The Bristal at West Babylon Blog

West Babylon Trip to Fire Island

West Babylon residents took a trip over to Fire Island today! We enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the water in Ocean Beach followed by a walk around town and ice cream. From the weather, to the food and the friends we were with, it was a perfect afternoon. With just a few weeks left of summer, we are making sure we enjoy every last bit of the warm weather!

West Babylon Fishing Trip

Here in West Babylon we have been loving this beautiful summer weather! This month we traveled down to Oak Beach where we went fishing off of the pier. One of our friends from the community volunteered his time by joining us on this fishing trip – helping us with equipment and teaching us everything we need to know about fishing! It was such a great day, we plan to go back in August for snapper fishing!

Kentucky Derby in West Babylon

Here in West Babylon, we had a great time celebrating the Kentucky Derby. Everyone wore their finest hats for our hat parade in the morning. After the parade we placed bets on the horses racing in the famous Kentucky Derby, then played our own horse racing game! The Bristal Derby would not have been complete, though, without some mint juleps and blondie bars!

West Babylon and Massapequa’s Hockey Competition

Today residents from Massapequa came to West Babylon to participate in our first ever floor hockey competition. We’ve been practicing all month! The competition included three rounds – the team that got the puck under the chair of the opposing team the most, won. West Babylon took the trophy this time, but they would be happy to meet with Massapequa any day of the week for a rematch!


Fun with Social Media Apps in West Babylon

Here in West Babylon, we spent the morning learning about social media apps and filters while enjoying the beautiful weather in our gazebo. We started with Snapchat and then took some photos using the Boomerang app. The residents loved learning about the new trends and how they can personally use their own iPads and cell phones to stay in touch with their children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren!

High Tea Luncheon with Sayville and West Babylon

West Babylon hosted a special high tea luncheon this afternoon. The Women’s Club from The Bristal at Sayville visited West Babylon for an afternoon filled with story telling, a beautiful lunch, and of course new friends! Residents in West Babylon are so excited to plan a trip over to Sayville next to explore their side of town.


The Bristal Helping Hands in West Babylon

Every Saturday here in West Babylon, a group of residents get together to make clothes, hats and mittens for children! These talented residents are part of The Bristal Helping Hands volunteer group. As pieces are completed we donate them to a few of the local hospitals. We are also participating in The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program – providing red hats for babies during American Heart Month! We are always so proud to be able to support our community in any way possible.

The Bristal Attends Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Residents of Massapequa, West Babylon, Sayville and Holtsville attended a very special Veterans Appreciation Dinner on January 20th. From the moment they arrived they were treated like royalty. From a special salute as they entered, to other veterans coming over to shake their hands, they could not have felt more special. Each resident also received a challenge coin based on their branch of service. It was such an honor to have been a part of this event. It will certainly be one that will remain with us as a cherished memory. As always, we thank all of our veterans for their service.

Tree Trimming in West Babylon

This week, we hosted our very first Tree Trimming Party here in West Babylon. Residents and staff dressed up like elves and helped decorate the tree. We spent the day in the lobby caroling, drinking eggnog, eating cookies and getting the ornaments just right on the tree.  It was a great way to kick off this holiday season – with new friends and in our new home!

Veterans Day in West Babylon

We had a beautiful afternoon as we celebrated our first Veterans Day here in West Babylon.  After a moment of silence at 11:11, we held a Veterans Day luncheon in the private dining room. Following lunch, we sang patriotic tunes and honored the men and women who served our country with a dedication service. Each veteran received a red rose and a pin that was made by The Bristal Helping Hands during our jewelry club. As the day came to an end, we enjoyed delicious red, white and blue cupcakes and some chicken soup for the Veteran’s soul!

Halloween in West Babylon

Here in West Babylon, we celebrated our first Halloween together!  Since all of the residents are new to the community, getting dressed up and wearing silly masks was a great way to encourage building new friendships.  The day consisted of our first annual costume party with spooky music by JK Hodge, and an apple cider social hour.  We are so excited to celebrate all the holidays to come, here in our new home.