Jerry Michaels, CSL Spotlight Resident

Resident Spotlight - Jerry Michaels

Jerry Michaels was born on December 8, 1937, in Arlington, Texas to Jerri “Bulla May” and Preston “Percy” Michaels. She is the second-eldest of four children and was raised with her siblings Shirley, Dewey and Jack. Her favorite childhood memory is having a loving family who always cares for one another always making the best of any situation. Jerry’s family moved to California from Texas when she was 4 years old from Texas and they were living in Concord when the big Port Chicago explosion occurred in 1944, which was very eventful. Witnessing historically significant events like the Port Chicago disaster and later Kennedy’s Assassination gav …

by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

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

National Kiss of Hope Day

In honor of National Kiss of Hope Day, we would like to take this time to remind and encourage our residents, their families and friends to express their love for one another. This is a day to show our love and demonstrate kindness in our hearts to each other. At our Carlton Senior Living Concord community two residents shared with us their story of how they met, fell in love and how what they have achieved together is so much more than they could have ever “hoped” for. Charles and Esther Doolins first met in high school, she was a sophomore and he was a student in a special circumstance since he still had one semester to finish. Some may cal …

by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus

Senior Living Residents Pay Tribute to Titanic

Remembering Titanic: Residents Pay Tribute to the "Unsinkable" Ship

The story of RMS Titanic has fascinated many of us since its tragic sinking in 1912. Touted as “unsinkable” by its builder, the White Star Line luxury cruiser set sail on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York on April 10th with about 2,200 passengers and crew aboard. Just hours later at around midnight on April 14th, Titanic struck an ice burg and would sink within three short hours resulting in the deaths of an estimated 1,500. Richard Shaw, CSL Concord Resident Of the estimated 700 survivors was a relative of Carlton Senior Living Concord resident, Richard Shaw, who recounts their tale as he shares with us his interest in …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Focus

CSL Spotlight Resident, Richard Shaw

Resident Spotlight - Richard Shaw

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Richard Shaw – Richard was born January 22, 1943 in New York, New York. In 1973, he moved to the west coast when he purchased an antique shop in California. From there, he spent his career working in the hotel and restaurant business. Richard is well-traveled and has visited 70 countries. Of the many places he has visited, Richard names Ireland as his favorite because the people were so friendly and were especially helpful with directions. He would like to continue traveling to explore new places and to learn about their unique cultures and histories. One country he would love to visit is Thail …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

CSL Spotlight Resident, Jo Beck

Resident Spotlight - Jo Beck

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jo Beck – Jo was born on May 7, 1935 in Helena, Montana. Before moving to Carlton Senior Living Concord she was living in her own home for fifty-three years. On June 12, 1955 she married her husband Jack William and had four children three sons and a daughter. She was part of different organizations such as Beta Sigma Phi, Phone Company Club, Baptist Senior Club from September to May. Her favorite scent is Christmas and bacon cooking over a campfire. Her favorite food is bacon, avocado, and tomato sandwich since she no longer can eat lettuce. She enjoys all seasons with different climate changes. …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

CSL Spotlight Resident, Susan Polloak

Resident Spotlight - Susan Pollak

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Susan Pollak  – Susan was born on December 30, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to parents Paul and Senta. Growing up she loved walks in the Austrian landscape and enjoyed learning about the history of the area. A historical event she remembers is when Austria was being taken over by Germany in 1938. She was only a child and could sense all the negativity and people just dreading each day. Susan’s first job was in England as a secretary. She was married to her husband Theodore “Ted” Pollak for 39 years and together they had two daughters named Karen Irma and Melissa Fay. Her proudest moment was arriving …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

CSL Spotlight Resident, Doris Varner

Resident Spotlight - Doris Varner

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Doris Varner – Doris was born in 1926 in Dallas, Texas to Gladys Wiedebusch and Milton Reynolds. She was married to Samuel Varner for 44 years until his passing in 1988. The couple had 5 daughters together named Beth, Mona, Susan, Ann and Kay. Doris describes herself as a person who loves to volunteer and help others, a loving mother, and also a person who enjoys animals. Her favorite volunteer experience was working with children in the hospital, a role she filled for 22 years. Doris enjoys having her meals in the dining room at Carlton Senior Living Concord with her friends and not having to co …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - Ted Fuller

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Ted Fuller – Ted was born in Topeka, Kansas and was raised in Denver, Colorado where he attended Western State College of Gunnison, Colorado. He was the editor of Electrical World, a McGraw-Hill magazine, and handled editing and writing assignments for utilities in Denver and Decatur, Illinois, then later San Francisco. He relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1963 where he settled with his wife in the Pleasant Hill/Lafayette area. It was there that he and his first wife, Betty Ann stayed, quite active and busy raising one daughter and four sons, later adding four grandchildren to the fami …

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Veterans Day 2016 - Concord

We salute our veterans here at Carlton Senior Living Concord. On Veteran’s Day, we honored and thanked the brave men and women who have served our country and celebrated their service with a festive barbecue. We also unveiled our new Wall of Honor which proudly displays images of residents who have served in the armed forces.

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Community Events

Live 2B Healthy Exercise Group - Concord

Live 2B Healthy is an exercise class offered at Carlton communities which residents can’t seem to get enough of. Carlton Senior Living Concord residents enjoy the class very much and say that it makes them feel “back in shape” after each session. Class is held twice a week and attendance has been growing steadily.

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Community Events, Exercise & Physical Activity, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

Carlton Senior Living "Associate on the Move," Suzette Marco

Associates on the Move - Suzette Marco

As Director of First Impressions, Suzette Marco enjoys being the first point of contact for residents, families and visitors walking through the front door at Carlton Senior Living Concord. She always has a smile on her face and is eager to answer any questions she’s asked. “My job really suits my personality,” Marco said. “I am a bubbly person and I love making people happy.” Marco first came to Carlton Senior Living Concord (formerly Chateau on Broadway) as a caregiver in February 2013. Her mother started working at the community as a caregiver in 2012 and had introduced Marco to some of the residents and associates. It wasn’t long before s …

by Jonita Dixon

Associates On The Move, Carlton Senior Living Concord