charles Wingo, when she was in her early 40s. Pam has six grandchildren: Grant, Reid, Annaleigh, Parker, Ryan, and Jordan. During Pam and Richard’s many moves they traveled the country extensively. They drove across Canada, on the ALCAN Highway, on their move to Alaska. They also drove from Michigan to California. These trips allowed them to stop and experience different parts of the U.S., including Washington D.C. Pam has also taken cruises to Hawaii and Mexico. Pam moved to Carlton Senior Living Davis in April 2019. She really enjoys the activities and outings offered by the community. She also appreciates the respect the staff show to the residents. She lives here with her dog, Bella, and is very glad that Carlton is pet-friendly. Pam would like to be remembered as a good person and a good mother—she counts becoming a mother among her favorite life experiences. She loves music from the 70s and musicals. Her favorite movie is “The Sound of Music.” Her favorite meal is either tilapia or salmon, with ice cream for dessert. She loves the smell of flowers, especially roses. Pam believes in the golden rule—doing unto others as you want others to do unto you. She encourages others to appreciate every minute they have on this earth and to be thoughtful, kind, and helpful to those around them. She describes herself as kind, generous, and interested in life. She most admires her grandmother, Sarah, who Pam describes as kind and loving. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis     Read more

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margery Daddow - Marge was born September 14, 1938 in Southern California to Alice and William (Bill) Spangler. When she was little her family moved to Nicolaus, California. They made the move because her father’s brothers were both in the service and her grandfather needed help with his farm. After the war, her uncles joined them in Nicolaus and they created their own business, the Spangler Brothers Inc., which is still up and running. Most of Marge’s life was spent on a farm or in farming territory. She has three siblings, James (Jim), her late sister Peggy, and late brother Gary. Marge’s favorite childhood memories come from her grandmother’s home in Rio Linda. After her grandfather passed away, “she (grandma) spoiled me rotten and had such a lovely home.” Her grandfather also built a cabin in Alta, California with a giant fireplace and bunks for sleeping. She fondly remembers “arguing about who got to sleep in which bunk”. Marge and her siblings all attended East Nicolaus High School, where she was a cheerleader. After high school, she attended Chico State University. Marge has lived in many places in California, including Nicolaus, Sutter County, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Gridley, and just outside of Gridley on an orchard. Her favorite trips have also been within the state, including a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. One year her parents took them to Disneyland, and she said, “as a farming family, that was a big deal.” Margery was married twice, first to Richard Nestor and then to Nicholas Daddow. She and Richard had three children together: Patrick, Michael, and Roxanne. She also has three stepchildren from her second marriage: David, Richard, and Nikki. She has five grandchildren, a good number of great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her second husband, Nicholas, was the local paper editor and sports editor for Gridley. He also announced the high school football games. She has had many pets throughout her life, including dogs, cats, and a variety of farm animals. One year they even got a Shetland Pony for Roxanne. When Marge was a kid, she knew she would one day be a schoolteacher. She did become a teacher and was a principal of an elementary school for a portion of the year before retiring. She was an officer and a member of the California Teachers Association and a representative for special needs students within the C.T.A. She also worked for her church as a Sunday School teacher for the preschoolers. In high school, she was a lifeguard and a babysitter. One of Margery’s favorite life experiences was teaching young children. She found it to be very rewarding. She looks at life in a positive way and encourages people to, “just keep working.” She would like to be remembered as a kind person and wants others to know the importance of being nice to their children. When asked about her life at Carlton, she stated that her kids, “moved her here (to Carlton) and I did not even see the place before, but I like it now and couldn’t ask for a better place.” She has lived here since December 2, 2019.  Her favorite thing about Carlton Senior Living Davis is that people keep their word and that things start on time. She loves country western music and ballads. Her favorite movie is “The Sound of Music.” Margery enjoys eating good chicken in just about any form--barbequed, fried, or roasted, but definitely not with gravy on it! Her favorite scent is vanilla. Marge likes to think of herself as “busy, a good entertainer, and a homey, country type of girl.” She most admires the women she used to know during her time with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  She was always impressed at how the ladies there could have a social life, go to church, and still be able to tend to their families. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Ben Slade, Resident Liaison at Carlton Senior Living Davis Read more

Resident Spotlight - Martha

Resident Spotlight - Martha "Chickie" Falcone

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Martha "Chickie" Falcone - Chickie was born in a little town in Imperial County called Brawley, California. She got her nickname when she was born; her mother told her that she was covered in a light fuzz like a baby chick. Chickie worked for IBM in a clerical position, and as a bookkeeper for the plumbing company her father-in-law started. Her husband, Dave, later took over the company. Dave and Chickie were married for 55 years and had one child together, Jim as well as two other children from Chickie's previous marriage, Dave and Corinne. Chickie also has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dave and Chickie loved to have fun - Dave was a drummer in a band and he and Chickie loved to go swing dancing. The Falcones were fortunate enough to travel the world including Mexico, Argentina, Jerusalem, Tangier in Morroco, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Shanghai in China, and a total of 27 trips to Europe. Chickie is especially fond of Paris and Italy and says that all that traveling allowed her to indulge in her love for science, history, art, and food. She is also interested in fitness, ceramics, watching soccer on TV, and music standards such as those performed by Frank Sinatra (Chickie played the trumpet when she was younger). In addition, Chickie enjoys reading tabloid magazines and watching spooky movies. Chickie enjoys being around other people and would love to share travel stories with others. We are pleased to welcome Chickie as a resident of Carlton Senior Living San Jose. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.   Read more