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Carlton Senior Living Spotlight Resident, Margie Garciduenas

Resident Spotlight - Margie Garciduenas

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margie Garciduenas – Margie is of Mexican/American descent and was born in San Jose, California on June 10, 1954. Margie was raised in Union City and, after high school, she had odd jobs; one was at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara. She did the final testing of the diodes (capacitors). In 1974, Margie joined the US Navy hoping to learn more about electronics and was trained as a radioman using transmitters to relay communication to the fleet. She served in the Navy for 17 years and was then placed on Temporary Disability Retirement for five years. While on temporary retired leave, Margie wen …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Fremont, 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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Resident Spotlight - Ralph Bolestra

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Ralph Bolestra – Ralph was born on June 12th in Sioux, South Dakota. He is full blooded Sioux Native American and was birthed the native way of the tribe, in a tipi. In 1957 he moved to California and prior to working on the pipelines from Wyoming to Idaho, he was a supervisor at the Meredith Seafood Plant in Sacramento. He had one daughter and has 4 grandchildren. Lorraine Pine and Ralph have been together for 15 years and they love to play bingo here at Carlton Senior Living Fremont. Ralph and Lorraine are comfortable here at Carlton after experiencing the activities and being around everyone. …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Della Braga

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Della Braga – Della was born on October 20th in Madrid, New Mexico and raised in Santa Clara, California. She moved to California when she was six years old. Della was married for 25 years to a wonderful man. Together they had 3 children: 2 girls, 1 boy, and 6 grandchildren. Della worked as the CEO Assistant for President of Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space for 25 years. She started from the bottom and worked her way to the top. She loves golf and belonged to a ladies golf club. Della is a very friendly, kind, and open-minded woman who would never take anything for granted. Della’s words of w …


by Denee Coleman

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What's Your Color?

When you think about it we use our hands daily in so much of what we do. We speak with hand gestures, at times even more than we talk, we sign important documents and even create masterpieces with our hands. They can be used as universal signs of greeting those we meet or love with a handshake, a wave or blowing a kiss. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that for most of us we choose our nail color to display our personality as well. The beauty of this is that whether we are adventurous, loud and outgoing or soft spoken, subtle and introverted there is a color for you that will match impeccably! In honor of National Nail Polish day we t …


by Jessica Beck

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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 Coleman

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Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Stephanie Brice Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Carlton Senior Living is pleased to announce that Stephanie Brice, Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont, has been named as CALA “Advocate of the Year” The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) advocacy group focuses on representing communities which provide personalized care to their residents while promoting choice, independence and dignity. The advocacy group represents its members before California Legislature, Department of Social Services (DSS) Community Care Licensing Division and other state entities who are involved in the development of senior living policies. As a CALA advocate and Executive Director of Carlto …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Margaret Haug

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margaret Haug: “Hello, my name is Margaret Haug. I was born in Westward, California on June 30, 1929. My husband, Lou, and I had been together for quite a while and shared seven amazing children together. We owned a grocery business that became quite successful in our time.   My favorite things at Carlton Senior Living Fremont are the socials and the entertainment. Some words of wisdom would be to enjoy the time you spend in your community. A few words to describe me would be happy, hard working and a busy-body. Something you may not know about me is that I really enjoyed working on my garde …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - CJ Breen

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, CJ Breen, as told in her own words. “I was born in Joliet, Illinois, and was raised in Chicago. I married my husband, Jim, in 1965. Together we shared two kids and two grandsons. In 1977 we moved to a home in San Jose, California and lived there for 25 years. I worked in several beauty shops in my time as well as Al-Anon as a public speaker. One of my favorite things at Carlton Fremont is the entertainment as I am very into music and grooving along to it. Some words of wisdom would be, “the only kind of martyr is a dead one. Anyone else won’t make it.” I also tend to ask people, “what does it c …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - Ginny DiLullo

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Ginny DiLullo – Ginny, or Virgy as she is also known, has been a resident of Carlton Senior Living Fremont since June 2017. It’s hard to believe, but she celebrated her 92nd birthday in November. Ginny’s given name is Virginia and she was born and raised in North Carolina on a country farm with pigs, chickens and tobacco fields. She comes from a large family with four brothers and one sister. When it was time to start her own family, Ginny settled down in California during the 1950’s with her late husband, Nick, after traveling around the country while he was in the United States Navy. Selectin …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Resident Spotlight