Resident Spotlight - Elaine Anderson

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Elaine Anderson – Elaine was born February 6, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to parents Carl and Marion. She has one older sister, Diane, who also lives in Davis. Her father was secretary and a founding member of Memorex, maker of computer tapes, disk drives, and other computer components. Her mother was a housewife. She also painted watercolors, oil, and acrylics, displaying her art in many fairs and often winning blue ribbons. Her family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin, and at the age of four, Elaine contracted poliovirus, four years before the first successful vaccine was developed. Elaine at …

by Eric Demuth

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Living with Purpose

“The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” – Octavia Spencer The transition into late adulthood can carry with it both fear of the unknown and inevitable change. By understanding the physical move itself, we can acknowledge the impact of leaving one’s home and moving into a community and can learn to recognize the adaptation that must take place for the individual. A senior will typically undergo three phases during this process: the overwhelmed phase, the adjustment phase and the initial acceptance phase. Feeling Overwhelmed The overwhelmed phase is best categorized by feelings surrounding one’s self. The senior may proce …

by Jessica Beck

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living

Have YOU tried Dakim BrainFitness?

Dakim BrainFitness is designed for everyone-from those that are sharp as tacks to individuals with mild cognitive impairment and even those with moderate dementia. And the Dakim BrainFitness System self-adjusts the level of difficulty to match each individual’s ability, so it’s always challenging and engaging for each and every user, each and every time. Since new content is downloaded regularly, Dakim’s “gameologists” are at work night and day developing new and unique exercises. Carlton Senior Living is proud to offer Dakim’s BrainFitness program throughout our communities and we encourage everyone to give Dakim a try. Each session only tak …

by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior News, Science & Technology

Carlton's 10 Favorite Gifts for Seniors

Need help finding a gift that the senior in your life will actually use and enjoy? Carlton’s Senior Gift-Giving Guide includes our top ten favorites to help make the holiday season merry and bright for all: 10.) Customized Return Address Stamp These customized return address stamps make it easy to keep up on correspondence and are available in a variety of designs from classic to whimsical, and everything in between. Starting at around $10, this practical gift is sure to be put to good use. Pair this with Gift #9 and a book of postage stamps for a thoughtful gift that will help the senior in your life stay connected. Available through Zazzle. …

by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior News, Science & Technology

Resident Spotlight - Juanita Erickson

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Juanita Erickson – Juanita was born on July 29, 1928, in Prairie, Oklahoma to Will and Edna Melugin. She was a depression baby and her family, which included two sisters and one brother, moved in with her grandparents with everyone in the household working in order to survive. She even remembers going to work with her grandmother sometimes. Juanita attended college in Kansas and growing up she always wanted to be a teacher, a profession which she enjoyed for 23 years. Aside from becoming a parent, her proudest moment was being selected most outstanding graduate at Northeast State where she majore …

by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Hands On with Carlton Leadership

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn As we continue to celebrate American Education Week, we take a moment to share with you our 2018 Carlton Leadership class and showcase their clinical class session that they completed earlier this year at our Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Community. These professionals all applied from the 11 Carlton Senior Living communities, were interviewed and then selected to embark on a new journey. This class is an intensified program, which offers each individual vast opportunity to grow as a leader in their current role and to expand their horizons on next steps within …

by Jessica Beck

Blog, Caregiver Resources, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living

Hands On with Carlton University

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” ~Bertrand Russell In recognition of American Education Week, Carlton Senior Living is thrilled to announce that our Carlton University Instructors; Kasie Wimmer, Veronica Pavlakis and Micki Thao as well as Katheryn Winter, Manager of Talent Acquisition, have all become trained and certified through the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Program! Carlton Senior Living is currently the only adult living in California hosting the required initial clinical caregiver training live as opposed to utilizing a computer based training program.  This being said we have been able to …

by Jessica Beck

Blog, Caregiver Resources, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living

Pleasant Hill Clinical Hiring Event

Join us for our Pleasant Hill Region Clinical Hiring Event. Tuesday, November 27th 10AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill 175 Cleaveland Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents at our Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill and Poet’s Corner communities. View available positions and apply online prior to attending: It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their li …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Community News

Chef Jon's Fall Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Fall not only marks the beginning of the holiday season it also marks the beginning of soup season. And since there’s no better way to warm your family up on a chilly day than with a nice bowl of soup, we’re highlighting this flavorful fall soup recipe from Chef Jon Platz of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. Chef Jon’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Second Edition of the Cookbook for a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

A Treasure Earned on Treasure Island by Resident, Doris Miller

Carlton Senior Living loves to share the stories of our wonderful residents. This story was written by Doris Miller, a military spouse, as a tribute to her husband, Charles, and their enduring love.  “Before we had married my husband, Charles, was stationed at the Treasure Island Naval Base with my family living close by in Oakland. My mother had an old iron resting on the shelf of our garage. One day, my husband-to-be asked my mother if he might borrow the iron. My mother said, “of course” and so Charles left with the iron that day. Some months later, when I received my engagement ring from Charles, I learned of how the story came together. …

by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus, Veterans

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill community was pleased to host Samantha Lopez earlier this year during the Spring 2018 Semester. Samantha came on board at Carlton as a Masters of Social Work intern from Arizona State University. Under the supervision of our then Resident Liaison Rhodesia Wright, Samantha spent her internship time working directly with our residents in both a group setting and one-on-one. Mindfulness Based Therapy uses meditation and breathing like techniques to help direct the focus onto the present moment. It allows individuals to become more aware of their physical body, feelings and thoughts with the objective being …

by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Senior Health, Senior Living

Give the Gift of Heritage: Unearthing Your Family Roots

Retirees across the country are providing their families with an unconventional legacy—knowledge of their family heritage. It’s no surprise that in the age of the internet, ancestry and genealogy research has become the second-most popular hobby for older Americans after gardening, according to TIME Magazine. Building a family tree and sharing personal histories can also help to unite the generations by creating talking points with children and grandchildren and can even create connections with long-lost relatives. Getting started with your family history may seem a little daunting but whatever information you can gather will certainly be a g …

by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle