Assisted Living | March 20, 2020

COVID-19 And Trying To Make A Tough Situation Brighter

Dinner Room Service With “The Carlton Daily” 03/19/2020 – To jazz up our room service deliveries, we will now be sending out “The Carlton Daily” as a liner on the dinner tray, or it can be folded and put into the dinner to-go boxes in the hopes to bring a bit of fun activity to the dinner hour. We will send out a new one every day in the hopes to bring not only a fun activity but a bit of optimism to our cherished seniors. We are always on the lookout for innovative approaches to help keep our residents active, healthy and happy, so please stay tuned for what our imaginative staff comes up with next. A little Love A little Activity A little D …

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Yolo Wine Dinner
Carlton Senior Living Davis | February 13, 2019

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 …

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Senior Living Lifestyle | June 7, 2018

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 …

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Cholesterol Tips For Seniors
Nutrition Tips | November 4, 2016

Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is okay to eat these items in smalle …

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A Few Of Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes
Nutrition Tips | September 13, 2016

A Few Of Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes

We have discussed the importance of senior hydration many different times before – but drinking nothing but plain water can be rather boring for any senior. These infused water recipes are going to encourage your aging loved one to stay hydrated the fun way! Infused Water Recipes The reason that making your own flavored water is so great is because it is a natural way to stay hydrated, but it is also nutritious, easy, fresh, and all-natural. We wanted to share a few of our favorite infused water recipes: Orange and Blueberry Ingredients: Ice A handful of blueberries 2 mandarin oranges, cut into wedges 6 cups of water Directions: Combine all t …

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors: Aging Well
Senior Health & Wellness | September 9, 2016

Nutrition Tips for Seniors: Aging Well

Some people assume that it does not matter what they eat as they get on in age – and they could not be more wrong. If you want to maximize your overall health as you get older, these are a few of the different tips that you want to take into consideration. By following these tips, seniors will find it far easier to remain independent and stay active later in life. Tip #1 – Make Sure To Visit The Dentist Dental issues are going to make it a challenge to eat later on, which is going to affect your overall nutrition. Because it makes chewing difficult, dental pain may cause seniors to reduce their overall intake of proteins and other important b …

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Brain Foods To Help Boost Senior Memory
Senior Health & Wellness | August 30, 2016

Brain Foods To Help Boost Senior Memory

Most of us place a tremendous emphasis on our body aging in a healthy manner as we get older – but what about our brains? As some people age, they have a significant decline in their mental processing, experience memory loss, and have a decreased cognitive ability. This is why it might be good for seniors (and everyone for that matter) to focus on foods that might be beneficial to keeping their brain healthy. These are four different foods that are proven to help with memory retention and cognitive function. Food Option #1 – Salmon Salmon is a great omega-3 superfood that is a great way to add omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein to your diet …

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Tricks to Keep Hydrated This Summer
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 1, 2016

Tricks to Keep Hydrated This Summer

It is important to remain hydrated during summer, especially for seniors. As the temperatures rise, an increase in fluid intake can help to decrease migraines, body temperature irregularities, joint pain, and infections. Water is also great for helping reduce blood pressure. We know that water is great and healthy – but how can we make sure that seniors get enough of it? These are just a handful of tips that ensure that seniors remain hydrated by making water as appealing as possible. Tip #1 – Enjoy More Broth Most elderly find that broth is a great way to remain hydrated. Especially if seniors refuse juice or water, broth can be a great way …

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Natural Ways to Help Ease Arthritis Pain
Nutrition Tips | June 24, 2016

Natural Ways to Help Ease Arthritis Pain

There are 50 million people throughout the country who suffer from arthritis. When it comes to reported chronic conditions in the U.S, it is the second most frequently cited one. Fortunately, there are some natural ways that you can ease arthritis. Method #1 – Chondroitin When used in conjunction with glucosamine to help prevent or slow the degeneration of joint cartilage. This is often the underlying cause of osteoarthritis pain. Even though it is important that talk to your loved one’s health practitioner before taking something for the first time, it is possible to get chondroitin without needing a prescription. Method #2 – Glucosamine Thi …

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Strategies For Coping With Stress And Anxiety

Strategies For Coping With Stress And Anxiety

Stress and anxiety, these are great ways to make sure that you are kept up all night. The standard “do not worry so much” response is not going to be especially helpful if you are struggling with stress. This is why you probably want methods on how to deal with stress if you are already dealing with stress right now. Stress can drain the body, lead to physical health issues, and it could also cause depression. These are some great ways that can help you relax to ensure that stress and anxiety do not control your life. Tip #1 – Make Sure That You Get Enough Sleep Stress and anxiety often keep you up at night, making it difficult to get enough …

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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly
Nutrition Tips | May 13, 2016

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

It is a natural part of aging to experience a loss in appetite, but that does not mean that we should suddenly stop worrying about getting enough nutrients when we get on in age. If our older loved ones refuse to eat, there are a few things that we can do. While poor appetite does not necessarily mean that you have to start worrying right away, there are some warning signs to be aware of. We want to explain what might be causing the sudden lack of appetite in your aging loved one. Why Is Their Appetite Different? As previously mentioned, it is normal for our appetite to be a bit lessened as we get older. Yet there are several factors that cau …

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