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

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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.



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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


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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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!


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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!