Festival of Lights Celebration – Downtown Pleasant Hill

Festival of Lights Celebration – Downtown Pleasant Hill

Yesterday we celebrated Festival of lights at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill. Our residents enjoyed all the festivities including a Documentary of India, Indian delicacies and a dance performance. They also enjoyed learning about the culture, traditions of India and still raving about the food!! 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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

Cruise Ship Dinner – Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill had End of Summer Cruise Ship Dinner last night which was attended by some of our residents. The residents celebrated each others company with Champagne Toasts and Filet Mignon from Omaha Steak. The Residents still raving about the food! Please enjoy the photo gallery below.  


by Jonita Dixon

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Resident Spotlight – Betty Ann Laudin

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill Resident Betty Ann Laudin participated in a Golf Tournament yesterday that was organized by Contra Costa Parkinson’s Network. Betty who has Parkinson’s disease was accompanied by our On-Site Physical Therapist, Josiah Anderson and fellow Director of Resident Services. “We had a great time. We hit some good one and some bad, but overall we all had a lot of fun this year and can’t wait to play again next year!!” said Betty when asked about the golfing tournament. Carlton Residents sure know how to have fun!


by Jonita Dixon

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Resident Spotlight – Samella “Sam” Neisler

Samella Neisler, or “Sam as most around Downtown Pleasant Hill call her, was born in Memphis, Tennessee and her father earned a living as a farmer. The best times she had were in White Haven,TN. Sam enjoyed school. She was a good student as she even won a spelling bee in her local small town! Sam took Home Economics in High School, enjoyed cooking and was a majorette in the school drum and bugle corps. Sam studied college at Henderson Business College. She worked at the CA Dept of Employment as a clerk typist. In 1965 she moved to LA and took a p0sition at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA as a typist and accounts payable clerk. In July …


by Jonita Dixon

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