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Thinking Outside of the "CAN"

  “Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity, and we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan It is inevitable that when someone thinks of dining in Senior Living communities, they undoubtedly face the stigma of that experience. For some, they may feel the food is boring or bland, and for others, they believe it often is overcooked and uninspired. This stigma was the driving force that inspired both Chefs to expand their knowledge and expertise and broaden the senior palette by introducing dishes that offer new innovative flavors and ingredients. There are five central are …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle

It's Never Too Late to Shine!

Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community hosted their second annual talent showcase in which all residents are encouraged to bring an example of their hobby or craft, a favorite possession or even a good story! This showcase allows the residents to get to know their neighbors better and on a different level. For this years showcase there was a total of 10 presenters and approximately 28 audience members. We are thrilled to showcase some of our presenters and a piece of their story shared or craft displayed.  First off, Peggy Raferty shows off one of her collage paintings. Her primary medium is now collage however she used to do etchings. She …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus, Senior Living

National Kiss of Hope Day

In honor of National Kiss of Hope Day, we would like to take this time to remind and encourage our residents, their families and friends to express their love for one another. This is a day to show our love and demonstrate kindness in our hearts to each other. At our Carlton Senior Living Concord community two residents shared with us their story of how they met, fell in love and how what they have achieved together is so much more than they could have ever “hoped” for. Charles and Esther Doolins first met in high school, she was a sophomore and he was a student in a special circumstance since he still had one semester to finish. Some may cal …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples:   Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fing …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Parkinson's Disease, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Carlton San Leandro's Night at the Opera

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro residents, family and associates dressed to the nines to celebrate a wonderful “night at the opera.” The night began with a formal cocktail social, including a music of the night martini bar followed by a candle lit prime rib dinner in the dining room. The evening was ended with an unforgettable performance of Opera singer Chris Pucci’s rendition of Phantom of the Opera. What a spectacular Carlton event!


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As we age, our thought process slows. Simple things such as remembering where you left your house keys might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit mentally. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many different options …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle

Live 2B Healthy Exercise Group - Concord

Live 2B Healthy is an exercise class offered at Carlton communities which residents can’t seem to get enough of. Carlton Senior Living Concord residents enjoy the class very much and say that it makes them feel “back in shape” after each session. Class is held twice a week and attendance has been growing steadily.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Community Events, Exercise & Physical Activity, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

Perks of Aging

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Perk #1 – Less Stress People over the age of 50 were overall happier, experienced less stress, and are less angry according to a survey to Stony Brook University published in 2010. Because seniors no longer have to clock in for a 40+ hour workweek and can spend their time doing what they want, it tends to benefit their overall happiness. Perk #2 – The Benefit Of Senior Discounts Rather than looking at how old you are becoming, you should feel happy about the fact that you are getting senior discounts. People of a certain age get deals at a number of different establishments. It never hurts to ask if a senior discount might be available, you m …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior News, Science & Technology

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

It is important to distinguish between the ‘traditional’ nursing home and assisted living options. Many different communities have a myriad of amenities. There are many reasons that seniors prefer assisted living or independent living communities over living alone. These are a few of the most important reasons why that might be the right choice for you or your loved one. Reason #1 – Far More Socialization Living in an assisted living community surrounded by other people your age is far more social than being alone in your home. As we get older, people no longer have to work and have fewer social contacts as a result. With these living facilit …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

With many more baby boomers needing a place for assisted living, it should come as no surprise that we are soon dealing with the concept of assisted living for couples. If you want to make sure that you keep the transition as smooth as possible, we have a few different ways to do so. Couple Tip #1 – Before Problems Arise: Do Your Research You want to make sure that you can make quick transitions once the time gets there. You want to make sure that both parties are sound of mind when you begin the search for senior living options in order to take both people into consideration. By planning ahead of time, you are making sure that you are not ge …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

Carondelet High School Visit - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Students from Carondelet High School visited Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill recently and participated in activities along side the residents. Some residents enjoyed decorating pumpkins while others made wreaths to hang on their doors. The group also made goody bags for Trick-or-Treaters. The group enjoyed playing boards games together while sipping hot chocolate.  


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Independent Living & Assisted Living