Resident Spotlight: Dale & Abby Faust

CSL Spotlight Residents, Dale & Abby

Resident Spotlight: Dale & Abby Faust

Meet Carlton Senor Living’s spotlight residents, Dale and Abby Faust ­- Dale was born in 1935 in Culver City, California where he was raised along with his younger brother. His parents were employed by Douglas Aircraft Company; his father worked as an aircraft engineer while his mother worked part-time in the tool crib. After graduating high school in 1953, Dale attended college at the New Mexico School of Mines for two years before joining the U.S. Navy. He completed his Navy boot camp training in San Diego and then was stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1956. Abby Westwood was born in 1941 in the town of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, Engla …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Bob & Norma's Secret to Love

Bob & Norma Sutherland Established 1955 “Love is meant to be an adventure” – Gordon B. Hinckley Although Bob and Norma Sutherland knew each other before they started dating it was not what they would describe as love at first sight. Bob’s mother saw something that, at the time, Bob and Norma didn’t and so she and a friend set them up to formally meet at a Sunday school social event. It was there that Bob asked Norma out for their first date. He took her to Lake Lolle in Nampa, Idaho. Bob recalls they spent the time talking and getting to know one another more. Although Bob’s father was officially the first to declare he loved Norma, it wa …


by Jessica Beck

Resident Focus

San Leandro Hiring Event

San Leandro Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our San Leandro hiring event. Wednesday, February 28th  10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living San Leandro 1000 East 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94577 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides and Medication Technicians to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents. CNA applicants are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, an …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living is Hiring

San Jose Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our San Jose hiring event. Wednesday, February 28th  10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living San Jose 380 Branham Lane San Jose, CA 95136 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aide, Wait Staff and Housekeeping associates to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, and that’s why we take great car …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Jose

CSL Spotlight Resident, Susan Polloak

Resident Spotlight - Susan Pollak

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Susan Pollak  – Susan was born on December 30, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to parents Paul and Senta. Growing up she loved walks in the Austrian landscape and enjoyed learning about the history of the area. A historical event she remembers is when Austria was being taken over by Germany in 1938. She was only a child and could sense all the negativity and people just dreading each day. Susan’s first job was in England as a secretary. She was married to her husband Theodore “Ted” Pollak for 39 years and together they had two daughters named Karen Irma and Melissa Fay. Her proudest moment was arriving …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Pablo & Adelaide's Secret to Love

Pablo & Adelaide Chavez Established 1948 “Family is not an important thing. It is everything.” ~Michael J. Fox Standing by your significant other, throughout life’s entire journey is a foundation for Pablo and Adelaide Chavez. Since meeting in 1948 their connection has blossomed as they recall fondly coffee dates that were rich with conversation and what we would consider now, more than affordable coffee, at only 10 cents a cup! Adelaide and Pablo were both motivated individuals who sought after fulfilling education landing them in careers that would leave lasting impacts far beyond retirement. For Adelaide, after graduating from Weslyan …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

Sal & Kay's Secret to Love

Sal Saliani and Kay Doherty Established 2017 “Love is a quality, not a quantity.” Vanna Bonta The quality of the love shared between two people far outweighs the length of time together. This would be true for the courtship and uniting of two Carlton residents; Sal Saliani and Kay Doherty. The two met a year ago while both living at the Carlton Concord community. Prior to meeting Kay, Sal had been single for thirty years. Kay sparked his interest from across the room and he was compelled to ask her to dance during happy hour. It is befitting that the first song they danced to is, “Can’t Take My Eyes off you” by Frankie Valli. Since the Happy …


by Jessica Beck

Resident Focus

Dale & Abby's Secret to Love

Dale and Abby Faust Established 1959     Ryunosuke Satoro famously quoted… “Individually, we are one drop, together, we are an ocean.”           For most of us we couldn’t have imagined or planned the way we would meet our significant other or soul mate. That is often the definition described when someone feels they have been touched by “fate.” For Dale and Abby Faust the two of them were at the right place at the right time when fate brought them together. Dale had been invited to his Naval Chief’s neighborhood barbecue where Abby happened to live. They both, unknown to the other, planned to attend and me …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

CSL Spotlight Resident, Jim Costa

Resident Spotlight - Jim Costa

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Jim Costa – Jim was born in 1950 and lived in the Washington Manor neighborhood of San Leandro along with his parents and two half-sisters. His father had the potential to become a pro-golfer but reasoned that there was no money in it and so he went to work for the government instead displaying his large collection of golf trophies as his consolation. Jim’s mother was a homemaker and Jim has fond memories of taking day trips with his family to sunny places like Santa Cruz and also Disneyland a time or two. When Jim graduated from Marina High School the Vietnam War was raging and so he was oblig …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

George & Sanae's Secret to Love

George and Sanae Otsuki Established 1944 Thomas Merton famously quoted… “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another.” George and Sanae Otsuki’s love story has stood the test of time and transition. They first met while still in grammar school when their families knew one another. However, they did not actually begin dating as a couple at that time and were more acquaintances. As their daughter recalls, Sanae was initially reluctant to date George due to the fact that he was younger than she by almost 2 years. But, as most good things come together in life, George was consistent, …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

CSL Pleasant Hill's Cookbook for a Cure

Order Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s “Cookbook For A Cure” 100% of proceeds donated to benefit Alzheimer’s Research This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of favorite recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living. Carlton Senior Living has been caring for our residents for over 32 years and we want to continue helping whenever we can by giving back to our local communities. “The Alzheimer’s Association is close to our hearts as you Memory Care program is continuing to grow and provide the best possible care to our residents,” says Dave Coluzzi, Carlton Senior Living Presi …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Community Outreach

Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair Tuesday, February 20th 9AM-11AM and 4PM to 6PM   Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill 2770 Pleasant Hill Road Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523 Location Details Learn about multiple clinical positions including: Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs. We welcome CNA applicants. Employment opportunities are available in our Poet’s Corner, Pleasant Hill Road and Downtown Pleasant Hill communities. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees he …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill