Carlton Senior Living Innovates by Equipping All Carlton Residents with Amazon Alexas and Smart Plugs Through Partnership with Speak2Family
Carlton Senior Living | November 1, 2021

Carlton Senior Living Innovates by Equipping All Carlton Residents with Amazon Alexas and Smart Plugs Through Partnership with Speak2Family

Modernization Connects Residents to Internet, Staff, Community, and Family. Carlton resident, Ilda, smiles in her apartment at Carlton Pleasant Hill – Martinez with her Alexa in the background. Concord, CA, November 01, 2021 (PR.com) Carlton Senior Living, a leader in resident engagement and an award-winning workplace, has again taken the lead in innovation by providing an Amazon Alexa device for each of its residents. Through Amazon’s generous donation program, Carlton has partnered with Speak2, a senior care-focused technology vendor, to provide a unique, game-changing experience for residents and families to connect and engage through voic …

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Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner
Carlton Senior Living | August 23, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Connor-Kerr as the new Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner. Sarah began her journey with Carlton over seven years ago as Dining Room Manager for Carlton Senior Living Davis. Since then, she’s held numerous leadership positions, including Associate Director, Human Resources Specialist, Director of Resident Services, and now, Executive Director of Carlton’s dedicated Memory Care community in Pleasant Hill. Sarah got her start in senior living at Carlton Senior Davis, where she helped to open the newly constructed community. Sarah credits colleague Lindsey Feifert for encouraging her to pur …

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Opportunities for growth abound at Carlton Senior Living
Carlton Senior Living | June 30, 2021

Opportunities for growth abound at Carlton Senior Living

Jennell Revera, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove’s new Executive Director We’re pleased to welcome Jennell Revera as the new Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove. Jennell has been with Carlton for over 11 years and her years of experience as Carlton San Jose’s Executive Director and various leadership roles within the community will help to ensure a smooth transition. Amanda Smith, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove’s most recent Executive Director, has joined Carlton’s Home Office team. Amanda is now heading up Purchasing and Carlton’s new culinary program. Amanda’s expertise in senior living will be invaluable as she helps to s …

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Associates Talk About “Glowing Up” at Carlton Senior Living
Carlton Senior Living | June 12, 2021

Associates Talk About "Glowing Up" at Carlton Senior Living

From their entry-level positions to their current roles within Carlton, our associates discuss what it means to “Glow Up” at Carlton Senior Living. We’ll be featuring associates who are #GlowingUp all summer so check back for updates. Marco Santos “There is a certain sense of fulfillment that you get serving the amazing seniors who paved the way for us. They have so much history, passion, and wisdom to glean from. I am especially honored to continue to serve and support them as part of the Carlton Team. Carlton, who truly embodies the mantra of Love, Honor and Provide has allowed me to grow (and glow) both personally and professionally in my …

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Resident Spotlight – Margaret Paul of Carlton Davis
Carlton Senior Living | June 7, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Margaret Paul of Carlton Davis

Margaret poses with Miriam, Carlton Davis’ Executive Director. Margaret Boyd Paul was born on May 12, 1922. She grew up in Flat River (now Park Hills), Missouri. Margaret recalls not having running water or electricity as a young girl. Her parents, Finis and Mary Ann, had eight children together; Margaret was the second youngest. Her father worked at St. Joe Minerals in the lead mines. After graduating from Flat River Junior College, Margaret met her future husband, John Paul. They were introduced by Margaret’s best friend, Katie; Katie was married to John’s brother, Ted. They married in 1944, while John was in the service, and lived happily …

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Carlton Honors Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Gave All by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 31, 2021

Carlton Honors Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Gave All by Harriett Burt

Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez celebrated Veterans Day last November by featuring the stories of some of the residents who served in World War II and Korea. It was so popular that we decided to do it again in May. But when it looked like it would be another set of stories about living veterans, this time including Vietnam, one of the vets pointed out that “Memorial Day is about those who died” in service to their country, not those who lived. It took a while but finally, the solution became apparent. We should feature the living veterans talking about those they knew, either as relatives or as buddies, who did not survive the war. The profile …

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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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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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Arnold and Josephine Banta – A Thank You to the Entire Carlton Staff
Carlton Senior Living Blog | December 27, 2020

Arnold and Josephine Banta - A Thank You to the Entire Carlton Staff

Dear Tracey, Evelyn, and the Entire Carlton Staff, On behalf of the entire family, I wanted to send you a formal thank you to everyone at Carlton Downtown Pleasant Hill. I apologize that it has taken a long time for me to actually get around to finishing it.  I don’t think that there are adequate words or gestures that can express our immense gratitude for everything that the Carlton Team did for my mom and dad. From September of 2016 to June of 2020, everyone at Carlton did everything to make sure that my parents had a safe and comfortable time during their final years Arnie and Jo were just shy of their 97th and 96th birthdays when they mov …

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Welcome Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez!
Carlton Senior Living Blog | December 18, 2020

Welcome Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez!

As we near the end of 2020 we wish to express our gratitude for who the year has brought into the Carlton Senior Living family. Among these individuals we welcome onboard Claudia Graetsch-Vasquez as our new Dietitian and Nutritionist for all Carlton Senior Living communities. We invite you to read more about how Claudia first became interested in the field of nutrition, what motivates her, the thing she is looking forward to most and how she chooses to “live her life.” Claudia attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill directly after graduating high school to complete some undergraduate work. She then transferred to Cal Poly State Univer …

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Join us in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association this #GivingTuesday
Carlton Senior Living | December 1, 2020

Join us in supporting the Alzheimer's Association this #GivingTuesday

Please join us in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research this #GivingTuesday. Carlton is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association each year and in 2020 our associates have raised over $13,800 for the cause. Help end Alzheimer’s and make a donation through Carlton’s Team Portal. Associates and residents at the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Ramon, California.  

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“Which Army to Join? Scott Wan Chose the US over the Chinese,” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | November 29, 2020

"Which Army to Join? Scott Wan Chose the US over the Chinese," by Harriett Burt

Wan Qupi Sum was 16 when he made a life-changing choice 68 years ago. He could have remained in southern China where he was born in 1936 or he could come to America in 1952 where his father had lived as a farm laborer near Stockton since 1924. For years the father had worked hard in America to make enough money to support his Chinese family at home and to put aside to retire in America someday. In the late 1940s, history in the making would bring Qupi Sum and his eleven-year-old brother to America in 1952. The Chinese Communists had taken over China in 1949 after helping America’s World War II ally, the Nationalist Chinese, to drive out the J …

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