DevonHouse Senior Living | July 2017 News & Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

All around the country, communities are gearing up to provide absolutely breathtaking fireworks displays. Here in Allentown it is our chance to proclaim our varied cultural heritage and show gratitude to our forefathers. The red, white, and blue buntings are being draped and crisp new flags are swaying in the breeze as we prepare for a star-spangled fourth.

Summer is truly “sizzling” here! The residents of DevonHouse will be celebrating Independence Day with a special holiday picnic meal prepared by our staff, including favorites from the grill. All picnic delicacies will be served with the convenience of eating inside in the cool dining room or outside on the back patio, enjoying the warm breeze.

The strains of the local summer favorite “On the way to Cape May” fill my head as I wait with great anticipation for our musical entertainment to play the perennial favorite. Our residents enjoy reminiscing of “days gone by” when a trip to the seashore was the highlight of the summer.

They walked the “boards” at night and enjoyed the beach and surf for free. No beach tags for their generation! They were thrilled by the diving horse when they visited the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, long before there were casinos.

We wish to thank all our residents and their families for their patience during our front renovation. We are looking forward to a beautiful new entrance!

Warmest regards,
– Renee

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager We’re celebrating the 4th of July with an indoor/outdoor picnic. Choose the convenience of eating inside, or catch some sun and a breeze on the patio. Speaking of the patio, the weekly patio lunches are going strong! Every Wednesday you’re welcome to enjoy lunch on the patio (weather permitting, of course).

We’re excited about the recent upgrades to the dining room. The new ceiling, doors, cabinets, and countertops definitely change the look for the best!

Now that the weather is really heating up, I’d like to remind you to stay hydrated. In addition to drinking water with meals, please make the most of the water stations throughout the building. Once the renovations to the front entrance are complete, we’ll have a new water cart there for you, too.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director Thank you to everyone who supported our semi-annual “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer” bake sale last month. We raised $233 to help in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Recently, we released five butterflies into the wild blue yonder. It was so much fun – and so interesting – to watch each one develop from a caterpillar into a chrysalis, and then into a beautiful butterfly!

Now that summer is in full swing, I look forward to seeing you for our picnic lunches on the back patio every Wednesday. Remember that the picnics feature special salads and desserts that are available on the patio only.

Finally, there are two big birthdays this month. Please join me in wishing Fern Ockovic a happy 101st birthday on July 9th, and Rose Bellizzi a very happy 100th birthday on July 31st!

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page. Schedule highlights for the month are here.

DevonHouse Senior Living | June 2017 News & Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

image of gardenJune is certainly a month to celebrate, complete with weddings, graduations and Father’s Day. It is the perfect month to spend time with your loved ones, taking in the beautiful warm days of early summer.

At DevonHouse, we invite you to enjoy the serenity of our location, with plenty of comfortable seating and shade on our back patio. It certainly renews the soul!

On Father’s Day, we salute the men who have guided us for a job well done! We all must nurture the special memories of our fathers, whether living or deceased, related by blood or by the heart.

The dad in your life may have been the one that taught you to ride a bike. He was the one that chased away bad dreams, coached the baseball team after he finished ten hours at work, and tutored you in math. He grilled steaks on the outside barbecue and waited up anxiously until you came home from a date. And it was Dad whose eyes brimmed with tears of pride when you introduced him to his first grandchild.

Thanks, Dads, for being there for us! Your role certainly should be celebrated more often than just on Father’s Day!

Warmest regards,
– Renee

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager This month, we are celebrating Father’s Day with a Friends & Family Brunch on Sunday, June 18th. Enjoy hearty brunch favorites to celebrate all of the dads among us! Seatings are at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP at the front desk by June 11th!

Weekly patio lunches begin on June 17th. The lunches will be every Wednesday on the patio throughout summer, and will feature a grilled menu that is different from what is served inside. I encourage everyone to come out and get some fresh air and great food!

This month, there are tasty new additions to the Always Available menu, including kosher-style favorites like matzo-ball soup, and bagels and lox, plus new breakfast items: waffles, french toast, and omelets.

Bakers Club is later in the month we are always looking for recipes from residents or family members that we can feature.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director Calling all staff and family members!

We’re seeking nominations for our quarterly “Dream Catchers” program. Nominate a resident to have their wish fulfilled – it’s a wonderful way to celebrate our connection to each other. Please see me for all nominations.

