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“The Story of the Old House” from the Memoirs of James Thompson Sr.
Carlton Senior Living | July 12, 2020

"The Story of the Old House" from the Memoirs of James Thompson Sr.

“The Story of the Old House” is just one of the many short stories from the memoirs of James Thompson Sr., a resident of Carlton Senior Living San Jose. Written during the 1970s, Thompson’s writings illustrate what life was like as a child growing up in the small town of Dyer, Indiana during the 1930s. Dyer is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana and is a southeastern suburb of Chicago. According to census records, the population of Dyer was just 672 in 1930 and had increased to 976 by 1940. “The Story of the Old House” by James Thompson Sr. We lived in an old house that rented from the Hilbrich’s. After the war, we had to buy it …

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Tracey Ingleman of Carlton Senior Living named Outstanding Executive Director for the 2020 CALA Excellence in Service Awards
Assisted Living | July 6, 2020

Tracey Ingleman of Carlton Senior Living named Outstanding Executive Director for the 2020 CALA Excellence in Service Awards

We are honored to celebrate our very own Tracey Ingleman who has been awarded Outstanding Executive Director for the 2020 California Assisted Living Association Excellence in Service Awards. We recognize Tracey, her commitment to the growing field of Senior Living and her dedication to serve our amazing residents, their families and associates at the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community. Tracey is truly an inspiring and exceptional leader who leans in and listens, not only with her ears but with her heart. Congratulations Tracey from all of us, your Carlton Senior Living Family!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEE_LID …

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Manny Dirar of Carlton Senior Living named Outstanding Department Director for the 2020 CALA Excellence in Service Awards

Manny Dirar of Carlton Senior Living named Outstanding Department Director for the 2020 CALA Excellence in Service Awards

We are honored to celebrate our very own Manny Dirar who has been awarded Outstanding Department Director for the 2020 California Assisted Living Association Excellence in Service Awards. We recognize Manny, his commitment to the growing field of Senior Living and his dedication to serve our amazing residents and associates at the Carlton Senior Living Sacramento and Sacramento Enhanced communities. Manny consistently goes above and beyond in his role as Associate Director providing excellent care to all those he meets. He is truly an exceptional individual whose heart is as big as his smile. Congratulations Manny from all of us, your Carlton …

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Resident Spotlight – Bob Fox
Carlton Senior Living | July 5, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bob Fox

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bob Fox – Robert “Bob” Fox was born on December 6, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Darlene Blumenberg and Henry Fox. He has one brother, Jim. Bob went to high school in Birmingham, Michigan. Bob knew from a young age that he wanted to become an attorney. He attended the University of Minnesota for his bachelor’s and then went to law school at Duke University. He practiced law for a few years before deciding that he wanted to do something different. In 1972 he became a founding faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis. Over the next thirty-five years, he helped deve …

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“At Home in the World of Animals and of People” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | June 28, 2020

"At Home in the World of Animals and of People" by Harriett Burt

“There’s nothing more daunting than taking a blood sample from a lion,” Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez resident and retired veterinarian Denny Bohlke observes. He ought to know because his Yakima office was close enough to a retired circus animal ranch to hear them roaring and to make a ‘home visit’ from time to time. Oh, by the way, how do you take the sample? From its tail, he says. Denny was born in 1931 and grew up on a 12-acre farm near Yakima. His dad was a fruit inspector in Washington’s largest fruit growing area. It was the beginning of the Great Depression so keeping the wolf from the door meant everybody in the family …

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Carlton University Meets the Changing Needs of Residents and Associates

Carlton University Meets the Changing Needs of Residents and Associates

Our ongoing live training through Carlton University focuses on the skills associates need to care for our residents successfully in a world that’s ever-changing. And because change is inevitable, our Carlton University programs have adapted based on social distancing guidelines to meet the needs of residents and associates while prioritizing the health and safety of all. Learn more about Carlton’s hands-on training: https://bit.ly/3cSr5P4

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Breakfast is Served!
Assisted Living | June 3, 2020

Breakfast is Served!

This eggs-quisite breakfast from Carlton Senior Living San Leandro is an egg-cellent way to celebrate National Egg Day – Wednesday, June 3. Whether you prefer your eggs scrambled, fried, or over easy, we recommend approaching each day sunny side up. During the Shelter-in-Place Order we’ve been delivering freshly prepared meals for residents to enjoy in their apartments.

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Resident Spotlight – Donna Rolls
Resident Spotlights | May 24, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Donna Rolls

Meet Donna Rolls, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – Donna de Saint Croix Rolls was born on August 6, 1931 in Arlington, Massachusetts to Frances and Donald Wood. She was named Donna after her father and her unique middle name had been passed down through her mother’s family for four generations. Naturally, when Donna gave birth to her own daughter, Allison, she also passed on the middle name. Donna was raised Unitarian Universalist, a religion which traces its roots back nearly 450 years to 16th Century Transylvania. Her mother took care of the home and family while her father was a self-employed gold and silver smith. Due to the n …

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Resident Spotlight – Elsie Gabby
Carlton Senior Living | May 17, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Elsie Gabby

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Elsie Gabby – Elsie Jane (Bradbury) Gabby was born December 22, 1946 to parents Clara and Byron Bradbury. She has five younger siblings: Robert, Shirley, David, Sharon, and Brian. Her family home was in Johnson City, New York, a rural village along the New York/Pennsylvania border. She has wonderful memories of her childhood. Johnson City is “kind of a country town” and they spent lots of time outdoors and lived in a wonderful, big house. She enjoyed climbing trees and eating popsicles with her friends. She fondly remembers another friend who would bring her oranges. Elsie and her siblings were c …

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Resident Spotlight – Donna Skinner
Carlton Senior Living | May 11, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Donna Skinner

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Donna Skinner – Donna was born in Kansas on March 6, 1940 to parents Marie and Donald Roof. Donna is an only child. She grew up on a farm and her favorite childhood memories revolve around the farm—she fondly remembers helping with chores, including gathering eggs and working with the pigs. When Donna was a child, she wanted to become a nurse. Her mom was a nurse and she knew many other women who were nurses; in those days, it was one of the few careers open to women. Donna attended Ness City High School and was involved with a couple of different clubs, including Latin Club and Science Club. She …

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It’s National Nurses Week
Carlton Senior Living | May 6, 2020

It's National Nurses Week

It’s National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week which concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was a celebrated social reformer, statistician and is known as the founder of modern nursing and was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night. Today kicks off our celebration nurses who are on the frontlines every day caring for others. In addition to spending their careers tending to patients, many nurses extend this caring into their personal lives. Excellent examples of this desire to provide for others are RNs, Joslyn Lewis and Sothy Shields (pictured). They’ve sta …

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