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Lifelong Learner, Mary, Took Up Quilting at Age 80

At the age of 80, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill resident, Mary, decided it was time for her to stop doing alterations for family and friends but she wasn’t ready to stop sewing. In 2002, quilt shops and quilting classes were very popular so Mary talked her daughter into taking a class with her to see if this was something she wanted to pursue. After this first class, which met once a week for six weeks, Mary and her daughter were hooked. Over the next 10 years Mary made several beautiful quilts, attended many quilt shows and met lots of new friends. Taking up a new hobby at the age of 80 proves that you can learn something new …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

Pleasant Hill Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill hiring event. Saturday, March 17th  10AM to 1PM 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. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happ …


by Denee Naro

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

Pablo & Adelaide's Secret to Love

Pablo & Adelaide Chavez Established 1948 “Family is not an important thing. It is everything.” ~Michael J. Fox Standing by your significant other, throughout life’s entire journey is a foundation for Pablo and Adelaide Chavez. Since meeting in 1948 their connection has blossomed as they recall fondly coffee dates that were rich with conversation and what we would consider now, more than affordable coffee, at only 10 cents a cup! Adelaide and Pablo were both motivated individuals who sought after fulfilling education landing them in careers that would leave lasting impacts far beyond retirement. For Adelaide, after graduating from Weslyan …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Focus

Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair

We’d love for you to join us for our Pleasant Hill Care Staff Career Fair Tuesday, February 20th 9AM-11AM and 4PM to 6PM   Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill 2770 Pleasant Hill Road Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523 Location Details Learn about multiple clinical positions including: Personal Care Aides, Medication Technicians and LVNs. We welcome CNA applicants. Employment opportunities are available in our Poet’s Corner, Pleasant Hill Road and Downtown Pleasant Hill communities. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees he …


by Denee Naro

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

CSL Spotlight Resident, Lou Meyer

Resident Spotlight - Lou Meyer

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Lou Meyer – Lou has been a resident of the Bay Area for most of life. Born in San Francisco in 1937, Lou playfully refers to California as “The Wild West.” It’s hard to imagine that San Francisco was once the home to cowboys, but Lou fondly recalls growing among the horses, cattle and chickens in the once rural city. Lou’s parents, Louis and Mary Meyer, are even pictured in a book recalling this chapter of San Francisco’s history called, Images of America: San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point. This book is very precious to Lou and offers a flash back to his childhood days in a once rugged San …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Care Packages for Our Troops

Carlton Senior Living has partnered with the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms for many years to provide support for members of the United States Armed Forces and its veterans. The Contra Costa Blue Star Moms not only provide support for active duty service personnel, they also promote patriotism, assist veterans organizations and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. In preparation for the holidays, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill is hosting a collection drive in partnership with the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms to help create care packages to send to our troops this holiday season. Ca …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Community Outreach

Resident Spotlight - Howard Jennings

Meet Retired Chief Master Sergeant USAF, Howard Jennings, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – Howard was born and raised in the great state of Texas. After completing school, he joined the military at age 17 and served the United States Marine Corp for 26 years, 2 months and 8 days before retiring in 1978. Following his retirement from the Marines, he traveled to Saudi Arabia as a Civil Servant and, for five years, worked as an adviser to the Saudi Air Force. Howard and his wife, Ella, a nurse, have two sons and two daughters. While they were growing up, Howard was proud to have coached his children in basketball, baseball and footba …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - Doris Miller

Miracles never cease! Many years ago in 1936, 12 of us girls bonded together and became the Fidelis Club at University High School in Oakland. Incidentally we were all the same age that year. Our purpose was to provide special services to our community, but it turned out out that we too were recipients: of lasting friendship, loyalty and fidelity over our lifetime.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Residents of CSL Downtown Pleasant Hill Appreciate our Firefighters!

Thank You Firefighters - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Residents and associates at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill packaged pumpkin spice and apple harvest cookies and delivered them to the local fire station as a way to thank our special men and women in service. Some of the residents also walked to the fire station and other were able to tag along in the Carlton bus. The residents really enjoyed doing something special for their local firefighters and the firefighters certainly enjoyed the tasty treats.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Community Events, Community Outreach

Diane Duarte, Housekeeping Manager at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Associates on the Move - Diane Duarte

Diane started working for Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill as an on-call housekeeper over 19 years ago. She transitioned from having her own housekeeping business to working for Carlton Senior Living and has never looked back. While the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant community was under construction Tim MacDonald requested that she fill the position of Housekeeping Manager and she gladly accepted. At one point in 2009 three generations of Diane’s family worked for Carlton. Diane proudly shares that she comes to work for the residents and finds it very rewarding. She enjoys spending quality time with the residents, exploring their …


by Jonita Dixon

Associates On The Move, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Annual BBQ at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill annual family barbecues are fun for the whole family and this particular event had over 500 guests in attendance. It’s a great opportunity for residents and their loved ones and associates and their families to get together and celebrate being a part of such a special community. Festivities included a barbecue buffet, live music, lot’s of decorations and activities for everyone to enjoy.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carondelet High School Visit - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Students from Carondelet High School visited Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill recently and participated in activities along side the residents. Some residents enjoyed decorating pumpkins while others made wreaths to hang on their doors. The group also made goody bags for Trick-or-Treaters. The group enjoyed playing boards games together while sipping hot chocolate.  


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Independent Living & Assisted Living