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Dear Residents and Families,
We would like to begin by expressing how saddened we all are by the devastation that has occurred in Napa and Sonoma County these past few days. We would also like to thank so many of you for reaching out to our teams to ask how you can help. Carlton Senior Living would like to do our part as well to assist those seniors impacted by this horrible tragedy. We have reached out to disaster relief services, as well as local hospitals, and will be accepting seniors who have been evacuated from their homes. We will continue to do whatever we can to assist. Not only do our new friends need food and other entails, most came in with just the clothes on their backs. We will be accepting gently used and new adult clothing and new shoes and undergarments to provide for our evacuees.
If you have any questions, please contact your management team.
Thank you for all of your continued support.

David Coluzzi, President

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From the Carlton Senior Community Blog

Resident Spotlight: Dale & Abby Faust

Meet Carlton Senor Living's spotlight residents, Dale and Abby Faust ­- Dale was born in 1935 in Culver City, California where he was raised along with his younger brother. His parents were employed by Douglas Aircraft Company; his father worked as an aircraft engineer while his mother worked part-time in the tool crib. After graduating high school in 1953, Dale attended college at the New Mexico School of Mines for two years before joining the U.S. Navy. He completed his Navy boot camp training in San Diego and then was stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1956. Abby Westwood was born in 1941 in the town of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, England. Her father was in the British Army and, while her mother worked as a waitress, Abby’s maternal grandparents stepped in to raise her. When Abby was nine, her parents separated and her mother decided that she and Abby would move to Memphis, Tennessee to be near her sister. Abby’s mother found work as a ward in a hospital and met a young sailor whom she married. In 1956, the family moved to Hawaii when Abby’s stepfather was assigned to the Navy base in Honolulu. Abby was about 15 at the time and she continued her high school education in Hawaii. As fate would have it, Dale and Abby would first meet in 1958 during Abby’s senior year of high school. Dale had been invited by his Naval Chief to attend a barbecue he was hosting in his neighborhood for many of his neighbors. Beautiful young Abby lived in the neighborhood and was also invited to the barbecue where friends would introduce her to the handsome young Naval Electronics Technician, Dale Faust. Shortly after their meeting, Dale was deployed to many locations across the Western Pacific for the next six months while Abby remained in Hawaii working as a dental assistant while remaining in contact with Dale. When Dale returned from his deployment, the young couple decided to marry, and were wed in August 1959. Following their wedding, Dale was deployed for another six months and, after returning home, Dale and Abby happily welcomed their first daughter, Debby, who was born at Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii in June 1960. Dale soon received orders to attend training at a nuclear power school in Vallejo, California before being transferred to West Milton Nuclear Training Facility in New York. Abby and Debby accompanied Dale to New York where they would live for about two years before welcoming their son, Michael, into the family in April 1962. The young family then moved to Virginia where Dale was stationed on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Dale and Abby completed their family in December 1963 with the birth of their son, Eric. Dale’s next mission would require that he be away from Abby and the children for 11 long months during which time he and Abby exchanged many letters and photos and even spoke with each other occasionally via Ham radio. In 1965, Dale received orders to return to Vallejo to teach at the nuclear power school and so Abby and the children joined him once again in California. When Dale retired from the Navy in 1977 as a Chief Petty Officer ET, the family finally settled in Martinez, California. After the Navy, Dale was looking forward to having a little time off to spend with his family and relax but he intended to go back to work eventually. He applied for a few positions and was even called in for a couple of interviews when he received a call from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory asking him to start immediately. Without so much as a vacation from his naval career, Dale began his 18 year career with Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Following Dale’s retirement in 1995, he and Abby enjoyed many years of travel including trips to England to visit Abby’s family, as well as Scotland and, of course, Hawaii- the couple’s favorite spot and the place their love story began once long ago. They also made many memorable camping and fishing trips in their motor-home along the California coast and Oregon river delta. When Dale’s health began to decline, his loving family decided to look into assisted living and they selected Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill where Dale would move in September 2016. Remaining in their nearby home in Martinez, Abby visited her husband daily before eventually joining Dale at Carlton Pleasant Hill. Dale and Abby have been married for 58 amazing years and enjoy each other's company at Carlton where they also like visiting with their friendly neighbors and sharing stories with fellow veterans. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Patrick Coleman Read Dale & Abby's Secret to Love   Read more

