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CSL Spotlight Resident, Lillian Bean

Spotlight Resident - Lillian Bean

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident,  Lillian Bean ­— Lillian was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the DeLaura family in 1919. Her father, Victor, worked in the Brockton Shoe Factory and her mother Emelia, was a housewife. Emelia had 11 children, three of which died at birth, two before Lillian was born, and the third shortly after which caused Emelia to have a nervous breakdown and she was hospitalized soon after. When Lillian was two, her father decided it was necessary to put Lillian and her closest sister in an orphanage where she remained in for eight years while her older siblings took care of the home while her fa …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

This Carlton Resident Has 103 Reasons to Celebrate!

Ruth Whysong is celebrating 103 AMAZING years today! She says she has always been an independent person. As a child she loved to knit, sew and cook. She would always alter her recipes each time and her husband would eat whatever she cooked. He never refused or complained about anything, which is also pretty amazing. The couple loved each other’s company and traveled many places together. They even ventured as far as the North and South poles. After her husband’s death, Ruth continued to travel because, as she says, she “liked seeing things she hadn’t seen before.” Ruth proudly did her own taxes and was fairly independent until her 90’s. She d …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

Resident Spotlight - Wayne Springsteen

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Wayne Springsteen: “Hey there! My name is Wayne Springsteen. I was born on a 40-acre farm in New Plymouth, Idaho on July 8th, 1926. I grew up with one brother and one sister. I have 5 children; 4 daughters and 1 son, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a cat named Piper (who was named after my favorite airplane)! I am a WWII veteran and served for 20 years. On June 25th, I was elected Veteran of the Year Honoree for 2014. For 41 years I worked in the Nuclear Plant Business with General Electric. My favorite activity here at Carlton Senior Living Fremont is to play pool and need a pool sha …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Resident Spotlight

Miller Family

Mother’s Day Holds a Special Meaning for the Miller Family

Carlton Senior Living loves to spotlight our wonderful residents and appreciate it when family members, like this dedicated daughter, join in the process. “Mother’s Day has a very big impact on the Miller family. Doris Miller, resident of Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, our beloved matriarch leaves her mark on all of our family members. This photo was taken on her 98th birthday this past January. Doris touches each one of us with the gift of acceptance and unconditional love. This gracious and open-hearted offering of love also extends to a very special young lady who lives in India. Tseten, now a 21 year refugee who escaped fro …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

CSL Spotlight Resident, Jean Malamud

Resident Spotlight - Jean Malamud

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jean Malamud – Jean was born in San Diego to parents Sydney and Zelma. Her father was a printer, and print shop owner, who created, among other things, business cards and wedding announcements. Her mother was a bookkeeper, who in fact had to pretend she was older in order to get the job. Jean’s parents were also survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires that leveled the city. Jean has one sister, Ellen, who currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She recalls fondly that during the period in time of her high school education, she was “lousy at sports,” and it was unu …


by Eric Demuth

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week, our Carlton Senior Living San Jose community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight their nursing team; Paige Woods and Mike Aberin. Paige chose to work for Carlton because of the clinical environment we endorse as a company, although we are a social model of care, our Nurses role allows us to assist in clinical aspects that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to without them. In that same regard, Mike enjoys the fact that Carlt …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Jose

In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week our Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight our nursing team; Geraldine, Stephanie, and Mark. Geraldine and Stephanie have built a fantastic team between themselves having worked together for the past seven years. The Director of Resident Services, Jocelynn, shares that “their communication is second to none, the way that they coordinate their time off and remain willing to cover a …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Terry's Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe

To celebrate National Shrimp Day, we’re highlighting a flavorful shrimp recipe from the Cookbook For a Cure created by Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. 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. The cookbook is especially important to Terry Barrett, Associate Director of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, who initiated the project and helped to coordinate the fundraising efforts. The book features a variety of recipes including Connie’s Kentucky Spoon Bre …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Elk Grove Hiring Event

Elk Grove Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Elk Grove hiring event. Wednesday, May 16th 10:30AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5:30PM Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove 6915 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95758 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. Come see our beautiful community and learn about employment opportunities. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, and that’s why we take great care in recruiting, training and retaining people who embrace and emb …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Davis

CSL Spotlight Resident, Peter Vittori

Resident Spotlight - Peter Vittori

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Peter Vittori – Peter was born in the small town of McCloud in the Shasta Cascade area of Northern California in 1917. His parents were Italian immigrants and Peter’s father worked as a miner for gold and coal in the mountains there. He was one of six brothers and sisters, the third born. Later, the family moved to Oakland and then to Emeryville, California. In high school, Peter was a star football and baseball player and also ran track. He met his wife, Ardel, at Emeryville High School, they became high school sweethearts and married shortly after graduation. Settling in Emeryville, Peter and …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Davis Hiring Event

Davis Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Davis hiring event. Tuesday, May 22nd  10AM to 12PM and 3PM to 5PM Carlton Senior Living Davis 2726 5th Street Davis, CA 95618 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. Come see our beautiful community and learn about employment opportunities. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, and that’s why we take great care in recruiting, training and retaining people who embrace and embody our unique “culture of ca …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Davis

Carlton's Elder Advice Panel

Ask The Elders: Clash of the Cohabitating Cousins

Carlton’s residents love sharing the wisdom they have gained through years of experience and do so regularly through Elder Wisdom Circle, an online community which connects advice-seekers with insightful and thoughtful seniors who offer their advice on a range of topics. We hope you’ll enjoy our Ask The Elders series and our second letter comes to us from a frustrated advisee who is tired of dealing with her conceited cousin who is also her roommate: Dear Elders: I currently live with my self-centered cousin in a house we rent together and I’m planning to move in August because I just can’t deal with her anymore. When she comes home from work …


by Denee Naro

Ask The Elders, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus