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

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

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

With many more baby boomers needing a place for assisted living, it should come as no surprise that we are soon dealing with the concept of assisted living for couples. If you want to make sure that you keep the transition as smooth as possible, we have a few different ways to do so. Couple Tip #1 – Before Problems Arise: Do Your Research You want to make sure that you can make quick transitions once the time gets there. You want to make sure that both parties are sound of mind when you begin the search for senior living options in order to take both people into consideration. By planning ahead of time, you are making sure that you are not ge …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

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