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Chef Jon Platz, Carlton Senior Living

Chef Jon's Summer Broccoli Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Chef Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a summer salad 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 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 Alzheimer’s research. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and each book purchased moves us closer to that goal. The cookbook features a variety of recip …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Resident Spotlight - Marie Wagner

When you discover that you have a talent or natural ability to do something you just do it. At least that’s the case with Marie Wagner, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro resident, who has been painting since her youth. “This is just my thing,” says Marie who prefers painting beautiful watercolor landscapes and scenes from life. It all starts with a simple sketch for artist Marie Wagner. After completing high school, Marie had considered studying art but her mother had another plan in mind. “My mother didn’t exactly encourage me,” explains Marie. “She wanted me to do something more practical.” With this in mind, Marie enrolled at Stanford Univ …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community News, Resident Spotlight, Senior Living Lifestyle

Resident Spotlight - Millie Jacobson

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident Millie Jacobson – Lovable Millie was born and raised in Oakland, California. She enjoyed a childhood full of games, races and sometimes movies for 10 cents if she could get the money. She remembers that in those days for only a penny she could get five pieces of candy or a hot dog for just a nickel. In junior and senior high school, Mille enjoyed going to school dances and also played the violin. After graduation, Millie attended Armstrong Business College where the Dean helped her get her first job in the Human Resources Department of a large company next to the courthouse. During the war, she …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Walk to End Alzheimer's 2018

The Carlton Senior Living Home Office alongside our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community joined together to promote and host a car wash in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. With all hands on deck we united to wash as many cars as possible collecting only donations. All proceeds gathered will be added to our total fundraising goal of $35,000 in our efforts to help benefit Alzheimer’s research and help to find a cure. Altogether from the car wash and founder contribution we raised a total of $1,272! This places our current raised total to $4,382 and we are just getting started! Carlton Senior Living’s person-centered app …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Community Outreach, Dementia Care, Memory Care

Ask The Elders: Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Carlton’s residents love sharing the wisdom they’ve have gained through years of experience. As the dog days of summer dwindle, students everywhere are reminded of the inevitable return to the classroom and so we asked the elders to offer their advice on heading back to school. The next two letters in our “Ask the Elders” series come from a couple of perplexed parents who are already seeking reprieve from the return of the school year.     Dear Elders: My kids will be heading back to school soon and are anxious about the new school year. What advice do you have to help them beat the back to school blues? –Mom Before the Storm …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Mickey & Floyd McLean

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight residents, Mickey and Floyd McLean –  Mickey and Floyd first met at a birthday party in Fresno, California. For their first date they went to the movies and saw “Honeymoon” staring Shirley Temple and Guy Madison. Floyd and Mickey married July 18, 1950 and have been married for over 60 years. Mickey worked for city schools as a library technician while Floyd worked for the state. They have three sons named Jim, John, and Mark. Floyd and Mickey also have four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Out of all the traveling they have done Mickey’s favorite place is Europe while Floyd prefers Hawaii. Favorite …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Resident Spotlight

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

At Carlton Senior Living we believe that implementing technology advancements related to senior living is crucial to upholding our customer satisfaction and maintaining the safety of our residents. Today, for National System Administrator Appreciation Day, we are proud to take a moment to honor the man behind the scenes of our technology systems and the support he provides to Carlton, the residents, and our associates. Tuan Nguyen is our Vice President of Technology and has been with Carlton since he joined our family in 2002. With almost 20 years of IT experience he is nearing 16 years dedicated to a focus in assisted living. Tuan has grown …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community News, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

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 gra …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Happy Hour Under the Sea

Remaining socially engaged is important for all people no matter what age. That’s one reason Carlton Senior Living offers such a wide range of social activities through our Personal Expressions program which are tailored to the interests of each individual and each community. At Carlton Senior Living one of the favorite and best attended activities are the weekly Happy Hours. Now, when you think “Happy Hour” the first thing that comes to mind is likely the traditional “cocktail” hour hosted by bars and restaurants which focus on drinks. Although a variety of beverages and appetizers are offered at Carlton’s Happy Hours, these weekly gathering …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Barbara Dunn

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Barbara Dunn – Born on August 7, 1922 in Orosi, California, to parents Edith and Raymond Toler, Barbara Dunn is the youngest of three children. A native of California, Barb has lived throughout the state and in Surprise, Arizona. In Arizona, on an RV lot, Barb discovered in her 70s that she loves line dancing and became a line dancing teacher. For six years she taught roughly 10-50 people on any given night. Raised a Baptist, she feels that she didn’t know how to dance, but somehow managed to learn and teach. Upon returning to California, she lived in Citrus Heights and for the past four years …


by Eric Demuth

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

All American Pet Photo Day

At Carlton Senior Living we seized the opportunity to charge our smart phones and cameras to take the perfect snapshots to celebrate All American Pet Photo day! Our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill Community dedicated an afternoon event to host a parade for all of our beloved furry friends and we are excited to share with you the top dogs of the cat walk!       Jim T.’s dog “Koukla” and Betty’s dog “Buttons” certainly dressed patriotic for the occasion. Buttons made her second year debut at the parade. Some might even say that Koukla  and Buttons were “all wrapped up” in this event! To the right, Katy, Dining Room Server, brought her dog t …


by Jessica Beck

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Tose's Blue Bowl Potato Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Picnic Month, we’re highlighting a recipe for a classic picnic staple – potato salad. This is a recipe Carlton Senior Living resident, Tose, has been serving up the same way for many years as part of a family tradition. “My mother-in-law always served her potato salad in a blue Bauer bowl. I have done the same,” says Tose. Tose’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s 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 fu …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes