“His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 3, 2020

"His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair" by Harriett Burt

Ed Vining moved into Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez a few months ago from the Muir Oaks section of Martinez. He was born in North Carolina in 1925 shortly before his family moved to Montgomery, West Virginia. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. He had two sisters. Ed is certain of one thing: “my life didn’t start until I was 14” when the 1939-40 World’s Fair opened in New York.  He wanted to see it, but his family wasn’t able to go. Ed around 1946 It was 1940 before he started the trip. How did he get there? “I rode my bike,” he replied. What??? Montgomery is nearly 500 miles from New York City! “Were your p …

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Carlton Residents Show Appreciation for our Essential Associates
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 28, 2020

Carlton Residents Show Appreciation for our Essential Associates

The outpouring of support from residents, families and our communities at large is truly humbling and heartening. Bill Edwards from Carlton Senior Living Sacramento and Harriett Burt from Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill and their expressions of appreciation are fantastic examples of the fellowship that can only be felt within a community.   We’re in this together and we feel the love, so, thank YOU!

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“The Beautiful Music in Everything” by Elma Blaud
Carlton Senior Living | April 27, 2020

"The Beautiful Music in Everything" by Elma Blaud

“I see the piano and beautiful music in everything!” says Elma Blaud, a resident of Carlton Senior Living. “I do not feel that I have a signature style,” says Elma. That is a true statement. She attempts to incorporate different elements into her music. And, something in her playing is known and appreciated by many Carlton Senior Living San Jose residents and visitors alike. Her music consistently manages to appear well detailed without requiring a great pianist to possess astrophysicist-level playing skills to achieve. Elma wants to play pieces that others may choose to hear and play and are not overly complicated. She’s aware that many pian …

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“Finding Love in the Midst of War” by Hariett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | April 19, 2020

"Finding Love in the Midst of War" by Hariett Burt

Many of us at Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez know Connie Malone but only a few remember her husband, Mike, who lived here from 2008 until his death in 2010. Connie is a first-generation American born of an Italian couple who immigrated to the United States around 1919 to build a better life. Mike, the son of an Indiana Presbyterian minister’s family, decided to sign up for a two-year enlistment in the Marine Corps in October 1941 so he could get the draft out of the way before resuming college to become a lawyer. Just two months later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor radically changed Mike’s plan. By August 1942, he was an i …

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DIY Easter Egg Wreath
Carlton Senior Living Davis | April 11, 2020

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

If you’re looking for an EGGSCELENT activity for the Spring season, look no further! The Carlton Senior Living Davis community shows us how to SPRING into creativity. Together the amazing residents and associates showcased their craft skills by partaking in this perfect do it yourself (DIY) Easter Egg Wreath. It is the perfect afternoon activity for families, friends and individuals to enjoy and share with one another.                                                                                           Whether it’s sharing in the spirit of Easter or in the love of Spring, this craft allows you to make it your own and customize it however …

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Lean On Me – A Tribute To Friendship
Carlton Residents | April 11, 2020

Lean On Me - A Tribute To Friendship

A tribute to friendship featuring residents, associates and friends of Carlton Senior Living. With all that’s happening in the world today, we remain focused on our commitment to love, honor and provide for our residents. It is our hope to bring some comfort and smiles not only to our cherished residents but to their concerned families. Together we will thrive through this. https://youtu.be/aNFO9DKwvMc Lyrics to Lean On Me Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til …

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Proactive and Productive at Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner
Carlton Senior Living Blog | April 4, 2020

Proactive and Productive at Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner

While the crew from Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner cleans frequently touched surfaces, residents get their daily exercise. Pictured in red is Albina, a centenarian whose secret to longevity is drinking a little “vino rosso” each day. With a focus on person-centered care, we have purposefully built our Memory Care Communities to do just that, care for the individual person. Carlton proudly offers a variety of housing and care options that let you choose the service level, location and lifestyle to suit your individual needs. Learn More  

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Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine
Carlton Senior Living | April 2, 2020

Enjoying a Healthy Dose of Fresh Air and Sunshine

David and Charlotte of Carlton Senior Living San Jose are enjoying a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine on this beautiful spring day. Since direct sunlight is our bodies’ main source of Vitamin D, even just a few minutes of sun exposure a day can help increase your levels of Vitamin D, which has been known to help fight off a variety of health conditions. Learn more about Sunlight and Your Health on WebMD.  

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Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times
Carlton Residents | March 30, 2020

Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times

“Food tastes great no matter where you eat it.” Carlton Senior Living understands that meal time is one of the most look forward to activities for our residents. It is our goal to make healthy, fun and tasty meals that can hopefully put a smile on everyones faces during these challenging times.

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