The Bristal at Lynbrook Blog

Valentine’s Day in Lynbrook

Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day in Lynbrook. We enjoyed a morning filled with musical entertainment, followed by a special visit from local students who hand delivered Valentine’s Day cards to the residents. Then, heart shaped raviolis were served for lunch. After indulging in sweet treats for dessert, we spent the afternoon playing The Dating Game! The hilarious blind questions and answers had everyone laughing and playing along. It was such a fun day spent with good friends!

Paint and Sip Night in Lynbrook

Here in Lynbrook we enjoyed a beautiful Paint and Sip Night. Residents worked step by step on their own canvases to create some impressive masterpieces. Executive Director, Wendy, even joined in on the fun. We had such a great turn out and everyone really brought their creativity to the table! All of the residents were shocked at their own ability to create such amazing art work. At the end of the night everyone was able to take their canvases back to their apartments so they could show them off to friends and family!

Holiday Party in Lynbrook

We had an amazing time at our Holiday Party in Lynbrook this year. It was an evening filled with music, laughter and cheer. Residents came to this Polar Express holiday celebration dressed to impress. We are so proud of the team effort put into making this night possible for the residents every year, and this year was certainly no different. This beautiful evening was the perfect way to close out 2017 and we could not be more excited for what the new year has in store!

Best of Assisted Living and Best of Senior Living Awards from

The Bristal at Westbury, The Bristal at Holtsville, The Bristal at Lynbrook and The Bristal at Lake Success All Receive 2018 Awards from

We are honored to have four of our locations recognized by as 2018 award recipients: The Bristal Assisted Living at Westbury, The Bristal Assisted Living at Holtsville, and The Bristal Assisted Living at Lynbrook have received 2018 Best of Assisted Living Awards, and The Bristal at Lake Success, our first community exclusively dedicated to memory care, has received the 2018 Best of Senior Living Award. We are truly grateful to our residents and their families who have consistently provided us with incredibly positive feedback which reinforces our commitment to provide the best in senior and assisted living. is one of the nation’s top sites for senior care services ratings and reviews. This ranking places The Bristal in the top one percent of senior care providers throughout the nation. We are proud that our communities in Westbury, Holtsville, Lynbrook and Lake Success each have ratings above 4.5 stars as well as the great support from our residents and their families that qualified us for this honor.

Online reviews are extremely important in helping families make informed decisions for their loved ones in terms of the best senior care options. In a study completed by and A Place For Mom, families are over 100% more likely to choose a 5-star community over a community with no reviews at all. We are happy to instill confidence in families searching for the best assisted living care, including Alzheimer’s care, that The Bristal is the best choice for their loved ones.

To Executive Director Noemi Valentino and her team in Westbury, Executive Director George Solano and his team in Holtsville, Executive Director Wendy Gregg and her team in Lynbrook and Executive Director Kimberly Bent and her team in Lake Success: Congratulations on the well-deserved honor of being awarded some of the best in senior living and assisted living in 2018 by!

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.

Halloween in Lynbrook

This year on Halloween in Lynbrook, residents welcomed a group of students from a local school to show off their costumes. The students brought hand painted pumpkins for the residents and came prepared with a performance! The residents were just as prepared with goodie bags that they had filled for the students ahead of time. The visit was followed by entertainment with Gerard Corbett, and of course a creepy crawler social hour! Everyone was dressed in their finest costumes, so it was nearly impossible to decide who had the best. Overall, it was an afternoon filled with smiles and laughter.

Grandparents Day in Lynbrook

Here in Lynbrook, residents, friends, and families gathered for a special Grandparents Day celebration.  A classic Walt Disney theme brought all generations together.  Everyone from grandparents to grandchildren dressed up like their favorite Disney characters and enjoyed themed music, games, and sweet treats!

Lynbrook’s Camp Day

Here in Lynbrook, residents and staff came together for a Camp Day to show our support for Sunrise Day Camp, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings. The “Senior Scouts” set up in the foyer to sell bracelets and blankets that they have been making in anticipation of this fundraiser. All of the proceeds will be donated to the camp. We also had a “camp fire” that everyone gathered around. We had a giant drum circle which included singing and dancing. After that, everyone enjoyed s’mores rice crispy treats, a s’mores ice box cake and s’mores trail mix. We all had an amazing day during our Camp Day.

Cinco de Mayo in Lynbrook

On Cinco de Mayo this year, Lynbrook residents threw a fiesta that just wouldn’t end! We enjoyed a Mexican inspired buffet lunch. After that, we danced away the afternoon with Lisa and cooled off with some delicious Margaritas. We were all having so much fun, we didn’t want the day to end!

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch in Lynbrook

We had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Brunch here in Lynbrook. The Ciara Greene School of Irish Dance came in and gave a special St. Patrick’s Day performance and presentation. The talented dancers were followed by an Irish Brunch in the dining room featuring Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, and of course some Baileys Irish Cream and Irish beer! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here in Lynbrook.

Celebrating the Holidays in Lynbrook

We made sure that everyone enjoyed a little holiday cheer this year while celebrating the holidays! We had parties for residents, parties in Reflections, and a party where we invited all of our families to come and join us! It is a special time of year, and what better way to celebrate than to share time with those we love? Our days have been filled with delicious food and drinks, unending music, and lots of laughter. There have been visits from Santa Claus, special meals complete with chef stations, and live entertainment from JK Hodge, Greg Mulad, Lou Esposito, Johnny C, and Vance Brescia. Happy Holidays from The Bristal at Lynbrook!

‘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.