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Hands On with Carlton Leadership

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn As we continue to celebrate American Education Week, we take a moment to share with you our 2018 Carlton Leadership class and showcase their clinical class session that they completed earlier this year at our Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Community. These professionals all applied from the 11 Carlton Senior Living communities, were interviewed and then selected to embark on a new journey. This class is an intensified program, which offers each individual vast opportunity to grow as a leader in their current role and to expand their horizons on next steps within …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Caregiver Resources, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living

Hands On with Carlton University

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” ~Bertrand Russell In recognition of American Education Week, Carlton Senior Living is thrilled to announce that our Carlton University Instructors; Kasie Wimmer, Veronica Pavlakis and Micki Thao as well as Katheryn Winter, Manager of Talent Acquisition, have all become trained and certified through the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Program! Carlton Senior Living is currently the only adult living in California hosting the required initial clinical caregiver training live as opposed to utilizing a computer based training program.  This being said we have been able to …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Caregiver Resources, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Clinical Hiring Event

Join us for our Pleasant Hill Region Clinical Hiring Event. Tuesday, November 27th 10AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill 175 Cleaveland Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill and Poet’s Corner communities. View available positions and apply online prior to attending: CarltonSeniorLiving.com/Careers It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their li …


by Denee Coleman

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Maco's Cranberry Jello Salad

“This recipe was a family favorite at Thanksgiving- made with love by my Maco. I called her Maco because I couldn’t get “Grandma” out when I was learning to talk! I make this every Thanksgiving in her memory. She passed from Alzheimer’s in 1992.” Our very own Lori Thames, Executive Director from our Carlton Senior Living Concord Community shares with us this Thanksgiving Holiday her grandmother’s recipe for Cranberry Jello Salad. If you are interested in more recipes from our residents, our associates and their families you can order your own copy of the Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s “Cookbook For A Cure.” 100% of the proceeds are don …


by Jessica Beck

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Chef Jon Platz, Carlton Senior Living

Chef Jon's Fall Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Fall not only marks the beginning of the holiday season it also marks the beginning of soup season. And since there’s no better way to warm your family up on a chilly day than with a nice bowl of soup, we’re highlighting this flavorful fall soup recipe from Chef Jon Platz of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. Chef Jon’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Second Edition of the Cookbook for a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for …


by Denee Coleman

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Carlton Senior Living resident, Doris Miller, and a story to treasure

A Treasure Earned on Treasure Island by Resident, Doris Miller

Carlton Senior Living loves to share the stories of our wonderful residents. This story was written by Doris Miller, a military spouse, as a tribute to her husband, Charles, and their enduring love. “Before we had married my husband, Charles, was stationed at the Treasure Island Naval Base with my family living close by in Oakland. My mother had an old iron resting on the shelf of our garage. One day, my husband-to-be asked my mother if he might borrow the iron. My mother said, “of course” and so Charles left with the iron that day. Some months later, when I received my engagement ring from Charles, I learned of how the story came together. C …


by Denee Coleman

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James Weeks, US Navy Veteran

Resident Spotlight - James Weeks

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, James “Jim” Weeks – James was born on May 15, 1943, in Saint Louis, Missouri to Mary Kunz and James Weeks. His sister, Sandy Shy, now lives in Southern California, sisters Laurie McLean and Rose Mary Mayo live in Missouri, and his brother Richard Hoepfner now lives Tennessee. As a child growing up he always wanted to be like his dad, a hardworking man. His dad worked for the same company for 40 years which amazed him and learned the true value of work. Jim’s favorite childhood memory is living with his grandmother who he felt was the smartest lady and best cook. His first job was at Western Union …


by Denee Coleman

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Honoring Our Veterans: Stories of Service

Carlton Senior Living is thankful to our many veterans for their dedication and service to our country and we’re proud to share their stories with you in honor of Veterans Day.   Wayne Springsteen – Army Air Corp, Air Force Active Reserve Springsteen enlisted in the Army Air Corp in Boise, Idaho. He completed training in the Aviation Cadet Program and qualified for bomber pilot, fighter pilot, navigator and bombardier. During his years in the Army, his duties included working on the flight line with B-25’s and B-17’s. He also cleaned and rebuilt Browning 50 Caliber machine guns for the B-17. After the war, he joined the Air Force Active …


by Denee Coleman

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Mindfulness Based Therapy

Our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill community was pleased to host Samantha Lopez earlier this year during the Spring 2018 Semester. Samantha came on board at Carlton as a Masters of Social Work intern from Arizona State University. Under the supervision of our then Resident Liaison Rhodesia Wright, Samantha spent her internship time working directly with our residents in both a group setting and one-on-one. Mindfulness Based Therapy uses meditation and breathing like techniques to help direct the focus onto the present moment. It allows individuals to become more aware of their physical body, feelings and thoughts with the objective being …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Senior Health, Senior Living

Give the Gift of Heritage: Unearthing Your Family Roots

Give the Gift of Heritage: Unearthing Your Family Roots

Retirees across the country are providing their families with an unconventional legacy—knowledge of their family heritage. It’s no surprise that in the age of the internet, ancestry and genealogy research has become the second-most popular hobby for older Americans after gardening, according to TIME Magazine. Building a family tree and sharing personal histories can also help to unite the generations by creating talking points with children and grandchildren and can even create connections with long-lost relatives. Getting started with your family history may seem a little daunting but whatever information you can gather will certainly be a g …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident, Mary Shepherd with daughter, Shannon

Resident Spotlight - Mary Shepherd

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Mary Ryan Shepherd — Mary was born on July 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California. She and her siblings were raised as devoted Catholics. Mary’s family settled in Oakland in 1939 and her mother stayed at home while her father worked. Despite losing everything in the depression, Mary’s parents had faith and good hearts and raised their children to be giving and grateful people. Mary Shepherd with daughter, Shannon. Mary’s religion has remained a priority in her life and she attends Christ the King in Pleasant Hill. After graduating high school, Mary helped her parents by getting a job at an electrica …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Walking Together to End Alzheimer's

This year Carlton Senior Living communities collectively participated in three different walks hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Recruiting a total of nearly 140 participants we took a walk in Sacramento on September 29th, Silicon Valley on October 13th and Walnut Creek on October 20th. At this time, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised a total of $22,897.00! We at Carlton Senior Living have been helping and caring for residents since 1985 and we want to continue helping whenever we can by giving back to our local communities. The Alzheimer’s Association is an American non-profit voluntary health organization that focuses on c …


by Jessica Beck

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