Diablo Ballet Visit – The Nutcracker – San Leandro

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

Veterans Day 2016 - San Leandro

Veteran’s at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro gathered to be honored on this Veteran’s Day with a special pinning ceremony. We began with saluting the flag while pledging the allegiance.  Each Veteran was then recognized with a certificate of appreciation, and a gold American flag pin. Residents shared their stories of triumphs and tribulations, shared their metals and memorabilia and most moving of all, their appreciation for one another. We truly honor their service and all that they have given to our country. Please enjoy the photo gallery below:


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events

Veterans Day 2016 - Concord

We salute our veterans here at Carlton Senior Living Concord. On Veteran’s Day, we honored and thanked the brave men and women who have served our country and celebrated their service with a festive barbecue. We also unveiled our new Wall of Honor which proudly displays images of residents who have served in the armed forces.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Community Events

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

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

Live 2B Healthy Exercise Group - Concord

Live 2B Healthy is an exercise class offered at Carlton communities which residents can’t seem to get enough of. Carlton Senior Living Concord residents enjoy the class very much and say that it makes them feel “back in shape” after each session. Class is held twice a week and attendance has been growing steadily.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Concord, Community Events, Exercise & Physical Activity, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

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

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

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

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Community

It is reasonable that we all want to find the best possible place for our loved ones to stay after retirement. Finding a quality senior living community is important when you want to eventually make this new location your home. Because the stakes are high and the decision is a hard one, you want to make sure that you are making the right choice. These are the best ways that you can narrow down your options and come up with the right community for you. Determine Your Budget First The first thing that you need to figure out is how much you can afford. You need to take a moment and do the math. If you are unable to pay for a community, it does n …


by Jonita Dixon

Caregiver Resources, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

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