Serve It Up with Chef Andrew: Spinach & White Bean Artichoke Dip

Did you know that today is National Artichoke Hearts day? It was surprising for us to learn the health benefits of artichokes; they are an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and minerals. The fiber intake from eating artichokes can help to lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels ultimately helping to prevent inflammation and protect your heart health. Cynarin can be found in artichokes and is responsible for giving you that sweet taste when you eat one but also helps to increase the bile production in our livers and rids the cholesterol from our bodies. To celebrate today Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis has e …

by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes, Senior Health & Wellness

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew

Did you know that today is National Meatball day? Meatballs are a mystery regarding who and how they were created. According to some, the meatball could have originated in Persia where it was speculated that the need to do something with leftover meat led to a dish called “kofta.” From Persia it is thought that the meatball phenomenon spread throughout the Middle East and hence to China. For us today, there are more meatball recipes than anyone can keep track of, but with a multitude of options comes vast flavor possibilities! Our very own Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis shares with us a Greek Lamb Meatball recipe that is a …

by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Community News, Recipes

Mary's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

February 23rd, 2018 National Banana Bread Day “A table without bread is not a table, but bread is a table on it’s own.” -Scottish Gaelic Proverb In recognition of National Banana Bread day we are honored to be able to showcase one of our very own residents who lives at our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community. Mary Lawrence’s recipe for Banana Nut Bread was shared on her behalf by her daughter Sue. As her daughter Sue recalls, “Mom loved to bake cookies, breads, pies and we (her children) were the happy recipients!” We invite you to try this recipe on your own and share the delicious results! 

by Jessica Beck

Recipes, Resident Focus

New Year, Fresh Start!

Four Simple New Year's Resolutions For Seniors

The start of a new year often inspires us to make much-needed changes in our lives and offers the opportunity for a fresh start. For seniors who want to improve their physical and mental health, the start of a new year signifies the beginning of positive change. Whether you prefer to set small goals for yourself or approach each new year as an opportunity for a complete life “makeover,” here are four simple resolution ideas to help you kick-start the year:   Resolution #1 – Make Healthier Food Choices When it comes to senior nutrition, eating fresh fruits and vegetable that are rich in nutrients is the best way to go. Eating fewer proces …

by Denee Naro

Senior Living Lifestyle

Special Night Out for Two Seniors in Love

At Carlton Senior Living, we not only try to provide new and exciting experiences for our residents, but we also try to provide outlets in which residents can experience the same lifestyle they had before joining our Carlton family. One example of this is our Date Night. Our driver uses personal invitations, flowers, balloons and a reservation at a preferred restaurant to make a memorable night. Watch as two of our lovely and loving residents live their lives to the fullest together at Carlton. Watch the video:   Learn more about Carlton’s Social Life.  

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Resident Focus, Senior Living Lifestyle

Diablo Ballet Visit - The Nutcracker - San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro received a very special visit from Oakland’s Diablo Ballet. The stars of the Nutcracker shared their history with the ballet, their daily routines, and what it takes to prepare for this iconic holiday tradition. They ended with three performances, including the unforgettable Flower Dance, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Snowflakes. It was a nostalgic and enjoyable evening for all. Learn more about the great Entertainment and Events offered in our Carlton Senior Living communities.

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Senior Living Lifestyle

Basic Facts About Medicare

Chances are that you have heard of Medicare – chances are that you qualify for Medicare. But what IS Medicare? Why do you need it? And what are your coverage options? Before enrolling in Medicare coverage, we are going to look at a few different basic facts that seniors have to know about. Different Benefits With Different Plans There are a number of different Medicare insurance options, what are the different options that you have? These are the different aspects of Medicare that you might deal with. Original Medicare – These cover basic medical and hospital care, and are also known as Parts A and B. You will be automatically enrolled in Par …

by Jonita Dixon

Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior News, Science & Technology

Carlton San Leandro's Night at the Opera

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro residents, family and associates dressed to the nines to celebrate a wonderful “night at the opera.” The night began with a formal cocktail social, including a music of the night martini bar followed by a candle lit prime rib dinner in the dining room. The evening was ended with an unforgettable performance of Opera singer Chris Pucci’s rendition of Phantom of the Opera. What a spectacular Carlton event!

by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As we age, our thought process slows. Simple things such as remembering where you left your house keys might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit mentally. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many different options …

by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle

Perks of Aging

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Perk #1 – Less Stress People over the age of 50 were overall happier, experienced less stress, and are less angry according to a survey to Stony Brook University published in 2010. Because seniors no longer have to clock in for a 40+ hour workweek and can spend their time doing what they want, it tends to benefit their overall happiness. Perk #2 – The Benefit Of Senior Discounts Rather than looking at how old you are becoming, you should feel happy about the fact that you are getting senior discounts. People of a certain age get deals at a number of different establishments. It never hurts to ask if a senior discount might be available, you m …

by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior News, Science & Technology