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Honoring Carlton’s Awesome Activity Teams
Carlton Senior Living | January 20, 2020

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newslette …

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Resident Spotlight – Bill Edwards
Carlton Senior Living | January 19, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bill Edwards

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bill Edwards – Bill was born William Claude Edwards in the village of Pendeen, County of Cornwall England to parents, Margaret and Leslie. He lived in England until the 7th grade. Bill and his family traveled to the United States on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and disembarked in New York. The family then boarded a train in New York and traveled to Roseville. They settled in Grass Valley, California. Bill’s father was a tin miner in England and the family moved to Northern California so his father could mine gold in America. His father worked at the Empire Star Mine, one of California’s oldest, deepes …

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Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | January 13, 2020

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

We are souper excited to present to you this delicious Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup recipe from the Third Edition of Carlton’s Cookbook For a Cure in honor of National Soup Month. Pick up all the ingredients you need for this tasty soup on a quick trip to the local Asian market. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk, Chaokoh brand is preferred 6 shrimp, deveined 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Maesri red curry paste, add more to taste 2 tbsp. white sugar Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) Directions Cook coconut milk on low heat in a medium saucepan. When the coconut milk starts to boil, add kaffir leaves. Next, add …

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Resident Spotlight – Pam Wingo
Carlton Senior Living Blog | January 12, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Pamela “Pam” Wingo – Pam was born on March 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Pearl and Benjamin Marton. She has five siblings: Katherine, Barbara, twins David and Donald, and Gary. All of Pam’s siblings hope to have a reunion soon. Some of Pam’s favorite childhood memories are of playing with her brothers and sisters. All of them are close in age and they enjoyed playing hopscotch, dominoes, jump rope and baseball together in the backyard. She also recalls their family getting their first television—big, bulky, and black and white—and to her, this was a big deal. Pam loved school and was “ …

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Resident Spotlight – Bob Vallon
Carlton Senior Living | January 5, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bob Vallon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bob Vallon – Bob is 72 years old and was born in San Gabriel, California in 1947. He has one sister and two brothers. Bob also has two children, a daughter named Kimberly and a son named David. Bob received his master’s degree in law and once worked as a labor attorney in San Francisco. Throughout his life, he has traveled to many countries and has been on over forty cruises. During his travels, he much enjoyed his time abroad in Israel and France, During college, Bob played football for St. Mary’s College Gaels and his favorite sports are football and softball. He also enjoys listening to Rock ‘ …

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Resident Spotlight – Mary Lee
Carlton Senior Living | December 29, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Mary Lee

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Mary Lee – Mary was born in Piedmont, California located in Alameda County. She grew up in the Oakland area which she loves very much. Mary remembers being very active as she was growing up. She was a runner and a dancer. The family even had a ballroom in their home. She remembers hitting a ball against the backboard outside her childhood home. This was the beginning of her love for the game of tennis. While attending school, Mary met the love of life, Richard. The couple had two sons, Tim and Brian, and now are proud grandparents. Mary and Richard ran a tropical fish store for many years where t …

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Resident Spotlight – Marge Daddow
Carlton Senior Living | December 15, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margery Daddow – Marge was born September 14, 1938 in Southern California to Alice and William (Bill) Spangler. When she was little her family moved to Nicolaus, California. They made the move because her father’s brothers were both in the service and her grandfather needed help with his farm. After the war, her uncles joined them in Nicolaus and they created their own business, the Spangler Brothers Inc., which is still up and running. Most of Marge’s life was spent on a farm or in farming territory. She has three siblings, James (Jim), her late sister Peggy, and late brother Gary. Marge’s favor …

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Resident Spotlight – Martha “Chickie” Falcone
Carlton Senior Living San Jose | December 8, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Martha "Chickie" Falcone

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Martha “Chickie” Falcone – Chickie was born in a little town in Imperial County called Brawley, California. She got her nickname when she was born; her mother told her that she was covered in a light fuzz like a baby chick. Chickie worked for IBM in a clerical position, and as a bookkeeper for the plumbing company her father-in-law started. Her husband, Dave, later took over the company. Dave and Chickie were married for 55 years and had one child together, Jim as well as two other children from Chickie’s previous marriage, Dave and Corinne. Chickie also has eight grandchildren and six great-gran …

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Resident Spotlight – Connie Ramos
Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove | December 1, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Connie Ramos

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Conception Ramos – Conception, or Connie, as she prefers, was born in the Philippines on May 30, 1933. She met her husband, Romeo Ramos in 1960. Connie, Romeo and their three children, Fey, Ronald and Milagros, relocated to the United States during the Vietnam War. Although her husband sadly passed away in 2013, he and Connie are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. While living in the Philippines, Connie attended Philippine Normal University in Manila and received a degree for teaching. She then taught in the Philippines for 10 years. Connie traveled all around Asia with her husband, Rom …

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Melinda’s Baked Artichoke Dip
Recipes | November 25, 2019

Melinda's Baked Artichoke Dip

Melinda’s Baked Artichoke Dip This dip is a real crowd-pleaser and will be sure to impress at your upcoming gathering. What’s even better? It’s easy to make. Ingredients 8 oz block cream cheese, softened 8 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese, from the fresh pasta or deli cheese section 1 cup mayonnaise 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped in half 1 – 1.5 oz minced garlic, found in the spice section Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients and spread evenly in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check every 5 minutes or so until lightly brown on top and crispy brown aro …

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Resident Spotlight – Roger Bondi

Resident Spotlight - Roger Bondi

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Roger Bondi – Roger was born and raised on a farm in Kansas City, Missouri. On the farm; he raised mainly tomatoes and cabbage. As a kid, he played baseball, horseshoes and other sports when he wasn’t working on the farm. Farming was his life until he moved to Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill. Another passion he had was finding old or odd things that caught his eye and turn around and sell it for a little profit to help make ends meet. He loved to hustle his treasures. He especially was on the lookout for old guns. He still has some of his favorite hats. You can always find him wearin …

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Resident Spotlight – Harriett Burt

Resident Spotlight - Harriett Burt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Harriett Burt – Harriett was born in 1940 in East Oakland, California to Harold and Jean Burt. Her father attended Chico State University and was a school principal in Ashland, California but he felt he could not raise his family well on such an income. He ultimately decided to enlist in the U.S. Army but was denied due to colorblindness and instead became a welder for the shipyards in Oakland. In 1947, the Burt’s welcomed a son and both children were raised in El Cerrito. Harriett was considered to be very bright in her youth but chose to focus on activities other than her studies. At El Cerrito …

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