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Sacramento Region Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our Sacramento region hiring event. Tuesday, January 30th  10AM to 12PM and 3PM to 5PM Sacramento – 1075 Fulton Ave., Sacramento 95825 Davis – 2726 5th Street, Davis 95618 Elk Grove – 6915 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove 95758 Come learn about employment opportunities at your preferred community listed above.    It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, and that’s why we take great care in recruiting, training and retaining people who embrace and embody our …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

CSL Spotlight Resident, Gerdi Lynagh

Resident Spotlight - Gerdi Lynagh

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Gerdi Lynagh­­ — Gerdi was born in 1924 in Hanover, Germany. Her father worked for a company that made leather belts for big machinery and her mother was a happy housewife. Gerdi had one brother who was 15 months her junior and the family lived in a big apartment with many other kids. Gerdi graduated from high school at the age of 16 at which point she had to choose whether to be drafted into the military or work in a factory. During her time in the military, she attended Radio Operators School in the midst of World War II. After graduating from the program in 1941, she was sent to Lithuania to …


by Denee Naro

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

New Year, Fresh Start!

Four Simple New Year's Resolutions For Seniors

The start of a new year often inspires us to make much-needed changes in our lives and offers the opportunity for a fresh start. For seniors who want to improve their physical and mental health, the start of a new year signifies the beginning of positive change. Whether you prefer to set small goals for yourself or approach each new year as an opportunity for a complete life “makeover,” here are four simple resolution ideas to help you kick-start the year:   Resolution #1 – Make Healthier Food Choices When it comes to senior nutrition, eating fresh fruits and vegetable that are rich in nutrients is the best way to go. Eating fewer proces …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

CSL Spotlight Resident, Al Livingston

Resident Spotlight - Al Livingston

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Al Livingston – Al was born in 1929 in the beautiful and vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana. His father and mother were from California but his grandmother lived in New Orleans. His mother wanted to be near her during the pregnancy and remained there for seven weeks after he was born, before Al and his folks moved back to Los Angeles. His father worked as an exporter of batteries and their components and his mother had worked as a stenographer before becoming a housewife while raising Al. Al spent his career as the Deputy Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, based out of Sacramento. …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Resident Spotlight

CSL Spotlight Resident, Doris Varner

Resident Spotlight - Doris Varner

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Doris Varner – Doris was born in 1926 in Dallas, Texas to Gladys Wiedebusch and Milton Reynolds. She was married to Samuel Varner for 44 years until his passing in 1988. The couple had 5 daughters together named Beth, Mona, Susan, Ann and Kay. Doris describes herself as a person who loves to volunteer and help others, a loving mother, and also a person who enjoys animals. Her favorite volunteer experience was working with children in the hospital, a role she filled for 22 years. Doris enjoys having her meals in the dining room at Carlton Senior Living Concord with her friends and not having to co …


by Denee Naro

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Resident Spotlight

Carlton Senior Living Vallejo (Coming Soon)

Carlton Senior Living has anxiously been awaiting the day we will be able to meet the needs of seniors and their families in the Vallejo area. We are excited to announce that in the near future many of our valued Vallejo seniors will be calling Carlton Senior Living Vallejo home. We look forward to fulfilling our mission to “Love, Honor & Provide” in a new community and we thank Vallejo for welcoming us with open arms:   Carlton Senior Living buys old Vallejo Elks Lodge site Dave Coluzzi, president of Carlton Senior Living, chats with the company’s general manager, Tim MacDonald, in front of the former Vallejo Elks Lodge that, if all …


by Denee Naro

Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Vallejo

Care Packages for Our Troops

Carlton Senior Living has partnered with the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms for many years to provide support for members of the United States Armed Forces and its veterans. The Contra Costa Blue Star Moms not only provide support for active duty service personnel, they also promote patriotism, assist veterans organizations and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. In preparation for the holidays, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill is hosting a collection drive in partnership with the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms to help create care packages to send to our troops this holiday season. Ca …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community Outreach

Making A Difference in Our Lives Every Day

“Make A Difference Day” is held on the fourth Saturday every October but you don’t have to wait for a special day to make a difference. In the wake of the recent wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties, there have been countless opportunities to make a difference by assisting those in need and giving back to the community. When news of the fires first broke, Carlton Senior Living contacted disaster relief services and local hospitals to offer shelter and services to seniors who had been displaced by the fires. Because of the outpouring of support from the Carlton community, we have been able to offer shelter and comfort to numerous senior evacu …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Community Outreach

Join the Cause - Together We Can End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is close to our hearts at Carlton Senior Living as the need for our Memory Care program continues to grow. For over 32 years, we have striven to provide the best possible care for our residents through education, specialized programs and unique services which are especially paramount to those affected by the disease. That is why we proudly support The Alzheimer’s Association, an American non-profit organization that focuses on care, support, and research for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Carlton Senior Living President, Dave Coluzzi, on stage at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Walnut Creek (pictur …


by Denee Naro

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, dementia-alzheimers-news

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Carlton Senior Living staff and residents extends their deepest concern and heartfelt sympathy to the millions of people in Texas and Louisiana who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Disaster Assistance Click for a list of resources, both federal and local, that may be useful for those trying to navigate the insurance process and secure available financial assistance for residents and employees who have been impacted. Disaster Assistance Red Cross As you know the damage estimates from this storm are rising daily and the road to recovery will be a long one. Therefore, we encourage you to make a contribution to the relief …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Community Outreach

Senior Foot Care

The Importance of Foot Care For Seniors

Most seniors are not flexible or mobile enough to manage their own foot care. Of course, that doesn’t mean 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 have …


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 simply afraid to disrupt their life and actually visit the doctor’s office. While rest and fluids might be enough for a regular cold, there are some more serious symptoms that require you to get additional help. Below is a list of four signs that may be telling you it’s time to see a doctor: Sign #1 – Skin Changes Because the outer layer of skin is thinner and more susceptible to breakage as we age, seniors are more at risk of skin infections. If it becomes infected and goes untreated, even a tiny cut could become a severe drug-resista …


by Jonita Dixon

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