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CSL Spotlight Resident, Lou Meyer

Resident Spotlight - Lou Meyer

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Lou Meyer – Lou has been a resident of the Bay Area for most of life. Born in San Francisco in 1937, Lou playfully refers to California as “The Wild West.” It’s hard to imagine that San Francisco was once the home to cowboys, but Lou fondly recalls growing among the horses, cattle and chickens in the once rural city. Lou’s parents, Louis and Mary Meyer, are even pictured in a book recalling this chapter of San Francisco’s history called, Images of America: San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point. This book is very precious to Lou and offers a flash back to his childhood days in a once rugged San …


by Denee Naro

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight - Howard Jennings

Meet Retired Chief Master Sergeant USAF, Howard Jennings, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – Howard was born and raised in the great state of Texas. After completing school, he joined the military at age 17 and served the United States Marine Corp for 26 years, 2 months and 8 days before retiring in 1978. Following his retirement from the Marines, he traveled to Saudi Arabia as a Civil Servant and, for five years, worked as an adviser to the Saudi Air Force. Howard and his wife, Ella, a nurse, have two sons and two daughters. While they were growing up, Howard was proud to have coached his children in basketball, baseball and footba …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Resident Spotlight

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

Model A Car Show 1

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

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

Residents of CSL Downtown Pleasant Hill Appreciate our Firefighters!

Thank You Firefighters - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Today we at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill packed Pumpkin Spice/ Apple Harvest Cookies and delivered them to the local Fire Station for our Men/ Women in Service!! Some of our residents walked to the Fire station and we also had load full of residents tag along in the Carlton Bus!! The residents enjoyed every moment of it and the Firefighters loved their desert for tonight!! Please enjoy the photo gallery below.


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Senior Living

Diane Duarte, Housekeeping Manager at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Associates on the Move - Diane Duarte

Diane started working for Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill as an on-call housekeeper over 19 years ago. She transitioned from having her own housekeeping business to working for Carlton Senior Living and has never looked back. While the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant community was under construction Tim MacDonald requested that she fill the position of Housekeeping Manager and she gladly accepted. At one point in 2009 three generations of Diane’s family worked for Carlton. Diane proudly shares that she comes to work for the residents and finds it very rewarding. She enjoys spending quality time with the residents, exploring their …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Annual BBQ - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill had our Annual Carlton Family BBQ this wk which was attended by close to 500 guests. Our Residents, their Loved ones, our Associates and their family members enjoyed all the festivities including BBQ Buffet, Bill Wilson & Band’s Country Western Music and lot of fun activities for the whole family!


by Jonita Dixon

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Carondelet High School Visit - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Today we had students from Carondelet High School visit the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill residents. Some residents enjoyed decorating Pumpkins/ some made wreaths to hang on their doors, some made goody bags for Trick or Treaters. We had card games/ board games, trivia fun as well. They enjoyed each others company and of course Hot Chocolate!!!


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Senior Living

Quarterly Creation Winners - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Each quarter our Memory Care Residents focus on creating a beautiful interpretation of a famous piece of art work. The goal is to get residents at all stages of dementia to participate in the project at some level. The residents are encouraged to use their imagination to create what they see- there is no right or wrong interpretation. Their art work is entered into our Quarterly Creation Contest, and the Home Office votes on the most creative piece of art. This quarter our Memory Care residents created their interpretation of Starry Starry Night by Van Gogh. This quarter our winner is…..Downtown Pleasant Hill!!!!!!!!! Please enjoy the photo …


by Jonita Dixon

Alzheimer’s Care, Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Dementia Care, Memory care

Staff Celebration - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Our community hosted our quarterly Associate Appreciation Gathering on 9/15 and the theme was Under the Sea.  We gather quarterly to thank our team for a job well done.  We hosted a buffet lunch and held a prize drawing for those in attendance. A costume contest was held as well.  Imee Segarra was the winner with her Jellyfish costume, complete with bioluminescence in the form of lights in the umbrella.  Malika Griffith was the runner up. The decorations we handmade by Diane Duarte.  She and her daughter are the creative minds behind most of the fabulous decorations seen throughout our community for holidays and celebrations. Enjoy the photo …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, Senior Living