Top Elder Law Questions To Know

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

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As people get older, their thought process slows down. Simple things (such as remembering where you left your house keys) might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many differen …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Many people are afraid (terrified even) of growing old. We often forget about the positives that growing old has. There are some awesome perks to being a senior. As you continue to age, these are a few perks that you have to look forward to! 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 a …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Family Reunions And Dementia

Because it offers a chance to reconnect with your loved ones, there are many people who look forward to family reunions. However, for seniors with dementia, this is not always a positive experience. If you are taking a senior with memory loss or dementia to a family reunion in the near future, consider these tips to make the entire situation easier. Tip #1 – Let Others Know What To Expect If your other family members do not visit on a regular basis, chances are that they have no clue that your loved one is experiencing memory loss. Oftentimes this situation is confusing and heartbreaking. Make sure that people are aware of the condition befor …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care, Senior Living Lifestyle

Resident Spotlight – Gladys Peshout

On November 2nd we celebrated the 106th birthday of our long time resident Gladys Peshout! Along with her friends here at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, her family and staff, we enjoyed the afternoon with her favorite chocolate cake, and big band music from the 30’s. Gladys says that the secret to longevity is …. there is no secret, just be happy! Please enjoy the photo gallery below.


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Resident Spotlight

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 OK to eat these items in smaller …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

Air Travel Tips For Seniors

In just a few short weeks we are going to see the fall and winter holidays coming up. This is 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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Resident Spotlight – Lillian Carter

Lillian Carter was born on April 26, 1924 in Bronx, New York City, New York, to parents Charles and Julia Metz. Her parents were immigrants from former Austria-Hungary, and came to the United States in 1921. She had one older brother, Charles, who had moved to the US with them. Her father had been a contractor and bricklayer in Europe, and was able to find employment in New York. Her mother stayed at home to raise Lillian and her brother, and care for the household. Lillian recalls that she would follow her older brother to school, and even though he was in 3rd grade, and she was only four years old, she would always be in his classroom with …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight