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

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Memory Care, Recipes

2019 Innovator of the Year Bronze Award Recipient

2019 Innovator of the Year Bronze Award Recipient

The 2019 McKnight’s Technology Awards competition endeavors to acknowledge contributors in the Senior Living industry who have employed technology in the effort to increase the quality of life for their residents. All entries for this extremely competitive contest were judged by an independent panel of senior living and skilled nursing experts. To be chosen as one of the honorees is both a notable accomplishment and feat in advancing the knowledge and utilization of technology in Senior Living. Carlton Senior Living is honored to be presented with the prestigious Bronze Award for Innovator of the Year in the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Tech …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory Care, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Hands On with Carlton University

Hands On with Carlton University

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin At Carlton Senior Living we believe in our commitments to love, honor and provide for our residents and associates. Carlton University was established with the goal of offering a hands on approach for associates to have a chance to connect with one another, demonstrate skills and techniques learned and be able to reflect on this experience as a tool to enhance their professional engagement with residents. Currently, Carlton Senior Living is the only adult living in California hosting the required initial clinical caregiver training live as opposed to u …


by Jessica Beck

Caregiver Resources, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living

Carlton Reduces Resident Falls by 31% with SafelyYou

Falls and fear of falling are often a big part of the decision for a resident and their family to choose assisted living. In assisted living, a care team can support making sure the right protections are in place, and if anything does happen, trained personnel are there to help. For residents with dementia who cannot necessarily advocate for themselves, it can be challenging for care staff to design effective fall management plans. This is one reason that adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall nearly twice as often as those without dementia. Moreover, an estimated 80% of falls in dementia care are …


by Denee Coleman

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory Care, Senior Health, Senior News, Science & Technology

Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Sue Bolender. Sue was born in 1940 in San Francisco, California to Leslie and Elizabeth Stocker. Her father served in the military and her mother was a bookkeeper and an accountant. In her youth, Sue lived in Marin County as well as Hawaii where her father was stationed during his time in the service. After her father’s service ended, the family returned to Marin County and her parents eventually divorced when she was 8 years old. As a child, she also lived on her grandparent’s 50-acre salt marsh north of Novato with her cousins who were English colonials from China. In eighth grade, she moved to …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Parkinson's Disease, Resident Spotlight

“Why I Walk”

"Why I Walk"

“Why I Walk” Deanna Wong It all started with my mom casually sharing with me that my dad was changing and his behavior was “different” than it used to be. It was just little things: instead of paying at the cash register he would open up his wallet so my mom could pull out his money, or instead of ordering at a restaurant, he would just have the same thing my mom was having. But these little things eventually started to add up to a bigger picture. My father was a proud man and was amazingly adept at hiding his symptoms. With him, there was never an acknowledgement that there was anything wrong, and certainly no openness to seeking diagnosis o …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Dementia Care, Memory Care

Put a Spring in Your Step with Live 2 B Healthy

Dr. William Buchan, the 18th-century Scottish physician wrote, “Of all the causes which conspire to render the life of a man short and miserable, none have greater influence than the want of proper exercise.” Dr. Buchan was well ahead of his time in this statement. Today, we know that regular physical activity has been proven in study after study to improve quality of life as we age and help to reduce many of the aches and pains that were once assumed to be part of the aging process. Participants of Carlton Senior Living’s Live 2 B Healthy classes can tell you that regular physical fitness makes a big difference in improving their balance, fl …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Exercise & Physical Activity, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness

“The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story”

"The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story"

Today we celebrate the World Federation of Hemophilia by recognizing the 29th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day. We are thrilled to showcase our very own residents Will & Gloria Curtis, of the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community and the contributions they have made in the founding of the Central California Hemophilia Foundation. We invite you to read more from Will’s perspective in his article entitled; “The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story” On a bright summer day in Sacramento, June 10, 1969, our attorney, John R. Saldine, invited me to join him as he walked our corporation papers through t …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Yolo Wine Dinner

Yolo Wine Dinner

The Davis Senior Center hosted a Yolo Wine Dinner during the week of love and our Carlton Senior Living Davis community was honored to be chosen to cater the event. Chef MJ and Lead Cook Ben joined together to present a three course plated dinner that was accompanied by a wonderful selection of both red and white wines from Yolo County.                 The wines were all selected from the following Yolo County wineries; Black’s Station, Scribner Bend, Bogle, Matchbook, Capay Valley and Dancing Coyote. The goal was to support local wineries and to showcase some of the best wine options in our very own ba …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Nutrition Tips

“The Ball” Our Resident’s Interpretation

"The Ball" Our Resident's Interpretation

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 of that given communities unique viewpoin …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory Care, Resident Focus, Senior Living Lifestyle

Live 2 B Trainers Make the Difference

Live 2 B Trainers Make the Difference

“Combine your natural ability with a mission to help people and you will have a rich, fulfilling life.” -Bryan Krahn, Physique Coach What sets Live 2 B Healthy apart? It’s their Trainers! All of their Trainers are Certified Personal Trainers who are enthusiastic about their mission to create an outstanding fitness environment for the communities they serve. The Trainer’s role is to design exercise classes appropriate to participants’ physical abilities; lead enjoyable, interactive, motivating and safe fitness classes and assess class participants’ progress three times per year. Live 2 B Healthy Trainers encourage class participants to safely …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community Events, Exercise & Physical Activity, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living

Living with Purpose

Living with Purpose

“The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” – Octavia Spencer The transition into late adulthood can carry with it both fear of the unknown and inevitable change. By understanding the physical move itself, we can acknowledge the impact of leaving one’s home and moving into a community and can learn to recognize the adaptation that must take place for the individual. A senior will typically undergo three phases during this process: the overwhelmed phase, the adjustment phase and the initial acceptance phase. Feeling Overwhelmed The overwhelmed phase is best categorized by feelings surrounding one’s self. The senior may proce …


by Jessica Beck

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living