Diablo Ballet Visit – The Nutcracker – San Leandro

Diablo Ballet Visit - The Nutcracker - San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living of San Leandro received a very special visit from Oakland’s Diablo Ballet. The stars of the Nutcracker shared their history with the ballet, their daily routines, and what it takes to prepare for this iconic holiday tradition. They ended with three performances, including the unforgettable Flower Dance, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Snowflakes.  It was a nostalgic and enjoyable evening for all!


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Senior Living

Veterans Day 2016 - San Leandro

Veteran’s at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro gathered to be honored on this Veteran’s Day with a special pinning ceremony. We began with saluting the flag while pledging the allegiance.  Each Veteran was then recognized with a certificate of appreciation, and a gold American flag pin. Residents shared their stories of triumphs and tribulations, shared their metals and memorabilia and most moving of all, their appreciation for one another. We truly honor their service and all that they have given to our country. Please enjoy the photo gallery below.


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Senior Living

The High Rise Senior Living Trend

When looking at a senior’s quality of life, both lifestyle and ambiance can have a tremendous impact. The layout, location, and amenities of a senior living community can play an important role in a senior’s socialization and happiness. One of the hot topics in senior care is the concept of high rise senior living. There is a reason that many consider this as one of the important factors for the future of senior care. We are going to tell you a little about this trend. The High Rise Senior Living Trend When it comes to senior living, the world is constantly looking for innovation. Because people are living longer than before, it is important …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

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

Carlton San Leandro's Night at the Opera

Residents, family and staff members dressed to the nines to celebrate a Night at the Opera Thursday evening.  The night began with a formal cocktail social, including a music of the night martini bar followed by a candle lit prime rib dinner in the dining room. The evening was ended with an unforgettable performance of Opera singer Chris Pucci’s rendition of Phantom of the Opera. Another spectacular memory to add to our Carlton events. Please enjoy the photo gallery below.


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Events, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Senior Living

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Many people are afraid (terrified even) of growing old. We often forget about the positives that growing old has. There are some awesome perks to being a senior. As you continue to age, these are a few perks that you have to look forward to! Perk #1 – Less Stress People over the age of 50 were overall happier, experienced less stress, and are less angry according to a survey to Stony Brook University published in 2010. Because seniors no longer have to clock in for a 40+ hour workweek and can spend their time doing what they want, it tends to benefit their overall happiness. Perk #2 – The Benefit Of Senior Discounts Rather than looking a …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

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

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