Associates on the Move – Diane Duarte

Associates on the Move – Diane Duarte

Diane started working for Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill as an on-call housekeeper 19 years ago. She transitioned from having her own housekeeping business to working for Carlton Senior Living. Tim MacDonald requested her to work for Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill when community was under construction and she was offered Housekeeping Manager’s job. At one point in 2009 her three generations worked for our company. She proudly shares that she comes to work for the residents. She enjoys spending quality time w/ the residents/ exploring their interests/ getting to know them when possible.  She finds it very rewarding being wit …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Associates on the Move – Suzette Marco

As Director of First Impressions, Suzette Marco enjoys being the first point of contact for residents, families and visitors walking through the front door at Carlton Senior Living in Concord. She always has a smile on her face and is eager to answer any questions she’s asked. “My job really suits my personality,” Marco said. “I am a bubbly person and I love making people happy.” Marco first came to Carlton Senior Living in Concord as a caregiver in February 2013. Her mother started working at the community as a caregiver in 2012 and had introduced Marco to some of the residents and associates. It wasn’t long before she t right in with the co …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Concord

Yesenia Leon – Best of the BEST

Nominee: Yesenia Leon Community: Pleasant Hill Department: Dining Room Position: Wait Staff (Lead) Reason for Yesenia’s Nomination: Yesenia Leon has been with CSL Pleasant Hill since October 2001. Yesenia has been a great Lead in the DR and has earned the respect of her fellow coworkers by leading by example. Yesenia has filled in when short staffed without hesitation or complaint. She lends a hand without being asked. She sees something that needs to be done and just does it. Yesenia has also cross trained to Prep Cook and Short Order Cook and has been valuable in helping out in the Kitchen when needed. Yesenia also helps her coworkers with …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

Denee Naro – Best of the BEST

Nominee: Denee Naro Community: Pleasant Hill Department: Personal Expressions Position: PE Assistant Reason for Denee’s Nomination: Denee has been with CSL Pleasant Hill since March 2015. She quickly became a favorite in the PE Dept with her enthusiasm for our residents and their participation in PE activities. Denee is creative and engaged and has brought a new level of participation from our residents, always encouraging and observant for what they want and/or need. It’s obvious she truly loves what she does. * She has made our activities much more fun. She rounds up the residents who are not always aware of the time. (Resident) * Denee int …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

Maricela Campos – Best of the BEST

Nominee: Maricela Campos Community: Pleasant Hill Department: Personal Care Position: MedTech/PC Combo Reason for Maricela’s Nomination: Maricela has been with CSL Pleasant Hill since March 2003 starting as a Caregiver and cross training to become one of the best Medication Technicians we have. She has a calmness and patience that readily puts our residents at ease. Maricela is reliable and detail oriented which is so necessary in medication management. * Extraordinary Associate….period! Provides the best service to our residents and families with a smile (manager) * She is very dependable, very knowledgeable, a kind and helpful person to o …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

Associates on the Move – Elvie Johnson

Elvie Johnson smiles whenever she talks about working at Carlton Senior Living. As one of the first employees to be hired at the Downtown Pleasant Hill community 19 years ago, Johnson has countless memories of coming to work each day and being welcomed by her coworkers and residents. It’s a trend that continued from her very first day. “I was working with a different company in Walnut Creek and a friend told me about a new assisted living community that had opened,” Johnson said. “The building was still under construction, but I decided to go by there and see if they were hiring. The executive director invited me in and gave me an interview r …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

Associates on the Move – Meghian Geul

After hearing good things about Carlton Senior Living in Fremont from a friend who worked there, Meghian Geul knew she wanted to work there, too. She was first hired in 2007 to work in the dining room serving residents. “It’s a really great place to work because it makes you a better person,” Geul said. “The residents are so grateful. Working in that role made me want to work harder to make sure they had everything they needed.” Geul recalled a time a resident was getting out of surgery at 7:30 p.m. He had no one to pick him up, so Geul made sure she was at the hospital when he was released. “He was so thankful when I picked him up,” Geul sai …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living

Associates on the Move – Veronica Pavlakis

When Veronica Pavlakis was still in high school, she decided to volunteer at Carlton Senior Living in San Leandro. The location was close to her home and she earned high school credits for the hours she worked. Though she was only 15 years old at the time, Pavlakis said she bonded with many residents at the community. Pavlakis enjoyed the experience so much she applied to work for Carlton Senior Living, and in 2008, she became the director of first impressions. In that position, Pavlakis said she really started to understand the Carlton Senior Living philosophy. “No one here says, ‘That’s not my job,’” Pavlakis said. “You see your coworkers m …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living

Associates on the Move – Mander Farrell

Carlton Senior Living’s very own Mander Farrell has been acknowledged by CALA as Northern California’s Outstanding Department Director 2016! This “Excellence in Service” award is only given to one person annually. We are so proud that Mander has been honored with this well-deserved recognition. Mander has worked for Carlton Senior Living for over eleven years, serving as Head of the Activities Department in San Jose for over five of those years. In the 5 years he has been a Personal Expressions Manager he has implemented a dynamic resident driven program that meets their needs and wants, carried out countless service projects for the outside …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living

Associates on the Move – Anthony Aquino

Like a lot of students in the first year of college, Anthony Aquino had no idea what he wanted to study, but a conversation with a classmate’s husband inspired him to look into senior care. “He taught first aid at Carlton Senior Living and the way he talked about his job made an impression on me,” Aquino said. “I didn’t know anything about the company, but I thought it would be a good place to work.” At 19 years old, Aquino was hired as a personal care giver at Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner. He was responsible for feeding residents, making sure their daily needs were met and incontinence care. Aquino said working in this position is wha …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Associates On The Move, Blog, Carlton Senior Living