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.