New at DevonHouse:
Sharp Seniors, Smart Living

Join us for our next program in this informative series, “Memory Talk.” This event is free and open to the public with your RSVP.

Learn how to improve your memory and keep your mind sharp. Explore key factors responsible for cognitive decline and strategies you and your loved ones can implement right now to stay sharp.

Join us on Tuesday, 8/14, at 2:00 pm. to learn more.

Stay sharp, stay smart! RSVP to 610-967-1100 x115.
 

From The Desk Of The Executive Director

image of boardwalk It’s the peak of summer and my garden is exploding with an abundance of tomatoes and zucchinis! I am spending my weekends canning jars and jars of tomatoes for use on the cold winter days. Breaded zucchini appears quite often on my family’s dinner menu, and they will be delighted when I find another recipe!

How quickly this summer is passing! Soon the school buses will roll, and like the kids facing the new school year, I have mixed emotions about the end of the summer.

Summer was always a special time for my family to enjoy the “seashore.” Whether it’s Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood, or any of the local shore points, enjoying the beach and “walking the boards” are always exciting. The aroma of pizza, fudge, and saltwater taffy fill the air as you stroll the boardwalk.

Those summer road trips are easier now than ever with the GPS at you fingertips. The navigation may have changed, but those trips to the seashore, family reunions, and barbecue “get-togethers” are still the best way to reacquaint with family members you haven’t seen all year. Kids grow up to have families of their own, and the older generation is there to reaffirm the ideals that have given substance during their lifetimes. Their stories, passed down from generation to generation, provide us with knowledge that textbooks could never duplicate.

For the many years that I have worked in communities like DevonHouse, I have been very fortunate to learn valuable lessons and living history from many of our residents. I marvel at the insight and the wisdom that I gleaned through each and every resident who has personally touched my life.

Savor with zest the remainder of the summer of 2018!

Renee Ackerman
 

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage ManagerOur Friends and Family Luau Picnic is on August 25th (rain or shine) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Everyone is invited and I encourage everyone to attend!

We are transforming the parking lot into a huge party with tents, entertainment, and tons of food. We’re grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, and will offer pork BBQ along with Hawaiian inspired side dishes. We’ll also have a snow cone machine and ice cream cart serving up dessert!

Please RSVP to the front office by August 16th so we can be sure to have enough great food for everyone. There is no limit to guests for this event!

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

 
 

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities DirectorOur annual Friends & Family Luau Picnic is right around the corner! Join us on Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm outside in the rear parking lot. Bring family and friends! As in past years, this event is lots of fun.

Entertainment this year is from noon to 1:00 pm, featuring Bill Clinton and the Keystone troubadours. (No, not that Bill Clinton!) Enjoy their country music stylings. Their show is sure to be a hit!

Finally, on Friday, August 31st, be sure to wish Jack Baker a happy 102nd birthday!

-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.