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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!




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.


Woods are Wareham Working Towards Upgrades

Monday, January 30, 2017

Woods of Wareham has new plans for unused office space at the property! The Wareham Community Preservation Board has unanimously voted to approve four funding requests for special projects using the Community Preservation Act funds. Among these special projects is a request from Woods of Wareham for $50,000 to convert office space at 48 Swift’s Beach Rd into a handicapped-accessible living unit. Preference for the occupant will be given to homeless individuals and/or families, which the property’s RSC Lori Luzzo shared with wickedlocal.com. She also shared that HallKeen Management (owners and management company) will be investing nearly $60,000 in upgrade renovations to the affordable-housing community, including expanded office space and resident areas.

Other special projects that will be receiving funding include the Wareham Girls Softball League, the Wareham Land Trust, and the Wesley United Methodist Church. All requests will still need to be reviewed for recommended action by the board and Finance Committee.

 Check out the full story here:



Spreading Thanksgiving Cheer at Woods at Wareham

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

For the third year in a row Woods at Wareham has partnered with the Rochester Lions Club to donate food to our residents! Resident Services Coordinator Lori Luzzo headed up t he effort to transport the donated food and then distribute to residents with the help of the entire HK team at Woods.

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LETTER: In gratitude for summer work program

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A letter of gratitude written about Woods at Wareham (Wareham, MA) was featured in a local newspaper. Barbara Sullivan, a resident’s assistant, thanked Derek Sullivan (Wareham Town Administrator) for approving funds for a summer job program for young people.

To see the full article go to (http://bit.ly/2b47Sup)

Summerfield Townhomes hosts Summer Bash for Residents!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The team at Summerfield Townhomes, with the help of the new Community Relations Department, threw a Summer Bash for its residents on Tuesday, August 2nd and despite questionable weather the event was widely attended.  With a DJ providing music, residents were able to enjoy a face painting station, two food trucks, an ice cream truck, a bouncy castle as well as a Free Dental Screening station and information on the local YMCA!

7 Ways to Use Pokemon Go in your Apartment Community

Friday, July 22, 2016

1) Have a photo contest of residents who take pictures of Pokemon at the apartment community.

2) Happen to be a PokeStop as well? Make good use of it and advertise that fact like Campus Apartments in Philadelphia does! Along with your advertisements, hand out free waters and snacks to players who come by the apartment community. Make a sign that welcomes them and take pictures of the action as it happens!

3) Have a Pokemon Go pizza party.

4) Host a team game night for players.

5) Share Pokemon Go tips.

6) Waive the new resident application fee for Pokemon Go players.

7) Buy iTunes or Google play gift cards for new residents.

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HallKeen Announces Community Relations Department

Friday, June 10, 2016

HallKeen is proud to announce the debut of our newest department dedicated to focusing on the heart of the communities we serve; its residents. We know that to effectively manage we must reach people where they are- the Community Relations Department aims to do just that. By providing effective and supportive services delivered by knowledgeable and caring Service Coordination Staff we will bring the level of resident care in our communities to an all time high!

Hallkeen’s Resident Service Coordinators play a vital role as a part of the management team. The Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) is the key position for linking residents to supportive services to enhance the quality of life, while focusing on education, socialization and prevention through on-site programs to build a healthy community and strengthen connections between residents, management and local community resources. With the new community relations department in place, the RSC's will have added support and communities without an RSC will have more resources available to them.

Creating a Successful Community Garden

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A resident community garden is not just a great way to get residents socially interacting with each other, but to garden and grow food!

Here are a few benefits to having a Community Garden:

  • Give residents access to fresh, healthy food...
  • Reduce residents’ monthly food costs
  • Improve resident health
  • Create social activities for isolated seniors

To learn more about Creating a Successful Community Garden for Residents click below to get your complimentary download:

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