Celebrating the Holidays with Our Local Boy Scouts

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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Basic Facts About Medicare

Chances are that you have heard of Medicare – chances are that you qualify for Medicare. But what IS Medicare? Why do you need it? And what are your coverage options? Before enrolling in Medicare coverage, we are going to look at a few different basic facts that seniors have to know about. Different Benefits With Different Plans There are a number of different Medicare insurance options, what are the different options that you have? These are the different aspects of Medicare that you might deal with. Original Medicare – These cover basic medical and hospital care, and are also known as Parts A and B. You will be automatically enrolled in Par …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease according to the National Institutes of Health. One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples. Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fingers and a hand, whi …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

It is important to distinguish between the ‘traditional’ nursing home and assisted living options. Many different communities have a myriad of amenities. There are many reasons that seniors prefer assisted or independent living communities over living alone. These are a few of the most important reasons why that might be the right choice for you or your loved one. Reason #1 – Far More Socialization Living in an assisted living community (surrounded by other people your age) is far more social than being alone in your home. As we get older, people no longer have to work and have fewer social contacts as a result. With these living facilities, …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Tips To Fall Proof Your Home

We already know the importance of keeping our loved ones safe at home. If you are worried about falls, there are a few different ways that you can ensure that you reduce fall chances in seniors. Given how dangerous a fall can be for seniors, these tips should be taken into serious consideration: Tip #1 – Create clear walking paths You want to make sure that our loved one has a chance to walk around without issue. Make sure that there is space to walk freely by removing everyday clutter and moving small furniture out of the way. Things such as throw rugs, phone cords, small décor items, pet bowls, and bags can all cause a fall to occur. Tip #2 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

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

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

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

With many more baby boomers needing a place for assisted living, it should come as no surprise that we are soon dealing with the concept of assisted living for couples. If you want to make sure that you keep the transition as smooth as possible, we have a few different ways to do so. Couple Tip #1 – Before Problems Arise: Do Your Research You want to make sure that you can make quick transitions once the time gets there. You want to make sure that both parties are sound of mind when you begin the search for senior living options in order to take both people into consideration. By planning ahead of time, you are making sure that you are not ge …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Luxury Assisted Living Amenities

The concept of traditional living facilities has changed dramatically in the last few years. The senior living industry is putting its focus on luxury living options for those who want a personalized setting that offers more than the standard option. We want to highlight a few of the different amenities that you might be able to expect. Full Kitchens – Gourmet Options One of the primary selling points for these upscale options is that residents are able to enjoy great food options. There are many different options, some of which are even approved by registered dieticians. Having different options every day not only increases the likelihood th …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Community

It is normal that we all want to find the best possible place for our loved ones to stay after retirement. Finding a quality senior living community is important when you want to eventually make this new location your home. Because the stakes are high and the decision is a hard one, you want to make sure that you are making the right choice. These are the best ways that you can narrow down your options and come up with the right community for you. Determine Your Budget First The first thing that you need to figure out is how much you can afford. You need to take a moment and do the math. If you are unable to pay for a community, it does not m …


by Jonita Dixon

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

Dinner With Elvis - Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

On February 2nd, CPS Dining Room celebrated with an Elvis theme dinner and we even had Elvis (a new resident) in the house! Chef MJ created a specialized Elvis theme menu. The Dining Room created “Elvis Trivia” placed on each table for the Residents to share in conversation. The event was one of our monthly regular themed events. Residents and family members enjoyed tremendously. Please view the photo gallery below. Included in these pictures are Marilyn Royce, Jim Critchfield (Elvis), Ann Davis, Elsa, Tanya, Honey Vermeulen, Edna Lewkowitz and Mary Lease.


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

Darn Yarn - Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

Pictured Above: Pauline Delander, Yuri Takeoka, Elaine Lord, MarilynRoyce, Sarah (Social Work intern), Yvonne Goeman, and Doris Krampf. Darn Yarn is a group of Carlton residents who meet every Monday to knit and crochet. Recently, these ladies have begun to create blankets to donate to Loaves and Fishes and the Women’s Assistance League (WAL). These blankets are being made by combining crochet squares made by Carlton resident, Yuri. This past Monday, we donated over 10 blankets, 4 baby dresses, 2 baby blankets with hats and a few scarves. The ladies are all going to the WAL on an outing next month to see the store and where their goods are go …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento