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Thanksgiving Celebrations

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Properties from the HK family enjoyed a variety of Thanksgiving celebrations as the holiday season kicks off!

 

Over 50 people attended a Turkey Luncheon hosted by the staff at Barnum House Apartments (Bridgeport, CT). The food was donated by the local restaurant, Miss Thelma's, who also rents commercial space at the property. All the residents left the event with full bellies and happy hearts.


 

The Apartments at Coolidge School (Watertown, MA) Thanksgiving Dinner took place on Thursday evening, 11/16/2017. They had a great turnout with delicious food and the residents enjoyed a live band, through the TAP Program, as entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 


Fall Foliage Photo Contest!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Fall Photo Contest! Properties from all over the HallKeen Portfolio sent in pictures of the foliage in all it's glory at their properties. See out participant photos below!

 

Fulton Mills, Fulton NY

Flats at 44 (The Box District), Chelsea MA


Power Town Apartments, Turners Falls MA

Brayton Hill, North Adams MA

Highlands on the East Side, Providence RI

Kimberly Place, Danbury MA

Ten05 West Trade, Charlotte NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Halloween at HallKeen

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

We are so happy that everyone celebrated a happy and safe Halloween this week! Here's some of our favorite shots from around our HK properties. Check back here for more updates as they come in!

The leasing team at Courts of Camp Springs in Camp Springs, MD brings some fun to the office! 

 

Over the weekend residents at the Brook Apartments in Utica, NY put on a Pot Luck Dinner party with music entertainment and a few fun residents dressed up to get in the spirit!

Brayton Hill in North Adams, MA held a children's Halloween event last Friday featuring treats and pumpkin painting! Super cute!

 

The Highlands on the East Side (Assisted Living) in Providence, RI threw their 4th annual Halloween Party and it was widely attended by residents and grandchildren! 

 


"Family is Forever" at Corcoran House

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The theme for this year's National Assisted Living Week (Sept. 10th - 16th) was "Family is Forever", so our team at Corcoran House in Clinton, MA took that theme and ran with it!

 

They hosted a big staff & resident game of Family Feud one day, residents made their own family tree another day and they also got everyone together to take one big Corcoran House family picture!


 

In addition, the team also hosted the Alzheimer's Association for a program called Effective Communication Strategies that was open to the public as well as residents' families. This explored communication changes due to dementia and the skills needed to successfully connect and communicate throughout the disease process. 


 

Corcoran House residents have been doing a lot of fall related activities recently, one of them being to build a scarecrow.


 

And of course, last but not least Corcoran House  hosted service dogs in training! The residents loved having these well behaved puppies visit them!

Thanks to the great team at Corcoran House for hosting so many amazing events for their residents and sharing photos!

 


 


Employee and Resident Appreciation at HK Communities

Monday, October 16, 2017

Assisted Living Week at The Highlands!

To celebrate Assisted Living Week the team at the Highlands on the East Side in Providence, RI had many fun activities and events to celebrate their residents and staff. Without a doubt, the most popular event was the employee car wash plus Palagi Ice Cream for everyone!! The Highlands Managers washed the employee cars as a thank you to their wonderful staff for all they do! That’s what we call employee appreciation :)

Coolidge School Apartments Resident Appreciation BBQ

 

Coolidge School Apartments, a senior community in Watertown, MA, held their annual Resident Appreciation BBQ on September 27th featuring a band and food cooked by their staff! Great job Coolidge School team!

 

Thank you to all of our properties for keeping up your amazing work with resident and staff appreciation!

 



Celebrating Grandparent's Day at Brigham House

Friday, October 06, 2017

  

Brigham House in Watertown, MA held a fabulous Grandparents Day Celebration with the Watertown Family Network.

BH resident, George MacIver was presented with an award as "Best Volunteer Reader". George reads every week at the "Baby Buddy Program", held at BH in partnership with the Watertown Family Network. George reads every Friday, no matter how big or small the crowd and has become a beloved part of the program. At the party, children handed out tea pouches, heresy kisses and poems to BH residents. The bash ended with a raffle and hugs for everyone!


Resident Appreciation Events at HK!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

   

General Shepard Apartments in Westfield, MA held their annual Resident Appreciation Picnic with Richard Mayer’s Country Band to give the 90 residents in attendance a lively show on a beautiful day!

  

Village Green in Barnstable, MA threw a Resident appreciation BBQ featuring face painting, balloon art, kid’s karaoke, bouncy castles and more! Over 70 residents enjoyed the festivities and delicious food. Great job!



Susan Bailis Pie Baking Extravaganza

Monday, August 28, 2017

Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston, MA held their annual pie baking contest and, as usual, the event was a great success!


Judges for the event were Danielson Tavares, Diversity Chief for the Mayor of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh, Community Relations Officer Bernadette McCarthy and their resident judge, John Spofford (all judges pictured above). All pies had to be made from scratch and the Susan Bailis staff made 13 of them.


The honor of best pie baker at Susan Bailis went to Executive Director, Mariann Zenitz Jones for her delicious Key Lime Pie! Check out Mariann and Mayor Marty Walsh below!

 


 

 


Total Solar Eclipse Tips

Friday, August 18, 2017


 

This coming Monday, August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible in majority of North America in 38 years and everyone is abuzz about it! This event is a once in a lifetime experience, and a great opportunity to organize a casual event with your residents! Have some eclipse glasses available, put "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on loop and stand outside when the eclipse will be visible in your location!

A reminder of some safety tips, straight from NASA:

 

"NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.

Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:

Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard

Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product

Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses

Not use homemade filters

Ordinary sunglasses -- even very dark ones -- should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed Sun is with a pinhole projector. With this method, sunlight streams through a small hole – such as a pencil hole in a piece of paper, or even the space between your fingers – onto a makeshift screen, such as a piece of paper or the ground. It’s important to only watch the screen, not the Sun. Never look at the Sun through the pinhole -- it is not safe."

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And don't forget about your fur babies! Don't let your animals outside during the eclipse time frame on Monday unless you can strap some protective eye wear to them, because they could incur eye damage as well.

 

 

Have fun & be safe everyone!

 


Summerfield Townhouses Summer Bash 2017!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The stellar team at Summerfield Townhouses threw their annual summer bash for residents yesterday and had over 300 attendees throughout the day!

The event featured local food trucks, a DJ and amazing raffles including a 43" TV. For the kids attending they provided face painting, a video game truck and bouncy castles. Such an amazing party, thanks to the Summerfield team! Photos courtesy of CT Regional Manager, Heather.