Bob & Norma's Secret to Love

Bob & Norma Sutherland Established 1955 “Love is meant to be an adventure” – Gordon B. Hinckley Although Bob and Norma Sutherland knew each other before they started dating it was not what they would describe as love at first sight. Bob’s mother saw something that, at the time, Bob and Norma didn’t and so she and a friend set them up to formally meet at a Sunday school social event. It was there that Bob asked Norma out for their first date. He took her to Lake Lolle in Nampa, Idaho. Bob recalls they spent the time talking and getting to know one another more. Although Bob’s father was officially the first to declare he loved Norma, it was Bob who told Norma I love you first. Bob knew that Norma was the one for him because in his words “she was just so beautiful and still is…she had an amazing sense of humor.” Her sense of humor and optimistic ability to look on the bright side of life are his favorite qualities of Norma. For Norma she knew that Bob was the one because he was intellectual and could hold a good conversation with her. Her favorite qualities of Bob have been his honesty and adventurous spirit. From knowing that they had found their soul mate and conversation being an important foundation of that relationship, it was befitting that Bob chose Lake Lolle, where it all began, to propose. He drove Norma back to the spot of their first date and proposed on a gravel road near the lake. They were married in Nampa, Idaho on September 9th, 1955. Ironically enough while they met in church at a social they did not have a first song or dance due to the fact that the church where Bob grew up did not dance. Since coming together Bob feels that Norma has made his life better by the fact that he does not have to worry about the little things and an added bonus is that she is a FANTASTIC cook! For Norma she felt that Bob’s sense of adventure was both her favorite quality about him and that it allowed her to experience a life more fulfilled by having someone to travel with. Their secret to a lasting marriage and love is that you really must work on keeping the vows you made on your wedding day and by doing so you remain completely honest with one another daily. Read more

Resident Spotlight - Susan Pollak

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Susan Pollak  - Susan was born on December 30, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to parents Paul and Senta. Growing up she loved walks in the Austrian landscape and enjoyed learning about the history of the area. A historical event she remembers is when Austria was being taken over by Germany in 1938. She was only a child and could sense all the negativity and people just dreading each day. Susan’s first job was in England as a secretary. She was married to her husband Theodore “Ted” Pollak for 39 years and together they had two daughters named Karen Irma and Melissa Fay. Her proudest moment was arriving in the United States on August 12, 1945 to be reunited with her husband. She was a teacher for 27 years and was proud to have brought education to young children while providing them a positive influence. One of her greatest accomplishments is educating kids from different backgrounds and learning about their culture. A piece of advice she could offer the younger generations is to be open minded and to listen to advice offered by knowledgeable people. Susan has visited several countries and one of her favorite trips was to New Zealand where she met so many interesting people and she enjoyed the wonderful countryside. She really loves learning about the world and its different cultures. As a longtime educator, Susan’s favorite volunteer experience was providing information to those who wanted to learn about other countries. Before moving to Carlton Senior Living Concord, Susan lived in Memphis, Tennessee where she owned her home. She relocated to California in the beginning of 2018 when she moved to Carlton to be closer to her daughters. Although one of her biggest fears is earthquakes, she was relieved to sleep right through one of the recent Bay Area quakes. If she had to describe herself in three words they would be happy, active, and curious. Her favorite sport is swimming because it always kept her active and enjoyed being in the water. Susan’s favorite season is spring because, “it is when nature is awakening with bright colors.” When asked who the most influential person in her life is, Susan named her mother because she was such an outgoing person and was unselfish when it came to helping others. Her biggest hope is peace around the world and everyone getting along and she would like to be remembered as being a genuinely good person. View additional Resident Spotlight articles. Written by Melissa Alvarez   Read more

