On February 2nd, The Bristal at Armonk hosted a Heart Health Fair as part of Heart Month. Heart health and fall prevention were among the topics discussed by the special speakers. It was an enjoyable afternoon and all for a good cause!
Here in Armonk, we enjoyed another beautiful holiday party! Residents and employees dressed to impress for an evening filled with music, dancing and of course a gorgeous spread of food and drinks. As always, the sweet treats put smiles on our faces, but it was the joy of being with good friends celebrating the holidays that made this evening so special. We hope you all enjoy the holidays the way we are here in Armonk!
This year for Veterans Day, The Bristal at Armonk held a special event to honor all of the residents who have served our country. State, County and Town officials attended the ceremony including; North Castle Councilwoman Barbara DiGiacinto, State Assemblyman David Buchwald, State Senator and Westchester County Executive Elect George Latimer, Westchester County Legislator Margaret Cunzio, North Castle Councilman Steve D’ Angelo, and North Castle Councilman Jose Berra. The honorees included 18 residents of The Bristal at Armonk who served in the Military. We are proud to have had so many people join us in honoring these important men and women.
The Examiner News covered the event. Read their story below.
May Stein, resident of The Bristal at Armonk, celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Family, friends, and North Castle Councilwoman, Barbara DiGiacinto, were all there to honor May on her special day!
We had a great time on Halloween this year in Armonk. With all of the residents and staff dressed in such incredible costumes, it was hard to decide who had the best–so we didn’t! We enjoyed an afternoon of treats, music, and taking silly pictures. It is always exciting to see everyone dressed up, from residents to grandchildren, and even our puppy visitors.
Here in Armonk, we enjoyed getting silly at our carnival themed Grandparents Day celebration. Cotton candy, music, face painting, and more was enjoyed by everyone from grandparents to grandchildren. We believe you are never too old or young to put on a clown nose and laugh at yourself!
We geared up for the Fourth of July by doing a super fun art project outdoors here in Armonk. Our technique was water gun painting – and We created fireworks! Residents had a blast, and we got some wonderful fresh air and sunshine as a bonus.
On Easter Sunday, residents in Armonk got a special surprise – a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! He went around and took pictures with anyone who wanted one. Everyone enjoyed their special meal, and we are so grateful to have spent Easter with our family at The Bristal.
Please share with the Department Heads, and all employees, our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for their professionalism during the recent snow storm.
We are in awe at the number of staff members who left their own families and personal responsibilities so they could take care of us. They placed the needs of others above their own. That is dedication and love to the highest degree!
As parents and grandparents, we worried about our own families and how they were doing in their homes. We were also concerned about our “other” children. We breathed a sigh of relief both days when we saw familiar faces “all present and accounted for”.
In spite of the weather, the staff went about their work without complaints and The Bristal functioned with its usual efficiency.
The comradery of the staff was noted by the residents. This reflects your leadership, your respect, and your appreciation of the staff efforts.
We thank you for what you do for the entire Bristal community.
Here in Armonk, everyone enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day! Residents put on their green and enjoyed a day full of all things Irish. We decorated the Bistro, and enjoyed live entertainment – complete with Irish step dancers and a visit from the leprechaun! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We decided to have a Gingerbread House Decorating Contest her in Armonk to help get us into the holiday spirit. It was a race against the clock, as staff members only had 20 minutes to complete their masterpieces! Residents watched as everyone hurried to finish, and cheered us all on. After the time was up, the residents looked over each gingerbread house and voted for their favorite. It was a definitely a day of excitement and fun!
Residents and staff from The Bristal at Armonk made sure that there was fun all around this Halloween! Our day started off with a pumpkin decorating contest. Each department decorated a pumpkin – there was a Cookie Monster pumpkin, an M&M pumpkin, and even one that was made to look like of one of the residents! He was flattered! We also had a local school come in to visit. Resident handed out candy to them and they joined us for some pictures in our photo booth. Afterwards, we had a Halloween Party, complete with live entertainment, contests for best costume, and holiday themed treats. Everyone had a great time.
We all had a wonderful time on Grandparents Day here in Armonk! We invited our families to join us for a Grandparents Day Carnival filled with face painting and fun. There were carnival treats, like cotton candy and popcorn, as well as cupcakes, cookies and a carnival themed buffet. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Grandparents day!
Here in Armonk, we had an amazing time at our Great Gatsby themed senior prom! As you can see, we all dressed the part. We kicked off the night with a cocktail hour complete with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, we sat down to a lovely dinner. Then came the live entertainment, dancing, and photo booth pictures. Just for fun, residents voted on superlatives like: best dressed, nicest smile, class clown, most athletic, and more! We handed out certificates at our senior prom. We also selected a prom king and queen – a lovely couple who have been married for many years. It was certainly a night to remember!
Our very own resident Marian Henry celebrated her 107th birthday with all of us here at The Bristal at Armonk. Many friends, family members and public officials gathered in our bistro to honor this amazing milestone. Representatives from the North Castle Town Board and the Westchester County Executive office presented Marian with proclamations declaring May 5th, 2016 “Marian Henry’s Day.” Councilwoman Barbara DiGiacinto, spoke to Marian saying, “You’re an inspiration to all of us and I think North Castle is very lucky to have you as one of our very, very special residents,” and we couldn’t agree more! Marian worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street until she was 99 years old and tells us that the secret to a long life is hard work.
The afternoon was filled with joy as we celebrated by singing Happy Birthday and sharing a delicious cake made just for the birthday girl. Marian is a true inspiration and we’re so proud to have been able to commemorate this special occasion together.
We interviewed Marian to learn more about her life, and heard some interesting stories. Watch to learn more about Marian and hear about her experiences growing up and working in New York City.