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Walk to End Alzheimer's 2018

The Carlton Senior Living Home Office alongside our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community joined together to promote and host a car wash in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. With all hands on deck we united to wash as many cars as possible collecting only donations. All proceeds gathered will be added to our total fundraising goal of $35,000 in our efforts to help benefit Alzheimer’s research and help to find a cure. Altogether from the car wash and founder contribution we raised a total of $1,272! This places our current raised total to $4,382 and we are just getting started! Carlton Senior Living’s person-centered app …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Community Outreach, Dementia Care, Memory Care

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

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

At Carlton Senior Living we believe that implementing technology advancements related to senior living is crucial to upholding our customer satisfaction and maintaining the safety of our residents. Today, for National System Administrator Appreciation Day, we are proud to take a moment to honor the man behind the scenes of our technology systems and the support he provides to Carlton, the residents, and our associates. Tuan Nguyen is our Vice President of Technology and has been with Carlton since he joined our family in 2002. With almost 20 years of IT experience he is nearing 16 years dedicated to a focus in assisted living. Tuan has grown …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community News, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

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

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Memory Care

"The Kiss" Project

Quarterly Creation Memory Care Projects The Quarterly Creation Project was created at Carlton Senior Living with the intent to offer our residents in the Memory Care communities the opportunity to give and create an interpretation of their own regarding a renowned painting or photograph. This project allows the residents to be more than just a part of the creation, they lead it from beginning discussions, to the interpretation of it and the direction in which they wish to display how they view it. All aspects of the projects are hand crafted or chosen by residents from the people characterized in it or the message of it, each one reflective o …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Memory Care, Resident Focus, Senior Living Lifestyle

Technology Partnerships & Collaborations

At this year’s California Assisted Living Association, CALA, Spring 2018 Conference a topic of discussion highlighted was the use of technology in Assisted Living and how certain partnerships and collaborations can lead to innovation among generations. Our very own Director of Memory Care Operations, Allison Groves, was asked to discuss this topic alongside Sheri Peifer, Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer at Eskaton as well as Cynthia Williams who works in Operation Services at Kisco Senior Living. We at Carlton Senior Living are pleased to share with you some of the main points from their discussion and highlight the technology par …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Community News, Dementia Care, Memory Care, Resident Focus, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Thinking Outside of the "CAN"

  “Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity, and we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan It is inevitable that when someone thinks of dining in Senior Living communities, they undoubtedly face the stigma of that experience. For some, they may feel the food is boring or bland, and for others, they believe it often is overcooked and uninspired. This stigma was the driving force that inspired both Chefs to expand their knowledge and expertise and broaden the senior palette by introducing dishes that offer new innovative flavors and ingredients. There are five central are …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle

What's Your Color?

When you think about it we use our hands daily in so much of what we do. We speak with hand gestures, at times even more than we talk, we sign important documents and even create masterpieces with our hands. They can be used as universal signs of greeting those we meet or love with a handshake, a wave or blowing a kiss. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that for most of us we choose our nail color to display our personality as well. The beauty of this is that whether we are adventurous, loud and outgoing or soft spoken, subtle and introverted there is a color for you that will match impeccably! In honor of National Nail Polish day we t …


by Jessica Beck

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Memory Care, Senior Living

National Puppy Day: Meet JJ, Bear and Tessie Sue

At Carlton Senior Living we indeed recognize the value of pets and the companionship they provide for our residents. Our communities are “pet-friendly.” More specifically in our Memory Care neighborhoods our residents and staff host a pet for the residents to connect with and bond over during their transition and integration into a new environment. We have found that often, the companionship of the pets chosen can help to provide comfort and security for our residents and aid in the ease of behaviors associated with the progression of the disease process. We are pleased to share with you today, in honor of National Puppy Day, three of our Mem …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Dementia Care, Memory Care

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

Smart Snacking: Not All Snacks Are Created Equally

Healthy eating is important no matter what age you are but choosing healthy snacks with high nutritional value and which also sustain your appetite can be challenging. Not all snacks are created equally and choosing food items which are nutrient-dense instead of calorie-dense is the key to snacking smart. While nutrient-dense foods are high in nutritional value and are relatively low in calories, calorie-dense foods provide many calories for only a small amount of food which can lead consuming more than the recommended serving size of these not-so-healthy foods to feel satisfied. Examples of nutrient-dense foods include fruits, vegetables, wh …


by Denee Coleman

Senior Health & Wellness

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew: Spinach & White Bean Artichoke Dip

Did you know that today is National Artichoke Hearts day? It was surprising for us to learn the health benefits of artichokes; they are an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and minerals. The fiber intake from eating artichokes can help to lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels ultimately helping to prevent inflammation and protect your heart health. Cynarin can be found in artichokes and is responsible for giving you that sweet taste when you eat one but also helps to increase the bile production in our livers and rids the cholesterol from our bodies. To celebrate today Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis has e …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes, Senior Health & Wellness