The Bristal at White Plains Blog

New Year’s Eve in White Plains

Happy New Year from The Bristal at White Plains! This year we celebrated New Year’s Eve the good old fashioned way – with friends, delicious food and drinks, and of course wearing our best party hat! We also took the time to toast to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018. We are so excited to see what this new year has in store for us!

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.

Valentine’s Day in White Plains

Here in White Plains, Valentine’s Day was all about spending time with those we love. Everyone wore their pink or red in honor of the holiday, and friends and family came to visit. We had a special ‘heart to heart’ dinner, followed by a magical musical evening with David Podles, who played all of our favorite love songs. While we danced, everyone enjoyed chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Testimonial from Doris and Dan Mast

Dear Maryellen,

We have met only once – and that was quite a while ago – and now I just feel that it is time for me to pass on to you our feelings about The Bristal in White Plains.

My wife Doris and I joined The Bristal community in November 2014.

At that time and for many months later we were both still concerned about making this very important decision.

Our son Richard visited many assisted living facilities in this area and it was he who felt after a very careful study that The Bristal in White Plains is the one place where we would be happy, healthy and safe.

It is true that our way of life has dramatically changed, but we can both honestly now say – it was the “right move.”

White Plains at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Residents and staff from The Bristal at White Plains headed out to the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at White Plains High School. The Alzheimer’s Association holds this walk each year to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Bristal makes efforts to help raise funds, and then participates in the walk. We had a gorgeous day to get outside and support such a great cause.

Memorial Day BBQ in White Plains

We got together on Memorial Day to enjoy a relaxing indoor/outdoor barbecue. Many of us were joined by family and friends. Even though it is the unofficial kickoff to summer, no one forgot just what Memorial Day truly means to this country. We remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could continue to enjoy our freedom.

Ten Communities of The Bristal Named “Caring Stars of 2016” by

The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow, East Northport, Lake Grove, Lynbrook, Massapequa, North Hills, North Woodmere, Sayville, White Plains and Woodcliff Lake Honored Among Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation — Named “Caring Star of 2016” for Service Excellence in Assisted Living

Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from

Caring Stars 2016 - has named The Bristal at East Meadow, East Northport, Lake Grove, Lynbrook, Massapequa, North Hills, North Woodmere, Sayville, White Plains and Woodcliff Lake as “Caring Stars of 2016” for service excellence in assisted living. In ratings and reviews from older adults and their family members, these ten communities earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score), while also meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor.

In New York State, only 38 assisted living communities were named a Caring Star, and The Bristal is so proud that 9 of our communities were among those honored. The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, our only community in New Jersey, was among the 24 communities that were honored in that state.

Americans are increasingly seeking insights provided by online reviews to help guide important senior care decisions for aging or ailing loved ones. In multiple research studies, the majority of family caregivers have indicated that they turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when researching senior living communities, and have relied on these perspectives more so than in-person recommendations from geriatric professionals or medical personnel. Now entering its fifth year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers reliably narrow senior living options for their loved ones to the most-acclaimed communities – particularly as they gather for the holidays and discover increased or urgent senior care needs.

The Bristal at East Northport and North Hills Each Win Their Third Award, and Lynbrook Wins its Fourth, Making All Three Communities “Caring Super Stars”

Caring Stars 2016 - SuperStarBadgeOut of only 96 communities nationwide who were awarded the distinction of being “Caring Super Stars” in 2016, we are so pleased to announce that three of those winners are communities of The Bristal. This badge is awarded only to communities who have earned the distinction of “Caring Star” three or more times in the program’s five year history. You can view the past winners here:

2015: Eight Communities Named “Caring Star of 2015” by
2014: Caring Stars of 2014: East Northport, Lynbrook and Westbury
2013: Names Lynbrook and North Hills “Caring Stars of 2013”

With three million unique visitors to its website monthly, is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. provides helpful caregiving content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the United States, with nearly 100,000 consumer ratings and reviews.