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Live 2 B Trainers Make the Difference

“Combine your natural ability with a mission to help people and you will have a rich, fulfilling life.” -Bryan Krahn, Physique Coach What sets Live 2 B Healthy apart? It’s their Trainers! All of their Trainers are Certified Personal Trainers who are enthusiastic about their mission to create an outstanding fitness environment for the communities they serve. The Trainer’s role is to design exercise classes appropriate to participants’ physical abilities; lead enjoyable, interactive, motivating and safe fitness classes and assess class participants’ progress three times per year. Live 2 B Healthy Trainers encourage class participants to safely …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community Events, Exercise & Physical Activity, Senior Health, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living

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

Honoring Our Veterans: Stories of Service

Carlton Senior Living is thankful to our many veterans for their dedication and service to our country and we’re proud to share their stories with you in honor of Veterans Day.   Wayne Springsteen – Army Air Corp, Air Force Active Reserve Springsteen enlisted in the Army Air Corp in Boise, Idaho. He completed training in the Aviation Cadet Program and qualified for bomber pilot, fighter pilot, navigator and bombardier. During his years in the Army, his duties included working on the flight line with B-25’s and B-17’s. He also cleaned and rebuilt Browning 50 Caliber machine guns for the B-17. After the war, he joined the Air Force Active …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Resident Focus, Senior Living, 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

Grandparents Connect the Generations

You probably remember your grandparents telling tales from their childhood—their struggles, triumphs and what it was like growing up back then. At the time, you may not have understood the significance of these family stories and the lessons hidden within but now these anecdotes are likely among your collection of most treasured memories. Regardless of the relationship, you had with your grandparents, their mere existence no doubt influenced and shaped the person you are today. As a matter of fact, the role of grandparent is so significant and vital that National Grandparents Day was established to honor and affirm the unique role grandparent …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Resident Focus, Senior Living

Happy Hour Under the Sea

Remaining socially engaged is important for all people no matter what age. That’s one reason Carlton Senior Living offers such a wide range of social activities through our Personal Expressions program which are tailored to the interests of each individual and each community. At Carlton Senior Living one of the favorite and best attended activities are the weekly Happy Hours. Now, when you think “Happy Hour” the first thing that comes to mind is likely the traditional “cocktail” hour hosted by bars and restaurants which focus on drinks. Although a variety of beverages and appetizers are offered at Carlton’s Happy Hours, these weekly gathering …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Senior Living

What's Your Color?

When you think about it we use our hands daily in so much of what we do. We speak with hand gestures, at times even more than we talk, we sign important documents and even create masterpieces with our hands. They can be used as universal signs of greeting those we meet or love with a handshake, a wave or blowing a kiss. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that for most of us we choose our nail color to display our personality as well. The beauty of this is that whether we are adventurous, loud and outgoing or soft spoken, subtle and introverted there is a color for you that will match impeccably! In honor of National Nail Polish day we t …


by Jessica Beck

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Memory Care, Senior Living

It's Never Too Late to Shine!

Our Carlton Senior Living Davis community hosted their second annual talent showcase in which all residents are encouraged to bring an example of their hobby or craft, a favorite possession or even a good story! This showcase allows the residents to get to know their neighbors better and on a different level. For this years showcase there was a total of 10 presenters and approximately 28 audience members. We are thrilled to showcase some of our presenters and a piece of their story shared or craft displayed.  First off, Peggy Raferty shows off one of her collage paintings. Her primary medium is now collage however she used to do etchings. She …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Resident Focus, Senior Living

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

It is important to distinguish between the ‘traditional’ nursing home and assisted living options. Many different communities have a myriad of amenities. There are many reasons that seniors prefer assisted living or independent living communities over living alone. These are a few of the most important reasons why that might be the right choice for you or your loved one. Reason #1 – Far More Socialization Living in an assisted living community surrounded by other people your age is far more social than being alone in your home. As we get older, people no longer have to work and have fewer social contacts as a result. With these living facilit …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living

How Assisted Living Has Changed Over the Years

How Assisted Living Has Changed Over the Years

When looking for an assisted living option for oneself or a loved one, the term ‘assisted living facility’ conjures up a number of different feelings. In fact, the transition that you make to a new home can feel scary, uncertain, and emotional. However, few people have an actual idea of what assisted living is like nowadays. Knowing more about the different care options, amenities, and activities offered can offer peace of mind for many families. The Changes We Have Seen Many of the better assisted living options have taken steps to shift towards the consumer. This means that seniors (and their families) are more at ease with senior care comm …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living

Staff Celebration - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Our community hosted our quarterly Associate Appreciation Gathering on 9/15 and the theme was Under the Sea.  We gather quarterly to thank our team for a job well done.  We hosted a buffet lunch and held a prize drawing for those in attendance. A costume contest was held as well.  Imee Segarra was the winner with her Jellyfish costume, complete with bioluminescence in the form of lights in the umbrella.  Malika Griffith was the runner up. The decorations we handmade by Diane Duarte.  She and her daughter are the creative minds behind most of the fabulous decorations seen throughout our community for holidays and celebrations. Enjoy the photo …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Community Events, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living

What Steps Can You Take to Reduce Fall Risk?

Fall-related injuries are responsible for sending more than 1.6 million senior Americans to the hospital, according to the National Institutes of Health. To put matters into perspective, one-in-three seniors are going to experience a fall each year, falls that often result in a loss of independence, may cause fractures, other injuries, and sometimes even death. What Can You Do? If you are trying to evaluate and minimize risks related to falls, there are a few different things that you are able to do. If you want to reduce the controllable risk of falls, we recommend the following: Make sure that you have a good fit – It is important to have g …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Health, Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle