The Bristal at East Northport Blog

Veterans Day in East Northport

Here in East Northport, we held a special ceremony for Veterans Day. We honored 30 of our residents who have served our country in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland joined us on this special day. We are privileged to serve those who have served our country every day here at The Bristal at East Northport. We thank you for your service.

Pencils and Erasers Club in East Northport

Residents in East Northport have been participating in a very special program the past few months. The Pencils and Erasers Club is an organization started as an effort to bring school supplies to children in Ghana. The program’s founder, Victoria, first worked with us in East Northport to package pencils and erasers in the fall. Victoria then traveled to Ghana and presented the school children with them, from The Bristal at East Northport. This week we were honored to have Victoria back. Children from a local school joined us this time to help with the efforts. It was a beautiful moment to watch these members of our community, of all ages, coming together to help others. Thank you to all that participated!

Holiday Party in East Northport

We enjoyed a beautiful Winter Wonderland Holiday Party here in East Northport. Live music filled the air as residents enjoyed hors d’oeuvres followed by an elegant dinner. After an array of desserts were served, we spent the rest of the night dancing, laughing and simply enjoying good company. From our loving home to yours, Happy Holidays from The Bristal at East Northport!

The Bristal at East Northport Named “Caring Super Star of 2018” by

The Bristal at East Northport Honored as “Caring Super Star of 2018” for Excellence in Assisted Living

Caring Super Star, Top Rated on 2018

Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from


The Bristal at East Northport is pleased to announce it has been selected as a “Caring Super Star of 2018” for service excellence in Assisted Living in three or more years since 2012. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and older adults themselves, The Bristal at East Northport earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor year after year. Nationwide, there are 267 senior living communities honored as Caring Stars for 2018, and 78 who have earned the Caring Super Stars designation, so The Bristal at East Northport truly stands out as among the top senior living communities in the country.

In New York State, only two assisted living communities were named Caring Super Stars of 2018, and The Bristal is so proud that East Northport was among those honored.

Online reviews help Americans research and select the best senior care providers for aging or ailing loved ones. In multiple research studies, the majority of family caregivers have indicated that they turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among senior living communities in their area, and have relied on these perspectives as much as or more so than in-person recommendations from geriatric professionals or medical personnel. Now entering its seventh year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers see which senior living communities are top rated by other families just like theirs.

The Bristal “Lights the World in Teal” with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

On Wednesday, November 8th, The Bristal joined landmarks all across the world in lighting up teal to show support for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), and their Light the World in Teal campaign. This annual campaign is held during the month of November for Alzheimer’s awareness month. Residents and employees came together to show their support by not only lighting their buildings in teal, but by participating in different themed programs. Residents took part in activities including an interactive strings attached trivia game on brain health, and an Alzheimer’s awareness parade.  The Bristal was proud to be a part of this worldwide effort.

Staff Appreciation Week in East Northport

This year, for Staff Appreciation Week in East Northport, we showed our appreciation for the incredible employees with a Good Time Rodeo. The week-long party included horse back riding, prize giveaways, a staff breakfast, and a special BBQ luncheon.  Every year we truly enjoy recognizing The Bristal’s super staff for all of their enthusiasm and dedication.  One thing is for sure, no good employee went unnoticed this year!

Gatsby Night in East Northport

Residents in East Northport enjoyed a magical summer poolside Gatsby Night party. The festivities began just around dusk, when 17-piece band called The Northport Jazz Band began to play. We dined on passed hors d’oeuvres, and sipped on wine from a local vineyard. The strung lights added to the ambiance, and paired with the band, kept us dancing into the night. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Evelyn’s 100th Birthday in East Northport

Yesterday, resident Evelyn Kuck turned 100 here in East Northport! She was born in Willimantic, CT in 1917. She graduated from Willimantic State Teachers College (now Eastern Connecticut University) and went on to have two children – Nancy and Gary – as well as 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Evelyn taught 5th grade for more than 30 years, teaching in the Kings Park School District for most of her career. To this day, she can name almost all of her students in school photos from years back. One of her students from 1969 was there to celebrate this wonderful milestone, bringing pictures and reminiscing. Teaching was, and still is, her great love. She belongs to an organization called Kings Park Retired Teachers.

Legislator Steve Stern presented Evelyn with a Proclamation acknowledging her milestone in a special program attended by Evelyn, her daughter, Nancy and 50 of her friends from The Bristal. They raised a glass to toast her many accomplishments. Evelyn is so loved by all – and admired for her tenacity, strength and great attitude. We are so glad to have shared this 100th birthday celebration together.

Valentine’s Day in East Northport

There was love in the air here in East Northport on Valentine’s Day this year. We proudly displayed our wedding photos in the main lobby to celebrate the special people in our lives. We also loved hosting local school children for a valentine exchange. Later, members of the Men’s Club handed out red roses to all the ladies as they entered the dining room for a special Valentine’s Day luncheon. Tables were sprinkled with rose petals, and residents dined on herb-roasted rack of lamb, chicken cordon bleu and sweet sauteed shrimp. It was an elegant affair truly enjoyed by everyone! After lunch, we gathered for a social, complete with chocolate covered strawberries and classic American love songs. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Santa Claus Visits East Northport

You’ve got to believe! Resident Lou made a special call to Santa Claus, and asked him to fly to East Northport to visit with residents. We’re so glad that Santa took time out of his very busy holiday schedule to listen to our holiday wishes. Lou, and Santa, brought joy to us all, no matter our faith. Happy Holidays from all of us here in East Northport!