The warmer weather is finally here! Join our gardening group and watch our herb garden and tomatoes grow, or help with daily flower watering. Food from our garden will be used in future dishes prepared by the kitchen.

We will also be watching caterpillars transform into butterflies and releasing them at the end of June.

Don’t forget to come and meet “Silver,” our new resident cat. Please submit your name suggestions so we can conduct a vote.
Finally, we’re again hosting a “Cookies for Kids Cancer” bake sale on June 15th. Come on out to support the sale and be a good cookie!

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page. Schedule highlights for the month are here.

DevonHouse Senior Living | May 2017 News & Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

This month we delight in paying special tribute to our mothers, who nurtured us and selflessly guided us to become the adults we are today.

Personally, it has taken me years of reflection to fully understand the complexities of my own mother and the forces that molded and motivated her in her lifetime. She was a self-made career woman who fought against the prejudices of the time to work her way up the corporate ladder and achieve success in her field.

As youth, we can be so judgmental of our elders. As we age, we develop a sense of gratitude and awe of the obstacles that previous generations surmounted to give us the opportunities we enjoy today.

This is the generation that is served by DevonHouse. Every day we pay them tribute through our efforts and say a special “thank you” for a lifetime of service.

On Memorial Day, may we remember all those who have served in the armed forces and protected the freedoms we enjoy. The Greatest Generation representing WWII along with those men and women of the Korean Conflict still reign at DevonHouse.

Thank you to all veterans for your service!

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
We’re celebrating Mother’s Day and Memorial Day at DevonHouse this month. On Mother’s Day, we will have a special meal served at lunch, featuring fresh, in-season strawberries.

In celebration of Memorial Day, we’re having an outside-inside picnic. I look forward to seeing you on the patio for traditional picnic fare like grilled hot dogs and grilled hamburgers with all the fixings, plus a featured salad.

Memorial Day also kicks off for our weekly patio lunches! Every Wednesday (with a rain date of Friday) we’ll have lunch on the patio, picnic style. Patio lunches feature a special menu that is different from the dining room menu. Patio lunches are held weekly throughout the summer into early fall, when the weather brings us back indoors.

By now the new menu system is fully in place, and I hope everyone is enjoying it. Your feedback is welcomed.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director Music, love, and remembrance fill the air this month at DevonHouse. In addition to our regular Tuesday entertainers, we’re delighted to welcome the First Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir on May 10th and the Bethany Church Choir on May 17th.

Our Centenarian Club is hosting a special visitor from the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, who will discuss 20th century presidents. Our eight DevonHouse centenarians welcome all residents to this lively discussion.

Speaking of centenarians, please join me in wishing Carolyn Patton a happy 101st birthday on May 6th!

Continuing the theme of remembrance, Compassis Hospice will join us for an event to celebrate and remember those we’ve lost in the past year.

As the weather warms up, we’re excited to start moving outside! Patio picnics begin this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Be sure to check your calendars for more upcoming events.

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | April 2017 News & Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

A most anticipated spring is finally arriving!

After a tease in March, temperatures are rising and flowers are just blooming. Our tree limbs are getting ready to burst into leaf, forsythias are dancing in the breeze, and the sun is warming the earth – and my soul!

Spring gives us a feeling of renewal and we are invigorated with energy and optimism. The robins have arrived and are preening themselves in the sun, much to the delight of our residents who enjoy watching them.

I am always pleased to experience the longer days, as they allow me to spend time in nature with my horses. With all their pent up energy, the horses delight in racing through the fields. We may not run in the grass ourselves, but the longer days of sun seem to uplift the spirit of all of us!

As spring renews our energy, I look forward to seeing everyone here at DevonHouse for our spring events. And, I would like to personally wish each and every one of you a wonderful Passover and happy Easter!

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
In April, we’re celebrating all things Spring, beginning with Easter. On Easter Sunday, the main meal will be served during the lunch hour and will feature an Easter ham with all the fixings.

Our monthly theme meal is “Think Spring!” Look forward to seasonal spring foods and a scrumptious lemon meringue pie.
Exciting changes are coming to our menus. Menu jackets (like you would find in a restaurant) will replace selector sheets.
The new menus will have all of our Always Available items plus new choices, and your friendly servers will be ready to tell you all about the daily chef’s specials.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
Ready to hop into spring?

