Madame La Farge from La Barge
Carlton Senior Living Blog | October 10, 2020

Madame La Farge from La Barge

There is a group of very nice ladies who gather each Tuesday and Thursday to discuss and practice the art of knitting and crocheting.  We have a wonderful time. I took the liberty of referring to our group as “Madame La Farge from La Barge.”  I constructed La Barge – I say it is in central South Dakota but who knows.  It is a good guess. My grandmother once told me that very nice ladies knit or crochet.  She was correct.  My Knitting and Crocheting group is composed of such wonderful and talented ladies – I do enjoy them.  They are constructing such lovely pieces of art.  You would be amazed at their talent.  They are developing lovely blanke …

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“Chickens, Eggs and the Broody House” from the Memoirs of James Thompson Sr.
Carlton Senior Living | August 9, 2020

"Chickens, Eggs and the Broody House" from the Memoirs of James Thompson Sr.

“The Story of the Old House” is just one of the many short stories from the memoirs of James Thompson Sr., a resident of Carlton Senior Living San Jose. Written during the 1970s, Thompson’s writings illustrate what life was like as a child growing up in the small town of Dyer, Indiana during the 1930s. Dyer is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana and is a southeastern suburb of Chicago. According to census records, the population of Dyer was just 672 in 1930 and had increased to 976 by 1940. “Chicken, Eggs and the Broody House” by James Thompson Sr Every spring we got a hundred baby chicks and raised them in the garage. Sometimes …

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Carlton University Meets the Changing Needs of Residents and Associates

Carlton University Meets the Changing Needs of Residents and Associates

Our ongoing live training through Carlton University focuses on the skills associates need to care for our residents successfully in a world that’s ever-changing. And because change is inevitable, our Carlton University programs have adapted based on social distancing guidelines to meet the needs of residents and associates while prioritizing the health and safety of all. Learn more about Carlton’s hands-on training: https://bit.ly/3cSr5P4

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“The Beautiful Music in Everything” by Elma Blaud
Carlton Senior Living | April 27, 2020

"The Beautiful Music in Everything" by Elma Blaud

“I see the piano and beautiful music in everything!” says Elma Blaud, a resident of Carlton Senior Living. “I do not feel that I have a signature style,” says Elma. That is a true statement. She attempts to incorporate different elements into her music. And, something in her playing is known and appreciated by many Carlton Senior Living San Jose residents and visitors alike. Her music consistently manages to appear well detailed without requiring a great pianist to possess astrophysicist-level playing skills to achieve. Elma wants to play pieces that others may choose to hear and play and are not overly complicated. She’s aware that many pian …

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Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine
Carlton Senior Living | April 2, 2020

Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine

David and Charlotte of Carlton Senior Living San Jose are enjoying a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine on this beautiful spring day. Since direct sunlight is our bodies’ main source of Vitamin D, even just a few minutes of sun exposure a day can help increase your levels of Vitamin D, which has been known to help fight off a variety of health conditions. Learn more about Sunlight and Your Health on WebMD.  

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Resident Spotlight – Bud Schmidt
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 22, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bud Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bud Schmidt – Bud is originally from Missouri and served in the Navy on the USS Rogers as a Petty Officer during the Korean War. While onboard, Bud was involved in saving the life of a pilot whose plane went down in the ocean. Bud and his fellow crew members pulled the pilot to safety with a grappling hook. Bud has an Associate in Engineering degree from USC as well as an industry honorary engineering degree. He began working for Lockheed in Van Nuys, California after his service with the Navy was over. Bud then transferred to Lockheed in Sunnyvale in 1963. Bud and his wife Shirley were married f …

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Resident Spotlight – Martha “Chickie” Falcone
Carlton Senior Living San Jose | December 8, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Martha "Chickie" Falcone

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Martha “Chickie” Falcone – Chickie was born in a little town in Imperial County called Brawley, California. She got her nickname when she was born; her mother told her that she was covered in a light fuzz like a baby chick. Chickie worked for IBM in a clerical position, and as a bookkeeper for the plumbing company her father-in-law started. Her husband, Dave, later took over the company. Dave and Chickie were married for 55 years and had one child together, Jim as well as two other children from Chickie’s previous marriage, Dave and Corinne. Chickie also has eight grandchildren and six great-gran …

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Resident Spotlight- Alan Coffey
Carlton Senior Living San Jose | August 11, 2019

Resident Spotlight- Alan Coffey

Meet Carlton Senior Living Spotlight- Alan Coffey. Alan was born in Washington, D.C. and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He became very knowledgeable about Russian anti-aircraft weaponry and as a result was loaned to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force as a trainer. Alan likes to joke that he couldn’t teach them anything, but they taught him how to drink scotch whiskey and play darts! As a result of his knowledge of anti-aircraft weapons, Alan served as a consultant to Boeing while living in Wichita, KS. At his wife Bev’s urging, Alan and his family relocated to California where he eventually found work as a police dispatcher …

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2018 Annual Best of the Best South 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 – Paul Schmidt
Carlton Senior Living San Jose | February 10, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Paul Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Paul Schmidt – Paul was born in the East Bay in Oakland, California. He attended San Jose City College and later transferred to San Jose State University. Paul was a police officer with the City of San Jose for 30 years and, after retiring, he became a reserve officer. He was also in the U.S. Coast Guard during the 1960s. While with the police force, Paul became a youth soccer coach with the San Jose Police Activities League (PAL). Despite not knowing anything about soccer when he began coaching, Paul was eventually named PAL Coach of the Year. Because Paul is so tall at a height of 6 feet 4 inch …

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Alzheimer’s Care | November 1, 2018

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 …

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Resident Spotlight – Don Bordenave
Carlton Senior Living | October 21, 2018

Resident Spotlight - Don Bordenave

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Don Bordenave – Don has lived in Northern California all his life and attended Santa Clara University on a football scholarship. In 1950 his team, the Santa Clara Broncos, played in the Orange Bowl and won in an upset against the Kentucky Wildcats. Football continues to be a great passion for Don and he enjoys watching the games on TV. Don was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in college and later joined the Army and served during the Korean War. After the war, Don began a career in education and was a high school teacher and later principal for Santa Clara High School, and also coac …

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