From The Desk Of The Executive Director

april senior living newsletter imageWow! We are all looking forward to spring arriving in full force, after a winter that didn’t seem like it would end! Bulbs that started to pop out of the earth before all of those March nor’easters will soon provide the first delicate flowers. Glorious spring days are ahead, and the sunshine warms the earth and my soul.

This truly is the time of renewal and optimism. I have always noticed my step is much lighter with the excitement of nature’s rebirth.

The birds are preening themselves in the sunlight, much to the delight of our resident birdwatchers. All of the bird feeders are becoming more active with a variety of takers enjoying their good fortune.

The longer days allow me to spend more time with my horses in nature, too. Shortly, I’ll be adding a new rescue to my pasture, a twenty-year-old mare named Cora. I hope that she enjoys her good fortune, too. She certainly will give my two guys a run for their money in the pasture as they revel in the spring grass.

Back here at DevonHouse, we’re all pleased about making use of the new portico, where residents and gusts can sit and chat while enjoying the sunshine.

Enjoy the days of spring, everyone!

Renee Ackerman


News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage ManagerThis month, we’re celebrating Easter and the arrival of spring. The Easter meal will be served during the lunch hours on April 1st and feature a traditional Easter ham. If you are going out for the holiday please let us know so we can plan accordingly.

On April 19th we will be celebrating the arrival of spring with a “Think Spring” theme meal. Join us for a menu bursting with delicious spring favorites and a luscious lemon meringue pie for dessert.

In April you’ll start to see our spring and summer seasonal menu changes, too. Enjoy!

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager


News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities DirectorReady to warm up? Think spring! Even though the weather was wintry in March, we kicked off spring in grand style: a great Friends & Family brunch, and a fun Easter Egg Hunt with the kids from Western Salisbury Elementary School. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us and made our unofficial start of spring such a success!

The calendar is full of live music this month, including a visit from the always entertaining Macungie Minstrelaires on April 9th, and our favorite Elvis impersonator! Be sure to check your calendars for all of our fun spring activities, including our “Think Spring” theme meal on April 19th.

-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.