We’re continuing our tradition of hosting an Easter egg hunt for the second grade classes at Western Salisbury Elementary. This event will be held on April 7th, indoors, so that everyone can participate.

Then, kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids of DevonHouse residents and staff are invited to hop on over for our Friends & Family Easter Egg Hunt. Weather permitting, we’ll be out on the front lawn, along with the Easter bunny, who will be stopping by for a photo shoot.

This month there is extra music in the air at DevonHouse! In addition to our weekly musical guests, we’re also excited to hear the Macungie Minstrelaires. Plus, our favorite Elvis impersonator will be here to shake things up!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Friends & Family Sunday Brunch. It was wonderful to see everyone here. Be sure to mark your calendar for our next brunch on Father’s Day weekend.

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | March 2017 News and Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

March is a pivotal month, ending the long, cold winter and heralding the beginning of spring. Flower shows bloom all over the area, and everywhere there are reminders of the warm weather to come as sprouts spring up from the earth.

We look forward to the garden surrounding DevonHouse renewing again with greenery, flowers, and the cheerful sounds of chirping birds.

With these new beginnings we also welcome two new smiling faces to our front office. Jennifer Hoey joins us as administrative assistant. Wendy Caskie joins us as concierge.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer and Wendy to DevonHouse. They are both looking forward to getting to know all of the DevonHouse residents and families.

This month, people everywhere will celebrate all things Irish. At DevonHouse we are no exception! We will kick up our heels to the sound of the jig and wish everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day – and a very happy spring!

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
This month we’re welcoming friends and family for our first Friends & Family Brunch on March 12th. This is a very special event so be sure to RSVP! Seatings are at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken at the front desk. The brunch will feature a mixture of mouthwatering breakfast and lunch items, buffet style. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our theme meal for residents will be a traditional Irish meal in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The meal will feature corned beef, cabbage, and all the fixings.

Bakers Club will meet later in the month and will feature a monkey bread recipe from resident Regina Lloyd.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
Spring is on the way! As the days get longer and brighter, we’re celebrating all things spring, kicking up our heels on St. Patrick’s Day, and looking all the way ahead to our annual Easter events in April.

As spring returns, so does our live eagle cam in the living room. Once again, we are watching the nested pair of bald eagles in Hanover, PA. This camera gives us a “bird’s eye view ” into the lives of the eagles and their two eggs.
Speaking of eggs, throughout the month we’ll be filling plastic Easter eggs for three Easter egg hunts in April: the annual Emmaus Kiwanis Club egg hunt, our annual egg hunt with the second grade classes at Western Salisbury Elementary School, and our own Easter egg hunt for friends and family of DevonHouse. In previous years, our industrious residents have filled over 6,000 eggs!

Filling the plastic Easter eggs will be an ongoing activity. The supplies will be kept in the activity room and available anytime.

So whenever you have free time and motivation come out and get “cracking!”

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | February 2017 News and Events

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

I am continually warmed by the greetings that I receive at DevonHouse as – brrr! – February chills permeate the bones. Residents, families, and staff have been so welcoming as they introduce me to life at DevonHouse.

I’d like to take this space to introduce myself as an experienced personal care administrator. I have extensive experience having worked not only in personal care, but with the department of Public Welfare (now known as the Bureau of Human Services) in the Philadelphia area, and the Office of Aging in Centre County.

I am also a wife, and a mother of four grown children. I travel to DevonHouse from Bucks County, where my family lives close to Newtown.

My passion is to serve our residents and their families by providing the finest care
and offering residents the opportunity to actualize their fullest potential. DevonHouse is our resident’s home, and their place to enjoy life with dignity and respect.

Working with senior living residents over many years has provided me with an education, just from learning about their lifelong experiences. It has been an honor to get to know each and every one and their families.

Now, I look forward to sharing a new chapter with each new resident that I meet at DevonHouse!

– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
The big news for February is our biggest theme meal of the year: the Sweetheart Dinner on Valentine’s Day! We’re going all out with the menu and decorations and I encourage our residents to go all out, too! Dress up in your February finest for this special night, and get ready for a surprise when we reveal the menu.

I’m also pleased to announce an addition to our special meal selections. Please check the menu for a monthly “Pennsylvania Dutch Night,” featuring a different authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meal each month.

