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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The Importance Of Foot Care For Seniors

Most seniors are not flexible or mobile enough to address their own foot care. However, that does NOT mean that this is something that you should forgo altogether. If you want to learn more about the importance of senior foot care, we will offer you a few insights. Why Is Foot Care Important? Even though people understand that foot care can make your feet look nice and presentable, few people know that looking at one’s feet can provide insight to their overall health. You might have larger problems when you notice changes in shape, chipping, or discoloration of the toenails. One group that is especially at risk of foot problems is seniors who …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Signs You May Need To See A Doctor

Some seniors (and other people as well) tend to avoid seeing the doctor as much as possible. Many people are afraid to disrupt their life and go to the hospital. While rest and fluids might be enough for a regular cold, there are some more serious symptoms that require you to find help. We want to offer you a number of different signs that will tell you that you should visit the hospital. Sign #1 – Skin Changes Because their outer layer of skin is thinner and more susceptible to breakage, seniors are more at risk of skin infections. If it becomes infected and goes untreated, even a tiny cut could become a severe drug-resistant infection. Whil …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Meditation Tips For Seniors

People are spending more time and energy than ever before on improving their overall well-being. Many seniors are not just relying on their doctor, but also turning towards holistic approaches to relieve their stress. If you want to become calmer and reduce your overall anxiety levels, we have a few tips to get you started. Pick The Right Locale For You Where you choose to perform your meditation plays an important role in meditation itself. Some people prefer to meditate in complete silence, while others do not mind being in a noisy environment. It is a good idea to experiment with a number of different places and try to find out what works …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

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

Tips For Dealing With Allergies For Seniors

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom and winter officially comes to an end, it often becomes difficult for those who have allergies to enjoy the outdoors. Fighting off sneezing, watery eyes, and the sniffles can be a serious challenge, especially if you have issues like arthritis and chronic pain. If you want some tips on how to deal with your allergies, we have a few tips that seniors can use. Tip #1 – Take Allergy Medicine Many seniors already have medications that they are taking to deal with issues such as high blood pressure. It might be a good idea to take daily medication to reduce your symptoms if you have allergy symptoms. Your lo …


by Jonita Dixon

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Top Elder Law Questions To Know

When it comes to elder law, chances are that there are a few different questions that you might have. In order to help you with these possible questions and to help you think about some things that you have not yet thought about, we have taken the time to come up with some of the most common questions that legal professionals get. Once I Create My Trust, Can I Change It? It is possible to do so. There are two types of trust: Irrevocable trusts – While the name might suggest that these trusts are irrevocable, they are in fact not. Even with an irrevocable trust, it is possible that it might be revoked or changes be made with certain circumstan …


by Jonita Dixon

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Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is OK to eat these items in smaller …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

Air Travel Tips For Seniors

In just a few short weeks we are going to see the fall and winter holidays coming up. This is when many families start to plan their travels. Even though air travel might be ideal to get where you need to go fast, it is difficult to manage when you are unfamiliar with the latest senior assistance options or have mobility issues. Prepare for your next air travel trip with our following tips. Tip #1 – Consider Your Carry-On While we might not want to think about it, airlines sometimes misplace their luggage. Because their immediate needs are far different than those needs of younger travelers, seniors need to seriously reconsider what they have …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

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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