The Bristal at Holtsville Blog

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!

Town Board OKs Rezoning for Assisted Living Suffolk County Community in Brookhaven

New Assisted Living Suffolk County Community Planned

The Engel Burman Group recently acquired 5.89 acres of land on the north service road of the Long Island Expressway, near exit 63 in Holtsville. The developers, owners and managers of The Bristal Assisted Living plan to build a stunning new senior living community there, adding to the family of assisted living Suffolk County communities.

On February 4th, the Brookhaven Town Board voted to change the zoning of the land from ‘light industrial’ to ‘health facility’ by a unanimous vote of 7-0.

Though The Bristal Assisted Living has multiple senior living communities throughout Nassau County, Bergen County and Westchester County, there is currently only one operating assisted living Suffolk County community, The Bristal at East Northport. Two more communities are on the horizon. The Bristal at Sayville is currently under construction, with a scheduled opening date in the Spring of 2014. The Bristal at Lake Grove will soon follow.

The zoning change approval was the first step toward adding the fourth assisted living Suffolk County community to The Bristal family.

Newsday published the article below about the Town of Brookhaven zoning change vote:

Brookhaven Town Board OKs Rezoning for Assisted Living Suffolk County Community

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Article and featured image courtesy of Newsday. The original article can be found here.