September Fun!

Posted on September 12th, 2018 by The Avalon

We had such a great time on Sunday, Sept. 16th when we celebrated Friends & Family Day!  We enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook, Toshina D. and her staff.  We were stuffed to the gills, but still had room for dessert and the delicious ice cream sundaes that our Director of Life Enrichment, Melissa and staff prepared for us.  Thanks for your hard work and for making this day such a great success!  We also got to ogle some beautiful classic cars  and take pictures next to them (and in them!).  To burn off all the delicious food, we were dancing to tunes played for us by Bosco, and Bryan Lamars

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Posted on August 24th, 2018 by The Avalon

Well, the summer may be winding down, but we sure aren’t!!  This past week alone saw us picking apples at Minard Orchard in Clintondale, NY, and then we hit the rails of the Catskill Mountain Railroad…have a look!

First, our lovely day at Minard, where we ate delicious pizza, apple-cider donuts, picked apples and enjoyed a hay-ride.

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Here we are riding the rails of the Catskill Mountain Railroad in Kingston, NY, another gorgeous day!

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News and Updates

Posted on July 26th, 2018 by The Avalon

We would like to welcome the following people to our community: Concetta M., Gladys G., Florency L., Ramona M., Larry C., Robert P., Joseph D., Robert L. and Elizabeth D.


The staff and residents want to send all of our get well wishes to our beloved Maria (“The Sarge”). Maria, we miss you very much and hope you return to The Avalon very soon! The Avalon is not the same without you!!

We are also wishing a speedy recovery to Katherine P.!  Katherine, we miss your sweet, quiet demeanor.  We wish we had ten like you!  Get well soon!


On Friday, July 20th, we had an art show and each of us got to choose a favorite painting to take back to our rooms.  Here we are with some of our “scores”, which will brighten all of our rooms!

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On Tuesday, July 31st, we were lucky enough to attend a Hudson Valley Renegades game.  Our team lost, but we had a fantastic time in the skybox!  Here we are enjoying the game and the company of the Renegades’ mascot, Rascal.

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On Friday, August 3rd, we had a birthday celebration for the August birthdays.  Stephanie Romm was our lovely entertainer, and we had a ball!  Here we are with some of our gifts.

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On Monday, July 30th, we had the pleasure of a visit from The Little Brays of Sunshine, who are therapy donkeys.  We always love to see them and interact with them, as you can see here

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News and Updates

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by The Avalon

We would like to welcome the following new members of our community: Albert A., Joan B., Marjorie A., Robert M., Consuelo N. and Hannah R.

St. Patrick’s Day was filled with much celebration! We enjoyed having our cake (and eating it too!)

St. Patty's Day 2018

We also enjoyed the Irish Dancers! Irish Dancers 3 St. Patrick's Day 2018
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Thank you to the Broesler School of Irish Dance!


Posted on March 14th, 2018 by The Avalon



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March News

Posted on March 12th, 2018 by The Avalon

A Big Welcome To:  William S., Gary K., Barbara S., Jimmy C., and Brian D.

Get well wishes to: Pat B. and Milton B.  We are wishing you a speedy recovery!


Calendar Highlights

Friday March 2nd – March Birthday Party

Tuesday March 6th – sing along w/Bob Martinson

Thursday March 8th  – Shopping trip to Walmart

Tuesday March 13 – Lucky House performance

Wednesday March 14th – Happy Hour with Bill & Rico

Friday March 16th – small group outing to Ihop & Mummenschanz

Saturday March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day party

Tuesday March 20th – small group outing to Oriental Buffet

Wednesday, March 28th – Banana Split Ice Cream Party



We had another visit from our furry friends.  We are always happy to see them!  As you can see, we all took turns cuddling with them.

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January News

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by The Avalon

Happy New Year!! Welcome 2018!!


We want to extend a big welcome to our new friends Joyce T. and James G.


Just before the holidays, we had visit from Saint Nick.  He gave everyone a gift, but more than that, he gave everyone joy and laughter by his jolly presence.  Thank you St. Nick for the greatest gift, of all – your kind, and joyful presence, making us feel like kids again and to experience the happiness and beauty of this time of year!

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We celebrated the Eight Days of Hanukkah by lighting the Menorah.  We also played the Dreidel Game, and enjoyed some “gelt” – the traditional (and delicious!) chocolate coins.

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November/December News

Posted on November 28th, 2017 by The Avalon


For anyone who is interested, The Avalon is a drop-off site for Toys for Tots.  The box is located at the front of the building near the office if anyone is interested in donating an unopened, new toy for needy children.


Welcome to our new friends:  Nannie K., Evelyn M., Norma L., Patrick G., Charles P.,




We want to send good thoughts and get well wishes to:  Patricia H., Maria S., Margaret F., George M.  Get well soon, we miss you!!




We celebrated Halloween in style!  Everyone tried to out do each other for best costume…

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Paint Class

We had a very relaxing time at paint class.  The subject matter was very patriotic!

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Our furry friends paid us a visit today!  How cute they are and what joy they bring us!!

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October 2017 News

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by The Avalon


Welcome to the new additions to The Avalon Family:  Philip C., Nancy L.


Get Well Wishes to:  Madge L., and Anna S., and Patricia C.  Hope to see you back home soon!


On Sunday, September 17th, we celebrated Friends and Family Day.  The weather was gorgeous and it was a big success!  Uncle Bob Martinson and his band performed lots of great music and got us up on the dance floor.  The food was awesome too!  A big thank you to all who attended and helped make it such a success!

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On Friday, October 6th, we celebrated the October birthdays

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On Wednesday, October 4th, we got together in sadness and remembrance of our friends that we lost recently, Patricia M., Ann Marie M., and Gerard D.  We will miss you greatly.


“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”

—James O’Barr


Posted on May 10th, 2017 by The Avalon


When the weather warms up, we get to spend time out doors enjoying delicious picnic foods with our friends, courtesy of the Office of the Aging

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We were happy to see the Little Brays of Sunshine back to visit us recently.  Here we are enjoying their company:

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In late May, we enjoyed an outing to IHOP  …

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and  to Perkins…

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We were also treated to 10 minute massages

massage therapy

as well as manicures!




Here we are enjoying music for our June Birthday Party

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Congratulations to The Avalon’s Rising Star, Angelita.  She was nominated by our community for being an outstanding employee at  The Avalon.  She received the award through ESAAL, Empire State Association of Assisted Living.  Thanks, Angelita, for the great work you do!

Our Rising Star winner, Angelita.

Our Rising Star winner, Angelita, holding her Star Award


April found us in Rhinecliff watching a lovely performance by the Bard Orchestra.  The performance was sublime!


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In April we honored the country of the month, South Africa, by enjoying their unique and delicious cuisine  prepared by Grand Master Chef.



so delicious!


On March 23rd, we honored our volunteers during our Volunteer Appreciation Night.  Each of them received a Certificate of Appreciation.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who are so generous with their time!

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In April, we also enjoyed a relaxing painting class.  Behold our creations!

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Here we are enjoying Happy Hour with Joe Mazz performing all our favorite hits from the Sixties and Seventies


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