From The Desk Of The Executive Director

image of forsythiaBlue skies, the smell of blossoming flowers, the warm weather… like many of you I am longing for the spring season! As I look out the window and see the snow covered roads and lawn, it is hard to believe that warm weather is just around the corner. The groundhog saw his shadow and predicts the early coming of Spring — I am holding him to it!

Here at DevonHouse we are gearing up for the change in seasons. You’ll start seeing spring colors around this month, starting with some green St. Patrick’s Day flair at our Friends & Family Brunch.

One of our favorite spring events is our annual Easter egg hunt with the kids from Western Salisbury Elementary School, which is on April 2nd this year. Everyone has so much fun seeing all of the kids here!

As you plan your spring holidays, be sure to mark your calendars for April 14th, when the Easter bunny will be stopping by DevonHouse for photos! These photos always bring lots of laughs and smiles, so be sure to join us!

Vivian Stephan

News from Chef Jim’s Kitchen

Allentown Senior Living Food and Beverage ManagerMarch is busy month in the dining room!

We’re kicking off Lent with traditional fastnachts made by the Trexlertown Fire Company.
Then, our Friends & Family Brunch on March 17th has a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Please make your reservations early! Guests will be seated at 1:00 pm first, then at noon if the first seating fills. We can accommodate up to eight guests per resident. The menu will be a mix of breakfast and lunch items with a St Patrick’s Day twist.

Our theme meal this month is Pennsylvania Dutch. Dinner on March 21st will feature traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dishes.

Finally, thanks to a special resident for all of the recipes she has offered for Bakers Club! This month we’re featuring her chocolate chip pound cake recipe.

-Jim Nimas, Food and Beverage Manager

News from Activities

Allentown Senior Living Activities DirectorLet’s hope the groundhog was correct and we have an early spring!

Spring colors come to DevonHouse on March 7th with a painting event. Join us at 1:30, and be sure to sign up early! This event is limited to eight people, so you’ll get plenty of individual of attention as you work on your own canvas.

The annual O’Grady Quinlan Irish dance performance is on Tuesday, March 12th, at 6:30 pm. This show is always a crowd pleaser, so be sure to come out early to get a seat. And, we’re continuing the Irish theme with our Friends & Family Brunch on St. Patrick’s Day. Join us!

Finally, remember that daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10th. It’s time to spring ahead!

-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.