Here in Garden City, we had a great time celebrating Mardi Gras. From extravagant masks, beads, and live music, to a homemade king cake and hurricane drinks, we felt like we were right on the streets of New Orleans. Chef Mick even setup a live chef’s station in the dining room and made the New Orleans original, Bananas Foster!
We are certainly keeping busy this winter in Jericho! A few of our favorites from this month include; making homemade candy, celebrating Cupid’s birthday, participating in The Bristal Better U lecture with Hofstra University, and holding our very own Oscars party on the red carpet! We may not be able to enjoy our beautiful outdoor courtyard and swimming pool yet, but we are definitely keeping busy indoors.
Here in Armonk we celebrated a very special milestone for two of our residents who celebrated their 100th birthdays in February. Diana Lamberti, whose 100th birthday was February 8th, and Henriette Bard, whose 100th birthday was February 28th, were treated to a festive birthday party on February 28th. They were joined by their families, friends, and fellow residents from The Bristal. Happy Birthday Diana and Henriette!
Here in Westbury, we held an amazing Chinese New Year celebration. The Chinese Center of Long Island visited us and put on a lion dance for the residents. We were all so impressed by their incredible performance! Thank you to The Chinese Center of Long Island for spending the afternoon with us!
Today in West Babylon we hosted The Bristal Oscars! Everyone felt like a movie star as we walked down the red carpet and received our Oscar. We ended our ceremony in true fashion with an after party. There we enjoyed passed hors d’oeurves, punch, and music from the movies!
On February 24th at The Bristal at Massapequa, we celebrated the Oscars with our own red carpet event. We enjoyed an evening in style with an award-winning menu of delicious treats. Chocolate Oscar awards were also given out to the residents in the following categories: Best Dressed, Best Personality, Best Smile, Best Hair, Best Movie Critic, and Best Eyes! It was an evening enjoyed by all!
This Valentine’s Day in Garden City, we spent the day celebrating love, chocolate, and music. Residents enjoyed a beautiful chocolate fountain station with a variety of dippers including strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and pound cake, as a violinist strolled through the Bistro Grille playing all our favorite love songs. We even made our own sweet treats earlier in the day in our cake pop creations class. Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you felt as much love this year as we felt here at The Bristal at Garden City.
We were certainly feeling the love here in East Meadow this month! In addition to our Valentine’s Day celebrations, we were pleased to receive a visit from students from Woodland Middle School. The students put on a variety show, presented the residents with cards and other gifts, and spent the afternoon making great conversation! Happy Valentine’s Day – we hope you all felt as much love this year as we felt here at The Bristal at East Meadow!
Here in White Plains, we had a beautiful Valentine’s Day! Executive Director, Laureen Kelly, was pleased to start her Valentine’s Day by receiving a box of chocolates from resident Walter. The love continued to spread throughout the community when Brownie Troop 2941 visited. The girls gave a musical performance, mingled with the residents, and handed out some hand-made Valentine’s cookies and gifts to the residents. We all had a great time. Happy Valentine’s Day from The Bristal at White Plains!
Here in Armonk, we had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day. This year, we held a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Everyone put on their best hats for a celebration of all the loved ones in our lives. It was a fun, whimsical afternoon, filled with laughter and all our favorite tea-time treats.
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!
This Valentine’s Day here in Sayville, we enjoyed a beautiful luncheon accompanied by romantic music and some wonderful conversation. We were honored to also celebrate the 50th anniversary of residents Morton and Leah. Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you felt as much love this year as we felt here at The Bristal at Sayville!
Here in Lynbrook, we had so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day. This year, we hosted our very first “Not So Newlywed Game”! A few of the couples living here at The Bristal at Lynbrook participated, answering questions about each other. All of the happy couples have been married for more than 60 years, so you can image how much they know about each other! It was an afternoon filled with a lot of laughs and a whole lot of love. Happy Valentine’s Day from The Bristal at Lynbrook!
Here in North Woodmere, we were honored to have resident Stanley Mutterperl present a lecture and slideshow titled “Photography as Art”. The presentation included photographs taken and edited by Stanley, many of which have won contests! Stanley didn’t just share his beautiful artwork though, he also shared his expertise in how he has achieved such impressive pieces of art. Thank you Stanley, you did a great job!
Today in Lake Grove, two gorgeous 10 year-old pet therapy horses came to visit! These miniature horses, Aiden and Pearl, are certified pet therapy horses who have been best friends since they were just ponies. They love coming to visit us here at The Bristal, and always bring such a calm, peaceful energy to the room as we pet them. Thank you for taking the time to see us today, Aiden and Pearl, we can’t wait to have you back!