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"The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story"

Today we celebrate the World Federation of Hemophilia by recognizing the 29th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day. We are thrilled to showcase our very own residents Will & Gloria Curtis, of the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community and the contributions they have made in the founding of the Central California Hemophilia Foundation. We invite you to read more from Will’s perspective in his article entitled; “The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story” On a bright summer day in Sacramento, June 10, 1969, our attorney, John R. Saldine, invited me to join him as he walked our corporation papers through t …


by Jessica Beck

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Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Willah Haberman

Resident Spotlight - Willah Haberman

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Willah Haberman – Willah was born on April 14th in San Francisco, California. She lived in Oakland for a time but grew up in Berkeley along with her four younger brothers. In her early childhood days, Willah remembers playing with the neighborhood kids in empty lots and she can’t forget the tethered goat with big horns from her youth. She also liked to read a lot and listen to the radio. Willah attended Berkeley High School where she developed a passion for art and dance. During her senior year of high school, World War II broke out. After high school, she was accepted into a commercial art schoo …


by Denee Coleman

Assisted Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Carlton Senior Living spotlight residents, Gayle and Bob Doebert

Resident Spotlight - Bob & Gayle Doebert

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight residents, Bob and Gayle Doebert – Robert “Bob” Doebert was born March 5, 1934, to parents Dorothy and Frank, in East St. Louis, Illinois, a continuation of the major city in Missouri, across the Mississippi River. Gayle was born December 12, 1938, to parents Eleanore and Nicholas, in San Francisco. Bob and Gayle both attended San Francisco State University, where they met. The couple married after college and the two remained in San Francisco for several years afterward. Each worked part-time during college at Candlestick Park. Gayle was an usher and “the beer girl” for the radio announcers during San F …


by Eric Demuth

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Resident Spotlight - Michael Samberg

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Michael Samberg – Michael was born on July 11, 1921, in the lower east of New York City. In 1920, during World War I, his parents came to the United States from Poland with his sister Anne, grandma and cousin. His dad acquired his own restaurant with a partner, but it was a tough life for them. Veteran, Michael poses in front of his various degrees. Later, his family moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. His father bought a row house with a substantial mortgage. Michael was placed into kindergarten at age 4 and then public school through high school. He graduated high school at 16 and go …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Dorothy Scherer

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident Dorothy Scherer – Dorothy was born to parents Arthur and Clara Kruppenbacher on July 18, 1930, in Palisades Park, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Her father was a first generation American and her mother came to America from Germany in her twenties to help the family in New York raise their children. In high school, Dorothy walked about three miles to and from school and worked for a drug store in the evenings. She recalls walking in all kinds of weather with the snow causing the most issues for her. On one occasion on her way home, she found her father and brother stranded aft …


by Eric Demuth

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

In Celebration of March: The Guinness Cupcake

Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community recently made Guinness cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and the month of March! If your looking for a sweet treat to bring to an upcoming March Madness or MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft party then we have the recipe for you! Dave Lieberman’s shared recipe with the Food Network shows the perfect way to combine a love of beer and baking. Traditionally, a stout beer is the best style to bake with and is the chosen one for this recipe. We share below with you now the Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe and how it turned out for our residents in Davis! Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Prep Time: 15 minutes          …


by Jessica Beck

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Diablo Valley College Students Ask a Very Thought-Provoking Question

When students from Diablo Valley College’s International Program visited Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill this winter, they came seeking answers to this very thought-provoking question: What was the most important invention or innovation of your lifetime thus far?   The college students, who are all natives of South America, were amazed at the variety of answers they received from our residents. One of the most surprising answers came from centenarian, Bernie Dreyfus, who explained that during her youth there was no electricity in the home. That meant no refrigerator along with the many other modern conveniences we take for g …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Patrick Dundon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Patrick Dundon – Patrick was born in Borris, Ireland a small village on the River Barrow in County Carlow on September 27, 1920. He was the fourth born of five children to his parents Edward and Maye. Patrick’s father was the town doctor. Patrick had a good life growing up in Borris and was often found to be getting up to mischief. One day he and his friend Tom Millet decided that they wanted to go shooting and had to sneak his father’s gun out of the house by taking it apart and slipping the parts down the leg of his pants. Another time he and his friends were having a rock fight and Patrick got …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Ed Rorke

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Ed Rorke – If you haven’t met our new resident, Ed, you are missing out on a lot. An Irishman by birth, he was raised in Dublin, Ireland. At around the age of 26, he moved to the United States for a job with US Steel Corporation where he was an engineer. Ed studied at the University of Colorado Denver and completed his grad studies at UC Berkeley in Business Administration. Ed is a proud graduate of the Piedmont Police Academy and has also taught business classes at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. According to Ed, he is the Mayor and Deputy of a small island called Ballena which is loca …


by Denee Coleman

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Carlton Senior Living Spotlight Resident, Doris Miller

Resident Spotlight - Doris Miller

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Doris Miller – Doris was born in Oakland, California on April 6, 1933. She was married for 20 years, has two children, and one grandchild. When asked what words of wisdom she has to offer others, Doris said “be strong and be family” and also to “love like everyone is your family.” Doris worked for Shedd’s part-time and retired after 30 years in 1996. Her favorite activities are watching her television and going out on Shopping Shuttles offered at Carlton Senior Living Fremont. She likes living at Carlton because it is nice and quiet and never runs into problems. Doris is a very humorous lady who …


by Denee Coleman

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Will & Gloria's Secret to Love

The Curtis’ “When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.” ~Katherine Jenkins Will attended school with Gloria’s sister. After years had passed, Will agreed to go to a soda fountain because his friend had wanted to dance with Gloria. The friend had one dance with Gloria and then Will took a chance and danced with Gloria, they danced the rest of the evening and talked until the wee hours of the morning. For most of the beginning of their relationship, Will was working while Gloria was attending school in another town. During her vacations she came home and Will was there, having patiently waited to take her out on the …


by Jessica Beck

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Colette & Roger's Secret to Love

The Ricard’s Established in 1955 “Paris is always a good idea!” ~Audrey Hepburn Roger and Colette first met when he was working on her parent’s farm. For Colette, she recalls that when she first saw Roger it was certainly love at first sight, she knew all along he was the one for her. She said “I’m going to marry him.” Colette, unlike traditional relationships of their time, took the lead as the woman and said I love you first. Roger always felt that he didn’t want an American girl and after meeting Colette and falling in love he knows that he was the lucky one and destined to meet her. Roger took Colette’s hand on vacation in December of 195 …


by Jessica Beck

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