Meet Carlton Senior Living‘s spotlight resident, Kevin Schwan – Kevin was born in Sacramento and was raised in Santa Rosa, California. Growing up, Kevin enjoyed hiking in the hills, swimming and working at his father’s grocery store on the weekends. He fondly recalls that all he cared for was a Coke and a pack of baseball cards as payment for his work. In his youth, Kevin also enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and wrestling in high school and college.
After graduating from Sonoma State University, Kevin moved to the Silicon Valley where he worked as an electrical engineer for several companies including Argo Systems for twenty years and Stanford for seven years.
Kevin has been a single father since he was 28 and fondly describes his son and daughter as being his pride and joy. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Kevin has three sisters and there is a lot of talent in the family – He plays the guitar, his father plays the accordion and his brother-in-law has a band.
Kevin is a big sports fan and loves the San Francisco Giants. In fact, he has always wanted to see the Giants play in the World Series. One of his friends, a Giants season ticket holder who happens to also have MS, granted Kevin’s wish by inviting him to the World Series a few years ago. Kevin describes it as the experience and adventure of a lifetime.
At the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community Kevin is known as a good and fun loving friend. He enjoys all of the community activities and outings and is playfully known throughout the building as having “Car 54.” Kevin has a good heart and Carlton associates and residents agree that they really love having him around.
Written by Wayne Volkar
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