A Year-Long Celebration

20th Anniversary Seal - The Bristal

2020 is a special year for The Bristal Assisted Living – it’s our 20th Anniversary!

We opened our very first community in East Meadow in the year 2000, and we’ve been growing ever since. We’re honored to have served Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas for the past 20 years. To commemorate this milestone, we’re kicking off a year-long celebration of The Bristal, and showcasing the very best of what we offers to our residents each and every day. Every month, we’ll celebrate something new – from friendships and discovery, to wellness and dining – some of the many things that The Bristal prides itself on providing to the residents who choose to call our communities home.

Check out the events happening across all of our communities this year by clicking on the blog, Instagram, or Facebook posts below. Enjoy!

20th Anniversary Blog Posts

  • Stepping Back in Time in Woodcliff Lake

    The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake decided to travel back in time as a part of their anniversary event. Residents and staff attended a program highlighting the history and growth of the town of Woodcliff Lake. We had Carol, our resident council […]

  • Creativity on Display in Massapequa

    Residents at The Bristal at Massapequa believe the best way to celebrate 20 Years of Creative Arts is to share your creativity with the world. We were excited to partner with the Farmingdale Public Library to schedule a public exhibit featuring over […]

  • A Roaring Good Time in East Northport!

    Residents and staff at The Bristal at East Northport donned their flapper dresses and fedoras to celebrate 20 years in the creative arts with a Roaring 20's Party! Featuring live music by the Gold Coast 15-Piece Jazz Band, the event also included an […]

  • Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity at West Bablyon

    Watercolors, acrylics, ink, and yarn were just a few of the mediums The Bristal at West Babylon included in their anniversary event -- "120 Weeks." A reference to how long the community has been open, "120 Weeks" was The Bristal at West Babylon's […]

20th Anniversary Instagram Posts

Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Shaniqua Hayes had no intention of pursuing a career in assisted living or working with seniors. That changed when her daughter was born. Driven by a desire to provide the best possible life for her young family, she applied for a position at a nearby assisted living community. Eager to learn, she progressed quickly to a supervisory role before joining The Bristal at Lynbrook in 2003. After two years she accepted a position in Lynbrook’s Reflections memory care program – and she hasn’t looked back. “From my heart – I do what I love. I do it from my heart. If I can get one resident to smile that is suffering with this terrible disease, it melts my heart.” Shaniqua currently serves as the Director of Reflections at The Bristal at Lake Success. Grateful for the opportunities she has been given, she strives to serve as a mentor to her staff. She believes that friendship is critical to her team’s success. “In order to build a good team to care for our residents, you have to build friendships with your staff.” We are truly grateful for team members like Shaniqua, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #lakesuccess #thebristalatlakesuccess #thebristalteam
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Canvas was the medium of choice for the residents at The Bristal at Englewood, who painted some fun and creative designs on a fresh set of 👟!
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#20YearsOfTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #seniorliving
#englewood #thebristalatenglewood #20yearsofcreativearts
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To celebrate 20 Years of Creative Arts, The Bristal at North Hills participated in “Loaves of Love - The Art of Challah Baking - Let’s bake together!” with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter and family, from Chabad of Roslyn. Rabbi Yaakov discussed the history of Challah, including how it is created, and why it's separated and given on Shabbat. Traditionally, two loaves of Challah are distributed on Shabbat, so not only did residents make their own Challah, but they received homemade Challah from the Chabad of Roslyn. Learning about the history of Challah bread, and how to make it, was a unique twist on celebrating the creative arts!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #seniorliving #northhills #thebristalatnorthhills #20yearsofcreativearts
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Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Luis Vasquez currently serves as the Director of Maintenance at The Bristal at West Babylon, but he began his career at The Bristal at Lynbrook when it first opened. When asked about working for The Bristal, Luis said he appreciates the numerous opportunities he has been given to learn and grow. He is also grateful for the many relationships he has formed with residents. His commitment is obvious – whether it is changing a light bulb, or helping to hang a portrait, residents can always count on his assistance. While he recognizes that his first priority is to ensure the building is safe for residents, he definitely makes sure to have fun too. Quite the dancer, he grins and says, “The residents always want to dance with me!” We are truly grateful for team members like Luis, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #westbabylon #thebristalatwestbabylon #TheBristalTeam
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Here's your Wednesday morning smile -- courtesy of the Gold Coast 15-piece Jazz Band and the residents at The Bristal at East Northport! "Roaring 20's -- Flappers, Art and All That Jazz!" was the theme for The Bristal at East Northport's anniversary celebration. It included plenty of 🎵🎶, dancing, food, and of course, an art exhibit. --
#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #seniorliving #eastnorthport #thebristalateastnorthport #20yearsofcreativearts
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Strawberries, bananas, pineapples, and a heaping dash of fun, were just a few of the ingredients The Bristal at West Babylon included in their anniversary event, which celebrated wellness. Residents and staff were invited to a smoothie bar, created by our Director of Food Service, which included a variety of smoothies. We also discussed the benefits of fruit and superfoods, and some of the ways to incorporate them into our diet on a daily basis. It was a delicious, and fun way, to focus on wellness!

