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National Gorgeous Grandma Day in Armonk

Here in Armonk, we celebrated National Gorgeous Grandma Day on July 23rd. The residents spent the afternoon getting pampered and posing for their close up. These beautiful women received makeovers including manicures, a fresh face of makeup, and the perfect accessories. These deserving women are beautiful inside and out and we were proud to celebrate them!

Testimonial from Resident Faith

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May 12, 2018

Dear Maytha,

Our sincerest appreciation to you and the members of your staff for a most beautiful and memorable Mother and Daughter Tea on May 10, 2018. It was a lovely way to segue into our special day on Sunday.

The minute the guests and residents entered the lovely room they knew a special treat was in store for them. They were not wrong !

The servers were helpful and gracious. The food varied and delicious. Your poem was a most appropriate opening for the afternoon and it was very meaningful to all of us. The entertainment was low keyed, different but enjoyable. The paparazzi (photographer) was unexpected, but she was so charming who could refuse her! The result will be a great momento of a special “moment in time.” Everyone left in a good mood. Their reactions and comments were overwhelmingly favorable.

You have a small staff, but you all have a big impact on our daily lives here at The Bristal. Thank you!

Sincerely yours,
Faith Radler, pres.
Resident Council

Cc: Samantha

Testimonial from Lisa

To the staff of The Bristal,

Thank you for welcoming my parents and making the transition go so smoothly. I had arrived ahead of them to get the apartment set up. Starting with Paul and Edward

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at the front desk who were so friendly and helpful, to Margie and Noria from the health center. The ladies from the activity center made more than one trip to the apartment to welcome them! ([While] they were delayed at Dr. appointments)

*A special thanks to Simeon who went above and beyond to get their TV up and running and in the right spot! He was a charm!! Nothing was a problem for him.

Of course, Sarah was making sure that everything ran smoothly – and Jennifer over the past weeks has helped tremendously. Let me not forget Chris who came to meet them and explain how the housekeeping department works.

I’m sure there were other people who assisted throughout the day.

I feel everyone was helping from the heart – not just because it is part of the job.

Thanks –

Lisa (Edith and Peter)

Chappaqua Patch: The Bristal Hosts Heart Health Fair

Chappaqua Patch article, From Thompson & Bender: The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk, an assisted and independent living community, recently hosted a Heart Health Fair as part of February is Heart Month. The program, which was held February 2nd, featured several speakers who discussed heart health and fall prevention.  The Bristal at Armonk is the second assisted living community in Westchester for The Engel Burman Group. The company opened their first Westchester community in White Plains, which is located on North Street just minutes from downtown White Plains. The Engel Burman Group has been managing exceptional assisted living residences for over fifteen years and currently operates twelve assisted living communities on Long Island. The Bristal also has a community located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. For more information about The Bristal at Armonk, please call 914-432-8200 or visit here.  Image via the The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk: From left: Bristal at Armonk Recreation Director Maytha Ramirez; Dr. Shalini Bobra, cardiologist from White Plains Hospital's Medical & Wellness facility in Armonk; Bristal at Armonk Executive Director Samantha Krieger, and Jackie Telfer, physical therapist from Burke Rehabilitation.

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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!

Holiday Party in Armonk

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!

Veterans Day 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.

Westfair Communications: A 100th Birthday at The Bristal

Resident May Stein of The Bristal at Armonk Turns 100

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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!

Halloween in Armonk

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.

Grandparents Day in Armonk

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!

Testimonial from Faith Radler

Dear Samantha,

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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.
Faith Radler

Resident Council President

Harold Mercer
Vice President

Phyllis Gitomer

CC All Department Heads.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest in Armonk

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!

Halloween Fun in Armonk

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.