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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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“His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 3, 2020

"His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair" by Harriett Burt

Ed Vining moved into Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez a few months ago from the Muir Oaks section of Martinez. He was born in North Carolina in 1925 shortly before his family moved to Montgomery, West Virginia. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. He had two sisters. Ed is certain of one thing: “my life didn’t start until I was 14” when the 1939-40 World’s Fair opened in New York.  He wanted to see it, but his family wasn’t able to go. Ed around 1946 It was 1940 before he started the trip. How did he get there? “I rode my bike,” he replied. What??? Montgomery is nearly 500 miles from New York City! “Were your p …

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Carlton Residents Show Appreciation for our Essential Associates
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 28, 2020

Carlton Residents Show Appreciation for our Essential Associates

The outpouring of support from residents, families and our communities at large is truly humbling and heartening. Bill Edwards from Carlton Senior Living Sacramento and Harriett Burt from Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill and their expressions of appreciation are fantastic examples of the fellowship that can only be felt within a community.   We’re in this together and we feel the love, so, thank YOU!

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“The Beautiful Music in Everything” by Elma Blaud
Carlton Senior Living | April 27, 2020

"The Beautiful Music in Everything" by Elma Blaud

“I see the piano and beautiful music in everything!” says Elma Blaud, a resident of Carlton Senior Living. “I do not feel that I have a signature style,” says Elma. That is a true statement. She attempts to incorporate different elements into her music. And, something in her playing is known and appreciated by many Carlton Senior Living San Jose residents and visitors alike. Her music consistently manages to appear well detailed without requiring a great pianist to possess astrophysicist-level playing skills to achieve. Elma wants to play pieces that others may choose to hear and play and are not overly complicated. She’s aware that many pian …

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