Dearest Nana

Dearest Nana

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Letters to Grandpa

Resident Spotlight: Doris Miller

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.


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Resident Spotlight

Carlton University: Our Commitment to Excellence

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 al …


by Jonita Dixon

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Carlton Senior Living Resident Spotlight: Ted Fuller

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Resident Spotlight

Carlton Senior Living Resident Spotlight: Reba Susi

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 se …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Resident Spotlight

Toy Soldiers Reign Over San Leandro

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!


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living

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! And we’re already looking forward to seeing you next year! Happy 75th Anniversary Troop #506 Troop #506 singing us Christmas carols.


by Jonita Dixon

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Diablo Ballet Visit – The Nutcracker – San Leandro

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!


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Senior Living

The Importance Of Foot Care For Seniors

Most seniors are not flexible or mobile enough to address their own foot care. However, that does NOT mean that this is something that you should forgo altogether. If you want to learn more about the importance of senior foot care, we will offer you a few insights. Why Is Foot Care Important? Even though people understand that foot care can make your feet look nice and presentable, few people know that looking at one’s feet can provide insight to their overall health. You might have larger problems when you notice changes in shape, chipping, or discoloration of the toenails. One group that is especially at risk of foot problems is seniors who …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Signs You May Need To See A Doctor

Some seniors (and other people as well) tend to avoid seeing the doctor as much as possible. Many people are afraid to disrupt their life and go to the hospital. While rest and fluids might be enough for a regular cold, there are some more serious symptoms that require you to find help. We want to offer you a number of different signs that will tell you that you should visit the hospital. Sign #1 – Skin Changes Because their outer layer of skin is thinner and more susceptible to breakage, seniors are more at risk of skin infections. If it becomes infected and goes untreated, even a tiny cut could become a severe drug-resistant infection. Whil …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Meditation Tips For Seniors

People are spending more time and energy than ever before on improving their overall well-being. Many seniors are not just relying on their doctor, but also turning towards holistic approaches to relieve their stress. If you want to become calmer and reduce your overall anxiety levels, we have a few tips to get you started. Pick The Right Locale For You Where you choose to perform your meditation plays an important role in meditation itself. Some people prefer to meditate in complete silence, while others do not mind being in a noisy environment. It is a good idea to experiment with a number of different places and try to find out what works …


by Jonita Dixon

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