Resident Spotlight – Salvador of Carlton Fremont
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 25, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Salvador of Carlton Fremont

Salvador was born in San Jose, California and grew up in Union City. Some of his favorite childhood memories are playing sports – especially baseball, football, and basketball. While in the US Army, Salvador married his first wife and they were together for 29 years. Salvador was previously a union plumber in the Bay Area. When he was just 20 years old, he supervised a crew of 15 plumbers Salvador met his second wife on a blind date and the couple got married only one month later. He and his second wife were together for 10 years. Salvador enjoys traveling and going on cruises, finding restaurants in San Francisco, and going to casinos. At Ca …

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Resident Spotlight – Katherine Tuttle of Carlton Elk Grove
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 18, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Katherine Tuttle of Carlton Elk Grove

Katherine Marie Tuttle was born on February 19, 1937 in Texarkana, Arkansas. She is the oldest of six children. Her father was a sharecropper and they lived on a farm. In February 1947, her family moved to California. Katherine met Bill at church in California, and they got married on August 14, 1954 in Reno, Nevada. The Tuttles had two daughters, Gwen and Jeanne. Jeanne, unfortunately, passed away from ALS in 2012. They also have 4 grandchildren and 4 ½ great-grandchildren (one is on the way.) Katherine worked for the State of California under the Department of Developmental Services for 28 years. Katherine’s hobbies are reading, coloring, a …

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“An American Childhood an Ocean Away: The Story of Carlton Sisters Claudia Cook and Cindy Tilton,” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | April 10, 2021

“An American Childhood an Ocean Away: The Story of Carlton Sisters Claudia Cook and Cindy Tilton,” by Harriett Burt

All of us, whether we think so or not, have lives or parts thereof that are interesting to others. For most, it is something in our adult years that commands attention. But Claudia Cook and Cindy Tilton’s childhoods stand out compared to most of the rest of us because they grew up often outside of their native land. Their father, Claude Turner, Jr., was born in south-central Oklahoma in 1920 where his family owned a cattle ranch. Going to college in 1937, Mr. Turner joined the Army Air Corps in 1939 which became a separate branch of the military, the United States Air Force, at the end of World War II. Mr. Turner’s love of flying and his abil …

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Orangevale Residents Enjoy a Delightful Easter Dinner

Orangevale Residents Enjoy a Delightful Easter Dinner

Chef Conrad delighted residents of Carlton Senior Living Orangevale with a delicious spring-inspired meal this Easter. The menu featured creamy carrot soup, roasted lamb, seared salmon and Chocolate Decadence, which every-bunny loved! Tables set with crisp linens and spring flowers made this special occasion all the more momentous as residents enjoyed dining together as a community once again after a long hiatus. Spring is known as a time of new beginnings and we’re very excited for all the beautiful changes happening at Carlton Orangevale this season. With renovations to the main dining room already underway, we hope to host a grand opening …

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A Love for Learning- Carlton University

A Love for Learning- Carlton University

As we near the end of Brain Awareness Week we are excited to share with you the newest program being offered to residents at our Carlton Senior Living Sacramento campus, Carlton University! An opportunity for all to plant the seed of knowledge through engagement, innovation and creativity.  The program is a comprehensive college experience which currently has 12 students enrolled. We are offering our residents the opportunity to register with admissions and receive their syllabi and class schedules. The program is complete with up-to-date practices, like distance learning. It is a six-month program with the following academic requirements; Hi …

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Melinda’s Baked Artichoke Dip
Recipes | March 16, 2021

Melinda's Baked Artichoke Dip

Melinda’s Baked Artichoke Dip This dip is a real crowd-pleaser and will be sure to impress. What’s even better? It’s easy to make. Ingredients 8 oz block cream cheese, softened 8 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese, from the fresh pasta or deli cheese section 1 cup mayonnaise 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped in half 1 – 1.5 oz minced garlic, found in the spice section Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients and spread evenly in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check every 5 minutes or so until lightly brown on top and crispy brown around the edge. Serve hot wit …

