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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 – 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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Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

We LOVE the fact that we get to share some very exciting news with you! Our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community (shown below) participated in the “Most Fit Live 2 B Healthy Community” national contest in January and ranked in the top 3 most fit communities nationwide. And with almost a 70% increase in participation, we ranked #1 in the challenge with 44 new participants joining our communities’ program. We congratulate all four of our Carlton Senior Living communities who participated in the challenge; our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Concord and Carlton Senior Living Sacramento communities who …

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Honoring Carlton’s Awesome Activity Teams
Carlton Senior Living | January 20, 2020

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newslette …

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Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | January 13, 2020

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

We are souper excited to present to you this delicious Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup recipe from the Third Edition of Carlton’s Cookbook For a Cure in honor of National Soup Month. Pick up all the ingredients you need for this tasty soup on a quick trip to the local Asian market. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk, Chaokoh brand is preferred 6 shrimp, deveined 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Maesri red curry paste, add more to taste 2 tbsp. white sugar Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) Directions Cook coconut milk on low heat in a medium saucepan. When the coconut milk starts to boil, add kaffir leaves. Next, add …

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Resident Spotlight – Harriett Burt

Resident Spotlight - Harriett Burt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Harriett Burt – Harriett was born in 1940 in East Oakland, California to Harold and Jean Burt. Her father attended Chico State University and was a school principal in Ashland, California but he felt he could not raise his family well on such an income. He ultimately decided to enlist in the U.S. Army but was denied due to colorblindness and instead became a welder for the shipyards in Oakland. In 1947, the Burt’s welcomed a son and both children were raised in El Cerrito. Harriett was considered to be very bright in her youth but chose to focus on activities other than her studies. At El Cerrito …

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Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Sue Bolender. Sue was born in 1940 in San Francisco, California to Leslie and Elizabeth Stocker. Her father served in the military and her mother was a bookkeeper and an accountant. In her youth, Sue lived in Marin County as well as Hawaii where her father was stationed during his time in the service. After her father’s service ended, the family returned to Marin County and her parents eventually divorced when she was 8 years old. As a child, she also lived on her grandparent’s 50-acre salt marsh north of Novato with her cousins who were English colonials from China. In eighth grade, she moved to …

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Resident Spotlight- Sylvia Thomas

Resident Spotlight- Sylvia Thomas

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s resident spotlight- Sylvia Thomas. A second generation American, Sylvia’s parents both immigrated from Prosecco in Northern Italy, the region from which the sparkling wine, AKA “Italian Champagne” is created!  She was born in Akron, Ohio on February 16, 1930 the youngest of four daughters to parents Gelindo and Margaret Ortolano. At the time of Gelindo and Margaret’s immigration economic and political hardships in Italy were motivating factors bringing people to America. Between 1900 and 1915, 3 million Italians immigrated to America, which was the largest nationality of “new immigrants.”  “New Immigration,” refer …

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2018 Annual Best of the Best East Bay Winners

Carlton Senior Living’s “Best of the Best” awards honor associates, in all departments and all positions from our culinary team to our Executive Directors, who have gone above and beyond. These chosen individuals are honored quarterly and annually. They are those within our company who have provided particularly high-quality customer service in memorable experiences for our residents, their families and fellow associates. These individuals exemplify the Carlton Commitments to Love, Honor and Provide. Annually each year, the annual “Best of the Best” winners are chosen out of those who had won in the past four quarters of the given year. The w …

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Resident Spotlight – Father Tom Burns

Resident Spotlight - Father Tom Burns

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Father Tom Burns – Born in San Francisco on November 22, 1925, to John Joseph (Joe) and Helen Burns, Tom was their firstborn child. Three and a half years later he was followed by his brother William. Joe worked for General Electric and Helen was a homemaker. Seeking warmer weather, the family moved to San Mateo when Tom was a baby. Although Tom and William were not close as youngsters they became great friends in early adulthood which lasted throughout their lives including attending seminary together and becoming priests. When Tom started school, he loved his kindergarten teacher so much he wan …

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Pleasant Hill Region Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Region Hiring Event

Join us for our Pleasant Hill Region Hiring Event. Saturday, June 1st 11 AM to 4 PM Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill 175 Cleaveland Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring for a variety of positions to provide services to our Assisted Living, Memory Care and Independent Living residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill, Poet’s Corner and Concord communities. View available positions and apply online prior to attending: CarltonSeniorLiving.com/Careers It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, sur …

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Resident Spotlight – Patrick Dundon

Resident Spotlight - Patrick Dundon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Patrick Dundon – Patrick was born in Borris, Ireland a small village on the River Barrow in County Carlow on September 27, 1920. He was the fourth born of five children to his parents Edward and Maye. Patrick’s father was the town doctor. Patrick had a good life growing up in Borris and was often found to be getting up to mischief. One day he and his friend Tom Millet decided that they wanted to go shooting and had to sneak his father’s gun out of the house by taking it apart and slipping the parts down the leg of his pants. Another time he and his friends were having a rock fight and Patrick got …

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