The Bristal at Holtsville Blog

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.

Testimonial from John Cavallo

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Date: September 28, 2017 at 2:41:31 PM EDT
To: Maryellen McKeon
Subject: Holtsville location

Dear Maryellen and Bonnie,

How are you? Hope all is well.

My dad recently moved in and seems very comfortable and satisfied with everything at the property. He tells me the staff is always smiling, accommodating and willing to please. I can’t tell you how relieved we feel and look forward to the future and many more good years. I must say you have a first class operation with every detail covered. I have and always will recommend your properties to my friends, family and business clients.

Thank you again for everything.

John F. Cavallo

Grandparents Day in Holtsville

The Bristal at Holtsville celebrated Grandparents Day with a Family Fun Carnival. For this special event, we invited all of our family and friends for an enjoyable afternoon. Special activities included Richard the Magician, live music by Summer Breeze, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, and elegant desserts for the entire family!

Holtsville’s Kentucky Derby Day Celebration

Everyone in Holtsville had a wonderful time at our Kentucky Derby Day Celebration! We gathered in the bistro for a friendly horse racing game. We all took turns rolling the dice to see which horse would finish first. And, of course, what Derby Day would be complete without our fabulous Derby hats? Ours were made with love and we wore them proudly! Everyone enjoyed some sweet treats and mint juleps after the race.

Irish Step Dancing Performance in Holtsville

We were so lucky to have Irish Step Dancers from the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Dance perform for us here in The Bristal at Holtsville. Students from 7-16 years old performed traditional group, quartet and solo dances, and a talented young dancer delighted our ears with a violin serenade. Guests were amazed by the skill, showmanship, beautiful costumes made in Ireland, ringlet curls, and the kind personalities of each and every dancer who visited with us after the performance. Our Irish eyes were smiling today!

Holtsville’s Holiday Party 2016

We had our very first Holiday Party here at Holtsville, and we’re looking forward to doing this together each year. Residents enjoyed a cocktail hour with specialty drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. We then enjoyed a fabulous meal together, and following that, gathered in the bistro for some live entertainment. The Sweet Lorraine Duo put on a wonderful performance. Happy Holidays from all of us here in Holtsville!

‘Through Our Eyes’ Art Exhibit

This year, we created a special art exhibit called “Through Our Eyes.” Residents from all of The Bristal communities created artwork using various mediums. Then, our art went on display at the Long Island Museum for a month as a special exhibit! There were photos and bios of the artists, and so many people got to enjoy our unique artwork. Thank you to everyone who participated, the Long Island Museum for their hospitality, and to everyone who came to support us.

National Square Dancing Day in Holtsville

Residents from The Bristal at Holtsville had a blast celebrating National Square Dancing Day! We really got into it by dressing for the occasion. Residents and staff learned partner dance steps such as the do-si-do and the promenade, and danced to the beat of western tunes. The festivities continued into a Western Social that featured delicious home-made banana-pumpkin bread baked by the residents and a barn inspired photo booth!

Murder Mystery Dinner in Holtsville

Inspired by the game Clue, we decided to hold a Murder Mystery Dinner here in Holtsville! The invitations were delivered, and the guests arrived in the dining room to find that the host, “Mr.Body,” had been murdered! Five colorful suspects (from the Recreation Department) were in question, and it was up to the residents to solved this classic Murder Mystery. Who killed Mr.Body, with what weapon and where? Congratulations to the residents for solving the mystery!

Mad Hatter Day in Holtsville

In the month of October, we observe the day of the Mad Hatter, a famous character from Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice in Wonderland. Residents & employees wore crazy hats and gathered beneath a whimsical tree for a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Sweet deserts, candy, English tea sandwiches, and a spot of tea were served. We also had fun with backward name tags, party games and charades!

The Bristal at Holtsville is Now Open!

We have officially opened here at The Bristal at Holtsville and our first residents have already moved in! Take a sneak peek at the gorgeous community. We are confident that residents will quickly feel right at home. We look forward to making The Bristal at Holtsville a wonderful place to live and work, and can’t wait to start making memories together. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the newest community in The Bristal Assisted Living family.

The Bristal at Holtsville Welcome Center

The Welcome Center in Holtsville is now officially open! We’d love to meet you – so please feel free to give us a call at 631-732-2300, or stop in for a visit. Construction is moving along, and we’ll be ready to move in before you know it. We hope to see you soon!