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Lifelong Learner, Mary, Took Up Quilting at Age 80

At the age of 80, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill resident, Mary, decided it was time for her to stop doing alterations for family and friends but she wasn’t ready to stop sewing. In 2002, quilt shops and quilting classes were very popular so Mary talked her daughter into taking a class with her to see if this was something she wanted to pursue. After this first class, which met once a week for six weeks, Mary and her daughter were hooked. Over the next 10 years Mary made several beautiful quilts, attended many quilt shows and met lots of new friends. Taking up a new hobby at the age of 80 proves that you can learn something new …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

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

CSL Spotlight Resident, Carol Banks

Resident Spotlight - Carol Banks

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Carol Banks — Carol was born on May 7, 1930 in Fresno, California to Charles and Ruth Sortor. Carol and her brother were raised on various farms through the Central Valley and they learned to love nature, like their parents. The Sortors loved to camp in Yosemite National Park and the entire family made it a point to stay active and productive. Carol’s mother was a homemaker and was very diligent about keeping her children busy when they were not in school. Her father was an engineer, a farmer and also he also worked in an office prior to his retirement. After graduating high school, Carol atten …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

"Dine & Dash" with Chef MJ

March is National Nutrition Month, and we are thrilled to showcase the most recent “Dine and Dash” at our Carlton Senior Living Sacramento community hosted Thursday, March 8th. The “Dine & Dash” allowed local professionals which included referral agents and social workers to dash in and check out our community and take with them a homemade meal to dine and enjoy with their families at home! Through our partnership with Bristol Hospice, who provided desserts and Senior Care Solutions, who provided beverages the event was a success! Of course for the meals, we had a fantastic blend of flavors all created by our very own Chef MJ and his culi …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Community News

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew

Did you know that today is National Meatball day? Meatballs are a mystery regarding who and how they were created. According to some, the meatball could have originated in Persia where it was speculated that the need to do something with leftover meat led to a dish called “kofta.” From Persia it is thought that the meatball phenomenon spread throughout the Middle East and hence to China. For us today, there are more meatball recipes than anyone can keep track of, but with a multitude of options comes vast flavor possibilities! Our very own Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis shares with us a Greek Lamb Meatball recipe that is a …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Community News, Recipes

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill hiring event. Saturday, March 17th  10AM to 1PM Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill 175 Cleaveland Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill and Poet’s Corner communities. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happ …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Community News

Resident Spotlight - Richard Schwab

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Richard Schwab – Richard was born to parents Phillip Edgar Schwab and mother Ruth Narum on September 12, 1927, in Little Falls, Minnesota, the same town where the historic aviator Charles Lindbergh was raised. Richard’s father worked hatching chickens, and his mother was a schoolteacher and office worker. Richard had three brothers, and describes his brother Phillip as his closest friend and comrade. Richard says they had such similar life experiences, thoughts, and says, “how lucky could I be to be born into the same family!?” Richard and his family lived in various places in Minnesota, and he …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Bud & Beverly's Secret to Love

Bud & Beverly Prohaska Established 1951 “In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.” –Anonymous It all began in Eagle Rock, Southern California during elementary school. Although, Beverly and Bud met in kindergarten and even attended the same church, they never dated while in school. It was hardly love at first sight since after school Beverly didn’t see Bud while he was away in the Coast Guard. She remembers seeing him for the first time when he returned and that he had grown into such a handsome man! She remembers him driving in his brand new 1951 convertible which caught her eye! On their first date they tra …


by Jessica Beck

Resident Focus

Mary's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

February 23rd, 2018 National Banana Bread Day “A table without bread is not a table, but bread is a table on it’s own.” -Scottish Gaelic Proverb In recognition of National Banana Bread day we are honored to be able to showcase one of our very own residents who lives at our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community. Mary Lawrence’s recipe for Banana Nut Bread was shared on her behalf by her daughter Sue. As her daughter Sue recalls, “Mom loved to bake cookies, breads, pies and we (her children) were the happy recipients!” We invite you to try this recipe on your own and share the delicious results! 


by Jessica Beck

Recipes, Resident Focus

CSL Spotlight Residents, Dale & Abby

Resident Spotlight: Dale & Abby Faust

Meet Carlton Senor Living’s spotlight residents, Dale and Abby Faust ­- Dale was born in 1935 in Culver City, California where he was raised along with his younger brother. His parents were employed by Douglas Aircraft Company; his father worked as an aircraft engineer while his mother worked part-time in the tool crib. After graduating high school in 1953, Dale attended college at the New Mexico School of Mines for two years before joining the U.S. Navy. He completed his Navy boot camp training in San Diego and then was stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1956. Abby Westwood was born in 1941 in the town of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, Engla …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Bob & Norma's Secret to Love

Bob & Norma Sutherland Established 1955 “Love is meant to be an adventure” – Gordon B. Hinckley Although Bob and Norma Sutherland knew each other before they started dating it was not what they would describe as love at first sight. Bob’s mother saw something that, at the time, Bob and Norma didn’t and so she and a friend set them up to formally meet at a Sunday school social event. It was there that Bob asked Norma out for their first date. He took her to Lake Lolle in Nampa, Idaho. Bob recalls they spent the time talking and getting to know one another more. Although Bob’s father was officially the first to declare he loved Norma, it wa …


by Jessica Beck

Resident Focus

San Leandro Hiring Event

San Leandro Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our San Leandro hiring event. Wednesday, February 28th  10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living San Leandro 1000 East 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94577 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides and Medication Technicians to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents. CNA applicants are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, an …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro