The Bristal at Armonk Blog

Holiday Party in Armonk

Here in Armonk, we celebrated the holidays with a beautiful Holiday Party. Residents enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and a special holiday dinner. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a dessert station in the bistro, while we danced into the evening to the sounds of a live five piece band. We even took fun photos with winter props! Happy Holidays from all of us here in Armonk.

Veterans Day in Armonk

This year on Veterans Day in Armonk, we honored a groups of 16 residents who served in the military. The lobby was decorated with photos and memorabilia provided by our veterans. Each person was presented with a boutonniere, and we had an indoor ceremonial flag raising. We welcomed local politicians who joined us for the day’s events, including State Assemblyman David Buchwald and North Castle Councilwoman Barbara DiGiacinto. It was a wonderful way to honor all of those who served this country.

The Examiner: The Bristal Honors 16 of its Residents for Their Service to the Nation

Article courtesy of The Examiner News

“On Wednesday, The Bristal at Armonk commemorated Veterans Day by honoring the 15 men and one woman – 89-year-old Joan Fles, a military nurse during World War II – who are residents of the assisted living community. The brief ceremony paid tribute to the veterans, all between 81 and 97 years old, most of whom served during World War II or the Korean War, and featured visits by local dignitaries.”

Armonk’s Fall Festival

Family, friends, staff and residents all enjoyed this year’s Fall Festival here in Armonk. Those in attendance enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cider, pumpkin pie, and caramel apples. The children who joined us played games, painted pumpkins and got their faces painted, while everyone danced to the DJ and took pictures in the photo booth. We also had many members of the local community join us, including North Castle Town Councilman Barry Reiter. Thank you to everyone who made this Fall Festival a wonderful day!

Armonk Staff Appreciation 2015

Here in Armonk, we thanked our amazing Superstaff by having a week-long Staff Appreciation Celebration! The team was treated to a very special barbecue lunch, and we all enjoyed playing games, winning prizes and dressing up for theme days all throughout the week. Our Superstaff are always living our motto: It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it! Thank you to everyone at The Bristal at Armonk.

Testimonial from Marie


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July 29, 2015

Dear Nichola,

A little thank you note for making my stay at The Bristal complete. Thank you for expediting the installation of the cabinet. Now my studio apartment is in full order. The largest thank you is for the late seating. What a different experience and a happy one.


Marie Coviello

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Paint Night in Armonk

Here in Armonk, we truly enjoyed ourselves during a wine, cheese and paint night. We all gathered in the bistro, where we were all set up to create our masterpieces. We had easels, brushes and paints ready to go. We got to choose our favorite picture, and then got to work on recreating it, just with our own artistic touch. We sipped on wine and snacked on a delicious spread of cheeses and crackers. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Testimonial from Ronnie Meyer


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Hi Nichola,

My name is Ronnie Meyer and my dad is Leon Yablon. I have tried to stop in and say hi and welcome several times since your arrival. Unfortunately, it’s usually when there is someone in your office. Just wanted to let you know that my dad appears happy at The Bristal. Since I live in Armonk it is easy for me to stop by after work, which I often do. I hear the residents express their likes and dislikes, though never a dislike from my dad.

They seem to be happy with the nursing staff in general. Everybody loves Mike the maintenance man and the gentleman in charge of the laundry/linen service, though they don’t know his name. My dad is particularly fond of Anthony, the bus driver, and they seem to have formed a special bond. He looks after my dad and keeps many of the residents involved in the in house and out of house activities. He has been a real gem. He was very instrumental in helping with my dad’s adjustment to the Bristal following my mom’s death.

Anyway, I figure that you get more email complaints than emails of praise, so I thought I would drop you a quick line from a happy resident and his thankful family.

Ronnie Meyer

Strawberry Festival in Armonk

The Bristal at Armonk welcomed our local neighborhood business owners to visit our beautiful community for a Strawberry Festival. All of our guests and residents snacked on a variety of delicious strawberry treats; such as, strawberry shortcake, strawberry salad, strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate covered strawberries. Guests spent time enjoying the lovely weather outside by the pool as well as mingling with one another in the Bistro. We were glad to spend time with our neighbors and we hope they come back to visit soon.

The Bristal at Armonk Hosts Heroes Breakfast for First Responders

The Bristal at Armonk recently held a Heroes Breakfast to thank first responders from North Castle for their service to the community. Attending the May 11 event were, from left: Detective Kevin Finateri; Officer James Mazzucca; Officer William Scherf; Dean Brown, Director of Business Development, The Bristal Assisted Living Communities; North Castle Town Councilman Stephen D’Angelo; Nichola Johnson, Executive Director of The Bristal at Armonk; North Castle Chief of Police Peter Simonsen; North Castle Town Supervisor Michael Schiliro; North Castle Town Councilman Barry Reiter; New York State Senator George Latimer and Sergeant Regen Hufnagle . The breakfast event also featured a presentation by Stayin’ Alive, a non-profit organization established to continue the mission on raising awareness and charity funds for the first responders of North Castle.

First Responders event

Cinco de Mayo Party in Armonk

Residents had a great time at our Cinco de Mayo Party here in Armonk. We had a little fiesta in the Bistro, complete with festive live music, decorations, sombreros, and Mexican inspired treats! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Armonk Residents Celebrate Hollywood

Armonk residents enjoyed an evening of fun at our Celebrate Hollywood event. Staff and residents dressed up as their favorite Hollywood stars and walked the red carpet at the “Big Breaks” celebration. Later in the night, everyone gathered in the Bistro for our “After Party” where we enjoyed live entertainment by Al Smith. The dresses worn by the staff members were donated to the Community Center of Northern Westchester, where they will be part of their prom clothing drive.