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In Celebration of March: The Guinness Cupcake

Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community recently made Guinness cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and the month of March! If your looking for a sweet treat to bring to an upcoming March Madness or MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft party then we have the recipe for you! Dave Lieberman’s shared recipe with the Food Network shows the perfect way to combine a love of beer and baking. Traditionally, a stout beer is the best style to bake with and is the chosen one for this recipe. We share below with you now the Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe and how it turned out for our residents in Davis! Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Prep Time: 15 minutes          …


by Jessica Beck

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Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Celeste Van Fleet

Resident Spotlight - Celeste Van Fleet

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Celeste Van Fleet – Celeste was born November 18, 1923, to parents Albert and Celeste Clark, in Baltimore, Maryland. She had two siblings, Dorothy Ann, and Jim. Jim passed away at an early age after an aircraft accident while he was in the US Air Force. Celeste attended public school at Roland Park and was an Arts and Crafts major at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the heart of Baltimore. She met and married Robert Samuel Van Fleet, an officer candidate at the US Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He was a journalist, and the two moved to Middletown, New York, his hometow …


by Eric Demuth

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Yolo Wine Dinner

The Davis Senior Center hosted a Yolo Wine Dinner during the week of love and our Carlton Senior Living Davis community was honored to be chosen to cater the event. Chef MJ 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 from Yolo County.                 The wines were all selected from the following Yolo County wineries; Black’s Station, Scribner Bend, Bogle, Matchbook, Capay Valley and Dancing Coyote. The goal was to support local wineries and to showcase some of the best wine options in our very own ba …


by Jessica Beck

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Honoring our Davis Activity Leaders

This week we celebrate National Activity Professionals Week by taking a moment to honor our amazing Personal Expression Managers, Memory Care Programming Managers and Memory Care Programming Assistants at our various communities.  Taking the time, day in and day out, to focus on enriching the lives of our residents by promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual engagement these associates support our social model and vision to love, honor and provide in the quality of life for our residents. Today we honor our Carlton Senior Living Davis community by recognizing our Personal Expressions Manager Jessalyn …


by Jessica Beck

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Carlton Senior Living Spotlight Resident, Nancy Shvemar

Resident Spotlight - Nancy Shvemar

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Nancy Shvemar – Nancy was born March 17, 1938, in San Bernardino, California, to parents Gail and Dorothy Wilmuth. Her father was a captain of the police department’s animal control unit and her mother was a secretary at Nancy’s elementary school. Nancy had one sister, Judy. Nancy earned her teaching degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, on the far western edge of the state. Nancy’s first teaching job was in Laguna Beach, where she taught Spanish and typing to a group of 33 first graders. She said it was challenging but wonderful, and living so close to the beach was an amazing ex …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Spinach Dip Wreath Recipe

Spinach Dip Wreath Ingredients Needed: Cream Cheese Sour Cream Spinach Artichoke Hearts Shallot or Onion Onion Powder Pepper Preparation Instructions:  In a Food Processor, begin with Cream Cheese, and blend until smooth and “fluffy.” Add Sour Cream, Shallots, and Seasoning Once Shallot are minced and encorperated, add Artichokes and Sour Cream – do this slowly, as volume will increase drastically Add Spinach last, and process until fully introduced. Taste for Seasoning Wreath Presentation Instructions: In a cast Iron Skillet, spray with Non Stick Spray. Place fresh Bread Dough (see demo) around the edges Add Spinach Dip in the center, and to …


by Jessica Beck

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Brie Filled Beggar's Purse Recipe

Brie Filled Beggar’s Purse Appetizer Ingredients Needed: Phyllo Dough Brie Cheese Dried Cranberries Rosemary Pecans Cupcake Pan Non Stick Spray Cooking Instructions: Pre Heat Oven to 400 degrees Cut Brie into Small Bite Sized Pieces Hydrate Cranberries Once Soaked Until Plump, place rosemary and drained cranberries in small pot. Heat until Cranberries become slightly mushy Cut small Squares of Phyllo Dough, just 1” larger than the cupcake pan you are using Spray Cupcake Pan with Non Stick Spray, and place 2-3 Phyllo Squares on top of the opening. Pat Phyllo into cup, leaving the edges hang over Fill Phyllo with Brie, topping with Pecan and Cr …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight - Elaine Anderson

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Elaine Anderson – Elaine was born February 6, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to parents Carl and Marion. She has one older sister, Diane, who also lives in Davis. Her father was secretary and a founding member of Memorex, maker of computer tapes, disk drives, and other computer components. Her mother was a housewife. She also painted watercolors, oil, and acrylics, displaying her art in many fairs and often winning blue ribbons. Her family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin, and at the age of four, Elaine contracted poliovirus, four years before the first successful vaccine was developed. Elaine at …


by Eric Demuth

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What's Cooking with Chef MJ

Leftover Egg Rolls All your favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers, wrapped in a spring roll, and golden fried.  Here are the few items you will need to provide to make this dish: Assortment of Leftovers (Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, or anything else that you enjoy in a Thanksgiving dinner) 1 package Egg Roll or Spring Roll Wrappers (6”x6”) 2 individual Eggs Soybean or Vegetable Oil (for Frying) In this demonstration, Chef MJ uses cooked Citrus Brined Turkey Breast, Giblet Gravy, Rosemary Stuffing, and Whipped Potatoes for the Filling. For the easiest and best results mix ingredients together.  Taste to make sure i …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight - Greta Heinemeier

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Greta Heinemeier – Greta was born February 19, 1935 in Anna, Illinois, a small town about 120 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri near the Mississippi River. Her father was a Lutheran minister and held his first congregation in Anna. Greta had one brother, four years older than her, who she describes as “incredibly smart and a Navy man.” Greta models her mother’s purse. Her mom was a flapper! The family eventually moved to Evansville, Indiana, where her father continued his services to the Lutheran church. He, unfortunately, lost his ability to speak and the family again relocated to St. Louis …


by Eric Demuth

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Walking Together to End Alzheimer's

This year Carlton Senior Living communities collectively participated in three different walks hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Recruiting a total of nearly 140 participants we took a walk in Sacramento on September 29th, Silicon Valley on October 13th and Walnut Creek on October 20th. At this time, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised a total of $22,897.00! We at Carlton Senior Living have been helping and caring for residents since 1985 and we want to continue helping whenever we can by giving back to our local communities. The Alzheimer’s Association is an American non-profit voluntary health organization that focuses on c …


by Jessica Beck

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Chef MJ's Pumpkin Cheesecake & Gingersnap Cookie Recipes

The holidays are quickly approaching and Chef MJ’s Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is sure to impress your guests. Serve with MJ’s freshly baked gingersnap cookies and top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, a dusting of cinnamon and white chocolate shavings for an added wow factor. Chef MJ recently prepared this tasty dessert for residents and their families during Carlton Senior Living Sacramento’s candlelight dinner and it was definitely the perfect way to kick off the “pumpkin spice” season.     Prepare pumpkin cheesecake filling and serve with Chef MJ’s gingersnap cookie recipe: Chef “MJ” Jackson is now preparing his favorite dishes f …


by Denee Coleman

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