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!)

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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!

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by The Avalon

JOIN US HERE AT THE AVALON ON MONDAY APRIL 23RD, 2018 FROM 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM TO HONOR ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  RSVP BY 4/05/18

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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!!

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

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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

TOYS FOR TOTS 2017:  

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.

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

 

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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!!

 

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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.

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

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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.

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“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

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as well as manicures!

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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!

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Our Rising Star winner, Angelita, holding her Star Award

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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.

 

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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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Posted on November 15th, 2016 by The Avalon

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On a glorious fall day in October we enjoyed a visit to Minard’s Family Farm in Clintondale, NY.  We picked apples and went on a hay ride.  Afterward we ate the most delicious pizza and freshly-made apple cider donuts for lunch.  We had such a great day!

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Billy & Maurice chillin’

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Fresh apple cider donuts

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That looks delicious!

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Mmmmm, yummy!

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Betty & Ramona, our good apples

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The Gang

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On Halloween, some of us went all out with our costumes.  We partied with Mad DJ Mike, who had us tearing up the dance floor.  Check us out!

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Mad DJ Mike showing his stuff

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A Halloween “table” costume

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Treats!

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BOO!

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Halloween Bingo

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We got to paint our own pumpkins

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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On October 17th, some of us attended the Senior Prom at Villa Borghese, sponsored by the Office of The Aging.  We had a delicious lunch, and, of course, we danced and danced!

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Lookin’ good!

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Dancin’ Queens!

 

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waiting for our “coach”

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Here we are at the November Birthday Party, having a blast, as always!  This month, we celebrated with Patty, Emily, Andrew, Ralph and Maria

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With Election Day upon us, we were able to cast our ballots, thanks to the Board of Elections staff.

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Two of our $5 bingo winners – congratulations Joyce and Debra!

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Posted on August 16th, 2016 by The Avalon

Some of our us enjoyed an outing to Hoopla’s Yogurt for delicious frozen treats on a hot day. Yum!

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In July, some of us went to the picnic held by the Dutchess County Office of the Aging on Robinson Lane in Wappingers Falls.  Bob Martinson, “Uncle Bob”, entertained us with great music.  We were fed a delicious picnic lunch.  Here we are having fun –

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We were lucky enough to get a visit from “The Little Brays of Sunshine”, an organization that rescues donkeys.  The donkeys go to various facilities for pet therapy.  We were so happy to have had them visit us.  We hope they come back  for some more “therapy”!

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Posted on June 27th, 2016 by The Avalon

 

The beautiful weather allows us to spend time outdoors.  Here we are enjoying Happy Hour outside

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On June 4th, some of us went to the Dutchess County Airport to walk around the Air and Car show.  We saw some vintage airplanes and automobiles.  We even got to sit inside some of them!

 

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Whew! Time for a little rest!

 

Here we are celebrating the June birthdays:

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Two of our residents, Anna and Andrew, were invited to the Villa Borghese for A Celebration of Aging luncheon given by the Dutchess County Office of the Aging, honoring Dutchess County centenarians, as well as couples that have been married for 70+ years.  Anna and Andrew have been happily married for 72 years!

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