We help residents live their lives with attractive senior housing options, acclaimed services and our legendary “culture of care.”
We’re a family-founded, family-focused company, and taking care of you and your loved ones is our mission, and our passion.
We aim to love, honor and care for our residents with exceptional service, enthusiasm and integrity.
Our Pleasant Hill community’s lush grounds are a nature lover’s dream, with birdhouses, hummingbird feeders and a landscaped courtyard with inspiring sunset vistas. This conveniently located community is close to shopping, restaurants and a nearby pharmacy. Its senior independent living apartments, and assisted living services, are ideal for seniors looking for a relaxing retirement environment.Learn more about
To my dearest Nana, To say that I am lucky to have had you so close my whole life is an understatement. You've provided love and support to all five of us grandchildren through and through. I greatly look forward to our phone calls and every time I get to see your smiling face. I remember so fondly our individual special weekends together where you would let one grandchild stay over at a time to get spoiled rotten, watch movies like American Graffiti in the den and wake up to your delicious "eggs in toast". My childhood is filled with those types of memories: Hawaii, Disneyland and my favorite of all, Christmas mornings. I remember you waking up early with me when I couldn't sleep because of being too excited. You would tell me stories of your childhood and sing carols to me until the rest of the family woke up. Those memories are priceless to me. Nana, you are a remarkable woman. You have overcome a lot to be an amazing role model of strength to me and Sissy. I love to tell everyone how you retired two weeks before your 95th birthday, because who does that? You do, because you're that incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Nana, for being you! With love and appreciation, Jessica [caption id="attachment_13470" align="alignnone" width="686"] Jessica with her Nana.[/caption] Read more
Miracles never cease! Many years ago in 1936, 12 of us girls bonded together and became the Fidelis Club at University High School in Oakland. Incidentally we were all the same age that year. Our purpose was to provide special services to our community, but it turned out out that we too were recipients: of lasting friendship, loyalty and fidelity over our lifetime. During World War II we were scattered near and far, but we continued to remain connected and in touch with one another. Our families grew with children and we enjoyed our picnics and dance parties at the Claremont Hotel together. We traveled by the San Francisco Ferry, arriving in our hand sewn formals at the St Francis Hotel for only a $2.50 cover charge and danced to the music of outstanding orchestras! Our last luncheon was held on our accumulated 80th birthdays. And so another event has brought Arnie and Jo Banta to live here at the Carlton Downtown Pleasant Hill Community. Their son Ralph knew of my living here and came to visit in contemplation of relocating closer to his home. So now my two classmates are comfortable in their new apartment and again close by to me. Incidentally, we are still seven members strong at the age of 96! Read more
This month marked an advancement in our new hire training at Carlton University. We hosted our very first hands on, live community Orientation Training facilitated by our Carlton University Instructor, Kasie Wimmer. The trainings were held in the Sacramento community with employees from Sacramento, Davis, and Elk Grove. Kasie taught our new hires how to: Put on gloves, gowns, etc. for illness prevention Perform a double carry technique for evacuations Appropriately approach a resident with dementia Perform activities of daily living with a resident Gain perspective in "Sensitivity Training" Before this training, our new hires learned about all of these subjects while sitting on a computer by themselves, for hours at a time, prior to their on floor training and mentorship. We are very excited with how well this new training is educating our employees, allowing for bonding and engagement, and most of all.. they're having fun! Great job, Kasie, for creating this training and taking it beyond what we first believed it could be! Read more
Ted Fuller was born in Topeka, Kansas and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Western State College of Gunnison, CO. He was the editor of Electrical World, a McGraw-Hill magazine, and handled editing/writing assignments for utilities in Denver and Decautur, Illinois, then later San Francisco. He relocated to the Bay Area in 1963 where he settled with his wife in the Pleasant Hill/Lafayette Area. It was there that he and his first wife Betty Ann stayed quite active and busy raising one daughter and four sons, later adding four grandchildren to the family. After losing his wife of 48 years Ted was able to find love again in his second wife Norma for 16 years until her passing in June of 2016. It was then that downsizing and living here at Carlton was his goal. Theodore, also know as "The Adorable" has performed in many community theatre plays over the years, facilitated different writing groups on memoirs, led a Toastmasters speech group and has written eight books on the Aging Seniors positive attitude as well as a children’s book. Serving on several boards including The Vagabond Players, an East Bay traveling drama group. Always busy and looking for his "12 Hugs A Day" it is difficult for this man to walk into a room and not know someone there that he has worked with over the past years. He has been full of helpful ideas for our programming and loves the people in the community. He is the perfect addition to our happy little community and we are blessed to have him! [twitter name="name"] Read more