All of the exciting February events kick off with the Super Bowl weekend, including the “Souper Bowl” and drinks and snacks during the big game. Please join us!

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
There’s so much to enjoy in February: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Fastnacht Day, just to name a few.

We kick off the Super Bowl weekend on February 3rd with the “Souper Bowl,” a soup tasting social. Then, on the day of the big game, join our tailgate party from 1:00 – 3:00 for snacks and treats!

Calling all guys: every Friday after dinner is “Guys Night.” Head to the activity room for poker, beer, and laughs. There’s only one qualification to join!

There’s also just one qualification to be in our elite Centenarian Club. The 100+ Club meets four times a year for reminiscing about “the good old days” with speakers and educators from the community.

This month, we’re continuing our yearly tradition of preparing Valentine’s Day goodie bags for two second-grade classes at Salisbury Elementary School. The bags include a coloring sheet that the students send back to us for a coloring contest.
Vote for your favorite picture in the activity room!

Finally, in honor of Fasnacht Day, the theme of this month’s Ladies Tea will be donuts. You donut want to miss it!
-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | January 2017 News and Events

Happy New Year!

The beginning of the new year is such a wonderfully creative time. With the promise of a fresh start, new projects and ideas come together.

In addition to the longtime events and activities that have become DevonHouse traditions, like our bake sales, holiday open houses, and summer patio picnics, 2017 brings new opportunities to delight. Our “Dream Catchers” program to grant a wish to nominated residents and staff launches this month. And, as you begin filling in your 2017 calendar, please add our first Friends and Family Sunday Brunch on March 12th.

We’re excited to ring in the year with our warm community of residents, friends, family, and staff. All of us at DevonHouse wish you health, happiness and good luck in 2017!

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
We’re shaking off the January chill with a “Winter Wonderland” theme in January. Our monthly theme meal will feature menu items that will keep you warm in the cold winter months, all with gourmet flair.

Exciting dining events are coming your way in 2017! Look for a friends and family brunch once every season where we pull out the stops to welcome you into our community. As you mark your 2017 calendar, please include the first Sunday Friends and Family Brunch on March 12th. Be on the lookout for more information!

Bakers Club will meet later in the month. Do you have favorite family recipes you’d like us to feature? Please let Melissa know.

Finally, thank you to everyone who purchased a pie during our annual holiday pie sale. We sold well over 60 pies!
-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
As we start the new year, we are excited about finding creative ways to make 2017 truly terrific. That starts this month with a new program: Dream Catchers. Each month a nominated DevonHouse resident or staff member will have a wish granted.

Our first recipient is resident Violet Haberle. True to her name, Violet has a strong affection for the color purple. She even drove a purple Camaro, purchased when she was 69 years old!

Violet is getting her wish for wild purple streaks in her hair, supplied by our hairdresser. Watch our Facebook page for the fabulous results!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our holiday events. Everyone enjoyed spending time with families and friends of DevonHouse, and we look forward to seeing you throughout 2017.
-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | December 2016 News and Events

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is always exciting DevonHouse. We’re thrilled to welcome friends, families, school groups, and entertainers to share the holiday with us!

We have many special events planned right here in our cozy community, as well as weekly scenic drives to see “Lights In the Parkway.”

Families are welcome to join us for special holiday meals (or anytime). Just say the word, and we’ll be sure to have enough delicious treats for everyone. Dining at DevonHouse is truly something special!

All of us at DevonHouse Senior Living wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
Happy holidays!

Our Christmas meal features a traditional Christmas ham with all the fixings, plus a decadent cheesecake for dessert. The Christmas meal will be served at lunch on Christmas Day, and families and friends are welcome to attend.

Please let us know if you and your family will be joining us (or if you’ll be leaving for the day) so that we have plenty for everyone.

The new year is just around the corner, and on New Year’s Day, we’ll have a pork and sauerkraut meal served at lunch. It is said if you eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day, you will have good luck for the entire year!

The annual pie sale is in full swing through January 1st. Please stop by the front desk to order your pie.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
The holiday season is here! December kicks off with our yearly visit from the elf on the shelf. This year he brought along some new friends, so be sure to check out their hijinks outside of the dining room each day.

Nothing says holidays quite like your favorite holiday sweater! Every Friday in December is Festive Sweater Friday. We look forward to seeing residents, staff, and friends in their holiday best. (Or worst!)

