“Why I Walk”

"Why I Walk"

“Why I Walk” Deanna Wong It all started with my mom casually sharing with me that my dad was changing and his behavior was “different” than it used to be. It was just little things: instead of paying at the cash register he would open up his wallet so my mom could pull out his money, or instead of ordering at a restaurant, he would just have the same thing my mom was having. But these little things eventually started to add up to a bigger picture. My father was a proud man and was amazingly adept at hiding his symptoms. With him, there was never an acknowledgement that there was anything wrong, and certainly no openness to seeking diagnosis o …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Dementia Care, Memory Care

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 …


by Jessica Beck

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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 …


by Denee Coleman

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Honoring Our Poet’s Corner Activity Leader

Honoring Our Poet's Corner Activity Leader

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 Poet’s Corner community Memory Care Programming Manager Toni Jones. Toni …


by Jessica Beck

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Pleasant Hill Clinical Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Clinical Hiring Event

Join us for our Pleasant Hill Region Clinical Hiring Event. Tuesday, November 27th 10AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM 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 Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill and Poet’s Corner 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 li …


by Denee Coleman

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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 - Betty Powell: Celebrating 5 Generations of Family

Proud grandmother of four, great-grandma of four more and great-great-grandma of one, Betty Powell is a source of inspiration to the younger members of her family. Betty visiting with granddaughter, Heather, and the latest addition to the family, Braiden. “My grandmother has been one of the most inspirational people in my life. She has taught me to keep a positive outlook on life, stay physically active, be kind and patient with others, and that there’s always a good reason to eat chocolate!” – Heather, Betty’s granddaughter   Read more about this amazing mother and grandmother who remains active and involved in her community at 103 year …


by Denee Coleman

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Welcome Jon McCraw, New Executive Director at Poet’s Corner!

Welcome Jon McCraw, New Executive Director at Poet's Corner!

Carlton Senior Living is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director at our Poet’s Corner location, Jon McCraw. Jon joins Carlton with 23 years of experience in various roles of senior care. As he recalls, it indeed all began for him growing up as a young child. Jon attributes this time of his life as extra meaningful because he lived in the same town as all four of his grandparents. Their involvement and engagement in his life was pivotal for his interactions as a child through his teenage years and have lasted now well into his adulthood. The church was a significant part of his early life, and he can recall that he wasn’t shy about sit …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Dementia Care, Memory Care

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill hiring event. Saturday, March 17th  10AM to 1PM 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 Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill and Poet’s Corner communities. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happ …


by Denee Coleman

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George & Sanae's Secret to Love

George and Sanae Otsuki Established 1944 Thomas Merton famously quoted… “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another.” George and Sanae Otsuki’s love story has stood the test of time and transition. They first met while still in grammar school when their families knew one another. However, they did not actually begin dating as a couple at that time and were more acquaintances. As their daughter recalls, Sanae was initially reluctant to date George due to the fact that he was younger than she by almost 2 years. But, as most good things come together in life, George was consistent, …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair Tuesday, February 20th 9AM-11AM and 4PM to 6PM   Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill 2770 Pleasant Hill Road Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523 Location Details Learn about multiple clinical positions including: Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs. We welcome CNA applicants. Employment opportunities are available in our Poet’s Corner, Pleasant Hill Road and Downtown Pleasant Hill communities. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees he …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill

How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia

How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia

The National Center for Biotechnology Information conducted a study, which proved that exposing dementia patients to respite has a positive effect on their behavior and memory. You might have been worried or feeling guilty about leaving your loved one with dementia for a respite care stay. However, this finding has proved that it can be beneficial for the health of your loved one. Despite this, you may face difficulties when using respite, especially if it’s for the first time. Some patients of dementia may refuse to leave home or leave their caregivers even for a short while. Others might request to go home while at the memory care respite f …


by Jonita Dixon

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