Carlton Senior Living Innovates by Equipping All Carlton Residents with Amazon Alexas and Smart Plugs Through Partnership with Speak2Family
Carlton Senior Living | November 1, 2021

Carlton Senior Living Innovates by Equipping All Carlton Residents with Amazon Alexas and Smart Plugs Through Partnership with Speak2Family

Modernization Connects Residents to Internet, Staff, Community, and Family. Carlton resident, Ilda, smiles in her apartment at Carlton Pleasant Hill – Martinez with her Alexa in the background. Concord, CA, November 01, 2021 (PR.com) Carlton Senior Living, a leader in resident engagement and an award-winning workplace, has again taken the lead in innovation by providing an Amazon Alexa device for each of its residents. Through Amazon’s generous donation program, Carlton has partnered with Speak2, a senior care-focused technology vendor, to provide a unique, game-changing experience for residents and families to connect and engage through voic …

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Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner
Carlton Senior Living | August 23, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as the new Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner. Sarah began her journey with Carlton over seven years ago as Dining Room Manager for Carlton Senior Living Davis. Since then, she’s held numerous leadership positions, including Associate Director, Human Resources Specialist, Director of Resident Services, and now, Executive Director of Carlton’s dedicated Memory Care community in Pleasant Hill. Sarah got her start in senior living at Carlton Senior Davis, where she helped to open the newly constructed community. Sarah credits colleague Lindsey Feifert for encouraging her to pur …

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Resident Spotlight – Cyndy Bradley of Carlton Davis
Resident Spotlights | July 27, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Cyndy Bradley of Carlton Davis

Making ice cream on July 4th at Carlton Davis Meet Cyndy Bradley, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident of the week. Cynthia “Cyndy” Manfred Bradley was born on August 23, 1935 in Niagara Falls, New York. Her father, Pete, was a gym teacher, and her mother, Agnes, was a bookkeeper. She grew up in Lewiston, New York, near Niagara Falls. She has two older siblings, Ben and Mary. Cyndy recalls being a mischievous child. One time, when a house was being built in the neighborhood, Cyndy and a friend went over and unscrewed every screw in the house. After high school, Cyndy continued her education at William Smith College in Geneva, New York. …

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Join Carlton Senior Living As We Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join Carlton Senior Living As We Walk to End Alzheimer's

Since 1985, Carlton Senior Living has remained committed to love, honor and provide for our amazing residents. During which time, the Alzheimer’s Association has remained close to our hearts as our Memory Care program continues to grow. At Carlton Senior Living, our person-centered approach to memory care values all people as unique and recognizes individual viewpoints while honoring the connections between us all. Our 12 communities will collectively participate in three different walks hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association: Sacramento | October 2, 2021 Silicon Valley | October 16, 2021 East Bay Area | October 23, 2021 We hope you will join …

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Resident Spotlight – Harry Bowers of Carlton Concord
Carlton Senior Living Blog | June 28, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Harry Bowers of Carlton Concord

Harry Bowers moved from San Francisco to Concord, California with his family when he was a child. In the 1960s Harry started his career as an insurance agent with Allstate Insurance and later opened a successful independent insurance agency in Concord. During this time, we was also active in the community through various leadership roles. Harry was the Concord Chamber of Commerce Board President, Rotary Club of Concord President and also served as a long-term board member – and Board President of Mt. Diablo Medical Center. Harry loved his work at the Mt. Diablo Medical Center and spent many hours in volunteer roles, including serving as ambas …

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Carlton Honors Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Gave All by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 31, 2021

Carlton Honors Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Gave All by Harriett Burt

Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez celebrated Veterans Day last November by featuring the stories of some of the residents who served in World War II and Korea. It was so popular that we decided to do it again in May. But when it looked like it would be another set of stories about living veterans, this time including Vietnam, one of the vets pointed out that “Memorial Day is about those who died” in service to their country, not those who lived. It took a while but finally, the solution became apparent. We should feature the living veterans talking about those they knew, either as relatives or as buddies, who did not survive the war. The profile …