Pablo & Adelaide's Secret to Love

Pablo & Adelaide Chavez Established 1948 "Family is not an important thing. It is everything." ~Michael J. Fox Standing by your significant other, throughout life’s entire journey is a foundation for Pablo and Adelaide Chavez. Since meeting in 1948 their connection has blossomed as they recall fondly coffee dates that were rich with conversation and what we would consider now, more than affordable coffee, at only 10 cents a cup! Adelaide and Pablo were both motivated individuals who sought after fulfilling education landing them in careers that would leave lasting impacts far beyond retirement. For Adelaide, after graduating from Weslyan College in Illinois and moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico she worked at a Presbyterian Mission School called Menaul. It was there that she taught Home Economics and also held the role as their Director of Kitchen. After graduating from Menaul High School, Pablo took on a job as Dorm Supervisor where he lived and attended the University of New Mexico, studying Civil Engineering. They were married at the Menaul School Auditorium on December 26, 1951 by the president of the School, who was also a Presbyterian minister. Befitting of the strong and independent spirit that Adelaide is she opted to make her own wedding dress and the travel suit for her Honeymoon that she still has. Since meeting and marrying they have both strongly felt for each other and that love has only grown. Family has remained a consistent and important part of their lives as together they raised five children and have since enjoyed seeing their extended family grow with marriages, grandchildren being welcomed and most recently great grandchildren! Pablo worked for an engineering firm with projects all over the world but didn't take overseas assignments himself until the children were older, keeping in mind the importance of family.  Before he retired he worked on projects in California, Idaho and Argentina. Similarly, Adelaide waited until the youngest son was in high school before going back to get a Master’s degree at the Pacific School of Religion and pursuing a career as a counselor/trainer/educator with Battered Women's Alternatives which focused on helping women escaping and surviving domestic violence situations. Adelaide and Pablo believe that having patience, understanding and putting each other first are the key aspects and secret to their long happy married life. Read more

Sal & Kay's Secret to Love

Sal Saliani and Kay Doherty Established 2017 “Love is a quality, not a quantity.” Vanna Bonta The quality of the love shared between two people far outweighs the length of time together. This would be true for the courtship and uniting of two Carlton residents; Sal Saliani and Kay Doherty. The two met a year ago while both living at the Carlton Concord community. Prior to meeting Kay, Sal had been single for thirty years. Kay sparked his interest from across the room and he was compelled to ask her to dance during happy hour. It is befitting that the first song they danced to is, “Can’t Take My Eyes off you” by Frankie Valli. Since the Happy Hour dance they have kept their journey going by walking together to different places, one of their favorites to visit together is Peet’s Coffee. When asked if it was love at first sight they stated there was an attraction that led them to extend from their friendship into a relationship. Kay recalls that Sal was very charming and liked to dance which she too really enjoys. According to Sal she makes him happy and considering himself to be a person of spiritual and religious following he always knew that God would send him in his words, “the right woman to be happy for the rest of life.” Even though Kay had previously been married with her husband of 52 years, Sal gives her a different feeling of contentment and happiness. Kay was the first to approach the subject of love. As they recall she placed a call to Sal after returning to Carlton from spending two weeks with her sister. She told him “I have something to tell you, I think I am falling in love with you.” Sal describes Kay as compassionate, caring and giving towards others. She makes him feel a level of happiness that he never has experienced before. This feeling is when he knew she was the one for him. Kay describes Sal as very kind. He demonstrates this as he makes every effort to bring her small tokens of his love so she knows he is thinking of her. Kay really never felt that she would find love again especially after having been married once prior, but alas fate had other plans for her and her life.       The secret to a lasting relationship as agreed upon by both Sal and Kay is to always be honest and discuss the problems they are experiencing so that they can learn from them together. They make it a point to have fun and consider both laughing and enjoying each other’s company as priorities in their lives.  Read more

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