Posted on November 15th, 2016 by The Avalon


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’


Fresh apple cider donuts


That looks delicious!


Mmmmm, yummy!


Betty & Ramona, our good apples


The Gang


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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A Halloween “table” costume




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Halloween Bingo



We got to paint our own pumpkins




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!


Lookin’ good!


Dancin’ Queens!



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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.




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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Posted on May 16th, 2016 by The Avalon

On  Thursday, April 28th, some of the residents enjoyed a trip to the Bardavon to see the Frank Sinatra show.

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Thanks, Graydon, for putting together our new benches!  We now have a nice place to sit and enjoy the coming warm weather!


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On May 4th, we proudly raised our new American flag at The Avalon, after which we recited The Pledge of Allegiance.

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Posted on April 12th, 2016 by The Avalon


In March, some of us enjoyed a trip to the Oriental Buffet

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Sock it To Me!!

In March, we had fun making sock bags.  The socks were first decorated (painted with fun cartoon characters), filled with rice, then sewn.  The socks can be microwaved for a few seconds and then used for warmth therapy.


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Anyone need a sock?                      even our pres participates!



A few of us went to see “Batman vs. Superman” on April 12th.  We had a great time.




Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by The Avalon



“Dress Down Fridays”

On Fridays, the staff at the Avalon participate in “Dress Down for Charity” day.  Every two months,  a charity is chosen and the staff gets to wear casual clothing on Fridays for a $1.00 donation to the charity each Friday.  February and March’s charity is the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, which provides various services and valuable information for seniors and their families throughout Dutchess County.


Group Computer Class

Two times per month, one of our activities staff, Romona, is offering group computer classes to any residents who are interested.  Check the monthly calendar for dates.  The class will take place in the First Floor Den.



On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, the residents at the Avalon enjoyed a visit from Darryl, The Balloon Man.  Each resident was delighted to receive a special balloon creation…

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We would like to announce the re-decorating of our Spa-Room.  We have turned it into a very peaceful and calming place to relax.

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March Birthday Bash with Bill & Rico

The residents all enjoyed birthday cake while listening to the music provided by Bill & Rico


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In other announcements: 

A big Thank You to Mary Jane’s sister for bringing all the Avalon residents winter hats.  Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated!






The residents at the Avalon elected a new resident council president, Billy S., and vice president, George M.  Congratulations gentlemen!


Our new vice president George M. and president Billy S.

Our new vice president George M. and president Billy S.



On Thursday, March 17th, the residents enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with music, Irish step dancers and a corned beef and cabbage lunch.  Here are some of the desserts!