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Proactive and Productive at Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 4, 2020

Proactive and Productive at Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner

While the crew from Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner cleans frequently touched surfaces, residents get their daily exercise. Pictured in red is Albina, a centenarian whose secret to longevity is drinking a little “vino rosso” each day. With a focus on person-centered care, we have purposefully built our Memory Care Communities to do just that, care for the individual person. Carlton proudly offers a variety of housing and care options that let you choose the service level, location and lifestyle to suit your individual needs. Learn More  

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Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine
Carlton Senior Living | April 2, 2020

Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine

David and Charlotte of Carlton Senior Living San Jose are enjoying a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine on this beautiful spring day. Since direct sunlight is our bodies’ main source of Vitamin D, even just a few minutes of sun exposure a day can help increase your levels of Vitamin D, which has been known to help fight off a variety of health conditions. Learn more about Sunlight and Your Health on WebMD.  

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We are proud of our dedicated associates!
Community News | March 25, 2020

We are proud of our dedicated associates!

We are proud of our dedicated associates. Thank you for being a part of the Carlton family and for providing love and care to our residents. Top row, left: Medication Technician, Jasmin, helps Carlton San Leandro residents maintain a healthy lifestyle by keeping them on track with their medications. Top row, middle: Jaime, a Care Partner of Carlton Elk Grove, assists residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) with kindness and compassion. Top row, right: Medication Manager, Mark, takes great care in ensuring residents of Calton San Leandro receive the medications needed to remain active and healthy. Bottom row, left: Khan works behind t …

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Resident Spotlight – Bud Schmidt
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 22, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bud Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bud Schmidt – Bud is originally from Missouri and served in the Navy on the USS Rogers as a Petty Officer during the Korean War. While onboard, Bud was involved in saving the life of a pilot whose plane went down in the ocean. Bud and his fellow crew members pulled the pilot to safety with a grappling hook. Bud has an Associate in Engineering degree from USC as well as an industry honorary engineering degree. He began working for Lockheed in Van Nuys, California after his service with the Navy was over. Bud then transferred to Lockheed in Sunnyvale in 1963. Bud and his wife Shirley were married f …

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A New Day: 7 Key Benefits of Assisted Living Communities
Assisted Living | March 22, 2020

A New Day: 7 Key Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

By Times Square Chronicles Until somewhat recently, seniors were faced with only three possible options after retirement. If the person fell ill or developed severe health problems, those options dwindled to two. And for most seniors, neither of the options were very welcoming. Aging family members can become a financial and emotional burden for their children. This is especially true during times of economic hardship. As such, many elderly choose to maintain an independent life away from their children. But when medical needs become dire, independence may not always be possible. In the past, the most suitable option in these cases seemed to …

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“Lucy Hanson Remembers…” by Resident, Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | March 6, 2020

"Lucy Hanson Remembers..." by Resident, Harriett Burt

This article detailing a specific time period in the life of Lucy Hanson, a resident of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill was written by fellow resident and Martinez News-Gazette writer, Harriett Burt. At one point in her life, an Arab fortune teller in French Algeria told teenage Lucienne ‘Lucy’ Hanson, “I see you in uniform. I see water very, very far away….” No matter how skeptical one might be about fortune tellers, this turned out to be a true vision. Lucy wore a U.S. Army uniform from 1945 until 1947 when she crossed the Atlantic as the bride of an American army officer with a baby on the way. Born in Aix-les-Baines, France in 1925, L …

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Resident Spotlight – Jim Enright
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 1, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Jim Enright

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, James “Jim” Enright – Jim was born May 1, 1945 in Somerville, Massachusetts. His parents, Nora and John, were from County Kerry, Ireland. Jim has two siblings, Maryann (now Sister Maryann, since she became a Roman Catholic nun) and his late brother John. Sister Maryann and Jim are still very close and talk often. Jim’s favorite childhood memories revolve around another kid named Billy Connors. Jim always relished the moment to beat him up or get beat up by him. He stated that they were “always equally matched and no one else could fight us. I guess we did not agree on much.” Really, they were goo …

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Love & Wine, Better with Time
Carlton Senior Living | February 27, 2020

Love & Wine, Better with Time

“Wine adds a smile to friendship and a spark to love.” ~Edmondo de Amicis Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community was honored to be chosen as the caterer for the Yolo Wine Dinner during the month of love hosted by the Davis Senior Center.   Chef Roberto and Lead Cook Ben joined together to present a three-course plated dinner that was accompanied by a wonderful selection of both red and white wines.   The wines were hand selected by Larry Chandler from local Yolo County wineries, showcasing some of the best wine options in our very own backyard of Yolo County. Clarksburg Matchbook Batia Due Vigne       The first cou …

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Resident Spotlight – Jacque Andrews
Carlton Senior Living | February 24, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Jacque Andrews

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jacque Andrews — Jacque was born on October 22, 1931, in Topeka, Kansas to parents Ralph and Ann Pantier and was the second of two daughters. Jacque’s older sister, Barbara, was more beautiful and social and she felt like she grew up in her older sister’s shadow. After junior high, the Pantier family moved to Manhattan, Kansas and Jacque graduated from high school there in 1949. Jacque went on to attend Kansas State University where a stroke of fate and an error in her class schedule would lead to meeting her future husband. During her junior year of college, Jacque had intended to become a home …

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Carlton Cupids Spread Joy and Raise More Than Spirits
Carlton Senior Living | February 16, 2020

Carlton Cupids Spread Joy and Raise More Than Spirits

The “Carlton Cupids” from our Downtown Pleasant Hill community were not only busy spreading love and happiness, this Valentine’s Day, they also were making a difference as the proceeds from each Valentine delivery will be donated to the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms. “Families signed their loved-one up to receive a personalized Valentine’s Day greeting from our cupids, including a card, a teddy bear and many hugs. Our cupids had a great time spreading joy. A few tears of joy were shed when we saw how much this small gesture brightened the day of our residents.  A beautiful project and so fun to do for the second year in a row. We raised $160 fo …

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Resident Spotlight – Peggy De La Cruz
Carlton Senior Living | February 16, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Peggy De La Cruz

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Peggy Del La Cruz – Peggy was born in Carnegie, Nebraska. She was the second to last child of 12 children. Peggy and her late husband, Faustino, were married in Reno, Nevada on New Year’s in 1950 which also happened to be her groom’s only day off. Together they shared four children, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Peggy and Faustino were married for almost 70 years prior to his passing in 2019. Peggy worked at Joann Fabrics for 10 years. Some words of wisdom are, “go to church and never lie.” Some words to describe Peggy are friendly, happy, and loving. One thing that Peggy is looki …

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Resident Spotlight – Paul Camerer & Judi Cain
Carlton Senior Living | February 9, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Paul Camerer & Judi Cain

Meet Paul Camerer and Judi Cain, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight residents – Paul and Judi Cain have been together for four years and they met at Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. Judi is a Sacramento native and worked at the California Department of Motor Vehicles for over thirty years. She raised two children and two stepchildren with her husband, Larry. Paul was born in Illinois but traveled often with his family growing up. He was in the United States Air Force for 25 years and came to California in 1962. Paul was a high school teacher in the Sacramento and Folsom area for about 15 years where he taught physical science and auto mechani …

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