Four Simple New Year’s Resolutions For Seniors

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

Celebrating the Holidays with Our Local Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts troop #506 made their annual holiday visit to Carlton San Leandro to sing Christmas carols for our residents, which of course spread many smiles. Troop #506 is from our local Roosevelt Elementary School. This beloved tradition came on a very special day for the Scouts, being that it was their 75th anniversary of being a chartered troop. Congratulations! We’re so happy to have been able to celebrate your special milestone together! We’re already looking forward to having you visit our community again soon. Happy 75th Anniversary Troop #506 Troop #506 singing us Christmas carols. Read more about the Entertainment and Events at Carlto …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Community Outreach

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

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples:   Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fing …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Parkinson's Disease, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Top Elder Law Questions To Know

When it comes to elder law, chances are that there are a few different questions that you might have. In order to help you with these possible questions and to help you think about some things that you have not yet thought about, we have taken the time to come up with some of the most common questions that legal professionals get. Once I Create My Trust, Can I Change It? It is possible to do so. There are two types of trust: Irrevocable trusts – While the name might suggest that these trusts are irrevocable, they are in fact not. Even with an irrevocable trust, it is possible that it might be revoked or changes be made with certain circumstan …


by Jonita Dixon

Senior News, Science & Technology

Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is okay to eat these items in smalle …


by Jonita Dixon

Nutrition Tips, Senior Health & Wellness

Air Travel Tips For Seniors

This is the time of year when many families start to plan their travels. Even though air travel might be ideal to get where you need to go fast, it is difficult to manage when you are unfamiliar with the latest senior assistance options or have mobility issues. Prepare for your next air travel trip with our following tips. Tip #1 – Consider Your Carry-On While we might not want to think about it, airlines sometimes misplace their luggage. Because their immediate needs are far different than those needs of younger travelers, seniors need to seriously reconsider what they have in their carry-on luggage. Regardless of what airline you fly with, …


by Jonita Dixon

Senior Living Lifestyle

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

Tips to Fall Proof Your Home

Tips To Fall Proof Your Home

We already know the importance of keeping our loved ones safe at home. If you are worried about falls, there are a few different ways that you can ensure that you reduce fall chances in seniors. Given how dangerous a fall can be for seniors, these tips should be taken into serious consideration: Tip #1 – Create clear walking paths You want to make sure that our loved one has a chance to walk around without issue. Make sure that there is space to walk freely by removing everyday clutter and moving small furniture out of the way. Things such as throw rugs, phone cords, small décor items, pet bowls, and bags can all cause a fall to occur. Tip #2 …


by Jonita Dixon

Senior Health & Wellness

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

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