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Inter-Generational Visit at Downtown Pleasant Hill

Yesterday we had 19 students from fourteen different countries around the world visit our residents at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill. They each gave a brief presentation about their respective country, spent time visiting with our residents and some of them also learned how to play Mahjong with the help of one of our residents! What a win-win for everyone!


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

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Model A Car Show at Downtown Pleasant Hill

Saturday morning 7/15 we had our Parking lot filled with Model A Cars a Live Band and residents with friends and families of Downtown Pleasant Hill and of course Hot Dogs/ Hamburgers to go with it! The event was very well attended and enjoyed by everyone..brought back Lot of memories for our residents/ Families! Second Picture: Harold Kennedy: One of our MC residents remembered having Model A Car and we had great time listening to him and were amazed that he remembered everything!!


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

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, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, 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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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, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

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, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Resident Spotlight

Toy Soldiers Reign Over San Leandro

As part of our contribution to our local city programs, activities, and improvements, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro 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 San Leandro, Community Outreach

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