This week is National Assisted Living Week! Here in Englewood, we have been focusing on the theme of “A Spark of Creativity” as we challenge ourselves to spark our creative sides. Today, National Assisted Living week inspired us to learn/re-learn how to sew and we had a great time doing it. Everyone even got to walk away with their own hand-made purse!
Leather coats, poodle skirts, cinch belts, and saddle shoes… oh my! East Northport took a fun-filled trip down memory lane with a Back to the Fifties Night party. We listened to some of our favorite hits, did the Boogie Woogie, and enjoyed a treat (or two!). Just like the Fonz, we give the party a big thumbs up!
Pet therapy pony, Cupid, joined us in White Plains today! Cupid is a full grown Shetland pony who has been training as a therapy pony for five years. Cupid and his trainer spent the afternoon spreading so much love around our community. Cupid has such a peaceful presence about him, it was a pleasure to have him pay us a visit! We hope to have him and his trainer back soon!
Westbury held their Annual Resident Fashion Show this week! Here in Westbury, we have been hosting a Resident Fashion Show since the first year our community opened. Laverne on Wheels, a local vendor, brings all of her best boutique clothing for the residents to model. As they walk down the runway with their escorts, Laverne speaks about the different articles being shown off. Every year it is not just a fun event for those in the audience, but it is an occasion where the residents walking in the show get to dress up and feel like real models!
Here in Sayville, we are taking full advantage of the beautiful summer evenings. This week we enjoyed live entertainment and a full mocktail bar out in the courtyard, just as the sun was beginning to set and the afternoon breeze came through. Live music in the summer is always a crowd favorite, but it is even better when you can enjoy it in your own backyard!
Here in Lake Success we are having a great time this summer. We hosted a July 4th BBQ where we all dressed in our finest red, white and blue, and danced the afternoon away to live entertainment. We also enjoyed a luau! Pineapple chicken, coconut shrimp and tropical drinks were served as all of our favorite summer songs were performed live. All of us in Lake Success look forward to seeing what the rest of this summer will bring!
On Thursday, West Babylon residents took a trip to Ocean Beach, Fire Island. After a beautiful ferry ride over, we enjoyed lunch at The Island Mermaid overlooking the water, and spent the afternoon hanging out at the shops. It was a hot day so of course we had to stop for some ice cream before catching the ferry back home. From the gorgeous weather and peaceful scenery, to the pleasant company, it was close to a perfect summer day!
Here in East Northport, we got a taste of the islands at a Caribbean party. We enjoyed refreshing tropical drinks while listening to the rhythms of a live steel drum band. Residents dressed in their brightest tropical colors – some even dressed up like pirates and posed for the camera. It was a beautiful summer evening!
We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July here in Englewood! Everyone dressed in their finest red white and blue apparel for a beautiful afternoon. We had a BBQ in the courtyard, got silly as we posed as Uncle Sam, and even enjoyed some refreshing red white and blue mocktails. Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Bristal at Englewood!
We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July here in Jericho. Everyone dressed in their best patriotic apparel for a BBQ complete with live entertainment, all the classic American BBQ specials, and the crowd favorite – red, white and blue ice pops!
We had such a great time at the Yankee game this week! Residents from a few of our communities spent the afternoon at Yankee Stadium and enjoyed the beautiful weather, an exciting game, and of course, no baseball game is complete without a hot dog or chicken fingers with a nice cold beer. What made it even better was the Yankees winning with a walk-off home run. Thank you to the New York Yankees for showing us a great time and giving us a shout out on the message board!
Here in Garden City we have officially kicked off summer. From sitting out in the courtyard by the fire pit to golfing right in our own community, we are certainly making the most of this beautiful weather! We also had a sip and paint night for flag day, creating individual masterpiece American flag paintings. The gentlemen even got together to build model rockets for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing next month. It is just the first few days of summer and we have already done so much. We are so excited to see what the rest of this … read more
Residents from our Jericho, Westbury and Garden City communities got together this week at The Bristal at Jericho for a Margarita Mixer! We enjoyed perfect summer mocktails, music, dancing and light hors d’oeuvres. We had a great time mingling with residents from our neighboring communities!
This weekend The Bristal at Holtsville hosted a Hot Rods and Hot Dogs Car Show for Father’s Day! The afternoon included an impressive display of classic cars, fast cars, hot rods and motorcycles. We were also treated to a live performance by Antiquity Barbershop Quartet while we enjoyed hot dogs, popcorn, zeppoles and more.
Here in Garden City, our first annual Memorial Day BBQ was quite the success! We enjoyed all the BBQ classics like burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken and corn – of course followed by a delicious spread of desserts. Residents were invited to dine outside in the courtyard to enjoy the beautiful weather, and families joined us for a game of corn hole followed by live musical entertainment. Although Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, we never forget to wear our red white and blue to honor all of the men and women who have served our country.