Resident Spotlight – Wilma “Lee” Street

Meet Carlton Senior Living‘s spotlight resident Lee Street – Wilma “Lee” Street was born on April 4, 1938 to parents August and Dollie. Lee moved to California in September of 1964 because she fell in love with the state and her brother was going to law school in San Francisco. As she was growing up she really valued friendship over the years especially with how she maintained them while living in two different states. Lee’s first job was as a babysitter then went on to become a medical transcriber for Kaiser Permanente. A fun fact about Lee is that her family owns an eight lane bowling alley in Kinde, Michigan.

Lee has a daughter and two grandchildren who make her very proud. The most influential people in her life are her daughter and nephew because they have always had a positive attitude and motivate her to take care of herself.

Lee favorite scent is gardenia and Chanel number five. Her favorite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption” because of the storyline and how the actors are so in the roles they are playing. She enjoys playing tennis and wishes she still could but now she just watches it on the television. When it comes to music she enjoys all types of genres just not super loud music. Her favorite color is blue and she enjoys the fall season with the leaves changing. One of her favorite trips was going on a Scandinavian cruise and getting to see different cities.

People may be surprised to learn that Lee moved to Carlton Senior Living Concord after having a fall in her home. She happily calls Carlton her home and has made many friends in the community. Since her fall, she has taken preventative measures to prevent future incidents including being aware of her surroundings and remaining physically active.

Lee would like to be remembered kind and loving person. She describes herself as being happy, laid back and lucky. Lee’s proudest moment would have to be becoming a mother and grandmother because her family brings so much joy to her life. Her biggest hope is for her grand-kids to be happy and find success in what they like to do. Lee admires all people for all the good they do for others.

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Written by Melissa Alvarez