From The Desk Of The Executive Director
June is certainly a month to celebrate, complete with weddings, graduations and Father’s Day. It is the perfect month to spend time with your loved ones, taking in the beautiful warm days of early summer.
At DevonHouse, we invite you to enjoy the serenity of our location, with plenty of comfortable seating and shade on our back patio. It certainly renews the soul!
On Father’s Day, we salute the men who have guided us for a job well done! We all must nurture the special memories of our fathers, whether living or deceased, related by blood or by the heart.
The dad in your life may have been the one that taught you to ride a bike. He was the one that chased away bad dreams, coached the baseball team after he finished ten hours at work, and tutored you in math. He grilled steaks on the outside barbecue and waited up anxiously until you came home from a date. And it was Dad whose eyes brimmed with tears of pride when you introduced him to his first grandchild.
Thanks, Dads, for being there for us! Your role certainly should be celebrated more often than just on Father’s Day!
– Renee Ackerman, Executive Director
News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen
This month, we are celebrating Father’s Day with a Friends & Family Brunch on Sunday, June 18th. Enjoy hearty brunch favorites to celebrate all of the dads among us! Seatings are at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP at the front desk by June 11th!
Weekly patio lunches begin on June 17th. The lunches will be every Wednesday on the patio throughout summer, and will feature a grilled menu that is different from what is served inside. I encourage everyone to come out and get some fresh air and great food!
This month, there are tasty new additions to the Always Available menu, including kosher-style favorites like matzo-ball soup, and bagels and lox, plus new breakfast items: waffles, french toast, and omelets.
Bakers Club is later in the month we are always looking for recipes from residents or family members that we can feature.
-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager
News from Activities
Calling all staff and family members!
We’re seeking nominations for our quarterly “Dream Catchers” program. Nominate a resident to have their wish fulfilled – it’s a wonderful way to celebrate our connection to each other. Please see me for all nominations.
The warmer weather is finally here! Join our gardening group and watch our herb garden and tomatoes grow, or help with daily flower watering. Food from our garden will be used in future dishes prepared by the kitchen.
We will also be watching caterpillars transform into butterflies and releasing them at the end of June.
Don’t forget to come and meet “Silver,” our new resident cat. Please submit your name suggestions so we can conduct a vote.
Finally, we’re again hosting a “Cookies for Kids Cancer” bake sale on June 15th. Come on out to support the sale and be a good cookie!
-Melissa Bartynski, Director of Activities
P.S. You can see more about the activities our residents enjoy on our facebook page. Schedule highlights for the month are here.