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Honoring Carlton’s Awesome Activity Teams
Carlton Senior Living | January 20, 2020

Honoring Carlton's Awesome Activity Teams

Carlton’s activity teams are essential in engaging, inspiring and enriching the lives of seniors through our dynamic Personal Expressions program. It’s not just all fun and games for our Personal Expressions teams, they also help to promote the well-being residents by meeting their social, physical and cognitive needs through programs that are tailored to their needs and interests. Whether they are leading an activity, hosting Happy Hour, facilitating a community event or coordinating Carlton’s transportation services, our Personal Expressions teams are always on the move. Did we mention these teams also create the monthly community newslette …

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Resident Spotlight – Bill Edwards
Carlton Senior Living | January 19, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bill Edwards

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bill Edwards – Bill was born William Claude Edwards in the village of Pendeen, County of Cornwall England to parents, Margaret and Leslie. He lived in England until the 7th grade. Bill and his family traveled to the United States on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and disembarked in New York. The family then boarded a train in New York and traveled to Roseville. They settled in Grass Valley, California. Bill’s father was a tin miner in England and the family moved to Northern California so his father could mine gold in America. His father worked at the Empire Star Mine, one of California’s oldest, deepes …

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Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | January 13, 2020

Marivi’s Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Recipe

We are souper excited to present to you this delicious Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup recipe from the Third Edition of Carlton’s Cookbook For a Cure in honor of National Soup Month. Pick up all the ingredients you need for this tasty soup on a quick trip to the local Asian market. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk, Chaokoh brand is preferred 6 shrimp, deveined 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Maesri red curry paste, add more to taste 2 tbsp. white sugar Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) Directions Cook coconut milk on low heat in a medium saucepan. When the coconut milk starts to boil, add kaffir leaves. Next, add …

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Resident Spotlight – Bob Vallon
Carlton Senior Living | January 5, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bob Vallon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bob Vallon – Bob is 72 years old and was born in San Gabriel, California in 1947. He has one sister and two brothers. Bob also has two children, a daughter named Kimberly and a son named David. Bob received his master’s degree in law and once worked as a labor attorney in San Francisco. Throughout his life, he has traveled to many countries and has been on over forty cruises. During his travels, he much enjoyed his time abroad in Israel and France, During college, Bob played football for St. Mary’s College Gaels and his favorite sports are football and softball. He also enjoys listening to Rock ‘ …

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Resident Spotlight – Mary Lee
Carlton Senior Living | December 29, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Mary Lee

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Mary Lee – Mary was born in Piedmont, California located in Alameda County. She grew up in the Oakland area which she loves very much. Mary remembers being very active as she was growing up. She was a runner and a dancer. The family even had a ballroom in their home. She remembers hitting a ball against the backboard outside her childhood home. This was the beginning of her love for the game of tennis. While attending school, Mary met the love of life, Richard. The couple had two sons, Tim and Brian, and now are proud grandparents. Mary and Richard ran a tropical fish store for many years where t …

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Resident Spotlight – Marge Daddow
Carlton Senior Living | December 15, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margery Daddow – Marge was born September 14, 1938 in Southern California to Alice and William (Bill) Spangler. When she was little her family moved to Nicolaus, California. They made the move because her father’s brothers were both in the service and her grandfather needed help with his farm. After the war, her uncles joined them in Nicolaus and they created their own business, the Spangler Brothers Inc., which is still up and running. Most of Marge’s life was spent on a farm or in farming territory. She has three siblings, James (Jim), her late sister Peggy, and late brother Gary. Marge’s favor …

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Resident Spotlight – Connie Ramos
Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove | December 1, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Connie Ramos

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Conception Ramos – Conception, or Connie, as she prefers, was born in the Philippines on May 30, 1933. She met her husband, Romeo Ramos in 1960. Connie, Romeo and their three children, Fey, Ronald and Milagros, relocated to the United States during the Vietnam War. Although her husband sadly passed away in 2013, he and Connie are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. While living in the Philippines, Connie attended Philippine Normal University in Manila and received a degree for teaching. She then taught in the Philippines for 10 years. Connie traveled all around Asia with her husband, Rom …

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Resident Spotlight – Roger Bondi

Resident Spotlight - Roger Bondi

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Roger Bondi – Roger was born and raised on a farm in Kansas City, Missouri. On the farm; he raised mainly tomatoes and cabbage. As a kid, he played baseball, horseshoes and other sports when he wasn’t working on the farm. Farming was his life until he moved to Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill. Another passion he had was finding old or odd things that caught his eye and turn around and sell it for a little profit to help make ends meet. He loved to hustle his treasures. He especially was on the lookout for old guns. He still has some of his favorite hats. You can always find him wearin …

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Resident Spotlight – Harriett Burt

Resident Spotlight - Harriett Burt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Harriett Burt – Harriett was born in 1940 in East Oakland, California to Harold and Jean Burt. Her father attended Chico State University and was a school principal in Ashland, California but he felt he could not raise his family well on such an income. He ultimately decided to enlist in the U.S. Army but was denied due to colorblindness and instead became a welder for the shipyards in Oakland. In 1947, the Burt’s welcomed a son and both children were raised in El Cerrito. Harriett was considered to be very bright in her youth but chose to focus on activities other than her studies. At El Cerrito …

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Resident Spotlight – Jeannette MacDonald
Carlton Senior Living Davis | November 10, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Jeannette MacDonald

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jeannette MacDonald – Jeannette was born on July 8, 1938 in Glendale, California to Mary Louise and Malcolm MacDonald. She was raised in the town of Eagle Rock, in northeast Los Angeles. Jeannette has one brother, Malcom, who is two years younger than her. When they were children, they loved to run around barefoot in the foothills, “where there were snakes, ticks, and poison oak.” One of Jeannette’s most memorable moments from her childhood was learning to ride a horse. She began taking riding lessons when she was seven and she adored every opportunity she had to ride. She even had her own horse, …

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Baking Pumpkin Bread in Sacramento
Recipes | November 4, 2019

Baking Pumpkin Bread in Sacramento

  Residents of Carlton Senior Living Sacramento enjoyed baking (and eating) this delicious Pumpkin Bread from Once Upon a Chef during a recent pumpkin-themed celebration. Everyone worked together to prepare the recipe and while it baked, residents painted festive pumpkins. The reward for their efforts was two perfect loaves of pumpkin bread which they shared with their Memory Care neighbors. Pictured here are our diligent bakers, Dot, Yuri and Fred.   Pumpkin Bread Recipe Servings: Makes 2 loaves Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 65 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup …

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Resident Spotlight – Ron Charles Willis
Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove | November 3, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Ron Charles Willis

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Ron Charles Willis. Every-so charming, Ron was born in Fresno, California and raised in Sacramento. He was married twice; first in 1961 for about 16 years, they had 2 kids together named Jennifer and Michael. Ron and his second wife Gerry, who recently passed, were married for 46 years. Ron has two stepchildren named Jennifer and Jeremy and has a total of 7 grandchildren. Ron had several careers over time: He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister, a senior staff member for the United States Congress, he was a lobbyist at George Washington University and a private lobbying consultant. He loved …

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