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Community Outreach | October 28, 2017 | By Denee Coleman

Making A Difference in Our Lives Every Day

Delivering the donations collected for fire victims.

“Make A Difference Day” is held on the fourth Saturday every October but you don’t have to wait for a special day to make a difference. In the wake of the recent wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties, there have been countless opportunities to make a difference by assisting those in need and giving back to the community.

When news of the fires first broke, Carlton Senior Living contacted disaster relief services and local hospitals to offer shelter and services to seniors who had been displaced by the fires. Because of the outpouring of support from the Carlton community, we have been able to offer shelter and comfort to numerous senior evacuees who have been displaced by these tragic fires.

“Carlton Senior Living would not have been able to offer our services to those in need without the assistance and support of our residents and their families,” said Jessica Arnold, Vice President of Resident Relations for Carlton Senior Living. “We are so grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people who literally give their time and energy year round to important causes. It is in these times of great distress though, that their generosity is not only evident but also imperative.”

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento is a perfect example this generosity; motivated by the opportunity to make a difference, residents, family members and associates all pulled together to collect donations for those affected by the fires. “Santa Rosa has experienced so much devastation and loss that the feeling of doing something to help was overwhelming,” explains Sierra Penfold, Resident Liaison for Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. The results of the drive were incredible and associates of CSL Sacramento were all smiles upon delivering a bus load of donations to the Salvation Army for distribution in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Our residents, our associates and our families make Carlton Senior Living who we are and we are proud of who we are because of them,” said Arnold. “On ‘Make A Difference Day’ we would like to thank all of you for making a difference in our lives every day.

Written by Denee Naro