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Resident Spotlight - Jessie Bianchi

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jessie Bianchi – Jessie was born in Italy on April Fools’ Day in 1922. When she was only a year old, she and her family moved to the United States. As a child, Jessie fondly remembers playing ball with the neighborhood kids. She also had a beagle dog named Billie who loved going to the schoolyard to steal a ball away from the playing children or to sneak a snack or two from their lunches. In high school, Jessie became known as the “Popcorn Lady” because she was always selling popcorn and volunteering at the high school ball games and events. Jessie is life-long Yankees fan but asks that you not h …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Carlton Senior Living Spotlight Resident, Keith Conning

Resident Spotlight - Keith Conning

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Keith Conning – Keith was born on March 16, 1941 in San Francisco to Daniel Ralph Conning and Veda Young. He has one brother, Ralph Stanley Conning, who is five years older. In addition to San Francisco, Keith has lived in Berkeley, Bainbridge, Maryland, Colorado, San Ramon, and then finally here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. Keith has visited many countries in both Europe and South America. He spent six years in the United States Air Force as a Cadet and Airman 3rd Class. Keith and his late wife, Marian Barr Conning, had three children together. He is a grandpa to five wonderful grandchildren. …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight, Veterans

Resident Spotlight - William Borland

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident of the week, William Borland or Willy as we call him at Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove. Willy’s Italian ancestral roots start from his grandparents on his father’s side. They went through Ellis Island in 1898 in order to go to California to purchase 5 acres of land to grow grapes and cherries in the Fruitridge Area. Thus, Willy was born and raised in Sacramento, California on August 23, 1923. Though his family no longer owns the farm, the city named a street after his grandfather, Albert Caselli. The street is called Caselli Circle. Willy’s family tree consists of four children, five grandchild …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight - Aurice Choyce

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Aurice Choyce – Aurice was born on August 23, 1927. She joined the Carlton Senior Living San Leandro community in November 2018 and one of her favorite things to do is enjoy the sights and scenes of the Bay Area during Carlton’s many Scenic Drives. Aurice also spends time visiting with fellow residents and likes participating in the variety of activities offered in the community. One of her very favorite things to do is to be pampered and also to get dressed up. Aurice is very proud to be one of the founder members of the Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church which she helped to start. Being …


by Denee Coleman

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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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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

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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