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Words of Wisdom from Carlton’s Newest Centenarian, Eunice Friedlander
Resident Spotlights | March 2, 2021

Words of Wisdom from Carlton's Newest Centenarian, Eunice Friedlander

Eunice Friedlander of Carlton Fremont joined the elite rank of centenarians on March 2, 2021. When asked what advice she has for younger generations, Eunice says, “go with your gut and do what feels right for you.” She was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and one of her favorite childhood memories is ice skating. Eunice says she was very athletic in her youth and was the only girl pitcher on an all-boys baseball team. She was married to her husband for 54 years and together, they have three children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. When Eunice was younger, she loved dancing with her husband. The couple enjoyed all ty …

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Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring
Carlton Senior Living Blog | February 21, 2021

Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring

Ivan and Iris Seppala celebrated their 58th anniversary last May. The same month they moved from their Clayton home of 47 years to Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez. The couple had met in the early 1950s at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Rosburg, Washington. Ivan admits he wasn’t too impressed at the time with the slight Canadian girl. But two years later, when she came to a church gathering in Seattle, he saw Iris much differently. “She asked how us folks were doing,” he recalls. “Seriously, she cared about people.” Iris replied with the practicality her upbringing had instilled in her. “I was in nursing school. I wasn’t looking for a man.” H …

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John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love
Resident Spotlights | February 14, 2021

John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love

Charlotte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in both Nebraska and Minnesota until she moved to San Jose, California in the fifth grade. One of her favorite childhood memories is being a Campfire Girl in Big Basin. She has been married to her husband John since August 1951. This year with be their 70th wedding anniversary! Together they have two children and two grandchildren. Charlotte’s previous occupation was a teacher. She started teaching second and third graders but soon got moved to teaching twelfth-grade math. Charlotte used to play both the piano and violin. She enjoys the group activities at Carlton Fremont. Her husband John wou …

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Resident Spotlight – Geoffrey Harmer
Carlton Senior Living | February 8, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Geoffrey Harmer

Geoffrey Harmer was born April 17, 1936 in Greenville, a small community in Plumas County, in northeastern California. Geoff’s parents, Millie and Ralph, were high school teachers. His father taught music and was a public school administrator. He is an only child. Geoff was a Boy Scout and eventually achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; becoming an Eagle Scout is his favorite childhood memory. After their time in Greenville, Geoff’s family moved to the small town of Quincy, where he attended high school. After graduating, he studied industrial engineering at Stanford University. With his degree, he became an assembly engineer and worked at vario …

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“Paul Moser: Part of An Invasion that Fortunately Never Happened,” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living Blog | January 10, 2021

"Paul Moser: Part of An Invasion that Fortunately Never Happened," by Harriett Burt

A short story from one of Carlton’s many veterans as written by Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez resident, Harriett Burt. Paul Moser graduated in 1942 from Pittsburg High School (California), a US Steel mill town across the country from the original US Steel mill in Pittsburg, (Pennsylvania). He and his three best friends signed up for the service in 1943, Paul choosing the US Navy’s V-12 program which trained young enlistees to be Naval officers. He took ‘basic training’ at San Mateo Junior College and was accepted to Midshipman School at Northwestern University in Chicago. It was a 90-day training program. When asked if that made him a ’90-da …

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Resident Spotlight – John VerWey
Resident Spotlights | January 3, 2021

Resident Spotlight - John VerWey

Meet John VerWey, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – John was born on July 11, 1930 to parents Anna and Bert VerWey in Inwood, Iowa. His parents were Dutch immigrants who worked on a rented farm. John has three sisters—Susan, Anna-Mae, and Bernice—and one brother, Richard. John lived in Inwood until 1950 when he joined the United States Air Force. He served for three years and was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. While in the Air Force, John met his wife, Evelyn. She came to the airbase with a friend of hers who was dating a friend of his. John’s friend set them up on a blind date; John says he knew almost immediately that she …

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