Baking Pumpkin Bread in Sacramento

Baking Pumpkin Bread in Sacramento

  Residents of Carlton Senior Living Sacramento enjoyed baking (and eating) this delicious Pumpkin Bread from Once Upon a Chef during a recent pumpkin-themed celebration. Everyone worked together to prepare the recipe and while it baked, residents painted festive pumpkins. The reward for their efforts was two perfect loaves of pumpkin bread which they shared with their Memory Care neighbors. Pictured here are our diligent bakers, Dot, Yuri and Fred.   Pumpkin Bread Recipe Servings: Makes 2 loaves Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 65 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Rebecca Young

Resident Spotlight - Rebecca Young

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Rebecca Young – Rebecca was born on May 9, 1919, in Saskatchewan, Canada to Donald and Mary. She came from a big family of three brothers and five sisters. Even though life was hard back then, she still had a happy childhood. Her father had a large farm and he kept the family together despite the hardships. Rebecca lived in Canada for 22 years and worked as a Public Administrator for the Canadian Alaskan Highway. Later, she went to business college to study Accounting and upon graduation, got a job working at a bank. She met her husband, Lyman Young, at a military dance when she was 21 years old. …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Kay

Resident Spotlight - Kay

Kay was born on March 2, 1920, in Victoria, British Colombia, and was the only child to George and Teresa Patterson. She learned sign language at an early age because both of her parents were deaf-mute. Kay attended the University of Canada and taught high school after graduating. She wanted to advance her career in teaching and got a scholarship to UC Berkeley where she met her husband, Elton. They fell in love and got married. Kay and Elton traveled a lot in their younger years, especially to Russia. Elton was an exchange student. He studied Russian History because he loved Russian novels. He was hired as an American Exhibition at the Russi …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Stewart

Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Stewart

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Dorothy Stewart. Dorothy was born in Corning, CA to John & Jessie Fox in 1932 and has three siblings, Earl, Edyth and Albert. Her family had olive ranches. Dorothy’s father worked for Standard Oil supplying gas to farmers. She used to help her father by checking the levels in the gas tank of the rig. She would climb up the truck’s ladder and then look into the tank and let her father know how much gas was left inside. After graduating high school, in 1950, she moved to Sacramento to attend Sacramento City College for two years while majoring in General Education and Business. In 1957 she marr …


by Jessica Beck

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2018 Annual Best of the Best Northern 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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Resident Spotlight- Joyce Spingarn

Resident Spotlight- Joyce Spingarn

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Joyce Spingarn! Joyce was born in Rochester, New York to Dorothy and Earl on December 5, 1929. She had three siblings, a sister Marilyn and two brothers Howard and Richard. After high school, she went to nursing school to become a Registered Nurse. In 1947, she met her husband Claude at a party. She said, “Our eyes met and fell in love instantly.” They both have three beautiful children, Ron, Valli, and Sherri. She has four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. One of her favorite memories was taking walks and talking to her husband. She loved that they were together. She missed bike riding, d …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight – Michael Samberg

Resident Spotlight - Michael Samberg

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Michael Samberg – Michael was born on July 11, 1921, in the lower east of New York City. In 1920, during World War I, his parents came to the United States from Poland with his sister Anne, grandma and cousin. His dad acquired his own restaurant with a partner, but it was a tough life for them. Veteran, Michael poses in front of his various degrees. Later, his family moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. His father bought a row house with a substantial mortgage. Michael was placed into kindergarten at age 4 and then public school through high school. He graduated high school at 16 and go …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Dr. Carl Haller

Resident Spotlight - Dr. Carl Haller

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Dr. Carl Haller – Carl was born December 9, 1928, to Edward and Rae. Carl was a child of the Great Depression and is a member of the “Greatest Generation.” From the age of 16 until retirement at the age of 84, Carl never missed a day of work, never took a sick day and never cut a class. During the depression, his family moved from coast to coast seeking work and suffering the deprivation of that terrible period. They eventually settled in the West Bronx in New York City. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1947. In 1949, instead of being drafted in the Army, Carl enlisted into the U …


by Denee Coleman

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Honoring our Sacramento Activity Leaders

Honoring our Sacramento 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 Sacramento and Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Enhanced communities by r …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight – Jim MacDonald

Resident Spotlight - Jim MacDonald

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jim MacDonald – Jim was born in Richmond, California on December 1, 1951, to Donald and Joann and is the oldest of five boys. Jim had a great childhood and enjoyed every family activity they had. Since they didn’t have much when he was younger the only thing that was cheap and fun for the family to do was camping. So, camping was one of his favorite activities besides skiing and music. Jim graduated from Contra Costa College with a degree in music. He went to Europe with his friend, Dave, for four months to sightsee and to learn the culture. After his Europe trip, he moved to Los Angeles to pursu …


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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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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