The annual scenic drives to see Lights In The Parkway will be on Wednesday evenings throughout December. Please, only one visit per person so that everyone can enjoy this event.

Finally, we all wish Francis Larash a happy 100th birthday on December 9th.

There are so many fun activities and special visitors this month to get you in the spirit. Please come out and join the festivities!

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | November 2016 News & Events

From the Desk of the Executive Director, Rodney Jackson

Allentown Senior Living Executive Director
“Over the river and through the woods
Trot fast my dapple gray.
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day, hey!
Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother’s face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.”
– English folksong

November is truly a month to be thankful! We have a lot to be thankful for at DevonHouse: our community of residents, their families, and our devoted staff, just to name a few!

As you make plans for the holiday season, please be sure to tell us if you’ll be leaving DevonHouse for family outings. That way, we’ll be able to have your medications and anything else you need ready for you when you leave.

And remember, families and friends are always welcome to join us on holidays for our wonderful feasts! Please let us know if you’ll be joining us for our Thanksgiving feast so that we can plan to have enough for everyone!

– Rod Jackson, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
November means two things for us: Thanksgiving and PIE! On Thanksgiving Day, we will offer our traditional Thanksgiving feast, with turkey, all the fixings, and pumpkin pie during the lunchtime meal.

Speaking of pie, our annual pie sale starts this month. We offer a variety of pies that you can order for the holidays and pick up baked, boxed, and ready to go! The menu and pricing will be posted soon. The pie sale runs until New Year’s Day and is open to everyone: residents, family members, staff, and friends of DevonHouse. Orders are taken at the front desk.

As you make your holiday plans this year, please note that we do not take reservations for the private dining room on major holidays.

Please let us know soon if you will be leaving DevonHouse on Thanksgiving Day OR if your family will be joining you for the meal. We want to be sure to have plenty of food and space for everyone who joins us!

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
We’re showing our thanks all throughout November. On Veterans Day, we thank our veterans for their service. We will be participating in the “green light a vet” movement by shining a green light in their honor.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we show our gratitude by giving to those in need. We invite your to “bake a difference” at our bake sale benefiting “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer” on November 28th. This national organization raises funds to help promote pediatric cancer research. Please stop in for some delicious cookies! Every dollar we raise will be matched.

And finally, our Football Sundays have officially kicked off! Join us every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the living room to watch the game on the big screen and enjoy snacks with us.

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.

DevonHouse Senior Living | October 2016 News & Events

From the Desk of the Executive Director, Rodney Jackson

Allentown Senior Living Executive DirectorOctober’s Party
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band. 
― George Cooper

Autumn is in the air!

Come and join the parties at DevonHouse this month! We have exciting events planned, including our annual Oktoberfest and Halloween celebrations.

We are also planning some new services for the convenience of our residents! We will have a mobile service available here to provide hearing, vision, and dental care right on site. And, flu shots are available at DevonHouse, too. Please see any of our care staff for details.

– Rod Jackson, Executive Director

 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage Manager
Our theme this month is “Oktoberfest.” Our theme meal will feature various delicious German dishes and a German dessert, plus, music and decorations to make it extra festive!

Thank you to everyone joined us on the patio for our picnics over the summer. We’ll be back out there with the grill starting next Memorial Day.

Our famous pie sale starts soon! Stay tuned for more information. As always, we’ll be starting in November and running through New Year’s Day.

Seasonal changes to the menu are coming soon, so please feel free to come talk to me if you have suggestions.

As always, Bakers Club will meet later in the month. Please let Melissa or me know if you have a recipe you would like to share.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities Director
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual family picnic in August and our annual volunteer picnic in September. Both events were huge successes because of you.

We have great events coming up in October! We’re partnering with The Emmaus Public Library for “Book Talk,” a live books-on-tape. A librarian will join us monthly to recite a short story for all to enjoy. (The library also brings us a mobile book lending service. If you’ve not enjoyed this yet, please see me for details!)

On Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00, FOX rehabilitation offers morning exercise. This hour long exercise is lead by exercise physiologist, Cameron, and is tailored to challenge you and increase your overall health and well being.

Our annual trick-or-treat night is Friday, October 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in our living room. Neighborhood children, as well as children and grandchildren of residents and coworkers are invited to join in on the festivities. We provide candy, but we always appreciate extras!

-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities

P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page.