Breakfast is Served!
Assisted Living | June 3, 2020

Breakfast is Served!

This eggs-quisite breakfast from Carlton Senior Living San Leandro is an egg-cellent way to celebrate National Egg Day – Wednesday, June 3. Whether you prefer your eggs scrambled, fried, or over easy, we recommend approaching each day sunny side up. During the Shelter-in-Place Order we’ve been delivering freshly prepared meals for residents to enjoy in their apartments.

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Resident Spotlight – Elsie Gabby
Carlton Senior Living | May 17, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Elsie Gabby

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Elsie Gabby – Elsie Jane (Bradbury) Gabby was born December 22, 1946 to parents Clara and Byron Bradbury. She has five younger siblings: Robert, Shirley, David, Sharon, and Brian. Her family home was in Johnson City, New York, a rural village along the New York/Pennsylvania border. She has wonderful memories of her childhood. Johnson City is “kind of a country town” and they spent lots of time outdoors and lived in a wonderful, big house. She enjoyed climbing trees and eating popsicles with her friends. She fondly remembers another friend who would bring her oranges. Elsie and her siblings were c …

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Resident Spotlight – Donna Skinner
Carlton Senior Living | May 11, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Donna Skinner

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Donna Skinner – Donna was born in Kansas on March 6, 1940 to parents Marie and Donald Roof. Donna is an only child. She grew up on a farm and her favorite childhood memories revolve around the farm—she fondly remembers helping with chores, including gathering eggs and working with the pigs. When Donna was a child, she wanted to become a nurse. Her mom was a nurse and she knew many other women who were nurses; in those days, it was one of the few careers open to women. Donna attended Ness City High School and was involved with a couple of different clubs, including Latin Club and Science Club. She …

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It’s National Nurses Week
Carlton Senior Living | May 6, 2020

It's National Nurses Week

It’s National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week which concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was a celebrated social reformer, statistician and is known as the founder of modern nursing and was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night. Today kicks off our celebration nurses who are on the frontlines every day caring for others. In addition to spending their careers tending to patients, many nurses extend this caring into their personal lives. Excellent examples of this desire to provide for others are RNs, Joslyn Lewis and Sothy Shields (pictured). They’ve sta …

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Dear Carlton Family of Staff…
Carlton Senior Living | May 5, 2020

Dear Carlton Family of Staff...

Dear Carlton Family of Staff, To our Personal Caregivers, our Med Techs, our Kitchen and Wait Staff, our Activity Assistants, our Drivers, our Maintenance Team, our Housekeepers, and our DFIs: We Carlton Residents thank you for caring for us untiringly, especially during this worldwide health crisis. Each of you has a deep commitment to us seniors that is personally evident each day. Your kindness is always shown with smiles and greeting us by name. You ask how we are doing and calmly wait for our answer. Your patience is shown again and again with your continued physical care and unending emotional support. You are always ready to help us by …

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“His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 3, 2020

"His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair" by Harriett Burt

Ed Vining moved into Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez a few months ago from the Muir Oaks section of Martinez. He was born in North Carolina in 1925 shortly before his family moved to Montgomery, West Virginia. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. He had two sisters. Ed is certain of one thing: “my life didn’t start until I was 14” when the 1939-40 World’s Fair opened in New York.  He wanted to see it, but his family wasn’t able to go. Ed around 1946 It was 1940 before he started the trip. How did he get there? “I rode my bike,” he replied. What??? Montgomery is nearly 500 miles from New York City! “Were your p …

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“The Beautiful Music in Everything” by Elma Blaud
Carlton Senior Living | April 27, 2020

"The Beautiful Music in Everything" by Elma Blaud

“I see the piano and beautiful music in everything!” says Elma Blaud, a resident of Carlton Senior Living. “I do not feel that I have a signature style,” says Elma. That is a true statement. She attempts to incorporate different elements into her music. And, something in her playing is known and appreciated by many Carlton Senior Living San Jose residents and visitors alike. Her music consistently manages to appear well detailed without requiring a great pianist to possess astrophysicist-level playing skills to achieve. Elma wants to play pieces that others may choose to hear and play and are not overly complicated. She’s aware that many pian …

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“Finding Love in the Midst of War” by Hariett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | April 19, 2020

"Finding Love in the Midst of War" by Hariett Burt

Many of us at Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez know Connie Malone but only a few remember her husband, Mike, who lived here from 2008 until his death in 2010. Connie is a first-generation American born of an Italian couple who immigrated to the United States around 1919 to build a better life. Mike, the son of an Indiana Presbyterian minister’s family, decided to sign up for a two-year enlistment in the Marine Corps in October 1941 so he could get the draft out of the way before resuming college to become a lawyer. Just two months later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor radically changed Mike’s plan. By August 1942, he was an i …

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DIY Easter Egg Wreath
Carlton Senior Living Davis | April 11, 2020

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

If you’re looking for an EGGSCELENT activity for the Spring season, look no further! The Carlton Senior Living Davis community shows us how to SPRING into creativity. Together the amazing residents and associates showcased their craft skills by partaking in this perfect do it yourself (DIY) Easter Egg Wreath. It is the perfect afternoon activity for families, friends and individuals to enjoy and share with one another.                                                                                           Whether it’s sharing in the spirit of Easter or in the love of Spring, this craft allows you to make it your own and customize it however …

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Lean On Me – A Tribute To Friendship
Carlton Residents | April 11, 2020

Lean On Me - A Tribute To Friendship

A tribute to friendship featuring residents, associates and friends of Carlton Senior Living. With all that’s happening in the world today, we remain focused on our commitment to love, honor and provide for our residents. It is our hope to bring some comfort and smiles not only to our cherished residents but to their concerned families. Together we will thrive through this. Lyrics to Lean On Me Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til …

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