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 …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Resident Spotlight – Aurice Choyce

Resident Spotlight - Aurice Choyce

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Aurice Choyce – Aurice was born on August 23, 1927. She joined the Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community in November 2018 and one of her favorite things to do is enjoy the sights and scenes of the Bay Area during Carlton’s many Scenic Drives. Aurice also spends time visiting with fellow residents and likes participating in the variety of activities offered in the community. One of her very favorite things to do is to be pampered and also to get dressed up. Aurice is very proud to be one of the founder members of the Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church which she helped to start. Being …


by Denee Coleman

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, 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 – Olga Kempton

Resident Spotlight - Olga Kempton

My name is Olga Kempton and I was born on October 26, 1924, in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. My family and I used to live in the suburbs of Whitinsville and I was the older sister to my two brothers, Walter and Johnny. My father worked as a mechanic at the local textile mills and my mother operated part of our home in the suburbs as a boarding house. In my adolescent years, I played with friends picked blueberries and helped mother with the house. I began my nursing career at Mills Memorial Hospital and joined the Army Nursing Corp during WWII when many nurses joined the military and left overseas. The nursing Corp took me to California where …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - Marie Wagner

When you discover that you have a talent or natural ability to do something you just do it. At least that’s the case with Marie Wagner, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro resident, who has been painting since her youth. “This is just my thing,” says Marie who prefers painting beautiful watercolor landscapes and scenes from life. It all starts with a simple sketch for artist Marie Wagner. After completing high school, Marie had considered studying art but her mother had another plan in mind. “My mother didn’t exactly encourage me,” explains Marie. “She wanted me to do something more practical.” With this in mind, Marie enrolled at Stanford Univ …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community News, Resident Spotlight, Senior Living Lifestyle

Ask The Elders: Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Ask The Elders: Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Carlton’s residents love sharing the wisdom they’ve have gained through years of experience. As the dog days of summer dwindle, students everywhere are reminded of the inevitable return to the classroom and so we asked the elders to offer their advice on heading back to school. The next two letters in our “Ask the Elders” series come from a couple of perplexed parents who are already seeking reprieve from the return of the school year.     Dear Elders: My kids will be heading back to school soon and are anxious about the new school year. What advice do you have to help them beat the back to school blues? –Mom Before the Storm …


by Denee Coleman

Ask The Elders, Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Memory Care, Resident Focus

All American Pet Photo Day

At Carlton Senior Living we seized the opportunity to charge our smart phones and cameras to take the perfect snapshots to celebrate All American Pet Photo day! Our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill Community dedicated an afternoon event to host a parade for all of our beloved furry friends and we are excited to share with you the top dogs of the cat walk!       Jim T.’s dog “Koukla” and Betty’s dog “Buttons” certainly dressed patriotic for the occasion. Buttons made her second year debut at the parade. Some might even say that Koukla  and Buttons were “all wrapped up” in this event! To the right, Katy, Dining Room Server, brought her dog t …


by Jessica Beck

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In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week our Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight our nursing team; Geraldine, Stephanie, and Mark. Geraldine and Stephanie have built a fantastic team between themselves having worked together for the past seven years. The Director of Resident Services, Jocelynn, shares that “their communication is second to none, the way that they coordinate their time off and remain willing to cover a …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

San Leandro Hiring Event

San Leandro Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our San Leandro hiring event. Wednesday, February 28th  10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living San Leandro 1000 East 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94577 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides and Medication Technicians to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents. CNA applicants are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. 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 happy residents, an …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Toy Soldiers Reign Over San Leandro

Toy Soldiers Reign Over San Leandro

As part of our contribution to our local city programs, activities, and improvements, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro recently sponsored a toy soldier as a token of support for the San Leandro Downtown Association, and to bring a bit of whimsical charm to our downtown during the holiday season. According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. This toy soldier nutcracker is one of 12 that adorn San Leandro, watching over our community’s good tidings and holiday well wishes! Learn more about Carlton Senior Living.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Outreach

Celebrating the Holidays with Our Local Boy Scouts

Celebrating the Holidays with Our Local Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts troop #506 made their annual holiday visit to Carlton San Leandro to sing Christmas carols for our residents, which of course spread many smiles. Troop #506 is from our local Roosevelt Elementary School. This beloved tradition came on a very special day for the Scouts, being that it was their 75th anniversary of being a chartered troop. Congratulations! We’re so happy to have been able to celebrate your special milestone together! We’re already looking forward to having you visit our community again soon. Happy 75th Anniversary Troop #506 Troop #506 singing us Christmas carols. Read more about the Entertainment and Events at Carlto …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Community Outreach

Diablo Ballet Visit – The Nutcracker – San Leandro

Diablo Ballet Visit - The Nutcracker - San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro received a very special visit from Oakland’s Diablo Ballet. The stars of the Nutcracker shared their history with the ballet, their daily routines, and what it takes to prepare for this iconic holiday tradition. They ended with three performances, including the unforgettable Flower Dance, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Snowflakes. It was a nostalgic and enjoyable evening for all. Learn more about the great Entertainment and Events offered in our Carlton Senior Living communities.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Senior Living Lifestyle