The Bristal at Westbury Blog

Valentine’s Day in Westbury

Here in Westbury, we were certainly feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. Students from Birch Elementary School came for a special Valentine’s Day visit. The students, all dressed in red and pink, sang our favorite love songs, and stayed after to do a craft with us. Everyone was smiling from ear to ear as they worked together to create these love-filled crafts on this love-filled day!

Winter Fun in Westbury

It may be cold outside but we are having a great time keeping warm and busy indoors here in Westbury! The Bristal Helping Hands have been getting together every Wednesday, knitting and crocheting. They’ve been working so hard that we got enough blankets and scarves together to donate to the Bethany House, a local homeless shelter for women and children. When we are not hard at work making blankets and scarves for those in need, one of our favorite pass times is enjoying a nice hot cup of hot cocoa in the bistro! It may sound crazy, but we don’t mind the winter here at The Bristal at Westbury!

Holiday Party in Westbury

We had a great time at our holiday party, here in Westbury. We spent the evening eating a beautiful meal and singing and dancing along to live music. By the time we were done eating, almost everyone was up and dancing! It was a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays with our friends here at The Bristal at Westbury!

Veterans Day in Westbury

Here in Westbury, we had a very special Veterans Day. We were honored to have servicemen come and present our Veterans with pins. Students from Merrick High School also came for a visit to spend some time with all of the honorable men and women who have served our country. In addition to the pleasant company, we were touched by a live bag pip performance and refreshments to follow. From The Bristal at Westbury, thank you to all of our Veterans for all that you have done, and continue to do for our country!


Fourth of July in Westbury

We had so much fun celebrating the Fourth of July here in Westbury. The day began with entertainment by the Bay City Ramblers, where everyone was up and dancing in their best red, white, and blue apparel. After, we enjoyed an all American BBQ lunch, followed by classic red, white, and blue Italian ices for dessert. Our Independence Day would not have been complete, though, without a patriotic sing along, so we did just that. It was another amazing summer day here in Westbury!

Mother’s Day Tea Party in Westbury

Here in Westbury, we enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day Tea Party to celebrate all of the amazing moms living in our community! Everyone certainly felt the love as they entered the perfectly decorated room. Family and friends joined us for finger foods, an assortment of teas, and music. Thank you to all who joined us, but most importantly thank you to all of the mothers who have dedicated their lives to their children!

Holiday Party in Westbury

Here in Westbury we hosted a beautiful holiday party. Our incredible team of employees came together to sing for the residents and it was both touching and hilarious! An exquisite dinner was served and music and dancing carried us through the evening. And don’t forget about the finest of dessert spreads that was offered. It was a celebration filled with all of our favorite things. Thank you to all involved in making this annual event possible!

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

Senior 2018 Best Of Assisted Living as rated by families

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 Senior 2018 Best Of Assisted Living as rated by familiescompleted 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!

Fall Fun in Westbury

Residents in Westbury enjoyed some fall fun this October.  We traveled to Hick’s Nursery to see our favorite fall showcase, experienced a therapeutic drum circle, and made spooky dirt cups in preparation for Halloween.  We also showed off our best dance moves at our Fall Harvest Festival. It was a jam packed month and we really enjoyed ourselves!

Senior Prom in Westbury

This Summer, the residents in Westbury attended their very own senior prom. The community was beautifully decorated for an elegant evening filled with live music, dancing, and delicious pastries. Resident senior superlatives including, Prom King and Queen, Best Dancer, Cutest Couple, Most Outgoing, and Most Helpful, were chosen by the residents and presented with honorary certificates.  It was truly a memorable occasion!