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

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples:   Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fing …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Parkinson's Disease, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Resident Spotlight – Betty Ann Laudin

Resident Spotlight - Betty Ann Laudin

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill resident, Betty Ann Laudin, participated in a golf tournament yesterday that was organized by Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo. Betty who has Parkinson’s disease was accompanied by our on-site physical therapist, Josiah Anderson, and our  Director of Resident Services. “We had a great time. We hit some good one and some bad, but overall we all had a lot of fun this year and can’t wait to play again next year!!” said Betty when asked about the golfing tournament. Carlton Residents sure know how to have fun. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.


by Jonita Dixon

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

Surprising Facts About Parkinson’s Disease

Surprising Facts About Parkinson's Disease

Because Parkinson’s Disease affects an estimated 1 million individuals throughout the country, it is important that people educate themselves on this specific condition. There are a few facts about Parkinson’s that you might not already know, and we want to provide you with some surprising information about the disease. Fact #1 – Men Are Twice As Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Several studies have shown that when it comes to developing Parkinson’s Disease, men are twice as likely to develop the disease as women are. This includes studies in populations from around the world (Finland, Spain, Italy, Poland, China, and the United States). While r …


by Jonita Dixon

Parkinson's Disease, Senior Health & Wellness

Common Warning Signs Of Parkinson’s Disease

Common Warning Signs Of Parkinson's Disease

It can be exceedingly difficult to tell that our loved one has Parkinson’s disease. The symptoms can be so subtle during the early stages that it can almost go unnoticed. This means that the disease often goes undiagnosed for a long period. There are a combination of warning signs rather than having one definite symptom of Parkinson’s. There are different symptoms for every person who lives with Parkinson’s, which makes the diagnosis process very confusing. However, a few things can help you determine whether your loved one is experiencing the early stages of Parkinson’s. Complications with moving Feelings of stiffness, especially in the legs …


by Jonita Dixon

Parkinson's Disease