#20YearsOfTheBristal #20yearsofwellness #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #seniorliving #WestBabylon #thebristalatwestbabylon #funfriday
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20th Anniversary Facebook Posts

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Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Shaniqua Hayes had no intention of pursuing a career in assisted living or working with seniors. That changed when her daughter was born. Driven by a desire to provide the best possible life for her young family, she applied for a position at a nearby assisted living community. Eager to learn, she progressed quickly to a supervisory role before joining The Bristal at Lynbrook in 2003. After two years she accepted a position in Lynbrook’s Reflections memory care program – and she hasn’t looked back. “From my heart – I do what I love. I do it from my heart. If I can get one resident to smile that is suffering with this terrible disease, it melts my heart.” Shaniqua currently serves as the Director of Reflections at The Bristal at Lake Success. Grateful for the opportunities she has been given, she strives to serve as a mentor to her staff. She believes that friendship is critical to her team’s success. “In order to build a good team to care for our residents, you have to build friendships with your staff.” 

We are truly grateful for team members like Shaniqua, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #lakesuccess #thebristalatlakesuccess #thebristalteam

Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Shaniqua Hayes had no intention of pursuing a career in assisted living or working with seniors. That changed when her daughter was born. Driven by a desire to provide the best possible life for her young family, she applied for a position at a nearby assisted living community. Eager to learn, she progressed quickly to a supervisory role before joining The Bristal at Lynbrook in 2003. After two years she accepted a position in Lynbrook’s Reflections memory care program – and she hasn’t looked back. “From my heart – I do what I love. I do it from my heart. If I can get one resident to smile that is suffering with this terrible disease, it melts my heart.” Shaniqua currently serves as the Director of Reflections at The Bristal at Lake Success. Grateful for the opportunities she has been given, she strives to serve as a mentor to her staff. She believes that friendship is critical to her team’s success. “In order to build a good team to care for our residents, you have to build friendships with your staff.”

We are truly grateful for team members like Shaniqua, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #lakesuccess #thebristalatlakesuccess #thebristalteam
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To celebrate 20 Years of Creative Arts, The Bristal at North Hills participated in “Loaves of Love - The Art of Challah Baking - Let’s bake together!” with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter and family, from Chabad of Roslyn. Rabbi Yaakov discussed the history of Challah, including why and how it is created, as well as the reason its separated and given on Shabbat. Traditionally, two loaves of Challah are distributed on Shabbat, so not only did residents make their own Challah, but they received homemade Challah from the Chabad of Roslyn.

Residents rolled out the pre-proofed dough, braided the three strands, egg washed the dough, and then sprinkled their choice of topping on top (cinnamon, poppy seed, or za’atar spice). Rabbi Yaakov took the loaves home to bake them, and brought the finished loaves back in time for Shabbat service. Learning about the history of Challah bread, and how to make it, was a unique twist on celebrating the creative arts!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #seniorliving #northhills #thebristalatnorthhills #20yearsofcreativearts

To celebrate 20 Years of Creative Arts, The Bristal at North Hills participated in “Loaves of Love - The Art of Challah Baking - Let’s bake together!” with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter and family, from Chabad of Roslyn. Rabbi Yaakov discussed the history of Challah, including why and how it is created, as well as the reason it's separated and given on Shabbat. Traditionally, two loaves of Challah are distributed on Shabbat, so not only did residents make their own Challah, but they received homemade Challah from the Chabad of Roslyn.

Residents rolled out the pre-proofed dough, braided the three strands, egg washed the dough, and then sprinkled their choice of topping on top (cinnamon, poppy seed, or za’atar spice). Rabbi Yaakov took the loaves home to bake them, and brought the finished loaves back in time for Shabbat service. Learning about the history of Challah bread, and how to make it, was a unique twist on celebrating the creative arts!

#20YearsofTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #memorycare #seniorliving #northhills #thebristalatnorthhills #20yearsofcreativearts
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Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Luis Vasquez currently serves as the Director of Maintenance at The Bristal at West Babylon, but he began his career at The Bristal at Lynbrook when it first opened. When asked about working for The Bristal, Luis said he appreciates the numerous opportunities he has been given to learn and grow. He is also grateful for the many relationships he has formed with residents. His commitment is obvious – whether it is changing a light bulb, or helping to hang a portrait, residents can always count on his assistance. While he recognizes that his first priority is to ensure the building is safe for residents, he definitely makes sure to have fun too. Quite the dancer, he grins and says, “The residents always want to dance with me!”  

We are truly grateful for team members like Luis, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special! #20YearsOfTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #westbabylon #thebristalatwestbabylon #thebristalteam

Our staff are the heart and soul of The Bristal Assisted Living, and as we continue our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are shining the spotlight on our dedicated team members who have made a career out of caring for residents who call The Bristal home.

Luis Vasquez currently serves as the Director of Maintenance at The Bristal at West Babylon, but he began his career at The Bristal at Lynbrook when it first opened. When asked about working for The Bristal, Luis said he appreciates the numerous opportunities he has been given to learn and grow. He is also grateful for the many relationships he has formed with residents. His commitment is obvious – whether it is changing a light bulb, or helping to hang a portrait, residents can always count on his assistance. While he recognizes that his first priority is to ensure the building is safe for residents, he definitely makes sure to have fun too. Quite the dancer, he grins and says, “The residents always want to dance with me!”

We are truly grateful for team members like Luis, who make The Bristal Assisted Living so special! #20YearsOfTheBristal #thebristal #assistedliving #westbabylon #thebristalatwestbabylon #thebristalteam
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