Resident Spotlight – Lillian Carter

Resident Spotlight – Lillian Carter

Lillian Carter was born on April 26, 1924 in Bronx, New York City, New York, to parents Charles and Julia Metz. Her parents were immigrants from former Austria-Hungary, and came to the United States in 1921. She had one older brother, Charles, who had moved to the US with them. Her father had been a contractor and bricklayer in Europe, and was able to find employment in New York. Her mother stayed at home to raise Lillian and her brother, and care for the household. Lillian recalls that she would follow her older brother to school, and even though he was in 3rd grade, and she was only four years old, she would always be in his classroom with …


by Jonita Dixon

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Christmas in July Carlton Plaz Davis

Beat The Heat With Christmas Treats at Carlton Plaza of Davis

Davis seniors will beat the summer heat with a Christmas in July celebration at Carlton Plaza of Davis on Saturday, July 25, at 4 p.m.  Guests will enjoy seasonal holiday carols from The Songbird Trio along with iced cocoa, cookies and other festive favorites served at the free event. The Songbird Trio is a three-piece band from Sacramento that performs music from a variety of styles including soft rock, pop, country, originals, oldies and folk. The Christmas in July event is one of many fun and engaging events hosted every month at Carlton Plaza of Davis for residents and other local seniors. “As temperatures rise, we thought it would be app …


by Jonita Dixon

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Seniors and Pets Carlton Plaza Davis

Relationship Between Seniors & Pets

Grad Student Sees Relationship Between Seniors & Pets Through Camera Lens Andria Hautamaki, a 29-year-old University of California, Davis graduate student used a photography class assignment as an opportunity to look through the lens of a camera at the relationship between seniors and their pets.  To do so, Hautamaki met with Rob Read, executive director of Carlton Plaza of Davis, to plan a series of four photos of residents of the community with their pets, or “fun little friends,” as she calls them. Several forms of therapy, including animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities, are based on the principle that animals c …


by Jonita Dixon

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Carlton Plaza Davis 1 Year Anniversary

Carlton Plaza of Davis Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Carlton Plaza of Davis Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Caring for Seniors Residents and the staff at Carlton Plaza of Davis are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the 120-apartment senior living community. The community includes independent living, assisted living and memory care, with special programs for diabetes management and meals created by a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef. In addition to a full schedule of daily events and activities, Carlton Plaza of Davis hosts many special events each month with guest speakers, live music, gourmet food tastings and more. The events, usually free and open to the public, give resid …


by Jonita Dixon

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Assisted Living Davis – Coming Soon To Davis, Ca

In a unanimous decision, the council gave its final approval for the construction of the Carlton Plaza Senior Living Community on Fifth Street. Construction is due to begin in September and will last about 14 months. The plaza will be built on 2.5 acres and contain 103 assisted care units, housing up to 127 people.


by Jonita Dixon

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