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Orangevale Residents Enjoy a Delightful Easter Dinner

Orangevale Residents Enjoy a Delightful Easter Dinner

Chef Conrad delighted residents of Carlton Senior Living Orangevale with a delicious spring-inspired meal this Easter. The menu featured creamy carrot soup, roasted lamb, seared salmon and Chocolate Decadence, which every-bunny loved! Tables set with crisp linens and spring flowers made this special occasion all the more momentous as residents enjoyed dining together as a community once again after a long hiatus. Spring is known as a time of new beginnings and we’re very excited for all the beautiful changes happening at Carlton Orangevale this season. With renovations to the main dining room already underway, we hope to host a grand opening …

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A Love for Learning- Carlton University

A Love for Learning- Carlton University

As we near the end of Brain Awareness Week we are excited to share with you the newest program being offered to residents at our Carlton Senior Living Sacramento campus, Carlton University! An opportunity for all to plant the seed of knowledge through engagement, innovation and creativity.  The program is a comprehensive college experience which currently has 12 students enrolled. We are offering our residents the opportunity to register with admissions and receive their syllabi and class schedules. The program is complete with up-to-date practices, like distance learning. It is a six-month program with the following academic requirements; Hi …

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Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring
Carlton Senior Living Blog | February 21, 2021

Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring

Ivan and Iris Seppala celebrated their 58th anniversary last May. The same month they moved from their Clayton home of 47 years to Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez. The couple had met in the early 1950s at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Rosburg, Washington. Ivan admits he wasn’t too impressed at the time with the slight Canadian girl. But two years later, when she came to a church gathering in Seattle, he saw Iris much differently. “She asked how us folks were doing,” he recalls. “Seriously, she cared about people.” Iris replied with the practicality her upbringing had instilled in her. “I was in nursing school. I wasn’t looking for a man.” H …

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John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love
Resident Spotlights | February 14, 2021

John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love

Charlotte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in both Nebraska and Minnesota until she moved to San Jose, California in the fifth grade. One of her favorite childhood memories is being a Campfire Girl in Big Basin. She has been married to her husband John since August 1951. This year with be their 70th wedding anniversary! Together they have two children and two grandchildren. Charlotte’s previous occupation was a teacher. She started teaching second and third graders but soon got moved to teaching twelfth-grade math. Charlotte used to play both the piano and violin. She enjoys the group activities at Carlton Fremont. Her husband John wou …

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Arnold and Josephine Banta – A Thank You to the Entire Carlton Staff
Carlton Senior Living Blog | December 27, 2020

Arnold and Josephine Banta - A Thank You to the Entire Carlton Staff

Dear Tracey, Evelyn, and the Entire Carlton Staff, On behalf of the entire family, I wanted to send you a formal thank you to everyone at Carlton Downtown Pleasant Hill. I apologize that it has taken a long time for me to actually get around to finishing it.  I don’t think that there are adequate words or gestures that can express our immense gratitude for everything that the Carlton Team did for my mom and dad. From September of 2016 to June of 2020, everyone at Carlton did everything to make sure that my parents had a safe and comfortable time during their final years Arnie and Jo were just shy of their 97th and 96th birthdays when they mov …

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Welcome Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez!
Carlton Senior Living Blog | December 18, 2020

Welcome Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez!

As we near the end of 2020 we wish to express our gratitude for who the year has brought into the Carlton Senior Living family. Among these individuals we welcome onboard Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez as our new Dietitian and Nutritionist for all Carlton Senior Living communities. We invite you to read more about how Claudia first became interested in the field of nutrition, what motivates her, the thing she is looking forward to most and how she chooses to “live her life.” Claudia attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill directly after graduating high school to complete some undergraduate work. She then transferred to Cal Poly State Univer …

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