Sharp Seniors, Smart Living
Join us for our next program in this informative series. These events are free and open to the public with your RSVP.
DevonHouse Home Tour: Deck the Halls
Tuesday, December 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Journey through the decked-out halls of DevonHouse and meet residents and the team. Enjoy music, holiday sweets, and make an ornament to take home!
Stay sharp, stay smart! RSVP by December 7th to 610-967-1100 x115.
From The Desk Of The Executive Director
Winter gave us an early preview with a big snow before Thanksgiving! Now, we’re moving onto the holidays with one storm already behind us.
As the weather chills and the snowflakes start to fly, I am reminded of the warmth of this season: gathering with our loved ones as we celebrate at so many happy events throughout the holidays.
Here at DevonHouse, we are busy making crafts — like reindeer ornaments! — and decorating our home with keepsakes. I love seeing the sentimental holiday decorations brought in by families, and the wreaths and Christmas trees shining through the windows.
I look forward to all the families and friends visiting us during this wonderful season, and on behalf of all of us here at DevonHouse I wish you happy and bright holidays.
News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen
It’s time for festive holiday meals! We’re celebrating Christmas Day with a traditional Christmas ham along with all the fixings, plus a delicious cheesecake for dessert. The meal will be served at the lunch hour, and the lighter meal for the day will be at dinner.
If you plan to go out for the holiday, please do let our front office know ahead of time so that we can plan for the meal.
The pie sale runs through New Years Day, so be sure to order your pies! Please see anyone from the Food and Beverage department to order, so we can have your pie baked, boxed, and ready to go.
Bakers Club will be making traditional roll out cookies this month, so please join us!
-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager
News from Activities
Happy holidays! The December calendar is full of DevonHouse traditions, plus some new holiday fun!
Every Friday this month is “Festive Sweater Friday.” Wear your holiday best!
Our yearly Lights In The Parkway trips are on Wednesdays, December 5th and 12th; Thursdays, December 6th and 13th; and Monday, December 17th. All trips leave at 6:15 pm.
Please sign up ahead of time, as this is a popular activity! We have spaces for four residents on each trip. Please, only one trip per person so that more people can participate in this Allentown holiday tradition.
Holiday baking is every Sunday in December at 11:00 am. Then, we’ll share our baked goods on Monday and Wednesday evenings when residents return from the Lights In the Parkway trip.
Finally, a quick peek ahead to next year: we’ll be heading to the DaVinci Science Center one Sunday per month for “Senior Mondays” in January through April. Sign up soon!
-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.