Carlton Senior Living Davis spotlights resident Reba Susi and her incredible life story. Reba was born on February 19, 1923 to parents Dalton Dylan and Lilly Kennedy Dylan in the small town of Oak Hill, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Her parents had a land lease and migrated down from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by way of Virginia, to settle in the area. She was fortunate to have five siblings: brothers DW, James, and William, and sisters Marie Pugh and Jane Ray. Reba met and married her husband, Samuel Curri, who was the Resident Inspector for Chance Vought Aircraft in Stratford, CT, during World War II. Reba was employed there as a secretary in their Sikorsky division. The Sikorsky is a heavy-duty helicopter designed for civilian, military, and firefighting uses. Reba worked for Vought (United Technologies) for 31 years until her retirement. Some of Reba’s favorite life experiences include seeing the big band groups of the era perform live. This included Woody Herman, whom she saw in Chicago, and Artie Shaw, who excelled at playing the saxophone and clarinet. She also recalls fondly the amazing opportunity she had in November 1960, of seeing then-Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy speak in Bridgeport, CT, mere days before being elected President of the United States. She says that her son, Lou, had recently broken his leg and was walking with crutches. Some of the crew running the event spotted them and escorted them to nearly the very front of the huge crowd. They were so close that Reba said, “We could almost reach up and touch him!” She remembers vividly his reddish hair and very well tailored suit. Reba relocated to Davis to be closer to her family and has found Carlton Senior Living to be a wonderful place for her to live. Her grandson, Jake, is the Dining Room Manager, and she enjoys the opportunities she has of being with family, and the activities and musical entertainment that are offered. She loves making ceramics and reading, and listening to big band, classical, and jazz music. Her favorite meals include Italian dishes and soups, and a slice of cheesecake for dessert! Her favorite movies include Doctor Zhivago and Gone with the Wind. Reba describes herself in three words as caring, generous, positive. She admires Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt for their services to our nation, and helping to pull a lot of dismayed and hopeless people out of the Great Depression. In fact, Reba’s husband’s family created ornamental ironwork for many churches in the region, and even made some of the cast iron cookware that Eleanor personally owned! Reba was able to view it personally when visiting their estate in Hyde Park, New York. Reba admires the staff at the Carlton, stating that, “People are nice, and you can never ask for anything they aren’t happy to help you with.” She would like to offer the verse, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” [caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignnone" width="225"] Reba and her grandson Jake.[/caption] Read more
As part of our contribution to our local city programs, activities, and improvements, we recently sponsored a toy soldier as a token of support for the San Leandro Downtown Association, and to bring a bit of whimsical charm to our downtown during the holiday season. According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. This toy soldier nutcracker is one of 12 that adorn San Leandro, watching over our community's good tidings and holiday well wishes! Read more
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! And we're already looking forward to seeing you next year! [caption id="attachment_13388" align="alignnone" width="300"] Happy 75th Anniversary Troop #506[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13387" align="alignnone" width="300"] Troop #506 singing us Christmas carols.[/caption] Read more
Carlton Senior Living of 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! Read more
We’re looking for inspired, exceptional candidates to be part of our legendary “culture of care.” The growing Carlton team has long-term career opportunities available in resident care, dining, housekeeping, activities, maintenance and management.
If you enjoy working with people, and are looking for a place to start or grow your career, we hope you’ll consider joining Carlton Senior Living.