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Maintenance Mania 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

 

On Thursday November 8th, we went to the Lantana in Randolph, to cheer on some of our HallKeen Hero’s in this year’s Maintenance Mania event.


 

 

Maintenance Mania is a national program where NAA affiliated maintenance technicians compete against each other in several skill-based table games based on common maintenance activities and ends with a race car competition.

 


 

 

Participants build their race cars prior to the event, aiming to have the fastest and most creative car built out of maintenance supplies.


 

 

All games are timed to determine the fastest competitor in each game and overall. It was really cool to watch and a fun event enjoyed by all!

 


HallKeen Halloween Festivities

Monday, November 05, 2018

 

We had so many Halloween photos submissions from our properties this year, that it was hard to choose which party to blog about! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves this Halloween dressing up in costume, enjoying tasty treats, and getting involved in their communities’ events. Here are some photos from Ames Privilege, Bayview, Woods at Wareham, and Courts of Camp Springs! We even have a photo of two of our friends from compliance Daria Pajak, and Tova Rea decked out in their Halloween Gear.                                           

           

Thank you all for your submissions! We look forward to seeing what else you have planned for the rest of the holiday season and to ring in the new year!


Halloween Happening at Brigham House!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 

In the spirit of Halloween, last Friday the Brigham House held their Annual Halloween Happening!

 

This event, once again brought together generations to celebrate the traditions of the fall.


 

 

Families of preschoolers joined with the residents of Brigham House Assisted Living Community dressed in their costumes, to sing and dance to the music of the popular children's band, Debbie and Friends.

 

 

After the concert children could make a craft and Trick or Treat with the residents.

 


We Love seeing our resident's and their families enjoying themselves during Holiday events, and we hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!

 


 

 

 


Heywood Wakefield Commons’ first annual Variety Show

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Heywood Wakefield Commons’ held their first annual Variety Show on Thursday, October 18th. Residents, volunteers, family members, and staff shared their talents, performing lip syncs, choreographed dance numbers, stand-up comedy and singing original and old-time favorite songs. A great time was had by all, participants and audience members alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 


FALL PHOTO CONTEST!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

🚨 ATTENTION HALLKEEN PROPERTIES 🚨

The Marketing Department is hosting a Fall Photo Contest

The rules are as follows:

  • Post a photo of the beautiful fall foliage at your property to ANY social media platform
  • Tag HallKeen so we can see it and re-post it! 
  • Use the hashtag #FALLATHALLKEEN
  • If your property does not have social media platforms, please email your photo to ebrady@hallkeen.com with the subject FALL PHOTO CONTEST

The winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Contest deadline is Wednesday, October 31st

Happy photographing!!


Halloween Prep at Heywood Wakefield Commons

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October is “spooktacularly” busy at Heywood Wakefield Commons with preparations in full swing for their 7th annual Holiday Bazaar, 1st annual Variety Show and, of course, Halloween festivities. These residents recently decorated bags that will be filled with candy that the residents will hand out to trick-or-treaters from a local private school. The annual trick-or-treat visit from the kindergarten and pre-k classes at the Holy Family school here in Gardner, MA is a favorite resident event.

 

 


 

 

 

 


Fenway Block Party!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

 

Fenway held a resident appreciation block party with the Fenway CDC.


 

 

 

 

 

There was pumpkin painting, pizza, and all sorts of fun activities and food for the residents.

 

 


 

 

 

We love seeing our residents and staff getting out into the community, getting to know one another, and enjoying themselves!

 

 

 


"Guess Who" game at Brigham House

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The residents at Brigham House enjoyed reminiscing with their peers over old photographs of themselves and each other by playing a “Guess Who” game to figure out who was who!


Each person was given a piece of paper with a list of all the residents on the board. They had to fill in the correct person with their corresponding number. After everyone was done with their paper, they were collected and we went through the photos as a group.

 

Thelma Carter had always felt her sister was “the beautiful one” in the family. Although after reflecting back on her photo, and seeing it for the first time in decades she saw how stunning she was, too. She was very bashful receiving so many compliments from her peers. Her daughter also mentioned the photographer who took the photo tried to romantically pursue Thelma, which caused a giggle.


 

Elbis Andonian’s photo was taken of her in her classroom; she still identifies as a teacher so it was interesting for her fellow residents to see her in her element. She spoke about how the rowdy teenagers she taught made her "tough" and that she used to play pranks on her students.


 

 

Dominick D'Agostino is a proud veteran; he wears his Army hat and pin every day. He shared his stories of being a paratrooper. The ladies were swooning over him!


 

Everyone had such a wonderful time reflecting on old memories, and a bag of goodies was given to the person who matched the most people.


Brook Hill Village Grand Opening

Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Our newest property Brook Hill Village had its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last Thursday, and what a great outcome we had. With over 40 attendees and wonderful speeches from Representative Tami Zawistowski, Commissioner Klein, from the CT Department Of Housing, CHFA Executive Director Karl Kilduff, Suffield's Town Manager Melissa Mack, and Robin M. Gallagher, from Webster Bank --- it was truly wonderful!

Brook Hill Village is Suffield’s first ever affordable housing community and what a tremendous accomplishment to be celebrated! Everyone involved worked tirelessly on this project and we were so honored to be a part of the success.

Guests enjoyed Chicken Broccoli ziti, salad, finger sandwiches, and cookies.

It was so nice to see so many fellows HallKeener’s, and our friends at Dakota there to celebrate this special event!We look forward to many more events like these. 

 


Brook Hill Village Grand Opening, Thursday September 13th 2018!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Our newest apartment community Brook Hill Village is scheduled to have its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tomorrow, Thursday September 13th.


 

 

The event begins at 11:00 a.m., with the ribbon cutting, property/model tours, and lunch to follow! We are very excited for the attendees to see the property and celebrate such a wonderful event. We will be posting photos from this special day in next week’s blog… Stay tuned!