Resident Spotlight – Jacque Andrews
Carlton Senior Living | February 24, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Jacque Andrews

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jacque Andrews — Jacque was born on October 22, 1931, in Topeka, Kansas to parents Ralph and Ann Pantier and was the second of two daughters. Jacque’s older sister, Barbara, was more beautiful and social and she felt like she grew up in her older sister’s shadow. After junior high, the Pantier family moved to Manhattan, Kansas and Jacque graduated from high school there in 1949. Jacque went on to attend Kansas State University where a stroke of fate and an error in her class schedule would lead to meeting her future husband. During her junior year of college, Jacque had intended to become a home …

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Beautiful Moments to Behold with Carlton Leadership
Carlton Associates & Career News | February 23, 2020

Beautiful Moments to Behold with Carlton Leadership

As we close out National Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week, we recognize the important role of educating our staff; both community managers and those at our corporate office, with the tools to serve our residents living with a diagnosis of Memory Impairment. At Carlton Senior Living, one way we approach this goal is through our Carlton Senior Living Leadership. The Leadership class occurs every year with a new group of dynamic professionals who have applied from all 11 communities as well as our Corporate office. They are each interviewed and then selected to embark on an intensified program, which offers individuals …

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Carlton Cupids Spread Joy and Raise More Than Spirits
Carlton Senior Living | February 16, 2020

Carlton Cupids Spread Joy and Raise More Than Spirits

The “Carlton Cupids” from our Downtown Pleasant Hill community were not only busy spreading love and happiness, this Valentine’s Day, they also were making a difference as the proceeds from each Valentine delivery will be donated to the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms. “Families signed their loved-one up to receive a personalized Valentine’s Day greeting from our cupids, including a card, a teddy bear and many hugs. Our cupids had a great time spreading joy. A few tears of joy were shed when we saw how much this small gesture brightened the day of our residents.  A beautiful project and so fun to do for the second year in a row. We raised $160 fo …

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Resident Spotlight – Peggy De La Cruz
Carlton Senior Living | February 16, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Peggy De La Cruz

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Peggy Del La Cruz – Peggy was born in Carnegie, Nebraska. She was the second to last child of 12 children. Peggy and her late husband, Faustino, were married in Reno, Nevada on New Year’s in 1950 which also happened to be her groom’s only day off. Together they shared four children, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Peggy and Faustino were married for almost 70 years prior to his passing in 2019. Peggy worked at Joann Fabrics for 10 years. Some words of wisdom are, “go to church and never lie.” Some words to describe Peggy are friendly, happy, and loving. One thing that Peggy is looki …

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Coronavirus Information From the CDC
Senior Health & Wellness | February 11, 2020

Coronavirus Information From the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  Additional cases have been identified in other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more and additional information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome a …

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Resident Spotlight – Paul Camerer & Judi Cain
Carlton Senior Living | February 9, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Paul Camerer & Judi Cain

Meet Paul Camerer and Judi Cain, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight residents – Paul and Judi Cain have been together for four years and they met at Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. Judi is a Sacramento native and worked at the California Department of Motor Vehicles for over thirty years. She raised two children and two stepchildren with her husband, Larry. Paul was born in Illinois but traveled often with his family growing up. He was in the United States Air Force for 25 years and came to California in 1962. Paul was a high school teacher in the Sacramento and Folsom area for about 15 years where he taught physical science and auto mechani …

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Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

We LOVE the fact that we get to share some very exciting news with you! Our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community (shown below) participated in the “Most Fit Live 2 B Healthy Community” national contest in January and ranked in the top 3 most fit communities nationwide. And with almost a 70% increase in participation, we ranked #1 in the challenge with 44 new participants joining our communities’ program. We congratulate all four of our Carlton Senior Living communities who participated in the challenge; our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Concord and Carlton Senior Living Sacramento communities who …

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Resident Spotlight – Sharon Ross
Carlton Senior Living | January 27, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Sharon Ross

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Sharon Ross – Sharon Ruth Hill Ross was born on May 28, 1941, in Ironwood, Michigan to parents Ruth and Bernard Hill. Bernard, her father, was very smart and climbed up the ladder in his career. He eventually oversaw the maintenance department at a steel mill. She has one younger brother, Bernard Jr. They still talk on the phone often and he is eager to drive out to visit her here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. As a child, Sharon moved around quite a lot for her father’s work. She was finally able to attend the same school from seventh grade all the way to twelfth grade. This gave her a chance t …

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Honoring Carlton’s Awesome Activity Teams
Carlton Senior Living | January 20, 2020

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newslette …

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Resident Spotlight – Bill Edwards
Carlton Senior Living | January 19, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bill Edwards

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bill Edwards – Bill was born William Claude Edwards in the village of Pendeen, County of Cornwall England to parents, Margaret and Leslie. He lived in England until the 7th grade. Bill and his family traveled to the United States on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and disembarked in New York. The family then boarded a train in New York and traveled to Roseville. They settled in Grass Valley, California. Bill’s father was a tin miner in England and the family moved to Northern California so his father could mine gold in America. His father worked at the Empire Star Mine, one of California’s oldest, deepes …

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Resident Spotlight – Pam Wingo
Carlton Senior Living Blog | January 12, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Pamela “Pam” Wingo – Pam was born on March 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Pearl and Benjamin Marton. She has five siblings: Katherine, Barbara, twins David and Donald, and Gary. All of Pam’s siblings hope to have a reunion soon. Some of Pam’s favorite childhood memories are of playing with her brothers and sisters. All of them are close in age and they enjoyed playing hopscotch, dominoes, jump rope and baseball together in the backyard. She also recalls their family getting their first television—big, bulky, and black and white—and to her, this was a big deal. Pam loved school and was “ …

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Resident Spotlight – Bob Vallon
Carlton Senior Living | January 5, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bob Vallon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bob Vallon – Bob is 72 years old and was born in San Gabriel, California in 1947. He has one sister and two brothers. Bob also has two children, a daughter named Kimberly and a son named David. Bob received his master’s degree in law and once worked as a labor attorney in San Francisco. Throughout his life, he has traveled to many countries and has been on over forty cruises. During his travels, he much enjoyed his time abroad in Israel and France, During college, Bob played football for St. Mary’s College Gaels and his favorite sports are football and softball. He also enjoys listening to Rock ‘ …

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